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Street Orienteering – Wednesday 6th June

With the annual competition restricting our access to the tennis club next week we are going to be doing a different activity from a different venue. We will be doing a StreetO (Street Orienteering) evening from the Victoria pub in Surbiton.

This event is open to the whole club. You will have up to 60 minutes to run as far as you like visiting as many markers on a map as possible. The navigation uses a line map of Surbiton so is simple. If you are worried about distance or navigation you can run with others and can keep to a short and simple route.

Race HQ

The race will be based at The Victoria, 28 Victoria Road, Surbiton KT6 4JT. We will have an area in the beer garden where we will co-ordinate the race from. Results will be announced shortly after all competitors return.

LOCATION Surbiton
ADDRESS The Victoria, 28 Victoria Road, KT6 4JT
LATITUDE/LONGITUDE 51.3921, -0.3069
OS GRID REFERENCE TQ179673
MAPS Google MapsOpenStreetMap

Race Details

REGISTRATION Between 1900 and 1915
START TIMES Between 1915 and 1930

The Street-O format has clues located at various points on a map. You have 60 minutes to visit as many of these as possible, in any order, and return to the finish. You may return early if you wish.

You can take part as a single runner or in groups of up to three people. Everyone in the group must stay together at all times.

This guide provides general information about street orienteering (details from South London Orienteers).

Don’t forget to bring a pen to write down your answers to the clues as you go around and a watch so that you aren’t late back!

Green Belt Relay 2018

This weekend we are sending out 2 teams of 11 runners to complete a 220 mile lap of London as part of the Green Belt Relay.

Spectators are welcome at any point on the relay so if you fancy a day out, why not come and support. We will all be gathering at the end of the relay for a celebratory BBQ at the Hawker Centre from 5.30pm on Sunday. Everyone is welcome to come along and join whether you ran, supported or stayed home.

Our runners are shown below. You can see the full content in a Google sheet.

Photo Competition Winners

We are very pleased to announce the winners of the 26.2 Photo Competition. The winning photographs are below.

You can see all of the entries at:

Thank you to everyone that submitted entries, we hoped you enjoyed this alternative competition to the usual running events.


Valentine’s 10k taken by Sian Thomas


26.2 in training taken by Beverly Gow

 


26.2 at the races taken by Michael Street


Creative running taken by Becky Stopford

 

Imber Court Relays

Imber Court Relays are an invitational event. Please get in touch if you would like your running club to be considered for invitation.

26.2 members should sign up to volunteer or run here: Imber Court Relays – 26.2 Sign Up

26.2 Road Running Club are pleased to confirm that we will be hosting the Imber Court Relays again in 2018. The relays will be held on Tuesday 26th June and will start at 7.30pm with registration available from 6pm.

AGM 2018 – Nominations and voting

The club’s AGM takes place next Wednesday 16 May, 8.30pm at the Surbiton Racket & Fitness Club.  All detail was emailed to members on 16 April and is available on the AGM page: AGM 2018, including the agenda, Chairman’s report and a proposal to establish a new role of Vice Captain.  No further resolutions have been received.

The constitution provides for up to ten committee members in addition to the Honorary Officers.  As we have thirteen nominations (see below), there is therefore likely to be a ballot held at the meeting to elect members of the committee.  Do turn up to vote.

If you can’t make it, you can vote by proxy vote by submitting your request to Maria (secretary [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk) by Tuesday 15 May, appointing David Pimm or David Pearce (as officers not up for re-election) as your proxy and specifying how you wish your votes to be cast.

Decisions to be made at the AGM are:

  • proposed change to the club constitution to add the position of Vice Captain
  • life membership for Kevin Stone
  • committee members – select no more than 10 names. 

Continue reading AGM 2018 – Nominations and voting

Imber Court Relays 2018 – Sign up

Each year we hold a relay event for local running clubs and this year we will be hosting the event at Imber Court for the second time. This is an invitational event which was previously held in Horton Country Park.

The relays will be held on Tuesday 26th June and will start at 7pm.

Teams will consist of four runners and each will complete the 1.6 mile course over  flat but varied terrain before handing over to their team mates. There will be prizes for the fastest teams in a variety of categories

26.2 RRC will be entering teams but we also need volunteers to manage the start, the relay hand over, finish area and of course marshals on the course itself

Please sign up to volunteer or run at: 

>>> Imber Court 2018 Sign Up <<<

Thames Towpath 100

Best of luck to our captain Kev Stone and long time member Greg Whiteman who continue their run from Richmond to Oxford taking part in the Thames Towpath 100 tonight. 

It has been a hard day in the heat today so hopefully the cool of the night will be somewhat welcomed.

You can continue to track their progress into the finish tomorrow morning at:

  • http://www.racedrone.net/event/thames-path-100
  • http://www.centurionrunning.com/live

Fleet Half Marathon 2018

After the snow postponed and removed Fleet half from the Grand Prix and Club Championship, a reduced 26.2 team was present. Well done to the runners who made it, especially to Steves Ramek and Stopford who ran only a week after competing at the London marathon.

Fleet Half Marathon

29 Apr 2018 – Half Marathon

Position Runner Gun Time Actual Time PB?*
1 Steven Ramek 01:25:06
2 Geoff Tookey 01:32:40 Yes
3 Paul Wallis 01:37:41 Yes
4 Brian Merritt 01:37:47 Yes
5 Peter Grecian 01:38:16
6 John Reardon 01:38:45
7 Ed Rowland 01:40:55
8 Richard Tomes 01:41:44 Yes
9 Matthew Hoare 01:43:03 Yes
10= Daisy Street 01:46:32
10= Matthew Pritchard 01:46:32
12 Laura Hooke 01:46:33 Yes
13 Nicholas Murray 01:50:19 Yes
14 Stephanie Harvey 01:50:23 Yes
15 Cass Brewer 02:02:17 Yes
16 Laurie Johnston 02:03:45
17 Vicky Gardner 02:05:01
18 Steve Stopford 02:07:09 Yes

London Marathon 2018

Well done to all runners who took part in London Marathon*. We had a big club showing with 27 finishers and many more members lining the route in support. Our runners suffered the hot conditions and still came away with great results.

Results have been added below. If anyone if found to be missing please let us know.

* other marathons are also available 🙂

London Marathon

22 Apr 2018 – Marathon

Position Runner Gun Time Actual Time PB?*
1 Steven Ramek 03:07:58 Yes
2 Alastair McGeoch-Williams 03:11:19
3 Nathan Sayers 03:13:00
4 Tim Bartholomew 03:17:28 Yes
5 Christopher Hutchinson 03:18:38
6 Anthony Whelan 03:19:48 Yes
7 Edward Francis 03:30:08 Yes
8 Dominic Woodbridge 03:35:44 Yes
9 Joe Chang 03:39:43
10 Victoria Haslam 03:44:14 Yes
11 Daisy Street 04:10:09 Yes
12 Carla Cotton 04:15:18 Yes
13 Rike Jones 04:16:37 Yes
14 Andrea Bennett 04:24:26
15 James Walsh 04:32:40 Yes
16 Fiona Watters 04:42:28 Yes
17 Josie Shepherd 04:43:25 Yes
18 Sian Thomas 05:03:31 Yes
19 Sara Humphreys 05:08:49 Yes
20 Steve Stopford 05:09:02 Yes
21 Nina Kale 05:14:11 Yes
22 Ann Bath 05:34:23
23 Ross Cameron 05:46:56 Yes
24 Beverly Gow 06:15:54 Yes
25 Kate Back 06:17:21 Yes
26 Chris Gosling 06:56:33
27 Leah Currie 07:13:37
28 Karen Hardy 07:32:43

Blackpool Marathon

22 Apr 2018 – Marathon

Position Runner Gun Time Actual Time PB?*
1 Peter Grecian 03:40:18
2 Matthew Pritchard 03:46:48 Yes
3 Daniel Hookey 04:04:36 Yes

Southampton Marathon

22 Apr 2018 – Marathon

Position Runner Gun Time Actual Time PB?*
1 Craig Bowdery 04:25:46 Yes