Christmas Party Friday 20th December 2013
This year we are holding our annual Christmas party at Belton Woods Hotel at the "Party at a Party" event on 20th December. We have booked four tables of 10 at one of their dinner dance dates.
The price included arrival glass of fizz, three course festive menu, party novelties and disco for everyone to put their fitness to the test. The cost is £39.95 with deposits to Gordon. Last year's photos
Christmas Eve Run 2013
This year the run will be to the Plough Inn, 12 Main Street, Stathern, LE14 4HW, menu and poem on the blog and via the link top right of this page, meet at Ian'’s house, 37 Hurst Crescent, Barrowby for refreshment at about 9.30ish and be ready to run at about 10.30ish. Bring dry clothes in a bag to change into at the pub. Please let Ian know your menu choices before the day. The route will be approximately ten miles of track and looks certain to be muddy. Don't worry if that sounds a bit extreme for you as we also have a short course of around five and a half miles. There is transport to get your kit bag from the start to the finish. If you are working that morning and can't get there for the run we would love to accommodate you either for the meal or a cosy fireside drink in the afternoon.
Dulce Et Decorum Est
Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the mulled wine we turned our backs
And towards our distant food began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their shoes
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; some blind;
Drunk with fatigue; desperate for the booze
Sick of disgusting gels we dropped behind.
The 2012 the run was to the Staunton Arms, which is one of the Vale of Belvoir's finest village pubs.This 200-year old listed pub delivers freshly prepared dishes every day, and offers hand-picked cask ales from local and regional brewers, all available in warm and relaxing surroundings.
Here is one that shows Gordon in the distance and the underfoot conditions; (it was wet!)
This was the 28th consecutive year the run has taken place, the first being to the Mucky Duck in 1985.
We ran to Denton from a starting point in Stephenson Avenue for lunch and a glass of beer, the route was approximately 10 miles at a social pace and as much as possible of it was off road. Below is a photo of the mail start;
Some of the runners after the 2010 run;