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
- TBC information will follow shortly
- The social calendar is subject to change
First Aid Training – Wed 23rd May, after Club Run (8pm-ish) – While it can easily pass you by, undergoing first aid training and talks is worthwhile. The training is developed to benefit all runners, supports, run leaders and marshals.
Westbridge 5 – Sunday 3rd June, 9.30am – as part of the NSRRA series, SMM supports this 5-mile race around Stone. You’re welcome to run or marshal
Dog Derby and Steeplechase – Monday 4th June, from 6pm for marshals – Registration opens 6.30pm, Human Steeplechase 7pm, Dog Derby 7.30pm. A wonderful event for all the family following a 1.5mile(ish) loop of Westbridge Park along the canal and a crossing through the river. All children and dogs welcome, a brilliant evening of fun. Again, any marshalling help is greatly appreciated!
Showground Relays – Wednesday 13th June, from 7pm – 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.
Post Marathon & Ultra Celebrations – Saturday 16th June – Following all the hard work for spring marathons and ultras, we’ll be having a good old-fashioned Bat Social to celebrate the fantastic achievements!
Stone MM Family Day – Sunday 1st July, from 12 noon – A wonderful opportunity to bring together big Bats and Bat pups alike for a fun-filled family day. Age-appropriate races and activities with momentos. Please bring your own picnic. Fun for the whole family – even well-behaved dogs are welcome!!
Thunder Run – Saturday 21st into Sunday 22nd 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.
Yoga for Runners – Date and Time – Did you know that runners can benefit from running by increasing their flexibility, fitness and mental focus? Yoga can be used post-run as a thorough stretch and cool down or on its own as important cross-training, injury prevention, or to simply unwind after a busy day.
Duncan’s Summer Remembrance Run – Wednesday 1st August 2018, 7pm – SMM and Newport Club Run in memory of Duncan. For three years Stone MM and Newport RC have had a joint run in memory of Duncan Strowger who was a Bat, who passed away suddenly at such a young age and whose mum runs with Newport. Please join us in celebrating Duncan’s life with fellow Bats and members of Duncan’s family.
Clip ‘n’ Climb – Friday 17th August, time TBC – Clip ‘n Climb is the action-packed indoor climbing center with an awesome range of challenges. Test your resolve and determination on the Jungle Gym, balance your way up the Twister or reach for the stars on the Stairway to Heaven. Besides the health benefits of Clip ‘n Climb, the activity is ideal for promoting self-confidence, balance, problem-solving and perseverance.
Lymestone Brewery Run – Wed 5th September, 6.30pm – This will be a Fun Club Run starting from the Brewery and will follow two routes, one of which will be a 5K and the other a 10K. The run will finish back at the Brewery where there will be a number of delights for you to enjoy! More information to follow over the coming weeks.
Mental Health Talk – Date and Time TBC – An opportunity to initiate and support current members to talk about good mental health (no stigma) by promoting a safe and non-judgemental environment. We will also spend time discussing how running can help good mental health and strategies to help the mental aspect of running.
Marshall Training – Date and Time TBC – Being a Marshal holds great responsibility and this talk is an opportunity to refresh members and volunteers on the marshalling duties and some necessary safety points.
Injury Prevention Talk – Date and Time TBC – 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!
Flying Fox 10 – Sunday 4th November, 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.
Post Flying Fox 10 Drinks – Sunday 4th November Time TBC – A great opportunity to celebrate the success of another great SMM race and the closing of the NSRRA season. Are you running FF10? Come celebrate your success! Are you marshalling? Come and relax after a hard days Marshal duty! Are you a supporter? Come warm up with a few beverages with the Bats!
Chip Supper and London Marathon Club Draw – Wed TBC November, 8pm after Club Run – The club is awarded a couple of places for the London Marathon so, if you were unsuccessful in the main VLM ballot, bring your rejection slip along and you could be in with a chance to win! And, for anyone not entering the ballot, we’ll be enjoying fish and chips after the club run anyway. Win, win!
SMM 40th Birthday Run and Celebration – Saturday 24th November Time TBC – As a committee, we’re keeping this one a little close to our chests until all the details of the day and evening are confirmed!
Christmas Party – TBC December, 7pm – get those glad rags on, IT’S CHRIIIIST-MAAAAAASSSS! Dinner and drinks, always a great way to round out a fab year!
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!
Oatcakes and Bacon Breakfast Run – Sunday 6th January, after the Club Run – What’s better than a hot cheese oatcake after a long, cold club run? Available for all, it would be great to see you.
Pig Race Night – Date & Time TBC – A great night out for all the family, with lots of laughs, giggles and oinks (don’t worry no pigs are hurt during the making of a great night, as they are all operated by batteries)!
Mental Health Talk – Date & Time TBC – An opportunity to initiate and support current members to talk about good mental health (no stigma) by promoting a safe and non-judgemental environment. We will also spend time discussing how running can help good mental health and strategies to help the mental aspect of running.
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 – Date & Time TBC – 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!
First Aid Training – Date and Time TBC – While it can easily pass you by, undergoing first aid training and talks is worthwhile. The training is developed to benefit all runners, supports, run leaders and marshals.
Marathon Mental Preparation Talk – Date and Time TBC – To physically prepare for a Marathon requires lots of hard work and commitment, but none of this can be achieved unless we are mentally prepared for the challenge ahead. This Talk will be given by a number of people, both from a coaching and from a running perspective. Anyone considering stepping out of their comfort zone, in any distance, will find this talk to be of great use.
Spring Treble – TBC – join us for our fantastic 5-mile(ish) off road courses and Hanchurch, Cannock Chase and Barlaston. As always you’re welcome to run or marshal – please come along and support your club!
Club AGM – Wednesday TBC 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.