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!
Well done to the latest class of Zero2Hero graduates. Following the 14 week training programme they have gone from couch to 5k by completing Kingston parkrun on Saturday 22nd April. We look forwards to welcoming many of you to the club.
This year our awards night will be held at the Royal British Legion on Hollyfield Road in Surbiton, KT5 9AL. The event will run from 7pm to midnight on Saturday 6th May.
The evening will include a buffet with vegetarian and vegan options. Awards will be presented throughout the night and will be followed by dancing until late.
All members are welcome and are invited to bring their partners (partners do not need to be club members). Tickets cost £15 per person payable via bank transfer to the club account. Each ticket includes one free drink at the bar, which is very reasonably priced for your other drinks.
It’s that time of year again when the club helps to take the worry out of getting to the start line of the London marathon and we have booked the usual bus to get everyone to the start, or at least as close the roads will allow that is.
So if you are a runner looking to get to the start or a spectator looking to head up early to support the runners then get your name down for the bus now. The cost of the one way trip will be the usual £5 per head but remember the bus will not be bringing you back.
To grab your seat head on over to the sign up sheet -> here <- and leave your details
This Wednesday evening is Handicap time once again and the competition is certainly heating up but while it might appear to be a 2 horse race at the moment nothing is certain as we head into the home straight with only 3 Handicaps left to go.
So as things stand Mark Canning is leading the charge with Alan Harding hot on his heals with only 9 points separating them. Ed Rowlands is sitting in third place on 178 points and John Reardon having missed last month due to illness is 4th on 171.
We had 28 runners last month with 5 of those being first timers. Of those who have run before we had 12 seasons bests of which 7 were personal bests.
If anyone is able to help out this Wednesday evening please drop me an email or let me know at the club this evening so I can pop you on the list. If you are running please ensure you are wearing Hi-Vis and/or running lights. Please note we will be closing registration in the club at 7:15 to aim for a 7:30 start.
For full details on last months times, positions and this months start times see the full handicap database for this season -> here <-
With Valentines 10K only 1 week away we are putting the final touches to the race plan which we will share during the week. Grant will be emailing everyone around Wednesday / Thursday with details of what we require you to do on race day. Some will be asked to work in the race HQ others as marshals along the route. For those of you who are not familiar with what happens race day please read on for some guidelines for the day:
The course is a 10K route starting outside the Barwell Business park along Leatherhead Road, it heads along the Leatherhead Road and turns left towards Epsom, passes Horton Country park to Chessington, along Moor Lane and bridge Road, left back onto the Leatherhead Road and finishes at the Chessington Community College on Garrison lane. A course map can be found using the following link
This year, 26.2 RRC sent 3 teams to take part in the Franckeiss Cup. Sonia Pritchard and Maria Cenalmor were victorious in the ladies competition, narrowly edging out clubmates Caroline Dawson and Sue Garnish. Mark Canning and Brian Merritt faced tough competition in the men’s race and put up a brave fight in their first rowing outing.
Well done to all that participated and represented the club.
This event was reported in the Richmond and Twickenham times.
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