A Word of Welcome
Hello and welcome to Thame Runners. We pride ourselves in being a small, friendly club, currently at about 100 members. We run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays.
In winter months, most of our scheduled runs are based around Thame. On Mondays we do alternate weeks in interval and/or speed training, or a 5-6 miles run. Wednesdays are a slightly longer run distance wise, being generally 7-8 miles.
Once British Summer Time arrives, we are off into the countryside! On Mondays we will still run from our Thame headquarters at Racquets Fitness Centre, into the immediate countryside; but on Wednesdays we meet to run from a local pub within the catchment area of most of our members. We also take this as an ideal opportunity for socialising afterwards (my favourite bit).
At the weekends there is a longer run every Sunday morning of about 10 miles. This generally follows alternate weeks from Chinnor and Thame, and is mostly off road.
Whilst these are our official running days, you will also find Thame runners organising a get together for other runs, particularly on Saturdays. So as you can see you can fill your weekends with ease!
For those who like more challenge and competition, we also enter teams in a winter cross country league (that means hilly and muddy), and run our own ‘club championship’. This is where Thame runners can pit their wits against each other in other designated races (usually a mix of 5k, 10k, 10 mile and Half marathons), which we try to keep as local as possible. Of course, this is neither compulsory nor too serious, but it does allow an element of competition for those who want it.
There are additional social events arranged throughout the year, from chip nights, general get togethers; to a more formal(ish) awards evening.So why not give us a try at Racquets fitness centre at 7pm on a Monday and Wednesday (when we’re not on a summer pub run!).
We look forward to meeting you soon. Enjoy running …
Chris, Chairman, Thame Runners.