Club members were out in force on Sunday 24th June 2018 as they stormed their way around the Harry Hawkes 10 mile race. The Harry Hawkes is a classic run over a fast, flat, and scenic course that offers great PB opportunities. The route winds its way round the Kingston upon Thames Marketplace, the pretty village of Thames Ditton and from Kingston bridge to Hampton Court along the Thames.
52 of our runners completed the course and earned themselves well deserved points on the GP league table. 1st over the line for the men was Alastair McGeoch-Williams in 1:00:53 with Tim Bartholomew (1:01:28) in 2nd, and Joseph Gonzalez (1:01:44) in 3rd. 1st over the line for the women was Victoria Haslam in 1:13:10 with Daisy Street (1:20:40) in 2nd, and Kirstie Mitchell (1:20:48) in 3rd.
There were many other notable performances and PBs all round. It was particularly fantastic to see many of the club’s ladies out in force – a huge increase in numbers compared to last year’s 10 mile GP race.
Congratulations to everyone who endured the heat! The ice cream van and Ann’s legendary cakes were certainly a welcome sight at the finish line!
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.
Well done to all runners who took part in London Marathon*. We had a big club showing with 27 finishers and many more members lining the route in support. Our runners suffered the hot conditions and still came away with great results.
Results have been added below. If anyone if found to be missing please let us know.
Seven members competed in the Southern Cross Country Championships held this year at Stanmer Park in Brighton. The recent heavy rain coupled with light drizzle and a keen wind made for testing conditions over a course already churned up by 8 junior races prior to the senior events.
Thank you to everyone that attended today’s mob match between 26.2 Road Runners and The Stragglers.
Including all walkers and runners the final counts were 127 for The Stragglers vs 183 for 26.2 Road Runners. This means that 26.2 take the all important mob prize!
After some extra time needed to calculate the results it was found that The Stragglers had a clear lead in the match competition. They won this with 5382 points to 9701 (lowest wins) so were a long way ahead.
Our individual winners were Oliver Garner (Stragglers) taking the overall win ahead of Chris Wilson (26.2 RRC) in second. First junior male was Charlie Jerrey (Stragglers), first lady Maryka Senema (26.2 RRC) and first junior lady Laura Howley (Stragglers). Well done all.
Result are available online. Unfortunately there was some confusion on the finish line with runners and walkers so times may not be correct for everyone.
And so it ends for another year although the celebrations are only just beginning. As far as we are aware we had 17 starters and 17 finishers and every single one of them did the club and themselves proud.
Well done everyone and top marks to what looked like an amazing support crew out and about in London today!
The final standings as per the London Marathon Results App are as follows, please do let us know if we have missed someone or have a time wrong.
Despite our club name we are not solely a club of marathon runners, however at this time of the year we find many members taking up the 26.2 mile challenge. Below are just some of the outstanding performances seen in recent weeks.
If your results are missing, please do let us know and they will be added.
Remember there will be a celebration of the achievements of all our runners at Surbiton Racket and Fitness club at 6pm on 23rd April.
Did you manage to complete the Epsom double this weekend? With a men’s XC fixture on Saturday (hosted by us) and a Grand Prix event and 10 mile club championship on Sunday at Epsom 10 our members spent a lot of time on the downs this weekend. Well done to anyone who managed to run/volunteer on Saturday and then run on Sunday to complete the double. By my reckoning we had 16 members who completed the double.
Our hosting of the cross country fixture went extremely well and we have received excellent feedback on the clearly marked course, friendly marshals and prompt/accurate results. Thank you to all for helping make this a success and especially to Moustafa Fawzy and Maria Cenalmor for their organisational efforts.
In running terms, our team finished a strong 5th in division 3 with Chris Rawcliffe first home for the club. Full race results are available online at: Surrey League and club results are listed below.
On Sunday, 22 members took part in Epsom 10. This was the 10 mile club championship which was won by Ryan Lambrix for the men and Kirstie Mitchell for the ladies. Full results attached and club results are below.
Away from Epsom, Ann Bath was in Glasgow competing in the Masters Cross Country. Despite running in a different country to the rest of us, she still managed to provide ample supplies of cake to the cross country in Epsom. As ever, we are in awe!
Even further afield, Geoff Tookey, took part in Athens marathon. Finishing in a very impressive 3:28:32 we hope he had better weather in Greece than we did in Epsom.
Once again, well done to all members wherever you were running this weekend!
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