8th December 2016

Social Calendar

For a quick reference guide to all up and coming events please download and print the pdf diary of events: 2018 Events Pamphlet – Hand Out.  This has recently been updated due to the re-scheduling of the Easter 10 Helpers Handicap and for pub run venues.


Friday 22 June 2018 at 6.45pm

Hilly Pub Run No.1 from Flower Pot, Aston

Flower Pot pub photographThe first Friday Hilly Run is on Friday 22 June from The Flowerpot, Aston.  For those wishing for something more demanding than the social pub runs, this could be for you.  As with the pub runs, the arrangement is meet in the pub car park at 6.45pm for the briefing and set of at 7:00pm on the hill of your choice!

Head into The Flowerpot afterwards, to purchase food and drink and socialise with your Hilly Run buddies.

The map showing the choice of routes is below.



Map of hill routes

Wednesday 27 June at 6.30pm

Mac Monopoly Run PosterTreasure Hunt and BBQ – MAC Clubhouse

Once again John and Benita Scaife will be running a Treasure Hunt.  The theme this year will be based on the theme of Monopoly.   The briefing by John and Benita will be at 6.30pm in the clubhouse.  Teams will

be pre-selected to give all teams an opportunity to win.

This might be your best opportunity to become a Real Estate Tycoon – at least for one night only!  Look out for the email which will provide information on how to sign up for this event.

There will be a BBQ afterwards.  Donations towards the cost of the food would be welcome. Vegetarian and vegan options will be available.

Friday 6 July 2018 at 6.45pm

Hilly Pub Run No.2 from The Green Dragon, Flackwell Heath

The second Friday Hilly Run is on Friday 6 July from the Green Dragon,Flackwell Heath.  This event is for those wishing for something more demanding than the social pub runs.  As with the pub runs, the arrangement is meet in the pub car park at 6.45pm for the briefing and set of at 7:00pm on the hill of your choice!


Map of choice of hills is below



Friday 13 July 2018 at 6.45pm

Pub Run No.3 from Uncle Toms Cabin, Cookham

The third pub run of the year is on Friday 13 July at Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Cookham Dean.  As usual, meet at 6:45pm in the pub car park for the run briefing and set off at 7:00pm.  Walkers are also welcome and will set off a little earlier than the runners, on a shorter route.
Food and drink will be available to purchase in the pub after the run/walk.





Previous Event Reports

June 8 Pub run no.2 – Dew Drop Inn

Dew Drop Inn photoOn a beautiful sunny evening on Friday 8 June, 20 members met for a run/walk around the lovely countryside.  The walking group set of on a short walk, and the runners headed off on a an undulating 4.7 mile run.

The undulating route meandered around the quiet highways and byways near Burchetts Green.  It then headed off  towards the Berkshire College of Agriculture, before returning to the Dew Drop Inn.

Please note, if you want to eat at this pub, make sure you book before hand, otherwise you may not be served food! You guessed it – there’s a story to tell, but ask us for more information…

May 18 MAC Senior Awards evening

Senior Awards winners and their trophies

Over 80 members attended the MAC Senior Awards evening on Friday 18 May.  There was a lovely atmosphere, and the occasion was a great success.  Most award winners were able to collect their awards in person, and for the few that could not attend, we had video footage.  Jon Kew, who won four awards, and was in Barcelona for a Half Iron Man triathlon, provided a very entertaining video.

Linda Szulc gave us the inside information on participating in the Marathon Des Sables (MDS) including carrying all your kit for a week and the toilet facilities.  Linda would be happy to provide anyone interested in doing this event with information.  Alternatively have a look at the MDS website.  You never know, perhaps there’ll be a MAC MDS contingent one year!

The evening was rounded off with the usual “Alternative Awards”.  This year the Groundhog Day award went to David Waugh, as it seems to do every year!!!

Last and by no means least, with live music provided by the talented Dawn Band, there was an opportunity for many members to let their hair down and show off their moves on the dance floor.

May Pub Run No. 1 from The Bell, Waltham St Lawrence

On a beautiful early May evening, a group of 20 MAC members met for a gentle walk/run around the highways and byways of Waltham St Lawrence.

Starting from The Bell and running along The Street, to pick up a footpath by the allotments, to eventually enter Shottesbrooke Park (lots of sheep and lambs) before running through a green way of trees to join Butchers Lane and Bottle Lane (part of Easter 10 route in reverse).  The route then turned left past Pitlands Farm.  The final stretch of the route was through a head high field of oil seed rape in full bloom.  After our excursions, we re-grouped in The Bell garden for well deserved refreshment.

MAC members before pub runRunning through Oil Seed Rape fieldMAC Members after pub run


March Madras – Curry Night

Once again the social calendar was kicked off on Friday 23 March 2018 with a Curry Night at Chutney Jacks, Maidenhead.

Chutney Jacks

The evening was a well attended by 22 members which made for a convivial atmosphere as we all tucked in to the wonderful food.  A good selection of starters and mains were provided to suit all tastes and spiciness.


The joint social secretaries are Rosie Ellis, Julie Whitaker and Anushka Howell: macsocial@maidenheadac.org