Social Events 2013
There are a number of social events lined up for this year so make sure you have them in your diary;
Quiz Night & Junior Presentation Evening - Friday 22nd March, Cottesloe School
This is one of the few social events where the junior and senior sections of the club come together. It is a fun evening and a great opportunity to congratulate all of the junior participants from the whole year of athletics. We try to write the quiz specifically so that some questions will be difficult for teams to answer without some youth in their team so best to grab a child to join you if you can.
London Marathon - Sunday 21st April
This is not strictly speaking a social event, but it does tend to become one. This year there will be 8 or 9 club members taking part with 35,000 other people and if you fancy coming along there is likely to be a couple of viewpoints along the route followed by a few hours of celebrating in the pub. If you haven't been before, it is a really inspirational event so try to find the time to come down.
Annual Dinner & Senior Presentation Evening - Friday 26th April, Leighton Buzzard Golf Club
The main opportunity of the club's year to get your glad rags on. A sit down dinner with some awards interspersed. The more that come along the more fun it is so make sure you've got the evening booked in. There are awards for road running and cross-country as well as some other slightly more random ones, but really it's just about having a few drinks, a little bit of banter and enjoying the evening.
Annual Bowling Evening - TBC (Late Spring)
The bowling alley in XScape is due to reopen sometime in the spring, so when it does we will book in a date for this annual event at the shiny new location. Keep your eyes and ears out for the invite.
Club Track Fun Day - TBC (Summer)
For the first time last year we held a family track and field fun day at Stantonbury track in MK. All participants were split into three teams and competed against each other in a selection of events throughout the day. Really good family fun, so get practising your pole vault!!
Tring Brewery Trip - Thursday 12th September
This year we are inviting members from the cycling club and LFR to join us for a few pints a the brewery. It's usually about £18 for fish and chips, a talk on brewing and as many beers as you can drink in three hours. Pat Neilan will be collecting names over the next few months and Richard usually arranges transport too so people don't have to drive!
Lanzarote Trip - Thursday 21st November (7 or 10 days)
There is a whole section of the website dedicated to this trip that has been going for twenty-three years, so you can get more detail there. First and foremost it is a holiday, but it does happen to coincide with a series of four races in four days! Richard will send out details for this year very soon.
Christmas Dinner - Wednesday 18th December
For the last few years we have abandoned the training run just before Christmas and gone for curry. There is a strong chance the same will occur this year. Make sure you know your "Ten lords a lepping" from your "Twelve drummers drumming"!