Plumstead Runners

We are a small road/off road running club with around 120 members. We meet at Bexleyheath Sports Club in Welling on Monday and Wednesday evenings. New members of all abilities are always welcome.

Kent Fitness League – Swanley Park – Sunday 12th November 2017

Kent Fitness League – Swanley Park – Sunday 12th November 2017 (click image to enlarge)

CLUB NEWS

Club 10 km Handicap – Wednesday 25th October 2017
Congratulations to Richard Vero on winning the 10k handicap. Commiserations to Vikki Walsh, who was first across the line, but had yet to submit her membership. Robert Lenihan finished in a gallant third place. Thanks to all the marshals who helped the race to run smoothly, and to Jim Anderson, who calculated the handicaps. The results are now available in the "Results" section.

Club Championship 2017
The Club Championship is shaping up nicely, with ten members taking part. Gina Little currently tops the table with an age-graded 5k time of 16:33 and a 10k time of 34:53. Russell Buchanan is currently the leading male runner with great times for his 5km and 10k. These two will take some beating, so dust off those trainers right now! If you want to take part in this year's championship, remember to submit your times (along with your DOB and details of the event) to the club's email address. Any queries should be sent to the club or to Paul Hiles.

  5k Age-graded 5m Age-graded 10k Age-graded 10m Age-graded HM Age-graded
Gina Little 0:26:14 0:16:33 0:47:49 0:30:18 0:54:53 0:34:53 1:32:43 1:01:05 2:01:58 1:20:21
Carol Marsh 0:22:46 0:17:52 0:37:56 0:30:04 0:46:55 0:37:22     1:40:56 1:21:20
Russell Buchanan 0:20:29 0:18:38 0:35:45 0:32:32 0:43:22 0:39:28        
Richard Vero 0:22:31 0:18:45     0:44:58 0:37:26        
Graham Brown 0:23:04 0:19:41     0:48:04 0:41:02     1:48:29 1:34:41
Geoff Goodwin 0:28:32 0:21:57     0:58:52 0:45:16        
Robert Lenihan 0:21:42 0:21:27 0:38:15 0:37:49 0:47:24 0:46:51 1:21:08 1:20:59 1:55:43 1:55:35
Darren Calderwell 0:23:13 0:21:17     0:52:01 0:47:42        
Chris Wait 0:27:56 0:26:36     0:54:09 0:51:33     2:15:06 2:12:11
Jessica Howson 0:26:53 0:26:53 0:44:14 0:44:14         2:12:31 2:12:31

Beginners Training Group

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.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Kent Fitness League - Match 3 – Oxleas Wood – Sunday 26th November 2017
The third fixture of the Kent Fitness League will be at Oxleas Wood, Eltham. As this is our turn to host the Kent Fitness League we're hoping for a terrific turnout. We will need volunteers to help mark out the course and ensure we are ready to receive an expected record number of runners! If you are interested in cross country, please speak to either Les Pullen or Steve Grundy (our cross country captains). All races are held on a Sunday morning starting at 11:00 am; just bring along your £2.00 entry and you will be added to the team on the day. The list of fixtures for 2017 / 2018 are on our Events page and the full results are posted on the Kent Fitness League website.

Santa Run – Wednesday 20th December 2017
Our annual jaunt around Bexleyheath and Bexley Village, in festive fancy dress (Santas, Reindeers, Elves and fairies are all welcome!). Meeting at the club, just before 6:00 pm. The route is approximately 6 miles. We will be stopping for refreshments at a selection of local hostelries. There may be photo opportunities along the way, so a camera could be useful. Returning to the club around 10:00 pm for pizza and additional hydration!

 

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