Wednesday Run

Right onto Warwick park
Left onto Roedean
Left onto Frant Rd
Left onto Birling Rd
Cont. onto Bayham Rd
Left Forest Rd
Right Forest Way
Right Lambourn Way
Right Chieveley Drive
Round roundabout back along Chieveley Drive
Cont. onto Maryland Rd
Left Hawkenbury Rd
Left Forest Rd
Right Farncombe Rd
Left Claremont Rd
Cont. onto Mt Sion
Left Madiera Pk
Cont. onto Rodmell Rd
Left Warwick Pk.
(Right Roedean, 2nd lap)

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Wednesday Run

Happy New Year all. I have the duty of setting the route this week and we will be doing a spot of ‘park’ running. Long and short routes available. Sample map attached.

A couple of less well lit bits on the route, so head-torches recommended (although a slightly varied well lit alternative is available). Please wear high viz and wrap up warm as could be a chilly one! - Continue Reading -

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Penshurst 5 Report

If anyone has not done this race before, I strongly suggest you get it into your calendar for 2020. As many of you know I can’t run up hills and only make guest appearances at cross country events. However for some reason this is one of my favourite events; low key, very scenic and cake at the finish (close second to Eridge on the cakes front).

Luckily I was on babysitting duty at the XC on Saturday, this meant that I had a significant advantage over other Harriers and was relatively fresh, I wouldn’t normally be first Harrier in an XC! - Continue Reading -

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Pre Christmas and New Year Run Reports

13th Christmas Pudding Dash

I went to a winter solstice gathering on the 21st December and became aware of the 13th Christmas Pudding Dash the following day at Pett, in East Sussex. This was a Nice-Work event and run on footpaths, fields and through woodland starting and finishing at the village hall in Pett. It was advertised as 5 miles but the recent rain had left parts of last years course flooded so the route was changed slightly and it end up at around 4.6 miles distance. That said it was a pretty challenging course with mud, lots of ups and downs as well as twists and turns through the woods so the distance was quite adequate. - Continue Reading -

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Staplehurst 10 Report

There were 10 Harriers (and Dillon) taking part in the End of Year 10 on Sunday, starting and finishing in Staplehurst. Conditions were perfect, and the course is relatively flat and fast, barring a slight incline after 6 miles. There were no PBs, but Rose, Marc and Gemma were running their first 10 mile races as Harriers; Steve was the 2nd M60 runner and Gemma, Kelvin, Mike and myself won the team prize (the fastest cumulative time for 4 club runners, including a lady) I have the trophies (as well as bottles of Lidl’s finest lager) for the team, which I shall bring along to the club.

Well done to everyone that ran, and a Happy New Year! - Continue Reading -

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Saxon Shore Marathon and Challenge

Last Saturday 22nd December a group of harriers traveled down to Deal for the Saxon Shore Marathon and Challenge event – the occasion my 50th marathon…… Credit for this has to go to a certain Ana-Maria Green she showed me that you can achieve more than you believe possible – it just takes time, patience and determination + finding what works for you.  

This goal was made possible by a company called Saxons, Vikings & Normans, run by an amazing couple – they put on low key, friendly events and provide encouragement and the perfect setting to try to push yourself and go outside your comfort zone.  It’s very inclusive, all are welcome, new, old, slow, fast – it’s not all about the times, for some this is the goal, but certainly for me this year it was about working out how to stay injury free and achieve the goals I was setting myself. - Continue Reading -

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New XC Entries Page

I’ve setup a new page so you know if you’ve been entered after contacting me or Jillian, this is a direct feed from the google spreadsheet I enter everyone into (minus personal details). It also includes the closing deadlines for each of the upcoming races.

I hope this helps ensure everyone who wants to race doesn’t miss out. - Continue Reading -

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