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February Update -Part 1 – 13/02/2020

AGM

 

Thanks to everybody who attended the AGM on February 6th.  Your new committee is:-

 

Rob Kerr Chairman

Andy Stickley Vice Chair

Treasurer Sophie Dale

Membership Mike Fisher

Secretary Katy Andrews

General Committee members:-

Jamie Bagnall , Alan Bowen, Emma Nelson, Sarah Rendell, Emma Nelson, Jenny McBain, Annelies Henshall, Jonathon White, Steph Fisher,

John Nelson, Ellie Dommett, Lisa Ward, Marion Harris, Simon Best

 

Roles such as kit, communication, XC  etc will be determined over the next few weeks and published on the committee page on the club website.

 

 

Cross Country  Sunday March 1st

 

The last event in this years fixtures will be held at Henley Showground.  Nearest postcode RG9 3AS.

 

For any new members who want to run but are not registered, please reply to this email before Friday 21st February.

 

For the rest of you Im hoping you know the drill by now.

 

If you want to lift share please use the clubs facebook page to arrange this amongst yourselves.

 

We do need to supply a marshal for this event so if you are not running and would like to volunteer please reply to this email.

Im away for this one so we also require a couple of volunteers to erect/dismantle the tent.

 

 

Curry Night Saturday March 7th

 

A long overdue curry night will be on Saturday 7th March at Shakills in Bicester town centre.  If you would like to attend please email Adrian on adrianweeks@hotmail.co.uk before Saturday 22nd so he can confirm numbers.

 

London Marathon Coach  Sunday April 26th

 

Come and watch sub 2 hour record holder Kipchoge take on Bakelli, Mo Farah and Alchesters finest.

The club will be providing a coach once again to this years event.  The coach (with toilet) will pick you up from the sports centre and drop you off at the start line. There will also be a second drop in London for spectators.  The coach will then be waiting for you adjacent to the finish line on the Mall.  All members, their family and friends are welcome.  Prices are £15 for members and family.  £20 for non-members.

Seats are filling up fast so get your name down soon if you intend on coming along.

 

If you would like to book a seat please email Wendy at w_hunter1@sky.com

 

 

Ridgeway Relay  Sunday June 28th

 

The club will be entering a couple of teams in this years Ridgeway Relay.  Each team consists of 10 runners.  Between them they will run the 89 miles of the Ridgeway starting from Ivingnhoe Beacon and finishing in Marlborough.  The 89 miles is spilt into 10 legs of varying between 6 to 11 miles with each team member running one leg each.  The route is scenic, hilly and off road.  It is not marshalled so a map, common sense and a couple of practice runs prior to the event is a requirement.  Dont let this put you off, this is our 12th year and we havent got lost yet.

 

Dont worry about teams we will sort this nearer the time.

 

If you are interested in taking part or would like more information please reply to this email.

 

You can read the 2019 race pack by following this link.

 

 

Club Championship

 

The fixtures and latest table can be seen on the club website page here

 

The forthcoming events are.

 

Winslow 10k  February 23rd

Henley Cross Country  March 1st

 

Looking a bit further ahead:-

Banbury 15  March 15th Great event if you are marathon training.

White Horse Half April 5th  Enter early.  The event will sell out.

 

Thursday Tail Runner

Over the past few weeks weve had an experienced lead runner with the slower group.  This is to ensure nobody is left to run alone, the new members get to know the route and they have the opportunity to have coaching within a small group.  We have had a positive feedback from this so we intend for this to continue for the foreseeable future.

 

Club Website

Just a reminder that these emails are copied onto the news section on the club website if you need to refer back for information.


January update part 3 – 29/01/2020

Cross Country – This Sunday

 

The next event is at Lawns park, Swindon on February 2nd.  Nearest postcode SN3 1EL

 

Men start at 11:20 – 8.5k approx.

Women start at 12:00 – 6.5k approx.

 

http://www.oxonxc.org.uk/


We will do a car share for this one so be ready to leave from the back of the sports centre at 9:50am sharp.

 

 

AGM - Thursday February 6th

 

The AGM will take place after training in the sports centre on Thursday February 6th at 20:30pm.  Everybody is welcome to come along.  Domino’s pizza & drinks provided.

 

 

Club Championship’s

 

The fixtures and latest table can be seen on the club website page here

 

The forthcoming events are.

 

Swindon Cross Country – February 2nd

Winslow 10k – February 23rd

Henley Cross Country – March 1st

 

Looking a bit further ahead:-

Banbury 15 – March 15th Great event if you are marathon training.

White Horse Half April 5th – Enter early.  The event will sell out.

 

 

London Marathon Coach

 

The club will be providing a coach to this year’s event.  The coach (with toilet) will pick you up from the sports centre and drop you off at the start line.  It will then be waiting for you adjacent to the finish line on the Mall.  All members, their family and friends are welcome.  Prices are £15 for members and their family.  £20 for non-members.

 

If you would like to book a seat please email social@alchester-runningclub.co.uk

 

 

London Marathon Ballot Place 2021

 

The club receive one entry into the London Marathon.  If you would like to apply for next years you must:-

  • Have rejection email from main ballot
  • Have volunteered for us at least twice. Typically this would be marshalling at events (such as XC, Moto-vation, Road relays, Andy Reading, Alchester 5K) but could include other key activities such as setting up a social run  or XC or contributing to other key activities. Marshalling a Parkrun Takeover can be used for one of your two events. 
  • Have represented us in at least five club champs events, which may include one parkrun
  • Not have won the ballot the previous year (2020)

 

 

Social Event - Exmoor National Park – Endurance Life Saturday 4th April

 

Four distances are available from 10k – ultra.  All events are off road.  For more info https://www.endurancelife.com/exmoor

There are currently a handful of Alchester members attending.  The plan is to drive down Friday evening, run Saturday and return Sunday.  Feel free to join us for the weekend or just come along for the race.  Each event is reaching capacity so don’t hang around if you want to take part.

For more information email social@alchester-runningclub.co.uk

 

 

Curry Night – Saturday March 7th

 

A long overdue curry night will be on Saturday 7th March in Bicester town centre (venue TBD).  If you would like to attend please email Adrian onadrianweeks@hotmail.co.uk


 

On behalf of

Alchester RC


January update part 2 – 16/01/2020

Adderbury Cross Country Well done to those that ran at Adderbury and congratulations to the men’s team who went away with county medals. Colin, Paul, Chris & Rich were second county team and first vet’s team. The next event is at Lawns park, Swindon on February 2nd. Nearest postcode SN3 1EL Men start at 11:20 – 8.5k approx. Women start at 12:00 – 6.5k approx. http://www.oxonxc.org.uk/ For those that haven’t entered it’s free to take part but you do need to let us know in advance so we can register you. Reply to this email before Thursday 23rd Jan. With just two races left let’s try and finish the season off with a big attendance at both. We will do a car share for this one so be ready to leave from the back of the sports centre at 9:50am sharp. AGM - Thursday February 6th The AGM will take place after training in the sports centre on Thursday February 6th at 20:30pm. You are all welcome to come along. Domino’s pizza provided. Club Nights We are back to normal now on both Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. With a new year comes new members so please make them welcome and make sure nobody is left to run alone on a Thursday. Club Championship’s The fixtures and latest table can be seen on the club facebook page & the club website. The forthcoming events are. Swindon Cross Country – February 2nd Winslow 10k – February 23rd Henley Cross Country – March 1st Looking a bit further ahead:- Banbury 15 – March 15th Great event if you are marathon training. White Horse Half April 5th – Enter early. The event will sell out. Ridgeway Relay – Sunday June 28th The club will be entering a couple of teams in this year’s Ridgeway Relay. Each team consists of 10 runner’s. Between them they will run the 89 miles of the Ridgeway starting from Ivingnhoe Beacon and finishing in Marlborough. The 89 miles is spilt into 10 legs of distances varying between 6 to 11 miles with each team member running one leg each. The route is scenic, hilly and off road. It is not marshalled so a map, common sense and a couple of practice runs prior to the event is a requirement. Don’t let this put you off this is our 12th year and we haven’t got lost yet. If you are interested in taking part or would like more information please reply to this email. You can read the 2019 race pack by following this link. London Marathon Once again the club will be providing a coach to this year’s event. The coach will pick you up from the sports centre and drop you off at the start. It will then be waiting for you adjacent to the finish line on the Mall. All members, their family and friends are welcome. More details on how to book in the next update. Quiz Night – Friday February 7th Simon Poole is arranging a quiz night at Bicester Rugby Club at 7:30pm. If you would like to take part contact simon@townchurchbicester.org.uk On Behalf of Alchester RC

December Part 2 – 19/12/2019

Andy Reading 10k

 

 

Thanks to everybody who helped make this event take place.  It’s these events that put funds into the club. We also managed to raise valuable cash for two local charities, Alexandra house of joy and Bicester homeless.

 

 

Great to see so many of you running and a few winning prizes.

 

 

Cross Country

 

Up next is Adderbury on January 5th.  With the event just up the road and no marshal requirements hopefully we will see as many of you as possible.

 

If you've lost your number or don't have one don't worry we will distribute them on the day.

 

 

Oxford Half

 

 

Sophie has reserved 50 entries for Alchester members. If you would like a place, please message her or email sophiedale1980@yahoo.com and  you will added to the list

 

 

Forthcoming Club Championship Fixtures

 

Adderbury Cross Country - Sunday January 5th

 

 

Christmas Opening Hours

 

Tuesday speed sessions have now finished until the new year. Next session will be January 7th.

 

Last Thursday session this year is tonight December 19th. Back to normal on January 2nd.

 

If you fancy a run over the festive period share a post on the Alchester Facebook page.


December Part 1 – 05/12/2019

Andy Reading 10k This Sunday 8th December

 

On the day entries are available until we reach capacity.  Please arrive early for entry.

Race starts at 10:30am – Race HQ Chesterton OX26 1TH

£15.  Cash is the only form of payment accepted.

 

 

A huge thanks to those that have volunteered to help please see Tuesday's email for details.

 

 

Christmas Opening Hours

 

Last Tuesday session will be December 17th. Back to normal on January 7th.

Last Thursday session will be December 19th. Back to normal on January 2nd.

 

 

Kit

 

We have 5 anniversary shirts left free of charge for those that don't already have one.  First come first served. 

 

Male Large x1

Male XL x2

Male XXL x2

 

Contact ajstickley@yahoo.com.

 

We also have:-

 

Blue Hoodies (Red Logo) £7.50

Small x2

 

White Long Sleeve Shirt £5

Large x2

Extra Large X2

 

For hoodies, long sleeve shirts or any other kit contactstewartwells1366@gmail.com

 

 

Cross Country

 

Three male teams and three female team made the trip over to Cirencester for a challenging course.  Well done all that ran and a big thanks to Rach Bowen & Claire Court for marshalling.  Results and team standings can be found here

 

Up next is Adderbury on January 5th.  With the event just round the corner and no marshal requirements hopefully we will see as many of you as possible.

 

Normal rules apply.  If you've already signed up you DO NOT need to sign up again just come along and run.  If you haven't registered yet please reply to this email and we can get you signed top for races 3,4 & 5.  If you've lost your number or don't have one don't worry we will distribute them on the day.

 

 

Forthcoming Club Championship Fixtures

 

Hooky Xmas Canter - Sunday December 15th

Adderbury Cross Country - Sunday January 5th



November Update Part 2 – 21/11/2019

Cross Country Sunday 1stDecember

Race 2 is at Cirencester park on Sunday December 1st  (postcode GL7 6JT).  Superb course in the gardens of this historic country estate.  Mud, hills and tree roots are all guaranteed.

If you’ve already registered to run XC you DON’T need to sign up again.  Just bring your number from the first race and run.  If you HAVEN’T registered to take part in XC this season and you would like to run please reply to this email before Friday 22thNovember.  Number collection from the club tent on the day of the race.

If you would like to lift share look out for the posts on the club facebook page or don’t be afraid to ask.  We will leave from the back of the sports centre at 9:30am.

Men start at 11:20

Women start at 12:00

https://oxonxc.org.uk/

 

End Of Season Awards Night

Thanks to all involved in organising and attending another successful evening.  A selection photo’s can be seen on the club facebook page.

 2018/2019 Club Championship prizes go to:-

 

1st

2nd

3rd

Senior Ladies

Aleks Krzyzowska

Emma Nelson

Sam Suter

V35 Ladies

Ellie Dommett

Claire Court

Annelies Henshall

V45 Ladies

Clare Burnby

Stephanie Fisher

Kathryn Andrews

V55 Ladies

Caroline Kerr

Gillian Warson

Marion Harris

Senior Men

Christopher Lumley

Andrew Kelly

Vincente Bayliss

V40 Men

Gary Warland

Jonathan White

Alasdair Kerr

V50 Men

Simon Best

Stephen Sangar

Steve Bowen

V60 Men

Rob Kerr

Jon Burgess

 

V70 Men

David Basham

Nigel Lambert

 

Full 2018/19 results can be seen on the website.

The awards voted by our membership go to:-

Female Runner of the year          Caroline Kerr

Male Runner of the year              Chris Lumley

Newcomer of the year                  Jonathan White

Most Improved Runner                Alan Bowen

Performance of the year              Richard Gould

Club Member of the year             Annelies Henshall & Richard Gould

Burekdale parkrun winner           Andrew Kelly

Volunteer of the year                    Rachel Bowen

 

Andy Reading 10k – Sunday December 8th

 

The Andy Reading Memorial 10km Road Race is hosted jointly by Alchester and Bicester AC. It is held in memory of Andy Reading, a former member of our Club. 

The course is a flat 10km on local roads around the village of Chesterton, near Bicester, and the route takes in RAF Weston on the Green. The race starts and finishes at the Bicester Sports Association HQ in Chesterton, OX26 1TE.

Entries are now open at https://race-nation.co.uk/register/andy-reading-10k/2019

 

If you would like to help out at the event there are many jobs available.  No experience required just some common sense and the ability to point which direction to run.

 

If you can help email races@alchester-runningclub.co.ukor make yourself known to Rob Kerr.

 

Club Championships Fixtures 2019/20

 

Forthcoming events included in the new fixtures include:-

Eynsham 10k – Sunday 24th November
Cirencester XC – Sunday 1st December
Hooky Christmas Canter – Sunday 15th December

All fixtures can be seen on the website by clicking here

 

Bourton-on-the-water 10k

 

Entries open on Sunday December 1st at 7am.

It’s not a club championship race but it is very popular.  It will sell out within a few hours so set the alarm enter the race then come over to Cirencester for the Cross Country.

 


November Update Part 1 – 07/11/2019

Cross Country

 

A huge thanks to everybody that helped at the weekend and made the event possible.  Marshal’s, course set up, course hare, tent set up etc etc.  These events wouldn’t take place without you so thanks again.

 

Well done to those that ran.  39 men and 18 women.  Results can be found at https://oxonxc.org.uk/

 

Race 2 is at Cirencester park on Sunday December 1st (postcode GL7 6JT).  The course is very different to Bicester Heritage with mud, hills and tree roots guaranteed.  Car share details nearer the time. Some of us will be stopping on the way back for food, if you care to join.  Location TBC.

 

If you’ve already registered to run XC you DON’T need to sign up again.  Just bring your number from the first race and run.  If you HAVEN’T registered to take part in XC this season and you would like to run please reply to this email before  22th November.

 

Awards Night – This Saturday 7pm - John Paul Centre – Causeway Bicester (OX26 6AW)

 

CASH ONLY BAR

Please arrive by 19:00

Food served from 19:30

CASH ONLY BAR

There is free parking at the venue, The barrier will be up on arrival.

Warm up drinks at FAQ 18:15 but please don’t be late to JPC.

Event due to finish at 23:30.

CASH ONLY BAR

 

Andy Reading 10k – Sunday December 8th

 

The Andy Reading Memorial 10km Road Race is hosted jointly by Alchester and Bicester AC. It is held in memory of Andy Reading, a former member of our Club. 

The course is a flat 10km on local roads around the village of Chesterton, near Bicester, and the route takes in RAF Weston on the Green. The race starts and finishes at the Bicester Sports Association HQ in Chesterton, OX26 1TE.

Entries are now open at https://race-nation.co.uk/register/andy-reading-10k/2019

 

If you would like to help out at the event there are many jobs available.  No experience required just some common sense and the ability to point which direction to run  J

 

If you can help please email races@alchester-runningclub.co.uk or make yourself known to Rob Kerr.    

 

Club Championship Fixtures 2019/20

 

The 2019/20 club championship has started.  All fixtures can be seen on the website by clicking here

 

Don’t forget we have a group page on facebook and also use twitter

 

On behalf of

Alchester RC


October Update Part 2 – 24/10/2019

London Marathon Opportunity

Good luck to those who managed to get through the official ballot.  To those that didn’t you have a second chance by using the clubs entry, providing you meet the following criteria:-

  • Have rejection email from official ballot.
  • Have volunteered for the club at least once. Typically this would be marshalling at events (such as XC, Moto-vation, Road relays, Andy Reading, Alchester 5K) but could include other key activities such as setting up a social run, XC or contributing to other key club activities. If you are not sure whether you meet this just explain why you think you meet the criteria in your email.
  •  Have represented us in at least four club champs events, which may include one parkrun.
  • Not have won the club ballot in the previous year (i.e.had the club place for the 2019 marathon).

The successful winner will be drawn at the end of season presentation on November 9th.

Email nelson.emma@hotmail.co.uk by the end of Friday 25th October.

 

End of Season Party – Saturday November 9th

 

 

If you haven’t signed up yet please do so ASAP so we can confirm catering numbers.


3 course meal, band, bar, awards and the London Marathon Ballot draw.  Tickets are £25 per person (heavily subsidised by the club).  Partners, friends and family are all welcome.  If you would like to sit with certain people please let us know.

Payment is encouraged via BACS.  Sort Code 30-90-77 Account 00792184 please use reference awards 19 and your name.  If you would prefer to pay cash make yourself known at club sessions.

 

More details or seating requests contact social@alchester-runningclub.co.uk

 

Awards Voting

Along with the club championship awards, the awards voted for by club members will be presented at the End of Season Party.

You can vote online until Friday 25th October: https://kcliop.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eKGzr58QvQ33XDv

Please vote in as many categories as you can, although you don’t need to vote in all of them to submit the survey.

 

Cross Country – Sunday November 3rd - Bicester Heritage

 

Our friends at Bicester AC will be hosting the first race at Bicester Heritage.  The race also forms part of the club championship so we would like to see as many runners as possible.  If you didn’t register to run and you would like to know what XC is all about feel free to come along on the day to spectate.

 

The club would like to offer support to Bicester AC so if you are not running and can spare a couple of hours please let us know by replying to this email.  Your help will be greatly received.

 

We are required to provide one marshal.  We will do this by sharing the role in smaller stints so this will allow people to run in their own event.  If you feel you can help please reply to this email.

 

Men’s race starts at 11:20 – 8.5k

Women's race starts at 12:00 – 6.5k

 

Runners:-

 

At the first race you will need to collect your number from the Alchester team tent.  Please arrive in plenty of time for this!

 

If you haven’t run XC before it’s free to run but you will need to wear the white club vest or shirt (not the anniversary shirt).  If you require a shirt contact stewartwells1366@gmail.com.  Stewart will also bring a selection of shirts on race day.

Cakes, biscuits, coffee and tea will be provided from the Alchester tent after the ladies race.  Any contributions will be happily eaten.

Further details of races and times can be found at  https://oxonxc.org.uk/

 

Marathon & Park Run Times - 2018/2019 Club Championship

 

If you've run a marathon in the current club championship year (ending October 31st) please let Jenny know your time, race venue and date so the result can count towards your club championship points.  Please don’t assume we already know your result.

 

Jenny has pulled the parkrun times together for the past 12 months.  Please use this link to check both marathon and park runs times.  If you are not registered as Alchester on parkrun your time may have been missed so please check and let Jenny know.

 

Email jenniferpyper36@hotmail.com ASAP

 

Club Championships Fixtures 2019/20

 

Next season’s fixtures have been published on our facebook page.  They can also be seen on the website by clicking here


Get your marathon times in the club champs – 16/10/2019

Don't forget you can enter your best marathon time for the year into the club championships. To do this you need to email Jenny (jenniferpyper36@hotmail.com) the race details and your time. Remember this is part of the club champs so you must have run affiliated to Alchester.

Please make sure you send her the information by October 31st.


October Update Part 1 – 01/10/2019

 

Oxford Half Drinks � Sunday 13th October 

Good luck to everybody running on Sunday.  We intend to go for a few post-race drinks in Oxford.  Let�s meet at the marquee in the race village afterwards, feel free to come along.

End of Season Party � Saturday November 9th- (Action required)

The End of Season Party and Awards will be held on Saturday 9th November at the John Paul Centre, Bicester.  The venue is in the town centre so an easy walk for the majority of us.  If you intend on driving there is secure free parking at the venue.

There will be a 3 course meal, a band, a bar, awards presentation and the London Marathon Ballot draw.  Tickets are £25 per person.  Partners, friends and family are all welcome.  Please help us by letting us know your intentions to attend ASAP.

Payment is encouraged via BACS.  Sort Code 30-90-77 Account 00792184 please use reference awards 19 and your name.  If you would prefer to pay cash that�s fine please pay Emma Nelson, Annelies Henshall, Mike or Steph Fisher.

Contactsocial@alchester-runningclub.co.uk

London Marathon Opportunity

Good luck to those who managed to get through the official ballot.  To those that didn�t you have a second chance by using the clubs entry, providing you meet the following criteria:-

  • Have rejection email from official ballot.
  • Have volunteered for the club at least once. Typically this would be marshalling at events (such as XC, Moto-vation, Road relays, Andy Reading, Alchester 5K) but could include other key activities such as setting up a social run, XC or contributing to other key club activities. If you are not sure whether you meet this just explain why you think you meet the criteria in your email.
  •  Have represented us in at least four club champs events, which may include one parkrun.
  • Not have won the club ballot in the previous year (i.e.had the club place for the 2019 marathon).

The successful winner will be drawn at the end of season presentation on November 9th.

Email nelson.emma@hotmail.co.uk

Cross Country � (Action required)

Thanks to those that have already replied and would like to take part in this season�s cross country.  We are carrying out the block booking soon so can you please check the attached list to confirm we have included you.  If you would like to be added to the list simply reply to this email with a YES.

The club will be entering the Oxfordshire Cross Country League again this year.  All races are on the first Sunday of the month from November through to March with the men's and ladies races being separate. Men races are 8.5k and start at 11:20, the Ladies 6.5k and start at 12:00.

As a member of the club it�s free to run but we do need your consent to share your name, date of birth, gender age and EA number with Oxfordshire Athletics.  If you are happy with this and would like to take part in ANY of the cross country events please reply with a 'YES and your NAME� ASAP and we will make sure you are entered.

It�s also important to note that a race photographer will be taking photos at each event so if you don�t want your photo to be published then please indicate as "Photo � NO� in the same email.

We are required to provide one marshal at each race.  We will try and do this by sharing the role in smaller stints so this will allow people to run in their own event.  We will ask for volunteers closer to the event.

Club Championships

Next season�s fixtures have been published on our facebook page.  They can also be seen on the website by clicking here


 


September update - Part 2 – 29/09/2019

London Marathon Opportunity

To enter this year's London Marathon ballot (for the 2020 place) using the clubs entry you must:

  • Have rejection email from official ballot.
  • Have volunteered for the club at least once. Typically this would be marshalling at events (such as XC, Moto-vation, Road relays, Andy Reading, Alchester 5K) but could include other key activities such as setting up a social run, XC or contributing to other key club activities. If you are not sure whether you meet this just explain why you think you meet the criteria in your email.
  • Have represented us in at least four club champs events, which may include one parkrun.
  • Not have won the club ballot in the previous year (i.e.had the club place for the 2019 marathon).
The successful winner will be drawn at the end of season presentation on November 9th.
Email nelson.emma@hotmail.co.uk
 
Communication
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Cross Country
The club will be entering the Oxfordshire Cross Country League again this year.  All races are on the first Sunday of the month from November through to March with the men's and ladies races being separate. Men races are 8.5k and start at 11:20, the Ladies 6.5k and start at 12:00.


As a member of the club its free to run but we do need your consent to share your name, date of birth, gender age and EA number with Oxfordshire Athletics.  If you are happy with this and would like to take part in ANY of the cross country events please email Andy (ajstickley@yahoo.com) with a 'YES and your NAME' ASAP and we will make sure you are entered.
 
Even if you are undecided on whether to run or not don't be afraid to say YES.  It's super easy for us to enter everybody's name as a bulk entry for the whole series.  Our bulk entry will be submitted on October 18th so please reply before this date.
 
It's also important to note that a race photographer will be taking photos at each event so if you don't want your photo to be published then please indicate as "Photo -NO" in the same email.
 
We are required to provide one marshal at each race.  We will try and do this by sharing the role in smaller stints so this will allow people to run in their own event.  We will ask for volunteers closer to the event.
 
End of Season Party & Presentation SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9TH
The end of season party and presentation will be held on Saturday November 9th at the John Paul Centre, Bicester Town centre.  There will be a three course meal and a band.
More details to follow but save the date for now.

 


Weekly round up w/b 16/9/19 – 23/09/2019

 The annual  Longworth 10k took place last weekend. The event organized by the Longworth Runners to raise money for the Hinton and Longworth Education Fund (HALF) is multi terrain and takes in part of the Thames Path, finishing infant of Longworth Manor. Alchester runner Clare True was in top form winning the ladies race in a time of 42:16 and finishing 25th overall.

      A number of members travelled to North West Portugal to race in the Porto Marathon. Andy Stickley was first Alchester runner over the line in a finish time of 1:28::11, followed by chairman Rob Kerr 1:41:55. Caroline Kerr was first of the clubs ladies to complete the event in 1:51:08, finishing a fantastic 4th in her age group and narrowly missing out on a prize.

Other results results from the race.
Simon Best 1:48:46,  Adrian Prior 2:02;44,  Steph Fisher 2:04:52,  Emma Nelson 2:18:25 ,  Stewart Wells 2:19:30, Mike Fisher 2:29:19.

 

In other news, Jonathan White ran in the East Midlands half marathon, finishing in 1:46:02 and Pete Keaney raced in the Leighton 10 mile, completing the course in a time of 1:29:32.


Weekly round up w/b /9/19 – 23/09/2019

The Berlin Marathon took place at the weekend and the fast flat course didn't disappoint with    Ian Hunter producing another sub 3 hour marathon time, completing the course in 2:59:19. Peter Kearny also raced  finishing in a time of 4:11:12 a new personal best.  The big news from the event was Kenenisa Bekele winning in a time of 2:01:41, just 2 seconds short of Kipchoge's world record.

 Local events the Blenheim half marathon and 10k took place. The Hilly courses attracted a number of Alchester runner, with Alan Hine being first back in a time of 2:06:39. Tina Hawkins also ran completing in 2:13:21 followed by Gillian Warson 2:24:05 and Sophie Grose 2:28:21. 
In the 10k Steph Fisher was first home in 53:26 with Julia Ball close behind in 54:50 and Julie Pringle 1:20:56

Jenny McBain was back in action this week racing at the Robin Hood Half (after a bit of parkrun tourism). She finished the challenging course in a time of 1:37:35.
 
Next up is the Hanney 5, part of the clubs championships, there are only a few places likely to be available on the day so book one now while you can !

Weekly round up w/b /9/19 – 23/09/2019

The Berlin Marathon took place at the weekend and the fast flat course didn't disappoint with    Ian Hunter producing another sub 3 hour marathon time, completing the course in 2:59:19. Peter Kearny also raced  finishing in a time of 4:11:12 a new personal best.  The big news from the event was Kenenisa Bekele winning in a time of 2:01:41, just 2 seconds short of Kipchoge's world record.

 Local events the Blenheim half marathon and 10k took place. The Hilly courses attracted a number of Alchester runner, with Alan Hine being first back in a time of 2:06:39. Tina Hawkins also ran completing in 2:13:21 followed by Gillian Warson 2:24:05 and Sophie Grose 2:28:21. 
In the 10k Steph Fisher was first home in 53:26 with Julia Ball close behind in 54:50 and Julie Pringle 1:20:56

Jenny McBain was back in action this week racing at the Robin Hood Half (after a bit of parkrun tourism). She finished the challenging course in a time of 1:37:35.
 
Next up is the Hanney 5, part of the clubs championships, there are only a few places likely to be available on the day so book one now while you can !

September update part 1 – 12/09/2019

End of Season Party & Presentation Saturday 9th November

The end of season party and presentation will be held on Saturday November 9th at the John Paul Centre, Bicester Town centre. More details to follow but save the date for now.

Mota-vation 2019 and 2020

 

Thanks to all who took part in the Mota-vation series, and especially to those who marshalled. We couldn't do it without you! Alchester had a fantastic turnout, and some great results both for individuals and teams. Well done all! The organisers have also asked us to pass on their thanks to everybody for making the series a success, and particularly for bearing with them with the required last minute changes etc. 

If anybody who entered or marshalled hasn't yet had their slate coaster then see Alan on a Tuesday or Thursday club evening.

For those who are super-organised, provisional dates for next year's series are:

30th April, 7pm, Charlton-on-Otmoor

28th May, 7.30pm, Bletchingdon

25th June, 7.30pm, Combe I

30th July, 7.30pm, Combe II

27th August, 7pm, Stratfield Brake

Anniversary Training Shirt & Club Kit

 

If you have recently joined the club and havent collected your free anniversary shirt make yourself known to Andy Stickley at a club night.

If you require a club vest or shirt for events please contact Stewart. We also have discounts on hoodies and long sleeved shirts.  For more information including contact details please see our Kit Pages.

Club Training Sessions

Tuesday

We are back at Gavray drive, Langford village.  Meet at 6:50pm for a 7pm start.  Great turn out this week with 42 in attendance.

Thursday

We are back on the winter routes.  Meet at the back of the sports centre at 6:50 for a 7pm start as usual.

Maps for the sessions can be found here.

Club Championship Events This season & next

 

Woodstock 12  Saturday 14th September

Hanney 5 Sunday 6th October

*** Eynsham 10k Sunday 24thNovember *** (next seasons club championship fixture)

Next seasons fixtures will be out soon but what we can announce is that Eynsham 10k & Hooky xmas canter will both be included.  Please note entries to Eynsham 10k become live on Sunday 15th.  This is a fast 10k event and usually sells out quickly.

Other Local Events

Twyford Trot 5k Multi Terrain - Sunday 22nd September http://www.communitycontact.co.uk/news/the-twyford-trot-2019/
Pangbourne 10k - Sunday 22nd September
Kirtlington 7miles or 5k - Sunday 29th September


Weekly Results and News Round Up – 19/03/2019

It was a busy week for members, travelling to various race venues to compete.
  

Sunday saw the annual Banbury 15 take place and as part of the clubs championships, the hilly course saw a number of members competing. The race was eventually won by James Bolton but there were some great performances from Alchester members. Paul Leverton was 6th overall in a time of 1:31:21, also bagging the 2nd senior male prize and proving on he is on good form for the upcoming London Marathon. Next back was Neil Greig in 1:35:21 finishing 11th overall, with Shaun O'Gorman following in 1:42:35. Edwina Colclough was first lady home for the club in 1:50:23, picking up the 2nd V35 prize.

The Milton Keynes Festival of running was happening last weekend and saw members take part in the 20 mile, Half marathon and 10k events.  Paul Swanton was 10th overall in the half marathon in an impressive 1:21:07 while Pete Kearney ran the 20 mile course in 3:14:19. Most Alchester participants however, ran the 10k with Jonathan White first to cross the line in a new personal best time of 47:45. 
Other participants in the 10k.
A HIne 51:18, J Pringle 1:14:08, S Fisher 1:21:21

Three members took their  Alchester vest international and travelled to Lisbon to run the Lisbon Half Marathon. Chris Lumley clocked a new personal best time of 1:19:50, with Rob Kerr 1:35:34 and Caroline Kerr 1:47:16.

Other results

Fleet Half Marathon
Richard Gould  1:18:05

Bath Half Marathon
Tess Browning 2:13:49

Reading Half Marathon
A Stickley 1:21:23, E Nelson 2:05:07, A Henshall 2:05:24
 
Please keep a look out for emails regarding upcoming events, Country Relays, Motavation Series and The Ridgeway Relay. All three events are great fun !!

Please be aware that memberships are due for renewal and will need to be completed prior to entry to the above events


Weekly Round up – 11/03/2019

Sunday saw enthusiastic members travelling to Seaton in Devon to run The Grizzly event. Runners could chose 'The Cub' which covers 10 miles or the full 'Grizzly' 20 miler. Both courses take on the rugged and hilly Devon coastline, which was made even tougher with the weekends windy weather. Tom Woodruff was first to finish the 20 mile Grizzly course in a time of 2:44:02 and finishing an impressive 39th overall. Well done to Georgina Newell was next back in 4:23:41 with Nigel Lambert (5:14:32) and Katy Andrews (5:22:27)  to follow. Two runners took on "The Cub" Tina Hawkins 2:19:57 and Lisa Horwood (2:32:39).

Four runners braved the stormy weather conditions to take part in the Vitality Big Half held in London. Andy Stickley was first to finish for the club in a time 1:23:23, with chairman Rob Kerr next, finishing in 1:37:15, 5th over all in his age group. Caroline was back in action completing the course in 1:45:50 and Annelies Henshall (2:00:32).

The Inaugral Wendover Festival of Running took place on Sunday with 10K and Half marathon races taking place. The clubs Simon Bowen completed the hilly off road 10k course in 59:15. This looks like a great event for next year if you like your hills and trails


In other news, club chairman Rob Kerr handed over a cheque for £1550 to Mechelle Harris from Hummingbird Centre. Each year the club donates the surplus funds raised from the Andy Reading 10k race  to a local charity.  'We are delighted to be able to support the Hummingbird Centre for the third consecutive year " said Robert. The Hummingbird Centre is a local charity that provides support in a calm environment for cancer patients and survivors.

Weekly Round up – 03/03/2019

The final race of the Oxon Mail league took place at Henley on Thames on Sunday. The course was new and by far the toughest, it was pretty technical and comprised of steep climbs and descents made more interesting by the wet and muddy conditions. 
  The men were first to take to the brutal course with Richard Gould on fine form coming in first for the club in 41:33, with team mates Andy Stickley (43:33) and Chris Lumley (43:34) battling for 2nd and 3rd home. Richard Francis (44:45), Shaun O'Gorman (45:30) and Francis Varney (48:38) followed, to complete the mens A team. 
      The women were next to run and were led home by Sam Usher ( 41:27). Caroline Kerr( 44:37), and Claire Court (44:46) battled to take the next spots in the ladies A team, with Sam Suter on their heels with a time of 44:54.

      Big congratulations prizes to  Caroline Kerr who bagged 2nd overall in series in the V55 category with  Sam Usher 3rd in the V45 competition. For the men, Rob also placed 3rd v60 in the series with Rich Gould just missing out in 4th in the V40s and Shaun 4th in the V50 cat.
 
In Other news we had 3 runners at Stowe 12k where Ed Colclough won the first lady trophy coming in just behind Matt Thatcher, new member Jonathan White also came in under the hour.
 
Next race up in the club championships id Banbury 15, a great marathon warm up or for those who just like hills ...  

Weekly round up – 25/02/2019

The weekend saw local race the Winslow 10k take place. The picturesque and undulating course saw a large number of Alchester runners in attendance as the race is part of our club championships. Chris Lumley was on excellent form finishing 3rd overall in a time of 36:07. He was followed by Neil Grieg who ran a personal best time of 37:07 and Colin Hornby 39:11.  Sam Usher was the first Alchester lady home in a time of 41:42, [placing 3rd lady overall and 1st in the V45 category.  The updated club champs scores can be found on the website. 

Three runners, travelled to Bourton on the Water to run the popular flat and fast 10k event. Richard Gould finished in a time of 36:19, with Claire Court 45:31 and Nigel Lambert 55:17 also competing.

In other news, Paul Leverton bagged a new personal best at Wokingham half marathon, running a spectacular 1:18:34. Sarah Rendell took 2nd lady at the hilly,  Carsington 10k in a time of 43:08 and Simon Poole competed in the tough Baldock Beast half marathon, he finished in a time of 1:33;03 placing 23rd overall.
 
 
Next up is the final round of the Oxon Mail XC league at new Course Henley. We have several runners who are hoping to bag age group prizes .


Round up – 11/02/2019

Saturday saw the final round of the Chiltern Cross Country League held at Campbell park, Milton Keynes.  Alchester had 2 runners in action this weekend, with Simon Worfolk first to compete covering the undulating 7.9 km course in 38:25. Liz French ran for the ladies in the final race of the day on a well churned 5.3km circuit in a time of 29:42, giving her a new course PB.

Event 2 of the Stowe winter trail run series took place on Sunday, with a 6k and a 12k event. Alchesters Rob Evans and Andy Kelly took on the 12k race with Evans finishing in a time of  58:34 and finishing 30th overall with Kelly completing in a time of 1:08:18. Steve Bowen ran the shorter 6k loop, his debut race for the club, finishing in 29:42.

Weekly round up W/C 31 December – 08/01/2019

Sunday was the 3rd round of the Oxford Mail cross country league take place at Shotover Country Park.   The event  incorporated the County Championships and saw 49 Alchester runners turn out to run. Chris Lumley was on top form finishing 28th overall and being first home for the mens team in a time of 33:54. He was closely followed by Richard Gould 34:46, Colin Hornby 34:50, James Wright 34:52 and Paul Leverton 35:03 with David Ingram 35:57 and Richard Francis making up the A team and putting them 3rd in the A division . But it was John Nelson who took the clubs only county medal winning V60 gold in a time of 37:06.

The ladies were next to take to the shorter course, Claire Court was the first lady home in 32:45, closely followed by Sam Suter 33:14. Caroline Kerr was next home in 34:39 to complete the ladies A team. 
 
Full results can be found on the website results page.

W/C 19th November – 19/11/2018

This weekend saw two Alchester members take on the Escape from Meriden challenge.  Nicky Haynes and Jen Page started at Meriden (the centre point of England) at 12 midnight on Friday and needed to travel by foot as far from the start point as they could. The distance counted was as the crow flies NOT the distance the pair covered on foot, the event is self navigated and self supported and if this was not hard enough the two were attached together at the wrist by a 2kg chain. Nicky and Jen made their way south on roads and canal tow paths and  after 17 hours finished  in Kidlington having covered almost 70 miles and 43 as the crow flies from their original destination earning them a silver medal for their amazing effort. 

In other news, Saturday saw the clubs Mary Saunders run The Kendal Mountain Festival Trail 10k in 1:08:48. The  tough course started with a run up Beast Banks and continued with undulating climbing and a steep technical descent, including muddy cobbles. 

Mike Elms ran The Dirt Trail Half held in Leighton Buzzard in 1:50:38 a new Trail personal best time.

Sunday saw more runners from the club in action with Mike Fisher running the Gosport Half Marathon in 2hours and 4 minutes a massive 20 minutes off his previous personal best and bringing him closer to the sub 2 hour marker.

Four runners also competed at Rugged Radnage, a trail 10km which takes place on a beautiful course through the Chiltern trails and includes 2 brutal hills. First back was Graham Hill in a time of 46:16 placing 25th over all, followed by Simon Best 48:52, Sam Suter 52:36 and Claire Court 55:20.

Well done to Natasha Chamberlain who has reached her 50th parkrun. 


Weekly round up W/C 5th November – 09/11/2018

A quiet week on the racing front, however this week did see the annual Alchester Awards Dinner hosted by Richard Hallett at St Georges Barracks. Thank you to the social committee for organising another fantastic evening.

Here is a round up of the winners

 

Most Improved

Andrew Kelly  

 

 

Performance of the year

Annelies Henshall & Emma Nelson (14 half marathons in 14 months)

 

 

Male Runner of the year

Chris Lumley

 

 

Female Runner of the year

Sam Suter

 

 

New Comer

Alan Bowen

 

 

Club member of the year

Gary Warland

 

The Burkedale parkrun trophy

 Katy Andrews


 


 


 


 

 

 


 

 



Weekly round up WC 29 Oct – 04/11/2018

Oxon Xc round 1 

The weekend saw the first round of the Oxford mail cross country league held at newbury show ground.  Alchester had a great turn out and were ready to compete against the other clubs in the county. The men went first to take on 3 loops of the flat fast course, covering a distance of 8.5k. It was Chris Lumley who crossed the line first for the club in 33:39, with Paul Leverton (33:49) and Richard Gould (29:33:50) battling it out to cross the line in 2nd and 3rd for the club. They were closely followed by James Wright and Andy Stickley who along with Richard Francis and Shaun O'Gorman made of Alchesters A team and placing them in a strong 3rd team position at the start of the series.

The ladies were next off the line taking on 2 laps of the course and a distance of 6.5k just as the rain started. Sam Usher was first back for the club finishing an impressive 23rd in a competitive county field. Sam Suter (29:48) and Claire Court(30:49) were next back to score for the ladies A team. There were also strong performances for Caroline Kerr, Georgina Newell and Steph Fisher who is returning from injury.
 
Excellent cake as always, supplied by Master baker Mike Fisher ! If you have a reusable cup it would be great if you could bring it along for the coffee in the tent at the end of the races in an attempt to be environmentally friendly !


In other news, the clubs Nick Barnett took to the streets of New York to run the city's marathon. The conditions were near perfect at 15c and sunny and despite the hills Nick finished the course in a strong 4:44:48.  The mens race was won by Lelisa Desisa in 2:05:59  and Mary Keitany took the ladies title in a time of 2:22:48, her fourth victory in the event.



weekly round up WC 15/10/18 – 21/10/2018

Abingdon Marathon

Last weekend saw two Alchester runners compete in the Abingdon Marathon.  Ian Hunter completed the fast, flat course in 2:56:41, making this his 12th sub 3 you marathon, placing him 74th overall. It was also Ellie Dommetts 3rd marathon  and she ran the distance in 4:46:27.

Ampthill Trophy 10k 

Richard Francis was in action at the 'Ampthill Trophy' 10k cross country event on Sunday. The tough course covered 2 and a half laps hilly laps around Ampthill Park in Bedfordshire. Richard finished in a time of 42:23 and placing 14h overall .

 

Dorney Lake Duathlon 

Mike Elms represented the club in the Dorney  Duathlon, the event included a 5k run  followed by a 20km  cycle finishing with a second 5k run all around the beautiful lake. Mike completed the race in 1:20 finishing a solid 17th and 6th in his age group.

 

Blenheim 5k

 Finally, well done to Fiona Warland who continues her comeback and completed the Blenheim 5k held around the grounds of the estate.





Weekly roundup – 08/10/2018

Loch Rannoch 

Caroline Kerr was first lady at the Loch Rannoch half marathon last weekend, she completed the undulating course along the south shore of the stunning Scottish loch in a time superb time  of 1:41:06. Rob  also ran and picked up the 1st V60 prize in a time of 1:33:58, a new personal best.
Well done to you both !

Hanney 5
The weekend also saw a small group of Alchester runners venture out in the torrential rain to  run the Hanney 5 mile to make sure they bagged points in the last of club championship races ! The fast, flat course around the Oxfordshire countryside was the county 5 mile championship event and also part of the Oxon GP series.
Jamie Bagnell was first back finishing 8th over all and 3rd senior in an impressive time of 29:47. Shaun O'Gorman is back on form and was next home in a time of 30:49 and took the 3rd V50 county medal.
 First back for the ladies was Sam Usher (33:12) who took silver in the  V45 cat and along with Claire Court (34:57) and Sam Suter( 36:37) the ladies also took 3rd team overall .
The course also saw PBs for Simon Best 34:02, Claire Burnby 43;05 and Katy Andrews 47:24 with strong runs from Gary Warland 34:19 and Nigel Lambert 43:26.
 
Chiltern XC league
Saturday saw the return of the Chiltern Cross Country League with the first event taking place at Shotover. Three eager runners looking for some early practice took part.
Nick Lawrence participated in the ladies event finishing well within the top third in a time of  26:33.
For the men, it was Richard Francis and Simon Worfolk who took on the 8.5k hilly course.
Richard putting in a solid performance to finish in a time of 36:15 and Simon  in 42:47.

The next fixture is 12 November, Teardrop Lakes, Milton Keynes
 
Link to future Chiltern League fixtures 

http://www.chilternccl.co.uk/results.htm 
 
Wimbledon Trail Half
Finally Tina Hawkins travelled to London to run the Wimbledon Trail Half. The Hilly and very muddy course around Wimbledon Common had the added attraction of a few wombles to help her out and finishing the tough run in a time of 2hours and 40 minutes. This event also has an awesome medal to make it worth your while !

Weekly Round Up (wc 1/08/18) – 08/10/2018

Chicago Marathon
Well done to Alchester runner Neil Greig who  took on the Chicago Marathon this weekend.  The windy City certainly lived up to its name but this didn't prove a problem for Neil, who ran a very strong race, completing the gruelling 26.2 miles in 03:10:46 a time very close to his PB and with negative splits !  Neil ran the marathon to raise funds for playground and sports facilities at local school Launton Primary
   Neils fund raising page is https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/neil-greig4        
  
Chicago also saw Sir Mo Farah take his first marathon victory after a push in the final few hundred metres, that left Ethiopia’s Mosinet Geremew,  the fastest man in the field, unable to keep up. Farah finished in a new European record time of 2:05:11.



Oxford Half
The weekend saw one of Oxfordshires biggest running events take place, the Virgin Oxford Half Marathon. A large number of Alchester runners took part and there were plenty of personal bests achieved. The club was once again led home by Chris Lumley who completed the fast flat course in 1:19:53 with a finishing place of 79th overall, with Colin Hornby 1:20:03 and Andy Stickley 1:20:12 close behind.
Sam Usher was once again first lady for the club 1:28:20 and Edwina Colclough finishing in 1:32:27 a new PB. There were also personal bests for Graham Hill who ran under the 1hour 30 mark for the first time in 1:29:46, Alasdair Kerr 1:32:39, Steven Hopcroft 1;34;41, Alan Bowen 1:43:20 and Katy Andrews 2:08:32.

Fire Fighters XC
There were runners in action at several other events across the south, with success for Kevin French who competed in the Fire fighters Cross Country race held at Stowe, Kev finished the tough 5.3mile course in 36:24 bagging 2nd firefighter  in the V40 category and also being part of the winning team. Richard Francis also completed the course in 35:38 finishing as second placed guest.
 
Frieth Hilly 10k
 Shaun O'Gorman and Claire Court both took part in the Frieth Hilly 10k, a beautiful multi terrain race with over 500ft of elevation. Shaun finished in 10th spot over all and was the 1st vet 50 in a time of 41:20 winning a very nice buff !
 
Bournemouth Festival of Running
Richard Gould took part in the Bournemouth Festival of Running competing in the 10k, finishing in 36:58 and also the 5k completing the course in 18:34.
 
 

Please remember to forward any news you would like included before 9pm on Monday evenings.

Thanks
 




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Weekly report – 08/01/2018

Sunday was the 3rd round of the Oxford Mail cross country league take place at Shotover Country Park.   The event  incorporated the County Championships and saw 44 members turn out to run. Chris Lumley was on top form finishing 28th overall and being first home for the mens team in a time of 33:54. He was closely followed by Richard Gould 34:46, Colin Hornby 34:50, James Wright 34:52 and Paul Leverton 35:03 with David Ingram 35:57 and Richard Francis making up the A team and putting them 3rd in the A division . But it was John Nelson who took the clubs only county medal winning V60 gold in a time of 37:06. There were 29 men in total who 

The ladies were next to take to the shorter course, Claire Court was the first lady home in 32:45, closely followed by Sam Suter 33:14. Caroline Kerr was next home in 34:39 to complete the ladies A team and take the county V55 bronze.
 
Full results can be found on the results page.

We're Back for 2018!!! – 02/01/2018

Club nights return this week 

Pace Improvement at Gavray Drive (and it's not mile reps!) on Tuesday 2nd Jan

Club night with some very welcome newcomers on Thursday 4th Jan


Notice of AGM - Thursday 8th Feb 2018 – 01/01/2018

This year's club AGM will take place on Thursday 8th February at the Sports Centre (20:30 after club runs)

Key committee posts to be filled (reminder all posts are up for re-election:

  • Honorary Chairperson 
  • Honorary Secretary

Other roles:

  • Kit Secretary

Full Agenda to follow 


Club Nights over coming weeks – 22/08/2017

With summer drawing to a close locations and info on Tuesday's & Thursday's over the next couple of weeks:

  • Thursday 24th Aug - Normal club night, back of sports centre (7pm start - final week of summer routes)
  • Tuesday 29th Aug - Chesterton (final session)
  • Thursday 31st Aug - No club night - final Motivation race at Marston (7pm start)
  • Tuesday 5th Sept - 'Hill' session at Langford Lane (just before you get to Wendlebury if coming from Bicester) - prompt 7pm start
  • Thursday 7th Sept - Normal club night, back of sports centre (7pm start -return to winter routes)
  • Tuesday 12th Sept - Pace improvement returns to Gavray Drive (7pm start)

Photos from the Alchester Summer 5k – 17/08/2017

Mark Lewy from Abingdon kindly took some photo's at Tuesday's Alchester Summer 5k Link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10203877027324212.1073741843.1776807959&type=1&l=3035dab1f0


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