Membership Renewals

It is that time of year when renewals are due for membership of 26.2 RRC.

Membership fees for full members remain at £15 for the year which runs from 1st January to 31st December 2018.

For those who wish to renew their England Athletics membership the fee is now £15 a year so a payment of £30 will be required to renew both club and EA membership. EA membership is required as an entry requirement in certain races and grants a discount on most events and we gain London marathon places for each 100 EA affiliated members.

Full time students do not have to pay the membership fee but please let me know that you wish to renew your membership so I can update the records,

If you joined the club after 1st October 2017 you will not need to renew your club membership until 1st January 2019 but you will need to renew your membership with England Athletics by paying £15 to the club. Please make it clear on the bank transfer that it this is for EA renewal.

Please pay by BACS using the following:

Bank Barclays
Sort Code 20-84-17
Account Number 00897302

Many thanks

John Bennett
Membership Secretary

Surrey Cross Country Championships

Fancy starting the New Year burning off those extra calories by running around a vineyard in knee-deep mud? Then why not sign-up to the Surrey Cross Country Championships held at Denbies, near Dorking on Sunday 7th January. 

Senior Women, 12:00 start – 8km. Teams of 4 to score (NOTE: 60min cut-off time)

Senior Men, 13:45 start – 12km. Teams of 6 to score (NOTE: 90min cut-off time)

Entry fees will be covered by the club

All entrants must be EA registered and comply with county qualification criteria. See here for further details.

Entries close on 29th December so please sign up via the link below as soon as possible

>> Sign up! <<

London Marathon Ballot

So it’s that time of year again, Christmas is just around the corner and it is marathon ballot time. The ballot tables have now been updated and can be seen -> here <-

If you are hoping to enter the ballot please check the list to see if you have qualified by participating in the minimum 8 events. If you are not showing as qualified but believe you should have done please drop me a line with a list of the events you believe you did so I can check, you will need to do this by the evening of Monday 18th December at the latest please. 

This year I would ideally like to know ahead of time those who wish to enter as I need to double check eligibility in terms of all aspects of the ballot rules which you can find -> here <- 

To enter this years ballot please head on over to an online entry form I have set up and complete all details requested. The draw will take place at approximately 9:30pm on Wednesday 20th December during the club Xmas party.

Good luck to all who are putting their name in the hat and remember that although we only have 2 places available the odds will still be better than the public ballot

Sign Up Here!

GP9 Hogs Back Road Race

On Sunday 10th December, 34 hardy club members battled the cold, wind and rain to complete a challenging course, starting and finishing at Loseley House in Guildford. The route incorporates a number of long ascents and descents, following a “pig-shaped” loop towards Guildford, before turning west along “The Mount”, past the Watts Gallery, finishing back in Loseley Park.

1st female club member = Victoria Haslam, 51:30

1st male club member = Christopher Hutchinson, 43:06

Congratulations to everyone who completed course, conditions could not have been worse!

Full race results available here

Now 75% through the 2017/18 Grand Prix season, updated points tables are available here

A reminder to all club members, in order to qualify for Grand Prix points, an official club top must be clearly visible during the race

 

26.2 RRC vs The Stragglers – Mob Match Results

Thank you to everyone that attended today’s mob match between 26.2 Road Runners and The Stragglers. 

Including all walkers and runners the final counts were 127 for The Stragglers vs 183 for 26.2 Road Runners. This means that 26.2 take the all important mob prize!

After some extra time needed to calculate the results it was found that The Stragglers had a clear lead in the match competition. They won this with 5382 points to 9701 (lowest wins) so were a long way ahead.

Our individual winners were Oliver Garner (Stragglers) taking the overall win ahead of Chris Wilson (26.2 RRC) in second. First junior male was Charlie Jerrey (Stragglers), first lady Maryka Senema (26.2 RRC) and first junior lady Laura Howley (Stragglers). Well done all.

Result are available online. Unfortunately there was some confusion on the finish line with runners and walkers so times may not be correct for everyone.

Southern Cross Country Championships – 27th January 2018

Following an impressive turnout at this years’ race, the club would like to send at least a couple of teams to the 2018 Southern Cross Country Championships.  We hope to field a strong team from the club to show off the strength and depth of runners.

The event will take place on Saturday 27th January 2018 at Stanmer Park in Brighton.  Full details available here

Entries close in mid-December so please sign up no later than 11th December to allow time to process entries. Entry fees are paid by the club so like other cross country events there is no cost to members.

>> Sign up! <<<

**All runners must be first claim members and registered with England Athletics**

26.2 RRC Vs Stragglers Mob Match

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

 

Cross Country weekend – 11th November

This weekend is the second cross country weekend of the 2017/18 season. Both our ladies and men’s teams will be in action.

The ladies will be at Nonsuch park. Race starts at 11am. Details here.

Then men are at Epsom Downs. Race starts at 3pm. Details here.

With the different race times, this is a great chance to run one event and spectate at the other. As usual we will meet in a Surbiton pub in the evening to discuss the day’s races. Ask at the end of the race to see where we are planning to go.

Good luck to all taking part!

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