Ide Hill Trail Run - 15 January 2017

Trail runners

A hardy group of runners splashed through the mud, slush and snow of Jim Knight's latest excellent route from the Ide Hill shop. Most stayed for coffee in the shop afterwards. The spare feet in the picture above belong to Happy. Thanks to Jim for organising and providing water and support in the wintry conditions.

trail runners in snowmore trail runners in snow

Next up: Otford Recreation Ground at 09:00 on Sunday February 12th.

Xmas Chase Trail Run 2016

Racing finishJames and SimonDan and Annabelle

Members will be agog to know the outcome of the great Christmas Chase trail run from Shipbourne on Sunday 18th December. In this event the participants were divided into two teams - a fast team and a "medium" team. This was so that they could race the two stages, with the fast team having a longer course in each case.

Fast group

With the fast group (above) straying off course on the first stage, the medium team (below) narrowly finished ahead.

However, the tables were turned on leg two as the medium team took a longer tour of the green pastures of the Fairlawne Estate than intended, leading to a hectic finish. The fast team caught the medium team on the sticky clay soil of the final climb (see top), so the final result was a score draw. Most stayed for breakfast in the Chasers Inn afterwards.

Breakfast

Thanks to James and Grace and Jim for the photos, and to Jim for organising the event and the breakfasts and providing water. Much fun was had by all and further trail runs early next year are being considered.

Knockholt Trail Run - 7 August 2016

Members assembled for the final trail run of the current series from Knockholt on 7th August. Jim Knight organised the event, provided water, and took this photo. All the runners completed the eight-mile course featuring scenic views over Westerham as well as a fascinating exploration of rural parts of the London Borough of Bromley. The only disappointment was that there were no more trail runs scheduled.

Penshurst Trail Run - 17 July 2016

Trail runners at Penshurst

Warm humid conditions prevailed over the gentle undulations of the scenic Penshurst trail run on Sunday 17th July, with most members opting for the 9.7ish mile route and the post-run coffee. As usual Jim Knight provided water and support en route, although the fast group were too quick for him at one point! The next trail run, the last currently scheduled, is from St Katharine's Church, Knockholt on Sunday 7th August. Trail run details are here.