Grand Prix 2018/19 – events 5 and 6

Events 5 and 6 have been added to the Grand Prix calendar:

  • GP5 – Maidenhead Half Marathon – Sunday 2nd September 2018 (club half marathon championship)
  • GP6 – Club 3,000m (Harrier Centre)  – Wednesday 10th October

More details including how to enter each event are on the Grand Prix page. You will also find details of any discounts available.

Details of the remaining GP events to follow shortly.

GP1 – Club Mile Championship – 2018 Results!

On Wednesday 13th June, the first of our club championships and GP 2018 – 2019 races got off to a flying start – the club mile! 79 finishers stormed round the track four times at the Harrier Centre in Ewell.

Anthony Whelan  was the first male across the line in 4min59sec with Victoria Haslam the first female in 6min01sec. 

Congratulations to all members who achieved PBs and those who were running the mile race for the first time. 

8 Juniors also completed the race this year. Huge congratulations to Tom Hook, Daniel Street, Charlie Brewer, Zak Grecian, Noah Gallant, Tom Street, Oscar Brewer, and Megan Jones.

A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped out on the night; you were pivotal in electrifying the atmosphere track side! We also can’t forget to thank the fabulous Ann Bath who provided much welcomed post race treats. 

CLUB MILE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS – 2018 – 13th JUNE

Position Name M/F Junior/Senior Time
1 Anthony Whelan M Senior 04:59
2 Alastair McGeoch-Williams M Senior 05:02
3 Chris Rawcliffe M Senior 05:10
4 Joe Chang M Senior 05:14
5 Joseph Gonzalez M Senior 05:15
6 Tim Bartholomew M Senior 05:20
7 Mark Cannings M Senior 05:24
8 Nathan Sayers M Senior 05:25
9 Steve Ramek M Senior 05:35
10 Dom Woodbridge M Senior 05:38
11 Dmitry Selemir M Senior 05:41
12 Michael Street M Senior 05:42
13 Richard Hook M Senior 05:43
14 Joe Brewer M Senior 05:43
15 Lorenzo Valfre M Senior 05:47
16 Ed Rowland M Senior 05:47
17 Geoff Tookey M Senior 05:53
18 Richard Tomes M Senior 05:53
19 Rob Hinton M Senior 05:53
20 Brian Merritt M Senior 05:54
21 Jon Kinsey M Senior 05:55
22 Richard Goulder M Senior 05:56
23 Ricky Harland M Senior 05:57
24 Daniel Clark M Senior 05:58
25 Peter Grecian M Senior 05:59
26 Victoria Haslam F Senior 06:01
27 Matthew Pritchard M Senior 06:04
28 Martin Banks M Senior 06:15
29 Daisy Street F Senior 06:16
30 Tom Hook M Junior 06:21
31 Harry Kim M Senior 06:21
32 Craig Bowdery M Senior 06:21
33 Kirstie Mitchell F Senior 06:24
34 Carla Cotton F Senior 06:25
35 David Iveson M Senior 06:36
36 Diana Kimura F Senior 06:37
37 Robert Pyke M Senior 06:39
38 David George M Senior 06:41
39 Greg Whiteman M Senior 06:47
40 Iain Stevenson M Senior 06:48
41 Katherine Burston F Senior 06:48
42 Laura Hooke F Senior 06:50
43 James Eaton M Senior 06:50
46 Graham Ashby M Senior 06:51
44 Daniel Street M Junior 06:53
45 Rike Jones F Senior 06:55
47 Josie Shepherd F Senior 06:59
48 Kevin Stone M Senior 07:01
49 Steph Harvey F Senior 07:04
50 Howell Jones M Senior 07:05
51 Malcom Watts M Senior 07:12
52 Charlie Brewer M Junior 07:16
53 Sylwia Milkowska F Senior 07:21
54 Matthew Cook M Senior 07:22
55 Zak Grecian M Junior 07:30
56 Viola Nicastro F Senior 07:30
57 Gemma Burt F Senior 07:34
58 Eleanor Taguba F Senior 07:37
59 Steve Back M Senior 07:44
60 Laurie Johnston M Senior 07:58
61 Reyadh Mallam-Hassam M Senior 08:01
62 Noah Gallant M Junior 08:08
63 Tom Street M Junior 08:12
64 Cass Brewer F Senior 08:12
65 Owen Jones M Senior 08:16
66 Peter Tozer M Senior 08:18
67 Lizze Wilson F Senior 08:25
68 Jo Newstead F Senior 08:29
69 Natalie Hodges F Senior 08:42
70 Maria Cenalmor F Senior 08:44
71 Jakki Poyntz F Senior 08:45
72 Annabel Jones F Senior 08:54
73 Ann Bath F Senior 08:59
74 Oscar Brewer M Junior 09:01
75 Krysta Cluer F Senior 09:26
76 Carol Ferrari F Senior 09:52
77 Josie Bate F Senior 09:54
78 Megan Jones F Junior 09:55
79 Bev Gow F Senior 09:57

 

GP1 2018 Club Mile Championship – Pre Register

On Wednesday 13th June  we will be hosting the annual club mile championship at the Harrier Centre, Poole Road, Ewell, KT19 9RY. Please aim to arrive by 7:10pm for a warm-up and be ready to start the mile at 7:20pm.

The race will mostly likely be run in three waves this year, subject to numbers – slower (10:00+), intermediate (7:00-9:59), faster (sub-7:00). You can run in any wave.  To get an idea of how many people will be in each wave, and where the cut-off time will be, please pre-register by filling in our registration form.

I believe the track entry fee is £2.70 (bring £3 to be sure) which is payable in cash at the main reception on the night.

If you are unable to run, we would welcome volunteers to help with timing and results. You can use the registration form to specify that you would like to volunteer.

Reminder of the GP rules:

In order for their performance to score in a Grand Prix event, members must visibly wear the official club top (vest or t-shirt). If a member is new to the club they must have a current kit order in place for a club top to be delivered in the next order window to be eligible to score  GP points. (This decision will be at the discretion of club GP Organisers)

Street Orienteering – Wednesday 6th June

With the annual competition restricting our access to the tennis club next week we are going to be doing a different activity from a different venue. We will be doing a StreetO (Street Orienteering) evening from the Victoria pub in Surbiton.

This event is open to the whole club. You will have up to 60 minutes to run as far as you like visiting as many markers on a map as possible. The navigation uses a line map of Surbiton so is simple. If you are worried about distance or navigation you can run with others and can keep to a short and simple route.

Race HQ

The race will be based at The Victoria, 28 Victoria Road, Surbiton KT6 4JT. We will have an area in the beer garden where we will co-ordinate the race from. Results will be announced shortly after all competitors return.

LOCATION Surbiton
ADDRESS The Victoria, 28 Victoria Road, KT6 4JT
LATITUDE/LONGITUDE 51.3921, -0.3069
OS GRID REFERENCE TQ179673
MAPS Google MapsOpenStreetMap

Race Details

REGISTRATION Between 1900 and 1915
START TIMES Between 1915 and 1930

The Street-O format has clues located at various points on a map. You have 60 minutes to visit as many of these as possible, in any order, and return to the finish. You may return early if you wish.

You can take part as a single runner or in groups of up to three people. Everyone in the group must stay together at all times.

This guide provides general information about street orienteering (details from South London Orienteers).

Don’t forget to bring a pen to write down your answers to the clues as you go around and a watch so that you aren’t late back!

Green Belt Relay 2018

This weekend we are sending out 2 teams of 11 runners to complete a 220 mile lap of London as part of the Green Belt Relay.

Spectators are welcome at any point on the relay so if you fancy a day out, why not come and support. We will all be gathering at the end of the relay for a celebratory BBQ at the Hawker Centre from 5.30pm on Sunday. Everyone is welcome to come along and join whether you ran, supported or stayed home.

Our runners are shown below. You can see the full content in a Google sheet.

Photo Competition Winners

We are very pleased to announce the winners of the 26.2 Photo Competition. The winning photographs are below.

You can see all of the entries at:

Thank you to everyone that submitted entries, we hoped you enjoyed this alternative competition to the usual running events.


Valentine’s 10k taken by Sian Thomas


26.2 in training taken by Beverly Gow

 


26.2 at the races taken by Michael Street


Creative running taken by Becky Stopford

 

Track Session 7.15 for 7.30pm Wednesday 23 May

Preparing for the Club Mile

The Club Mile championship at the Harrier Centre is just four weeks away.  So next Wednesday’s track session will focus on training for the shorter distances.  If you have never done track before, do not be put off; we will run separate groups for differing speeds.

The track session will at the Poole Road athletics track in Ewell.  Otherwise known as the Harrier Centre or King George V recreation ground, it can be found by turning right into Ruxley Lane off the A 240 and then left into Scotts Farm Road which becomes Poole Road.  The recreation ground and athletics track are on your left about half a mile after leaving Ruxley Lane.

Track sessions provide a focussed speed session that works wonders for improving speeds over all distances, and offer the exhilaration of running faster than we do at any other time. 

This month, targeting the mile, we will be doing 8x400m (or 7x400m for the less experienced) with 200m recovery between each rep.

Please arrive at the track around 7.15pm to complete a gentle warm up (eg two or three times jogging around the track) and be ready to start the more formal warm up promptly at 7.30pm.  Bring warm clothing for the warm-up and warm-down and some water if it is hot.  The entry fee is £2.70 but best to bring £3.00 to be sure.

Please be considerate of other track users; other local running clubs will also be training there that evening.

David Pimm

How to nearly run 100 Miles

Try and run 100 miles they said, it will be fun they said, and you know what, they were right.

My first attempt at a 100 miler, DNF, timed out at 85 miles at Clifton Hampden aid station, very emotional having trained for so long and so hard but almost a week on perspectives change and it’s amazing what a good night’s sleep or two can make.

The weekend of 4th and 5th May were without a shadow of a doubt the biggest running challenge I have ever undertaken and other than actually crossing the finish line nothing could have made it better. Runners are strange breed, the thought of running such a distance is something my long suffering better half Sam will never understand but for some reason it’s something she seems to accept and despite moaning about what I might do to myself it’s something she seems willing to follow me into to pick up the pieces at the end.

Continue reading How to nearly run 100 Miles

AGM 2018 – Nominations and voting

The club’s AGM takes place next Wednesday 16 May, 8.30pm at the Surbiton Racket & Fitness Club.  All detail was emailed to members on 16 April and is available on the AGM page: AGM 2018, including the agenda, Chairman’s report and a proposal to establish a new role of Vice Captain.  No further resolutions have been received.

The constitution provides for up to ten committee members in addition to the Honorary Officers.  As we have thirteen nominations (see below), there is therefore likely to be a ballot held at the meeting to elect members of the committee.  Do turn up to vote.

If you can’t make it, you can vote by proxy vote by submitting your request to Maria (secretary [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk) by Tuesday 15 May, appointing David Pimm or David Pearce (as officers not up for re-election) as your proxy and specifying how you wish your votes to be cast.

Decisions to be made at the AGM are:

  • proposed change to the club constitution to add the position of Vice Captain
  • life membership for Kevin Stone
  • committee members – select no more than 10 names. 

Continue reading AGM 2018 – Nominations and voting

Imber Court Relays 2018 – Sign up

Each year we hold a relay event for local running clubs and this year we will be hosting the event at Imber Court for the second time. This is an invitational event which was previously held in Horton Country Park.

The relays will be held on Tuesday 26th June and will start at 7pm.

Teams will consist of four runners and each will complete the 1.6 mile course over  flat but varied terrain before handing over to their team mates. There will be prizes for the fastest teams in a variety of categories

26.2 RRC will be entering teams but we also need volunteers to manage the start, the relay hand over, finish area and of course marshals on the course itself

Please sign up to volunteer or run at: 

>>> Imber Court 2018 Sign Up <<<

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