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Captains BBQ

Just a reminder to all that this Sunday (21st) is the Captains BBQ at the Berrylands Scout hut on Sterling Walk. As usual the club will be supplying the meat, veggie and vegan mains, bread rolls and condiments, if you want salads, desserts and drink you will need to supply your own. To protect our amazing planet and to reduce waste, we’d like to ask people to bring their own reusable plates, cutlery and cups where possible (although we will have a limited range of extras on standby).

Grant will be lighting the BBQ around noon and all are welcome from noon onwards with food being served from around 1pm. Once everyone has had their fill we will commence with the usual fun and games of the Tug-O-War, Welly Wanging and maybe a 3 legged race or two. The afternoon usually starts to wind up around 5pm

Please bring the family for a fun afternoon (No running involved) and if you’re unsure of where the scout hut is situated see -> here <-for a map.

I would also like to thank both Bev and Grant in advance for offering their culinary skills once again and I look forward to a fun afternoon with the best running club in Surbiton.

London Marathon ballot

For those of you dreaming of a place in the 2020 London Marathon and are unfortunate enough to be rejected in the public ballot, one of the perks of being part of a running club is that we are entitled to 2 free places each year. The club ballot is held at Christmas party.

To be eligible for the ballot, you must be a continuous paid up member since 1st February 2019 and complete the minimum 8 qualifying races. For a  reminder of the ballot rules, please read the following link -> here <-

With the new GP season about to begin and the Surrey Road League in full swing, now is the prime time to plan your race entries over the coming months.

click -> here <- for the updated tables.

Harry Hawkes 10 – 23rd June – Discount available!

Harry Hawkes 10 is part of the Harry Hawkes Summer Race Day and very conveniently located for our runners. Below are details sent by the organisers:

The Harry Hawkes 10 returns this year on Sunday 23rd Juneat Giggs Hill Green in Thames Ditton. This is the sixth year at the 10 mile distance, especially popular with club runners.
The Harry Hawkes follows a fast flat course offering real PB potential. Added to this the Start and Finish on the green alongside the cricket pitch always has a great atmosphere and many stay on for a burger and a drink from the Thames Ditton Cricket Club BBQ.
We run a team prize for both mens and ladies teams, so this is an ideal opportunity for you to get your top runners out to compete. The current trophy holders are Victoria Park Harriers and Tower Hamlets AC (Ladies) and West 4 Harriers (Men), so I am sure there are clubs out there looking to challenge them!

Race Details

The Harry Hawkes 10 is a ten mile race on road, river path and woodland trail starting at 09.30 on Sunday 23rd June. The Start and Finish are from Giggs Hill Green in Thames Ditton, KT7 0BT. The race is run under UKA licence and the course has a current measurement certificate from the Association of UK Course measurers. All runners are chip timed.

As an additional incentive to enter, we have been offered a discount code. Log in to see this code below…

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AGM notification – please save the date (Wednesday 15 May 2019)

The 2019 AGM will be at the club on Wednesday 15 May 2019 at 8.30pm.

Please save the date in your diary. The AGM is an important date for the club’s calendar as we get to elect our new club committee. This year also there will be elections for Chairman and Treasurer. 

If you have any questions regarding the AGM, please contact Maria at secretary [ at ] [ dot ] uk.

Watch out for more details coming up soon. 

26.2 RRc Social Event

Fancy solving a murder mystery?

Then why not join your club mates at Langleys in Surbiton on the 16th May! Further details are yet to be confirmed but the evening should start at 7:30pm and comprise of a set three course meal (menu to follow) with the chance to try and solve a murder!

At the moment we are looking for numbers of those interested. To register your interest, please complete the google form by following the link below. See Becky Stopford for more details.


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 🙂

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 ] [ 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 ] [ 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.