Category Archives: Grand Prix

Titsey Trail 10k

The Titsey Trail 10k hosted the fifth race in the 2017/18 Grand Prix calendar. Heavy rain over the last week made the course fun and challenging as 38 club members completed the one lap course through the glorious woodland of the ancient Titsey Estate on the Limpsfield Chart in Surrey.

Full results available here

If you enjoyed the mud today, the next Grand Prix event is the first Surrey League fixture of the cross-country season on Saturday 14th October. 

Ladies are at Reigate, 1pm start

Men are at Wimbledon Common, 2pm start

Reigate Half Marathon

26.2 RRC were out in force today at the Reigate Half Marathon. 22 members completed the course, starting and finishing in Priory Park, the closed road course led runners along quiet country lanes towards Horley before looping back. Gently undulating throughout, with a nasty hill to greet the runners at mile 12. Despite this, many of our members completed the 13.1 miles with a new PB.

The kids race was completed by Hannah Whiteman, Tommy and Daniel Street.

Congratulations to everyone who ran today.

Full results available here

GP tables updated here

Grand Prix 2017/18 – update

Following a fantastic start to the Grand Prix season with a record attendance at the Claygate Country 5 and Club Mile Championship, I am delighted to announce the final 3 races of the 2017/18 season.

With the days shortening and the weather turning, what better way to motivate yourself towards new goals and great achievements by participating in this year’s Grand Prix races.

  • GP4 – Reigate half marathon – Sunday 17th September 2017 (Discount available – see Grand Prix page for code) – online entries close on 10th September (no on the day entries)
  • GP5 – Titsey Trail 10k – Sunday 1st October 2017 – likely to sellout in the next couple of weeks, enter soon!
  • GP6 – Surrey League Cross Country – Saturday 14th October 2017
  • GP7 – Second Sunday 5 – Sunday 12th November 2017
  • GP8 – Kingston 10k – Sunday 26th November 2017 (including 10k championship)
  • GP9 – Hogs Back – Sunday 10th December 2017 (Discount available – see Grand Prix page for code)
  • GP10 – Dulwich parkrun – Saturday 20th January 2018 (including 5k championship)
  • GP11 – Fleet Half Marathon – Sunday 18th March 2018 (including half marathon championship)
  • GP12 – Maidenhead Easter 10 – Friday 30th March 2018 (including 10 mile championship)

More details including how to enter each are on the Grand Prix pages. This page also includes details of the discounts available. The latest Grand Prix results tables have been updated are available for viewing.

Club Mile Championship 2017 Results

The evening of Wednesday 23rd August saw the annual club mile championships at Kingsmeadow stadium. Dry, cloudy, humid conditions greeted the runners for 4 laps and 9 metres of the recently re-laid track.

59 runners completed the event, with Chris Wilson first male across the line in a rapid 4min54secs and Daisy Street leading home the female race in 6mins12secs.

6 juniors ran in the first wave, well done to Charlie Brewer, Daniel Street, Zak Grecian, Tommy Street, Zoe and Charlotte Pritchard.

Special mention to our volunteers on the night: Jane Vassell, Fiona Watters, Sam Ward, Ellen Lambrix, Aviva Stein, Danny Norman, Kevin Stone, and Steve Ramek.

Ann Bath once again stole the show with her amazing post-run refreshments.

The results from the club mile are now available in the recent results view. To see the full results you can also read more…

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2017 Club Mile Championship – Pre Register

On Wednesday 23rd August we will be holding the club mile championship at Kingsmeadow Athletics Track. Please be at the track and warming up ready to run at 7:30pm.

The cost of participating is £3.80 which is payable at the fitness centre main reception on the night.

The race will be run in two waves. One wave will be at a faster pace and another slower. It is expected that the split between the two waves will be at around 7 mins/mile. You can run in either wave.

To get an idea for how many people will be in each wave, and where the split will come, please pre-register by filling in our registration form.

If you are unable to run we would welcome volunteers to help with timing and results. You can also use the registration form to specify that you would like to volunteer.

Reminder of the GP rules:

In order for their performance to score in a Grand Prix event, members must visibly wear the club vest/t-shirt. If a member is new to the club they must have a current kit order in place for a club top to be delivered in the next order window to be eligible to score  GP points. (This decision will be at the discretion of club GP Organisers)

Claygate Country 5

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.

Daisy Street (3rd Female Vet), Steve Ramek (2nd Male Vet), Victoria Haslam (2nd Female Senior)
Rob and James Hinton (1st Father and Son)

Full results: Sports Systems – Claygate Country 5 Results

Grand Prix tables updated

The next Grand Prix event is the club mile to be held on the evening of Wednesday 23rd August.

 

Dorking 10

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.

Full results can be found Sports Systems – Dorking 10 Results

Grand Prix tables updated 

A reminder for your diaries, the next Grand Prix is Claygate Country 5, at 10:30am on Sunday 9th July.

Grand Prix 2017/18 – Events 1 to 9

Events 1 to 9 have been confirmed for this year’s Grand Prix. These will be:

  • GP1 – Dorking 10 – Sunday 4th June 2017
  • GP2 – Claygate Country 5 – Sunday 9th July 2017
  • GP3 – Club 1 mile championship – Wednesday 23rd August 2017
  • GP4 – Reigate half marathon – Sunday 17th September 2017 (Discount available – see GP page below)
  • GP5 – Titsey Trail 10k – Sunday 1st October 2017 
  • GP6 – Cross Country – Saturday 14th October 2017
  • GP7 – Second Sunday 5 – Sunday 12th November 2017
  • GP8 – Kingston 10k – Sunday 27th November 2017 (10k championship)
  • GP9 – Hogs Back – Sunday 10th December 2017

More details including how to enter each are on the Grand Prix pages. This page also includes details of the discounts available.

The remaining 3 events will be held in 2018 and will be announced later this year.

Hilly double for the ladies

After the Epsom double for the men last month, this month gave the chance to the ladies to complete a cross country and grand prix double over the weekend.

On Saturday 3rd December, the ladies were in action at Surrey League Cross Country on Mitcham Common. 11 ladies took part over a hilly course. The route, which although appearing from the start to be fairly flat, had a number of tough hills hidden away. At only 6km it was at least short and wasn’t muddy. Does it count as XC if you don’t come back muddy?

Credit to those that made it despite traffic and train woes. After a long struggle to find parking, Vicky Gardner only just made it to the start in time, explaining her absence from the pre-event photo. A special mention to Jo Newstead who cycled to the event but sadly missed the race. At least she was in time for cake!

On Sunday 4th December, both men and ladies were in action at Hogs Back Road Race. 29 members took part with Alastair McGeoch-Williams returning to grand prix winning form for this event and Kirstie Mitchell first lady home for the club. Grand prix tables have now been published and can be downloaded here.

Some members have tackled this event in recent years however it was a welcome addition to our Grand Prix schedule. Although a cold start, the clear day presented some amazing views of the hills around Guildford. I am sure many members will be back to tackle this hilly but scenic course again in the future.

Our superstar ladies who completed both events were Caroline DawsonSue GarnishVicky GardenerSarah Lothian, Ellen Lambrix and Jacqueline Chang (who even managed to sweet talk herself a beer as spot prize at the end of Hogs Back). Well done all!

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Alastair leads the club home.
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Peter prepares himself before the race.

Results follow.

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