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.
Well done to everyone who competed in the first Surrey League Cross Country yesterday, fantastic turnout in both the ladies and gents races. Full results now available:
If you notice any discrepancies in the results, please let the club captains know (Mous and Ann).
Hopefully you all enjoyed the run and if you would like another serving of cross country, on a more competitive, larger scale, then the London Cross Country Championships are fast approaching (see previous post for full details: http://www.26point2.co.uk/seaa-road-relay-and-london-cross-country-championships/) and sign-up sheet.
Deadline for registering your interest is Wednesday 25th October.
The next Surrey League Cross Country race is on Saturday 11th November (Ladies are at Nonsuch Park / Gents are at Epsom Downs)
To help with the large number of members expected to enter Oxshott 10k as part of the Heroes 2 Superheroes training programme, Kevin Stone is collecting names to do a bulk entry into the event. If you would like to be included in the bulk entry. Please complete the Oxshott 10k Google Form.
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
It is now less that a month until the start of the new cross country season so dust off your trail shoes and sharpen your spikes.
The cross country events are a highlight of the club’s running calendar as they are a great opportunity to get out and run with other club members as a team. All members are encouraged to take part in the Surrey XC league. We welcome runners of all standards to these events. All Surrey XC league events are free for members.
Make sure you get the dates below added into your diary…
|Date||Men’s Fixture||Ladies Fixture|
|14th October 2017 (Grand Prix)||Wimbledon||Priory Park, Reigate|
|11th November 2017||Epsom Downs (tbc)||Nonsuch Park|
|2nd December 2017||Roundshaw Downs||–|
|13th January 2018||–||Richmond Park (tbc)|
|10th February 2018||Lloyd Park||Wimbledon Common (tbc)|
If you want to take part in cross country this year, we have a facebook messenger group for each team. A link to join these groups and other details on cross country are available on the Cross Country page.
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
A quick note to remind everyone running this Sunday in the Reigate Half, the race starts at 9:15am.
It looks set to be another great club turnout with 26 members signed up.
Being a mass-participation event, we will be using chip-timing for the Grand Prix results rather than past-the-post.
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.
A couple of top level events organised by SEAA are on the horizon this Autumn. Both events are highly competitive and will draw a top quality field from around the region. I suggest only the “faster” runners to consider signing up to give the club the best chance to represent ourselves at this level. The plan is to enter one or two male and female teams for both events, subject to interest.
Southern Road Relays – Sunday 24th September – Crystal Palace – website link
Women’s team = 4 x 4.5km, Men’s team = 6 x 6km
Please sign up by MONDAY 4th SEPTEMBER if interested so that we can meet entry deadline
London Cross Country Championships – Saturday 18th November – Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath – website link
Please sign up by WEDNESDAY 25th OCTOBER if interested so that we can meet entry deadline
All runners must be first claim members and registered with England Athletics.
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…