A date for your diary – This year we will once again be hosting a team relay at Imber Court, Molesey
The event will take place on the evening of Tuesday 26th June and will see local clubs invited to race 1.6 miles around Imber Court. Each team of 4 runners will compete in various categories. Last year the event was very well received by the other clubs and is now established as a replacement for the Horton Park event.
26.2 RRC will be entering teams but we will also need marshals and helpers for various roles before the event is held and on the evening itself.
The race begins at 7pm and follows a flat all terrain course around Imber Court and along the River Mole.
Imber Court will be putting on a BBQ for the post run social event and there is the cheap club bar available as well
More details to follow nearer the time.
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 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/
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.
Relay season continues at a pace and with the successful completion of our own event we now look forwards to the Nonsuch Relays on 5th July.
All members are invited to sign up. We will be entering a range of teams in all pace groups so welcome all abilities.
You can sign up at:
>>> Nonsuch Relay Sign-up <<<
You can either sign up to be part of a team or to be allocated to any team.
More details of the event are available at: Running with David
It is clearly relay season. With Green Belt done and dusted for another year there are still 3 more chances to be involved in a relay.
Get them in your diary and sign up now!
26.2 Road Runners are proud to host the first running of the 26.2 Road Runners Imber Court Relays. The event replaces relays that we have previously held at Horton Country Park.
Metropolitan Police Sports and Social Club
Imber Court, Ember Lane, East Molesey, KT8 0BT
|Date and Time
||7:30pm – Tuesday 20th June 2017
New Relay Location
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.
>>> 26.2 RRC Member Sign-up <<<
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.
We currently have 4 teams entered into the Cotswolds 24 hour relay. Due to the popularity of the event, we are considering entering another team. This would bring our numbers to 40 runners plus family members. If you would like to be a part of a team. Please get in touch with Richard Kirk. You can do this through facebook or our contact page.
The event is a relay in teams of 8. Each runner must complete at least one 9km lap. The event is run over 24 hours so there is chance to run day time and night time laps.
The event is held over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd July in Cirencester Park. The park is on the edge of the Cirencester town centre however the campsite that we use is on the far side of the park from the town. Camping is available on Friday and Saturday nights.
If you wish to take part in a club team, it will cost £44 per runner. Family can join you on the campsite at a cost of £20 for adults and £5 for children.
This is a great social event with opportunity for as much running as you want plus time to socialise with other club members. If you want to know more about the event, please let us know and we will get a member who has run before to tell you all about it.
Event website: Cotswolds 24 Hour