So a number of people have been asking if we are planning to attend Cotswold 24 again this year which isn’t looking likely, however a new event, closer to home and organised by the same events company is starting this year in Henley on Thames. So with that in mind we thought we would gauge interest in those wishing to take part this year before to commit to entering teams. You can find full details of the event on their website -> here <- so please take a look.
However in brief the details are as follows:
- To be held on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th June
- Campsite opens at 5pm on Friday 15th June
- Entry for a team of 8 runners is £400 – £50 per head assuming we fill the teams £67 per head Maximum based on 6 runners
- Camping for Non Runners is £20 per person and kids camp for free
However to reduce costs the organisers are offering a free team entry for any organisation or club that can man a marshal point for the entire 24 hour period. That would mean if we entered 3 teams each runner would need to spend an hour of the weekend on point throughout the race. If we did this it would reduce the cost of entering by third to around £33 per head based on having 3 teams of 8 and filling all team spaces, further reducing costs if we entered a fourth team and so on.
So for now to gauge interest before decide if we are going to enter teams please can you register your interest using the sign-up form at the link below and please ensure you let us know if you would be willing to help man the marshal point if we took that option.
Click to Sign Up Here!
The club are looking to enter a couple of teams for the English National Cross Country Championships to be held on Saturday 24th February at Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath, London.
Full details and sign-up sheet available here
All entrants must be first claim members and hold a valid EA membership
Deadline to sign-up is Wednesday 10th January
The club has once again entered two teams for Green Belt Relay. This year the event takes place on 19th/20th May. To take part you need to be able to run both days. We encourage as many people as possible to stay out in Essex. Sign up is available here: Sign Up!
Entries are first come first served so get in quick!
More details of the relay can be found here: http://www.greenbeltrelay.org.uk/
Fancy starting the New Year burning off those extra calories by running around a vineyard in knee-deep mud? Then why not sign-up to the Surrey Cross Country Championships held at Denbies, near Dorking on Sunday 7th January.
Senior Women, 12:00 start – 8km. Teams of 4 to score (NOTE: 60min cut-off time)
Senior Men, 13:45 start – 12km. Teams of 6 to score (NOTE: 90min cut-off time)
Entry fees will be covered by the club
All entrants must be EA registered and comply with county qualification criteria. See here for further details.
Entries close on 29th December so please sign up via the link below as soon as possible
>> Sign up! <<
On Sunday 10th December, 34 hardy club members battled the cold, wind and rain to complete a challenging course, starting and finishing at Loseley House in Guildford. The route incorporates a number of long ascents and descents, following a “pig-shaped” loop towards Guildford, before turning west along “The Mount”, past the Watts Gallery, finishing back in Loseley Park.
1st female club member = Victoria Haslam, 51:30
1st male club member = Christopher Hutchinson, 43:06
Congratulations to everyone who completed course, conditions could not have been worse!
Full race results available here
Now 75% through the 2017/18 Grand Prix season, updated points tables are available here
A reminder to all club members, in order to qualify for Grand Prix points, an official club top must be clearly visible during the race
For those who were planning to run the Horton 10K this coming Sunday please note this race has been postponed due to a number of factors.
Email from David as follows:
I am so sorry to have had to make the decision to postpone this Sunday’s final race in the 29th annual RonHill Surrey Classic Series until 18 March 2018.
Continue reading Horton 10K – Postponed
Thank you to everyone that attended today’s mob match between 26.2 Road Runners and The Stragglers.
Including all walkers and runners the final counts were 127 for The Stragglers vs 183 for 26.2 Road Runners. This means that 26.2 take the all important mob prize!
After some extra time needed to calculate the results it was found that The Stragglers had a clear lead in the match competition. They won this with 5382 points to 9701 (lowest wins) so were a long way ahead.
Our individual winners were Oliver Garner (Stragglers) taking the overall win ahead of Chris Wilson (26.2 RRC) in second. First junior male was Charlie Jerrey (Stragglers), first lady Maryka Senema (26.2 RRC) and first junior lady Laura Howley (Stragglers). Well done all.
Result are available online. Unfortunately there was some confusion on the finish line with runners and walkers so times may not be correct for everyone.
Following an impressive turnout at this years’ race, the club would like to send at least a couple of teams to the 2018 Southern Cross Country Championships. We hope to field a strong team from the club to show off the strength and depth of runners.
The event will take place on Saturday 27th January 2018 at Stanmer Park in Brighton. Full details available here
Entries close in mid-December so please sign up no later than 11th December to allow time to process entries. Entry fees are paid by the club so like other cross country events there is no cost to members.
>> Sign up! <<<
**All runners must be first claim members and registered with England Athletics**
This weekend is the second cross country weekend of the 2017/18 season. Both our ladies and men’s teams will be in action.
The ladies will be at Nonsuch park. Race starts at 11am. Details here.
Then men are at Epsom Downs. Race starts at 3pm. Details here.
With the different race times, this is a great chance to run one event and spectate at the other. As usual we will meet in a Surbiton pub in the evening to discuss the day’s races. Ask at the end of the race to see where we are planning to go.
Good luck to all taking part!
Short story long, in 2015 whilst nursing a stress fracture of the second metatarsal I attended a coaching course paid for by the club which prompted me to start up Zero2Hero. I thought to myself that seeing as I would be easing myself back to fitness and because the club had paid for the course I should really put it to good use. I had also seen a News item one evening that was basically saying that the average person was overweight because they had no interest in undertaking any form of exercise and we were a lazy nation. I immediately thought this was a load of rubbish and that your average person would love to exercise so I thought I would challenge this because my belief is that people don’t exercise not because they don’t want to but because they either can’t afford the ridiculous prices gyms or personal trainers charge or that they simply have no idea how to go about getting started and that it can be quite intimidating.
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