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.
It is that time of year when renewals are due for membership of 26.2 RRC. Fees are due by the end of January please with the price remaining at £15 for the year.
For those who wish to take up England Athletics membership or renew it for 2017 the cost of affiliation has increased by £1 with EA now costing £14 a year, so a payment of £29 will be required to renew both club and EA memberships.
New members, full time students, life members and those that that joined after 1st October 2016 do not need to pay club fees for this year but those that are affiliated to England Athletics will need to renew their EA fee of £14 payable to the club please.
Please pay by bank transfer using the following details by 31st January 2017:
If you are unable to pay by bank transfer please see a member of the committee for alternative payment methods but bank transfer is the preferred method.
Thank you to the 194 members, friends, family, kids and dogs who turned out to help us win this year’s 26.2 RRC vs The Stragglers mob match. With 194 representing 26.2 against 101 for The Stragglers, we gave them the stuffing they deserve!
We have only won the trophy twice before in our history, in 1987 and 1989, so this really shows the strengths that our club has risen to this year. Thanks to all members for making this a great club and especially to captain Kevin Stone for inspiring us all to turn out.
The mob prize was not the only one for 26.2 RRC. Chris Rawcliffe finished in first place, Stanley lead David George round to win first dog and Sue Grecian made it round with help from crutches and a wheel chair to take the golden boot.
Well done to all who took part. We look forward to giving them an even bigger thrashing when they come to us for the same event next year.
As the Kingsmeadow track is currently closed for relaying, we will NOT have our usual track session next Wednesday 30 November.
But do not despair! Instead, I will be organising an intervals session in Berrylands. We will run four, five or six half mile reps on the flat. That is the equivalent of four, five or six by 800m plus a recovery jog in between.
We will meet as for a usual Wednesday at the clubhouse at 7.00pm and jog down to Raeburn Avenue to warm up. We will run round a loop of Raeburn, Greenfield, Grand and Elmbridge Avenues in four or five groups of differing speeds to accommodate differing pace runners and so as, hopefully, to avoid over-crowding the pavement.
There will be no road crossings in the reps, and no entry fees to pay!
As you can see from the banner above, we have opened entries for Valentine’s 10k 2017. As a reminder, we need club members to volunteer to organise the race. We will need a range of marshals and helpers in race HQ.
A plea and sign up for volunteers will be sent out nearer the time. For now, please keep 12th February 2017 free and importantly, members are asked to volunteer instead of entering the race.
For more details on the race, please visit: Valentine’s 10k race details.
Just a reminder that on Sunday 11th December the annual mob match against the Stragglers is scheduled to take place and it is the Stragglers turn to host this year and the event will start and finish at Kingston Hawker Centre. For those who have never taken part in the Mob Match this is not just about running fast but as the name suggests it is about getting as many people round the course and over the finish as possible. The team with most participants wins so this is an event everyone can take part in even if they are not a member of the club. Bring your family, neighbours, the dog, a stranger off the street, the more the merrier. The course is just under 4 miles and you don’t have to run, so even if you’re carrying an injury and can walk then you can take part.
Continue reading Stragglers Mob Match – Your Club Needs You!
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With the dark evenings well and truly here we are pleased to announce that we have arranged a brand evening through Up & Running, your local running store in Kingston market place found within the Ultimate Outdoors store.
Up & Running are keen to work with the club and we are pleased to invite them along to the club on Wednesday 2nd November which is handicap evening where they will attend with Silva Head Torches giving club members the opportunity to be fitted by a Silva Rep and run with one of their range of head torches. This is an ideal evening to try one out as running round Berrylands when it is dark can be tricky at best and whilst we strongly recommend members wearing Hi Vis apparel the use of a head torch is also a great way to help you stay safe during the winter months. Continue reading Brand Night – Silva Head Torches
We have had a number of fabulous results this weekend from club members. If you have results not shown below that you would like included on the site, please let us know using the contact form.
Things started well on Saturday morning with another flurry of PBs at Kingston parkrun. The honourable mention goes to Sue Hawker (Grecian) who took two and a half minutes off her previous PB. Joe Chang also slayed a long standing daemon, finally getting a parkrun PB, 5 years (and 2 children) since his last one. For more on how things went in Kingston, member Josie Bate wrote this week’s run report which is available on the Kingston parkrun site.
On Sunday, we had a number of Zero2Hero graduates moving on from 5 to 10, in some cases Feet 10k and other 10 miles at the Great South Run. More details on how they got on will be sent out later in the week.
While not racing, a group of members performed an important job at Epsom Downs on Sunday. They did a scouting mission to check the course for our upcoming cross country event. We will be hosting the cross country fixture on 12th November at 3pm on Epsom Downs. Please add the date to your diaries. We need a strong men’s team to run and lots of help volunteering to ensure the event goes smoothly (and nobody ends up running a mile too far!).
Finally, there was one result that was missed last weekend that deserves a special mention. Richard Goulder ran the Centurion Autumn 100 in a fabulous time of 20 hours 14 minutes 45 seconds. Hats off to Richard on this amazing achievement.
Great South Run
23 Oct 2016 – 10 miles
23 Oct 2016 – 10k
22 Oct 2016 – 5k
Centurion Running – Autumn 100
15 Oct 2016 – 100 miles
* PBs are based on data available in the 26.2 records. If your result is incorrectly marked as a PB, please enter your correct. Log in to add your own results.
Major repairs to the Kingsmeadow running track mean that the track will be closed for a number of weeks from late October.
Our track session this month will therefore be a week earlier than scheduled and will take place 7.15 for 7.30pm next Wednesday, 19 October.
At this time of year we are mostly running longer distances – some people considerably longer! Speed work is still an important part of a training schedule, but we will run longer reps: either 5x800m or 6x800m.
We meet at the Kingsmeadow track, Kingston Road. Please arrive by about 7.15pm to complete a gentle warm up (eg two or three times jogging around the track, or perhaps run to the track). The formal warm-up begins promptly at 7.30pm. Entry is £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 contributing to faster times at those longer distances as well.
Following our latest GP – The Epsom 10 which saw 22 club members turn out to race the tables have again been updated with the latest stats. The final 2 qualifying races are Ladies Cross Country on Saturday 3rd December followed by The Hogs Back Road Race Sunday 4th December.
Continue reading London Marathon Ballot – Updated 19th November