DIARY DATES (for more details and events see Key Race Fixtures)
03 Dec - Ladies Surrey League XC, Mitcham RESULTS
05 Dec - Little Feet Awards at The Swan, Hampton Wick 7.30pm
11 Dec - Mob Match v 26.2 at Hawker Centre 11.00am start
16 Dec - Stragglers pub crawl Full Details Here
17 Dec - South of Thames XC 7.5miles at Beckenham Place Park 2.00pm
26 Dec - Stragglers Cabbage Patch 4
07 Jan - Middlesex County XC Champs and Surrey County XC Champs
14 Jan - Surrey League XC - Ladies at Lloyd Park, Men at Cranford Park
27 Jan - Stragglers New Year Party at Hampton Cricket Club £15
28 Jan - Southern Counties XC Champs at Parliament Hill
Stragglers Awards Evening Photos
See photos of award winners for 2015/16 Stragglers XC Champs and 2016 Stragglers Road Champs HERE
Stragglers who have enjoyed this magnificent view of St Paul's Cathedral will never see it looking like this ever again!
The view from King Henry VIII’s Mound in Richmond Park, was created in 1710 and protected from building development for many years. Now a 42-storey skyscraper at Stratford, beyond St Paul's looms over the shoulder of the famous dome.
Find out more and see what local conservation group Friends of Richmond Park are doing about it HERE
Please sign the PETITION
The largest Straggler men’s turn out in the Surrey League for many years saw 35 on the start line at Epsom Downs on Saturday (November 12th). With a strong team in the scorers we secured 2nd place on the day (304 points) – behind run-away winner Striders of Croydon (160 points) - and a climb from 5th to 3rd in the league table after two fixtures.
Reckoned by many to be the toughest yet the most beautiful in the UK, the 2016 Brooks Snowdonia Marathon Eryri once again welcomed over 2000 runners, as they took on the might of this race which has grown to be one of the iconic sporting events on the Welsh sporting calendar.
Included in their number were these 10+1 brave Stragglers: Phil Davies, Simon Webb, Noel Hollingsworth, Fraser Wigley, Peter Colwill, Jim Desmond, Tiffany Gibson, Dave Sayers, Dan Greenslade, Neil Browning and Andrew Lane (honorary Straggler and former Stragglers' Chairman).
Tyler hands over to Spencer in the U13 race
Well done to all 9 Straggler Juniors who ran in these championships. It’s a super event with excellent organisation that is deservedly well supported, and again all of our team ran well and enjoyed the thrill of team racing.
Notable are the particularly quick times run by Spencer and Ollie to place 15th & 20th respectively in the U13 boys rankings – impressive as this event includes all the best young runners in the county with relatively small margins between them and the leading runners.
Full results HERE – Stragglers results below
Wormwood Scrubs - Sat 22 Oct
This was the first time that Stragglers has competed in this high standard championship event, and I’m very pleased to report that all went well.
It was a step-up for many in our team who are relatively inexperienced athletes, but everyone ran a great leg against the best young athletes around.
The team spirit was excellent and all had enjoyable experience resulting in very creditable team positions.
Full results here
Stragglers results here
A fantastic day's racing for the Stragglers Vets at Surrey Masters XC
See More photos here
Stragglers Results here
Full Results here
The ladies were in the medals!
L35 Team – Silver – Sarah Winter, Karen Levene, Nicole Hambling
L45 Team – Gold – Juliet Cleghorn, Sue Hall, Dee Smale
V40 – Silver – Sarah Winter (and also 2nd overall)
V45 – Gold – Juliet Cleghorn
V45 – Bronze – Sue Hall
V55 – Gold – Dee Smale
V55 – Silver - Ramona Thevenet
Record Numbers turned out for this year's River Relay. There were 75 teams!
The first 3 teams:
1. Trent Park RC
2. Stragglers Hobnobs
3. 26.2 RRC 2
It was fantastic to see so many clubs taking part. Congratulations and well done to all participants and those who supported them!
Nigel's family have very sadly announced: "It is with unbearable sadness that we have to inform you that Nigel passed away Wednesday morning 17 August. We cannot access Nigel's Facebook account (or phone or computer) and so are unable to see any messages but if you would like to leave a message please do so via 'comments' on his page. Thank you for being Nigel's friends. Peggy (mum) and Sandra (sister)."