Important Dates for your Diary

With Christmas just around the corner this can only mean one thing, running and drinking, preferably in that order so below are a few dates you might want to pop in your diary so you don’t miss out!



Sunday 7th December is the annual mob match with the Stragglers who will be hosting this years event at the Hawker Centre in Kingston. 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. Last year we had the closest result I have ever known and we narrowly missed out on giving the Strags a suffing so make sure you’re there this year so they can experience the bitter taste of defeat! Entry is usually £1 per person and we also ask that everyone brings along a raffle prize, that way in theory everyone wins a raffle prize!


Wednesday 17th December is the club Christmas party incorporating the marathon ballot for those who are hoping to be picked out of the hat. Details about the ballot have been posted on a seperate news item but even if you are not planning on entering the ballot it will be great to see as many as possible at the club bar for a beer or three. We will run the usual hill session beforehand and stop early enough so we can all be in the bar by 8:30 sharp.

Saturday 20th December we will be having another mob match but this time we will be facing Elmbridge Road Runners. This is the first mob match we have had against Elmbridge and to make it easier for everyone to attend we have agreed to use the Kingston parkrun event so I expect to see plenty of us there. More details will be posted soon!
Although a way off yet on Sunday 15th Febraury we will be hosting the 2015 Valentines 10K and we will be chasing everyone again to give up thier Sunday morning for the good of the club. It is the main event the club hosts each year and in helping out you will be really giving something back to the club. I cannot stress enough the importance of a sucessful V10K so please try and keep this morning free and if you are entering or going to any events between now and then handing out race flyers would be a great help, please just let one of the committee know if you require any flyers please let us know as we are always on the look out for people to flyer events. Remember the more we can promote the race the more entries we can get.
Even further off but just as important is the clubs annual awards night which will again be held on Saturday 9th May. More details on this will follow but for now make sure you have the evening free so as not to be disappointed.