Category Archives: Grand Prix

Grand Prix 2018/19 – events 5 and 6

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.

GP1 – Club Mile Championship – 2018 Results!

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

Position Name M/F Junior/Senior Time
1 Anthony Whelan M Senior 04:59
2 Alastair McGeoch-Williams M Senior 05:02
3 Chris Rawcliffe M Senior 05:10
4 Joe Chang M Senior 05:14
5 Joseph Gonzalez M Senior 05:15
6 Tim Bartholomew M Senior 05:20
7 Mark Cannings M Senior 05:24
8 Nathan Sayers M Senior 05:25
9 Steve Ramek M Senior 05:35
10 Dom Woodbridge M Senior 05:38
11 Dmitry Selemir M Senior 05:41
12 Michael Street M Senior 05:42
13 Richard Hook M Senior 05:43
14 Joe Brewer M Senior 05:43
15 Lorenzo Valfre M Senior 05:47
16 Ed Rowland M Senior 05:47
17 Geoff Tookey M Senior 05:53
18 Richard Tomes M Senior 05:53
19 Rob Hinton M Senior 05:53
20 Brian Merritt M Senior 05:54
21 Jon Kinsey M Senior 05:55
22 Richard Goulder M Senior 05:56
23 Ricky Harland M Senior 05:57
24 Daniel Clark M Senior 05:58
25 Peter Grecian M Senior 05:59
26 Victoria Haslam F Senior 06:01
27 Matthew Pritchard M Senior 06:04
28 Martin Banks M Senior 06:15
29 Daisy Street F Senior 06:16
30 Tom Hook M Junior 06:21
31 Harry Kim M Senior 06:21
32 Craig Bowdery M Senior 06:21
33 Kirstie Mitchell F Senior 06:24
34 Carla Cotton F Senior 06:25
35 David Iveson M Senior 06:36
36 Diana Kimura F Senior 06:37
37 Robert Pyke M Senior 06:39
38 David George M Senior 06:41
39 Greg Whiteman M Senior 06:47
40 Iain Stevenson M Senior 06:48
41 Katherine Burston F Senior 06:48
42 Laura Hooke F Senior 06:50
43 James Eaton M Senior 06:50
46 Graham Ashby M Senior 06:51
44 Daniel Street M Junior 06:53
45 Rike Jones F Senior 06:55
47 Josie Shepherd F Senior 06:59
48 Kevin Stone M Senior 07:01
49 Steph Harvey F Senior 07:04
50 Howell Jones M Senior 07:05
51 Malcom Watts M Senior 07:12
52 Charlie Brewer M Junior 07:16
53 Sylwia Milkowska F Senior 07:21
54 Matthew Cook M Senior 07:22
55 Zak Grecian M Junior 07:30
56 Viola Nicastro F Senior 07:30
57 Gemma Burt F Senior 07:34
58 Eleanor Taguba F Senior 07:37
59 Steve Back M Senior 07:44
60 Laurie Johnston M Senior 07:58
61 Reyadh Mallam-Hassam M Senior 08:01
62 Noah Gallant M Junior 08:08
63 Tom Street M Junior 08:12
64 Cass Brewer F Senior 08:12
65 Owen Jones M Senior 08:16
66 Peter Tozer M Senior 08:18
67 Lizze Wilson F Senior 08:25
68 Jo Newstead F Senior 08:29
69 Natalie Hodges F Senior 08:42
70 Maria Cenalmor F Senior 08:44
71 Jakki Poyntz F Senior 08:45
72 Annabel Jones F Senior 08:54
73 Ann Bath F Senior 08:59
74 Oscar Brewer M Junior 09:01
75 Krysta Cluer F Senior 09:26
76 Carol Ferrari F Senior 09:52
77 Josie Bate F Senior 09:54
78 Megan Jones F Junior 09:55
79 Bev Gow F Senior 09:57

 

GP1 2018 Club Mile Championship – Pre Register

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)

Grand Prix 2017/18 – Final tables

The 2017/18 Grand Prix season has drawn to a close, with 124 members competing over 11 races. The competition is designed to test runners over the full spectrum of events, from the club mile to the Reigate half, from the Titsey 10k trail race to the Maidenhead Easter 10, runners are required to adapt to the changeable terrain and conditions.

This year saw the overall positions changing up until the finish line on the final race at Maidenhead. Congratulations to everyone who took part and let’s hope for another fantastic contest over the 2018/19 season.

Final positions

Past the Post  
  Women Men
1st Victoria Haslam Alastair McGeoch-Williams
2nd Daisy Street Anthony Whelan
3rd Carla Cotton Steve Ramek
     
Age Graded  
  Women Men
1st Victoria Haslam Steve Ramek
2nd Andrea Bennett Mark Cannings
3rd Daisy Street Alastair McGeoch-Williams

Full results available here

Grand Prix 2018/19 – Events 1 to 4

Start planning your diaries, the new Grand Prix season will soon be upon us. Here’s the current line-up:

  • GP1 – Club 1 mile Championship – Wednesday 13th June 2018 (note revised date)
  • GP2 – Harry Hawkes 10m – Sunday 24th June 2018 (club 10m championship)
  • GP3 – Elmbridge 10k – Sunday 22nd July 2018 (club 10k championship)
  • GP4 – Perseverance Wimbledon 5k dash – Sunday 12th August 2018

More details including how to enter each event are on the Grand Prix page. You will also find details of any discounts available.

The remaining 8 events will be announced over the coming months.

Grand Prix – Fleet Half Marathon

Following the announcement of the rescheduled date for the Fleet Half Marathon, we have decided to drop this race from the Grand Prix calendar for this year. This is on the basis that a significant proportion of entrants will be running marathons in April, and we do not wish to put our members under any undue pressure or stress. As such, the 2017/18 GP season will be based on the best 8 out of 11 races, and there will be no half marathon club championship.

GP9 Hogs Back Road Race

On Sunday 10th December, 34 hardy club members battled the cold, wind and rain to complete a challenging course, starting and finishing at Loseley House in Guildford. The route incorporates a number of long ascents and descents, following a “pig-shaped” loop towards Guildford, before turning west along “The Mount”, past the Watts Gallery, finishing back in Loseley Park.

1st female club member = Victoria Haslam, 51:30

1st male club member = Christopher Hutchinson, 43:06

Congratulations to everyone who completed course, conditions could not have been worse!

Full race results available here

Now 75% through the 2017/18 Grand Prix season, updated points tables are available here

A reminder to all club members, in order to qualify for Grand Prix points, an official club top must be clearly visible during the race

 

Titsey Trail 10k

The Titsey Trail 10k hosted the fifth race in the 2017/18 Grand Prix calendar. Heavy rain over the last week made the course fun and challenging as 38 club members completed the one lap course through the glorious woodland of the ancient Titsey Estate on the Limpsfield Chart in Surrey.

Full results available here

If you enjoyed the mud today, the next Grand Prix event is the first Surrey League fixture of the cross-country season on Saturday 14th October. 

Ladies are at Reigate, 1pm start

Men are at Wimbledon Common, 2pm start

Reigate Half Marathon

26.2 RRC were out in force today at the Reigate Half Marathon. 22 members completed the course, starting and finishing in Priory Park, the closed road course led runners along quiet country lanes towards Horley before looping back. Gently undulating throughout, with a nasty hill to greet the runners at mile 12. Despite this, many of our members completed the 13.1 miles with a new PB.

The kids race was completed by Hannah Whiteman, Tommy and Daniel Street.

Congratulations to everyone who ran today.

Full results available here

GP tables updated here