Stragglers Members Articles
Boxing Day Cabbage Patch 4 Fri 26th December
4 mile race along the towpath and in Twickenham. Entry on the day at the Cabbage Patch Pub. Bring a Secret Santa gift to exchange, or pay a £3 contribution to charity.
Race starts at 11.00am on Twickenham riverside.
New Year's Day Run in Richmond Park
Starts at 12pm. Meet in Kingston Gate car park. Drinks after at the Wych Elm
The Stragglers NewYear Party! 16th January 2015
Stragglers Triumph at Christmas Mob Match v 26.2
Individual Results HERE
The traditional Christmas Mob Match with 26.2 was hosted by Stragglers at the Hawker Centre race HQ. The match was won by the Stragglers with 98 members v 46 from 26.2. Stragglers Chair Carys Mills presented the Paxo to 26.2 Chair Kevin.
Stragglers Ollie Garner and Pam Whitter were first man and lady in the 4mile race. First buggy was pushed by 26.2's Joe Chang and first dog was Sparky, accompanied by Straggler Mark Pattinson.
Chip timing provided by Sports Systems and goody bags by River Thames running
10 Straggler ladies took part in the Surrey League Division 1 XC, fixture 2, at Nonsuch Park, Cheam.
Our 2 teams were 4th and 23rd in the race.
Our Stragglers Little Feet Awards Evening was a great success with over 60 people attending and £229 raised for charity. Stragglers Chair, Carys Mills, presented the awards.
The winners were:
Fran Thomas - Achiever Award
Donald and Joy Bell - Improver award
Andrew Ronksley - Good Foot award
Jan Prince - Founders Award
David Hudson, Emma Smith and Peter Thompson - recognition for improvement medals.
London Sport Coaching Bursary
London Sport Coaching launches the Individual Coaching Bursary today. The aim of the fund is to develop the network of Level 1 and Level 2 coaches across London in order to increase participation throughout, specifically in 11-25 year olds.
Bursaries are for 75% off the cost of Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications.
Quality not quantity was the order of the day.
Only 5 Stragglers took part in the Surrey Masters XC at Richmond Park on Sat 18th Oct, but 4 of them were medallists!
1st W50 Dee Smale
2nd W60 Lynda Chase
2nd M60 Phil Manly
3rd M55 Malcolm Fletcher
After the medals ceremony Phil went straight to Kingston Hospital to have a tic removed. With the mild weather that we're having they're still biting, so take caution when running in the long grass!
Full results here
The Ladies Team at Richmond Park
The ladies had a great start to the season in the first of the Surrey League XC series in Richmond Park. With a field of 380 div 1 & 2 runners, our two teams finished in 6th and 22nd in place. Well done ladies!