Committee

What is the committee?

The club is run by a group of volunteers who are elected from the pool of existing members. They meet regularly (every 6 to 8 weeks) to discuss the running of the club.
 
The committee is made up of honorary offices and ordinary members. Details of the different posts are listed below.

How can you join the committee?

Any member may stand for election at the AGM (held in May). To stand for election you must have a member officially nominate you and another to second the nomination.
 
We welcome anyone to stand for election to the committee. You do not  have to be either a top class runner or have been a member since the dark mists of time to be a committee member.
 
You do not have to be on the committee to help with the running of the club. Help is welcomed on an informal basis to help organise and run club events. Why not ask a committee member if there is anything that you can do?
 

Who is on the committee?

Honorary Officers

Chairman – Grant Davison
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CLUB Captain – KEVIN STONE
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“I Joined the club in October 2009, have run on and off over the years since first getting into running at school. I restarted again in 2009 to train for a 72 mile charity run which I completed in 2010 and have caught the bug all over again.

I Joined committee in 2010 and became club captain in 2012.

The best thing about running is encouraging others to achieve what they thought wasn’t possible.”

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Treasurer – David Pearce
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SECRETARY – Libby Marchant
Libby Farmers Marker 2016

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Ordinary Members

CLUB KIT – MARIA CENALMOR
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“I joined the club in Nov 2011, right after a Cross Country Surrey League match… I loved it! And I have been a member of the committee since 2013. 

 
I started running in 2011. I never thought this would be an enjoyable activity, it turned out to be great. I love the constant challenge…. You can always run faster or further. I like distance running and did my first and last marathon in 2014 (London). Now I’m just training for half-marathons. I love the social element that the club brings and running with people makes it so much more fun.”
 

Maria  manages club kit stocks.

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WEBSITE – RICH KIRK
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“I became club member in 2012 when I moved to Surbiton with my wife Vicki (also a club member and former committee member). 

I have been running since 2006 when I took part in the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge. Since then I have run to lose weight, maintain fitness and enjoy the social side of our sport. You will frequently me Rich in the bar after runs or on a Sunday.

I have been responsible for the website since we moved to the current wordpress version. My work on the website started when I put the handicap results online in 2014. I love the handicap and was proud to become champion in the 2015/16 season. By far this was my greatest running achievement.”

Rich 

website [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk

communications – Lawrence Bromley
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“I joined the club back in June 2014 and then the Committee in 2015.

I started running in 2013 and decided to run the 2014 London Marathon for charity. I found training for the marathon hard work on my own and thought it would be much better to run with people who actually knew what they were doing! For me, the best thing about joining the club has been meeting so many new people in the area, who have not only become great friends but have also helped me improve so much as a runner.

Two years on and I’ve run three more marathons and improved my PBs across all distances thanks to the support and encouragement from fellow members.”

Lawrence writes the monthly newsletter and manages the club and Valentine’s 10k Twitter accounts.

news [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk

MEMBERSHIP – JOHN BENNETT
 IMG_0110 I joined the club in 2011 after watching my wife Andrea win Best Newcomer at the awards night for the previous year. I was a late convert to running but tried to run regularly while working in Vauxhall and running with the club in the evenings. The support of the members on the Sunday long runs got me through my first marathon in 2013. Since retirement I have managed to improve my times and it is all down to the support of the club members.
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Ellen Lambrix
IMG_1853 I moved to Surbiton in 2014 and joined the club straight away, I didn’t know anyone in the area so thought it would be a great way to meet some new people – it turned out to be a brilliant decision. Although I’d been running for a couple of years before joining, I’ve since improved my times over all distances from 5K to the marathon and been lucky enough to make some good friends along the way. Running with the club has made marathon training far easier and has also given me the opportunity to enter events I wouldn’t previously have considered (including cross country running and team relays). For me though, the best thing about being part of the club is the support that all the members give each other – I never imagined being able to call on so many people who will happily say yes to a long run on cold, rainy, Sunday morning – its fantastic.
ALASTAIR McGEOCH-WILLIAMS
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“I joined the club in September 2013 and then the committee in May 2016.

I’ve been running in some capacity or other since the age of 10 and was fortunate enough to run in the same cross-country races as Mo Farah (before he became famous!) as a teenager. After moving to Surbiton, I knew that joining a local running club would be the best way to meet people and improve my race performances. I have enjoyed the variety of events on offer, from the Surrey Cross-Country league to the Grand Prix races, and I’ve become more competitive and made some great friends along the way.”

STEVE RAMEK
IMG_6437 “I started running in October 2011 at the same time as i joined the club.

I had just stopped playing football and wanted to keep my fitness up, so thought running would be a good idea..

Had never really run before that apart from the normal school cross country.

Have absolutley loved the last few years of running and have even got one of my daughters into parkrun.”

Peter Tozer
Peter Tozer 2015 Club Mile I joined the club in 1989, the first of 10 London Marathons. Middle-aged addiction to 26.2 miles prompted me also to run Paris four times, New York and Barcelona. Was Grand Prix Organiser for seven years from 2001, also club chairman for three of those years. Haven’t won a race since 1949 Toddlers Race at Woolwich Barracks! Favourite races: Dorking 10, Claygate Country 5 and Wedding Day 7k.

Surbiton's friendly running club. Open to runners of all standards, fast or slow. We participate in local races of all distances.