Plumstead Runners

KFL Oxleas Woods – 25th November 2018

Kent Fitness League – Oxleas Woods – Sunday 25th November 2018
Near perfect weather conditions for the third match in the series. Another terrific turnout for the club from members old and new as well as family and friends. We had 33 runners and over thirty marshalls. There was a minute's applause before the start of the run in memory of Ray Marshall. Our runners performed admirably with Lawrence Robinson leading us home in 29th place! Our combined team result on the day put us in 10th place for both the ladies and mens teams. The full results are available at Kent Fitness League website.

Run for Ray – Wednesday 21st November 2018
We had over eighty runners and walkers turn up for our Run for Ray. Thanks to everyone who joined us to pay tribute to one of our founding members, Ray Marshall. The turnout speaks volumes for the impact Ray had on so many of us. It was a very emotional evening with lots of stories and recollections of our beloved Raymondo.
Ray will live on through Plums and his life will always be remembered through the memories we all have of him. Ray's family have requested that no flowers be sent, however if anyone would like to contribute in some way there is now a Justgiving page where members / friends can donate towards Ray's funeral costs and give him a great send off!

10k Handicap – Wednesday 24th October 2018
Congratulations to Stuart Banham on winning the Club's 10k Handicap on his first attempt! Les Pullen and William Sowden finished in second and third places respectively. Martin Alexander ran the quickest time on the night (0:43:34). Well done to Andrew Duff, Jessica Howson and Rob Lenihan who all chalked up season's best times. There are a few photos on our Twitter account and the full list of times are on our results page.

There are now eleven members competing for the club championship. Richard Vero is the current leading male runner, but we're still waiting for 5k and 5 mile times from Richard. Jessica Howson is currently leading the women's standings, but there's still time for members to submit their times; so send them to Paul Hiles as soon as you can!

  5k Age-graded 5m Age-graded 10k Age-graded 10m Age-graded HM Age-graded
Richard Vero     0:36:24 0:30:03 0:43:01 0:35:30 1:11:49 1:00:19 1:29:57 1:15:43
Russell Buchanan 0:20:14 0:18:16 0:33:18 0:30:04 0:41:41 0:37:38 1:12:27 1:06:57 1:35:55 1:28:57
Martin Alexander 0:20:36 0:18:36     0:43:17 0:39:05 1:11:26 1:06:01 1:38:05 1:30:57
Leslie Howson 0:22:39 0:19:30 0:39:46 0:34:13 0:48:20 0:41:36 1:21:24 1:11:29 1:49:29 1:36:25
Darren Culverwell                 1:54:48 1:47:20
Robert Lenihan 0:22:16 0:21:55 0:37:17 0:36:41 0:47:17 0:46:32 1:25:33 1:25:14 1:54:39 1:54:20
Jessica Howson 0:23:21 0:23:21 0:39:05 0:39:05 0:52:01 0:52:01     1:51:18 1:51:18
Andrew Duff 0:27:51 0:24:45     0:53:36 0:47:38 1:42:35 1:33:14 2:07:37 1:56:21
Vikki Russell 0:27:52 0:27:25 0:49:14 0:48:32 0:55:38 0:54:52 1:35:31 1:34:14 2:00:18 1:58:41
Danielle McTaggart         1:00:22 0:57:04 1:42:17 1:36:44 2:10:59 2:03:53
Emma Killick 0:31:39 0:26:56 1:00:14 0:51:51 1:06:13 0:57:19 1:52:45 1:37:57 2:22:13 2:03:33

Plumstead Runners run a beginners group on Wednesday evenings for anyone interested in giving running a go. Like us you may not have a Gold medal in your sights but you might want to improve your fitness and well being, meet some new people and have a few laughs. We're not called the 'friendly running club' for nothing!

Plumstead Runners have several qualified 'Leadership in Running Fitness' members to help people go from 'couch to 5k', and with the rest of the qualified members, can help runners build their confidence and progress to running further in a friendly atmosphere. Please contact us via the website for further information.
So with no commitment to join the club why not just come and run and have some fun. Everyone has to start somewhere, and every journey begins with a single step.

Kent Fitness League – Match 4 – Sunday 9th December 2018
The fourth fixture of the 2018-2019 season will take place on Sunday 9th December with the race itself starting at 11:00 am. The venue is Betteshanger Park, near Deal (formerly Fowlmead County Park) and is a multi-sport facility built over what was previously a colliery. The venue has a large visitor car park (which is metered). The two lap course is mostly on compact dirt and gravel with a few twists and turns in wooded areas, trail shoes are recommended. Please contact Jim Williams, Nicole Bonnet or Keith Bygrave if you have any queries.

Santa Run – Wednesday 19th December 2018
Our annual jaunt through the streets and hostelries of Bexleyheath. We will be meeting early at the Club (6:00 pm), leaving at 6:25 pm. Festive fancy dress if possible, if you don't have a Santa suit, we welcome Elves, Fairies and Christmas trees with open arms! Fingers crossed there will be pizzas on our return to the Club!


Regular Club Meets

Monday – 7.00pm at Bexleyheath Sports Club
Wednesday – 6.30pm at Bexleyheath Sports Club
Parkview Road, Welling DA16 1SY (opposite WJ Kings)
*Sunday – 8.30am at Plumstead Common Opposite CO-OP, SE18 2RS
* Please call 07770 792 296 to confirm this.
Guest runners are welcome, please phone or email for details of other training runs