London marathon bus

For those of you looking for a cheap and convenient ride to the London marathon on Sunday 28th April, we are once again arranging for a one-way coach from the club to Blackheath. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis so recommend acting fast if you are interested.

Priority given to members and their families.

If we still have space available on 1st April, I will look at extending invite to others. 

£5 for members, £10 for non-members, to be paid in cash on the day

-> sign up here <-

Kingston Spring Race Day – Pacing

We have been offered the opportunity to provide pacers at the Kingston Spring Race Day. If you are willing to pace, you get free entry to the event!

There are 8 and 16 mile options which both need paces. Pacers are required to run between 7 mins/mile and 12 mins/mile.

If you would like to pace at this event, please fill in the form below:

>>> Sign up for pacing <<<

For more details, please speak to Steve Ramek.

You can find more details of the race here: Kingston Spring Race Day

 

February Handicap Preview

The January club handicap saw 47 runners completing the 2 lap circuit of Berrylands, including 2 debutants. Welcome to first timers James Mackay and Simone Speggiorin. The fastest time of the evening was clocked by Joseph Gonzalez in 16:55, a new course record. Victoria Haslam was the fastest female on the night finishing in 20:11.

After 6 races, John Reardon (160pts) remains at the top of the table, with Mark Cannings (149pts) and Richard Hall (137pts) making up the podium positions.

For full details of last months’ times, positions and this months start times, see the full handicap database for this season –> here <-

For those of you attending we kindly ask you to note the following:

  • If you are able to volunteer please let Steve Ramek, Bev  or myself know in advance. We are always grateful for an extra pair of hands.
  • Please arrive in good time to register as we will be leaving the club at 7:15pm prompt in order to start at 7:30pm.
  • If you are running late, send a message to Steve Ramek or myself in advance to register – this helps alleviate last minute panic trying to sign-in runners at the start line.
  • Be mindful of the residents and keep noise to a minimum
  • For your own safety please wear a BRIGHT REFLECTIVE TOP and suggest bring a head-torch to ensure you are visible to other pavement/road users.
  • Last but not least, have fun and enjoy the evening 🙂

Change of Time for Men’s XC

Please note the time of the Men’s Cross Country has changed to 12:30pm! (9th Feb, Lloyd Park, Croydon more details here)

Can we keep the numbers up for the last XC of the season? Can the A team wrestle back 5th place? Can the B team get back to the heady 2nd place seen earlier in the season?

Again, Surrey League XC is open to all (men will need to be able to run 5 miles), you just need to wear a club top and have a number. Those who have run already this season, don’t forget to bring your number. Those who haven’t, please let me (Mark Cannings) know, at club, via facebook or via email:
crosscountry[at]26point2.co[dot]uk (Ladies can contact Maria or Ann via the same email address)

Hope to see lots of you there!

Track session 7.15 for 7.30pm, Wednesday 30 January 2019

Next Wednesday is our monthly track session.  Running short, faster intervals in a speed session is an important part of our overall training programme, building endurance and speed.  Bearing in mind that we are in marathon and half marathon training season, this week’s session will feature 5x800m with 400m recovery jog between.  (The fastest group might prefer to run 6 reps, and the slowest group 4 reps).  Provided we have the runners, there will be groups for all different speeds, so do come along even if you have not tried this before.

The session will be held at the Poole Road athletics track in Ewell.  Otherwise known as the Harrier Centre or King George V recreation ground, it can be found by turning right into Ruxley Lane off the A 240 and then left into Scotts Farm Road which becomes Poole Road.  The recreation ground and athletics track are on your left about half a mile after leaving Ruxley Lane.

Do bring warm clothing for before and after and perhaps waterproofing.

Please arrive at the track around 7.15pm to complete a gentle warm up (eg two or three times jogging around the track) and be ready to start the more formal warm up promptly at 7.30pm.  The entry is £2.70.

Please be considerate of other track users; other local running clubs will also be training there that evening.

David Pimm

Men’s XC Match 3: Oxshott Woods 12th Jan

Less than a week to the next Surrey League Men’s Cross-Country match, Saturday 12th Jan, 2:30pm Oxshott Woods (Start is 1 minute walk from Oxshott National rail station Car Park KT22 0TA, £4 for parking – free parking is available elsewhere).

Surrey League XC is open to all (men will need to be able to run 5 miles), you just need to wear a club top and have a number. Those who have run already this season, don’t forget to bring your number. Those who haven’t, please let me (Mark Cannings) know, at club, via facebook and now also via email:
crosscountry[at]26point2.co[dot]uk

Last match saw a record turnout and a sea of blurple can we repeat that?

* Please note Ladies XC match 3 has been postponed until March.

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! <<<

January Handicap Preview

The December club handicap saw 48 runners completing the 2 lap circuit of Berrylands, including 2 debutants. Welcome to first timers Kate Hancock and Jonathan Lush. The fastest time of the evening was clocked by Dmitry Selemir in 18:43. Carla Cotton was the fastest female on the night finishing in 22:01. 

At the half-way point in the season, John Reardon (139pts) remains at the top of the table, with Mark Cannings (134pts) hot on his heels. Yaz Ladwa (120pts) has stormed up the table and now sits in the bronze medal position.

For full details of last months’ times, positions and this months start times, see the full handicap database for this season –> here <-

For those of you attending we kindly ask you to note the following:

  • If you are able to volunteer please let Steve Ramek, Bev  or myself know in advance. We are always grateful for an extra pair of hands.
  • Please arrive in good time to register as we will be leaving the club at 7:15pm prompt in order to start at 7:30pm.
  • If you are running late, send a message to Steve Ramek or myself in advance to register – this helps alleviate last minute panic trying to sign-in runners at the start line.
  • Be mindful of the residents and keep noise to a minimum
  • For your own safety please wear a BRIGHT REFLECTIVE TOP and suggest bring a head-torch to ensure you are visible to other pavement/road users.
  • Last but not least, have fun and enjoy the evening 🙂

London Marathon Ballot

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s time for another Christmas party and more importantly, another London marathon ballot! The tables have now been updated and can be seen -> here <-

To qualify for the ballot you must have run at least 8 of the qualifying events since 1st January 2018. If you believe you have run the minimum 8 races but are not showing as having done so, please drop me an email at captain [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk by Monday evening (17th).

This year I would ideally like to know ahead of time those who wish to enter as I need to double check eligibility in terms of all aspects of the ballot rules which you can find -> here <- 

To enter the ballot please drop me an email captain [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk. Entries close at 9pm on Wednesday 19th December with draw to take place at around 9:30pm during the Christmas Party in the club bar.

Good luck to everyone entering, we have 2 club places for the 2019 London marathon therefore you have far higher odds at being successful than with the public ballot.

Surrey and Southern XC Championships – last call

This Sunday, 16 December is the last chance to sign up for the Surrey or Southern Cross-Country championships.  See details and link to sign up in 6 December post below.

So far we have 5 men at each (6 to score) and no women (4 to score)!  It would be great to have 2 more men, because if I have to score, we are in trouble!

It would be better still to have a women’s team as well – come along ladies.

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