TWH run – Wednesday 7th February 2024

Greetings Harriers,
I’m away skiing this week, so not much for me to say (other than “is that what snow look like ?”)
This week’s run is a repeat of one that Stella Richardson set for us a few years back. Not only do you get to do the Rusthall loop but you get to run DOWN Sausage Factory Hill, a rare treat indeed, for meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans alike.
So, with Stella as this week’s Routemaster , fasten your seat belts and let’s go ……in a Rusthall direction.
Whether you are returning from skiing, recovering from your weekend marathon training run or just want to run with your friends, there is something for you.
The long route is 7.5 miles and the short route 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 with a head torch an optional accessory for the Rusthall loop.
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 look like those around you, come along and walk with friends.
Current forecast for Wednesday is for a possibly damp and mild 7C.
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 relax and chill. 
As a bonus, after the run in the tennis club, we will also be doing a short presentation on the England Athletics Club Standards post run next Wed 7th Feb.
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