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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)


other runs

We also do other runs such as Hashes, the Reading Road Run, Basingstoke Canal run, and camping weekends away.



Mud Run 2011

Mud Run 2011

On a fine Saturday morning a dozen Coasters took to the paths to find the muddiest route they could to help see out the end of the year.

A bit of mud and water was found on the way to Bramshill where the proper mud awaited! Pretty soon we were all dragging ourselves through sucking mud but no-one lost a trainer!

We had the occasional puddle to splash each other in just make sure we were all wet and muddy.

Halfway through we took a short break to put our feet up on the sofa! Well an abandoned settee left in the car park so we didn’t mind getting it all muddy.

Then there was just a small diversion off through some more mud before hitting the ford crossing. This gave us an opportunity to wash all the mud off, but it only came up to our knees.

Everyone ploughed in and it wasn’t too cold, some even went back for a second or third crossing!  The run was slightly longer than originally planned so well done to the two Louise’s who had run to the start and apologies to those families waiting at the end for the return of our mud splattered runners.

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 March 2012 22:33
 
Adventure racing

 

Many of the club also partake in adventure racing. This is a combination or off-road running, mountain biking and kayaking. Typical races run for 5-6 hours with some going on for 24. These are great fun and a good way of testing yourself. Many of the adventure races also have fun challenges put in as part of the course too. Most adventure races are score races where the aim is to collect the biggest score possible by visiting a variety of checkpoints in the time available.

 

Here are some links to popular adventure race organisers. If you’re interested in taking part, why not ask around the club for some helpful advice or for a willing partner.

www.questars.co.uk

www.dynamicadventureracing.co.uk

www.ratraceadventure.com

www.openadventure.com

www.darkandwhite.co.uk

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 January 2011 18:16
 
Orienteering

 

Many of the club also enjoy orienteering. Orienteering exercises both the mind and the body with the aim being to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It doesn't matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.

We occasionally run our own orienteering events called Finch-O’s. These may be either daylight or in the dark requiring head torches. Look out for notices of them in the newsletters.

Below are some links to local orienteering clubs if you’d like to know more about this sport.

www.britishorienteering.org.uk

www.bko.org.uk

www.southernnavigators.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 January 2011 18:57
 
Camping weekend

 

Once a year (although sometimes more as we enjoy these things) we pack up our tents and head off to the country somewhere to drink lots of wine and run the odd race or two. We pick an area with lots of things to do, with the weekend centred around a race. We’ll usually then participate in other activities (apart from drinking wine) such as mountain biking or canoeing. These are family based as we look for places with activities for children as well as the adults. We then seek to get all the tents sited in one spot to form our own little community.

Last year we went to Cannock Chase to take part in the festival of running there. The year before we were in North Wales for Race the Train. Any suggestions or ideas, please email into the committee.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 January 2011 18:16
 
Blackwater valley run

 

Every other year we run the full length of the Blackwater River from its source near Aldershot to its confluence with the river Loddon. This is approximately 24 miles long. Don’t worry we do it in small stages of 3-4 miles each and are ably supported by a minibus. This enables everyone to regroup regularly and for those who would like to rest to have a ride on the minibus to the next meeting point. We stop for a leisurely lunch at the Coleford bridges Watersports Centre and are typically joined by the runners families for lunch. This is a great social run with no pressure on running fast so everyone can take their time and enjoy the run.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 January 2011 18:16
 
Basingstoke canal run

 

Every other year we run the full length of the Basingstoke canal. This is approximately 33 miles long from its start at the River Wey to its finish at the Greywell tunnel. Don’t worry we do it in small stages of 3-4 miles each and are ably supported by a minibus. This enables everyone to regroup regularly and for those who would like to rest to have a ride on the minibus to the next meeting point. We stop for a leisurely lunch at the Canal centre and are typically joined by the runners families for lunch. This is a great social run with no pressure on running fast so everyone can take their time and enjoy the run.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 January 2011 18:16
 
Hash Run

The club organises an occasional Hash run as a change of pace and for some fun. These are very relaxed runs which are ideal for a mixed ability group. You follow a flour trail laid by the Hare. The faster runners will end up doing all the donkey work, following False trails and doing Runbacks so that they get the opportunity to stretch their legs without leaving behind the more sedate. So you might get to run with people you never normally see (if only for a millisecond at a time as they shoot past). After the run, by hash rules, it is compulsory to attend the public house at which the run started for some beer and grub (Cokes are OK if you have to drive!).

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 January 2011 18:56
 




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