For the first time in 26.2’s history we have requested an entry in the Welsh Castles Relay of 2020. This relay is the weekend of June 6th and 7th and it requires 20 runners. Each runner only needs to run once over the whole weekend but the team also needs to do some marshaling and each team is in charge of its own transportation.
The relay legs are, I am told, tough. They vary in length from 8.5 – 13.1 miles but there is a very strict cut off time for each leg. Realistically all runners need to be able to run comfortably at 9 minute miles.
>>> Welsh Castles Relay 2019 Details <<<
We won’t have our place in this event confirmed until mid-March, but if you are interested in being a part of the team, then please fill in your details below.
>>> Register your interest <<<
We are now taking sign ups for Green Belt Relay 2020. Next year’s event is on 16th / 17th May. You will be required to run both of the days.
We currently have 2 teams entered so have places for 22 runners and will be taking entries on a first come, first served basis. If you want to take part please use the sign up link below:
>>> Sign up now! <<<
Thank you to all teams that participated in Imber Court Relays this evening.
Team and individual results are available here:
>>> Imber Court Relays 2019 Results <<<
We hope you enjoyed the event and look forward to seeing you again next year.
We have sign ups available for two relay events. Details are below. Places are limited for both and will operate a first come first served basis so please sign up promptly and let us know if you are no longer able to attend.
Monday 1st July – 7pm
Teams of 4 running 1.87 miles / 3km each.
>>> Sign up for Nonsuch Relays here <<<
Additional details: Running with David – Nonsuch Relays
Sunday 8th September – 9am
Teams of 5 running stages of between 4.4 and 6.5 miles.
>>> Sign up for River Relays here <<<
Additional details: The Stragglers – River Relays
Our club has received an invitation to this exciting relay event being held in Richmond Park on the evening of Wednesday 12th June starting at 7pm.
Details and this history of the event can be found here
Ladies compete 3×2.8miles
Men compete 4×2.8miles
Due to the popularity of this event with a maximum intake of 100 teams the deadline for registering your interest is Friday 24th May
If you want to follow the Green Belt Relay this year, the stages that our teams will be running are available below.
For those not familiar with GBR, it is a 220 mile relay around the green belt outside London. The distance is completed over 2 days by teams of 11 runners with everyone running one stage on Saturday and one on Sunday.
The relay starts at Hampton Court at 8:30am on Saturday and finishes at the Hawker Centre at around 5:30pm on Sunday. You are welcome to support anywhere along the route or at the BBQ at the finish.
More details on the race are available here: Green Belt Relay.
You can see the 26.2 runners here: 26.2 Green Belt Runners by Stage
26.2 RRC will be hosting our annual relay event at Imber Court, Molesey on 25th June 2019.
>>> Sign-up here <<<
For this event to be a success we need club members to volunteer to marshal the race. The race starts at 7.30pm and Marshals will ideally need to be available from 6.45pm for a briefing and deployment, with any that can get their earlier being more than welcome to assist with parking and set up.
We also welcome runners in teams of four in the following categories:
- Vet Men (40+)
- Vet Ladies (35+)
- Mixed (2 ladies, 2 men)
Please use the following form to sign up:
>>> Sign-up here <<<
Green Belt Relay – 18th / 19th May 2019
We are now taking names for entrants into this year’s Green Belt Relay. If you are interested in joining one of our teams, please sign up using the google form below:
>>> Sign-up here! <<<
The Green Belt Relay is a team running relay around London. The course is a 220 mile loop around the green spaces surrounding London. The course roughly follows the M25. You can find out more about the event in their website: http://www.greenbeltrelay.org.uk/
Our runners must run on both Saturday and Sunday. All members are welcome to enter the event however please keep in mind that you will be expected to run an average of 20 miles across the two days (some do less, some do more). There are cut-offs on each stage however our runners have missed these in the past. You will need to be happy to navigate the course yourself using a paper map that all competitors must carry.
We are looking for 22 runners however there are often drop-outs near the day so please add yourselves to the reserve list if we already have 22 runners signed up.
To allow us to start early on the Sunday (first leg at 8am) we encourage members to stay in a Premier Inn in Essex. There is a fixed cost for members staying out (to be announced but it is usually around £30).
If you want to know more about the event. Please ask around the club from people who have run before. The best way to learn about this is from previous runner experience.
>>> Sign-up here! <<<
Congratulations to all runners who completed the River Relays on Sunday 9th September 2018.
This year, 26.2 entered 6 teams. All teams performed exceptionally well and our A team (Joseph Gonzalez, Daisy Street, Chris Rawcliffe, Tim Bartholomew and our club Captain Alastair McGeoch-Williams) came in 2nd place with a time of 02:47:38! An absolutely fantastic result.
Leg 1 and 2 runners at the ready!
Full results can be found here.
Many thanks to all who represented the club and provided transportation. It was great to see so many club members out supporting as well as at the barbecue at the Hawker centre in the afternoon.
Leg three and four runners ready for the off!
Leg five runners ready to bring home the baton!
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
>Sign up here<<
All runners must be first claim members and registered with England Athletics.