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SWET stands for Summer Wednesday Evening Training run – the brainchild of club member Graham Turner. While we have to run the same training routes around the street-lit roads of Thame in the winter months, Graham suggested that once the longer evenings allowed, the club should take advantage of the many, varied and beautiful off-road running trails in the countryside around Thame. Starting around the turn of the century, the concept is one where club members volunteer to take responsibility for a SWET run. This involves identifying a village pub with a running route starting from the pub car park at 7.00 pm, ideally nearly all off-road, and returning to the pub between 8.00 and 8.15 pm. The organiser should contact the pub landlord to check if parking is okay and advance notice of 20-30 thirsty runners coming in for a drink after the run. As the pace of the club varies, we normally have a slower group doing anything from 4.5 to 5.5 miles, and a faster group which could cover up to 7 miles. Both groups have leaders who know the route. As these are new routes for most people, we never want to leave runners behind and leaders will check everyone is together and regroup if necessary. Please turn up on time (6.50 pm) so we can run prompt at 7.

SWET Schedule 2024
17 AprilSpring Stagger 5K, St. Catherine’s Church cross roads Towersey OX9 3QL
24 AprilLions of Bledlow, Bledlow HP27 9PE
1 MaySports and Social Club Tetsworth OX9 7AU
8 MayThe Plough Cadsden HP27 9PE
15 MayThe Fox and Goat Tiddington OX9 2LH
22 MayThe Lion Waddesdon HP18 0LB
29 May
5 June
12 June
19 June
26 June
3 July
10 July
17 July 
31 July
7 August
14 August
21 August
28 August
30 August
4 September
11 September
SWET Run in the Chilterns
Setting off on another SWET run in the Chilterns