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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 2023
19 AprilSpring Stagger, Towersey OX9 3QY
26 AprilThe Crown, Sydenham OX39 4NB
3 MayThe Churchill, The Playing Fields / Church House, Long Crendon HP18 9AL
10 MayLions of Bledlow, Bledlow HP27 9PE
17 MayRed Lion, Whiteleaf HP27 0LL
24 MayThe Fox and Goat Tiddington OX9 2LH
31 MayThe Peacock, Henton OX39 4AH
7 JuneGreat Haseley. Meeting point to follow
14 JuneThe Russell Arms Butlers Cross HP17 0TS
21 JuneThame 10K course recce
28 JuneThe Bell Chearsley HP18  0DJ
5 JulyKings Head Haddenham HP17 8ET
12 JulyThe Pheasant Brill HP18 9TG
19 JulyWaddesdon Manor 5K 
26 JulyThe Pink & Lily Lacey Green HP27 0RJ
2 AugustFleur De Lis Stokenchurch HP14 3TZ
9 AugustHill Road Car Park Watlington OX49 5AD
16 AugustThame Runners Handicap
23 AugustThe Red Lion Chalgrove OX44 7SS
30 AugustThe Golden Cross Saunderton HP14 4HU
6 SeptemberThe Lion Waddesdon HP18 0LB
13 SeptemberThe Dusk Dash Towersey 
SWET Run in the Chilterns
Setting off on another SWET run in the Chilterns