Track – Wednesday

I have planned track this month with a session that will cater for those tapering before marathons and those who are aiming to improve speed, endurance and recovery time. Session outline: Warm up, Fartlek (walk – marathon pace – 5k pace ) 400m team relays Cool down See you there ready to go at 7.30

Maxifuel Pre London Half Marathon – Dorney Lake

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!!

Andrea Bennett

Awards Night – calling all trophies….

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).

Many thanks


Outcome of Special General Meeting 18/3/11

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  

Bleep Test Tomorrow!!!

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!

Surbiton's friendly running club. Open to runners of all standards, fast or slow. We participate in local races of all distances.