Just a reminder that Sunday 3rd December is our annual mob match against the Stragglers and to confirm that the venue this year will be Surbiton British legion. With the numbers expected it was essential to find a slightly larger venue not only for the social afterwards but also for safety purposes as starting the run from the club would prove troublesome.
We are just finalising the start/finish of the route and will post further details shortly but for now the main details are:
- Registration opens at 9:30am
- Entry fee is the usual £1 per head
- Walkers will be going off at 10:30
- Runners starting at 11:00
- Please bring a raffle prize for afterwards, if everyone brings something then everyone should in theory leave with something
- Remember friends and family are welcome
- Please had over to the Facebook page event if you haven’t already done so and mark yourself as attending at the following link https://www.facebook.com/events/145270546090118/
- If you are injured or just fancy a more leisurely please let us know if you can help out as a marhsall or member of the finish team
We look forward to seeing another great turnout again this year and hopefully retain the trophy for another year but those pesky Stragglers won’t be giving up without a fight!
For those unsure of where the legion is it is on Hollyfield Road 2 minutes walk from Alexander recreation ground
Just a reminder to all that this Sunday (16th) is the Captains BBQ at the Berrylands Scout hut on Sterling Walk. As usual the club will be supplying the Burgers, Sausages, Chicken, Bread Roll and Condiments, if you want salads, desserts and drink you will need to supply this yourself. Beverly will once again be supplying the Veggie / Vegan options so if this is your option please do let her know ASAP so she can plan accordingly.
Grant will be lighting the BBQ around noon and all are welcome from noon onwards with food being served from around 1pm. Once everyone has had their fill we will commence with the usual fun and games of the Tug-O-War, Welly Wanging and maybe a 3 legged race or two. The afternoon usually starts to wind up around 5pm
Please bring the family for a fun afternoon (No running involved) and if you’re unsure of where the scout hut is situated see -> here <- for a map.
I would also like to thanks both Beverly and Grant in advance for offering their BBQ Culinary skills once again and I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday
This year our awards night will be held at the Royal British Legion on Hollyfield Road in Surbiton, KT5 9AL. The event will run from 7pm to midnight on Saturday 6th May.
The evening will include a buffet with vegetarian and vegan options. Awards will be presented throughout the night and will be followed by dancing until late.
All members are welcome and are invited to bring their partners (partners do not need to be club members). Tickets cost £15 per person payable via bank transfer to the club account. Each ticket includes one free drink at the bar, which is very reasonably priced for your other drinks.
Details for payment are:
||AD followed by your name
Want to do something different with your Sunday morning run (or walk)? Why not join a few friends for a social run around Bushy Park and raise some money for a good cause at the same time?
On 29th January at 10am, a group of us will be running a couple of laps (10km) of Bushy Park in aid of “Run for Orla”. We will be raising money to support two charities, Shooting Star Chase and SANDS. For those who don’t fancy 10km, there is also a 5km option.
Orla was born on 26th July 2016 with Jeunes Syndrome, causing reduced lung volume and consequently, a life expectancy of only a few hours. Orla defied all expectations, living for three days, which she was able to spend entirely surrounded by family thanks to the wonderful facilities provided by Shooting Star Chase Hospice.
For more information about Orla, and the work of Shooting Star Chase, please see: Orla’s Story
Run for Orla is a virtual run, meaning that it can be done anywhere, at any time. Entry costs £10 (£5 for children). Once the run has been completed, proof is submitted via email, using a screenshot of a running watch, mapmyrun, strava upload etc. Further details are available here: Run for Orla
The plan is to meet at the main carpark in Bushy Park at 10am, and run 2 laps of the ‘old’ parkrun course – one clockwise then a second anticlockwise. The 5km option would therefore be a single lap of the old parkrun course.
If you’d like to to join us, please sign up using the Run for Orla Virgin Money page: Run for Orla Sign Up.
Please also let us know you are coming by joining our facebook event: 26.2 RRC Run for Orla Facebook Event
The annual rowing race for runners will be taking place on January 15th in Teddington. It is hosted by the Teddington Skiff club who will also assist with offering a couple of training sessions in the skiff’s, as well as provide the cox on the day. There are three categories mens, ladies and mixed with 2 rowers and 1 cox per boat. The race takes place on the river, no it’s not held in a warm gym on rowing machines, and is what I would consider a sprint as it’s over in approximately 3 minutes.
Last year we entered 2 ladies teams and managed to achieve 1st and 2nd, and everybody who took part as well as those who came to spectate had a great time. If anybody is interested please let me (Kate Hancock) know, I believe we have 1 or 2 ladies teams but it would be great if we could also enter one or both of the mens or mixed categories.
There is just over a week to go before the long awaited mob match against the Stragglers. With club membership at an all time high we are hoping to get a big turn out and show them once and for all that we are the best club around.
For those un-familiar with a mob match, the event is open to all and encourages as many people to take part as possible. We welcome runners, walkers, kids (on bikes, scooters or in buggies) and dogs. Participants do not need to be club members, so bring along your friends, family, neighbours, pets or anyone else you can convince to come along. The aim is to be the club with the most participants around the course (yes, the dogs count too!). The club with the biggest representation take the mob match prize and the losers get the stuffing!
The race follows a 4 mile route from the Hawker Centre in Kingston. Starting on the towpath, we turn off the river following paths and pavements from Teddington lock to Ham. The race is all on good surfaces so trail shoes are not required. There may be last minute changes to the route as it has not been confirmed by the Stragglers.
While not the most competitive event (it really is the taking part that counts this time), there will be some keen runners at the front aiming to be first home. If you do happen to win, you may get some acknowledgement, at least a pat on the back. More importantly, the first dog is the most sought after prize on offer.
||Sunday 11th December 2016
||The Hawker Centre, Kingston (same venue as parkrun)
You will need to register and get a race number.
There is a £1 entry fee payable on the day (no need to register before the day).
||10:30am for walkers / kids, 11:00am for runners
Following the race there will be a social event with some snack food provided. There will be a presentation and the raffle. Please do stay afterwards for a chance to socialise with the other runners of Surbiton and Kingston.
Please bring along an item for the raffle afterwards (wrapped or unwrapped as you choose). Typically people bring a bottle of something, chocolates or a small gift. We want as many raffle prizes as possible. The idea is that everyone will get to go home with a prize (possibly even the one you brought if you like it!).
See you all next Sunday!
It’s that time again when Kevin is forced to cook food for all 198 members!
There’s a change of venue this year so we will be all getting together on Sunday 17th July at the Berrylands Scout Group on Sterling Walk in Berrylands.
We have lots of outdoor space and there’ll be plenty of food available! All we ask is that you bring your own salads and drinks. The club will provide bread and meat.
In addition the food, there will be plenty of fun and games for all the family such as tug-o-war and of course the Welly Wanging!
We hope to see as many of you there as possible!