All posts by Alastair McGeoch-Williams

Post marathon social

In line with club tradition, we will be holding a gathering in the club bar from 6pm on the evening of the Sunday 28th April.

It’s a great chance to show off your marathon medal if you have one from this season and share your stories. The club will be providing pizza to help replace those lost calories from all of you who ran and all who spectated (because we all know supporting can be just as exhausting!).

See you there!

 

26.2 RRC VS THE STRAGGLERS MOB MATCH – SUMMER EDITION

A key date for your diaries during the busy summer months. Sunday 7th July will see the summer edition of the mob match with our local rivals at the Stragglers.

This scenic 5 mile route starting and finishing at Claygate Recreation ground, sees runners enjoying the nearby Arbrook Common over a mixture of road and trail and is always a popular fixture with our members.

Entry (£12 adults, £5 juniors) has now opened here

 

April Handicap Preview

The March club handicap saw a smaller than usual field with 30 participants. Ed Rowland was first over the line with the clock striking 38:48. The fastest time on the evening was by Ben Chown in 17:14. Daisy Street was the fastest female on the night, finishing in 22:17.

Ahead of the penultimate race of the season John Reardon (194pts) holds onto top position, with the chasing pack led by Bri Merritt (183pts) and Steve Back (180pts), with Mark Cannings now demoted to 4th (179pts). Vicky Gardner leads the women’s charge in 5th overall (165pts).

For full details of last months’ times, positions and this months start times, see the full handicap database for this season –> here <-

For those of you attending we kindly ask you to note the following:

  • If you are able to volunteer please let Steve Ramek, Bev  or myself know in advance. We are always grateful for an extra pair of hands.
  • Please arrive in good time to register as we will be leaving the club at 7:15pm prompt in order to start at 7:30pm.
  • If you are running late, send a message to Steve Ramek or myself in advance to register – this helps alleviate last minute panic trying to sign-in runners at the start line.
  • Be mindful of the residents and keep noise to a minimum
  • Despite the lighter evenings, for your own safety please wear a BRIGHT REFLECTIVE TOP to ensure you are visible to other pavement/road users.
  • Last but not least, have fun and enjoy the evening 🙂

March Handicap Preview

The February club handicap saw 39 runners completing the 2 lap circuit of Berrylands,  with Bev Gow first past the post, enjoying her fifth outing of the season. The fastest time of the evening was clocked by Ben Chown in 17:48, a new pb. Laura Hooke was the fastest female on the night, finishing in 22:35.

Moving into Spring, and with 3 races remaining, John Reardon (189pts) remains in the gold medal position, with Mark Cannings (165pts) holding onto silver. Bri Merritt has leap-frogged Richard Hall into the final podium position (155pts). All to play for still with only 35pts between 3rd and 10th.

For full details of last months’ times, positions and this months start times, see the full handicap database for this season –> here <-

For those of you attending we kindly ask you to note the following:

  • If you are able to volunteer please let Steve Ramek, Bev  or myself know in advance. We are always grateful for an extra pair of hands.
  • Please arrive in good time to register as we will be leaving the club at 7:15pm prompt in order to start at 7:30pm.
  • If you are running late, send a message to Steve Ramek or myself in advance to register – this helps alleviate last minute panic trying to sign-in runners at the start line.
  • Be mindful of the residents and keep noise to a minimum
  • For your own safety please wear a BRIGHT REFLECTIVE TOP and suggest bring a head-torch to ensure you are visible to other pavement/road users.
  • Last but not least, have fun and enjoy the evening 🙂

London marathon bus

For those of you looking for a cheap and convenient ride to the London marathon on Sunday 28th April, we are once again arranging for a one-way coach from the club to Blackheath. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis so recommend acting fast if you are interested.

Priority given to members and their families.

If we still have space available on 1st April, I will look at extending invite to others. 

£5 for members, £10 for non-members, to be paid in cash on the day

-> sign up here <-

February Handicap Preview

The January club handicap saw 47 runners completing the 2 lap circuit of Berrylands, including 2 debutants. Welcome to first timers James Mackay and Simone Speggiorin. The fastest time of the evening was clocked by Joseph Gonzalez in 16:55, a new course record. Victoria Haslam was the fastest female on the night finishing in 20:11.

After 6 races, John Reardon (160pts) remains at the top of the table, with Mark Cannings (149pts) and Richard Hall (137pts) making up the podium positions.

For full details of last months’ times, positions and this months start times, see the full handicap database for this season –> here <-

For those of you attending we kindly ask you to note the following:

  • If you are able to volunteer please let Steve Ramek, Bev  or myself know in advance. We are always grateful for an extra pair of hands.
  • Please arrive in good time to register as we will be leaving the club at 7:15pm prompt in order to start at 7:30pm.
  • If you are running late, send a message to Steve Ramek or myself in advance to register – this helps alleviate last minute panic trying to sign-in runners at the start line.
  • Be mindful of the residents and keep noise to a minimum
  • For your own safety please wear a BRIGHT REFLECTIVE TOP and suggest bring a head-torch to ensure you are visible to other pavement/road users.
  • Last but not least, have fun and enjoy the evening 🙂

January Handicap Preview

The December club handicap saw 48 runners completing the 2 lap circuit of Berrylands, including 2 debutants. Welcome to first timers Kate Hancock and Jonathan Lush. The fastest time of the evening was clocked by Dmitry Selemir in 18:43. Carla Cotton was the fastest female on the night finishing in 22:01. 

At the half-way point in the season, John Reardon (139pts) remains at the top of the table, with Mark Cannings (134pts) hot on his heels. Yaz Ladwa (120pts) has stormed up the table and now sits in the bronze medal position.

For full details of last months’ times, positions and this months start times, see the full handicap database for this season –> here <-

For those of you attending we kindly ask you to note the following:

  • If you are able to volunteer please let Steve Ramek, Bev  or myself know in advance. We are always grateful for an extra pair of hands.
  • Please arrive in good time to register as we will be leaving the club at 7:15pm prompt in order to start at 7:30pm.
  • If you are running late, send a message to Steve Ramek or myself in advance to register – this helps alleviate last minute panic trying to sign-in runners at the start line.
  • Be mindful of the residents and keep noise to a minimum
  • For your own safety please wear a BRIGHT REFLECTIVE TOP and suggest bring a head-torch to ensure you are visible to other pavement/road users.
  • Last but not least, have fun and enjoy the evening 🙂

London Marathon Ballot

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s time for another Christmas party and more importantly, another London marathon ballot! The tables have now been updated and can be seen -> here <-

To qualify for the ballot you must have run at least 8 of the qualifying events since 1st January 2018. If you believe you have run the minimum 8 races but are not showing as having done so, please drop me an email at captain [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk by Monday evening (17th).

This year I would ideally like to know ahead of time those who wish to enter as I need to double check eligibility in terms of all aspects of the ballot rules which you can find -> here <- 

To enter the ballot please drop me an email captain [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk. Entries close at 9pm on Wednesday 19th December with draw to take place at around 9:30pm during the Christmas Party in the club bar.

Good luck to everyone entering, we have 2 club places for the 2019 London marathon therefore you have far higher odds at being successful than with the public ballot.

December handicap preview

The November club handicap saw 48 runners completing the 2 lap circuit of Berrylands. Welcome to first timers Nina Kale, Laura Willoughby, Simon Delafosse, Harry Kim, and Laura McSharry. The fastest time of the evening was clocked by Joseph Gonzalez in a rapid 17:27. Victoria Haslam was the fastest female, recording a seasons best with 20:03.

After 4 races, John Reardon has leap-frogged Daniel Clark into 1st (112pts), with the chasing pack led by Mark Cannings (109pts), Daniel Clark (105pts), and Richard Hall (103pts).

For full details of last months’ times, positions and this months start times, see the full handicap database for this season –> here <-

For those of you attending we kindly ask you to note the following:

  • If you are able to volunteer please let Steve Ramek, Bev  or myself know in advance. We are always grateful for an extra pair of hands.
  • Please arrive in good time to register as we will be leaving the club at 7:15pm prompt in order to start at 7:30pm.
  • If you are running late, send a message to Steve Ramek or myself in advance to register – this helps alleviate last minute panic trying to sign-in runners at the start line.
  • Be mindful of the residents and keep noise to a minimum
  • For your own safety please wear a BRIGHT REFLECTIVE TOP and suggest bring a head-torch to ensure you are visible to other pavement/road users.
  • Last but not least, have fun and enjoy the evening 🙂