TWH run – Wednesday 10th April 2024 – Windy

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Greetings Harriers
Just when we thought the Folkestone 10 was about as windy as a race can get, along came the Brighton marathon.
At least one Harrier was questioning the wisdom of such an undertaking as he approached the finish line on Sunday.
Famously, British running legend Paula Radcliffe, who just happened to be the celebrity starter of this race had more than a bit of wind to contend with during the 2005 London Marathon. To her credit, after her improvised loo stop she went on to win it !
Now that the clocks have gone forward, we can venture off the regular tarmac and pavement, well at least a little bit….
I’m this week’s Routemaster 🚌, so fasten your seat belts and here we go ……
We have a 6.9 mile long route and a short route of 5.0 miles – something for everyone.
There is a tiny bit of off road at the beginning (Cumberland Walk & The Common) but road shoes will be fine.
No head torch will be needed this week.
So, with myself as this week’s Routemaster 🚌, fasten your seat belts and let’s go ……
Whether you’re training hard, tapering , recovering from your weekend marathon, or just want to run with your friends, there is something for you.
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 and hi viz.
Current forecast for Wednesday is for a windy and possibly damp but mild 10C.
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 want to cause some trouble come along and walk with friends.
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The Nevill is closed for repair until May, 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 perfect your refueling strategy. 
For those old timers who vaguely remember what life was like before the tennis club, here is an old snap of Cathy and Rocky.
Due to refurbishment work, the women’s changing room will be unavailable at the tennis club for the next few weeks. There is a small disabled toilet facility on the ground floor which can be used to change in if needed and bags can be left in the bar area.
Additional toilets are being provided adjacent to the club house but unfortunately, no alternative female shower facilities are available for the duration of the work.
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7:30 prompt start from the Tennis Club Bar – Tennis Club MENS change rooms and showers are open, then its afters upstairs at the Tennis Club Bar – it’s time to commit !
If anyone has an idea for a route please get in contact – all contributions welcome.
Geoff Turner