The GP organisers are pleased to be able to confirm the final three fixtures of the season.
GP10 will feature the return of a race that hasn’t featured in the GP series for some time – the 3000m track race!! This fixture will replace the usual track session on Wednesday 25th January 2017 on the newly re-laid Kingsmeadow Athletics track.
GP11 will be the 5km Club Championship and will be held at Tooting parkrun on a Saturday in February – to be confirmed in due course.
GP12 will be the Club Half Marathon Championship and as chosen by the overwhelming majority of members who voted, will be The Surrey Half Marathon on Sunday 12th March 2017. Please note – this race is guaranteed to sell out, far in advance of the race day itself. We would urge all members who wish to participate in this race to sign up ASAP.
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.
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.
The Grand Prix organisers have now confirmed a further three fixtures.
The full list of confirmed fixtures is below.
GP4 Second Sunday Five – 11th September GP5 Ealing Half Marathon – 25th September GP6 Cross Country – 15th October GP7 Oxshott 10k – 30th October GP8 Epsom 10 – 20th November GP9 Hogs Back Road Race – 4th December – we have kindly been given a 15% discount code by AAT, valid until 1st December. Please log in to see the discount code below. Please do not share the code outside the club.
The remaining three fixtures will be announced in due course. There will be one half marathon, one parkrun and possibly something a bit different.
GP9 – Hogs Back Road Race – Discount Code
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We will be co-hosting the second Men’s fixture on Saturday 12th November. As such we will need volunteers to assist with managing the finish funnel and recording results. If you can assist, please can you let Moustafa Fawzy know or post up on Facebook or the website forum!
Our two Cross Country Captains are Moustafa Fawzy and Ann Bath, who will be coordinating things leading up to each fixture.
We would encourage all runners to take part this season. Each fixture is between 4 and 6 miles and of course will be off-road. Cross Country is all about a team effort and getting as many members out for each fixture is the main thing. It does not matter how fast or slow you are, the main thing really is just to turn up, have a run with your club mates and enjoy the fabulous cakes and biscuits afterwards! A number of members will also meet back up in the evening for a well earned Surbiton-based curry.
Unlike most races, these fixtures are both FREE and on a Saturday – leaving you with more money to spend and enjoy on your Saturday evening!
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 <-
There are four Honorary Officers of the Club and ordinarily two of these posts fall for election each year. This year the posts of Club Captain and Secretary are open for election.
If you wish to stand for election as an Ordinary Committee Member you will need to be nominated by two members of the club. If you also wish to be considered for either post of Club Captain or Secretary then make sure you are nominated separately for that.
You must be a first claim member of the club to serve on the Committee. Nominations in writing must reach me no later than 8.30pm on Wednesday 4 May 2016. You can submit them by e-mail to secretary [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk or to any of the committee members at the club who will pass it on to me.
If you have a resolution to put to the AGM, this must be submitted in writing to me no later than 8.30pm on Wednesday 4 May 2016.
If you wish to make a nomination for a Life Membership, this must also be submitted in writing to me no later than 8.30pm on Wednesday 4 May 2016. Note, these will only be presented at the meeting subject to Committee approval.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at secretary [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk or using the details provided in the mail sent to members or via the website contact form which will then be passed on via the web team.
Secretary, 26.2 RRC
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