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The aim is to get us all socialising a bit more, have a chat, unwind after a run, stay in touch with other members.

So the first Thursday of each month we can meet after training in the Squash Club for a few drinks, chat and the odd event.

You do not have to have trained to attend, in fact it’d be great for those that can’t get to training, through work or injury commitments, to come along so they can keep in touch with other members.

In the future I’ll be looking to put a few events on, quizzes, pool, darts competitions, with the aim of it being fun rather than an elite competition.

Hope to see some of you in there tomorrow.

Non-Members can be signed in, however there are limits around signing in guests, but If you’re going to attend these on a regular basis then a Social Membership for the Squash Club should be bought, these are £15 and let you have access to the bar on any night and weekend. Drinks are cheap as chips in there.

Lakes Weekend

11th – 13th May 2018.
It’s back again.  Due to this being a school facility and this trip being in the new school year there has been a slight price increase.

For your money you get 2 nights bed and breakfast, 2 packed lunches, an evening meal on Saturday and as much tea & coffee as you can drink.
If you’ve already been then you know how well looked after we are.  If you’ve not been then the food is cracking, location is superb, pubs nearby and the venue provide all bedding, so all you need is your clothes and a towel, it couldn’t be easier for us.  They even have a drying room so if you finish a run with soaking wet trainers they will be bone dry by next morning.

The total cost would be £91.50 per person, including Insurance.

The booking is only pencilled in so I need to get some deposits collected to confirm it, so if you’re interested let me know..  On the past trips people who have had to pull out have not lost any money, if I can refund you I will, so don’t worry if you can’t commit but getting the deposit in secures your place.

We should be able to have a few groups going out on each run again so there should be something for everyone, there were also walking groups going out too.

If you would like to go then please email me using the following link. Send e-mail
If you have any questions please get in touch with me.

For advice on kit for the Lakes weekend please see below:

If you do the Fell Races then most of the below will come in handy for those as many of the items are on the list if the race is deemed to be a “Full Fell Kit” race.

Up on the Moors, Fells and in the Lakes the weather can change very quickly but with a few things we can all be prepared for that.

While I can’t enforce a mandatory kit for the Lakes I would like everyone to think about what they run with and carry, for their own safety.

This is what I take with me when running in the Lakes;

Running bag
Mobile Phone
Survival Bag
Dry Sacks
Waterproof Jacket, with full hood
Waterproof Trousers
First Aid Kit
Spare Clothing; Base Layer, Gloves, Hat, Buff
Head Torch

Sounds like a lot and looks like a fair amount all laid out but when it’s packed into the bag it weighs in at under 1.9kg (excluding the water and food).

About the kit

The thing to remember is that it’s much easier to keep warm from the beginning then to try and warm up once you’ve got cold.

The 2 items that were quite expensive were the bag and jacket.  I spent a bit more on these as I wanted them to be comfortable and they’re actually for running in. My bag is the 10L version, but they also do a 5L.
Where as the trousers are just to put on to stay warm and dry should I need to wait for help or walk down from the fell, so they were pretty much the cheapest ones I could find.

Jacket.  The jacket should be fully waterproof with a full hood, not a pack away hood.  There is a lot of choice on the market for jackets and the prices vary a lot, so hopefully everyone can find something they’re happy with.

Hat, Gloves and Buff.  You may set off with Hat/Gloves/Buff on but if they get wet then there’s nothing like putting fresh dry kit on to lift your mood.  But if that gets wet in your bag then it’s a waste of time taking it so don’t forget to put it in a Dry Sack, or even just a carrier bag if that’s all you’ve got.

Survival Bag.  Something I hope we’ll never need.  It’s basically a big orange bin bag that you can climb in and stay warm and dry while waiting for help.  For the sake of a couple of quid it’s worth having one.

Map, Compass and Whistle.  Probably not everyone in the group needs to have these but it would be great if more than one did.  These are mandatory items for the fell races and people have been prevented from starting races for not having them.

Mobile Phone.  Make sure it’s fully charged if you can.  If you’ve not got a dry sack then sandwich bags are ideal to protect the phone from the elements.  It can sometimes be hard to get a signal in remote areas but if you have a signal you can summon help much quicker than having to run for it.

Head Torch.  Again loads of options for these.  You get what you pay for to a certain extent and beware of Chinese imports, as these can run very hot.  Check it works before you go out.

As I’ve said there is a lot of choice for Jackets and Running Bags, with these being quite personal purchases depending on the fit required and budget.  But for the other more generic items this is where I got mine from:
Survival Bag – £3.99 Go-Outdoors
Dry Sacks – £9 Tesco, 3 pack assortment
Map – £10.49 for a waterproof version,
Compass – £4 Go Outdoors
Whistle – £2 Go Outdoors
Waterproof Trousers – £8 Tesco
First Aid Kit – £10 Go Outdoors

If you have the space….

Bothy Bag..  These are great little emergency shelters which give you a warm dry place to have a cuppa, sit out a bit of bad weather, wait for rescue. They might not fit in your running bag but I carry one of these with me in a pack when on walks.
Bothy Bag

Thursday 29th June
Nunthorpe Loop

The route is an anti-clockwise loop of Nunthorpe, Ormesby and Marton.

It is 5 miles, 8 kilometres, long with the Start/Finish at Nunthorpe Squash Club.

  • Start times between 6pm & 7pm
  • Teams of Two
  • Entry is £3 per person
  • Prizes for first 3 teams, plus spot prizes
  • 5 minute penalty for each incorrect, or missing, answers
  • Every team must carry a mobile phone
  • Race HQ telephone number is 07914 051541

For anyone just wishing to attend for the Social Event there is a £2 charge for the Buffet

Route map to follow.

Coming up is the annual event of the Tom Ellerton Uphill mile, where we come together to remember Tom and run up a stupidly steep hill then retire to the pub for Pie & Peas, a drink and a laugh.

If anyone would like to take part in this then the details are as follows.

Date: 29th August 2017

Time: Registration from 6pm in the overflow car park of the Dudley Arms

Race: 7pm start from Bankfoot

The Uphill Mile will be timed, so there’s a competition within a competition, fastest Uphill mile and fastest overall race time.

The Pie & Peas costs £3.60, which I’ll be collecting in advance.  So if you could let me know you’re interested and get money to me that would be fantastic.

You can mail me HERE.  If you require a vegetarian pie can you please let me know.


Uphill Mile Race 2017 Results