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SWET Runs

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 2022
DateVenue
27 AprilThe Crown, Sydenham OX39 4NB
4 MayEight Bells, The Playing Fields / Church House, Long Crendon HP18 9AL
11 MayThe Duck Pond by St. Marys Church, Haddenham
18 MayThe Fox and Goat, Tiddington OX9 2LH
25 MayFleur De Lis, Stokenchurch HP14 3TZ
1 JuneLions of Bledlow, Bledlow HP27 9PE
8 JuneRed Lion, Whiteleaf HP27 0LL
15 JuneRed Lion, Chinnor OX39 4DL
22 JuneRacquets, Thame 10K route
29 JuneThe Peacock, Henton OX39 4AH
6 JulyThe Pink & Lily, Lacey Green HP27 0RJ
13 JulyThe Leathern Bottle, Lewknor OX49 5TW
20 JulyWaddesdon Manor 5K, HP18 0JH, 7:30pm. Club Champs. Enter online https://www.voaac.org.uk/waddesdon-manor-5k/. Possible entry on evening £2 extra.
27 JulyThe Pheasant, Brill HP18 9TG
3 AugustInaugural Summer Saunter at The Three Horseshoes, Towersey OX9 3QY
10 AugustThe Red Lion, Whiteleaf HP27 0LL
17 AugustThe Russell Arms Butlers Cross HP17 0TS (please park at the village hall across the road from the pub).
24 AugustHill Road Car Park, Watlington OX49 5AD and afterwards at the Spire and Spoke next to the car park. Headington Road Runners have been invited also. Please wear TR top if you can. 
31 AugustThe Lion Waddesdon, HP18 0LB
7 SeptemberThe 5K Dusk Dash Towersey, OX9 3QY. Meet at the crossroads by the church. Meet afterwards at Three Horseshoes where a little spread of sandwiches and chips will be served hopefully.
SWET Run in the Chilterns
Setting off on another SWET run in the Chilterns