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RR Races

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Mortimer 10km Sept 2014 ...

Shinfield 10km May 2014...

Dinton Relay July 2014 ...

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Reading Roadrunners is one of the largest clubs in the South of England and is open to members of all abilities. We are essentially a fun running club and this is something we endeavour to bring to every track session and out-run.

Our members benefit from a large range of UKA coaches, always on hand to advise and guide individual members to reach their goals and true potential. They take group sessions on club nights offering good structured training for beginners up to the more seasoned runner.

We meet at Palmer Park Stadium on a Wednesday evening, 6.30pm until 8pm, this is our main session and the one potential new members are advised to attend. We also meet at 6.30pm on a Thursday evening for a 5.5-6 mile out-run and Friday at 6.30pm for an hour on the track. Sunday Morning out runs leave Palmer Park at 9.00am and these are dependent on who turns up!


......Curry & Karaoke Eve. John Bowley will shorlty be arranging a Curry & Karaoke (Or Curryoke as someone named it) on Fri 10th October 8pm-Midnight at the Jolly Anglers pub in Reading . Tickets will be £12 including a choice of three curries. Please John or Alice if interested. Oh and get some singing practice in as you'll have tough competition from Alice & I

......XC Taster Session. A five mile XC taster session is being arranged by Tina Wilson on Sunday 19th October. Full details available here.

.....Xmas Party. Alice Johnson is arranging a Christmas Party on Saturday 13th December 7pm at Woodford Park Leisure Center complete with DJ & food. Prices and final details will be added in due course. See Alice for details.

......Bramley 20/10. This race is now open for entries. Please visit our Bramley 20/10 page for information and to enter.

......Last 2014 Pub Run. This will take place on Thursday 28th Aug at The Bull Theale RG7 5AH. More details and a map from Tina Wilson here as well as the current menu.

......Wine Tasting Katie Gumbrell is organising another charity wine tasting event at Stanlake Park on Saturday, September 13 at 2:00pm. (Day before Bacchus Half/Full Marathons so the opportunity to visit two vineyards in two days). See Facbook group for more details. Price is £15. Katie will be collecting money as track from anyone who's interested.

......Dinton Pastures Relay. Cheers to all who turned up for a fun evening of running without a watch. Individual & Team Results are now available on our Dinton page. Peter Cook also took some great pics that can be viewed here on his Flickr site.

......Woodley parkrun takeover. On Sat 19th July we attemped breaking the club parkrun attendance record of 150. We managed 88 but what a great turnout it was. Not to be beaten we'll hopefully be attempting this again sometime in the future and I know Kerri French will be on the case. Cheers to all who got out of bed to stretch their legs especially for the occasion.

.......Endure 24. Many of us Roadrunners had great run enduring 24 hours none stop relay running in through mud, rain and even sunshine through the grounds of Wasing Park Estate, Aldermaston. I for one didn't manage much sleep and neither did Peter Cook judging by his excellent pics of the event here.

.......Quiz night. Alice Johnson hosted her first event as social secratary. It was the quiz night on 7th June held at St Peters Parish Hall, Earley. Well done to Alice and all who attended as £223.80 was raised for the club charity. Early reports suggest a great night was had by all. Watch this space for Alice's forthcoming events.

......Dinton Pastures Relay This will take place on July 22 . Details on Dinton page and here.

......Mortimer Race 10K & Fun Run. 2014 online enty now available on Mortimer page

.....Royal Berkshire 10k. Peter Cook not only ran it but also managed to capture some great shots of many of us RR. Pics can be found here.

......Pub Runs. As lighter nights and warm weather are approaching the club holds pub runs on certain Thursday evenings commencing 6:45 for a 7pm start. These are social runs held at different locations each time. We arrive at the pub and order our meals in advance. Those not wishing to eat or drink can just turn up for the run or walk. The runs are usually between 5-6 miles and cater for all abilities. A walk of about half the distance also takes place. A list of dates and locations can be found here.

......Shinfield 10K. The weather was on our side today and a great time seemed to be had by all. Searchable results can be found here and on our Shinfield page.

......Southern Counties Track and Field League
- Lance Nortcliff is putting together a men’s V35+ team to join our ladies team for the following events: Shot put, 100m, 400m, long jump, 1500m and 4 x 100m relay.  The first fixture is to be held on the evening of Monday 5th May at Horspath, Oxford and events start from 18:30. Please contact Lance on or see him at the track on Wednesday. More details available on Club News page.

......Maidenhead Easter 10 - A great race with a large RR presence. Peter Cook managed to capture the moment once again. His pictures can be viewed here on Flickr.

......London Marathon - Well done to all our runners that took part and a special thanks to our Marshals and all who came to support. A selection of pictures have been added above.

......RR Marshals 2015 Ballot. - Some notes for those of you wishing to enter the RR Marshals Ballot for the 2015 race. Please remember you must have a rejection slip to obtain one of the guaranteed entries from the draw. That simply means you must enter the race in your own right.
The London Marathon online entry ballot for the 2015 race opens on 22nd April 2014.  You must enter this if you wish to receive a marshals guaranteed entry.  Get on the London Marathon website and follow instructions

......Social Secretary & club events - Alice Johnson is now in her new role social secretary. She would like members to contact her with any ideas they have for future social events. She can be contacted by email on , on Facebook or at the track on Wednesday evenings.

.......Annual General Meeting - The Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held in the Winch Room, St Peter’s Church Hall, Earley, Reading RG6 1EY on Tue 25th March 2014. Some new faces were elected to the committee. Details to follow in due course.

.......Berkshire Track Championships - These will be held at John Nike Stadium, Bracknel on Sunday 25th May. Closing date for entry is on Sat 10th May. Events 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m. Entry forms from the General Secretary.

.......Goring 10K - Well done to all who ran the race.. Peter Cook was once again hiding in the bushes but caught some great moments which can be viewed on his Flickr page.

.......Pre London Pasta Party - This will be held at Radstock Community Hall RG6 5UL on Sat 29th March from 7:30-11:30pm. There will be a disco, bar & hot food will be available. It's open to all members & friends. You don't have to be running the London Marathon to attend. Please see Toni McQueen for tickets at desk on Wednesday. See social for more details.

.......Reading Roadrunners 'Spring Do' Tina Wilson once again will be holding a Cross Country presentation evening on Sat 26th April 7:30pm-11:30pm at Woodford Park, Woodley. This will include hot food, disco and bar. From previous experience this is a must to attend. Tickets are £12.50 from Tina Wilson on Wed evenings. See here for official poster and details.

.......Reading Half Race Pictures & Video - Well done to all who raced or helped at the Reading Half Marathon, the weather held out and a great day seemed to be had by all. Peter Cook as usual capured the mood perfectly with his cool race pics which can be viewed here on his Flickr page. Roger Pritchard has also added a Roadrunners edited Youtube video clip and a stills picture video clip.

.......Bramley 20/10 - Race and team race results now available. See Bramley page

.......Wokingham Half Marathon Cancellation - Due to the race cancellation the organisers have stated the following..
Can we ask that all entrants return their timing chip  in its prepaid envelope to Sports Systems. The chips are not disposable and are owned by the Wokingham Half Marathon.
Unfortunately we are unable to offer any refunds as per our Terms and Conditions. However, all entries will be carried forward to the 2015 race at no extra charge.

.......Datchet Dashers Training Run Invitation - I know some of you ran this last year and said it was very well organised.  The Dashers have very kindly invited us again. 
Datchet Dashers are holding their annual 20 mile marathon training run on Sunday March 9th 2014. This is a supported run that we put on for our members, who are training for a spring marathon, but members of other local clubs are also very welcome to come along, and we usually have 60 – 70 runners of all standards. The run starts at 9am from our club house in Home Park in Windsor, and there is no charge – runners simply have to be at our club house, signed in and ready to go at 9am. There are changing and toilet facilities at the club house (no showers), plus plenty of free car parking.

The route is basically from Windsor to Virginia Water via Datchet & Old Windsor, a lap around Virginia Water, and then back to Windsor. The entire route is on pavements, quiet country lanes or roads & footpaths in Windsor Great Park, and it will be marshalled at all key turning points with several bikes out on course as well. There are also 4 drink stations around the route. It is not a difficult route, but it is not flat – there are significant climbs at around 4.5 & 8 miles, and descents at around 10 & 15 miles, with some minor undulations between these points. The first 4.5 and last 4.5 miles are flat however.

Details of how to find our club house are here:

.......London Marathon Marashals - The list went up at track last Wednesday.  If you wish to help out then please add your name to the list.
Should any of you wish to be removed from the distribution of further emails of this form then please let me know at 

.......London Marathon Accomodation - We have received the following offer.  If you wish to use it then please contact the lady yourself.

I am a parent with children at a primary school in Blackheath. We are doing a fundraiser that involves providing affordable (£35 p/night p/person) and comfortable bed and breakfast to runners running the London Marathon on the night before the race with all monies going to charity.

Please could you let me know if any of your club members might be interested?

Many thanks

Claire Mob: 07766662530

.......2014 RR Calendar - We have copies still available. at the reduced rate of £5. Please contact Paul Monaghan or Sandy Sheppard. The RR calendar has been spotted in some obscure places including South Africa! at Belinda Tull's running club Sedgefield Striders bar (Thanks Belinda). Why not email myself & Sandy some obscure calendar location pictures. We may print the best ones in the newsletter.

.......Commitee Nominations 2014 - Fancy a rewarding role that will give you valuable input into the club? Come & have a friendly chat to Roger, Paul, Toni, Carl, Sandy or Simon or at the front desk on a Wednesday evening for details and a nomination form. See Club News page for more details.

.......Shinfield 10Km 2014 - Information now available

.......London Marathon Draw for 2014 - The London Marathon Club draw took place on Wednesday 23rd October.

.......London Marathon Marshalls Draw for 2014 - The London Marathon Marshalls Draw took place Wednesday 2nd October at the track. 8 places were available and the first 8 will be approached, if anyone can not make it the place will be offered to the next person on the list. The list is on the Club News page.

.......Membership Cards : Please do not forget to pick up your membership cards on a Wednesday night from the front desk. New Membership form is on the Join Us page.


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