The winner of the draw for the free Chester half marathon place is Barry Cottier. The draw took place at the VRR Christmas party. 👏🏻👏🏻
Message from Dave:
VRR party on Saturday starts at 7.30pm – food will be served at 8.15pm
We have one free place to raffle off for the Chester Half Marathon 2020
To enter the raffle to be drawn this Saturday just email me the date of the race, the official name of the race and the location of the start
Anyone interested? Looks like a bargain…from Ray Morgan……
I have bought some stop watches direct from the factory which I am selling for £20 to benefit Myton Hospices. This is roughly half the normal price. They take 500 times which can be downloaded by USB. It is the same make and model as used by parkrun.
Please let your coaches and officials know and E-mail me if you would like more details. Ray.Morgan1@btinternet.com
An additional item has been donated to Sue Hadley’s Christmas raffle, generously donated by Mark Daniels, who says that although labelled small, this top is a generous fit and stretchy! As you can see from the photo, it’s new with tags attached. So to be in with a chance of winning it, raffle tickets are £1 a strip and available on Tuesday evening after the usual run.
The next cross country race is next Sunday, 15th December at Arrowe Park. Again, Charlie Anderson will collect the names and money on the day. Please remember that to represent VRR you must be affiliated and wear a club vest/t shirt. The club is charged £2 per person per race to cover costs so please make sure you pay so that Charlie is not out of pocket.
Message from Sue Hadley:
Thank you to everyone who has kindly donated food and drink items for the hampers for the blind. If anyone else would like to donate, this Tuesday, December 10th, will be the last opportunity. Any items will be gratefully received at Tuesday’s run from the Village.If you’re not sure what to give – biscuits, tinned items, cakes etc are good! Mo Osborne is going to be collecting any donations and taking them to Sue. Thank you.
I have a free entry in the Chester Half Marathon to give away. It comes from the organisers ACTIVE LEISURE EVENTS who want to encourage local running clubs to enter local races. I have a voucher with a special code. I will raffle this off. To be included in the raffle reply to this post answering the following three questions
1 What is the date of the race
2 Where does the race start
3 What is the official title/name of the race
The raffle will be drawn at party night next week and the winner will be notified within 24 hours
VRR Pub runs. Possibly sponsored by Carlsberg!! Yet another great night. Could have been the best one yet. Well done to Garry Swaby and Carolyn Atherton for winning the prizes for best costumes.👏👏. Thanks also to Mark Critchley and the Village Hotel for providing food for the masses. Looking forward to next years Summer pub run already. Glam Rock anybody??? John Milward
The Christmas pub run 🎅🏃🏻♂️T’is the season to be jolly, and it never failed to deliver, again some great costumes as we gathered in the foyer, some of the gang already having a pre run libation 🍺🍺🍺 then we we’re off, charging up the A41 to the sound of hooting car horns, runners lit up like Christmas trees 🎄 all on the hoof to the Three Stags 🦌🦌🦌🍺 and again, top marks to all the pubs for their continued support on our crazy fancy dress runs 👏 🍺🍺 a few drinks consumed and some photos 📸🎥 and we were off again, a long run to the Rose & Crown 👑 we were then joined by the biggest Santa head we have witnessed 🎅 courtesy of Brian Seal, who must have roasted in that 🥵, next stop, the Wellington 🍺, gets easier now, less distance between pubs 😉 and it’s starting to get that more crazier, the libations are starting to have an effect 🤪🤩, the photo’s a bit more raucous, in a good way, off we go again 🏃🏻♂️🏃🏻♂️to the Railway 🍺 and by now, it’s full on crazy, Brian’s big Santa head is now doing the rounds, crazy Garry Swaby starting off the trend, along with his big blonde wig..it went totally nuts after that, impromptu burst of karaoke 🎤 as the classic Rod Stewart’s “ do you think I’m sexy “ was belted out..we have our entrance theme now 😂😂 next stop, and a more sluggish run/stagger/ walk saw us to the final pub 🍺 The Bridge Inn, catching the poor hapless barman off guard, myself and John Milward arriving first, then informing him there’s another 30+ crazy dudes following on 😂 but coped well, we all got served..onto the final dash back to the Village, and massive thanks again to Mark Critchley and the team at the hotel for the hospitality 🥪🥪🍟🍟🍟🍺🍺 and the traditional best costume awards, won by Garry Swaby and Carolyn Atherton, well worthy 👏👏. Again a fantastic event and so heartwarming to see Tony Clixby back on his feet and the road to recovery 👍. We do it all again at the Christmas party 🎉 next week..without the outfits….or maybe not 😉😉😂 John Brown
1) Christmas fancy dress run starts from the Village at 6.30pm tomorrow, Thursday 5th December and the Stags at 7pm 🎅🏻🤶🏻🏃🏻♂️🏃🏻♀️
2) food and drink donations for Sue’s annual Christmas hampers for the blind will be gratefully received tomorrow 🎂🍺☕️🍪🍩
3) tomorrow is the final chance to buy tickets for the Christmas party on the 14th -£15 each from Dave🎶🍸🍺