The club has an active social calendar. The social events are varied and include a number of annual events. The Annual Awards dinner, Club Christmas dinner and the weekend trip to Le Touquet are permanent fixtures in the social calendar, with other events organised alongside these from March to December.
Annual Awards Dinner
The Annual Awards for 2016 was held in July, with inspirational guest speaker Naomi Riches, a Paralympic gold medallist. With live music and a raffle to raise money for a local charity, it’s also an opportunity to recognise the achievements of male, female and veteran club members.
Awards are made for the following:
- The runners that achieve the fastest time over the season in the following distance:
- Half Marathon
- 10 miles
- 10 Kilometres
- The runners achieving the fastest average time for best three races in the six-race series of the Summer 5K Series
- Easter 10 Helpers handicap – the runner first across the line in male and female categories
- Novice 10k for the runner achieving the fastest 10k to a club member within first 2 years of joining the club.
Held on either the first or second Saturday of December (depending on timing of Thames Valley League Cross Country races). The usual festive fayre and an opportunity to relax with other club members and their guests over a meal and a drink.
Le Weekend – Le Touquet
A chance to practice your Franglais and take part in the annual 10k or Half Marathon. An excellent opportunity to sample the local wine and cheeses!
During 2016 the following social events also took place:
- It’s a Family Knock Out – A little bit of mayhem at Braywick Park with skis, balloons and big feet;
- Treasure Hunt – an opportunity to work in teams against the clock and each other to solve clues;
- Race Night – racing Scalextric cars around a track and a chance to let out your inner child;
- Quiz Night and Fish and Chips – pit your wits against other teams and enjoy a supper of fish and chips;
- Summer Pub runs – ad hoc social runs (or walks) were we meet at a pub, run then re-convene at the pub for some après run/walk socialising;
- Halloween fun run – A spooky, scary run in the dark with everyone dressed for the occasion. Yes, there were marshals – but were the undead to be trusted? Baked potato and chilli in the clubhouse afterwards.