We have just heard from the GBR organisers who have stated that due to lack of entries they feel they would be unable to fulfill the risk assessment for runner safety due to lack of marshals and they have therefore taken the decision to cancel this years event. They apologise for the short notice and hope you'll all understand that runner safety must be a priority which they cannot guarntee with so few people available to marshal over the weekend.
Once again we will book buses to transport runners and spectators to Brighton Marathon on 14th April and London Marathon (one way) on 21st April.
The Brighton bus will be £10 per person.
The London bus is one way, i.e. outbound only from SRFC to Blackheath, and is only £5 per person.
Men's Cross-Country dates for the 2013/2014 season have been announced and are as follows:
Saturday 19 October 2013 3pm
Saturday 9 November 2013 3pm
Saturday 11 January 2014 2.30pm
Saturday 8 February 2014 3pm
Note: County Championships are Jan 4th. Southern is 25th January and National date is Feb 22nd. Inter-counties is Mar 8th.
Thanks to those that have made their payments and a gentle reminder to those that havent time to pay up please.......
I'm not sure if anyone noticed, but it rained pretty much continuously yesterday, and was cold to boot. As a result, at least 500 people who were expected, didn't bother with the Wokingham half, but not a 26.2 runner was amongst them, with all 8 turning out and in a day to grit it out, all finishing within 30 minutes of each other.
V10 Marshal instructions have been emailed. Please note if you received 2 separate emails you have TWO marshal points!
Please let me know if you did not receive anything or have any questions.
Our last match (which is also a Grand Priz) is at Denbies Wine Estate, London Road Dorking RH5 6AA at 12 noon, 8.5K, about 5.2 miles. Parking is at Freinds Provident, Pixham Lane RH4 1QA, about a 5 -10 min walk to the start. Please don't park at Denbies! I should have the club banner by the tea and cakes table.
The course is 2 equal laps, undulating with a step climb, and some stoney paths, so more suitable for trail shoes although spikes could be worn. There are no changing facilites but portaloos are on the course. There is a cafe and a lovely shop at Denbies, if using please don't go in with muddy shoes or they may not let the venue be used again.
With James Thurston (136) not running in January, Rosie Gerrard and Kevin Stone are joint points leaders on 150 a piece, with David Pearce (134) 4th.
Javier Fuentes (113) 5th, pops above non-running Jon Kinsey (106) 6th, with Caroline Dawson's (102) excellent 2nd position finish last time out moving her up from 14th to 7th. Libby Marchant (76) was another big improver moving from 25th to 14th. Only 20 points separate Jamie Fuentes (95) in 8th from Chris Wilson (75) in 15th.
The weather forecast for tomorrow evening is for clear spells and temperatures of 3°C with a brisk Northerly wind. That's pretty good compared with what we've been running in recently so I expect to see you all there.
People able to help will, as usual, be most welcome. January Analysis and full League Table are attached.
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