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26.2 Photo Competition

As a change to our normal competitive running, your next chance to compete against other club members is going to call on your creative side. Get out your cameras…we are launching a photo competition!

We are looking for entries in the following categories:

  • 26.2 in training – images showcasing the different types of training that we do. Use your photos to show how hard our members work throughout the year.
  • 26.2 at the races – members competing in club tops, preparing for races or celebrating afterwards. Extra credit for visibility of our official club kit!
  • Valentine’s 10k – a special category for the best picture taken on the day of our annual Valentine’s 10k race.
  • Creative running – be as imaginative as you can around the theme of running. No faces allowed in photos in this category.

You can enter up to 10 images in each category. Entries will be accepted until Saturday 28th April. Finalists will be selected in each category and the winning photos chosen through a vote by club members. Winning photographers will be presented with prizes for their efforts at the annual awards night on Saturday 12th May.

To submit your entries to the photo competition, please e-mail them to photos [ at ] [ dot ] uk. If you want to share your photos while you are entering, add them to facebook or instagram with the hashtag #262RRCphoto. We will also be sharing some of our favourite entries as they come in.

When you submit photos to the photo competition you are consenting to 26.2 Road Runners Club to use the photos on our website, emails and other marketing materials. If any photos contain images of under 18-year olds, we will need permission from their parents or guardians for the image to be entered in the competition.

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!

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 ] [ dot ] uk).

Surrey Cross Country League – 2017/18

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…

Date Men’s Fixture Ladies Fixture
14th October 2017 (Grand Prix) Wimbledon Priory Park, Reigate
11th November 2017 Epsom Downs (tbc) Nonsuch Park
2nd December 2017 Roundshaw Downs
13th January 2018 Richmond Park (tbc)
10th February 2018 Lloyd Park 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

Nonsuch Relays – 5th July 2017 – Sign up!

Relay season continues at a pace and with the successful completion of our own event we now look forwards to the Nonsuch Relays on 5th July.

All members are invited to sign up. We will be entering a range of teams in all pace groups so welcome all abilities.

You can sign up at:

>>> Nonsuch Relay Sign-up <<<

You can either sign up to be part of a team or to be allocated to any team. 

More details of the event are available at: Running with David

Imber Court Relays 2017 – Results

Thank you to the 36 teams that joined in with the inaugural Imber Court Relays on Tuesday 20th June 2017. The weather and course provided great conditions for an exciting race.

Results are now online and can be downloaded here:

>>> Imber Court Relays 2017 Results <<<

Congratulations to our victorious teams:

Category Team Time
Senior Men Epsom & Ewell Harriers A 34:22
Vets Men Epson & Ewell Harriers D 38:53
Senior Ladies Epsom & Ewell Ladies A 41:05
Vets Ladies Stragglers Hawker Ladies 1 42:45
Mixed Epsom Oddballs RC B 47:35

And individuals:

category Runner TEAM Time
Senior Men

Phil Mackie

Ryan Griffith

Epsom & Ewell Harriers A 08:25
Senior Ladies Alice Germana Epson & Ewell Harries Ladies A 09:33
Vets Men Gary Neville Guitar Experience 08:59
Vets Ladies Sarah Winter Stragglers Hawker Ladies 1 09:41
Junior Men Alex Guerteen Epson & Ewell Harriers B 09:04
Junior Ladies Vicki Broan Epsom Oddballs RC A 12:14

We look forwards to welcoming all teams back next year and hope the event will grow to welcome more clubs now that we have shown that our new location can support a successful relay event.

Finally a big thanks to our volunteers who made the event possible and especially Race Director Kevin Stone for organising and Chief Marshall John Bennett for finding the new location.

Grand Prix 2017/18 – Events 1 to 9

Events 1 to 9 have been confirmed for this year’s Grand Prix. These will be:

  • GP1 – Dorking 10 – Sunday 4th June 2017
  • GP2 – Claygate Country 5 – Sunday 9th July 2017
  • GP3 – Club 1 mile championship – Wednesday 23rd August 2017
  • GP4 – Reigate half marathon – Sunday 17th September 2017 (Discount available – see GP page below)
  • GP5 – Titsey Trail 10k – Sunday 1st October 2017 
  • GP6 – Cross Country – Saturday 14th October 2017
  • GP7 – Second Sunday 5 – Sunday 12th November 2017
  • GP8 – Kingston 10k – Sunday 27th November 2017 (10k championship)
  • GP9 – Hogs Back – Sunday 10th December 2017

More details including how to enter each are on the Grand Prix pages. This page also includes details of the discounts available.

The remaining 3 events will be held in 2018 and will be announced later this year.

North Downs Way 50

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.

Tough hills but great views.

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.

Members of all ages were out to show support.

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!