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
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
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.
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.
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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!
The 2018 AGM will be held on Wednesday 16th May 2018.
For further details please see the Notice of 2018 AGM.
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.
Just a reminder that Sunday 3rd December is our annual mob match against the Stragglers and to confirm that the venue this year will be Surbiton British legion. With the numbers expected it was essential to find a slightly larger venue not only for the social afterwards but also for safety purposes as starting the run from the club would prove troublesome.
We are just finalising the start/finish of the route and will post further details shortly but for now the main details are:
- Registration opens at 9:30am
- Entry fee is the usual £1 per head
- Walkers will be going off at 10:30
- Runners starting at 11:00
- Please bring a raffle prize for afterwards, if everyone brings something then everyone should in theory leave with something
- Remember friends and family are welcome
- Please had over to the Facebook page event if you haven’t already done so and mark yourself as attending at the following link https://www.facebook.com/events/145270546090118/
- If you are injured or just fancy a more leisurely please let us know if you can help out as a marhsall or member of the finish team
We look forward to seeing another great turnout again this year and hopefully retain the trophy for another year but those pesky Stragglers won’t be giving up without a fight!
For those unsure of where the legion is it is on Hollyfield Road 2 minutes walk from Alexander recreation ground
We have been offered an additional discount code the the Harry Hawkes 10 in addition to the normal affiliated runner discount.
The race will be held on Sunday July 16th and will serve as a great warm up for the Captain’s BBQ to be held later that day.
The following information was provided by the organisers:
The Harry Hawkes is a 10 mile race located at Giggs Hill Green in Thames Ditton, with a start time of 09.30. This is the 34th staging of the run which is always popular with club runners. It’s a fast, flat course and a very scenic route with sections along the river and through woodland, although most of the course is on surfaced road.
We have team challenge trophies for both men and women’s teams and we are always keen to attract more clubs to take part. With this in mind we are offering a £3 discount to your club runners entering the race. The affiliated runner entry fee is £23 (plus £2 online booking fee). With the discount this drops to £20.
Details of the race can be found on our website: www.harryhawkes10.com
Please log in to get details of the discount.
The 2017/18 Grand Prix season kicked off with the Dorking 10 mile race on Sunday 4th June 2017. Part of the Surrey Road League Series, the course takes on a shorter lap, followed by a longer lap, over the undulating country lanes to the south of Box Hill. Despite a cool start to the day, the heat soon began to build, creating testing conditions for the runners with the course largely exposed to the elements.
Congratulations to all who took part, in a highly competitive field.
Full results can be found Sports Systems – Dorking 10 Results
Grand Prix tables updated
A reminder for your diaries, the next Grand Prix is Claygate Country 5, at 10:30am on Sunday 9th July.
All members are invited to attend the 26.2 RRC AGM on Wednesday 17 May 2017 at 8.30pm, at Surbiton Racket & Fitness Club, Berrylands, Surbiton.
More details are available at: 26.2 RRC 2017 AGM