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

10k a day for 62 days!

Recent new member (joined April 2017) Laurie Johnston is about to embark on a 62 day effort to run 10k a day. Covering 620km in total he is raising money for Cancer Research UK in memory of his wife Linda.

In his own words:

“Linda, my wife, died on the 22 March 2017 from breast cancer aged 62. 

She fought against this dreadful disease for 4 years, and throughout this battle, she remained positive and never complained despite the effects of the chemotherapy, radiotherapy and other medication. 

Linda’s outlook to life was amazing; she liked to enjoy herself, have fun and was loved by all. Even during her illness, she tried to carry on as normal. It was only in the latter part of her illness that life became difficult.

Looking back, I was lucky to have met such wonderful person. She was a truly inspirational wife and mum who  was always there for Mark, my son, and myself never mind her many relatives and friends. This was reflected by the amazing number of people at Linda’s funeral.

In her memory, I will be running 10k for 62 (Linda’s age) consecutive days from Friday 8 September to Wednesday 8 November before her 63rd birthday on Thursday 9 November. Anyone who wants to keep me company by walking or running  a little bit with me  is more than welcome; it doesn’t matter how far – 1k will be fine.”

Best of luck to Laurie with this challenge!

You can read more about what Laurie is doing in the Surrey Comet or on his Just Giving page.

Grand Prix 2017/18 – update

Following a fantastic start to the Grand Prix season with a record attendance at the Claygate Country 5 and Club Mile Championship, I am delighted to announce the final 3 races of the 2017/18 season.

With the days shortening and the weather turning, what better way to motivate yourself towards new goals and great achievements by participating in this year’s Grand Prix races.

  • GP4 – Reigate half marathon – Sunday 17th September 2017 (Discount available – see Grand Prix page for code) – online entries close on 10th September (no on the day entries)
  • GP5 – Titsey Trail 10k – Sunday 1st October 2017 – likely to sellout in the next couple of weeks, enter soon!
  • GP6 – Surrey League Cross Country – Saturday 14th October 2017
  • GP7 – Second Sunday 5 – Sunday 12th November 2017
  • GP8 – Kingston 10k – Sunday 26th November 2017 (including 10k championship)
  • GP9 – Hogs Back – Sunday 10th December 2017 (Discount available – see Grand Prix page for code)
  • GP10 – Dulwich parkrun – Saturday 20th January 2018 (including 5k championship)
  • GP11 – Fleet Half Marathon – Sunday 18th March 2018 (including half marathon championship)
  • GP12 – Maidenhead Easter 10 – Friday 30th March 2018 (including 10 mile championship)

More details including how to enter each are on the Grand Prix pages. This page also includes details of the discounts available. The latest Grand Prix results tables have been updated are available for viewing.

SEAA Road Relay and London Cross Country Championships

A couple of top level events organised by SEAA are on the horizon this Autumn. Both events are highly competitive and will draw a top quality field from around the region. I suggest only the “faster” runners to consider signing up to give the club the best chance to represent ourselves at this level. The plan is to enter one or two male and female teams for both events, subject to interest.

Southern Road Relays – Sunday 24th September – Crystal Palace – website link

Women’s team = 4 x 4.5km,  Men’s team = 6 x 6km

Please sign up by MONDAY 4th SEPTEMBER if interested so that we can meet  entry deadline 

London Cross Country Championships – Saturday 18th November – Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath – website link

Please sign up by WEDNESDAY 25th OCTOBER if interested so that we can meet entry deadline

All runners must be first claim members and registered with England Athletics. 

 

Club Mile Championship 2017 Results

The evening of Wednesday 23rd August saw the annual club mile championships at Kingsmeadow stadium. Dry, cloudy, humid conditions greeted the runners for 4 laps and 9 metres of the recently re-laid track.

59 runners completed the event, with Chris Wilson first male across the line in a rapid 4min54secs and Daisy Street leading home the female race in 6mins12secs.

6 juniors ran in the first wave, well done to Charlie Brewer, Daniel Street, Zak Grecian, Tommy Street, Zoe and Charlotte Pritchard.

Special mention to our volunteers on the night: Jane Vassell, Fiona Watters, Sam Ward, Ellen Lambrix, Aviva Stein, Danny Norman, Kevin Stone, and Steve Ramek.

Ann Bath once again stole the show with her amazing post-run refreshments.

The results from the club mile are now available in the recent results view. To see the full results you can also read more…

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