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XC sign ups – Volunteer to host ladies event and run London championships

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. 

>>> Volunteer for ladies XC here <<<

>> Sign-up for London XC championships here <<<

More details follow…

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Valentine’s 10k 2019 – Call for volunteers

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)”.

>>> Sign up to volunteer! <<<

26.2 Photo Competition

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.

Cross Country weekend – 11th November

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!

Rowing for runners – Franckeiss cup

We have once again been invited to participate in the Franckeiss cup. This is a set of rowing races for runners organised by the Skiff Club, Teddington.  Our ladies team have won this event for the last 2 years and we hope to be victorious again this year. The next event will be held on Sunday 14th January 2018.
 
Any members can take part in this event. It is open to teams of 2 (men’s, ladies or mixed). Training sessions are offered before the event on Saturday mornings.
 
If you are interested in taking part or would like more details, please contact Maria Cenalmor (secretary [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk).
 
 

Surrey Cross Country League – 2017/18

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