26.2 RRC Vs Stragglers Mob Match

Just a reminder that Sunday 3rd December is our annual mob match against the Stragglers and to confirm that the venue this year will be Surbiton British legion. With the numbers expected it was essential to find a slightly larger venue not only  for the social afterwards but also for safety purposes as starting the run from the club would prove troublesome.

We are just finalising the start/finish of the route and will post further details shortly but for now the main details are:

  • Registration opens at 9:30am
  • Entry fee is the usual £1 per head
  • Walkers will be going off at 10:30
  • Runners starting at 11:00
  • Please bring a raffle prize for afterwards, if everyone brings something then everyone should in theory leave with something
  • Remember friends and family are welcome
  • Please had over to the Facebook page event if you haven’t already done so and mark yourself as attending at the following link https://www.facebook.com/events/145270546090118/
  • If you are injured or just fancy a more leisurely please let us know if you can help out as a marhsall or member of the finish team

We look forward to seeing another great turnout again this year and hopefully retain the trophy for another year but those pesky Stragglers won’t be giving up without a fight! 

For those unsure of where the legion is it is on Hollyfield Road 2 minutes walk from Alexander recreation ground

 

Cross Country weekend – 11th November

This weekend is the second cross country weekend of the 2017/18 season. Both our ladies and men’s teams will be in action.

The ladies will be at Nonsuch park. Race starts at 11am. Details here.

Then men are at Epsom Downs. Race starts at 3pm. Details here.

With the different race times, this is a great chance to run one event and spectate at the other. As usual we will meet in a Surbiton pub in the evening to discuss the day’s races. Ask at the end of the race to see where we are planning to go.

Good luck to all taking part!

Hero2SuperHero – Oxshott 10K

Short story long, in 2015 whilst nursing a stress fracture of the second metatarsal I attended a coaching course paid for by the club which prompted me to start up Zero2Hero. I thought to myself that seeing as I would be easing myself back to fitness and because the club had paid for the course I should really put it to good use. I had also seen a News item one evening that was basically saying that the average person was overweight because they had no interest in undertaking any form of exercise and we were a lazy nation. I immediately thought this was a load of rubbish and that your average person would love to exercise so I thought I would challenge this because my belief is that people don’t exercise not because they don’t want to but because they either can’t afford the ridiculous prices gyms or personal trainers charge or that they simply have no idea how to go about getting started and that it can be quite intimidating.

Continue reading Hero2SuperHero – Oxshott 10K

Rowing for runners – Franckeiss cup

We have once again been invited to participate in the Franckeiss cup. This is a set of rowing races for runners organised by the Skiff Club, Teddington.  Our ladies team have won this event for the last 2 years and we hope to be victorious again this year. The next event will be held on Sunday 14th January 2018.
 
Any members can take part in this event. It is open to teams of 2 (men’s, ladies or mixed). Training sessions are offered before the event on Saturday mornings.
 
If you are interested in taking part or would like more details, please contact Maria Cenalmor (secretary [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk).
 
 

Track session on Wednesday

Next Wednesday (25 October) is our regular track session.  For many of us doing ‘Hero to Superhero’, this is the last serious training session before the Oxshott 10k.  We will therefore focus on 800m intervals as a good sharpener for the big day.  But this is great training for improving speeds even if you are not doing Oxshott.  I’m going to suggest four groups, which may then split into sub-groups to accommodate the full range of our differing speeds:

 

                Group A (get round):                     2×400; 2×800; 2×400

                Group B (sub 60min 10k):           2×200; 3×800; 2×400

                Group C (sub 50):                             5x800m

                Group D (sub 40):                            6x800m

 

Please arrive at Kingsmeadow on the Kingston Road, New Malden around 7.15pm to complete a gentle warm up (eg two or three times jogging around the track, or perhaps run to the track) and be ready to start the more formal warm up promptly at 7.30pm.  Bring warm clothing for the warm-up and warm-down, and entry fee of £3.80.

 

David Pimm

Cross Country – Surrey League & London Championships

Well done to everyone who competed in the first Surrey League Cross Country yesterday, fantastic turnout in both the ladies and gents races. Full results now available:

Ladies: https://surreyleague.org/sll/race/189/

Men: https://surreyleague.org/slm/race/177/

If you notice any discrepancies in the results, please let the club captains know (Mous and Ann).

Hopefully you all enjoyed the run and if you would like another serving of cross country, on a more competitive, larger scale, then the London Cross Country Championships are fast approaching (see previous post for full details: http://www.26point2.co.uk/seaa-road-relay-and-london-cross-country-championships/) and sign-up sheet.

Deadline for registering your interest is Wednesday 25th October.

The next Surrey League Cross Country race is on Saturday 11th November (Ladies are at Nonsuch Park / Gents are at Epsom Downs)

Titsey Trail 10k

The Titsey Trail 10k hosted the fifth race in the 2017/18 Grand Prix calendar. Heavy rain over the last week made the course fun and challenging as 38 club members completed the one lap course through the glorious woodland of the ancient Titsey Estate on the Limpsfield Chart in Surrey.

Full results available here

If you enjoyed the mud today, the next Grand Prix event is the first Surrey League fixture of the cross-country season on Saturday 14th October. 

Ladies are at Reigate, 1pm start

Men are at Wimbledon Common, 2pm start

Reigate Half Marathon

26.2 RRC were out in force today at the Reigate Half Marathon. 22 members completed the course, starting and finishing in Priory Park, the closed road course led runners along quiet country lanes towards Horley before looping back. Gently undulating throughout, with a nasty hill to greet the runners at mile 12. Despite this, many of our members completed the 13.1 miles with a new PB.

The kids race was completed by Hannah Whiteman, Tommy and Daniel Street.

Congratulations to everyone who ran today.

Full results available here

GP tables updated here

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