Summer outruns

Throughout the spring and summer, when we have lighter evenings, our usual Wednesday run moves from Melton to the villages in the surrounding area.  The usual routine is to meet outside a village pub, run for an hour over the local footpaths and then most runners stay for a drink afterwards.

These runs are sociable and run as a group, regularly stopping at stiles, junctions, etc, to keep everyone together. So that everyone gets a good, enjoyable run we will usually split into two groups, allowing those who want to stretch their legs and go a little further and/or faster to do so. As with all our runs, they are led by our members, so if you have a suitable route to suggest for the future, let us know.

We do also have a few special runs that form part of our summer programme – the “No watch” race and club handicap are always fun evenings, as is the 3 club challenge that we hold with Barrow and Wreake (2018 was our turn to host, 2019 will be Barrow’s turn, so 2020 will be at Wreake).  More details of each will be announced in due course.

The 2019 schedule is as follows:

Date Outrun Venue
May 1st The Grange, Asfordby Hill The Grange
May 8th Hungarton The Black Boy
May 15th Grimston The Black Horse
May 22nd Road Run Melton Sports Village
May 29th Kinoulton Neville Arms
June 5th Manton Horse and Jockey
June 12th Plungar The Anchor Inn
June 19th Handicap Race/ Hambelton The Grainstore
June 26th Road Run Melton Sports Village
July 3rd Ashby Folville Carrington Arms
July 10th Knossington Fox and Hounds
July 17th Burrough Hill The Stilton Cheese Inn
July 24th Hose Rose and Crown
July 31st Road Run Melton Sports Village
August 7th No Watch Run/ Branston The Wheel Inn
August 14th Croxton Kerriel Goose and Feather
August 21st Road Run Melton Sports Village
August 28th Bradgate Park Bradgate Arms
September 4th Cake Run / Frisby The Bell Inn

The 2018 schedule is here:  2018 outruns schedule

Last year’s schedule is here: 2017 outruns schedule.

A selection of our favourite routes are on the routes page.

An archive of Neil’s outrun blogs over the years can be found here.