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London Marathon 2018

Well done to all runners who took part in London Marathon*. We had a big club showing with 27 finishers and many more members lining the route in support. Our runners suffered the hot conditions and still came away with great results.

Results have been added below. If anyone if found to be missing please let us know.

* other marathons are also available ūüôā

London Marathon

22 Apr 2018 – Marathon

Position Runner Gun Time Actual Time PB?*
1 Steven Ramek 03:07:58 Yes
2 Alastair McGeoch-Williams 03:11:19
3 Nathan Sayers 03:13:00
4 Tim Bartholomew 03:17:28 Yes
5 Christopher Hutchinson 03:18:38
6 Anthony Whelan 03:19:48 Yes
7 Edward Francis 03:30:08 Yes
8 Dominic Woodbridge 03:35:44 Yes
9 Joe Chang 03:39:43
10 Victoria Haslam 03:44:14 Yes
11 Daisy Street 04:10:09 Yes
12 Carla Cotton 04:15:18 Yes
13 Rike Jones 04:16:37 Yes
14 Andrea Bennett 04:24:26
15 James Walsh 04:32:40 Yes
16 Fiona Watters 04:42:28 Yes
17 Josie Shepherd 04:43:25 Yes
18 Sian Thomas 05:03:31 Yes
19 Sara Humphreys 05:08:49 Yes
20 Steve Stopford 05:09:02 Yes
21 Nina Kale 05:14:11 Yes
22 Ann Bath 05:34:23
23 Ross Cameron 05:46:56 Yes
24 Beverly Gow 06:15:54 Yes
25 Kate Back 06:17:21 Yes
26 Chris Gosling 06:56:33
27 Leah Currie 07:13:37
28 Karen Hardy 07:32:43

Blackpool Marathon

22 Apr 2018 – Marathon

Position Runner Gun Time Actual Time PB?*
1 Peter Grecian 03:40:18
2 Matthew Pritchard 03:46:48 Yes
3 Daniel Hookey 04:04:36 Yes

Southampton Marathon

22 Apr 2018 – Marathon

Position Runner Gun Time Actual Time PB?*
1 Craig Bowdery 04:25:46 Yes

England Athletics

We have just completed the England Athletics affiliation renewal process for the club and those members who have paid the EA affiliation  fee.

Those of you who are registered with EA should have received an email from EA confirming your membership renewal (please check your junk mail!)

NB. The email has a web link to the EA site, please can you follow this to the EA site and complete the data protection section on their page and update your personal details if necessary.

Joining England Athletics

If any current members want to become affiliated to England Athletics please let the membership secretary John Bennett know and he will process the application for you. The EA fee is £15 and as an affiliated runner you will receive a discount on UKA races as well as other benefits, check their web page for full details

John can be contacted via membership [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk

Imber Court Relays – 26th June 2018

A date for your diary – This year we will once again be hosting a team relay at Imber Court, Molesey

The event will take place on the evening of Tuesday 26th June and will see local clubs invited to race 1.6 miles around Imber Court. Each team of 4 runners will compete in various categories. Last year the event was very well received by the other clubs and is now established as a replacement for the Horton Park event.

26.2 RRC will be entering teams but we will also need marshals and helpers for various roles before the event is held and on the evening itself.

The race begins at 7pm and follows a flat all terrain course around Imber Court and along the River Mole.

Imber Court will be putting on a BBQ for the post run social event and there is the cheap club bar available as well

More details to follow nearer the time.

A day of two halves

Ahead of marathon season, we go through half marathon season. Today, our members were in action in two places Wokingham Half and the more local Hampton Court Half.

Our faster members favoured Wokingham with 5 runners completing the course there in under 1.5 hours. Front of the back was Christopher Hutchinson with a very impressive 1:19:13.

Many members will remember the Hampton Court not-quite-a-half marathon from 2014. You will be pleased to know the distance was correct this year and all PBs count. Howell Jones and Laurie Johnston will be particularly pleased with this as they put in storming times. Front of the pack here were Martin Threakall and Katherine  Wilson both finishing in 1:42:30. Martin was one of the many 26.2 runners who completed the run as part of a long run (20 miles for him) and we are happy to see Katherine back to racing after the birth of her twins last year.

Full 26.2 results and a short write up¬†from me of Hampton Court follow…

Laurie Johnston waits anxiously for his first half marathon.
Steve Stopford proves we did go past Hampton Court (thanks to James Walsh for the photo)

Continue reading A day of two halves

Membership Renewal Reminder

This is a reminder that membership renewal fees are due by 31st January. We would be very grateful if all members can pay their 2018 membership as soon as possible. This will avoid us hassling you over the next few weeks with reminder emails!

Membership fees for full members remain at £15 for the year which runs from 1st January to 31st December 2018.

For those who wish to renew their England Athletics membership the fee is now £15 a year so a payment of £30 will be required to renew both club and EA membership. EA membership is required as an entry requirement in certain races and grants a discount on most events.

Please pay by BACS using the following:

Bank Barclays
Sort Code 20-84-17
Account Number 00897302

 

26.2 RRC vs The Stragglers – Mob Match Results

Thank you to everyone that attended today’s mob match between 26.2 Road Runners and The Stragglers.¬†

Including all walkers and runners the final counts were 127 for The Stragglers vs 183 for 26.2 Road Runners. This means that 26.2 take the all important mob prize!

After some extra time needed to calculate the results it was found that The Stragglers had a clear lead in the match competition. They won this with 5382 points to 9701 (lowest wins) so were a long way ahead.

Our individual winners were Oliver Garner (Stragglers) taking the overall win ahead of Chris Wilson (26.2 RRC) in second. First junior male was Charlie Jerrey (Stragglers), first lady Maryka Senema (26.2 RRC) and first junior lady Laura Howley (Stragglers). Well done all.

Result are available online. Unfortunately there was some confusion on the finish line with runners and walkers so times may not be correct for everyone.

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.