We have a variety of annual, regular and one-off social events throughout the year - not all involving running!
Note: social events are only open to club members unless stated. Watch this page for confirmation and dates of forthcoming events.
These usually take place on the last Wednesday of the month after training. The Club supper evening is where we get to try out our fellow club members' cuisine.
Forthcoming Club suppers and associated events:
- 22nd May - Brewery Run
- 24th July - Hash run from the Bluebell pub in Dockenfield
Note this is the 3rd Wednesday in July not the last
Details to follow.
If you want to volunteer to try out your cooking skills at any of these evenings, please contact our Social Secretary.
We go out to a 'not so local' pub to run in a new area followed by some food. Runs of different distances and speeds are organised.
Frensham Brewery Run - 22nd May starting at 7pm
A club run round Frensham little pond at 7pm followed by food at Frensham Brewery. Please note its the 22nd May, a week early due to half term. Park at the Little pond please not at the brewery.
Please let Clair Bailey know your food choice from:
- Beef Burger (beef from Pierrepont Farm)
- Sausage (local butcher and Frensham Garden Centre)
- Vegetarian Burger
- Vegetarian Sausage
All come with: bun/roll, Salad, Tomato, Gherkin, Onions, Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Pasta Salad Tomato Sauce / Brown Sauce / Garlic Mayo / Spicy Sauce are available. Beer / wine and soft drinks will be available to purchase at the brewery.
We occasionally take part in Hash Runs with local running clubs, usually followed by a BBQ or pub meal.
Held some years, the NAMM is a treasure hunt style event that takes place over a weekend with an overnight stop at a local campsite and can be walked or run, either as a family or as a team. A map, pens and sheets with clues and grid references are provided. Once teams have plotted the locations on to the map, they can choose which of the clues they try to answer as they make their way to the campsite.
Wednesday 22nd June
The Club Championship is held annually at the end of June and is followed by a BBQ with drinks available from the Club House bar. The race is only open to Club members but family and friends are welcome to the BBQ.
Weekend 6/7th July
Held over the weekendy, the Brockenhurst parkrun (photo above from the 2015 weekend) is on Saturday and the New Forest 10 on Sunday! You can camp for one or two nights, and some come for the day. All members, family and friends are welcome. We usually camp at the Long Meadow Campsite, Brockenhurst, which should be booked directly mentioning Farnham Runners.
Saturday 17th August
Race the Train is an annual cross country running event held in August that takes place in Tywyn, Mid Wales.
The race is organised by Tywyn Rotary Club, and attracts runners from all over the world. In the main event, runners compete to beat a steam train on the preserved Talyllyn Railway over a distance of 14 miles or 10K. Spectators are able to ride on the train and shout encouragement/abuse at passing runners.
A group of Farnham Runners (plus families) camp for the weekend. Contact Matt Dellar for details.
Wednesday 18th December
Our annual social fun run around Farnham in December - fancy dressed for the festive season with stops for mince pies, drinks and carols.
Date to be confirmed
This annual race for fun in fancy dress is held around Christmas / New Year and is your chance to run against and perhaps beat those 'racing snakes' on more even terms! It is followed by mulled wine and mince pies and the 'draw' for the Farnham Runners London Marathon places.
Awards Dinner flyer (PDF-857K)
The 2019 awards evening was held on the 2nd February at the Village Hotel, Farnborough. It included a welcome drink, 3 course dinner, presentation of awards and trophies for the previous year, disco and dancing, and a charity raffle. It was open to members, families and friends.