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.
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.
To help with the large number of members expected to enter Oxshott 10k as part of the Heroes 2 Superheroes training programme, Kevin Stone is collecting names to do a bulk entry into the event. If you would like to be included in the bulk entry. Please complete the Oxshott 10k Google Form.
It is now less that a month until the start of the new cross country season so dust off your trail shoes and sharpen your spikes.
The cross country events are a highlight of the club’s running calendar as they are a great opportunity to get out and run with other club members as a team. All members are encouraged to take part in the Surrey XC league. We welcome runners of all standards to these events. All Surrey XC league events are free for members.
Make sure you get the dates below added into your diary…
14th October 2017 (Grand Prix)
Priory Park, Reigate
11th November 2017
Epsom Downs (tbc)
2nd December 2017
13th January 2018
Richmond Park (tbc)
10th February 2018
Wimbledon Common (tbc)
If you want to take part in cross country this year, we have a facebook messenger group for each team. A link to join these groups and other details on cross country are available on the Cross Country page.
Congratulations to members Kevin Stone, Greg Whiteman and Richard Goulder who completed the North Downs Way 50 on Saturday. The grueling course takes in some extremely tough hills yet all three members completed with a smile on their face.
Richard Goulder finished the 50 miles in the top 100 finishers in 10:17:36. He was followed by Greg who put on a strong finish to get 11:12:54 and club captain Kevin Stone was well under his 12 hour goal in 11:43:27.
In other running news this weekend, members Ann Bath and Beverley Gow completed a 6-hour double with events on Friday and Sunday. They were flying high at the Top Gun run on Friday and doing anything but resting at the pajama run on Sunday. Well done ladies!
Despite our club name we are not solely a club of marathon runners, however at this time of the year we find many members taking up the 26.2 mile challenge. Below are just some of the outstanding performances seen in recent weeks.
If your results are missing, please do let us know and they will be added.
Remember there will be a celebration of the achievements of all our runners at Surbiton Racket and Fitness club at 6pm on 23rd April.