Category: The Stragglers

RPTT Update – 27 October

Sharon and I headed to Richmond Park this morning (Saturday) to run the second official Richmond Park Time Trial (RPTT) 5k race. Weather was once again ideal although Sharon wasn’t feeling particularly up for it and I had run rather hard yesterday (more on that in another post soon!). After last weeks top two positions were taken by members of Ranelagh Harriers this week it was dominated by members of The Stragglers – who came home with the first three

Cabbage Patch 10 (Sharon)

So, here I am. Another Sunday, another race. I have to confess I had been nervous about this race, waaaaay too much self-enforced pressure and the pressure of wanting a PB only added to the nerves. I felt pretty well prepared but only time would tell. I wasn’t helped in my battle against the nerves by one of our Ranelagh statisticians Ken telling me that his estimated time for me was 91:33. Yeah right! I was thinking more like 100

Surrey Cross Country League Division 1 – 13 October

On Saturday Sharon and I lent our support to the Ranelagh Harriers teams that were competing in division one of the Surrey league cross country championships. The first race was for the women (and girls) in Esher, and the second race (for the men) was at Wimbledon Common.In the overall results, Ranelagh had three ladies finish in the top ten and this helped secure first team overall (with the ‘B’ and ‘C’ teams finishing in 15th and 31st). Our second

Joining a running club

Sharon and I have been running ‘seriously’ for a year or so now and I think one of the first signs of this is when you become a member of a running club. I’d never thought about such a thing before but about a year ago it was suggested that I join a club. There were two that I knew about in my local area and part of the deciding factor in deciding which one to join was which is

2007 Flora London Marathon

Apologies for not getting around to this sooner…. So, last Sunday (22nd) Sharon, Orlando, Danny, Kirsty and myself headed into central London to watch the London Marathon. The Stragglers running club has a supporters spot around mile 25 and our job was to “capture the space”. We got there at about 8:45am (the women’s race didn’t start till 9am and they wouldn’t be past for a couple of hours after that) and got a prime location. We watched the mini-marathon

Surrey Cross Country League photos

This past weekend the Sweatshop Surrey Cross Country League held the last race of their 2006-2007 series in Richmond Park, which is only a few miles from where we live. There were a number of races held, starting with the Ladies race at 12:15, and then finishing with the Division 1 Mens race at 15:00. Sharon and I went along to support friends running for both The Stragglers and Ranelagh running clubs and had a great time. This was the