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6 Sept Stragglers River Relay - a baton relay run over five stages from Windsor to Kingston-upon-
Thames, finishing at the Hawker Centre. Mixed teams of 5 people. Details Here -
19/20 Sept Aldershot Relays - SEAA Championships. We are now taking names for the Stragglers
12 Nov Stragglers Charity Auction - an evening not to be mised!!
Stragglers Vests £6.00 Stragglers Short sleeve Top £10.00 Stragglers Long Sleeve Top £13.00
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.
"Seeing the enjoyment that the Minis and Juniors get out of the event, also the self-confidence that they gain from taking part makes all the hard work worthwhile. We would like to see the same enjoyment and self-esteem for youngsters with various types of disabilities. There is nothing like sport for building confidence and the sense of well being."
The Stragglers, along with Ranelagh, are competing for a £500 award and have been shortlisted in a national competition, organised by Skipton Building Society, which started with over 1000 applicants!
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In the August issue:
- Strags News in Brief
- River Relay
- Summer Road League
- World Masters - Lyon
- JY Physiotherapy
- Helen Davies
- 4 Great Leg Strength Exercises
- Winter Races
- Endure 2015
- Kingston Physiotherapy
- Ride London 100
- Scenes from Macbeth
- Upcoming Races
98 countries and over 8,000 athletes took part. GB and Northern Ireland came 4th in the overall medals table.
The 35th running of the Stragglers Wedding Day 7K, in support of the British Legion Poppy Appeal, took place in Bushy Park.
It was a fine evening with ideal running conditions. The winner was Paul Thistle (unattached) in a time of 22:27. First lady was Zoe Vail Smith of Belgrave Harriers in 26:24. Over 600 competitors took part.
Race Results (by SportSystems) Here
It was a fine dry evening for the Club 10K and it attracted a good turnout (30% up on last year!)
86 Runners completed the course (54 men and 32 women), with just 1 DNF (Hope you recover soon Malcolm!). First home was newcomer Andrew Snook in a time of 36:46. First lady was Sarah Kinsella in 40:06, and the top age graded runner was Liz Killip who finished in 41:47 at 84.6%.
WELL DONE to all who ran. It was good to see lots of new members taking part.
Paul Cheetham looking cool and relaxed as he sets out to complete an excellent race, finishing first Straggler and 15th overall.
Sonia Bandeira was first Straggler lady, and 25th lady overall.
In the team event, 3 to score, Stragglers men were a strong 7th: Paul Cheetham, Chris Walmsley & Jonathan Ormerod.
Stragglers ladies were a solid 10th: Sonia Bandeira, Juliet Cleghorn & Emma Gray.
A perfect evening for the Rothwell Relays and BBQ.
We had a record number of 11 teams of 4 completing the 2.5k course, along the Thames towpath by the Hawker Centre. A huge thanks to organiser and Race Director Nigel Rothwell. Nigel would like to thank the following for helping to make it a success:
- Steve Sandham: timing
- Jim & Meran Sell: Number Recording
- Sarah Winter & Helen Nance: Marshalling
- Kevin Price & Julie Holmes: Results processing
- Peter Wedderburn: Organising BBQ
- Hawker Centre Staff: Cooking BBQ
- Everyone who entered
The Stragglers took part once again in the Welsh Castles Relay. We finished 36th in the Open Category and were 46th overall in the 65 team competition.
Our 20 strong mixed team completed the 207 mile course from Caernarfon to Cardiff, through the Welsh hills and valleys, in 26hrs 6mins 12secs. Our average pace was 7mins 33secs, which is a fantastic achievement for a team of mixed abilities, traversing some of the steepest mountain roads that you will find anywhere.
Well done to all who ran!
Another successful running of the Greenbelt Relay on 16/17 May. A total of 30 teams of 11 runners competed in the 220 mile relay over the 2 days.
Serpentine Men were the winners in a time of 23hrs 53mins 10secs. 1st in the Open Mixed category was Stock Exchange AC; 1st Mixed Vet team Sandhurst2; 1st Ladies team Serpentine2. Host club Stragglers were 6th in the Open Mixed category.
WELL DONE to all who ran.
A HUGE THANKS to all involved in organising it.
FINAL RESULTS HERE
Inspired by Nigel Rothwell, Dave Griffiths and Peter Wedderburn ran the London Marathon in aid of The Sir William Rous Unit at Kingston Hospital. Here they proudly present a cheque for the£2,000 they raised.
Nigel after the RatRace Ultra Marathon 2012
Nigel is being treated at Kingston Hospital and is keen to “give something back” by supporting the Cancer Unit. He is hoping to undertake a number of personal initiatives, but would welcome support for fundraising through London Marathon fundraising campaigns.
Now that the Cross Country season has drawn to a close we look forward to the Stragglers Club Championships Road Series. It consists of 8 races which include most of the Surrey Road League, plus our own Wedding Day race and Club 10k. Your best 4 races from 8 will qualify for the competition. Prizes will be awarded for the overall winners and age category winners for both Ladies and Men's competitions.
Following on from the successful Half Marathon Training Group, a new 10k Training Group is starting, culminating in the Richmond 10k race on 21st June.