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 ...

  • July 2020
    After a long “lockdown” break, we returned to our Tuesday and Thursday night club runs and it was great to be back. Lots of social distancing taking place but everyone played their part in making the club nights work. We also had our 5 mile virtual challenge with Tim and Charlee ...
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  • June 2020
    The Weekly Newsletter has come of age during lockdown with lots of activities to report on. With plenty of photos being submitted, there seems to be some friendly competition as who gets their picture as the header. The Virtual 5k goes from strength to strength with lots of new participants and ...
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  • May 2020
    With lockdown continuing, we are trying to keep members engaged and updated on what’s happening. We had a lockdown “escape quiz” which was probably the most successful of all our Zoom evenings. Totally different and a lot of fun. The AGM took place on 12th May 2002 on Zoom. We had the ...
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  • April 2020
    During lockdown we have kept busy and connected with different virtual challenges including quizzes, escape rooms and scavenger hunts. We have kept in touch with each other’s running through Strava, Facebook and WhatsApp, where there has been lots of positive encouragement.    
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  • March 2020
    This month our runners have competed in the London Big Half, Maidstone Road Run half marathon, Dartford Half and the Lydd 20 miler. However as things quickly changed and we entered lockdown we had members do a “not the Bath half” and some fun individual runs drawing out pictures on ...
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