Category Archives: Races

2016 River Relays

Following on from the great turn out we had at Nonsuch Relays the other week it’s now time for everyone to start thinking about signing up for the River Relays on Sunday 4th September.

Starting in Windsor at the Boveney Church the relays take a scenic route from Windsor back to Kingston Hawker centre over 5 stages. Each stage is an average of 5.3 miles and the total distance covered by each team of 5 is 26.7 miles. The event is a self navigation event very similar to Green Belt Relay so you need to run with a map and instructions but the route is fairly straightforward and people rarely get lost. Continue reading 2016 River Relays

Mob Match vs Elmbridge @ Kingston parkrun – 16th July 2016

Our fellow runners at Embridge Road Runners have challenged us to a Mob Match at Kingston parkrun on Saturday 16th July! Finishing times are irrelevant here – it’s all about the numbers! We need as many members as possible to be towing the start line at Kingston in order for us to secure another victory!

Please make sure you are resplendent in your club kit. If you need a loaner top, do please email to the Club Kit account (kit [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk).

To assist in processing of results, please make sure that your club is set to “26.2 RRC” in your parkrun profile. This can be done in the profile settings accessed from the link sent to you in your weekly parkrun newsletter.

Club Handicap – 2016/17 Season

The first race of the new handicap season is today, Monday, 11th July.

 At the end of every season, I review the results of the Handicap and look to see if any change might improve it. This season is no exception, and having received a copy of Member’s e-mail to the Committee, prior to the AGM, I have addressed the points raised and have replied, personally.

The issue of a ‘Slow Start’ to the season, to supposedly gain an advantage throughout the season, has long been mooted, but nobody has ever come up with evidence of anybody who has actually achieved this. Now we have a comprehensive record of the whole event since 2006, perhaps somebody, who has enough time on their hands, will be motivated enough to search through and see if such evidence, exists.

With this in mind, I am introducing a new condition for the coming season which I believe will satisfy you ALL on both the points that were raised.

The Handicap was originally introduced as a monthly Time Trial to test your current fitness. This still remains its primary purpose.

Therefore,Season’s Best’ will remain, as is, and your ‘Handicap Start Time’ will still be calculated using your last ‘Three Recorded Times’. However, no runner will have a time that is more than 10% slower than this, included in their start time calculation.

I had thought of introducing this in seasons past but felt that it might prejudice those runners coming back from injury. However, the integrity of the Handicap depends on genuine times and some times, recorded in the May run, cannot be considered ‘legit’, if used, and these times, although recorded in the Race Results, will be the first to be subjected to this rule. There are 6 times in all, 3 of which only change times by a matter of seconds. Of the other 3, times will be reduced by 0:41, 1:25 and the worst case, 3:56!

 The introduction of this measure will, hopefully, alleviate the notion that somebody is able to ‘Work the System’.  The Handicap is fair to all abilities and has proved to be so in the past 10 years of its present format. Let’s get out there and enjoy it.

The race analysis from May is available at: Google Docs – May 2016 Handicap Race Analysis

As usual past results are available in the handicap results system: Handicap Results. Start times in the handicap results system do not yet reflect the new 10% rule.

 

Nonsuch Relays – Results

What a great turn out for the 2016 Nonsuch Relays, not only did we turn out a very impressive 11 teams in a record field of 99 teams but our top team on the night consiting of Alastair, Joe C, Anthony and Danny finished 7th overall in a time of 41:09. Our first ladies team finished as 3rd ladies team overall (5th if you include the 2 junior ladies teams) in a very respectbale time of 49:36

The other impressive thing about last night was the fact that with the exception of one person who had an unexpected motoring emergency and another with a child sickness due to his mothers driving in her rush to get there on time (or so I am led to believe) everyone arrived on time and we were able to get every team sorted before the race started which was great. Continue reading Nonsuch Relays – Results

Nonsuch Relays – 6th July

If you are interested in taking part in the Nonsuch Park Relays , please use the link below to add your name to the list of those wanting to take part.

The event starts at the mansion house in Nonsuch park at 7pm on Wednesday 6th July . The course is a 1.87 mile out and back route along the tarmac paths in the park. You will run as part of a 4 person relay team, however if you wish to enter an actual team please ensure you add each team members name to the bottom section of the sign up sheet which can be found -> here <-

2016 Club Mile Championship – Results

Despite threatening rain the weather held off to give dry but slightly blustery conditions for this year’s club mile championship. A strong field of 50 runners attended, running in our two waves.

The first wave was lead home by Brian Merritt for the men and Andrea Bennett for the ladies. With a split between the two races set at a 7 minute mile we had 4 runners beat the dividing time.

In the second wave we saw our first past the post mile champions crowned as Anthony Whelan and Libby Marchant. Age graded results will follow soon.

To finish the evening we had a kids race with Charlotte and Zoe Pritchard and Otter Ley all completing a lap of the track. After their support to us on our runs we were all happy to cheer them round to fine performances.

Full results are available in a google document:

-> 2016 Club Mile Championship Results <-

Thanks to 10 volunteers that came out to organise the event.

Continue reading 2016 Club Mile Championship – Results

2016 Club Mile Championship – Pre Register

On Wednesday 1st June 2016 we will be holding the club mile championship at Kingsmeadow Athletics Track. Please be at the track and warming up ready to run at 7:30pm.

The cost of participating is £3.65 which is payable at the fitness centre main reception on the night.

The race will be run in two waves. One wave will be at a faster pace and another slower. It is expected that the split between the two waves will be at around 7 mins/mile. You can run in either wave.

To get an idea for how many people will be in each wave, and where the split will come, please pre-register by filling in our google spreadsheet. It is easier to do so using a laptop or PC rather than a mobile device (unless you have the Google Sheets app already installed).

-> Pre-register Here <-

If you are unable to run we would welcome volunteers to help with timing and results. You can also use the google spreadsheet to specify that you would like to volunteer.