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Grand Prix Fixtures Update

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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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Cross Country Fixtures

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!

Date Men’s Team Ladies Team
Saturday 15th October Wimbledon-2PM start Nonsuch Park
Saturday 12th November Epsom Downs – HOSTING NO FIXTURE
Saturday 3rd December NO FIXTURE Mitcham Common
Saturday 14th January 2017 Cranford Park Ham Lands
Saturday 11th February Lloyd Park Farthing Downs, Coulsdon

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 <-

Continue reading Dates For Your Diary

Club Kit Order Window

Calling all members!

Our kit supplier has opened a new ordering window for the club. The order window will close at 5pm on Thursday 26th May.

All kit ordered by this time will be delivered around the end of June, just in time for most of your summer races and of course the summer Grand Prix events.

As well as running kit, our supplier can also provide cycling and triathlon clothing, running accessories and also kit in child sizes too.

Instructions on how to order can be found here.

Notice of AGM – 18th May 2016

Notice of Annual General Meeting – Wednesday 18 May 2016

All members are invited to attend the 26.2 RRC AGM on Wednesday 18 May 2016 at 8.30pm, at Surbiton Racket & Fitness Club, Berrylands, Surbiton.

The agenda, AGM notice and nomination forms are all available to download on the AGM page 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.

Kind regards

Libby Marchant

Secretary, 26.2 RRC

Annual Dinner Update

It is now just over a month until our Annual Dinner and Awards Night on Saturday 7th May at the Holiday Inn Kingston. Come along an help us celebrate the club’s 35th year!

We have received some offers from the Holiday Inn:

  • You can get a 20% discount on drinks if you order TWO WEEKS in advance (before 23 April). Fill in and submit this form to events [ at ] hikingston.co [ dot ] uk: Annual Dinner 2016 – Drinks Pre Order.
  • If you want to stay at the Holiday Inn for the night, we have secured 10 rooms at a discounted rate. Call on 0208 786 6504 and provide the code ‘RRC’. Rooms are £99 and include breakfast.

Tickets are selling fast but still available. Full details of how to get your ticket are available at Annual Awards Dinner 2016.

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.

Grand Prix 2016-2017 Fixtures 1-6

Whilst we still have the final GP fixture of the current season to come, the Grand Prix organisers are now in a position to announce the first batch of fixtures for the coming season. In an effort to help you all plan your race diaries, we’ve got this announcement out as early as possible.

As ever, we’ve tried to keep things varied, with a selection of road and off-road races, with a preference towards smaller, local run events. However, we have thrown in a bigger race – the Ealing Half Marathon – an altogether slightly bigger affair. We have secured three free entries to this race. Once the race has sold out (which it tends to do in August), three entrants will be chosen at random and they will each receive a full refund of their entry fee from the race organisers. 

The first six fixtures are…

Date Race Club Championship?
1st June 2016 Club One Mile Championship – Kingsmeadow One Mile
19th June 2016 Ranelagh Harriers Richmond 10k 10k
29th July Wedding Day 7k n/a
11th September Second Sunday Five n/a
25th September Ealing Half Marathon n/a
15th October 2016 TBC Surrey League Cross Country Fixture One n/a

If you have any races you’d like to see in the second half of the season, do feel free to post up on the new forum.

Does something look different?

Hang on a minute…is something different around here? Did you change your hair? 

Please don’t adjust your computer screens! Our website has indeed changed.

We have upgraded to a new version that will hopefully be much easier for everyone to use and will definitely be easier for us to administer. For the tech-inclined we have moved from Joomla to WordPress. For the non-tech minded, look how pretty the new website is!

Over the weekend we have reset all user passwords. If you have not received your reset e-mail, please do let us know and we will sort it out for you. You can use either the public forum or contact form to get in touch.

If you have any suggestions about the new website, please do let us know. We want to know about ideas for new content, anything that isn’t working or anything that you feel is missing since we upgraded. Why not try posting your feedback in the new forum?

We hope you enjoy using the new site. Please come back regularly!