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.
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.
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.
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…
14th October 2017 (Grand Prix)
Priory Park, Reigate
11th November 2017
Epsom Downs (tbc)
2nd December 2017
13th January 2018
Richmond Park (tbc)
10th February 2018
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.
Congratulations to members Kevin Stone, Greg Whiteman and Richard Goulder who completed the North Downs Way 50 on Saturday. The grueling course takes in some extremely tough hills yet all three members completed with a smile on their face.
Richard Goulder finished the 50 miles in the top 100 finishers in 10:17:36. He was followed by Greg who put on a strong finish to get 11:12:54 and club captain Kevin Stone was well under his 12 hour goal in 11:43:27.
In other running news this weekend, members Ann Bath and Beverley Gow completed a 6-hour double with events on Friday and Sunday. They were flying high at the Top Gun run on Friday and doing anything but resting at the pajama run on Sunday. Well done ladies!
Surbiton's friendly running club. Open to runners of all standards, fast or slow. We participate in local races of all distances.