Weekly update 02/12/18

Let’s get the exciting stuff done first (no it’s not the imminent return of the Pitkin’s), there were two DRR marriages over the last couple of days. Firstly, on Friday Rob Starnes and Carina Moxham tied the knot and then on Saturday Rebecca took pity on Sam Fullilove, he celebrated his good fortune with some impressive dancing. Congratulations to you all and we hope you have many years of happiness together.

Christmas party

Just a reminder that the evening commences at 19:30 with carriages at midnight. There will be a disco, live band and a compressed prize giving this year which should allow more time for socialising.

KFL at Betteshangar _ formerly known as Fowlmead

For those that recover in time from the DRR Christmas party then there is the next round of the KFL to look forward to on Sunday.  We have been asked to advise that there are ongoing works and changing facilities are somewhat rustic. Please car share where possible and be aware car parking charges apply. Postcode CT14 0BF

Marathon List

I know we requested this before but anyone wanting to be added to the London Marathon waiting list can you please let us know. We have Alex Cooper and Gerard McDaid but know there were others. The draw will be made on the Mince Pie run night.

Mince Pie Run

18th December sees the 2018 Mince Pie run, this is always something random and Brian has been heard to use the word “fun” when describing this year’s event. There will be a free mince pie for all those taking part. We will then gather at the club house bar for refreshments (not free) where the draw for the new entrants to the DRR London Marathon ballot will take place.

Sunday Social (sort of)

Below are weekend runs up to the New Year. Thanks to those that have agreed to give up their time.

09/12/18 KFL Betteshanger

15/12/18 Double Hill of Dartford (about 13M but plenty of options to cut this short) – 14:00 start from the club (Saturday)

23/12/18 10 Miles from the club – 08:30 start

01/01/19 10 Miles Hall Place for the traditional New Year’s Day run 10:00 start

If anyone wants to lead a run on the 30/12/18 then let us know.


Tuesday: The Bluewater ramp session awaits, we are lucky to have the newly qualified Sarah Cronin to put you through your paces. Meet at the escape ramp for 19:05 or leave the club at 18:50 for the run up.

Wednesday: Terry’s track session a 7pm start the session lasts for about an hour and looks at technique and form. The coaching is free, however there is a track hire charge of £4.50 per runner.

Thursday: Meet at Shepherds Lane/Knole Road for 4 x 1M reps, arrive there for 19:10 or leave the club at 18:50.

Gary Bignell