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2016 River Relays

Following on from the great turn out we had at Nonsuch Relays the other week it’s now time for everyone to start thinking about signing up for the River Relays on Sunday 4th September.

Starting in Windsor at the Boveney Church the relays take a scenic route from Windsor back to Kingston Hawker centre over 5 stages. Each stage is an average of 5.3 miles and the total distance covered by each team of 5 is 26.7 miles. The event is a self navigation event very similar to Green Belt Relay so you need to run with a map and instructions but the route is fairly straightforward and people rarely get lost. Continue reading 2016 River Relays

Nonsuch Relays – Results

What a great turn out for the 2016 Nonsuch Relays, not only did we turn out a very impressive 11 teams in a record field of 99 teams but our top team on the night consiting of Alastair, Joe C, Anthony and Danny finished 7th overall in a time of 41:09. Our first ladies team finished as 3rd ladies team overall (5th if you include the 2 junior ladies teams) in a very respectbale time of 49:36

The other impressive thing about last night was the fact that with the exception of one person who had an unexpected motoring emergency and another with a child sickness due to his mothers driving in her rush to get there on time (or so I am led to believe) everyone arrived on time and we were able to get every team sorted before the race started which was great. Continue reading Nonsuch Relays – Results

Dates For Your Diary

With July fast approaching we have some important dates for your diary as next month is extremely busy and you wouldn’t want to miss out on all the fun now would you!

  • Monday 4th July – Richmond Park club run meeting at Kingston Gate car park at the usual time of 7pm for a 7:15pm start .
  • Wednesday 6th July – Nonsuch Relays, if you are interested in taking part in this years relays starting at the mansion house in Nonsuch park at 7pm please use the link below to ad your name to the list of those wanting to take part. The course is a 1.87 mile out and back route along the tarmac paths in the park. You will run as part of a 4 person relay team however if you wish to enter an actual team please ensure you add each team members name to the bottom section of the sign up sheet which can be found -> here <-

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Club Sessions – 6th & 8th June

Due to Surbiton Racket & Fitness Club hosting the Aegon Trophy again this year we are unable to hold our usual club runs at the club this coming week. Therefore this weeks sessions will be as follows:

Monday 6th, being the first Monday of June means we are back running in Richmond Park. We shall meet at Kingston gate car park at the usual time of 7pm for a 7:15pm start so please do not go to the club as you will not be able to get in and we won’t be there!

Wednesday 8th is scheduled to be long run however we shall be meeting at the bottom of Berrylands on the green on the corner of Surbiton Hill Park and Elmbridge Avenue. Those who wish to long run can set off from and finish there, however for those who fancy it we are planning to do some shuttle runs and speed drills to do something a little different for a change. All are welcome regardless of ability as we shall aim to ensure each of the drills are suitable for everyone.

Alternatively for those of you who fancy a challenge you could head on over to Epsom and take part in the Tour of Epsom & Ewell, a 5 race series held from Monday to Friday, for more information you can head on over to the Running with David Website

 

Busy Weekend

Well it was a busy weekend for the club this weekend what with Green Belt Relay and the Hogsmill Ladies 5.  Well done to everyone who took part either racing, driving or supporting you all did the club proud this weekend.

Results are up for both events:

The Hogsmill Ladies 5 results can be found -> here <- well done to all that ran.

The Green Belt relay results can be found -> here <- and well done to all those who didn’t get lost.

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Track Session – Wednesday 25 May 2016

Must-do track session 7.15 for 7.30pm, Wednesday 25 May 2016

With the club mile just a week later (1 June) at Kingsmeadow, the track session on 25 May is must-do training.

We will be doing core mile training: 8 x 400m, with 200m recovery jog between.  This speed session is a shorter total distance than we sometimes run at the track, but the target is to run somewhat faster than normal – pitching a pace just a little faster than your target mile pace.  This will help with pacing for the mile as well as helping make your body comfortable at this speed.

We meet at the Kingsmeadow track, Kingston Road.  Please arrive by about 7.15pm to complete a gentle warm up (eg at least three times jogging around the track, or perhaps run to the track) in time to begin the formal warm-up promptly at 7.30pm.  Not warming up properly before the exhilaration of a speed session is a sure-fire way to give yourself an injury!  Entry is now £3.65.

This speed session is for all standards of runners, involving groups running at differing speeds.  Running short, faster intervals in a speed session is an important part of our overall physical and psychological training programme, building endurance and speed.

David Pimm

Hogsmill Ladies 5

This weekend Epsom Allsorts host their popular annual 5 mile race the Hogsmill Ladies 5 which takes place in the picturesque Hogsmill local nature reserve near Ewell. The race starts and finishes on the track at Epsom & Ewell Harriers, starts at 10am and is only £10 for EA affiliated, £12 for non-affiliated in entered in advance, one day entries cost £2 more. For those of you with children there is also a kids race on the track so this really is an event for the whole family.

Full details and to enter head on over to the race website and get your entry in quick.

 

London Marathon Coach

The 2016 London Marathon club coach has now been booked and as with previous years the cost of a seat, one way only will be a nominal £5 per head. We have booked a 33 seater for this year and seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis allocating to club members first. If we have seats remaining we will happily allow non club members to travel with us. The coach will leave the club at 7am sharp so please arrive by 6:45 am to ensure you are boarded and ready to go by the departure time.

If you wish to travel up on the coach please reply to our forum thread -> here <- to be sure of securing your seat.