AGM notification – please save the date (Wednesday 15 May 2019)

The 2019 AGM will be at the club on Wednesday 15 May 2019 at 8.30pm.

Please save the date in your diary. The AGM is an important date for the club’s calendar as we get to elect our new club committee. This year also there will be elections for Chairman and Treasurer. 

If you have any questions regarding the AGM, please contact Maria at secretary [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk.

Watch out for more details coming up soon. 

26.2 RRC Awards Night

11th May 2019      7pm to midnight

Royal British Legion, Holyfield Road, Surbiton KT5 9AL

The 26.2 RRC Committee would like to invite all members to our annual awards night. The evening will see the presentation of awards to members in various categories.

The price has been reduced this year to £14 a head. Please feel free to bring partners and friends. Your ticket price includes a hot buffet and a free drink. Following the presentation of the awards there will be a disco and dancing.

Tickets must be purchased in advance by payment to the club bank account – Barclays sort code 20-84-17 account number 00897302.  

Once payment has been received John Bennett will forward you your tickets by email. Please print your tickets and bring along to the event as they will entitle you to one free drink at the bar.

Requests for your choice of music should be forwarded to john_bennett99 [ at ] hotmail [ dot ] com. Andrea Bennett will be organising much of the evening and will endeavour to ensure a good range of music is played by the DJ.

Please book early so we can arrange sufficient food for all those wishing to attend. Please let John know of any specific dietary needs and these will be passed to the venues catering team.

NB All tickets need to be paid for no later than Wednesday 8th May so that we can finalise the food order with the caterer please.

March Handicap Preview

The February club handicap saw 39 runners completing the 2 lap circuit of Berrylands,  with Bev Gow first past the post, enjoying her fifth outing of the season. The fastest time of the evening was clocked by Ben Chown in 17:48, a new pb. Laura Hooke was the fastest female on the night, finishing in 22:35.

Moving into Spring, and with 3 races remaining, John Reardon (189pts) remains in the gold medal position, with Mark Cannings (165pts) holding onto silver. Bri Merritt has leap-frogged Richard Hall into the final podium position (155pts). All to play for still with only 35pts between 3rd and 10th.

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 Steve Ramek, Bev  or myself 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.
  • If you are running late, send a message to Steve Ramek or myself in advance to register – this helps alleviate last minute panic trying to sign-in runners at the start line.
  • Be mindful of the residents and keep noise to a minimum
  • For your own safety please wear a BRIGHT REFLECTIVE TOP and suggest bring a head-torch to ensure you are visible to other pavement/road users.
  • Last but not least, have fun and enjoy the evening 🙂

Calling all 26.2 RRC ladies

The last Cross Country Surrey League race of the season is taking place this Saturday (2 March) at Lloyd Park in Croydon at 11am. The course is 5miles (two laps). All welcome.

If you are interested to run or have any questions, just get in touch with Maria Cenalmor (via email). You can also join the XC facebook groups, details are available when logged in to the XC page or below.

All information available about this event can be found via this link, including a map of the course: Ladies XC – Lloyd Park

We look forward to seeing many of you there!

Happy running!

Continue reading Calling all 26.2 RRC ladies

Track session 7.15 for 7.30pm, Wednesday 27 February 2019

Wednesday is our monthly track session.  Track sessions provide a focussed speed session that works wonders for improving times over all distances.  As many of us are at present training for longer distances, this month will again be longer reps, this time 600m with six, seven or eight reps, depending on your fitness level.  Recovery will be a 200m jog between reps.  There will be groups running at different speeds designed so that this works for all our runners, so do encourage runners of your speed to join you.

The session will be held 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. 

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.  The entry is £2.70.   Do bring warm clothing for before and after.

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

 

David Pimm

 

26.2 RRc Social Event

Fancy solving a murder mystery?

Then why not join your club mates at Langleys in Surbiton on the 16th May! Further details are yet to be confirmed but the evening should start at 7:30pm and comprise of a set three course meal (menu to follow) with the chance to try and solve a murder!

At the moment we are looking for numbers of those interested. To register your interest, please complete the google form by following the link below. See Becky Stopford for more details.

CLICK HERE FOR FORM

London marathon bus

For those of you looking for a cheap and convenient ride to the London marathon on Sunday 28th April, we are once again arranging for a one-way coach from the club to Blackheath. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis so recommend acting fast if you are interested.

Priority given to members and their families.

If we still have space available on 1st April, I will look at extending invite to others. 

£5 for members, £10 for non-members, to be paid in cash on the day

-> sign up here <-

Kingston Spring Race Day – Pacing

We have been offered the opportunity to provide pacers at the Kingston Spring Race Day. If you are willing to pace, you get free entry to the event!

There are 8 and 16 mile options which both need paces. Pacers are required to run between 7 mins/mile and 12 mins/mile.

If you would like to pace at this event, please fill in the form below:

>>> Sign up for pacing <<<

For more details, please speak to Steve Ramek.

You can find more details of the race here: Kingston Spring Race Day

 

February Handicap Preview

The January club handicap saw 47 runners completing the 2 lap circuit of Berrylands, including 2 debutants. Welcome to first timers James Mackay and Simone Speggiorin. The fastest time of the evening was clocked by Joseph Gonzalez in 16:55, a new course record. Victoria Haslam was the fastest female on the night finishing in 20:11.

After 6 races, John Reardon (160pts) remains at the top of the table, with Mark Cannings (149pts) and Richard Hall (137pts) making up the podium positions.

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 Steve Ramek, Bev  or myself 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.
  • If you are running late, send a message to Steve Ramek or myself in advance to register – this helps alleviate last minute panic trying to sign-in runners at the start line.
  • Be mindful of the residents and keep noise to a minimum
  • For your own safety please wear a BRIGHT REFLECTIVE TOP and suggest bring a head-torch to ensure you are visible to other pavement/road users.
  • Last but not least, have fun and enjoy the evening 🙂

Change of Time for Men’s XC

Please note the time of the Men’s Cross Country has changed to 12:30pm! (9th Feb, Lloyd Park, Croydon more details here)

Can we keep the numbers up for the last XC of the season? Can the A team wrestle back 5th place? Can the B team get back to the heady 2nd place seen earlier in the season?

Again, Surrey League XC is open to all (men will need to be able to run 5 miles), you just need to wear a club top and have a number. Those who have run already this season, don’t forget to bring your number. Those who haven’t, please let me (Mark Cannings) know, at club, via facebook or via email:
crosscountry[at]26point2.co[dot]uk (Ladies can contact Maria or Ann via the same email address)

Hope to see lots of you there!

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