As a reminder of what was included in your last newsletter, these are the upcoming club events:
- Saturday 4th March – GP11 Homewood parkun
- Sunday 12th March – GP12 Surrey Half Marathon
- Wednesday 26th April – GP10 3000m race – venue TBC
- Wednesday 17th May – Club AGM @ 8.30pm
- 20th-21st May – Green Belt Relay
- 22nd-23rd July – Cotswold 24 Hour Relay Race
- Saturday 6th May – Annual Awards Dinner
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Thank you to all members who gave up their time to help with Valentine’s 10k on Sunday. Once again the race was a great success with 431 runners completing the course.
More details are available on the Valentine’s 10k site.
The provisional date for 2018 is Sunday 11th February 2018 so add it to your calendars now.
With Valentines 10K only 1 week away we are putting the final touches to the race plan which we will share during the week. Grant will be emailing everyone around Wednesday / Thursday with details of what we require you to do on race day. Some will be asked to work in the race HQ others as marshals along the route. For those of you who are not familiar with what happens race day please read on for some guidelines for the day:
The course is a 10K route starting outside the Barwell Business park along Leatherhead Road, it heads along the Leatherhead Road and turns left towards Epsom, passes Horton Country park to Chessington, along Moor Lane and bridge Road, left back onto the Leatherhead Road and finishes at the Chessington Community College on Garrison lane. A course map can be found using the following link
Continue reading Valentines 10K – Volunteer Tasks
This year, 26.2 RRC sent 3 teams to take part in the Franckeiss Cup. Sonia Pritchard and Maria Cenalmor were victorious in the ladies competition, narrowly edging out clubmates Caroline Dawson and Sue Garnish. Mark Canning and Brian Merritt faced tough competition in the men’s race and put up a brave fight in their first rowing outing.
Well done to all that participated and represented the club.
This event was reported in the Richmond and Twickenham times.
It is that time of year when renewals are due for membership of 26.2 RRC. Fees are due by the end of January please with the price remaining at £15 for the year.
For those who wish to take up England Athletics membership or renew it for 2017 the cost of affiliation has increased by £1 with EA now costing £14 a year, so a payment of £29 will be required to renew both club and EA memberships.
New members, full time students, life members and those that that joined after 1st October 2016 do not need to pay club fees for this year but those that are affiliated to England Athletics will need to renew their EA fee of £14 payable to the club please.
Please pay by bank transfer using the following details by 31st January 2017:
If you are unable to pay by bank transfer please see a member of the committee for alternative payment methods but bank transfer is the preferred method.
Thank you to the 194 members, friends, family, kids and dogs who turned out to help us win this year’s 26.2 RRC vs The Stragglers mob match. With 194 representing 26.2 against 101 for The Stragglers, we gave them the stuffing they deserve!
We have only won the trophy twice before in our history, in 1987 and 1989, so this really shows the strengths that our club has risen to this year. Thanks to all members for making this a great club and especially to captain Kevin Stone for inspiring us all to turn out.
The mob prize was not the only one for 26.2 RRC. Chris Rawcliffe finished in first place, Stanley lead David George round to win first dog and Sue Grecian made it round with help from crutches and a wheel chair to take the golden boot.
Well done to all who took part. We look forward to giving them an even bigger thrashing when they come to us for the same event next year.
As the Kingsmeadow track is currently closed for relaying, we will NOT have our usual track session next Wednesday 30 November.
But do not despair! Instead, I will be organising an intervals session in Berrylands. We will run four, five or six half mile reps on the flat. That is the equivalent of four, five or six by 800m plus a recovery jog in between.
We will meet as for a usual Wednesday at the clubhouse at 7.00pm and jog down to Raeburn Avenue to warm up. We will run round a loop of Raeburn, Greenfield, Grand and Elmbridge Avenues in four or five groups of differing speeds to accommodate differing pace runners and so as, hopefully, to avoid over-crowding the pavement.
There will be no road crossings in the reps, and no entry fees to pay!
As you can see from the banner above, we have opened entries for Valentine’s 10k 2017. As a reminder, we need club members to volunteer to organise the race. We will need a range of marshals and helpers in race HQ.
A plea and sign up for volunteers will be sent out nearer the time. For now, please keep 12th February 2017 free and importantly, members are asked to volunteer instead of entering the race.
For more details on the race, please visit: Valentine’s 10k race details.
Just a reminder that on Sunday 11th December the annual mob match against the Stragglers is scheduled to take place and it is the Stragglers turn to host this year and the event will start and finish at Kingston Hawker Centre. For those who have never taken part in the Mob Match this is not just about running fast but as the name suggests it is about getting as many people round the course and over the finish as possible. The team with most participants wins so this is an event everyone can take part in even if they are not a member of the club. Bring your family, neighbours, the dog, a stranger off the street, the more the merrier. The course is just under 4 miles and you don’t have to run, so even if you’re carrying an injury and can walk then you can take part.
Continue reading Stragglers Mob Match – Your Club Needs You!
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With the dark evenings well and truly here we are pleased to announce that we have arranged a brand evening through Up & Running, your local running store in Kingston market place found within the Ultimate Outdoors store.
Up & Running are keen to work with the club and we are pleased to invite them along to the club on Wednesday 2nd November which is handicap evening where they will attend with Silva Head Torches giving club members the opportunity to be fitted by a Silva Rep and run with one of their range of head torches. This is an ideal evening to try one out as running round Berrylands when it is dark can be tricky at best and whilst we strongly recommend members wearing Hi Vis apparel the use of a head torch is also a great way to help you stay safe during the winter months. Continue reading Brand Night – Silva Head Torches