Junior handicap

Calling 26.2 RRC juniors – Thursday 25th April…

The junior handicap series is held once a month on a Thursday over the summer from April to August, except for June when there are two events.

Organised by our friends at the Stragglers and Ranelagh running clubs, it’s a great way to get kids involved in running.

It’s free and open to all abilities, for more details and to register* head over to junior handicap.

* don’t forget to list 26.2 RRC under the club details!

26.2 RRC VS THE STRAGGLERS MOB MATCH – SUMMER EDITION

A key date for your diaries during the busy summer months. Sunday 7th July will see the summer edition of the mob match with our local rivals at the Stragglers.

This scenic 5 mile route starting and finishing at Claygate Recreation ground, sees runners enjoying the nearby Arbrook Common over a mixture of road and trail and is always a popular fixture with our members.

Entry (£12 adults, £5 juniors) has now opened here

 

Cabbage Patch 10 – 13th October 2019

We received the below notice from The Stragglers about the Cabbage Patch 10. As this is a very popular local race we wanted to make sure everyone is aware that entries are opening so that you can get entries in quick…

Notice to clubs re The Cabbage Patch 10 – Entries open Wednesday 3rd April 2019.
 
We are pleased to confirm that The Stragglers will be organising the Cabbage Patch 10 this year and the race will be run at 9am on Sunday 13th October 2019, over the traditional fast course starting in the centre of Twickenham. We are expecting a good representation of both elite and club runners and are introducing a perpetual shield for the winning men’s and ladies teams along with cash prizes in the men’s, ladies and age-category races. We hope this classic 10-mile race will appeal to your club members and feature in your autumn calendar.

The entries will open at 12.00 on Wednesday 3rd April and you can go directly to the entry page via the following link: Cabbage Patch 2019 Entries.

April Handicap Preview

The March club handicap saw a smaller than usual field with 30 participants. Ed Rowland was first over the line with the clock striking 38:48. The fastest time on the evening was by Ben Chown in 17:14. Daisy Street was the fastest female on the night, finishing in 22:17.

Ahead of the penultimate race of the season John Reardon (194pts) holds onto top position, with the chasing pack led by Bri Merritt (183pts) and Steve Back (180pts), with Mark Cannings now demoted to 4th (179pts). Vicky Gardner leads the women’s charge in 5th overall (165pts).

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 🙂

Track 7.15 for 7.30pm next Wednesday 27 March

Next Wednesday (27 March) is our regular track session.  Track sessions provide a focussed speed session that works wonders for improving speeds over all distances.  Many of us are at present training for longer distances, so this month will be a 600m (for our novice runners) or 800m reps session with four, five or six reps, depending on your fitness level.  Recovery will be a 200m or 400m jog between reps.  There will be groups running at different speeds designed so that this works for all our runners.

This will be held 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.

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 entry fee of £2.70.

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

David Pimm

AGM notification – please save the date (Wednesday 15 May 2019)

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.

Watch out for more details coming up soon. 

26.2 RRC Awards Night

11th May 2019      7pm to midnight

Royal British Legion, Holyfield Road, Surbiton KT5 9AL

The 26.2 RRC Committee would like to invite all members to our annual awards night. The evening will see the presentation of awards to members in various categories.

The price has been reduced this year to £14 a head. Please feel free to bring partners and friends. Your ticket price includes a hot buffet and a free drink. Following the presentation of the awards there will be a disco and dancing.

Tickets must be purchased in advance by payment to the club bank account – Barclays sort code 20-84-17 account number 00897302.  

Once payment has been received John Bennett will forward you your tickets by email. Please print your tickets and bring along to the event as they will entitle you to one free drink at the bar.

Requests for your choice of music should be forwarded to john_bennett99 [ at ] hotmail [ dot ] com. Andrea Bennett will be organising much of the evening and will endeavour to ensure a good range of music is played by the DJ.

Please book early so we can arrange sufficient food for all those wishing to attend. Please let John know of any specific dietary needs and these will be passed to the venues catering team.

NB All tickets need to be paid for no later than Wednesday 8th May so that we can finalise the food order with the caterer please.

March Handicap Preview

The February club handicap saw 39 runners completing the 2 lap circuit of Berrylands,  with Bev Gow first past the post, enjoying her fifth outing of the season. The fastest time of the evening was clocked by Ben Chown in 17:48, a new pb. Laura Hooke was the fastest female on the night, finishing in 22:35.

Moving into Spring, and with 3 races remaining, John Reardon (189pts) remains in the gold medal position, with Mark Cannings (165pts) holding onto silver. Bri Merritt has leap-frogged Richard Hall into the final podium position (155pts). All to play for still with only 35pts between 3rd and 10th.

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
  • For your own safety please wear a BRIGHT REFLECTIVE TOP and suggest bring a head-torch to ensure you are visible to other pavement/road users.
  • Last but not least, have fun and enjoy the evening 🙂

Calling all 26.2 RRC ladies

The last Cross Country Surrey League race of the season is taking place this Saturday (2 March) at Lloyd Park in Croydon at 11am. The course is 5miles (two laps). All welcome.

If you are interested to run or have any questions, just get in touch with Maria Cenalmor (via email). You can also join the XC facebook groups, details are available when logged in to the XC page or below.

All information available about this event can be found via this link, including a map of the course: Ladies XC – Lloyd Park

We look forward to seeing many of you there!

Happy running!

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Track session 7.15 for 7.30pm, Wednesday 27 February 2019

Wednesday is our monthly track session.  Track sessions provide a focussed speed session that works wonders for improving times over all distances.  As many of us are at present training for longer distances, this month will again be longer reps, this time 600m with six, seven or eight reps, depending on your fitness level.  Recovery will be a 200m jog between reps.  There will be groups running at different speeds designed so that this works for all our runners, so do encourage runners of your speed to join you.

The session will be held 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. 

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.  The entry is £2.70.   Do bring warm clothing for before and after.

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

 

David Pimm

 

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