Through Winter, Tuesday club runs are from the Rugby Club in Ambleside. You can park, leave kit in the club house, have a run and then make the most of the hot showers afterwards if you want to. The final one in 2018 is on 20th March.
The sessions start at 6.45pm and last for 45 mins to one and a half hours depending on which group you run with. This year there are two (or possibly more) distinct groups. New for 2017 is an organised steady group for those runners injured, knackered or new to the club, that want to go at a steadier pace. This is an inclusive group with a back marker and is great if you aren’t sure of the route or don’t want to ‘thrash it’ with the fasties. Additionally, as is traditional, there is usually a group taking on the “9 Hills of Ambleside” (hill rep session – hills of varying length and steepness all on tarmac) and occasionally a group heading for the trails/fells. A head torch and something high vis will be needed. The club Facebook group is a good place to sound out who is coming and what they are ‘up for’.
People will be in the Golden Rule for a pint afterwards
Club AGM will take place at the Badger Bar on Tuesday 5th December. Meet at Badger Bar car park for a run at 6.30pm. This will allow everyone to get a decent run in, get changed and be at the AGM at The Badger Bar for 8pm start. All welcome.
Club Handicap – affectionately known as The Kirkstone Dash will take place on Tues 12th December. All welcome (could be a good one for some of our older juniors to come and blow us all out of the water!). Essentially a handicapped (accurately allocated by Paul Knowles depending on your season, current form, how much you’re limping or just how much you pay him – only joking!) time trial up the road from the bottom of Kirkstone to the inn at the top. Meet at the salt box at 6.30pm. Prizes in the Rule afterwards. It hurts. A lot! Bring a head torch and something high vis.
The Summer schedule on the fells will start from 27th March 2018