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London Marathon Ballot

With only 3 months to go until the London marathon ballot, I thought I would be a good time to update you on who has completed or close to completing enough qualifying events, click -> here <- for the updated tables.

For those hoping to enter the ballot, please check the list to see if you have qualified by participating in the minimum 8 events. For a  reminder of the ballot rules, please read the following link -> here <- 

With only a handful of qualifying races remaining between now and the ballot being held at the Christmas Party (date TBC), there is no better time to start planning your races.

If you spot any discrepancies with the tables, please drop me an email captain [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk

A run along the river – River Relay results 2018

Congratulations to all runners who completed the River Relays on Sunday 9th September 2018.

This year, 26.2 entered 6 teams. All teams performed exceptionally well and our A team  (Joseph Gonzalez, Daisy Street, Chris Rawcliffe, Tim Bartholomew and our club Captain Alastair McGeoch-Williams)  came in 2nd place with a time of 02:47:38! An absolutely fantastic result.  

Leg 1 and 2 runners at the ready!

Full results can be found here.

Many thanks to all who represented the club and provided transportation. It was great to see so many club members out supporting as well as at the barbecue at the Hawker centre in the afternoon.

Leg three and four runners ready for the off!

Leg five runners ready to bring home the baton! 

Plea for help with clock and gantry

The club regularly hires out the clock and gantry to support local races. This acts as a welcome revenue generated but relies on trustworthy volunteers to transport and assemble before the event and stick around to disassemble after the final finisher has completed their run. On Sunday 7th October, the club have once again agreed to hiring the clock and gantry for the Titsey Trail 10k race near Oxted, but our regular team of volunteers are unavailable. This is a fantastic, locally organised event, held on the Limpsfield Chart, a true cross-country course. In return, we are granted 2 free race entries and cover your fuel. If you are able to offer your help, please contact: captain [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk

GP2 – Harry Hawkes 10 Mile – A heck of a hot race!

Club members were out in force on Sunday 24th June 2018 as they stormed their way around the Harry Hawkes 10 mile race. The Harry Hawkes is a classic  run over a fast, flat, and scenic course that offers great PB opportunities.  The route winds its way round the Kingston upon Thames Marketplace,  the pretty village of Thames Ditton and from Kingston bridge to Hampton Court along the Thames.

52 of our runners completed the course and earned themselves well deserved points on the GP league table. 1st over the line for the men was Alastair McGeoch-Williams in 1:00:53 with Tim Bartholomew (1:01:28) in 2nd, and Joseph Gonzalez (1:01:44) in 3rd. 1st over the line for the women was Victoria Haslam in 1:13:10 with Daisy Street (1:20:40) in 2nd, and Kirstie Mitchell (1:20:48) in 3rd. 

There were many other notable performances and PBs all round. It was particularly fantastic to see many of the club’s ladies out in force – a huge increase in numbers compared to last year’s 10 mile GP race. 

Congratulations to everyone who endured the heat! The ice cream van and Ann’s legendary cakes were certainly a welcome sight at the finish line!

Click here for updated GP table

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!

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

 

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

26.2 RRC Annual Awards Evening

Well it’s that time of year again to dust off your dancing shoes and book your place at the clubs annual awards evening. We will once again be hosting the event at Surbiton British Legion on Hollyfield Road on Saturday 12th May.

Tickets are £15 per head which will get you a drink at the bar, buffet and a disco.  Tickets should be purchased in advance by bank transfer to the club account, details as follows:

  • Account Name – 26.2 RRC
  • Account Number  – 00897302
  • Sort Code – 20-84-17

Please ensure you make reference to Club Awards Night with your transfer so we know what the payment is for. Once payment is received you will  be emailed a ticket by the organising committee for you to print off and bring with you to gain entry. The dress code is smart casual and doors open from 19:30 to Midnight, all are welcome!

We look forward to seeing another good turnout and having a great evening celebrating the successes of many of your fellow members.

England Athletics

We have just completed the England Athletics affiliation renewal process for the club and those members who have paid the EA affiliation  fee.

Those of you who are registered with EA should have received an email from EA confirming your membership renewal (please check your junk mail!)

NB. The email has a web link to the EA site, please can you follow this to the EA site and complete the data protection section on their page and update your personal details if necessary.

Joining England Athletics

If any current members want to become affiliated to England Athletics please let the membership secretary John Bennett know and he will process the application for you. The EA fee is £15 and as an affiliated runner you will receive a discount on UKA races as well as other benefits, check their web page for full details

John can be contacted via membership [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk