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Vote For The Half Marathon Grand Prix

The Grand Prix organisers have been engaging in a lot of head scratching over these last few weeks, fretting over which half marathon race we should select for the club half marathon championship.

Frankly they’re stumped – or just indecisive – so have decided to ask you, the members, to make up their minds for them. They have at least narrowed it down to two options.

We’d prefer it if you only voted should you feel it possible you’d like to race one of these races so the winning race is a reflection of those planning on attending at least one of them.

You will need to be logged in to vote.

Please state your preference below:

Which half marathon should be added to the Grand Prix?

  • Surrey Half (Woking) - 12th March 2017 - £34 (72%, 18 Votes)
  • Tunbridge Wells - 19th February 2017 - £22 (28%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 25

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Rothwell Relays – Results

Well done to all those that attended the Rothwell Relay’s last week. The event was well attended with 21 teams taking part. Results are available on the Stragglers website.

Well done to David Pearce who got to run the glory leg for the winning team.

The following comments were made by Nigel following the event:

“I’d like to say several sincere thank yous for making last night’s Rothwell Relays evening a special one for me. Firstly to Carys for getting me down there and back safely and all those that looked after me and made sure I was ok during the evening. To Roy, Kevin Price, Phil and all the others that stepped in to organise the race on my behalf. All those that contributed to raising £310 for Pancreatic Cancer UK on the evening. The Stragglers committee for deciding to award me the club contribution award, much appreciated, love the bespoke painted mug, and finally and most importantly to the 84 runners from Stragglers, 26.2RR and others that made the evening such a success with 21 teams nearly double the previous years record of 11 teams!”

Mob Match vs Elmbridge @ Kingston parkrun – 16th July 2016

Our fellow runners at Embridge Road Runners have challenged us to a Mob Match at Kingston parkrun on Saturday 16th July! Finishing times are irrelevant here – it’s all about the numbers! We need as many members as possible to be towing the start line at Kingston in order for us to secure another victory!

Please make sure you are resplendent in your club kit. If you need a loaner top, do please email to the Club Kit account (kit [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk).

To assist in processing of results, please make sure that your club is set to “26.2 RRC” in your parkrun profile. This can be done in the profile settings accessed from the link sent to you in your weekly parkrun newsletter.

Captains BBQ – Sunday 17th July

It’s that time again when Kevin is forced to cook food for all 198 members!
There’s a change of venue this year so we will be all getting together on Sunday 17th July at the Berrylands Scout Group on Sterling Walk in Berrylands.

We have lots of outdoor space and there’ll be plenty of food available! All we ask is that you bring your own salads and drinks. The club will provide bread and meat. 

In addition the food, there will be plenty of fun and games for all the family such as tug-o-war and of course the Welly Wanging!

We hope to see as many of you there as possible!

Club Training Tops – Order By 21st June

We are currently taking orders for training tops. We expect these to be delivered in June/July. The tops are available for £10 each. Please visit Club Training Tops to order yours. Fill in the form with details about size and colour and our kit organisers will get back to you.

These tops are not official club tops so should not be worn in races when representing the club however are great for staying visible when out training.

 

2016 Club Mile Championship – Results

Despite threatening rain the weather held off to give dry but slightly blustery conditions for this year’s club mile championship. A strong field of 50 runners attended, running in our two waves.

The first wave was lead home by Brian Merritt for the men and Andrea Bennett for the ladies. With a split between the two races set at a 7 minute mile we had 4 runners beat the dividing time.

In the second wave we saw our first past the post mile champions crowned as Anthony Whelan and Libby Marchant. Age graded results will follow soon.

To finish the evening we had a kids race with Charlotte and Zoe Pritchard and Otter Ley all completing a lap of the track. After their support to us on our runs we were all happy to cheer them round to fine performances.

Full results are available in a google document:

-> 2016 Club Mile Championship Results <-

Thanks to 10 volunteers that came out to organise the event.

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2016 Club Mile Championship – Pre Register

On Wednesday 1st June 2016 we will be holding the club mile championship at Kingsmeadow Athletics Track. Please be at the track and warming up ready to run at 7:30pm.

The cost of participating is £3.65 which is payable at the fitness centre main reception on the night.

The race will be run in two waves. One wave will be at a faster pace and another slower. It is expected that the split between the two waves will be at around 7 mins/mile. You can run in either wave.

To get an idea for how many people will be in each wave, and where the split will come, please pre-register by filling in our google spreadsheet. It is easier to do so using a laptop or PC rather than a mobile device (unless you have the Google Sheets app already installed).

-> Pre-register Here <-

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