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Welsh Castles Relay – 6th & 7th June 2020 – Cancelled

For the first time in 26.2’s history we have requested an entry in the Welsh Castles Relay of 2020. This relay is the weekend of June 6th and 7th and it requires 20 runners. Each runner only needs to run once over the whole weekend but the team also needs to do some marshaling and each team is in charge of its own transportation.

The relay legs are, I am told, tough. They vary in length from 8.5 – 13.1 miles but there is a very strict cut off time for each leg. Realistically all runners need to be able to run comfortably at 9 minute miles.

>>> Welsh Castles Relay 2019 Details <<<

We won’t have our place in this event confirmed until mid-March, but if you are interested in being a part of the team, then please fill in your details below.

>>> Register your interest <<<

Thank you,
Jacqueline Chang.

Relay Sign-up – Nonsuch and River Relays

We have sign ups available for two relay events. Details are below. Places are limited for both and will operate a first come first served basis so please sign up promptly and let us know if you are no longer able to attend.

Nonsuch Relays
Monday 1st July – 7pm
Teams of 4 running 1.87 miles / 3km each.
>>> Sign up for Nonsuch Relays here <<<
Additional details: Running with David – Nonsuch Relays

River Relays
Sunday 8th September – 9am
Teams of 5 running stages of between 4.4 and 6.5 miles.
>>> Sign up for River Relays here <<<
Additional details: The Stragglers – River Relays

Mile championship 2019 – Registration

The mile championship will take place on Wednesday 3rd June at the Harrier Centre athletics track in Ewell. Please be warmed up and ready to run by 7:30pm.

Please register here ahead of the race. In your registration, please provide a predicted finish time so that we can put runners into balanced waves as there will be too many people for everyone to run at once.

The track is in Poole Road 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.

>>> Register here <<<


Cabbage Patch 10 – 13th October 2019

We received the below notice from The Stragglers about the Cabbage Patch 10. As this is a very popular local race we wanted to make sure everyone is aware that entries are opening so that you can get entries in quick…

Notice to clubs re The Cabbage Patch 10 – Entries open Wednesday 3rd April 2019.
We are pleased to confirm that The Stragglers will be organising the Cabbage Patch 10 this year and the race will be run at 9am on Sunday 13th October 2019, over the traditional fast course starting in the centre of Twickenham. We are expecting a good representation of both elite and club runners and are introducing a perpetual shield for the winning men’s and ladies teams along with cash prizes in the men’s, ladies and age-category races. We hope this classic 10-mile race will appeal to your club members and feature in your autumn calendar.

The entries will open at 12.00 on Wednesday 3rd April and you can go directly to the entry page via the following link: Cabbage Patch 2019 Entries.

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


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


Green Belt Relay 2019 – Sign up

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:

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! <<<