Handy Cross Runners and friends will be meeting at the Spade Oak public car park, Coldmoorholme Lane, Bourne End SL8 5PS ( = nearest postcode, OS Map 175 Ref: 884 875), at 10 a.m. on Sunday for our annual Christmas river run organised by Tel and his Belles and afterwards for refreshments in the Spade Oak pub. There will be a run of 5 miles and one of 8/9 and possibly a walk. Our newer runners can be reassured that it will be a very easy and sociable run with Fred in attendance to look after you and make sure that nobody gets left behind. Our recently graduated Wednesday Group runners will be especially welcomed. The hard-core Sunday regulars will be meeting at 8.30 for an additional run before joining the main event.
Please wear something Christmassy and come along prepared for a good time!
It is the next of the Thames Valley Cross Country League matches this Sunday
at Hawley Lake, which is off the A327 just before reaching the M3 junction
4a. The nearest postcode is GU17 9UD. I will be at the club at 8:45am.
should anyone like a lift or to travel down in convoy. A parking fee of £1
per car will be charged. This is a good course so please come along and
enjoy it as it looks as though the weather is going to be fine.
I’ve only had a couple of people express an interest in doing the run through London and alongside the River Thames next Sunday. I was intending to go up and do a walk myself but I’ve had to change my plans due to another commitment. I’m quite happy to plan a route though if enough of you want to do it. Please let me know. Mike
This weekend we have a double opportunity for you to enjoy a bit of a mudlark. On Saturday we have the 2nd of our Chiltern League matches at Horspath, Oxford. The ladies race is at 1:15pm and the men’s is at 2:00pm. See http://www.chilternccl.co.uk/oxford.htm for details.
On Sunday we have the 1st of the Thames Valley Cross Country League matches hosted by Datchet Dashers. See below for details.
Both events are free to enter for our members, so please do your best to represent your club team at either or both events. I’ll be at both venues with my camera to try and capture the sheer pleasure of my fellow clubmates enjoying a dirty weekend, so come along and get as mucky as you like.