DIARY DATES (for more events see Key Race Fixtures)
5 May and 23 June - On these 2 Thursdays there will be no food served at the Hawker Centre after training. Showers and changing will be available as normal. Stragglers will be going to the New Inn (corner of Ham Common) for post-run food. All welcome.
21&22 May Stragglers Greenbelt Relay
DON'T DELAY We still need more runners for the Stragglers GBR teams!
4&5 June Welsh Castles Relay We are now recruiting Stragglers team members for men's and ladies' teams. Places are starting to fill up, so book now!
11 June Mob Match v Ranelagh will be held at Crane Park parkrun. All Stragglers are encouraged to attend. It's also Crane's anniversary party, so bring food and join in the celebrations!
7 July Stragglers AGM
15 July Beating Bushy's Bounds The Stragglers' very own 'Hash House' run. Meet 7.00pm for 7.30pm start at the Swan pub, Hampton Wick (you'll wonder why you never tried it before!)
Nicola has lost her springer spaniel, can you please look out for it when you're out and about. The dog was lost in Kingston on 20 April in the KT1 area, but could be anywhere by now. Full details including photo and contact numbers are here.
Want to be in a movie? Check this out...
Liz Killip came 2nd in her age category in the London Marathon in 3:10:24 and this makes her 7th fastest UK F55 of all time!
Well done Liz!
See some of the other Stragglers who ran London, Manchester and Brighton....
The Stragglers Summer Road Champs races are now announced...
Click on event for race entry details:
08 May Sutton 10k
11 June Mob Match v Ranelagh Crane Park
19 June Richmond 10k
26 June Harry Hawkes 10
30 June Club 10k (enter on the night)
16 July Elmore 7 miles
24 July Elmbridge 10k
29 July Wedding Day 7k
14 Aug Wimbledon 5k
In this issue...
vStragglers News vVLM - who to look for vKeep injury free vTop tips for runners
vTwo Oceans Ultra Marathon vStragglers & Ranelagh JRG vStraggler Profile vHow to fuel a big race vKayak marathon vBrighton Half report
vWymondham 20 vFuture Races
NPL Hockey club are offering free hockey training & fitness throughout the Summer
Time: Mondays at 8.00pm - 9.30pm
Place: St Mary's Astro Turf, Broom Road, Teddington.
Dates: 11th April until 6th June, but if there's lots of interest it will be extended throughout the Summer.
The training is open to anyone whether they have played hockey previously or not and there is no obligation to join the club at the end of the summer, it's just a way of offering sport to people and to introduce more people to the game.
The Dysart Cup/Ellis Trophy races on 5th March bring this year's Club Cross Country Championships to a close.
We congratulate the winners:
Overall: Sarah Winter
SL: Tiffany Gibson
F35: Sarah Winter
F45: Hilary Davies
F55: Dee Smale
Hero: Lynda Chase
Overall: Simon Ford
SM: Simon Ford
M40: Jonathan Davies
M50: Pedro Das Gupta
M60: No qualifier
Hero: Gareth Pritchard
See full results for all participants HERE
Stragglers were treated to a selection of excellent beers at the Hawker Centre on Thurs 11th March.
As previously advertised on this website, new local brewers, The Decent Brewery, brought a selection of their fine ales to the Hawker Centre for Stragglers to try and buy.
Surrey XC League 2015/16 (Men):
Surrey XC League 2015/16 (Ladies):
New for 2016!!
The Stragglers Six Week Speed Programme to improve your 5k PB
These fully coached sessions are held on Thursday club nights at the Hawker Centre and offer a real opportunity to improve your PB
If you couldn't make the first session, don't worry, you can still pick up and join in during the course of the programme.
See the full 6 week training programme here
As part of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics legacy we would like to encourage children with disabilities to participate in sport whilst at the same time having fun.
The Stragglers, along with Ranelagh, competed for a £500 award and have been successful in a national competition, organised by Skipton Building Society, which started with over 1000 applicants!
Thanks to all who voted!
Sarah Winter, Ladies Winner Dee Smale and Steve Sandham (photo by Nigel Rothwell)
The Stragglers Cross Country and Road Race Championships 2015
Around 50 Stragglers attended the Awards presentations at the Wych Elm and all had a very enjoyable evening.
See Nigel's photos of the winners (photo-bombed by the new men's captain!) Here
Thames Hare & Hounds have launched a regular, low key, five mile race on Wimbledon Common every second Sunday of every month at 9.30am from their clubhouse.
It's a good, traditional, run which gives some fast paced running or just to add a bit of spice as part of
those pre-marathon long runs.
Entry is £3 and that pays for the free
tea and cake afterwards.
Full details at www.secondsunday5.com.