Category Archives: Grand Prix

Autumn Grand prix events

We are pleased to announce GP events 4, 5 and 6…

GP4 Northala Fields parkrun – Saturday 21st September
A scenic, fast, single lap 5k, with free parking and café – this is also one for those working towards their Compass Club badge.

GP5 Surrey Cross Country – Saturday 12th October
Fixture 1 of the upcoming cross country season. Richmond Park for the men, Reigate (subject to confirmation) for the ladies.

GP6 River Thames Half Marathon  – Sunday 27th October
Fast, flat, scenic and local. Note that the website mentions a 2 hour 45 minute cut-off – we have been in contact with the race organisers who are happy to extend this to 3 hours. We have a discount code available until July.

All club members are welcome and encouraged to take part in grand prix events. Full details of the events including how to enter, discount codes (you must be logged in to view these) and the updated GP tables can be found on the GP pages.

Ranelagh 10k results

Well done to all those who took part in this morning’s Ranelagh 10k, some very impressive performances.

If like your vice-captain Beverley Gow, you didn’t list your club as 26.2 RRC and so you find that your name isn’t listed below, please drop a quick note michaelstreet [ at ] hotmail.co [ dot ] uk and we will be only too pleased to include you…

Pos Name Time Net Time
9 Ben Chown 00:34:12 00:34:08
54 Joseph Gonzalez-Armas 00:36:48 00:36:46
67 Paul Donohoe 00:37:24 00:37:18
71 Steven Ramek 00:37:31 00:37:24
112 Dmitry Selemir 00:39:26 00:39:20
132 Victoria Whelan 00:40:08 00:40:00
152 Lorenzo ValfrC) di Bonzo 00:40:53 00:40:22
154 Max RIley 00:40:54 00:40:35
171 David Maher 00:41:44 00:41:17
190 Anthony Whelan 00:42:13 00:41:53
201 Dan Speer 00:42:31 00:42:05
209 Jon Kinsey 00:42:51 00:42:40
211 Paul Keddie 00:42:55 00:42:43
212 Richard Goulder 00:42:55 00:42:35
237 CHRIS CHAPMAN 00:43:57 00:43:40
249 Ricky Harland 00:44:32 00:43:56
258 Nick Murray 00:44:51 00:44:21
267 Matthew Hoare 00:45:18 00:44:47
271 Michael Street 00:45:46 00:45:33
273 Daisy Street 00:45:50 00:45:26
292 David George 00:46:32 00:46:06
294 Carla Cotton 00:46:33 00:46:10
304 Craig Bowdery 00:46:50 00:46:19
306 Matthew Pritchard 00:46:53 00:46:23
319 HARRY KIM 00:47:39 00:47:11
325 Martin Banks 00:47:49 00:47:15
327 Sam Jones 00:47:52 00:47:11
329 Jacqueline Chang 00:47:57 00:47:27
333 Steph Harvey 00:48:03 00:47:35
335 Rike Jones 00:48:14 00:47:44
341 Laura Hooke 00:48:35 00:48:08
368 Vicki Kirk 00:49:40 00:49:00
392 James Walsh 00:51:18 00:50:48
396 Viola Nicastro 00:51:40 00:51:09
401 Yaswin Ladwa 00:51:53 00:51:09
407 Alice Pike 00:52:07 00:51:26
416 Sue Garnish 00:52:47 00:52:20
417 Sophie Cooke 00:52:48 00:52:20
420 Graeme Maisey 00:52:51 00:52:25
433 Edward Davis 00:53:58 00:53:15
439 Sara Humphreys 00:54:20 00:53:36
449 Laurie Johnston 00:55:02 00:54:18
451 Cass Brewer 00:55:10 00:54:33
460 Matthew Cook 00:56:01 00:55:28
493 Laura Sheftel 00:59:06 00:58:09
497 Greg Whiteman 00:59:35 00:59:02
514 Jakki Poyntz 01:01:16 01:00:18
516 Steve Stopford 01:01:31 01:00:58
522 Peter Tozer 01:02:08 01:01:30
523 Howell Jones 01:02:15 01:01:41
542 Maria Higgins 01:05:06 01:04:07
549 Annabel Jones 01:07:04 01:06:08
552 Lizzie Wilson 01:09:26 01:08:28
557 Nigel Lee 01:11:22 01:10:19
562 Sarah Loky 01:15:13 01:14:16
566 Deborah Hall 01:17:43 01:16:45

 

GP1 Provisional Results

A whopping 78 runners took part in this evening’s club mile, fantastic!

Huge thanks to the volunteer team.

Provisional results as follows, well done all…

NAME POSITION TIME WAVE WAVE POSITION
Ben Chown 1  00:04:55 2 1
Joseph Gonzalez 2  00:05:05 2 2
Dom Woodbridge 3  00:05:13 2 3
Paul Donohoe 4  00:05:16 2 4
Dmitry Selemir 5  00:05:24 2 5
Max Riley 6  00:05:26 2 6
Steve Ramek 7  00:05:40 2 7
Joe Brewer 8  00:05:46 2 8
Richard Hook 9  00:05:46 2 9
John Kinsey 10  00:05:47 2 10
Tom Hook 11  00:05:48 2 11
Michael Street 12  00:05:49 2 12
Dan Speer 13  00:05:50 2 13
Dan Hookey 14  00:05:51 2 14
Paul Keddie 15  00:05:51 2 15
David Maher 16  00:05:52 2 16
Richard Goulder 17  00:05:55 2 17
Rob Hinton 18  00:05:58 2 18
Victoria Whelan 19  00:06:00 2 19
Chris Chapman 20  00:06:00 2 20
Ricky Harland 21  00:06:03 2 21
Daniel Street 22  00:06:05 2 22
Daisy Street 23  00:06:06 2 23
James Mackay 24  00:06:08 2 24
David Pearce 25  00:06:10 2 25
Simon Gerrard 26  00:06:11 2 26
Martin Banks 27  00:06:12 2 27
David Pimm 28  00:06:12 2 28
Carla Cotton 29  00:06:13 2 29
Nick Murray 30  00:06:18 2 30
Richard Tomes 31  00:06:23 2 31
Harry Kim 32  00:06:24 2 32
Peter Grecian 33  00:06:24 2 33
Craig Bowdery 34  00:06:26 2 34
Ed Davies 35  00:06:28 1 1
James Walsh 36  00:06:33 2 35
Sam Jones 37  00:06:33 2 36
Robert Pyke 38  00:06:36 2 37
Rike Jones 39  00:06:41 2 38
Claudia Burrough 40  00:06:42 1 2
Charlie Brewer 41  00:06:43 1 3
Jacqueline Chang 42  00:06:43 2 39
Douglas Hooke 43  00:06:48 1 4
Richard Kirk 44  00:06:48 2 40
Greg Whiteman 45  00:06:49 1 5
Andrea Bennett 46  00:06:49 2 41
Steve Back 47  00:06:53 1 6
Iain Stevenson 48  00:06:55 2 42
Vivki Kirk 49  00:06:57 1 7
Steph Harvey 50  00:06:58 2 43
Javier Fuentes 51  00:07:04 1 8
Malcolm Watts 52  00:07:04 1 9
Tom Street 53  00:07:09 1 10
Viola Nicastro 54  00:07:09 1 11
Alice Pike 55  00:07:09 1 12
Yas Ladwa 56  00:07:15 1 13
Kevin Stone 57  00:07:16 1 14
Steve Stopford 58  00:07:19 1 15
Emma Bate 59  00:07:22 1 16
Howell Jones 60  00:07:26 1 17
Oscar Brewer 61  00:07:30 1 18
Matthew Cook 62  00:07:34 1 19
Reyadh Mallam-Hassam 63  00:07:35 1 20
Cass Brewer 64  00:07:42 1 21
Sue Garnish 65  00:07:42 1 22
Laurie Johnstone 66  00:07:47 1 23
Young Kang 67  00:07:50 1 24
Jacqueline Woodroofe 68  00:08:16 1 25
Jakki Poyntz 69  00:08:26 1 26
Aimee Stopford 70  00:09:04 1 27
Maria Higgins 71  00:09:07 1 28
Leanne Coles 72  00:09:12 1 29
Laura Holford 73  00:09:28 1 30
Cameron Eaton 74  00:09:30 1 31
Megan Jones 75  00:09:49 1 32
Debs Hall 76  00:10:52 1 33
Jackie Morris 77  00:12:38 1 34
Beverley Gow 78  00:12:38 1 35

Mile championship 2019 – Registration

The mile championship will take place on Wednesday 3rd June at the Harrier Centre athletics track in Ewell. Please be warmed up and ready to run by 7:30pm.

Please register here ahead of the race. In your registration, please provide a predicted finish time so that we can put runners into balanced waves as there will be too many people for everyone to run at once.

The track is in Poole Road recreation ground. It can be found by turning right into Ruxley Lane off the A 240 and then left into Scotts Farm Road which becomes Poole Road. The recreation ground and athletics track are on your left about half a mile after leaving Ruxley Lane.

>>> Register here <<<

 

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.

GP8 – change of venue, volunteers required

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.

Remaining GP 2018/19 fixtures announced

After another fantastic turnout for last week’s GP event at the Harrier Centre we are pleased to announce the remaining fixtures for the 2018/19 GP season.

GP9 Tadworth 10, a challenging 10 mile course at Epsom Downs. There is an early bird discount which runs until 31st October.

GP10 Dash for the Splash, an awesome cross country race through Wimbledon Common. Bring your trail shoes/wellies.

GP11 Surrey Half marathon, a fast, fully-closed course around Woking and Guildford, a 20% discount code is available via the GP page.

GP12 Thames Towpath 10, a 10 mile multi-terrain race along the Thames towpath around Kew.

Full details of the GP events including how to enter, discount codes (you must be logged in to view these) and the updated GP tables can be found on the GP pages.

GP6 info for runners and volunteers

GP6, 3,000 metres at the Harrier Centre takes place this coming Wednesday 10th October. Entry to the track is free, but please make yourself known to reception staff on arrival so that they can keep tabs on numbers. Please aim to arrive by 7:10pm for a warm-up and be ready to start the race at 7:20pm.

The 7.5 lap race will most likely be run in 2 waves and you can choose to run in either. To get an idea of how many people will be in each wave, where the cut-off time will be and who is able to help out with volunteering please complete this registration form.

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).

GP5 – Maidenhead Half Marathon

The first half marathon of the 2018/2019 Grand Prix season and strong and upbeat 26.2 team was present. Just when we thought the summer was over, the sun came out to say hello and warmed all the runners as we stood at the start ready for the off. 

A well organised, fast, flat race with good marshals allowed some of our runners to give stellar performances. Of particular note should be Richard Hook who smashed his PB by over 5 minutes and Joseph Gonzalez (1:21:41) by over 3 minutes. The husband and wife team Lorenzo and Valfre di Bonzo (1:29:05) and Viola Nicastro (1:59:12)  also bagged amazing PBs. Also Diana Kimura (1:48:53) also achieved an excellent PB with superb pacing.  Admirable performances also came from Tim Bartholomew and Nick Murray who completed parkrun followed by an extremely muddy 8.5 mile ‘NUTS challenge’ obstacle course only yesterday! 

Well done to the runners who made it and thank you to Ann for the cakes! 

Grand prix update

Well done to everyone who took part in the recent Wimbledon 5k Dash, some great performances and an excellent turnout.

For next week’s Maidenhead half (GP5) please note that we’ll be using chip timing rather than gun and that it also doubles as a club championship event. Entries are still open for those not yet signed up – better get in there quickly!

We are pleased to announce the details for GP events 7 and 8.

GP7 will be the Jigsaw Run. A fast, flat 10km in November at Dunsfold Park (home of Top Gear). This race raises money for the Jigsaw Trust in support of children and adults with autism.

GP8 in December will see us staying local with a visit to Kingston parkrun. This doubles as the Club 5k Championship so please don’t forget your barcode!

Full details of the GP events including how to enter, discount codes (you must be logged in to view these) and the updated GP tables can be found on the GP pages.