TWH run – 13th December 2023 – That time of the year

Club Events
Greetings Harriers,
Running at Christmas ?
Whether you want to go fast or slow, long or short, the Harriers will have plenty for you over the next few weeks.
In the meantime, this week’s run is a repeat of one that Steve Austin set for us all the way back in 2012. Tev has numerous Kent M50 and M60 trophies and medals. He is also a keen off piste skier as well as an exponent of alternative dance.
He has been largely based on Hayling Island the last few years but is now back with the club more often and is planning to do the Edinburgh Marathon next May (‘cos it’s downhill). The club M65 record is 3:49 ! (Steve shaved 9 seconds of Micky Jarvis’s M65 HM club record last month).
So, with Steve as this week’s Routemaster , fasten your seat belts and let’s go ……
We will be exploring the northern region of Tunbridge Wells, before your choice of delightful direct or circuitous return to the club rooms.
The full route is 7 miles with the shorter route 5 miles – something for everyone.
This week’s route is mostly well lit but please try and stay in groups as much as possible, looking out especially for guests, newer members and wear something bright with a head torch an optional accessory.
Map and GPX attached.
There is also a walking group that sets off at the same time so if you’re injured, tired or just fancy a walk with friends come along.
Remember that next week is Christmas lights run and with an earlier start time than normal.
Current forecast for Wednesday is for a dry but chilly 6C.
The Nevill is closed for repair for several months, so we will continue to utilise the fine facilities of the Nevill Tennis Club next door to us for baggage and post run showers followed by our post-run refreshment. Turnout has been great and we want to keep that going.
So after the run head back to the tennis club – the perfect temporary home for the top seeds of Kent running.
The ideal place to relax and chill. 
Its tennis Jim, but not as we know it.
7:30 prompt start from the Tennis Club Bar – Tennis Club change rooms and showers are open, then its afters upstairs at the Tennis Club Bar – it’s time to commit !