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.
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
Green Belt Relay – 18th / 19th May 2019
We are now taking names for entrants into this year’s Green Belt Relay. If you are interested in joining one of our teams, please sign up using the google form below:
>>> Sign-up here! <<<
The Green Belt Relay is a team running relay around London. The course is a 220 mile loop around the green spaces surrounding London. The course roughly follows the M25. You can find out more about the event in their website: http://www.greenbeltrelay.org.uk/
Our runners must run on both Saturday and Sunday. All members are welcome to enter the event however please keep in mind that you will be expected to run an average of 20 miles across the two days (some do less, some do more). There are cut-offs on each stage however our runners have missed these in the past. You will need to be happy to navigate the course yourself using a paper map that all competitors must carry.
We are looking for 22 runners however there are often drop-outs near the day so please add yourselves to the reserve list if we already have 22 runners signed up.
To allow us to start early on the Sunday (first leg at 8am) we encourage members to stay in a Premier Inn in Essex. There is a fixed cost for members staying out (to be announced but it is usually around £30).
If you want to know more about the event. Please ask around the club from people who have run before. The best way to learn about this is from previous runner experience.
>>> Sign-up here! <<<
As previously posted, we hope to enter men’s and women’s teams in the following major cross-country championships:
Saturday 5th January – Surrey XC Championships, Lloyd Park, Croydon
- 11.45 Senior women 8km – 4 to score
- 13.45 Senior men 12km – 6 to score
Saturday 26th January – South of England XC Championships, Parliament Hill
- 14.05 Senior women 8km – 4 to score
- 14:50 Senior men 15km – 6 to score
Distances are approximate.
These are probably events for our faster members as they attract the very best cross-country runners from Surrey and the South of England respectively and time cut-offs apply.
Competitors must have been born, or live, in Surrey or the South of England respectively, be paid up members of England Athletics and be first claim 26.2. Club vests must be worn.
If you would like to run in either or both, please sign up below by 16 December. You will need your EA number.
>>> XC Championships Sign Up! <<<
Hoping for a strong team to beat last year’s performances!
Our annual club race will be held on Sunday 17th February 2019. For more details please visit:
>>> Valentine’s 10k Race Website <<<
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…
Continue reading XC sign ups – Volunteer to host ladies event and run London championships
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! <<<
Provisional results are available here.
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.
Both our men and ladies teams will be in action on 10th February.
The ladies will be in Richmond Park at 11am and the men will be at Lloyd Park at 2pm.
For more details, please check facebook or the cross country page.