With the cross country season getting underway, the South of England London Cross Country Championships will be held on the 16th November at Parliament Hill Fields on Hampstead Heath.
Cross Country running is hugely beneficial as you begin preparing for a spring marathon training cycle, helping to build strength and endurance.
As with all these championship events, there will be present a field of top runners from the leading clubs across Greater London . While I hope our own strongest runners can take part, it would be great to have a big team show up from male and female senior and vet categories.
If you’re interested in taking part, please sign up at the following link.
>>> Entry Form Here <<<
You will need to do so by Wednesday 30th October so that the entry deadline can be met.
The weather forecasts had for days been predicting thunderstorms and heavy rain on the day of the SEAA Road Running Relays, but in the end it turned out to be a fine day for three 26.2 RRC teams taking part in this high quality event featuring many of the best runners in the South of England. A little drizzle but nothing that dampened the spirits, or performances.
A fourteen strong contingent descended on the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre to do the burple shirts proud. The three teams that took part were:
Senior Women: 1. Victoria Whelan; 2. Jacqueline Chang; 3. Megan Lewis; 4. Laura Hooke
Senior Men: 1. Ben Chown; 2. Anthony Whelan; 3. James Scanlon; 4. Dmitry Selemir; 5. Tim Bartholomew; 6. Chris Hutchinson
Vet Men: 1. Steve Nicholls; 2.Joe Chang; 3. David Maher; 4. Harry Kim
The cherry on the cake was finishing on top of our local rivals and mob match adversaries The Stragglers in both the Senior Women and Vet Men categories. They didn’t field a Senior Men’s team alas.
Full results available from the SEAA website at the following link:
The 2019 AGM will be at the club on Wednesday 15 May 2019 at 8.30pm.
Please save the date in your diary. The AGM is an important date for the club’s calendar as we get to elect our new club committee. This year also there will be elections for Chairman and Treasurer.
If you have any questions regarding the AGM, please contact Maria at secretary [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk.
Please see your email for further details or all documents related to the meeting can be downloaded here AGM 2019
11th May 2019 7pm to midnight
Royal British Legion, Holyfield Road, Surbiton KT5 9AL
The 26.2 RRC Committee would like to invite all members to our annual awards night. The evening will see the presentation of awards to members in various categories.
The price has been reduced this year to £14 a head. Please feel free to bring partners and friends. Your ticket price includes a hot buffet and a free drink. Following the presentation of the awards there will be a disco and dancing.
Tickets must be purchased in advance by payment to the club bank account – Barclays sort code 20-84-17 account number 00897302.
Once payment has been received John Bennett will forward you your tickets by email. Please print your tickets and bring along to the event as they will entitle you to one free drink at the bar.
Requests for your choice of music should be forwarded to john_bennett99 [ at ] hotmail [ dot ] com. Andrea Bennett will be organising much of the evening and will endeavour to ensure a good range of music is played by the DJ.
Please book early so we can arrange sufficient food for all those wishing to attend. Please let John know of any specific dietary needs and these will be passed to the venues catering team.
NB All tickets need to be paid for no later than Wednesday 8th May so that we can finalise the food order with the caterer please.
Fancy solving a murder mystery?
Then why not join your club mates at Langleys in Surbiton on the 16th May! Further details are yet to be confirmed but the evening should start at 7:30pm and comprise of a set three course meal (menu to follow) with the chance to try and solve a murder!
At the moment we are looking for numbers of those interested. To register your interest, please complete the google form by following the link below. See Becky Stopford for more details.
CLICK HERE FOR FORM
Provisional results are available here.
Well done to all runners and thank you to the volunteers.
We had another fantastic evening of running at the Imber Court relays on the 26th June. We had 44 teams participating in what was a really exciting event. Runners lined up at the finish area to cheer in their team mates which heightened the atmosphere and made for some truly memorable finishes.
Alex Dunbar from the Up and Running Social Running Group, ran all four legs himself. Ollie Garrod from Epsom and Ewell was the quickest runner on the night completing his leg in 8:04.
Full results can be found here
A big thank you to all the volunteers and Race Director John Bennett who made sure the evening ran smoothly. We hope all the runners had a great evening and we are looking forward to seeing you all next year.
Try and run 100 miles they said, it will be fun they said, and you know what, they were right.
My first attempt at a 100 miler, DNF, timed out at 85 miles at Clifton Hampden aid station, very emotional having trained for so long and so hard but almost a week on perspectives change and it’s amazing what a good night’s sleep or two can make.
The weekend of 4th and 5th May were without a shadow of a doubt the biggest running challenge I have ever undertaken and other than actually crossing the finish line nothing could have made it better. Runners are strange breed, the thought of running such a distance is something my long suffering better half Sam will never understand but for some reason it’s something she seems to accept and despite moaning about what I might do to myself it’s something she seems willing to follow me into to pick up the pieces at the end.
Continue reading How to nearly run 100 Miles
Best of luck to our captain Kev Stone and long time member Greg Whiteman who continue their run from Richmond to Oxford taking part in the Thames Towpath 100 tonight.
It has been a hard day in the heat today so hopefully the cool of the night will be somewhat welcomed.
You can continue to track their progress into the finish tomorrow morning at:
A date for your diary – This year we will once again be hosting a team relay at Imber Court, Molesey
The event will take place on the evening of Tuesday 26th June and will see local clubs invited to race 1.6 miles around Imber Court. Each team of 4 runners will compete in various categories. Last year the event was very well received by the other clubs and is now established as a replacement for the Horton Park event.
26.2 RRC will be entering teams but we will also need marshals and helpers for various roles before the event is held and on the evening itself.
The race begins at 7pm and follows a flat all terrain course around Imber Court and along the River Mole.
Imber Court will be putting on a BBQ for the post run social event and there is the cheap club bar available as well
More details to follow nearer the time.