All posts by Phillip Whettlock

Training Groups

An early outing this week due to recce of possible HM course…
a) Chris W – All your favourite hills, meet at The Raggalds at 18:20; about 13.1 miles

For the rest of us folks, as usual, 6:45pm for a 7pm run from the Raggalds.
b) Andy S – probably off-road; about 7 miles; pace 8-9 min/mi
c) Phil L – scenic trip about Simm Carr Lane; about 7.6 miles; pace 8:30-9:30 min/mile
d) not Darren J – something off-road; about 5-6 miles; pace 12 min/mile
e) Phillip W – Churn Milk Challenge (QoM/KoM up for grabs?); about 5.4 miles; pace 10 min/mile
f) Dianne S – route TBA; about 4.5 miles; pace 10:30 min/mile
g) Martin F – route TBA; about 3 miles; pace 11–12 min/mile
h) Jo P – fartlek session; about 2 miles

Cheers, P.

Training Groups

Would you believe it’s 5 years since the Martin set up the first beginners’ 10 week course? Fancy a swift half (not marathon!) after club run to celebrate?

a) Chris W – CWR leg 4 recce, meet at The Raggalds at 6:15pm

For the rest of us folks, as usual, 6:45pm for a 7pm run from The Raggalds.

b) Andy – steady flat(ish) route ahead of CWR; about 6 miles; pace 8-9 min/mi
c) Phil L – a loop past Hedley golf course, up station around and round the back of the golf club; about 6.5 miles; pace 8:30-9:30 min/mile
d) Darren – something off-road; about 5-6 miles; pace 12 min/mile
e) Phillip W – featuring the Great Northern Railway Trail & Taylor Lane; about 5.2 miles; pace 10 min/mile
f) Dianne – over to Odgen; about 5 miles; pace 10:30 min/mile
g) Lynn – Belters route TBD; about 3 miles; pace 11–12 min/mile
h) Martin – if any talkers; about 2.5 miles; pace 12+ min/mile

Cheers, P.

Leaving the Golf Club

Dear Members,

At committee level we have taken the decision to leave our present ‘running home’ with immediate effect. The Golf Club have given us no alternative as a sudden extraordinary and truly unaffordable price increase to use their premises as a meeting point and changing facilities was due to be imposed.

Despite members of the Committee meeting with Golf Club officials they have refused to take on board our own proposals and affordability. As known, we are a ‘not for profit’ running club, with all subscriptions being used to provide reduced cost kit, Social occasions, as well as afford entry to Club Relay Races.

We have also invested heavily in Run Leaders, and Phillip Whettlock is now our ‘official qualified’ coach. Thursday 28th March will be our last run from the Golf Club, with all future runs starting from ‘The Raggalds’ where parking is available, as well as them providing an indoor meeting point for us, when required.

Our first run from the Raggalds will be Thursday 4th April, where we will also look to buy you your first drink (AFTER YOUR RUN; NOT BEFORE)!! Your ‘Run Leader will inform you of any other start point, as this date may also be our pilgrimage ‘to the gate’.

Unfortunately, there are no showers available at The Raggalds, but they are happy for us to use their bar. Andy Dovernor is looking at some availability of showers on Fleet Lane, and will report shortly.

The club AGM is now back on the agenda, and will take place on Thursday 18th April @ The Raggalds, immediately after our club run – Circa 20.00, and Chip butties will be provided.

A further announcement will be made with regards to our AWARDS NIGHT very shortly.

We believe that The Raggalds is not a perfect solution, and therefore ask that you bear with us until a new permanent home with excellent facilities can be sourced. The Raggalds is only a short term solution. Thank you all for your continued support and understanding.

The Committee