WE’VE DONE IT! I’m sure (well in my 15 years membership) for the first time ever we are promoted to Division 1 ! Huge congratulations to everyone who has taken part in any of the 4 race series and roll on next season – we want to stay there!
It is a credit to our club members that so many runners comment on how well organised our race is, and how freindly everyone is (we now have a huge reputation of very encouraging marshalls!) Everyone working so well as a team contributes to this, with all aspects going very smoothly.
Thank you! The club has received an anonymous donation of £250 which was delivered to my house by hand with the following note (sic): “An anonymous donation towards the cost of tickets for 30th dinner-dance from someone who gets sent £250 from the government that is not means tested, so to ease conscience, give it away to a good cause.” The treasurer has been informed of this most generous gift To our anonymous benefactor, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. The 30th dinner-dance is on Saturday May 7th at the Holiday Inn on the Portsmouth Road. Full details will be announced shortly but make a note in your diary.
As a number of our members have never been involved with the Valentines 10K it became apparent not everyone knows where the race venue is. So for those of you who are not aware please click read more for the address and a link to a Google Maps page.
The final race in the 2XU Surrey League Cross Country takes place this weekend (12th February) and is at Richmond Park.
The start area is near Richmond Gate, see details & map. Race times are 2:30pm for juniors and 3pm for seniors. A list will be up at the Club, all are welcome. The race is also a Club Grand Prix race.
We can still mathematically stay up in Division 2 so all is not lost yet! Every position counts!
Finally we are catching up with some of the races missed in December due to the snow. Today it was the Pirie 10 mile.
Five “brave” club members ran the race. I use the word brave because a spectator said that to me on my second lap, he said, “Well done, that’s very brave”. Well, he was right! It was very windy on Farthing Downs and it is hilly at the best of times.
Results now added.
With the clubs Valentines 10K race only a week away Joe and I have now completed Marshalling point allocations and various other tasks that are required to help things run smoothly. I would like to thank everyone who has offered their time and volunteered their services both before and on the day. The club couldn’t put this race together without the help of its members and once again you have all shown it is important to give something back to the club when we all get so much from it.
12.00 Noon Seniors 8K, 1.00pm under 17’s /15’s 4.5K
WIMBLEDON COMMON/PUTNEY VALE END, see Map: www.streetmap.com SW15 3PQ
This is the last match and we hope to maintain our current 3rd position in Division 2, which puts us in promotion position to Division 1! So as it is a Grand Priz race too, hope lots will turn out and enjoy the race and social afterwards!
Just a quick heads up – the next ‘bleep test’ will take place on Sunday 20th March at Kingston College with a start time of 6pm.
I understand that this clashes with the Reading half but unfortunately space is at a premium. The bleep test is free for all members and I will post more information at the beginning of March.
Kingston are holding the trials to select the Borough’s representatives in the London Mini Marathon on Saturday 26 February 2011 10am-12 noon – Bushy Park, near the Diana Fountain. Any athlete aged between 9 and 17 years is welcome to run, although only those aged 11 and over take part on the Big day. The trial is over a 4k course.
Closing date for entries is 18th February 2011.
A few years ago 26.2 Club member Sharon Andrews daughter, Ella, ran at the London Mini Marathon and had a wonderful day.