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 ...

  • September 2019
    The early September 2019 gave us good weather and again, we made full use of Mote Park for our club runs. The Mote Cricket Club is a great venue, especially when you can sit outside after a Tuesday club run watch the cricket with a drink. On the 1st September 2019, Lianne ...
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  • August 2019
    It’s been a really good month with great use of Mote Park for our runs which have ranged from 1 mile to 10k and at varying levels. There has always been a volunteer back-marker on each club run as we know it can be quite intimidating if you’re not one ...
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  • July 2019
    We had a good Race for Life volunteer contingent at Mote Park for their obstacle 5k that took place on 7th July 2019. We were asked initially if we wanted to get involved by The Mote and of course we were very happy to oblige. A really good and surprisingly ...
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  • June 2019
    England Athletics AffiliationWe are very pleased to announce that Mote Runners are now affiliated with England Athletics. As an affiliated member you get reduced entry fees to all EA affiliated races. Also, as an affiliated runner, all your EA race statistics are registered on the Power of Ten website well ...
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