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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
Committee Members Wanted

Would you like to help run the club/have more say in how we organise ourselves and our events? We'll be looking for new committee members now, both Paul Evans, Sarah Evans and Louise Mander will be standing down as Chairman, Race Secretary and Social Secretary. You can also apply for any other post as well if you're interested in them too. So if you'd like to take on these important posts then please let us know and we'd be happy to talk you through what is involved. They don't take up a lot of time and we are all busy people but have managed to  find the time to do the roles for several years. Please remember that this is your club and it can only function if you help to contribute to its running so please volunteer to help.

20 Questions by Simon Crute

1: How long have you been a coaster?

About 2 years now.


2: Last book you read?

Quantum. If you exclude Wainwrights pictorial guides,&  other walking books


3: What would be your superpower?

Time travel.


4: Favourite car?

Practical car, or dream car ? Practical car, that I could go out  tomorrow & buy if I had 10-15 grand would probably be an s-max. Dream car ? Maybe a Nissan Skyline, something with enough tech to stop an  idiot like be driving it off the road. An in built rocket launcher,  like the Green Hornet's would be useful too.


5: Favourite other sport?

Sport ? Nah, I don't do sports. Far too much like hard work. Running isn't sport it is ? Fell walking would be right up there as sport-like-activity-that-isn't-sport.


6: If your house was on fire, what one item would you take?

Probably the external hard disk I still haven't got an offsite backup  of yet.


7: All-time favourite race?

The keswick half marathon was a good one. Hopeless time, but great fun.

First random track on the mp3 player was "Run to the hills" by Iron Maiden. Fluke or what.


8: Most regretted purchase?

Civilization5. Hopeless compared to Civ4.


9: Favourite local team? Local to where I was born ?

Sunderland AFC.


10: How long have you been running?

About 10 years. It started as an excuse to get out of the house when  daughter #1 was born....


11: Favourite colour?

I tell the Kids "Green" when they ask me. Far too simple a question to give a consistent answer to really.


12: Favourite food?

Pizza at home. Curry when out.


13: Fellow Coaster most likely to get a PB this year?

Chris Aitkin.


14: Do you have a party trick?

Kids party ? Angry Donald duck impressions.


15: If you could be invisible, where would you go and what would you do?


Listen in on the one to one summit meetings. Are they really  discussing sensible things in a sensible way, or are they really all a bunch of fools.


16: Favourite movie?

Lord of the Rings.


17: Top training trip?

Get gait analysis done if you have any lower limb discomfort at all when running.


18: Running ambition over the next 12 months?

Get up to marathon distance.


19: Best country visited?

America. But then I've not visited many.


20: Finally, sum yourself up in 3 words?

er, quiet, opinionated, friendly.

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
Wokingham half marathon results

Congratulations to those who completed the Wokingham Half Marathon today. We had a good few PBs again so the training must be working! Lets keep up the good work and see if we can improve again on these for next year. Apologies if I’ve missed anyone off.

Chris Aitkin



Rachel Clempson



Andy Clempson



Simon Crute



Paul Evans



Paul jenkins



Carol yarrow



Andy Surplice



Ami Scott



Andy Elliott



Luciano Merolla



Nathy Feely



Iain Hogg



Rachel Morley



Pete Humphreys



Matt Cook




Boxing Day run 2011

At 10am on Boxing day, 8 slightly hungover Coasters set off from Carol and Andy Yarrows house for a 6.5 (ish) mile run which had a re-occurring theme of mud throughout.

The route took us on one of Carol and Andy's favourite local runs but despite being one of their better known runs they both managed to fall over in spectacular style, Andy blaming a sneaky tree root as the cause and Carols was from lack of concentration whilst laughing at Andy's mishap!


The run which took in Fox hill,the Coombes, Barkham church and some of the lesser known parks of Wokingham (GPS Route here) culminated with Hot from the oven mince pies and lashings of mulled wine, not the most known about of post run fuelling strategies but still a good one.

It was thoroughly agreed that the run was an absolute success and a great way of getting to know other peoples favourite runs and was especially welcome after the excesses of Christmas Day. Hopefully this is a tradition that continues.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 March 2012 22:06
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