Category Archives: Races

Junior handicap

Calling 26.2 RRC juniors – Thursday 25th April…

The junior handicap series is held once a month on a Thursday over the summer from April to August, except for June when there are two events.

Organised by our friends at the Stragglers and Ranelagh running clubs, it’s a great way to get kids involved in running.

It’s free and open to all abilities, for more details and to register* head over to junior handicap.

* don’t forget to list 26.2 RRC under the club details!

26.2 RRC VS THE STRAGGLERS MOB MATCH – SUMMER EDITION

A key date for your diaries during the busy summer months. Sunday 7th July will see the summer edition of the mob match with our local rivals at the Stragglers.

This scenic 5 mile route starting and finishing at Claygate Recreation ground, sees runners enjoying the nearby Arbrook Common over a mixture of road and trail and is always a popular fixture with our members.

Entry (£12 adults, £5 juniors) has now opened here

 

Cabbage Patch 10 – 13th October 2019

We received the below notice from The Stragglers about the Cabbage Patch 10. As this is a very popular local race we wanted to make sure everyone is aware that entries are opening so that you can get entries in quick…

Notice to clubs re The Cabbage Patch 10 – Entries open Wednesday 3rd April 2019.
 
We are pleased to confirm that The Stragglers will be organising the Cabbage Patch 10 this year and the race will be run at 9am on Sunday 13th October 2019, over the traditional fast course starting in the centre of Twickenham. We are expecting a good representation of both elite and club runners and are introducing a perpetual shield for the winning men’s and ladies teams along with cash prizes in the men’s, ladies and age-category races. We hope this classic 10-mile race will appeal to your club members and feature in your autumn calendar.

The entries will open at 12.00 on Wednesday 3rd April and you can go directly to the entry page via the following link: Cabbage Patch 2019 Entries.

April Handicap Preview

The March club handicap saw a smaller than usual field with 30 participants. Ed Rowland was first over the line with the clock striking 38:48. The fastest time on the evening was by Ben Chown in 17:14. Daisy Street was the fastest female on the night, finishing in 22:17.

Ahead of the penultimate race of the season John Reardon (194pts) holds onto top position, with the chasing pack led by Bri Merritt (183pts) and Steve Back (180pts), with Mark Cannings now demoted to 4th (179pts). Vicky Gardner leads the women’s charge in 5th overall (165pts).

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
  • Despite the lighter evenings, for your own safety please wear a BRIGHT REFLECTIVE TOP to ensure you are visible to other pavement/road users.
  • Last but not least, have fun and enjoy the evening 🙂

Grand Prix season 2019/2020

We are pleased to announce the first three fixtures of the 2019/2020 Grand Prix series.

GP 1 – Wednesday 5th June: Club mile at the Harrier Centre. This event was fantastically popular last year with over 70 of our members taking part. Hopefully we can get another great turnout this year.

GP 2 – Sunday 16th June: Ranelagh Harriers Richmond 10km. Fast, flat, competitive, local and an absolute bargain at £14. We’re pleased to support this Surrey Road League event, organised by our Ranelagh counterparts.

GP 3 – Saturday 20th July: Elmore 7 mile road race. The course begins and ends at the Chipstead Flower Show and passes through the undulating country lanes of the Surrey Downs. Fear not parkrunners, it’s a 1.30pm start! 😊

Full details of the 2019/2020 GP events can be found here.

March Handicap Preview

The February club handicap saw 39 runners completing the 2 lap circuit of Berrylands,  with Bev Gow first past the post, enjoying her fifth outing of the season. The fastest time of the evening was clocked by Ben Chown in 17:48, a new pb. Laura Hooke was the fastest female on the night, finishing in 22:35.

Moving into Spring, and with 3 races remaining, John Reardon (189pts) remains in the gold medal position, with Mark Cannings (165pts) holding onto silver. Bri Merritt has leap-frogged Richard Hall into the final podium position (155pts). All to play for still with only 35pts between 3rd and 10th.

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 🙂

Calling all 26.2 RRC ladies

The last Cross Country Surrey League race of the season is taking place this Saturday (2 March) at Lloyd Park in Croydon at 11am. The course is 5miles (two laps). All welcome.

If you are interested to run or have any questions, just get in touch with Maria Cenalmor (via email). You can also join the XC facebook groups, details are available when logged in to the XC page or below.

All information available about this event can be found via this link, including a map of the course: Ladies XC – Lloyd Park

We look forward to seeing many of you there!

Happy running!

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Kingston Spring Race Day – Pacing

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

 

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 🙂