TWH run – Wednesday 21st February 2024

Club Events
Greetings Harriers
I’m away skiing again this week, so not much for me to say other than I hope you are all recovering from running and/or helping in the HM.
Try and stay ahead of the crowd this week and get ready for serious action
This week’s run is a repeat of one that Lloyd Collier set for us a few years back. Some of you might not remember Lloyd, but if I tell you he was our kit manager who was very much at home in a pair of tight shorts and a bare chest, it might jog a memory or two. Lloyd is first or second claim member of more running and triathlon clubs than I have had hot curries, but he does run with us from time to time.  He somehow seems to have incorporated all the major climbs in Tunbridge Wells into this route – a testament to his dedication.
So, with Lloyd as this week’s Routemaster , fasten your seat belts and let’s go ……
Whether you are returning from skiing, recovering from Sunday’s HM, marathon training run or just want to run with your friends, there is something for you.
The long route is 7.9 miles and the short route is 6.1 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.
A head torch will be needed this week for the offroad section on Camden Park (turn off at the AXA building).
Current forecast for Wednesday is for a damp but mild 9C.
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 like to dress up, come along and walk with friends.
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 knock back a few lime and sodas.
As a bonus, after the run at 9pm in the tennis club, we will also be doing a short presentation on the England Athletics Club Standards.
England Athletics have produced a set of Club Standards in line with legal legislation and Sport England’s code of sports governance to help clubs understand what they should have in place for good governance and duty of care. We are delighted that our EA Club Support Manager Amy Murtagh, will be joining us for this session to help Harriers understand what the standards are, why they are important, where we are and are not currently compliant and what if any impact their implementation will have for members.
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 !
If anyone has an idea for a route please get in contact – all contributions welcome.
Geoff Turner