Our annual club race will be held on Sunday 17th February 2019. For more details please visit:
We have two cross country events that we are looking for members to take part in. The first is a very important call for volunteers to help host the next ladies XC event on 10th November in Nonsuch park. We then have the London XC championships on 17th November at Parliament hill.
More details follow…
Our annual race, the Valentine’s 10k, will be held on 17th February 2019. As always we rely on volunteers from the club to make the event a success. Please sign up to volunteer using the link below.
We kindly ask that club members do not enter the race until we have enough volunteers. Provided we have enough volunteers some members can then be invited to race. The £15 entry fee will still apply. The sign up sheet has a section to “Volunteer” or “Volunteer (but run if possible)”.
Well done to all runners and thank you to the volunteers.
As a change to our normal competitive running, your next chance to compete against other club members is going to call on your creative side. Get out your cameras…we are launching a photo competition!
We are looking for entries in the following categories:
- 26.2 in training – images showcasing the different types of training that we do. Use your photos to show how hard our members work throughout the year.
- 26.2 at the races – members competing in club tops, preparing for races or celebrating afterwards. Extra credit for visibility of our official club kit!
- Valentine’s 10k – a special category for the best picture taken on the day of our annual Valentine’s 10k race.
- Creative running – be as imaginative as you can around the theme of running. No faces allowed in photos in this category.
You can enter up to 10 images in each category. Entries will be accepted until Saturday 28th April. Finalists will be selected in each category and the winning photos chosen through a vote by club members. Winning photographers will be presented with prizes for their efforts at the annual awards night on Saturday 12th May.
To submit your entries to the photo competition, please e-mail them to photos [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk. If you want to share your photos while you are entering, add them to facebook or instagram with the hashtag #262RRCphoto. We will also be sharing some of our favourite entries as they come in.
When you submit photos to the photo competition you are consenting to 26.2 Road Runners Club to use the photos on our website, emails and other marketing materials. If any photos contain images of under 18-year olds, we will need permission from their parents or guardians for the image to be entered in the competition.
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!
To help with the large number of members expected to enter Oxshott 10k as part of the Heroes 2 Superheroes training programme, Kevin Stone is collecting names to do a bulk entry into the event. If you would like to be included in the bulk entry. Please complete the Oxshott 10k Google Form.
It is now less that a month until the start of the new cross country season so dust off your trail shoes and sharpen your spikes.
The cross country events are a highlight of the club’s running calendar as they are a great opportunity to get out and run with other club members as a team. All members are encouraged to take part in the Surrey XC league. We welcome runners of all standards to these events. All Surrey XC league events are free for members.
Make sure you get the dates below added into your diary…
|Date||Men’s Fixture||Ladies Fixture|
|14th October 2017 (Grand Prix)||Wimbledon||Priory Park, Reigate|
|11th November 2017||Epsom Downs (tbc)||Nonsuch Park|
|2nd December 2017||Roundshaw Downs||–|
|13th January 2018||–||Richmond Park (tbc)|
|10th February 2018||Lloyd Park||Wimbledon Common (tbc)|
If you want to take part in cross country this year, we have a facebook messenger group for each team. A link to join these groups and other details on cross country are available on the Cross Country page.