Strength conditioning for injury prevention and running performance

Nathan Bell of ‘Higher Level Performance’ who operates at the Surbiton Rackets & Fitness Club has kindly offered to provide a 20 minute presentation for 26.2 runners on strength and conditioning training to reduce the incidence of injuries and improve running performance.

This will take place in the far end of the bar at the SR&FC at 8.15pm on Monday 27 January and is open to all 26.2 members.

He is also running free taster session Monday 20 January and Friday 24 January 12.30-1.30pm at SR&FC.  To sign up contact nathanbell [ at ] higherlevelperformace.co [ dot ] uk.

MEN’S XC MATCH 3 REPORT

The third Surrey Cross Country league fixture of the season was hosted by Elmbridge RRC on a  dry but  windy Oxshott Downs. It was pretty chaotic at the narrow start and, although not that muddy, quite tricky underfoot with the tree roots, as Chris unfortunately found out.

There were 353 runners (the most so far) and once again 26.2 were the largest represented club with 40 runners and now 65 have represented the club this XC season so far! 

Seven were running their first XC of the the season: Ed Rowland, Jay Larkin, Jonathon Lush, Mark Ryder, Matthew Hoare, Ricky Harland and Simon De La Fosse.Our top three runners were:  Ben Chown (30:11, 5th), Tim Bartholomew(32:20, 24th) and  Paul Donohoe (33:59,  59th)

The A team scorers were (6th out of 9 teams):
Ben Chown, Tim Bartholomew, Paul Donohoe, Dom Woodbridge, Jonathon Lush, Max Riley-Gould, Joe Brewer, Craig Partridge, Joe Chang, Mark Cannings

The B team scorers were (3rd out of 9 teams):
David Maher, Geoff Tookey, Tom Sellen, Chris Chapman, Michael Street, Robert Hinton, Jay Larkin, Peter Grecian, Robert Pyke, David Pimm

These are two very strong teams which shows you how competitive the league is this year. We are safe in mid table and so will be running again in Division 3 next year.

For full results

(Mrs) Keddie Cakes  went down well but hopefully full  culinary services from Ann Bath will be resumed at the next match.

Final Match: 12 Feb,  12pm,  Lloyd Park– note the earlier start time as all 4 divisions are racing there.

It would be great if we get a  clean sweep and have the  largest contingent again at the final fixture so hopefully see you all there!

Cross Country Captain: Paul Keddie

EA Coaching next Wednesday 7.00pm 15 January

We had a great coaching session with Tom Craggs, England coach on November 27.  We have two more sessions scheduled, but Tom has kindly agreed to give us an extra coaching session next Wednesday 15 January.

As previously, the location is at the Poole Road athletics track in Ewell.  This is so much more effective for Tom to manage the session and to be able to interact with everyone as we run. 

The focus of this training is on practical sessions and advice with 3 (now 4!) organised sessions focused towards developing Half/Marathon fitness and each sees us completing a running specific warm up, main session and cool down. The sessions are opportunities to experience different types of training sessions, warm up and cool downs but also give an informal opportunity for Q&As and sharing of training advice and ideas.

The remaining sessions with Tom will be 29 January and 18 March both at the Poole Road track.

The Poole Road athletics track in Ewell is otherwise known as the Harrier Centre or King George V recreation ground, it can be found by turning right into Ruxley Lane off the A240 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.

Please arrive at the track at 7.00 pm ready to start. Tom will lead the warm up so there is no need to warm up in advance of the session. Bring clothing for the warm-up and warm-down and for during the Q & A session at the end of training session. The entry fee is £2.80.

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

January Handicap Preview

The December handicap saw 38 members complete the two lap course of Berrylands. On his fifth handicap appearance, David Coleman set a new PB to be first over the line with an elapsed time of 38:07 (actual: 22:57). Fastest time on the evening went to Ben Chown (16:19), narrowly missing the course record by three seconds. Daisy Street was the quickest female on the night in 21:54.

After six races, Chris Dormer has a comfortable lead at the top of the table, despite missing the August race (143pts), with Graeme Maisey (125pts) and Steve Back (123pts) heading up the chasing pack.

For full details of last months’ times, positions and this months start times, see the full handicap database for this season –> here <-

For those of you attending we kindly ask you to note the following:

  • If you are able to volunteer please let Bev know in advance. We are always grateful for an extra pair of hands.
  • Please arrive in good time to register as we will be leaving the club at 7:15pm prompt in order to start at 7:30pm.
  • Be mindful of the residents on The Byeways and keep noise to a minimum.
  • With the nights now closing in, for your own safety please wear a BRIGHT REFLECTIVE TOP to ensure you are visible to other pavement/road users.
  • Last but not least, have fun and enjoy the evening 🙂 

SURREY XC LEAGUE – MATCH 3

A reminder that this Saturday, 11th Jan, is the third of four fixtures of the Surrey Cross Country League.

Ladies:  Wimbledon Common, 1pm          race info  
Men:      Oxshott Downs,              2:30pm   race info

To run you need to have been allocated a bib number: check
Not there and want to run? please contact your XC captain before Saturday.

Please run, if possible, in official club kit and don’t forget to bring your allocated number bib.

Afterwards there will be post run drinks which all are welcome to:
Venue: Prince of Wales pub, Ewell Road, 6:30pm

XC Captains:
Ladies: Maria Cenalmor / Ann Bath
Men:     Paul Keddie
Full Fixture detail including links to Facebooks groups

GRANDS PRIX 10 & 11

Here are the much-anticipated details for the final GP races of the 2019/20 season, enjoy…
 
GP10 Dash for the Splash – Sunday 2nd February
A 26.2 RRC favourite, the Dash for the Splash is a local 10k all-terrain race at Wimbledon Common, organised by our friends at Thames Hare and Hounds running club.
 
Mud + hills + splash = sticky toffee pudding. 😊
 
GP11 Croydon Half Marathon – Sunday 15th March
We choose to support races organised by fellow running clubs wherever possible. This event is brought to you by Striders of Croydon; an undulating half marathon, slightly more low-key the Reading Half (GP12) in April.
 
All club members are welcome and encouraged to take part in grand prix events. To score points, club colours (blue top with red and white stripe) must be worn, or at least on order. Full details of the events including how to enter, discount codes (you must be logged in to view these) and the updated GP tables can be found on the GP pages.

EA Coaching Wednesday 7.00pm 11 December

Following a great coaching session with Tom Craggs, England coach last week, we have the second of three sessions  on Wednesday week (11 December). Now that we have seen the sessions in action, we have changed the location of next week’s session which will now take place at the Poole Road athletics track in Ewell, just as the last one.  This will be so much more effective for Tom to manage the session and to be able to interact with everyone as they run.  Please note that this is different from the original plan and post to the website.

The Poole Road athletics track in Ewell, otherwise known as the Harrier Centre or King George V recreation ground, 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.

Please arrive at the track at 7.00 pm ready to start. Tom will lead the warm up so there is no need to warm up in advance of the session. Bring clothing for the warm-up and warm-down and for during the Q & A session at the end of training session. The entry fee is £2.80.

Please be considerate of other track users; other local running clubs will also be training there that evening (for their Christmas special!).

The focus is on practical sessions and advice with 3 organised sessions spread over a 12 week period focused towards developing Half/Marathon fitness and each sees us completing running specific warm up, main session and cool down. The sessions are opportunities to experience different types of training sessions, warm up and cool downs but also give an informal opportunity for Q&As and sharing of training advice and ideas.

London Marathon Club Ballot – Registration

As 2019 draws to a close, it’s time for another Christmas party and more importantly, another London marathon ballot!

For 4 members, there is still chance to reach the minimum of 8 qualifying events since 1st January 2019, with the Hogs Back Road Race this coming Sunday (8th Dec). The current tables can be found -> here <-

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 the ballot please drop me an email captain [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk. Entries close at 9pm on Wednesday 18th December with the draw to take place at around 9:30pm during the Christmas Party in the club bar.

Good luck to everyone entering, we have 2 club places for the 2020 London marathon therefore you have far higher odds at being successful than with the public ballot.

 

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