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We're a friendly running club based in Surbiton, Surrey, UK. We welcome runners of all standards, fast or slow. Our regular club nights are Mondays and Wednesdays when we meet at Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club at 7pm. We also participate in a number of other races/activities including the Surrey Cross Country League and many local races. Our membership rates start at £15 a year and you can run with us a couple of times for free before you decide whether to join us. For more information, click on the "Joining Us / Club Info" menu at the top of this page. We look forward to running with you!
For information on our Valentines 10K Race held every February, click here.
For information on Race Timing Clock & Gantry Hire click here.
|Sun Sep 06|
|Mon Sep 07 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
RICHMOND PARK runs
|Wed Sep 09 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Sun Sep 13 @09:00 - 05:00PM|
|Mon Sep 14 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Wed Sep 16 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Mon Sep 21 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Wed Sep 23 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Sun Sep 27 @10:00 - |
GP5 Barns Green Half Marathon
|Mon Sep 28 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
A spreadsheet glitch on the night, no telephone, therefore no broadband, at home in the morning and confirmation on Friday that I had actually broken my leg on Tuesday, severely curtailed my ability to post the August Handicap Result on the website. I did, however, manage to get the up-to-date information onto the Club Notice Board for the Monday runners.
Of the 35 runners competing in the August Handicap, it was particularly pleasing to welcom back a number of members who hadn't participated for some time. Janneke Zoeteman last ran in Nov 2011, Alice Tozer (10/12), James Thurston (11/12), Jack Holland (09/14) and Ben Woods (11/14)
Howard Brinkworth had one of his better runs to finish 1st ahead of Alaistair McG.Williams and Peter Grecian. Times were generally more representative of peoples fitness compared with July's with eight achieving PBs.
With the nights drawing in now, (sunset 1946), you would be well advised to wear your high vis training tops on Wednesday. Pleased be prepared to help if you are not able to run. The August Race analysis is attached.
Next Wednesday’s speed session at the track will be a ‘straight’ 10x400m. The idea is to do a consistent, but fast, pace over each of the ten reps with a jog to recover in between each. This is core speed work to improve on, for example, your 5k and 10k times. Groups will run at different speeds to suit all standards.
Please arrive 7.15pm to do your initial warm up (eg two or three times jogging around the track), ready to start the formal warm-up promptly at 7.30pm. We meet at the Kingsmeadow track, Kingston Road. Entry is £3.40.
Let’s hope we get one of those balmy summer’s evenings of which we have not had so many this summer!
Current list of names of those who have contacted us about River Relays as follows. Please let us know if you have told us you want to take part and we have missed you from the list (bound to be a few people) or if you are on the list and can no longer take part.
With the first event scheduled for October, it’s that time of year where we need to start considering the cross-country fixtures. For any runners where 26.2 is your second claim club we need to ensure you are registered prior to the end of August, therefore please can I ask you to post <here> if you are keen to run one or more of the events.
Please be aware that expressing your interest now does not commit you to all fixtures, if you are keen to take part we would like to hear from you now but you can confirm availability closer to each fixture.
The fourth event in the club Grand Prix campaign took place yesterday, at the Wimbledon Dash 5k. The race also doubled as our club 5k Championship and we had a good turnout from our members again – with only Ranelagh Harriers having more runners in attendance than 26.2
Picture credit: Ellen Lambrix
It’s fair to say that despite the 9.30am start, it was an extremely hot day for racing and prior to the race most runners were sheltering in the pleasantly cool grandstand before making their way down to the track ready for the off. There were 252 runners in total and most of the local clubs were represented with only two unattached runners in the entire field.
For those who haven’t run this event before, the race starts with a single lap of the Wimbledon Park Athletics track before setting off out into Wimbledon itself. An early welcome sight was the always-glorious All England Tennis Club, looking resplendent in the summer sun. Slightly less welcome than that was a very steep hill at the 2k mark, which no doubt seemed to go on for age for the majority of competitors. As the saying goes though, what goes up must come down and down it did. The route wound its way back down towards the park, round the perimeter and past the junior parkrun event which was being held at the same time before the final 300m on the track and into the finish funnel.
I’d imagine most runners had drunk their full supply of water after their warm up so the ice cold cans of soft drink and barrels of water at the finish line were most welcome indeed. Almost as welcome as the ever delicious cakes that Ann Bath once again brought along - thanks Ann!
The mens winner was John Sanderson from Guildford and Godalming AC in a time of 0:15:56
The ladies champion was Steph McCall from South London Harriers in a time of 0:17:12
Full results can be viewed here
More importantly of course, our Grand Prix results are as follows
Mens Past The Post
Steve Ramek (0:19:00)
Tom Parmiter (0:19:36)
Ryan Lambrix (0:19:51)
Mens Age Graded
Steve Ramek (77.02%)
Ian Callender (75.34%)
David George (73%)
Ladies Past The Post
Libby Marchant (0:21:29)
Alice Tozer (0:22:24)
Sarah Pettefer (0:23:59)
Ladies Age Graded
Ann Bath (78.32%)
Sarah Pettefer (69.70%)
Libby Marchant (68.89%)
Steve Ramek and Ian Callander remain top of the tree in the Past The Post and Age Graded competitions respectively.
Sarah Pettefer is sitting pretty in first place of both the Ladies competitions, with Andrea Bennett also second place in both.
Updated GP tables are available for download here
Next up in the Grand Prix season is of course The Barns Green Half Marathon on Sunday 27th September - entries are selling fast so do go to their website here to enter now!
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As it is the first Monday of a summer month, we will be meeting at Kingston Gate Car Park of Richmond Park tonight at 7pm. All runs will be within the leafy boundaries of Richmond Park. If anyone needs a lift to or from the park, post a message in the forum.
Who's up for going round and round and round and round in an oval shape tonight? At Kingsmeadow Athletics Stadium, 422A Kingston Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT1 3PB?
Tonight's session for everyone is a 5x 800m then 200m set. The 200m won't be sprints, more of a 5k race pace but focusing on the stride element and not tying up.
Nice and easy all-in-all and I will detail recoveries later. Don't forget your £3.40 for track entry, your wrist based timing devices and please allow 10 minutes for a collective warm up if not running down. We'll aim for a start of the actual session around 7:30pm.