A New Format for Thursday Evenings
Please note that in future we will not be making any general announcements before our Thursday night runs. Announcements will be made in the bar, post run (as usual). This will enable us to set off a little earlier. The pre-run format will be: Social Mile followed by welcoming of newcomers, announcing the groups and off we go!
09 Aug Wimbledon 5K
27 Aug Stragglers Junior Handicap
6 Sept Stragglers River Relay 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
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.
A HUGE THANK YOU to the organisers and marshals who contributed to a very successful evening, and not forgetting the Hawker Centre staff who coped very well with so many of us wanting liquid refreshment and hot food in such a short space of time. We loved the Mexican menu!
RESULTS (by Mark Thomas, Sports Systems) HERE
PHOTOS (by Nigel Rothwell) HERE
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.
51 Stragglers took part in a field of 639 runners.
See results Here
Photos by Nigel Rothwell Here
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 River Relay is a baton relay run over five stages from Windsor to Kingston-upon-Thames, finishing at the Hawker Centre.
Full Details HERE
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.
Kingston CAN is an appeal to build, equip and maintain a purpose-built, patient-centred Cancer unit at Kingston Hospital.
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.
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.