Club News

  • Review of 2022

    Mote Runners continued to thrive in 2022 with membership steadily increasing and many of our runners making great progress in reaching their individual goals. Below are a few of the highlights.

    Club Championship – January – November 2022

    We completed our first Club Championship, which consisted of 10 races with a scoring mechanism aimed at awarding those runners who have shown improvement through the year.

    This proved to be a big success with many members competing. One of the first races was the Maidstone River Run, which was dominated by Mote Runners with many trophies being won.

    The final race of the club championship was the Marden 10k in November 2022 and this provided the championship decider.

    Leaders in Runners and Fitness (LiRF’s)

    We had four members qualifying as LiRF’s in 2022. With a growing club, it is always useful to have a good spread of LiRF’s and we are always looking for new ones.

    AGM – 26th April 2022

    The AGM was held in the Clubhouse in April 2022 with all committee positions remaining unchanged. This was in fact the first AGM to have been held in person since the club was formed, the previous ones being held online.

    5k Handicap Runs – Spring/Summer 2022

    These continued throughout the year and always provided a lot of interest. These handicap runs were based on previously recorded times so the slowest runners go off first with the fastest last. The intention is that everyone finishes together which is normally within two minutes.

    0-5 Beginners Course – June – August 2022

    We commenced the 0-5k week course on 21st June 2022, which consisted of 12 sessions although due to the extreme heat, we had to cancel one of these. This was well attended and it was great to see so many of the 0-5ers graduating to our main club runs.


    To provide ongoing support to our runners and especially those who are new to the club, we have introduced back-markers on all of our sessions, just to make sure “no one gets left behind”.

    Jubilee Run – 7th June 2022

    We held a Jubilee Run on 7th June 2022 in place of the normal club run. There were plenty of Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses on display together, of course with the obligatory Union Jack.

    Running Track at Sutton Valance – Summer Holidays

    We were lucky to be able to use the running track at Sutton Valance School during the summer and held a number of sessions that were well attended and a big success.

    Daytime Runs – Autumn/Winter Months Only

    Daytime runs on a Wednesday were introduced in ...

  • Parkrun tourism by Rosemary Egbe 
    So Alan asked me to say a few words about parkrun. I’m love parkrun, could talk about it for hours so this is my ‘summary’… I enjoy visiting new events – same parkrun vibe but different. To date I’ve completed 520 parkruns and have ran at 397 different events in 12 ...
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  • March 2021
    The 5k’s continued to be a big success with Eve and Tracey regularly coming in with fast times. And not forgetting Tony with his 24.08 PB. The early part of the month was dull and cold but with some big mileage being put in. We continued to be optimistic as to ...
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  • February 2021
    February got off to a good start with Tom recording his first marathon distance. The February Challenge proved interesting. The idea was that you got a point for each activity you did in February. These activities included a 3k walk, a 1 mile sprint, a 5/10k run, speed session, yoga, hill ...
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  • January 2021
    With the third national lockdown coming into place on 4th January 2021, there was the prospect of no club runs for the imminent future and the picture all round was bleak. It’s been a difficult time for so many and running has been one of the few activities that can ...
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  • December 2020
    With Kent now in Tier 4, there is little chance of any club runs in the foreseeable future so we are keen to keep the club ticking over by organising other events. At the beginning of December, we had an excellent Zoom Sports Nutrition talk by Antonia Braun from Lots ...
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