Social Events

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.

End of Season Party & Awards 2018


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Annual Summer BBQ – Saturday July 14th 2018


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.


It’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 – June 21st 2018


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,

When:-                 June 21st 2018


Social Run - May 17th 2018 - 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 – car share wherever possible (use social media to buddy up) as spaces limited in village OX3 9UU

After the run, the pub will provide homemade burgers /wedges and salad (veggie version available if pre ordered ) – If it’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)  – 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 on Thursday 21st December


Jingle Bells run on Thursday 21st December with drinks at Brewers Fayre after.

Email 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.

Cottage Pie
Vegetarian Lasagne
Garlic Bread.

(if anyone has any special dietary needs can you drop a line to

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 Have a great weekend all .