All posts by Alastair McGeoch-Williams

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

Grand Prix 2018/19 – Events 1 to 4

Start planning your diaries, the new Grand Prix season will soon be upon us. Here’s the current line-up:

  • GP1 – Club 1 mile Championship – Wednesday 13th June 2018 (note revised date)
  • GP2 – Harry Hawkes 10m – Sunday 24th June 2018 (club 10m championship)
  • GP3 – Elmbridge 10k – Sunday 22nd July 2018 (club 10k championship)
  • GP4 – Perseverance Wimbledon 5k dash – Sunday 12th August 2018

More details including how to enter each event are on the Grand Prix page. You will also find details of any discounts available.

The remaining 8 events will be announced over the coming months.

Grand Prix – Fleet Half Marathon

Following the announcement of the rescheduled date for the Fleet Half Marathon, we have decided to drop this race from the Grand Prix calendar for this year. This is on the basis that a significant proportion of entrants will be running marathons in April, and we do not wish to put our members under any undue pressure or stress. As such, the 2017/18 GP season will be based on the best 8 out of 11 races, and there will be no half marathon club championship.

Southern Cross Country Championships 2018

Seven members competed in the Southern Cross Country Championships held this year at Stanmer Park in Brighton. The recent heavy rain coupled with light drizzle and a keen wind made for testing conditions over a course already churned up by 8 junior races prior to the senior events.

Senior Women 8km 272nd Tess Lambert 0:45:16
  340th Ann Bath 0:54:29
       
Senior Men 15km 226th Alastair McGeoch-Williams 1:02:21
  331st Nathan Sayers 1:05:52
  332nd Ed Francis 1:05:53
  566th David Pimm 1:15:26
  638th Geoff Tookey 1:19:17
       
Mens Team 57th / 75    

Full senior womens results available here

Full senior mens results available here

World-record holder Ann Bath tackling the first of many hills

Club Chairman David Pimm crossing the line

**photo credits to Tess Lambert and Nathan Sayers**

Surrey Cross Country Championships – Results

On a sunny, chilly and windy afternoon at Denbies Vineyard, 10 club members competed in the Surrey Cross Country Championships.

Senior Women 8km 112th Ann Bath 0:55:25
       
Senior Men 12km 54th Alastair McGeoch-Williams 0:45:23
  73rd Christopher Hutchinson 0:46:28
  89th Ed Francis 0:48:17
  128th Joseph Gonzalez 0:50:45
  155th Joe Chang 0:52:33
  185th Rob Hinton 0:55:15
  190th David Pimm 0:56:07
  202nd Geoff Tookey 0:58:05
  213th Richard Tomes 1:01:49

Congratulations to everyone and thanks once again to Ann Bath for the wonderful post-race refreshments.

Full results available here

Surrey Cross Country Championships

Fancy starting the New Year burning off those extra calories by running around a vineyard in knee-deep mud? Then why not sign-up to the Surrey Cross Country Championships held at Denbies, near Dorking on Sunday 7th January. 

Senior Women, 12:00 start – 8km. Teams of 4 to score (NOTE: 60min cut-off time)

Senior Men, 13:45 start – 12km. Teams of 6 to score (NOTE: 90min cut-off time)

Entry fees will be covered by the club

All entrants must be EA registered and comply with county qualification criteria. See here for further details.

Entries close on 29th December so please sign up via the link below as soon as possible

>> Sign up! <<