Wednesdayish Run – The Ten Bridges of Tonbridge


As the club is no longer in “business as usual” mode and I know how much you love those Wednesday night routes, we have decided to send a route each week that Harriers might like to do at any time during the course of the week. There won’t be any leader boards and no one will be checking up on you, but it gives Harriers an excuse to mix their routines up a bit from their usual array of runs.

Stuart Wlliams is this week’s Routemaster 🚌, so fasten your seat belts and here we go ……

Stuart is one of many club members who resides in Tonbridge (our second favourite town in Kent) and has taken this opportunity to set what might be the first Wednesday club run in and around Tonbridge. Stuart has resisted the temptation to give all the route information in German but I trust he has used his extensive knowledge of the great outdoors to give us a 6 mile (largely) trail run to remember.
Runners of a certain disposition may want to combine the run with a visit to Waitrose, or in my case, LIDL (our favourite German global discount supermarket chain).

People could either start from the train station, or parking in the streets in South Tonbridge, which is usually residents-only between 9:30 and 10:30 and 1:00 and 2:00.

Stuart says – “If I’ve done my maths right the route takes you over ten bridges over the river and tributaries, so the route can be called something like the Ten Bridges of Tonbridge 😀” (Editors note – hopefully it is not a bridge too far).

You must wear something bright and hi vis if running in the dark.

Any offers for setting routes gratefully received (especially if someone from Tonbridge wants to set a local route that offers TW residents an opportunity to sample its delights). Off road routes especially welcome.

Geoff Turner