TWH run – Wednesday 20th March 2024 – Paddy Power

Club Events
Greetings Harriers
Not many people know what its like to have Alex hot on your tail, but our Patrick Bareham is taking it all in his stride
Yesterday was a chance for us all to summon our inner Irishness.
This week’s run is one set by a Harrier who is definitely needs none of the blarney, yes you guessed it, the grand dame of F?? running, so good they named a beer after her, always hip and never square, yes our very own Stella Richardson.
So, with our celestial star Stella as this week’s Routemaster , fasten your seat belts and let’s go ……
 Whether you spent too much time enjoying yourself watching the rugby or partaking in St Patrick’s day, recovering from your weekend marathon training run, starting your pre-Brighton marathon taper (wooooo) or just want to run with your friends, there is something for you.
Not only do you get to do the Rusthall loop but you get to run DOWN Sausage Factory Hill, a rare treat indeed.
The long route is 7.5 miles and the short route is 5.3 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 and hi viz with a head torch helpful in Rusthall.
Current forecast for Wednesday is for a dry and mild 11C.
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 go green in style, come along and walk with friends.
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 knock back some of the dark stuff while in training.
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.
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