Photo Competition Winners

We are very pleased to announce the winners of the 26.2 Photo Competition. The winning photographs are below.

You can see all of the entries at:

Thank you to everyone that submitted entries, we hoped you enjoyed this alternative competition to the usual running events.


Valentine’s 10k taken by Sian Thomas


26.2 in training taken by Beverly Gow

 


26.2 at the races taken by Michael Street


Creative running taken by Becky Stopford

 

Track Session 7.15 for 7.30pm Wednesday 23 May

Preparing for the Club Mile

The Club Mile championship at the Harrier Centre is just four weeks away.  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 £2.70 but best to bring £3.00 to be sure.

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

David Pimm

How to nearly run 100 Miles

Try and run 100 miles they said, it will be fun they said, and you know what, they were right.

My first attempt at a 100 miler, DNF, timed out at 85 miles at Clifton Hampden aid station, very emotional having trained for so long and so hard but almost a week on perspectives change and it’s amazing what a good night’s sleep or two can make.

The weekend of 4th and 5th May were without a shadow of a doubt the biggest running challenge I have ever undertaken and other than actually crossing the finish line nothing could have made it better. Runners are strange breed, the thought of running such a distance is something my long suffering better half Sam will never understand but for some reason it’s something she seems to accept and despite moaning about what I might do to myself it’s something she seems willing to follow me into to pick up the pieces at the end.

Continue reading How to nearly run 100 Miles

AGM 2018 – Nominations and voting

The club’s AGM takes place next Wednesday 16 May, 8.30pm at the Surbiton Racket & Fitness Club.  All detail was emailed to members on 16 April and is available on the AGM page: AGM 2018, including the agenda, Chairman’s report and a proposal to establish a new role of Vice Captain.  No further resolutions have been received.

The constitution provides for up to ten committee members in addition to the Honorary Officers.  As we have thirteen nominations (see below), there is therefore likely to be a ballot held at the meeting to elect members of the committee.  Do turn up to vote.

If you can’t make it, you can vote by proxy vote by submitting your request to Maria (secretary [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk) by Tuesday 15 May, appointing David Pimm or David Pearce (as officers not up for re-election) as your proxy and specifying how you wish your votes to be cast.

Decisions to be made at the AGM are:

  • proposed change to the club constitution to add the position of Vice Captain
  • life membership for Kevin Stone
  • committee members – select no more than 10 names. 

Continue reading AGM 2018 – Nominations and voting

Imber Court Relays 2018 – Sign up

Each year we hold a relay event for local running clubs and this year we will be hosting the event at Imber Court for the second time. This is an invitational event which was previously held in Horton Country Park.

The relays will be held on Tuesday 26th June and will start at 7pm.

Teams will consist of four runners and each will complete the 1.6 mile course over  flat but varied terrain before handing over to their team mates. There will be prizes for the fastest teams in a variety of categories

26.2 RRC will be entering teams but we also need volunteers to manage the start, the relay hand over, finish area and of course marshals on the course itself

Please sign up to volunteer or run at: 

>>> Imber Court 2018 Sign Up <<<

Thames Towpath 100

Best of luck to our captain Kev Stone and long time member Greg Whiteman who continue their run from Richmond to Oxford taking part in the Thames Towpath 100 tonight. 

It has been a hard day in the heat today so hopefully the cool of the night will be somewhat welcomed.

You can continue to track their progress into the finish tomorrow morning at:

  • http://www.racedrone.net/event/thames-path-100
  • http://www.centurionrunning.com/live

Fleet Half Marathon 2018

After the snow postponed and removed Fleet half from the Grand Prix and Club Championship, a reduced 26.2 team was present. Well done to the runners who made it, especially to Steves Ramek and Stopford who ran only a week after competing at the London marathon.

Fleet Half Marathon

29 Apr 2018 – Half Marathon

Position Runner Gun Time Actual Time PB?*
1 Steven Ramek 01:25:06
2 Geoff Tookey 01:32:40 Yes
3 Paul Wallis 01:37:41 Yes
4 Brian Merritt 01:37:47 Yes
5 Peter Grecian 01:38:16
6 John Reardon 01:38:45
7 Ed Rowland 01:40:55
8 Richard Tomes 01:41:44 Yes
9 Matthew Hoare 01:43:03 Yes
10= Daisy Street 01:46:32
10= Matthew Pritchard 01:46:32
12 Laura Hooke 01:46:33 Yes
13 Nicholas Murray 01:50:19 Yes
14 Stephanie Harvey 01:50:23 Yes
15 Cass Brewer 02:02:17 Yes
16 Laurie Johnston 02:03:45
17 Vicky Gardner 02:05:01
18 Steve Stopford 02:07:09 Yes

London Marathon 2018

Well done to all runners who took part in London Marathon*. We had a big club showing with 27 finishers and many more members lining the route in support. Our runners suffered the hot conditions and still came away with great results.

Results have been added below. If anyone if found to be missing please let us know.

* other marathons are also available 🙂

London Marathon

22 Apr 2018 – Marathon

Position Runner Gun Time Actual Time PB?*
1 Steven Ramek 03:07:58 Yes
2 Alastair McGeoch-Williams 03:11:19
3 Nathan Sayers 03:13:00
4 Tim Bartholomew 03:17:28 Yes
5 Christopher Hutchinson 03:18:38
6 Anthony Whelan 03:19:48 Yes
7 Edward Francis 03:30:08 Yes
8 Dominic Woodbridge 03:35:44 Yes
9 Joe Chang 03:39:43
10 Victoria Haslam 03:44:14 Yes
11 Daisy Street 04:10:09 Yes
12 Carla Cotton 04:15:18 Yes
13 Rike Jones 04:16:37 Yes
14 Andrea Bennett 04:24:26
15 James Walsh 04:32:40 Yes
16 Fiona Watters 04:42:28 Yes
17 Josie Shepherd 04:43:25 Yes
18 Sian Thomas 05:03:31 Yes
19 Sara Humphreys 05:08:49 Yes
20 Steve Stopford 05:09:02 Yes
21 Nina Kale 05:14:11 Yes
22 Ann Bath 05:34:23
23 Ross Cameron 05:46:56 Yes
24 Beverly Gow 06:15:54 Yes
25 Kate Back 06:17:21 Yes
26 Chris Gosling 06:56:33
27 Leah Currie 07:13:37
28 Karen Hardy 07:32:43

Blackpool Marathon

22 Apr 2018 – Marathon

Position Runner Gun Time Actual Time PB?*
1 Peter Grecian 03:40:18
2 Matthew Pritchard 03:46:48 Yes
3 Daniel Hookey 04:04:36 Yes

Southampton Marathon

22 Apr 2018 – Marathon

Position Runner Gun Time Actual Time PB?*
1 Craig Bowdery 04:25:46 Yes

River Relay 2018

The club are looking to once again send a number of teams to the River Relay on Sunday 9th September.

This is a 5 stage baton relay along the banks of the Thames, with legs ranging from 4.4 miles to 6.5 miles, from Boveney to the Hawker Centre. Full details on this link:

>>Sign up!<<

Register your interest today so that we can start planning for this fantastic event.

 

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