Kent Fitness League – Shorne Woods – Sunday 5th January 2020
The first fixture of 2020 took us to a brand new venue at Shorne Woods, Gravesend for Match 4 of the Kent Fitness League. We had a full compliment of 24 runners, with a couple of notable absences, so we were slightly depleted! Hugo Gregor-Davies was the first Plum home and James Otter finished strongly ahead of Russell Buchanan. As ever, the ladies team outdid the men's team and finished in twelth place on the day, with the men finishing in fifteenth. We remain in 15th place in the overall standings for the season. Commiserations to Kimi Kaur and Deborah Cox who were unable to complete the course. And once again our thanks goes to Jim Williams who helped make it all happen! The full results are available on the Kent Fitness League website.
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.
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.
Plums New Year Meal – Thursday 13th February 2020
We are having a New Years Meal at The Kings Arms, Bexleyheath on Thursday 13th February at 7pm. Vikki has organised a three course meal for £25.00 per head. Please contact Vikki Russell before the 1st February if you're interested in coming along.
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