All posts by Alastair McGeoch-Williams

Beat Box Hill 5k

We are fortunate to have been offered two free places for a new event called “Beat Box Hill 5k” (2.5k up, 2.5k down) on the zig zag as a closed road on 30th September. If you would be interested in attending can you please contact Bev by emailing kit [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk by Tuesday 14th August. 

Club Handicap 2018/19 Preview

The new club handicap season starts this evening (Wednesday 1st August). Who can challenge last season’s champion Lizzie Wilson?

For those of you new to this event, the monthly race starts towards the bottom end of the Byeways and sets out towards the Roystons before taking a left-hand turn. Each runner will complete 2 laps of the Berrylands loop before turning back up the Byeways and finishing around 30 meters short of the Crest at the top of the road. 

Please ensure you arrive at the club promptly at 7pm to allow everyone time to register by 7:20 latest and the first runners are ready at the Byeways for a 7:30 start. Please note that turning up late to register on the start line does cause problems so if you are running late and want to take part please do message us to let us know.

We look forward to seeing a good turnout for this season first handicap and ask that anyone not able to run to come along to help out as the event cannot take place without volunteers. If you are coming along tonight to run your first ever club handicap, all you need to know is your current 5K time so we can give you a first start time. For those wanting to know more about how the handicap works please see the handicap page -> here <-

Captains BBQ

Just a reminder to all that this Sunday (22nd) is the Captains BBQ at the Berrylands Scout hut on Sterling Walk. As usual the club will be supplying the meat, bread rolls and condiments, if you want salads, desserts and drink you will need to supply your own. Bev will once again be supplying the Veggie / Vegan options so if this is your option please do let her know ASAP so she can plan accordingly.

Grant will be lighting the BBQ around noon and all are welcome from noon onwards with food being served from around 1pm. Once everyone has had their fill we will commence with the usual fun and games of the Tug-O-War, Welly Wanging and maybe a 3 legged race or two. The afternoon usually starts to wind up around 5pm

Please bring the family for a fun afternoon (No running involved) and if you’re unsure of where the scout hut is situated see -> here <- for a map.

I would also like to thanks both Bev and Grant in advance for offering their culinary skills once again and I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday

Southern Road Relays

Following our success last year, the club are again looking to send a group to this years’ road relays. A highly competitive event and therefore only suggest the “faster” end of the club consider entering.

Held on Sunday 23rd September at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. Full details on the SEAA website here

  • Senior & Vet Women 4 x 4.5km
  • Vet Men 4 x 6km
  • Senior Men 6 x 6km

>Sign up here<<

All runners must be first claim members and registered with England Athletics. 

Nonsuch Relays – 4th July – Sign up!

With relay season now in full swing, we look ahead to the Nonsuch Relays to be held on Wednesday 4th July. The relays are run in teams of 4 competing over a 3km course.

All members are invited to sign up. We will be entering a range of teams in all pace groups so welcome all abilities.

>>> Nonsuch Relay 2018 Sign-up <<<

You can either sign up to be part of a team or to be allocated to any team. 

More details of the event are available at: Running with David

GP1 2018 Club Mile Championship – Pre Register

On Wednesday 13th June  we will be hosting the annual club mile championship at the Harrier Centre, Poole Road, Ewell, KT19 9RY. Please aim to arrive by 7:10pm for a warm-up and be ready to start the mile at 7:20pm.

The race will mostly likely be run in three waves this year, subject to numbers – slower (10:00+), intermediate (7:00-9:59), faster (sub-7:00). You can run in any wave.  To get an idea of how many people will be in each wave, and where the cut-off time will be, please pre-register by filling in our registration form.

I believe the track entry fee is £2.70 (bring £3 to be sure) which is payable in cash at the main reception on the night.

If you are unable to run, we would welcome volunteers to help with timing and results. You can use the registration form to specify that you would like to volunteer.

Reminder of the GP rules:

In order for their performance to score in a Grand Prix event, members must visibly wear the official club top (vest or t-shirt). If a member is new to the club they must have a current kit order in place for a club top to be delivered in the next order window to be eligible to score  GP points. (This decision will be at the discretion of club GP Organisers)

River Relay 2018

The club are looking to once again send a number of teams to the River Relay on Sunday 9th September.

This is a 5 stage baton relay along the banks of the Thames, with legs ranging from 4.4 miles to 6.5 miles, from Boveney to the Hawker Centre. Full details on this link:

>>Sign up!<<

Register your interest today so that we can start planning for this fantastic event.

 

Grand Prix 2017/18 – Final tables

The 2017/18 Grand Prix season has drawn to a close, with 124 members competing over 11 races. The competition is designed to test runners over the full spectrum of events, from the club mile to the Reigate half, from the Titsey 10k trail race to the Maidenhead Easter 10, runners are required to adapt to the changeable terrain and conditions.

This year saw the overall positions changing up until the finish line on the final race at Maidenhead. Congratulations to everyone who took part and let’s hope for another fantastic contest over the 2018/19 season.

Final positions

Past the Post  
  Women Men
1st Victoria Haslam Alastair McGeoch-Williams
2nd Daisy Street Anthony Whelan
3rd Carla Cotton Steve Ramek
     
Age Graded  
  Women Men
1st Victoria Haslam Steve Ramek
2nd Andrea Bennett Mark Cannings
3rd Daisy Street Alastair McGeoch-Williams

Full results available here