Festive Season Events Guide


There’s plenty going on at this time of year but there is also lots of great running to be had to maintain your fitness or shed the guilt of one too many ports. Here’s a guide to what’s coming up:

Thursday 17th – Final Thursday night training session of 2015 – 6:30pm meet outside the club house as usual.

Sunday 20th – Christmas Curry at Monsoon 7pm (with pre-drinks at The Falcon from 6pm) – fully booked, see you there if you have already reserved a space!

Tuesday 22nd – Club Night Christmas social – 5km fun run, American Supper (please bring a plate of food!) and extra awards to be presented for 2015.

Saturday 26th – Boxing Day Fun Run 5.5miles (to Seaview) bring friends and family, the bar will be open post-run.

Monday 28th – Abominable Snowman Race – Off-road/Fell race over a challenging course. http://www.snowman10k.co.uk/

Tuesday 29th – Club night…Post Christmas 5 mile fun run.

Thursday 31st – Annual NYE run from Old Smithee in Godshill, 11am start for a 5km loop to the obelisk and back. Bring friends and family plus drinks and snacks for afterwards…this year running with the Godshill Massive group so there may be a longer route as well (or you can do multiple 5kms!).

Friday 1st January – New Year’s Day run from The Beach Hut Cafe, Bembridge up to Culver Down and back across the marshes. Approx. 7/8miles group run. 12pm meet.

Saturday 9th January – Hampshire Cross-Country Championships, Fairthorpe Manor nr Botley. Please enter online here http://www.hampshireathletics.org.uk/events/xcc.html before 30.12.15 and let me (Tom) know if you want to join the hover-coach transport with IWAC.

Saturday 16th January – Fixture 4 of Hants XC League, Prospect Park, Reading. Let myself or Sarah know if you are interested in this race, the men’s team have a real chance of promotion so please consider being part of the team for a great day out of running.

Sunday 17th January – Stubbington 10km race. Entries now full, transport TBA.

Sunday 24th January – Club Cross-country championships, 11am start at Smallbrook, this is fixture 1 in our annual series. Non-members very welcome to run but will not be part of the prizes.