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!”
Our fellow runners at Embridge Road Runners have challenged us to a MobMatch 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.
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.
If you want to relive the torture of the club mile, the start/finish videos are online. You don’t get to see yourself run the whole thing but you will see the pain growing on each of the four laps. You may also find this useful if you want to check your pacing over the four laps.
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.
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).
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.
Surbiton's friendly running club. Open to runners of all standards, fast or slow. We participate in local races of all distances.