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 2021
21 AprilLions of BledlowCharlie, Emma, Christine and Lansing
28 AprilWhiteleaf carparkCharlie, Emma, Marie and Louise
5 MayRussell Arms, Butlers CrossMark, Berwyn, Judith and Christine
12 MayThe Fox and Goat, TiddingtonDamian, Jane, Mark and Peter
19 MayKings Hotel, StokenchurchMark, Berwyn, Christine  and Lansing
26 MayAston Rowant Nature ReserveMark, Berwyn, Christine  and Lansing
2 JuneChearsley Road Playing Fields, Long CrendonChris, Huw, Adam and Berwyn
9 JuneThe Pheasant, BrillHuw, Becca, Anne and Judith
16 JuneThe Plough, Great HaselyJane, Phil, Berwyn
23 JuneThree Horseshoes, TowerseySpring Stagger, Rod And Graham
30 JuneThe Bell, ChearsleyHuw, Becca, Reg and Neil
7 JulyThe Golden Cross, Saunderton
14 JulyThe Fisherman’s Arms, Shabbington
21 JulyThe Peacock, Henton
28 JulyHill Lane Car Park, Watlington
4 AugustThame Runners Invitation Evening
11 August
18 AugustThe Red Lion, Chinnor
25 AugustPink & Lily, Lacey Green
1 SeptemberThe Lion, Waddesdon
8 SeptemberThree Horseshoes, TowerseyDusk Dash
SWET Run in the Chilterns
Setting off on another SWET run in the Chilterns