Ealing Half Marathon Results

On Sunday 25th September we saw round  5 of the 2016/17 Grand Prix held at Ealing Half Marathon. 17 club members attended. Results are included below. Grand Prix tables will be updated in the next few days.

Well done to Chris Rawcliffe and Libby Marchant who take first past the post honours. Age gradings will be calculated when full results are published.

A special mention for Beverley Gow who overcame injury to set a 6 minute PB with assistance from pacer Steve Ramek. Well done Bev!

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Continue reading Ealing Half Marathon Results

Cotswolds 24 Hour Relay 2017 – Sign Up!

We are taking names for entry into the Cotswolds 24 hour relay. The event will be held on 22nd/23rd July 2017. Entries open next week and we want to secure places for the club teams as soon as possible. Please add you name to the sign up sheet if you want to take part.

If you sign up to a team you are agreeing to the £44 entry fee which will be payable by all participants. We will aim to enter one fast team and a number of mixed teams. If you have a number of people to form the basis of a team, please let us know.

If you let us know of any additional camping tickets for family/friends, we can arrange these for you if needed. Costs for camping only are £20 for adults, £5 for children.

Full details of the event are available on the event website: Cotswolds 24 Hour.  

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September 2016 – Club Handicap

On Wednesday, 07 September, we ran the 3rd event of the 2016/17 Handicap season and the 99th in the history of my involvement with it.  It was competed under the same conditions that have been in place since the first run in October 2006.  In its time, the Handicap has proved to be a popular, fair and very successful event for our members, giving anybody, of whatever ability, an equal chance to win.  There have been a couple of tweaks to the scoring system over the years, concerning an increase in the number of finish points available. As the average number of runners changed from 19 in the first two seasons to the current figure of 39, the finish points have moved from 10 to 15, and then to 20.

On Wednesday it seemed that everyone wanted to run which left us rather short of helpers!  Thanks to Pete Tozer,  Alastair and Peter Grecian who, having roared round the course somewhat quicker than of late, assisted with handing out the finish discs on the pavement side.  He was first of the 40 runners to finish but demoted to 2nd having started a minute too early!  Debbie Gilmore therefore takes line honours with a 1:28 lowering of her PB. 3rd was newcomer on the night, Karen Fletcher, who probably surprised herself by running 2:30 quicker than she had predicted.

7 people ran PBs including Anthony Whelan, fastest man on the night whose time of 16:47 puts him 11th in the Top 15 list.  First timer Daisy Street was fastest lady in 22:31 and 14 others achieved SBs.

I’m indebted to Richard Kirk who has worked his magic and made it possible to attach the complete result with this post. Continue reading September 2016 – Club Handicap

GP4 – Second Sunday 5 – 11th September 2016

The fourth race in the Grand Prix calendar takes place on Sunday 11th September. The Second Sunday 5 [miles] is a cross country run around Wimbledon Common consisting of two laps. Run by Thames Hare and Hounds this is a great small club organised event. The event was included in last year’s Grand Prix and is back by popular demand. Hopefully running at a different time of year will provide different challenges.

Entry costs £3 in advance and includes tea/coffee/cake afterwards. You can register online and get more details at: Second Sunday 5.

Entries are also available on the day.

River Relays – Results

Congratulations to all runners who completed the River Relays on Sunday 4th September 2016.

26.2 entered 6 teams. Of these, 2 teams finished in the top 10. 26.2 A (Katherine Wilson, Emma Stringer, Joe Chang, Ed Brunskill, Nathan Sayers) came in 6th place and 26.2 B (Anthony Whelan, Victoria Haslam, Alastair McGeoch-Williams, Chris Rawcliffe, David George) in a very impressive 3rd place.

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26.2 B collect 3rd place prizes.

Further results will be added when they become available.

Thanks to all who represented the club, provided transportation or just gave support. A special thank you to Alastair McGeoch-Williams for organising all the teams.

For those that enjoyed the relay or looked on enviously, block out your calendar for the weekend of 20th / 21st May 2017 when we will once again be taking part in the Green Belt Relay.

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26.2 ladies ready for stage 2.

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Stage 1 runners having completed their runs.

River Relays – Final Details

River Relays are taking place this weekend. All runners taking part should have received details about which team they are in and which stage they are running.

  • Race numbers are being distributed before the event. If you have not received yours please check your emails which have details about how we can arrange collection.
  • If you still do not have transport organised, please let us know as soon as possible and we can help arrange for you.
  • Ensure you are in your club vest and bring your own safety pins.
  • Familiarise yourself with your leg and print out a copy of the route map.
  • Leg 1 starts at 9am on Sunday. We advise arriving at the start by 8:30am. For legs 2-5, we will leave it up to you to talk to your fellow teammates and work out what time you need to be at the start of your leg. 
  • If you can make it to the finish at the Hawker Centre to cheer in the final leg runners, there is a post-race cash BBQ or you can bring a picnic and enjoy the atmosphere and presentation ceremony.
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Claygate Street Orienteering

On Tuesday 6th September a StreetO event is being held in Claygate. The event is being hosted by Mole Valley Orienteering Club as the first event in their winter series. 

Details can be found in the event flyer: Claygate StreetO

Street Orienteering allows you one hour to visit as many locations marked on a line drawn street map as you can. Each location is identified with a clue and has a different number of points associated. By visiting more points with higher valued points you get a better overall score.

We have held similar events for the club before. This local event is a chance to try the format in a more competitive environment. If you want more details about how StreetO works, please ask Richard Kirk.

 

 

 

Track session – Wednesday 31st August 2016

We just squeeze another Wednesday in this August, which means it is our monthly track training.

As ever, a 7:15pm meet for approximately 7.30pm start. Location: Kingsmeadow, Kingston Road, Kingston, KT1 3PB. 

Entry is £3.65.

Everyone welcome, in fact the more the merrier.

Session to be given on the night (it’ll total 4.8k with a 200m on the end of you wish, it’s my favourite total).

Danny Norman.

River Relays 2016

River relays will be taking part on 4th September. We have now assigned teams. This are available to logged in users below. If you are taking part and do not know what team you are in, please get in touch with Alastair McGeoch-Williams, Richard Kirk or another committee member.

Transport details are still being arranged.

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More details on the relays can be found on the Stragglers website.

Details of each stage is shown below and as always if you have any questions post up in the forum link which can be found -> here <- 

Stage

Start

End

Dist-ance

Notes

1

Boveney Church, Windsor

Ham Lane, Old Windsor

5.5

Start is close to Boveney Church on Lock Path. There is a car park and the area is just beside the Dorney Lake Rowing complex.

2

Ham Lane, Old Windsor

Staines Bridge

4.6

Start is on the River Path just East of the crossing with Ham Lane.

3

Staines Bridge

Manor Park, Shepperton

6.5

Start is by the river near Market Square, downstream from Staines Bridge. The course mainly follows the river path heading East,  then runs through Shepperton on some minor roads, finishing at Manor Park on Church Road.

4

Manor Park, Shepperton

Hurst Park

4.9

Start is by the Manor Road car park near Shepperton square (free parking for an hour), then heads over Walton Bridge to re-join the Thames Path 

5

Hurst Park

Hawker Centre

5.2

Start is on the towpath by a car park. This course follows the river the whole way, although crosses the river at Hampton Court – take care and use the crossings – and then back over at Kingston Bridge.

(finish)

Hawker Centre

 

26.7

Finish is at Stragglers HQ, the Hawker Centre. Plentiful parking and refreshments.

Vote For The Half Marathon Grand Prix

The Grand Prix organisers have been engaging in a lot of head scratching over these last few weeks, fretting over which half marathon race we should select for the club half marathon championship.

Frankly they’re stumped – or just indecisive – so have decided to ask you, the members, to make up their minds for them. They have at least narrowed it down to two options.

We’d prefer it if you only voted should you feel it possible you’d like to race one of these races so the winning race is a reflection of those planning on attending at least one of them.

You will need to be logged in to vote.

Please state your preference below:

Which half marathon should be added to the Grand Prix?

  • Surrey Half (Woking) - 12th March 2017 - £34 (75%, 18 Votes)
  • Tunbridge Wells - 19th February 2017 - £22 (25%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

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