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Woodland 5 On the day entries available.

The first race was a huge success (full results here) and we have plenty of spaces for the next two events.

The dates  are:  26th June and  31st July.

entry form here (pdf or doc)


Finch Coasters Running Club
Welcome to Finch Coasters

Finch Coasters is a friendly running club based at Finchampstead Sports Club in Finchampstead, near Wokingham, Berkshire. We cover the surrounding area from Arborfield across to Bracknell and Winnersh down to Crowthorne.

Regular club runs take place throughout the week and we can be seen sporting our yellow and blue vests with pride at many local road races, relays and cross-country events. Throughout the winter we compete against local clubs in both the Thames Cross-Country league.

If you want to join us for a run, please feel free to turn up to any of our training venues at the specified times or contact a member of the committee. There's no need to be a member first. On a Thursday night, as many of us as possible try to meet in the Sports Club bar for a drink and a chat, so please come along and join us.

As well as running, we organize a number of annual events such as the Woodland 5 series, the Mud Run and a Club handicap series. We also hold many social events throughout the year including an Annual Dinner Dance, summer BBQs, cheese-and-wine evenings etc. These events are always great fun and well-supported.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 May 2012 13:23
 
First Woodland 5 a huge success

Our first Woodland 5 race of the season got off to a tremendous start on Wednesday as 109 runners completed the course in and around the woods of Crowthorne. You can see the full results here and Prize Winners here. Next race in the series is on Wednesday 26th June. See you there! (entry forms available here)

Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 08:36
 
Weekly Update 1st April

Our Woodland 5 series of races is the club's main fundraiser and we need as many of you as possible to turn up and help us run the event.

 

The dates for your diary are:

 

Wednesday 22nd May

Wednesday 26th June

Wednesday 31st July

 

The race starts at 7:30pm in Crowthorne .  We'll be chasing up for commitments closer to the time, but please mark in your diary, and let Simon Crute know when you can help. We normally have a few kids along to help out marshalling too so that's not an excuse!

 

Our annual London Marathon Pasta party will be on Friday 19th April. It’s an opportunity to catch up with other members and of course our runners taking part in the London marathon on the Sunday. And carbo load even if you’re not running! More details in due course.

 

Finchampstead Society is arranging a Finchampstead Freshers Fayre at 7.30pm on Thursday 25th April at Finchampstead Memorial Hall.  The Society are looking to showcase as many local organisations, societies, clubs etc. from Finchampstead as possible. We’re looking for volunteers for the evening to promote the club. Please let me know if you’re interested.

 

We will have a stall at the Wokingham May Fayre on 6th May. We’re looking to promote the club and get some new members on board. It would be great if you could spare some time to help us sell the club to potential new runners. I will be sending out a separate email in due course.

 

The Wessex Relay is 15th May this year. A lot was fun was had last year. The club will fund your entry. More info in due course about the arrangement of teams etc.

 

Our AGM will be on Thursday 16th May. More info in due course but please put the date in the diary so that you can have a say in the running of your running club.

 

We plan to attend the Love Life Love Running weekend http://www.lovelifeloverunning.co.uk/ which is 20th/ 21st July this year. It is a fantastic weekend of camping, running, drinking & eating and is very family orientated. More details to follow but thought you ought to get in your diaries.

 

Some info on great value physio from club members Steve & Lee. Steve charges £30.00 for an hour massage for Coasters members. Lee charges only £30.00  for Bowen Therapy.  Running sessions are normally £6.00 and £4.00 to Finch members and there is also discount if anyone wants personal training sessions which is dependent upon the number of sessions booked. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more info. You can also visit www.sportshealer.com for more info.

 

 

This Week

 

Tues 2nd - 7pm Reading Road run starting from St Crispin’s Leisure Centre & Coasters

Thurs 4th – 7pm Off road run. Details to be confirmed.

Sun 7th - email others if you plan on running

Next Week

 

Tues 9th - 7pm Winter route from St Crispin’s

Thurs 11th – 7pm Winter route from Morgan Centre car park, Crowthorne

Sun 14th - email others if you plan on running

 

The Coasters committee meets on a regular basis. If you have any issues, ideas, comments or suggestions about the running of your club, please let one of the committee members know. Our next meeting is Tuesday 9th April. In case you don’t know who’s who, a list of committee members is as follows:

 

Andy Yarrow, Chairman; Shane Foster, Treasurer; Paul Evans, Membership; Andy Surplice Kit Sec; Simon Crute, Race Sec & Web Master; Sarah Evans, Social Sec; Nathy Feely, General Member; Rebecca Wood, General Member; Lee Avery, General Member; and I’m Publicity Secretary. Some members have expressed their desire to step down so there will be opportunities to join the committee at the next AGM if anyone is interested. If you’d like to know more about any of the roles, please contact the relevant committee member.

 

Races for info:

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 April 2013 18:23
 
Woodland 5 Series 2013

The dates for this year's Woodland 5 series are:

Wednesday 22nd May

Wednesday 26th June

Wednesday 31st July

The race is slightly over 5 miles long in a 2 and a bit lap course along the trails and paths of Crowthorne Woods.

All races start at 7:30pm.

Please park at the Broadmoor Car Park (Upper Broadmoor Road, Crowthorne RG45 7EG) and allow 10 minutes to walk to the start line.

Toilets will be available and there will also be water at the finish.

Category prizes will be awarded for individual races and also the overall series winner.

Entries are limited to 300 runners. You can pay on the day but we offer a discount for entering all 3 races before the first race.

 

Race entry per race is £7.50 or all 3 races for £19

There is a non-affiliation fee of £2 per race plus a charge for entering on the night of £1.

You can download the entry form here (pdf or doc) and post it along with your cheque to

Finch Coasters
52 Crail Close
Wokingham
RG41 2PZ

You can also enter online via Runners World

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 11:54
 
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