TWH run – Wednesday 29 May 2024 – National service

Club Events
Greetings Harriers,
In recent times we have had Andy Howey (XC) and Ali Farrall (road) called up for national service,
but for the rest of us its volunteer work – TW HM, Eridge 10 etc.
We will soon bid farewell to local MP Greg Clark as he prepare to leave Westminster so he can spend more time running and improve his park run PB.
Although summer is nearly upon us, the rain still continues to haunt us. To spare us too much mud with the full off road experience I have opted for a route with less than 3 miles of off road. Compared to the mud that will be slung by the long trousers between now and 4th July its nothing.
This week we have an Andrew Deighton modern classic from 2020.
It is basically a clockwise loop to Langton, some on road but mainly off – something for everyone.
Head out of the club rooms onto the Common and make your way along Cabbage Stalk Lane which brings you out onto High Rocks Lane. Turn left under a railway bridge onto a footpath and continue to follow the railway line until you reach High Rocks, where you cross the road and descend on a path, cross a stream and follow a path in a westerly direction until you come to a steepish uphill path on the right which takes you to Barrow Lane. Continue up Barrow Lane then cross Langton Road (A264) into Farnham Lane, then turning right into Dornden Drive before returning to A264 then right into Nevill Park then right into Major Yorks then back to the Nevill.
A suggested short version would be to skip the Farnham Lane/Dornden Drive loop and return along the A264.
There is some off road in the first half (it will have some mud, but hopefully not too much) but road shoes will be fine (just don’t wear your brand new ones).
So, with Andrew as this week’s Routemaster , fasten your seat belts and here we go ……     
We have a 6.7 mile long route and a shorter option or two – something for everyone.
No head torch will be needed this week but please make sure you are wearing something hi vis.
Whether you’re training for a 5k or an ultra, 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  dry 16C.
Map and GPX (with bonus Happy Valley bimble) attached.
There is also a walking group that sets off at the same time. So if you’re injured, tired come along and walk with friends. You’ll never be out of step serving at the Harriers.
We will be at the Nevill from now on for all facilities except there will be no showers (this week). So, we meet at the Nevill before the run, use it for bag drop and utilise it for our post-run refreshment. 
7:30 prompt start from the Nevill,  change rooms are open but showers are not yet, then its afters upstairs at the Nevill Bar – it’s time to commit !