July’s Handicap saw 42 of us starting and finishing in the Byeways as we ran the new course for the first time. In essence only the start and finish has changed although this means the incline along Berrylands if dealt with much earlier and the finish is slightly more downhill. In addition to the course change we are happy to report that the 3 mile handicap course is now 3 miles and not the 2.97 miles most people seemed to measure over the past years.
Among the 42 runners we had:
8 First timers
4 personal bests for those having run before
4 runners sub 20
No single runner taking longer to complete the course then the new base time of 40 minutes
First timers Daniel Clarke and Jackie Morris lead the field home with Lizzie Wilson hot on their tails as she bids to repeat her amazing form of 2010/11 season when she took glory and won the season by a clear margin.
For full details on last months times, positions and this months start times see the full handicap database for this season –> here <-
For those of you attending tomorrow evening we would ask that:
Please arrive in good time to register as we will be leaving the club at 7:15pm prompt in order to start at 7:30pm.
If you are running late message either Kevin Stone or Steve Ramek in advance to register yourself, please do not arrive at the Byeways to register if you can help it.
Be mindful of the residents whose road we are now using to start and finish on, it must have been a bit of a shock to us all there last month.
Please keep noise to a minimum and move towards the end of the road when you finish to register your position away from the finish line.
If you are unable to run but can help out please make yourself known and we will ensure you are given a Hi-Vis and a assigned a role.
And finally for those of you who are unsure if you would be able to compete in the handicap we have changed the base start time to 40 minutes from 35 to make sure everyone can get round in the allotted time so please do come along and give it a try, you won’t regret it.
The second Grand Prix of the 2017/18 season held on Sunday 9th July 2017 saw a record club turnout at the Claygate Country 5 with 58 club members completing the undulating 5 mile course around Arbrook Common. In hot and humid conditions, 26.2 RRC represented over 15% of the total field, with special mention to Victoria Haslam (2nd Female Senior), Daisy Street (3rd Female Vet), and Steve Ramek (2nd Male Vet). Rob Hinton and son James finished first Father and Son.
The 2017/18 Grand Prix season kicked off with the Dorking 10 mile race on Sunday 4th June 2017. Part of the Surrey Road League Series, the course takes on a shorter lap, followed by a longer lap, over the undulating country lanes to the south of Box Hill. Despite a cool start to the day, the heat soon began to build, creating testing conditions for the runners with the course largely exposed to the elements.
Congratulations to all who took part, in a highly competitive field.
The new relay course will be run over a 1.6 mile route around the grounds of Imber Court and along the river Ember. The course is flat but with mixed terrain including grass, gravel paths and some tarmac. It is uneven in places but not difficult.
Located in Surrey, very near to Hampton Court, the Imber Court has some of the finest sports grounds in the United Kingdom. There is ample parking available and the clubhouse has excellent facilities and a bar for a post run drink and chat.
Teams will consist of 4 runners. There will be prizes for mens, ladies and mixed teams. Entry will cost £12 per team.
The event is open to local running clubs by invitation. If you would like more information for your running club, please get in touch at enquiries [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk.
26.2 RRC Members
Club members are invited to either run or volunteer for the event. Please use the sign up sheet to register to run or volunteer.
Excited about relays after Green Belt? Did you get to run and want more? Did you miss out and now want a go yourself? Worry not, we are now taking sign ups for the River Relay 2017!
The River Relay will be held this year on 3rd September. The event is organised by the Stragglers. Full details are available at River Relays.
The River relay is a 26.2 mile relay from Virginia Water to the Hawker Centre. Teams consist of 5 runners each taking between 4.9 and 6.5 miles. Worry not, this is a flat course following the river so you won’t get the hills seen at Green Belt!
Teams are made up of at most 3 senior men and must contain at least 1 lady. Teams should be able to complete the course in under 4.5 hours.
The event is open to all club members. If you are worried that you are a slower runner, worry not, we will team you up with someone faster to get you home in time for the party!
Full details of the event are available online at: River Relays.
Sign up is available at: >>> River Relay Sign-up <<<. You can either enter a full team of five or request to be added into a team.
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