We have been offered the opportunity to provide pacers at the Kingston Spring Race Day. If you are willing to pace, you get free entry to the event!
There are 8 and 16 mile options which both need paces. Pacers are required to run between 7 mins/mile and 12 mins/mile.
If you would like to pace at this event, please fill in the form below:
>>> Sign up for pacing <<<
For more details, please speak to Steve Ramek.
You can find more details of the race here: Kingston Spring Race Day
Please note the time of the Men’s Cross Country has changed to 12:30pm! (9th Feb, Lloyd Park, Croydon more details here)
Can we keep the numbers up for the last XC of the season? Can the A team wrestle back 5th place? Can the B team get back to the heady 2nd place seen earlier in the season?
Again, Surrey League XC is open to all (men will need to be able to run 5 miles), you just need to wear a club top and have a number. Those who have run already this season, don’t forget to bring your number. Those who haven’t, please let me (Mark Cannings) know, at club, via facebook or via email:
crosscountry[at]26point2.co[dot]uk (Ladies can contact Maria or Ann via the same email address)
Hope to see lots of you there!
Less than a week to the next Surrey League Men’s Cross-Country match, Saturday 12th Jan, 2:30pm Oxshott Woods (Start is 1 minute walk from Oxshott National rail station Car Park KT22 0TA, £4 for parking – free parking is available elsewhere).
Surrey League XC is open to all (men will need to be able to run 5 miles), you just need to wear a club top and have a number. Those who have run already this season, don’t forget to bring your number. Those who haven’t, please let me (Mark Cannings) know, at club, via facebook and now also via email:
Last match saw a record turnout and a sea of blurple can we repeat that?
* Please note Ladies XC match 3 has been postponed until March.
Green Belt Relay – 18th / 19th May 2019
We are now taking names for entrants into this year’s Green Belt Relay. If you are interested in joining one of our teams, please sign up using the google form below:
>>> Sign-up here! <<<
The Green Belt Relay is a team running relay around London. The course is a 220 mile loop around the green spaces surrounding London. The course roughly follows the M25. You can find out more about the event in their website: http://www.greenbeltrelay.org.uk/
Our runners must run on both Saturday and Sunday. All members are welcome to enter the event however please keep in mind that you will be expected to run an average of 20 miles across the two days (some do less, some do more). There are cut-offs on each stage however our runners have missed these in the past. You will need to be happy to navigate the course yourself using a paper map that all competitors must carry.
We are looking for 22 runners however there are often drop-outs near the day so please add yourselves to the reserve list if we already have 22 runners signed up.
To allow us to start early on the Sunday (first leg at 8am) we encourage members to stay in a Premier Inn in Essex. There is a fixed cost for members staying out (to be announced but it is usually around £30).
If you want to know more about the event. Please ask around the club from people who have run before. The best way to learn about this is from previous runner experience.
>>> Sign-up here! <<<
This Sunday, 16 December is the last chance to sign up for the Surrey or Southern Cross-Country championships. See details and link to sign up in 6 December post below.
So far we have 5 men at each (6 to score) and no women (4 to score)! It would be great to have 2 more men, because if I have to score, we are in trouble!
It would be better still to have a women’s team as well – come along ladies.
As previously posted, we hope to enter men’s and women’s teams in the following major cross-country championships:
Saturday 5th January – Surrey XC Championships, Lloyd Park, Croydon
- 11.45 Senior women 8km – 4 to score
- 13.45 Senior men 12km – 6 to score
Saturday 26th January – South of England XC Championships, Parliament Hill
- 14.05 Senior women 8km – 4 to score
- 14:50 Senior men 15km – 6 to score
Distances are approximate.
These are probably events for our faster members as they attract the very best cross-country runners from Surrey and the South of England respectively and time cut-offs apply.
Competitors must have been born, or live, in Surrey or the South of England respectively, be paid up members of England Athletics and be first claim 26.2. Club vests must be worn.
If you would like to run in either or both, please sign up below by 16 December. You will need your EA number.
>>> XC Championships Sign Up! <<<
Hoping for a strong team to beat last year’s performances!
Given the ongoing discussions regarding the future of Kingston parkrun we have taken the considered decision to relocate GP8 (December 15th) to Osterley parkrun.
Osterley has a scenic, firm, flat winter course, free parking (for those showing a parkrun barcode) and a lovely, large café.
It would be great if we were able to muster a number of volunteers for the event. If you aren’t planning to run but can spare the time please offer your services to the Osterley office via osterleyhelpers [ at ] parkrun [ dot ] com (specifying Saturday December 15th of course!).
GP8 at Osterley would be a great introduction for any members yet to experience a grand prix event. Grand prix events are open to absolutely all members, head over to the GP website for further details.