Category: The Stragglers

The Stragglers 10k Championship – 14 August 2008

Sharon and I are second claim members of The Stragglers running club and on Thursday evening it was their annual 10k members only race.  I’ve not run this before (I think I was working away last year) and hadn’t run a 10k since the Bognor Prom race in May.  My recent running has been on form and I entered this with the aim of going at least sub-40 minutes – even though the course isn’t particularly fast. Now when I

Welsh Castles Relay – 14-15 June 2008

Once again an entry written by both Sharon and David, starting with David… After last weekends half-ironman distance triathlon in Wales last weeks running was simply a couple of easy runs and yet more carb-loading in preparation for another trip to Wales – this time as part of The Stragglers running club team who were taking part in the Welsh Castles Relay event. This is the 26th running of this relay race, which starts on Saturday morning at Caernarfon Castle

BPTT Update – 12 January

This morning Sharon headed to Bushy Park to watch and take some photos at the weekly time trial. I was being mangled by my physio at the same time although I did manage to get back to the park to watch most of the finishers come in. Unfortunately I missed watching the winner of today’s race – our good friend Danny. This is his second win at Bushy Park so well done mate.

2007 Running Summary – Sharon

So, the end of the year is upon us and I have been thinking about what I have achieved this year in terms of my running. Indulge me if you will whilst I run through some statistics I have retrieved from my running log: In total I have run: 663 miles, which is enough to take me from Land’s End, England to Stonehaven, Scotland (20 miles South of Aberdeen), with the majority on the M6. I could drive it in

The Stragglers Cabbage Patch 4

On 26th December, whilst many people are taking it easy after the Christmas excesses Sharon and I donned our running gear and headed into Twickenham for the annual Cabbage Patch (it’s a pub and serves as an excellent race headquarters) 4 race which is organised by our second claim running club – The Stragglers. I ran this for the first time last year and I really wanted to see how I’d improved over the past 12 months. Conditions were ideal

We’re in Runners World magazine!

OK, there’s two things I can say about this blog website: its all about the running exploits of Sharon and myself there’s always a weekly update about our involvement and participation in the UK time trials (yup, we’re addicted!) Since I ran my first 5k time trial in June 2006 I slowly became hooked, and by September of that year I became full on addicted. Sharon joined in shortly afterwards and since then we have just about made it

Ranelagh Harriers Ellis Trophy 2007

Following on from the ladies Dysart Cup race earlier in the afternoon the men set off for the 5.5 mile Ellis Trophy race on a windy afternoon in Richmond Park. My only plan for the race was to have a good run, and see how things go, and make sure I didn’t set off too quickly. The course was two laps and it was good to run with a good group of runners from Ranelagh Harriers, The Stragglers and many

Ranelagh Harriers Dysart Cup and Hugh Jones Salver 2007

OK, so Saturday December 1st saw me lining up for an “invitational” cross country race in Richmond Park, hosted by our club Ranelagh Harriers. The invitational meant it was open to some clubs we don’t normally race against as they aren’t in the Surrey League of cross country races. This meant clubs like the huge Serpentine were present, which made a nice change. This was also the first time I have run in the same cross country race as my