Alchester Running Club organises a range of social events throughout the year. These include summer evening social runs held at local pubs in the area. In previous years, club members have visited Dublin to compete in a race and enjoy a weekend of sight seeing and socialising along with away weekends to Coniston and Hastings.
Jingle Bells Run 2021
Watch this space...
Join us on Thursday 16th December at 7pm (instead of our normal club run). We will be doing a social run together and visit the delights of Bicester's Christmas lights!
Who knows, there may even be a mulled wine en route or a drink in a pub after. Please join us for a bit of festive fun. Santa Suits / Christmas fancy dress encouraged! We will send out a separate email next week with more information.
Social Run - Preston Bissett
July Social Run
June Social Run
The first social event of the year will take place on Wednesday 2nd June in Fringford. We will start running promptly at 7pm so please meet on the green outside the village hall at 6.45pm so we can get people into groups and give instructions.
We will run 10k mainly off road and end up at The Butchers Arms for a drink and a catch up.
We have reserved tables outside for a group of 30. Unfortunately due to limitations of 6 we canâ€™t use the inside of the pub as a group. We usually ask the pub to arrange food but on this occasion we arenâ€™t so if you want to eat you will need to arrange this yourself on the night. Bring on the requests for bowls of chips!
For those that havenâ€™t been to one of our social runs before, the aim is purely to have a gentle run and a chat. There is no pressure on speed.
The current weather forecast looks good but please consider old or trail shoes and bring a spare set of clothes to keep warm after!
There is parking at the pub and in front of the village hall.
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 2nd June at 6.45pm.
The Social Committee
Easter Treasure Hunt 2021
Alchester Anniversary Family Day
You and your family are invited to the Alchester anniversary family day on Saturday July 20that the Black Bull Launton.
The day will commence with a 20km run/relay at 13:00hrs. You need to complete the 20km in teams of 2, 3 or 4 runners. Don?t worry about finding a team this can be arranged on the day. Feel free to encourage the whole family to run.
We have exclusive use of the garden and a large grassed open space next to the garden. This is where you will find our very own master Baker turned master chef for the day Mr Mike Fisher. Free food and a free drink will start from 15:30hrs.
In order to help us with food quantities could you please let us know how many will be coming (husband/wife/kids/mum/dad etc). If you have any special dietary requirements could you also let us know.
There are several ways to enter:
1. Follow this link;
2. Email email@example.com
3. Scan the QR code in this flyer
Summer Social Run
10km run from the Red Cow, Chesterton, 7pm start followed by pub grub and drinks.
£7.50 for basket food. Please let us know if you require food. You are also welcome to come along and run without the food option. If you are intending to come, please let us know of any dietary requirements.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
End of Season Party & Awards 2018
Annual Summer BBQ
This will be held on Saturday July 14th at The Black Bull, Launton.
This invitation is open to all members, partners and children.
Arrive from 1pm, food to be served around 3pm.
There are two aunt sally lanes and an outside bar so the usual fun and frolics are guaranteed.
Itâ€™s a social event without any running so leave your trainers at home and come for a burger and a few beers !
Please reply to this email to let us know if you are coming. The more the merrier !
Where:- The Black Bull Launton, 52 West End, Launton, OX26 5DG,
When:- July 14th 2018
Time:- Meet from 1pm food to be served around 3pm
Cost:- Food is free, you pay for your own drinks.
Duns Tew Social Run
We held our second social run of the year on Thursday June 21st from the beautiful village of Duns Tew.
The six mile route was a mixture of tracks roads and bridleways departing from The White Horse Inn. Thanks to Jon Burgess for planning the route.
This was instead of usual Thursday night from Bicester Sports Centre.
Where:- The White Horse Inn, Duns Tew, OX25 6JS, http://www.dunstewwhitehorse.co.uk/
When:- June 21st 2018
Social Run Otmoor
Venue : Otmoor Nature Reserve
Otmoor is a haven for wildlife in the heart of Oxfordshire. The visitor trail leads you alongside an expansive floodplain grazing marsh, home to wading birds and wildfowl year round.
Hedgerows, bustling with warblers and songbirds, and the rustling reedbed add to the immersive experience of being on the "moor".
You have an option of 4.5 miles flat around the Reserve (65% grass fields/ grass track/35% hard smooth track) or 6.5miles which includes 1mile downhill (start) then around the Reserve and guess what ? 1 mile back up HILL at the end ! (25% road 25% hard smooth track 50% grass)
Meet Abingdon Arms Beckley â€" car share wherever possible (use social media to buddy up) as spaces limited in village OX3 9UU www.theabingdonarms.co.uk
After the run, the pub will provide homemade burgers /wedges and salad (veggie version available if pre ordered ) â€" If itâ€™s a nice evening (odds on now it will be ) the view from pub garden is amazing
Bring tracksuit bottoms to cover up legs if you think yours may frighten the locals
Please reply to this email to let us know if you are coming , partners welcome either running or supporting or drinking (it's a social) â€" We need to let pub know numbers so prompt replies appreciated
This will be instead of usual Thursday night from Bicester Sports Centre
£10.00 per head if you require food
Meet 6.45pm for a grand depart at 7pm
The Social Committee
(Don't wear shiny new trainers you are VERY likely to get wet feet)
Jingle Bells Run
Jingle Bells run on Thursday 21st December with drinks at Brewers Fayre after.
Email email@example.com if going for drinks to ensure enough space is booked.
First Social of 2017
Hi everyone. Hope your running and other activities are going great. Just a quick food update on the First Alchester Social run of the 2017 season on Thursday 18th May at Red Lion Stratton Audley ( but no doubt you already know that part.. all going to plan). Food will be very nice indeed. Frank the Landlord has advised that it will be.
(if anyone has any special dietary needs can you drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Frank the landlord wants to look after us so is also leaving the marque up for our use in the Beer Garden at the Red Lion.
A few of our stalwart members have already been out running the recon last night and all looks good. Further course checks will be undertaken across the MultiTerrain 5.5k and 10k ish course before our social.
Unfortunately We could not get our friend Mo as our mystery guest but we have found a mystery sponsor for some spot prizes!
So if you have not yet confirmed your attendance can you please let us know by emailing email@example.com. Have a great weekend all .