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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 AprilThe Red Lion, Chinnor OX39 4DL
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 MayThe Russell Arms Butlers Cross HP17 0TS
5 JuneThe Pheasant Brill HP18 9TG
12 JuneLions of Bledow, Bledow HP27 9PE
19 JuneThe Bell Chearsley HP18 0DJ
26 JuneRacquets Thame 10K Try Out
3 JulyFleur De Lis Stokenchurch HP14 3TZ
10 JulyThe Lamb Little Milton OX44 7PU
17 JulyWaddesdon Manor 5K Club Champs race HP18 0JH
24 JulyHampden Arms Great Hampden HP16 7RQ
31 JulyTR Handicap Southern Rd Rec Thame OX9 2EB
7 AugustFAST & MED 1 GROUPS: The Red Lion Chalgrove OX44 7SS
MEDIUM 2 & STEADY GROUPS: The Peacock Henton OX39 4AH
14 AugustThe Shepherds Hut Ewelme OX10 6HQ
21 AugustThe Lions of Bledlow HP27 4PE
28 AugustThe Spire and Spoke Watlington OX49 5AD
4 SeptemberThe Kings Head Haddenham HP17 8ET
11 SeptemberThe Dusk Dash Towersey. By St Catherine’s Church OX9 3QL
SWET Run in the Chilterns
Setting off on another SWET run in the Chilterns