November & December 2022
Our athletes have enjoyed competing in the KFL cross country series, and our own winter handicap, as well as many different parkruns.
Lynne & Fred are now the proud owners of neck warmer won at our winter handicap runs.
The Grand Prix is going well with many competing in Lullingstone Parkrun in order to gain points (& altitude!).
As well as runs on Sunday morning, some of us have been going for walks instead - the whatsapp chat groups have details.
Wednesday evening training sessions are going well, with our coaches providing a variety of training at different venues around the area - too dark for the park unfortunately. The sessions cater for all abilities, so a 7 minute miler and a new runner who struggles to get going, or someone returning after injury, will all find the sessions suit them.
Nick has just started his training to become a Leader in Running Fitness (LiRF qualification from England Athletics).
October 2022 Updates
Summer Handicap Series
Our Summer Handicap series consisted of a monthly race for members around Swanley Park. The start time of each runner is calculated according to their recent best time for the circuit, so that everyone converges on the finish line at the same time, whatever their running speed. It gets challenging for the timekeeper!
Grand Prix Events
Roughly once a month we have a Grand Prix event where members can accumulate points towards a trophy to be presented at the AGM. Events so far have included:
Chatham Maritime 10K, Bedgebury Forest 5 mile, Swanley Parkrun, Joydens Wood 5K, Mount Ephraim 10K, Larkfield 10K., & Ashford 10 mile.
Regular Training Runs
Sunday mornings have seen members meeting up for longer runs - their start time & distance planned for whichever event they were training for - our coaches frequently prepare individual training plans for members preparing for longer events. Others can't manage the weekly coached training sessions on a Wednesday, and arrange to meet others on a different day of the week. The London Marathon always has at least one member entered and looking for training partners.