Track Session 7.15 for 7.30pm Wednesday 29 May

Preparing for the Club Mile

Next Wednesday’s track session is just a week before the Club Mile championship at the Harrier Centre.  So we will focus on training for the shorter distances.  If you have never done track before, do not be put off; we will run separate groups for differing speeds.  Come and see whether you enjoy the thrill of running faster than we do at any other time in our training!

The track session will 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.

Track sessions provide a focussed speed session that works wonders for improving speeds over all distances.

This month, targeting the mile, we will be doing 2×200, 6x400m, 2×200 (or 6 x400m for the less experienced) with recoveries between each rep.

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.  Bring warm clothing for the warm-up and warm-down and some water if it is hot.  The entry fee is £2.80.

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

Harry Hawkes 10 – 23rd June – Discount available!

Harry Hawkes 10 is part of the Harry Hawkes Summer Race Day and very conveniently located for our runners. Below are details sent by the organisers:

The Harry Hawkes 10 returns this year on Sunday 23rd Juneat Giggs Hill Green in Thames Ditton. This is the sixth year at the 10 mile distance, especially popular with club runners.
 
The Harry Hawkes follows a fast flat course offering real PB potential. Added to this the Start and Finish on the green alongside the cricket pitch always has a great atmosphere and many stay on for a burger and a drink from the Thames Ditton Cricket Club BBQ.
 
We run a team prize for both mens and ladies teams, so this is an ideal opportunity for you to get your top runners out to compete. The current trophy holders are Victoria Park Harriers and Tower Hamlets AC (Ladies) and West 4 Harriers (Men), so I am sure there are clubs out there looking to challenge them!

Race Details

The Harry Hawkes 10 is a ten mile race on road, river path and woodland trail starting at 09.30 on Sunday 23rd June. The Start and Finish are from Giggs Hill Green in Thames Ditton, KT7 0BT. The race is run under UKA licence and the course has a current measurement certificate from the Association of UK Course measurers. All runners are chip timed.

As an additional incentive to enter, we have been offered a discount code. Log in to see this code below…

Continue reading Harry Hawkes 10 – 23rd June – Discount available!

Thames Hare and Hounds’ 26th Parkland Relays – 12th June

Our club has received an invitation to this exciting relay event being held in Richmond Park on the evening of Wednesday 12th June starting at 7pm.

Details and this history of the event can be found here

Ladies compete 3×2.8miles

Men compete 4×2.8miles

<<Sign-up here>>

Due to the popularity of this event with a maximum intake of 100 teams the deadline for registering your interest is Friday 24th May

Green Belt Relay – Stages

If you want to follow the Green Belt Relay this year, the stages that our teams will be running are available below.

For those not familiar with GBR, it is a 220 mile relay around the green belt outside London. The distance is completed over 2 days by teams of 11 runners with everyone running one stage on Saturday and one on Sunday.

The relay starts at Hampton Court at 8:30am on Saturday and finishes at the Hawker Centre at around 5:30pm on Sunday. You are welcome to support anywhere along the route or at the BBQ at the finish.

More details on the race are available here:  Green Belt Relay.

You can see the 26.2 runners here: 26.2 Green Belt Runners by Stage

 

Monday night run in Richmond Park

Over Summer months we take the opportunity to run in Richmond Park on the first Monday of the month. The runs start from Ham Gate in May and September (remember to park outside the park gates in these months) and Kingston gate car park in June, July and August. Meet at 7pm for a 7:15pm start to the run. Runs of various distances and paces will be offered as normal on a Monday night.

Note: I’ve heard from several sources that Kingston Gate will closed to vehicles for the next week, therefore ensure you allow enough time to plan an alternative route to Ham Gate should you wish to drive.

May Handicap Preview

The April club handicap saw 24 runners completing the 2 lap circuit of Berrylands. Rosie Watts was first over the line with an actual time of 23:39. The fastest time on the evening was set by Ben Chown in a new course record time of 16:26. Daisy Street was the fastest female on the night, finishing in 21:19.

Now onto the final race of the season with John Reardon (215pts) holding onto the top position by a nail-biting 1 point from Steve Back (214pts). Bronze medal position is  currently held by Bri Merritt (203pts), with wife Vicky Gardner moving up to 4th (189pts), pushing Mark Cannings further down the table into 5th (184pts).

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
  • Despite the lighter evenings, for your own safety please wear a BRIGHT REFLECTIVE TOP to ensure you are visible to other pavement/road users.
  • Last but not least, have fun and enjoy the evening 🙂

Surrey Road League 2019

For those of you looking for a local, reasonably priced race over the summer months, look no further than the Surrey Road League. These are organised by local clubs and have a friendly, competitive atmosphere:

Ranelagh Richmond Half Marathon, Sunday 5th May

Sutton 10, Sunday 19th May 

Dorking 10 miles, Sunday 2nd June

Richmond 10k, Sunday 16th June

Elmbridge 10k, Sunday 21st July

Wimbledon 5k, Sunday 11th August

There are individual and team prizes up for grabs, for further details, click here

AGM Notification – Save the date

The 2019 AGM will be at the club on Wednesday 15 May 2019 at 8.30pm.

Please save the date in your diary. The AGM is an important date for the club’s calendar as we get to elect our new club committee. This year also there will be elections for Chairman and Treasurer. 

If you have any questions regarding the AGM, please contact Maria at secretary [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk.

Please see your email for further details or all documents related to the meeting can be downloaded here AGM 2019

Track Session 7.15 for 7.30pm Wednesday 24 April

Preparing for the Club Mile

The Club Mile championship at the Harrier Centre is just six weeks away, on 5 June.  So next Wednesday’s track session will focus on training for the shorter distances.  If you have never done track before, do not be put off; we will run separate groups for differing speeds.

The track session will 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.

Track sessions provide a focussed speed session that works wonders for improving speeds over all distances, and offer the exhilaration of running faster than we do at any other time. 

This month, targeting the mile, we will be doing 8x400m (or 7x400m for the less experienced) with 200m recovery between each rep.

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.  Bring warm clothing for the warm-up and warm-down and some water if it is hot.  The entry fee is £2.80 (a small increase on last season).

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

Post marathon social

In line with club tradition, we will be holding a gathering in the club bar from 6pm on the evening of the Sunday 28th April.

It’s a great chance to show off your marathon medal if you have one from this season and share your stories. The club will be providing pizza to help replace those lost calories from all of you who ran and all who spectated (because we all know supporting can be just as exhausting!).

See you there!

 

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