Events are available across a range of activities to suit the wide-ranging needs of our club members. There’s something to suit all! Check out the sub categories for upcoming events and to book a place or find out more about any event, please contact our social secretaries:
Michelle Miles Call or Text: 07527 041376 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alison O’Mara Call or Text: 07583 947434 email: email@example.com
General Club Socials – Run-Incorporated Socials – Key Club Races – Family Events – Development – Welfare Talks
- The social calendar is subject to change
Mental Health Wellbeing Workshop – Wednesday 16th January 2019 @ 8pm. After the fantastic start to RED January and the first of two annual #runandtalk events in early February, we are hoping to keep the momentum going when raising awareness of mental health wellbeing by providing a workshop. Sara Buckley and Emma Phillips will be joining Michael Beasley to deliver what is hoped will be an informative session aimed at the three core principles of MIND’s #runandtalk programme.
Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation Night – Friday 1st February. A wonderful celebration of the year’s running. Dress to impress as we hand out awards to the season’s mover and shakers. It’s a fantastic opportunity to relive all those superb moments from the last year amongst friends.
Post Alsager 5 Drinks – Sunday 3rd February, after the race – Let’s get together for a post-Alsager 5, NSRRA-opener shandy or two.
Injury Prevention Talk. Ever wondered how you could prevent those little niggles and issues before they start and what to do if they happen? Well this is the talk for you!
Marshall Training – Wednesday 27th March. As part of the club rules you must help at a minimum of one club race per year so the club is putting on this training event to help train club members. It will also aid as a refresher for the more experienced among us. Please come along and support your club!
First Aid Training – Wednesday 3rd April 7.30pm. While it can easily pass you by, undergoing first aid training is worthwhile. Having some knowledge and never having to use it, is far better than finding yourself with an injured person (as a runner or a marshal) and not knowing how you could help. The training is developed to benefit all Runners, Supporters, Run Leaders and Marshals. The training is not certificated – subjects that will be covered include; CPR, Sprains, Cuts and Grazes, Dehydration, Heat Exhaustion, Choking, Hyperthermia and Cramp. We would strongly recommend as many people join us as possible.
Spring Treble – 11th, 18th & 25th April – join us for our fantastic 5-mile(ish) off road courses and Hanchurch, Kibblestone and Downs Banks (at Oulton CC). As always you’re welcome to run or marshal – please come along and support your club!
Club AGM – Wednesday 17th April at 8pm – Witness the SMM Politicians make grand statements in an attempt to get elected / re-elected to the highly prestigious Stone MM Management Committee! Bring a plate of food for the Buffet and Bunfight.
Club Run ‘n’ Grub – Wednesday 8th May 6.30pm. Stone’s Street Food event. To show our support for this local event and to the local traders whose shops will be open until late, we will be doing a Wednesday night Club Run, finishing on the High Street where we’ll have some grub from the array of stalls that will be there! Meet at the Club at 6.30pm in your club tops and bring your spending money! EVERYONE is welcome! We will do the Club run, finish on the High Street and show our Bat support for the local community by enjoying the food delights! Yum! Yum!
Run and Talk Event, Body Image – Thursday 16th May 6.30pm. Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 takes place from Monday 13th to Sunday 19th May 2019. The theme for 2019 is Body Image. In 2018, research found that 30% of all adults have felt so stressed by body image and appearance that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. That’s almost 1 in every 3 people. So, our #RunAndTalk event on Thursday 16th May will have its focus on Body Image. This will be a 2-3 mile route, nice and steady with drinks and biscuits afterwards.
Post Marathon Celebrations – Saturday 18th May 6.30pm, The Royal Exchange, Stone. Following all the hard work for spring marathons and ultras, we’ll be having our traditional Bat Social to celebrate all the fantastic results and achievements! Come celebrate with us and hear all the stories our amazing runners have to tell! You never know, you might even be inspired to try a Marathon or Ultra yourself! Whether you’re a runner, a supporter, partner or Bat wannabe, come along and share a few drinks with us! The rough plan is to start at The Exchange (the Bat Boardroom) from 6.30pm, make our way to a couple of bars and pubs and who knows where the night may take us (possibly for a curry or a Bat boogie in Granville’s!)
Potters ‘Arf Recce Run – Sunday 26th May 8.30am, Hanley Forest Car Park, ST1 6AZ. Our newly appointed Mental Health Ambassador, Michael Beasley, will be leading this Recce Run round the Potters Arf route. Everyone is welcome, plenty of mustering will take place so everyone will be together. Don’t forget to bring your water, gels and maybe some pocket money, just in case we feel like quenching our thirst! A recce run of a local half marathon with a social element mixed in…what more could you want?!!
Westbridge 5 – Sunday 2nd June. As part of the NSRRA series, SMM supports this 5-mile race around Stone. You’re welcome to run or marshal.
Showground Relays – Wednesday 12th June 7.30pm. Suitable for all running members of the club irrespective of speed, the showground relays are for teams of 4 where each runner does a 2 mile lap. https://www.staffordharriers.org/our-races/showground-relays/)
Thunder Run – Saturday 2oth into Sunday 21st July. Whether you’re running or supporting, head over to Catton Park to support your fellow Bats in this years’ Thunder Run, a wonderful 24 hour event sure to bring our many teammates closer together.
Flying Fox 10 – Sunday 3rd November 2019, 10.30am. As part of the NSRRA series, SMM puts on the Flying Fox 10, a challenging but beautiful course around Standon Bowers and Maer. You’re welcome to run or marshal.
Chairman’s Bare Wrist Run – Wednesday TBC December, 6pm registration, 6.30pm race. Anyone can win this highly prestigious accolade, it’s all about the ability to run to a consistent pace – without a watch. We all predict our times and see how good we are at pacing without watches. The winner is the one who is closet to their predicted time – thus we can all win this and frame the results sheet!