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.  More details of each will be announced in due course.

Below is our 2023 schedule of Outruns:

Date Venue Long Route Leader Short Route Leader
26th April AGM N/A N/A
3rd May The Grange Garden Centre Katie Houghton John Houghton
10th May Stag & Hounds Burrough On The Hill Simon Bottrill Dan Giblett
17th May The Wheel Branston David Brook Katie H-H
24th May Carrington Alms Ashby Folville Katie Hill Anthony Ison
31st May TBC Katie H-H John Houghton
7th June Redmile Paul Jacobs TBC
14th June Twyford TBC Simon Bottrill Dan Giblett
21st June No Watch Race – venue TBC Chris Genes
28th June Grange Garden Centre Three Club Challenge TBC
5th July Long Clawson Andy Nicholls Ian Bickle
12th July Asfordby Vicki Lowe Abi Arnott
19th July Tilton/Launde Amelia Fisher Dan Giblett
26th July Knossington Mark Stonely Helen Plant
2nd August Joy Cann LRRL Race
9th August Thrusington Vicki G Liz G
16th August Handicap Race – venue TBC Chris Genes
23rd August Whissendine Andy Hart Julie Ashby
30th August Cake Run. Venue TBC Katie H-H John Houghton

Here are a selection of some of our Outrun Routes:

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.