We are fortunate to have been offered two free places for a new event called “Beat Box Hill 5k” (2.5k up, 2.5k down) on the zig zag as a closed road on 30th September. If you would be interested in attending can you please contact Bev by emailing kit [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk by Tuesday 14th August.
The new club handicap season starts this evening (Wednesday 1st August). Who can challenge last season’s champion Lizzie Wilson?
For those of you new to this event, the monthly race starts towards the bottom end of the Byeways and sets out towards the Roystons before taking a left-hand turn. Each runner will complete 2 laps of the Berrylands loop before turning back up the Byeways and finishing around 30 meters short of the Crest at the top of the road.
Please ensure you arrive at the club promptly at 7pm to allow everyone time to register by 7:20 latest and the first runners are ready at the Byeways for a 7:30 start. Please note that turning up late to register on the start line does cause problems so if you are running late and want to take part please do message us to let us know.
We look forward to seeing a good turnout for this season first handicap and ask that anyone not able to run to come along to help out as the event cannot take place without volunteers. If you are coming along tonight to run your first ever club handicap, all you need to know is your current 5K time so we can give you a first start time. For those wanting to know more about how the handicap works please see the handicap page -> here <-
Mercifully, despite the current heat wave, the temperature dropped slightly on Sunday 22ndJuly for the Elmbridge 10k!
A change of start and finish line for this year’s event as runners started their race and charged their way to the finish on the track at the new athletics stadium at the Xcel Sports Hub in Walton on Thames.
The race is fast-flat-scenic out and back route along the towpath of the Thames towards Hampton Court. The route was exceptionally well marshaled despite a busy stretch of the river on the return leg due to the Molesey Regatta.
Our runners were out in force as we had 53 runners compete for points in the Grand Prix. The top three men were Alastair McGeoch-Williams (36:04), Joseph Gonzalez (37:07), and Tim Bartholomew (37:48). The top three women were Victoria Haslam (43:44), Kirstie Mitchell (47:23), and Laura Hooke (49:22). A special congratulations to Laura who managed her first sub 50 10k!
Well done to all those who took part; you definitely deserved your burgers and sausages at the Captain’s BBQ in the afternoon.
Full results can be found here.
Following our success last year, the club are again looking to send a group to this years’ road relays. A highly competitive event and therefore only suggest the “faster” end of the club consider entering.
Held on Sunday 23rd September at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. Full details on the SEAA website here
- Senior & Vet Women 4 x 4.5km
- Vet Men 4 x 6km
- Senior Men 6 x 6km
All runners must be first claim members and registered with England Athletics.
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
Events 5 and 6 have been added to the Grand Prix calendar:
- GP5 – Maidenhead Half Marathon – Sunday 2nd September 2018 (club half marathon championship)
- GP6 – Club 3,000m (Harrier Centre) – Wednesday 10th October
More details including how to enter each event are on the Grand Prix page. You will also find details of any discounts available.
Details of the remaining GP events to follow shortly.
On Wednesday 13th June, the first of our club championships and GP 2018 – 2019 races got off to a flying start – the club mile! 79 finishers stormed round the track four times at the Harrier Centre in Ewell.
Anthony Whelan was the first male across the line in 4min59sec with Victoria Haslam the first female in 6min01sec.
Congratulations to all members who achieved PBs and those who were running the mile race for the first time.
8 Juniors also completed the race this year. Huge congratulations to Tom Hook, Daniel Street, Charlie Brewer, Zak Grecian, Noah Gallant, Tom Street, Oscar Brewer, and Megan Jones.
A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped out on the night; you were pivotal in electrifying the atmosphere track side! We also can’t forget to thank the fabulous Ann Bath who provided much welcomed post race treats.
CLUB MILE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS – 2018 – 13th JUNE
With relay season now in full swing, we look ahead to the Nonsuch Relays to be held on Wednesday 4th July. The relays are run in teams of 4 competing over a 3km course.
All members are invited to sign up. We will be entering a range of teams in all pace groups so welcome all abilities.
You can either sign up to be part of a team or to be allocated to any team.
More details of the event are available at: Running with David
On Wednesday 13th June we will be hosting the annual club mile championship at the Harrier Centre, Poole Road, Ewell, KT19 9RY. Please aim to arrive by 7:10pm for a warm-up and be ready to start the mile at 7:20pm.
The race will mostly likely be run in three waves this year, subject to numbers – slower (10:00+), intermediate (7:00-9:59), faster (sub-7:00). You can run in any wave. To get an idea of how many people will be in each wave, and where the cut-off time will be, please pre-register by filling in our registration form.
I believe the track entry fee is £2.70 (bring £3 to be sure) which is payable in cash at the main reception on the night.
If you are unable to run, we would welcome volunteers to help with timing and results. You can use the registration form to specify that you would like to volunteer.
Reminder of the GP rules:
In order for their performance to score in a Grand Prix event, members must visibly wear the official club top (vest or t-shirt). If a member is new to the club they must have a current kit order in place for a club top to be delivered in the next order window to be eligible to score GP points. (This decision will be at the discretion of club GP Organisers)
This weekend we are sending out 2 teams of 11 runners to complete a 220 mile lap of London as part of the Green Belt Relay.
Spectators are welcome at any point on the relay so if you fancy a day out, why not come and support. We will all be gathering at the end of the relay for a celebratory BBQ at the Hawker Centre from 5.30pm on Sunday. Everyone is welcome to come along and join whether you ran, supported or stayed home.
Our runners are shown below. You can see the full content in a Google sheet.