13 Feb Surrey League 4 XC - Ladies at Richmond Park, Men at Lloyd Park
NB. Ladies earlier start time 11.30am
27&28 Feb Endurance Show at Sandown Park - See website and book your FREE tickets Here
21&22 May Stragglers Greenbelt Relay - Peter Wedderburn and Sarah Winter are organising
the Stragglers teams. They are looking for Straggler team captains and team members.
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!
5K Training Programme
New for 2016!!... The Stragglers Six Week Speed Programme to improve your 5k PB
These fully coached sessions started on Thursday 21 January 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
Looking for a race number, or have one to sell to a fellow Straggler? You can advertise here.
See Key Race Fixtures for details
Surrey XC League 2015/16 (Ladies):
1: Sat 10 Oct @ Roundshaw Common Results
2: Sat 7 Nov @ West End Common Results
3: Sat 16 Jan @ Reigate Results
4: Sat 13 Feb @ Richmond Park
Races approx 3.5 and 5 miles. All start at 12pm.
To enter, contact your team captain:
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
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 photos of the winners (photobombed by the new men's captain!) Here
Photos by Nigel Rothwell.
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.
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
1st London Frontrunners A
(Edward Holland, Jen Green, Shaun Whelan, Kirit Patel, Joel Northcott)
2nd Sandhurst A
(James Ratcliffe, Mark Fallowfield-Smith, Graham Robinson, Jenny Robinson, Dave Breslin)
3rd Stragglers Chafe now, Brag Later
(Oliver Bowers, Rob Peacock, Richard Baggot, Ramona Thevenet, Gareth Pritchard)
Full Results HERE
Nigel's Photos HERE
Helen & Malcolm's Photos HERE
After a series of 8 races, the Wimbledon 5K brings the 2015 Road Championships to an end.
Overall winners are Chris Walmsley and Dee Smale .
170 runners completed 1 or more races. The best 4 results out of the 8 races counted for the competition. Andy Wingate ran all 8!
Well done to all who took part!
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.