Category Archives: Relays

Virtual Imber Court Relays

Due to recent events it is of course not possible for the Imber Court relays to take place this year.

However, we are pleased to confirm that we will be hosting the 26.2 Virtual Imber Court relays and we would like to invite all of our members to take part in the event. 
 
Teams do not need to be decided in advance – these will be decided based on recorded times submitted. All teams will be of four people.
 
The following categories will be in place:
 

– Men’s open

– Ladies open

– Men’s veteran (over 40)

– Women’s veteran (over 35)

– Juniors school year six (age 11)  and under
 
– Juniors school year seven up to and including age 15
 
You will note that this year we are allowing juniors to participate for the first time. Please ensure that juniors are properly supervised by an adult when recording their runs!
 
The following rules will be in place:
 
– 3km to be run between 7pm on Tuesday 23 June and 7pm on Thursday 25 June;
 
– Runs can be run wherever you like but should start and finish in the same location;
 
– Runners should adhere to appropriate health and safety and social distancing rules;
 
– Times will be based on the “elapsed time” rather than “moving time” (this should be clearly shown on your submitted activity).
 
Registration and Results
 
Registration and results are all via Open Track. You will hopefully become used to this system when you compete in the Parkland relays the week before! Please register for the event in advance and submit your time by 8pm on Friday 26 June.
 
https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2020/GBR/icr/
 
Results will be announced via a Zoom call on Monday 29 June. Details to follow.
 
Please let Laura Griffin know if you have any questions.
 

 

Virtual Parkland Relays 10th-14th June 2020

Thames Hare and Hounds have invited our club to take part in the Virtual Parkland Relays. Run 5km on your own, between Wednesday 10th June and Sunday 14th June and submit your Strava/Garmin Connect activity by 19:00 on Sunday 14th June. This event is open to all, and I encourage you to sign-up and take part.

There will be the following competitions

Men’s Open: four per team

Ladies’ Open: three per team

Men’s Veterans: over 40, four per team

Ladies’ Veterans: over 35, three per team

There is no need to pre-determine teams. The organisers will arrange teams based on age-category and results.

Individuals are to register online (free entry) following the link.

Rules:

– Entry must be a single Strava/Garmin Connect activity

– Your route must start and finish at approximately the same location

Activity must taken place between 10th June (00:01) and 14th June (19:00).

Welsh Castles Relay – 6th & 7th June 2020 – Cancelled

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 <<<

Thank you,
Jacqueline Chang.

Relay Sign-up – Nonsuch and River Relays

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.

Nonsuch Relays
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

River 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

Thames Hare and Hounds’ 26th Parkland Relays – 12th June

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

<<Sign-up here>>

Due to the popularity of this event with a maximum intake of 100 teams the deadline for registering your interest is Friday 24th May

Green Belt Relay – Stages

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

 

Imber Court Relays – 25th June 2019 – Sign Up

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:

  • Men
  • Ladies
  • 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 2019 – Sign up

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! <<<