10 Oct Surrey League XC - Men & Ladies at Roundshaw Common. See Key Race Fixtures
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 new cross country season opens with the first Surrey League race on Saturday 10th October at Roundshaw Common, South Beddington. Ladies at 12.00pm and men at 3.00pm. (NB for these League races there is no requirement for individuals to be Surrey qualified.)
For details of all the cross country races, including the Stragglers Club Championships qualifiers, see Key Race Fixtures
Here are your Surrey League fixtures for 2015/16:
Surrey XC League 2015/16 (Men):
1: Sat 10 Oct @ Roundshaw Common
2: Sat 07 Nov @ Epsom Downs
3: Sat 16 Jan @ Oxshott Woods (2.30pm)
4: Sat 13 Feb @ Lloyd Park, Croydon
All races approx 5 miles. Start time 3pm (except Oxshott)
Surrey XC League 2015/16 (Ladiess):
1: Sat 10 Oct @ Roundshaw Common
2: Sat 6 Dec @ West End Common
3: Sat 10 Jan @ Reigate
4: Sat 7 Feb @ Richmond Park
Race distance between 3.5 and 5 miles. All races start at 12pm.
The club arranges entries for these races on your
behalf. To enter, contact your team captain:
In this Issue:
* News in Brief
* Your Votes Needed for £500 Award
* Little Feet 25th Anniversary
* SEAA Relays Aldershot
* Record Nos in Stragglers River Relay
* Kingston Physio
* Stragglers Auction
* New Men's Captain
* First Straggtri Triathlon
* Back Strength for Runners
* 72 Hours in Privas
* JY Physiotherapy
* Up Coming Races
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, 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!
Help children with disabilities take part and enjoy sport
Please vote now to help us secure the funding. To vote CLICK HERE
Paul Cheetham wins Silver in team event
World Masters Athletics Championships were held in Lyon 4-16 August.
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
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.
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.