Further to Andrew’s report on Spring Half Marathons, a quick post to recommend the Maxifuel Pre London Half Marathon at Dorney Lake. It was a small field, around 350 runners, with the course comprising of 4 laps. I wasn’t sure I would enjoy running 4 laps but the setting was great and it did help achieving a steady pace. It was superbly organised in terms of nutrition, water and marshalls nearly as friendly as our own 26.2 crew! A perfect half marathon for anyone after a PB.
Well done to everyone who ran Reading and Fleet and good luck to those running in Boston, Brighton and London!
Sue Garnish and I decided after being with the club for a while,to try something new, and challenging, and went for a half marathon.
We chose Fleet because it was local, and also because we’d heard a rumour that it was quite flat,(no point making it too hard for ourselves!)
If you are looking for a half marathon that is relatively flat, very well organised, loads of free parking and toilets, then this is for you. There were one or two ‘hilly’ bits, but nothing worse than Ditton Hill, and some very pretty countryside. Having never participated in such a large scale event, it was really encouraging to see all the supporters, and hear all the cheers along the way, and run alongside Mario and a lizard!
We had set our sights on a 1.59.59 target (!) but managed to get well under this, which was very rewarding.
Sue is now talking about full marathons… watch this space!!
While a lot from the Club were going long at Cranleigh, atleast 15 runners from were testing themselves at the numerous half marathons that were being held last weekend. There were a couple of fabulous new PB’s set and Andrea Bennett and Sue Garnish completed their first Half Marathons. Well done all who ran.
Continue reading Various Spring Half Marathons: 19th&20th March 2011
With the 2010-2011 Awards Night being held in conjunction with the Club’s 30th Birthday Party it promises to be a special night for all.
If you were accomplished enough to receive a trophy last year please can you return it so that we can get the engraving done for this year’s lucky recipients. Either drop your trophy off with any committee member at the Club or in a bag at the front door of 33 Berrylands (just opposite the club).
63 members attended to discuss 26.2RRC’s relationship with Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club (SRFC)
After putting the Committee’s case for agreeing to a request from Roy Staniland, board director of SRFC, for a payment of £2,000, (see previous post for full details), discussions followed, ending with an amendment in favour of offering £1500. This offer will be discussed at SRFC’s next Committee meeting at the end of March. If you would like a copy of the minutes please email madsus [ at ] btinternet [ dot ] com
Please meet at 5.40pm at the Arena Health Club at Kingston College (the entrance is around the back of the ‘Rose Car Park and Arena Hair Salon’ at the College). We have the hall for 1 hour and the hire is free. Afterwards we will be heading to the Ram in Kingston to celebrate some great scores. Full details are a few news items below!
It was a mild morning but with the promise of some drizzly rain to dampen the spirits somewhat on our return to the Finchley 20 for the longest distance run in this year’s Grand Prix. The event was used by many from the Club to prepare both the legs and the mind for the upcoming marathons being attempted next month.
Continue reading Grand Prix Race 10: Finchley 20 13th March 2011
Ann Bath and Peter Tozer met Roy Staniland, club director of Surbiton Rackets and Fitness Club (SRFC), on 7th March to further clarify terms on which 26.2 RRC might formalise its arrangement to meet at SRFC, in particular an “umbrella sum” which might be payable. This followed a 26.2 committee meeting of 28th February.
Continue reading Important information regarding 26.2 RRC’s HQ
Our last Bleep Test was a great success and due to the positive feedback I have booked the next test in for Sunday 20th March
Please meet at 5.40pm at the Arena Health Club at Kingston College (the entrance is around the back of the ‘Rose Car Park and Arena Hair Salon’ at the College). We have the hall for 1 hour and the hire is free. Afterwards we will be heading to the Ram in Kingston to celebrate some great scores.
Please read on for more information
Continue reading Bleep Test – Sunday 20th March
by Luke in Barcelona
Luke McDonagh has recorded what must be the fastest time by a 26.2 member for some considerable time with 2hrs 50mins in the Barcelona Marathon, run under clear skies today, 6th March.
Unfortunately, Julie, our other runner, had to drop out when she fainted after getting as far as 25 miles. She was taken to hospital and, although detained overnight, was able to text Alice, who was a spectator at the event, that she was suffering nothing worse than dehydration.