TWH run – 1st February 2023 – Taking back control

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Greetings Harriers,
What a week it promises to be.
It is now 3 years since the UK left the EU and while our delightful politicians can debate the merits of that, TWH is busy taking back control of Kent running, both on road and XC. Some of us can regain our “out of control” eating and drinking habits from 1st Feb as the rigours of January are relaxed. Sadly, there will be no ANZAC biscuits this week, but you will be offered a bite of the sausage, but more on that later.
It’s also transfer deadline day for the Premier League. Not to be outdone, its rumoured that our committee are lining up some high profile first and second claimers to help us “get Kent running done”.
Also in the news at the moment are Chairmen of various ilks, and we hope ours is as good with his tax returns as he is with his electrics
New Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi insisted poor parents 'prefer' to pay for school meals - Mirror Online
This week’s run is a repeat of one that former member, Tom “The Boxer” Barry set for us a while back.
So, with Tom as this week’s Routemaster 🚌, fasten your seat belts and let’s go ……plenty of gentle undulations around central Tunbridge Wells until you get your first tasting of the year of Sausage Factory Hill followed by a chance of redemption at St Marks before a return to the Nevill.

Whether you are returning from skiing, recovering from Saturday’s XC, preparing for the club’s Sunday marathon training run or just want to run with your friends, there is something for you.

The long route is 7.2 miles with a medium route of 6.3 miles and a short route 5.4 miles – there is a Goldilocks route for you.
This week’s route is all 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.
Current forecast for Wednesday is for a dry and moderate 7C.
Tea Total Trevor is hosting us in the bar afterwards, selling the finest beer (Harveys), wine and soft drinks in the immediate vicinity, at special prices, with his crack sidekick, Rocky, so why not relax and have a drink with your friends before you head home.
7:30 prompt start from the Nevill – change rooms, showers and bar all open – it’s time to commit !
Geoff Turner