April Club Handicap Result

Attached is the result of the April 2011 Club Handicap.  I’ve been working this week so have not got the points etc. worked out yet.  Once we get this busy weekend out of the way, Brighton Marathon et al, I’ll be able to get on with it.

As predicted, Lizzie Wilson did extremely well to finish first, and Grant Davison also scored well. Don Esslemont in second is getting back to form but whether Kevin Stone and Andrea Bennett did enough to retain their places remains to be seen.

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26.2 Social Membership at SRFC

Existing members renuals have just gone out, if anyone else would like to become a Social Member of Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club* for the negotiated reduced annual cost of £52, (was £77!) and to get the £10 prompt payment discount (i.e will cost £42) please pay by Easter.

See someone in the office in the foyer with a cheque and fill in an application form. If you are not able to get in then send a cheque payable to SRFC to them at Berrylands, Surbiton KT5 8JT, any queries email suzie [ at ] surbiton [ dot ] org

Come and enjoy the post run chats and re-hydration after club-nights!

* use of showers, sauna and subsidised bar (2 real ales) 7 days a week. Can take in meals / have takeaways delivered, plates and cutlery provided.


April Club Handicap Preview (Amended)

Two races to go and it’s tight at the top. Most of the first nine runners in the League scored well in March and Lizzie Wilson, dispite having to start a minute later tomorrow, will be a threat to Andrea Bennett’s lead if her last Saturday’s Park Run time is anything to go by. Kevin Stone, Grant Davison and Matthew Pritchard should also be pressing hard.

As for the marathoners, long runs are over and done with and they should all be up for a short, sharp, testing run! It will be mostly daylight for the duration of the event which usually means faster times.

Here are the all-time top 15 Mens and Ladies Times


  MEN PB PB date   LADIES PB PB date
1 Bell,Andy 15:55 Dec-05 1 Sennema,Maryka 18:49 Jul-09
2 Chang,Joe 16:05 Apr-09 2 Robey,Helena 18:57 Mar-07
3 Sales,Tim 16:07 Feb-03 3 Wilson,Katherine 19:00 Feb-11
4 Wilson,Dave 16:31 Apr-03 4 Tozer,Alice 19:24 Apr-04
5 Muir,Ross 16:33 Apr-10 5 Souness,Liz 19:31 Aug-99
6 Dew,Simon 16:42 Jul-10 6 Thevenet-Smith,Ramona 19:32 Aug-00
7 Holland,Jack 16:59 Feb-11 7 Ashcroft,Zoe 19:35 Aug-09
8 Harris,Daniel 17:05 Jul-10 8 Stacey,Maggie 19:43 Apr-07
9 Brewer,Joe 17:12 May-09 9 Sanderson,Jenny 19:57 May-01
10= Thorne,Trevor 17:13 Aug-97 10 Billington,Aimée 20:03 Feb-10
10= Tiernan,Pat 17:13 Apr-97 11 Winter,Sarah 20:17 Apr-08
12 Norman,Simon 17:17 Mar-96 12 Andrew,Sharron 20:31 May-08
13 Watkins,Steve 17:26 May-00 13 Joyce,Bronwynn 20:38 Apr-08
14 Collier,Dominic 17:27 May-10 14 Newstead,Jo 20:42 Dec-04
15 Wilgoss,Ryan 17:28 Nov-95 15 Brown,Mandy 20:46 Mar-03

I’ve also attached the March 2011 Race Analysis. Looking forward to a warm weather run.

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I have foolishly got my husband to come down to the club, and now he wants use MY Garmin which was MY christmas present from him!

Does any one have a Garmin-type watch we could buy? So long as it does pace, distance and time, thats all he needs!


Many thanks,


Kingston Parkrun: Grand Prix 12, April 2011

Kingston parkrun is the final event in this years Grand Prix with each runners best result from any of the five Saturday runs counting. Today there were 15 from the club dominating the field with Dominic Collier winning the overall event in a new PB of 17:43 shortly followed by Marcus Dinardo, Joe Chang and Jason Blair next home to give 26.2 the first four finishers overall.

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26.2 RRC’s Headquarters at SRFC

The Committee Meeting last night agreed to offer SRFC £2000 as originally agreed at the SGM (the amendment of £1500 was rejected at their last meeting on 28th March). With the options negotiated (keeping our equipment / kit shed on their premises, free private functions, see previous post for full details) we are happy to have a mutually beneficial outcome to 26.2 RRC staying at SRFC as their HQ.

The new reduced Social Membership rate (use of showers, sauna, subsidised bar 7 days a week) of £52 (with prompt payment discount reduced to £42) will be sent out shortly by SRFC to existing members.

Shortly details will be available to enable other members to take up this option if they so wish (obviously not compulsory).

26.2 Dinner-Dance

Please don’t leave it to the last minute to book your ticket for the 26.2 RRC 3oth Anniversary Dinner-Dance, incorporating our annual awards, on 7th May 2011 at the Holiday Inn, Portsmouth Road, Kingston (6.45 for 7.30pm), featuring the King Earl Boogie Band The booking form is available in the downloads section or phone Peter Tozer on 02083981768. The Holiday Inn would like to know approximate numbers a month beforehand.

Grand Prix #8 – Horton 10k, 27th March 2011

A nice low-key local race saw a plethora of pbs last Sunday. Those of us who had forgotten this race was rearranged from a snow-bound slot before Christmas were a bit surprised to see Santa on the lead bike, but apparently this is his quiet period, so he was happy to help. Conditions were perfect at the second time of asking, and a healthy 21 club runners pitched up to run.

Report, results and Grand Prix summary available below. Full Grand Prix tables updated, available here or from the downloads section.

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