Plumstead Runners

Kent Fitness League - Oxleas Wood - 1st December 2019

Kent Fitness League – Oxleas Wood – Sunday 1st December 2019
A veritable mudfest greeted 458 runners at Oxleas Wood where we were playing host to Match 3 of the Kent Fitness League cross country series. Although we had prioritised marshalling and setup duties we still managed to put out a full team with 24 runners. Lawrence Robinson made a welcome return to the team and was first Plum home. Hugo Davies and James Otter continued their fine form with strong performances. As always, the ladies team outdid the men's team and finished in ninth place on the day, with the men finishing in twelth spot. We remain in 15th place in the overall standings. A special mention to Deborah Cox who completed her debut cross country race today. And perhaps the biggest shout of all goes to Jim Williams who helped organise the marshalls, marked out the course and was generally everywhere! The full results are available on the Kent Fitness League website.

Kent Fitness League – Swanley – Sunday 10th November 2019
Another good turnout for this fixture with 25 runners taking part. Hugo was the first Plum home, with Russell Buchanan and James Otter putting in strong performances. There was a great team spirit in evidence, typified by the faster runners running an extra lap with our slower runners, giving them encouragement when they most needed it! Thanks to everyone who made cakes, brought along tea and all that good stuff! We finished in 15th place on the day, which has improved our overall position in the team standings. The full results are available on the Kent Fitness League website.

Kent Fitness League – Knole Park – Sunday 3rd November 2019
We had a good turnout for the first fixture with 25 runners making the journey to Knole Park. The course had been changed slightly to reduce the impact of 500+ runners in the deer park. Hugo McGregor-Davies was the first Plum home (just outside the top 100), with James Otter (133) and Martin Alexander (165) finishing just ahead of Nicole Bonnet (166). There were a few cross country debuts, including Ivaylo Enchev, Gavin Banks and Stephen Tampling. We finished in 16th place overall on the day, with the ladies finishing in 10th place. The full results are available on the Kent Fitness League website.

Gina Little is leading the Club Championship following her recent result at the Thanet 10 with an age-graded time of 1 hr 2 mins and 56 seconds!

  5k Age-graded 5m Age-graded 10k Age-graded 10m Age-graded HM Age-graded
Gina Little 0:27:16 0:16:36 0:46:25 0:28:22 0:57:53 0:35:27 1:38:41 1:02:56 2:04:50 1:19:37
Paul Hiles 0:22:04 0:18:04 0:36:35 0:29:56 0:45:44 0:37:26 1:18:07 1:05:01 1:38:05 1:21:48
Russell Buchanan 0:21:10 0:18:58 0:36:27 0:32:39 0:44:09 0:39:33 1:28:24 1:21:02 1:36:16 1:28:31
Robert Lenihan 0:22:18 0:22:18 0:37:22 0:37:22 0:48:41 0:48:41 1:28:05 1:28:05 1:45:32 1:45:32
Vikki Russell 0:27:03 0:26:29 0:48:34 0:47:40 0:54:56 0:53:57 1:58:23 1:56:17 1:58:59 1:56:53

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.

Santa Run – Wednesday 18th December 2019
An opportunity for Plums to give thanks and raise a glass or two for a year's trouble-free running and praise their sturdy limbs and trusty trainers! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged; Santas are the norm, but elves, dwarves and fairies are all acceptable alternatives! Members should be at the club by 6:00 pm for mince pies, port and group photos. We will be setting off soon afterwards to the first pub (to be confirmed). We hope to enjoy pizza on our return to the club. Please contact Les Pullen or Paul Hiles if you have any queries.

Regular Club Meets

Monday – 7.00pm at Bexleyheath Sports Club
Wednesday – 6.45pm 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