December is fast approaching which can mean only one thing, running in the cold followed by a nice cold beer, what more could you ask for!!
The Club Christmas social and VLM club ballot will be held on Wednesday 14th December and on Sunday 18th December we will be hosting this years Mob Match against the Stragglers. Both of these are great social events both taking place at the Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club and we hope that there is a good turn out for both.
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Although the details have yet to be finalised the Club Christmas social will be held in the club house on the 14th December. As the second Wednesday of the month is usually a long run we will most likely reschedule the Wednesday night sessions accordingly to give everyone time to shower and get in the bar with plenty of time for a beer or three. The club ballot will also take place during the evening and I am currently working on the qualification list which will be posted soon, but if you are planning to enter the ballot check out the Marathon Ballot rules page under Committee info on the lefthand menu. You should know what races you have taken part in this year and should know how many more you’ll need to take part in if you haven’t already qualified and wish to enter. However if you are unsure or have any questions please feel free to approach a member of the committee or simply post your question in the forums.
The annual mob match against the Stragglers will be held on the 18th December and as already stated we will be hosting this years event. For those who have never taken part in the Mob Match this is not just about running fast but as the name suggests it is about getting as many people round the course and over the finish as possible. The team with most participants wins so this is an event everyone can take part in even if they are not a member of the club. Bring your family, neighbours, the dog, a stranger off the street, the more the merrier. The course is just under 4 miles and you don’t have to run, so even if you’re carrying an injury and can walk then you can take part.
There is a nominal entry fee of £1 per person (to be confirmed) and we also ask that you bring along a small raffle prize for the social after. This is always a great event with the friendly rivalry with the Stragglers meaning there is usually a lot of good humoured banter thrown around throughout the day.
Leading up to this event we will also be heading down to the Stragglers one evening to lay down the challenge which usually involves a box of Paxo and a few beers, this date will be announced soon so please come and join us. Maybe we could put together a 26.2 Haka specially for the occasion.
We will post further information on both of these events when available.