Bramley Article December 2021

Festive greetings from Southwell Running Club

SRC members are gearing up to reflect on the year, nurse our sores, celebrate our achievements and, in all likelihood, undo about two months of training!

Yes, the fabled SRC Christmas dinner will take place early in December, hopefully leaving enough time for bodies and heads to recover in time for many runners’ highlight of the year – the Halam Hat Chase. Held on a beautiful/foul (!) winter’s morning towards the end of the month, just one runner sets off, wearing suitably festive headgear. The rest of the club then set off at intervals determined by an opaque handicap system to catch them and (politely and COVID-compliantly) snatch the said headdress. The runner who crosses the finish line first not only wins the race but has the toastiest pate.

Congratulations to two of our members who have achieved their Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF) licence this month. LiRF is a UK Athletics qualification and is the first rung on the ladder to becoming a qualified coach. We look forward to being made to do the latest drills and stretches.

Merry Christmas everyone, and do not forget that every morsel of overindulgence this month is another mile to be enjoyed on the trail next year.


The Scarlet Pimperrunner