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
5 of us started Cranleigh 21, where you have the option to finish at 15 and not start the last 6 mile lap. Needless to say it was not one of the “fairer sex” that took that option!
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.
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.
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.