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Round Norfolk Relay
There are a few places left! See article below..
13 June Mob Match: Stragglers v Ranelagh at Kingston parkrun
2 July Stragglers Club 10k
9 July Stragglers AGM - See Committee proposals for amendments to the Constitution HERE
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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
Saturday Photos HERE
Sunday Photos HERE
Photos courtesy of Nigel Rothwell
Full details on Greenbelt Relay webpage HERE
The Green Belt Relay is a 22-stage running relay race around 220 miles of the Green Belt around the outside of London over a single weekend. The course mainly follows footpaths, towpaths or minor roads.
It is organised by The Stragglers running club, has been going since 1995, and involves around 30-40 teams. Runners form teams of 11 people, and each runner runs one stage each day.
There are a few places left!
Apply now for your place in the Stragglers Round Norfolk Relay team.
For a fun weekend in Norfolk, this is not to be missed! New members find it's a great way to get to know fellow Stragglers and feel part of the club.
For full details click here
Kingston CAN is an appeal to build, equip and maintain a purpose-built, patient-centred Cancer unit at Kingston Hospital.
Nigel Rothwell is a long term member of the Stragglers, having first joined in 1986, and has served as a member of the committee for many years, including two years as men’s captain, and has been active in many club events, notably the Stragglers' John o Groats to Land's End relays in 1996 and 2011 .
He is a race director at the Kingston parkrun and he set up the Rothwell Relays, now a regular Stragglers club event (don’t miss it on 18th June). Having run many marathons, Nigel started tackling “Ultras", and recently completed the Country to Capital 45 miles in a time of 7hrs 26m. Shortly after completing this event Nigel was taken ill and subsequently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
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.
WATCH THIS SPACE
The Stragglers men's and ladies' XC teams competed in the final race of the Surrey League Cross Country series at Croydon and Coulsdon respectively on Saturday 7th Feb. The men fielded 18 runners and there were 8 ladies at Coulsdon.
They were challenging races to end the series. The ladies A and B teams were 12th and 27th in Div 1 and the men's team was 9th in Div 2. For full results click on the Race Results section or on the 2XU Surrey League link opposite.