Clapham Runners

Small, friendly and fun running club based in Clapham/ Battersea with members of all ages, abilities and experience

WhatsApp helps running club lose virginity

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We did it! Well done Team Clapham Runners. 11 runners, 3 cars, 1 team, 219.8miles, 3,605m climbed (and 3,605m descended!), 500+ WhatsApp messaged exchanged and 219.8 miles of the Green Belt Relay achieved – and we finished a very respectable 30th out of 40 teams, and 17th of 25 mixed teams.

We ran 219.8 miles over the weekend as part of the Stragglers RC Green Belt Relay. It is the first time that we as a club have taken part, and how much fun it was! A great event which mixes the social side of running with competition. Map reading skills and uneven footwork were put to the test, in stunning surroundings from the Surrey Hills to Essex, climbing mountains (!), running along rivers and chasing landmarks.

We took so many photos, the GBR 2016 has its very own photo gallery here.

Special thanks to Frank for masterminding the logistics of pick-ups and drop-offs; to Steve, Frank and Ann-Marie as our drivers, and to Rob and Arabella helping out with marshalling – and to team Clapham Runners, Martin, Krysia, Amanda, James, Matt, Ann-Marie, Ana, Peter, Maddie, Siobhan and Steve!

 

Blog to follow but in the meantime:

  • Stage results are here
  • Full team results are:

Position

Team

Time

Behind
Leader

Team
Category

Category
Position

Behind
Category
Leader

1 Serpentine Running Club Men 22:36:11 00:00:00 Open Men 1 00:00:00
2 Front Runners 1 23:08:53 00:32:42 Open Men 2 00:32:42
3 Stock Exchange AC 1.00:15:42 01:39:31 Open Men 3 01:39:31
4 Thames Hare & Hounds 1.00:29:40 01:53:29 Open Mixed 1 00:00:00
5 Ranelagh Harriers 2* 1.01:13:54 02:37:43 Open Mixed 2 00:44:14
6 Front Runners 2 1.01:14:00 02:37:49 Open Mixed 3 00:44:20
7 Stragglers RC 1 1.02:28:35 03:52:24 Open Mixed 4 01:58:55
8 Sandhurst Joggers 2 1.03:06:56 04:30:45 Open Mixed 5 02:37:16
9 Sandhurst Joggers 1 1.03:18:28 04:42:17 Veteran Mixed 1 00:00:00
10 Clapham Chasers 1 1.03:42:45 05:06:34 Open Mixed 6 03:13:05
11 Dulwich Runners 1 1.03:53:36 05:17:25 Veteran Mixed 2 00:35:08
12 Dulwich Runners 2 1.04:00:01 05:23:50 Open Mixed 7 03:30:21
13 Serpentine Running Club Men B 1.04:04:44 05:28:33 Open Men 4 05:28:33
14 Serpentine Running Club Vets 1.04:12:58 05:36:47 Veteran Mixed 3 00:54:30
15 Beckenham Running Club Men 1.04:26:45 05:50:34 Open Men 5 05:50:34
16 Front Runners 3* 1.04:29:35 05:53:24 Open Men 6 05:53:24
17 Clapham Chasers 3 1.04:45:27 06:09:16 Open Mixed 8 04:15:47
18 Elmbridge Road Runners 2 1.04:54:51 06:18:40 Open Mixed 9 04:25:11
19 Elmbridge Road Runners 1 1.04:55:28 06:19:17 Open Mixed 10 04:25:48
20 Ranelagh Harriers 1 1.05:10:32 06:34:21 Veteran Mixed 4 01:52:04
21 Ealing Eagles 3 1.05:19:57 06:43:46 Open Mixed 11 04:50:17
22 Clapham Chasers 2 1.05:38:24 07:02:13 Open Mixed 12 05:08:44
23 British Airways Athletics Club* 1.05:45:03 07:08:52 Open Men 7 07:08:52
24 Hampton Wick Wanderers 1.06:03:04 07:26:53 Open Men 8 07:26:53
25 Ealing Eagles 1 1.06:11:51 07:35:40 Open Mixed 13 05:42:11
26 Serpentine Running Club Ladies 1.06:15:07 07:38:56 Open Women 1 00:00:00
27 Front Runners 4 1.06:16:58 07:40:47 Open Mixed 14 05:47:18
28 Stragglers RC 2 1.06:45:20 08:09:09 Open Mixed 15 06:15:40
29 Team Bushy 1.07:08:15 08:32:04 Open Mixed 16 06:38:35
30 Clapham Runners 1.07:27:00 08:50:49 Open Mixed 17 06:57:20
31 Ealing Eagles 2 1.07:28:18 08:52:07 Open Mixed 18 06:58:38
32 26.2 RRC 1 1.08:04:23 09:28:12 Open Mixed 19 07:34:43
33 Burgess Hill Runners 1 1.08:48:15 10:12:04 Open Mixed 20 08:18:35
34 Beckenham Running Club Ladies 1.08:51:18 10:15:07 Open Women 2 02:36:11
35 Burgess Hill Runners 2 1.08:56:16 10:20:05 Open Mixed 21 08:26:36
36 26.2 RRC 2* 1.09:11:41 10:35:30 Open Mixed 22 08:42:01
37 Havering 90 Joggers* 1.09:46:13 11:10:02 Veteran Mixed 5 06:27:45
38 Ranelagh Harriers 3 1.10:06:33 11:30:22 Open Mixed 23 09:36:53
39 Burgess Hill Runners 3 1.10:19:09 11:42:58 Open Mixed 24 09:49:29
40 Pembroke Athletica 1.11:07:49 12:31:38 Open Mixed 25 10:38:09

2 thoughts on “WhatsApp helps running club lose virginity

  1. What a great weekend – well ran everyone and well organised and supported. Thanks for letting us run.

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  2. Looks like a great weekend! In the diary for 2017! Well done Team

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