Social Running Weekend 10th -12th April - sign up closes on 14 March
This year we are organising a trip to the Isle of Wight for some social, non-competitive running, staying in Shanklin
We will travel out in a group on Friday 10th April (leaving early afternoon or early evening) and return on Sunday 12th April. Accommodation will be in a modest seaside hotel, predominantly in twin rooms. The cost for the weekend will be approximately £75 (the club makes a generous subsidy to the travel costs). £72 is payable as a deposit, and any balance will be payable at the time.
On Saturday morning we will have runs organised in speed groups, or you can opt for independent/park run. There is a beautiful coastline with coastal path, a disused railway trail and many pleasant places to run. For those in training for marathons there will be an option for a long run on Sunday morning, again organised in speed groups. A short accompanied run option will also be available.
During the afternoons you will be free to explore the Island. There is plenty to see, Osbourne House, Roman villa, vineyard, owl and monkey haven to name but a few. The bus network operates very regular services to enable you to get to all parts of the island and Shanklin is of course connected to the 'tube' so you can easily get to Ryde if you want more excitement.
Phil Skeffington and Catharine Sowerby
Social running weekend organisers
Submitted: 12 February 2015