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: Social Secretary: Michelle Miles. Call or Text: 07527 041376 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Club Socials – Run-Incorporated Socials – Key Club Races – Family Events – Development – Welfare Talks
✔ Post Marathon Celebrations – Saturday 6th May, from 6pm – pre-drinks The Exchange, curry at 8.30pm, Mojo’s and dancing at Granvilles
✔ Flying Fox Marathon – Sunday 28th May, from 8am – marshalling and assisting in our famous Flying Fox Marathon. Race starts 9.30am.
✔ Marshal’s Thank You Pizza Evening – Wednesday 7th June 2017, from 7pm at The Bat Cave – Following a Club Run, Molto Gusto with be crafting pizza for the masses as a thank you to our many hardworking marshals over the course of the year. And, if you haven’t marshalled, you’re still very welcome, we kindly ask for a £5 contribution to help cover costs.
✔ Westbridge 5 – Sunday 4th June, from 9.30am – as part of the NSRRA series, SMM supports this 5-mile race around Stone. You’re welcome to run or marshal
*Cancelled Due To Weather* Dog Derby and Steeplechase – Monday 5th 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 over the river. All children and dogs welcome, a brilliant evening of fun. Again, any marshalling help is greatly appreciated!
✔ LIRF Run Leader Course – Saturday 10th June – Development course for Club Run Leaders
✔ Trentham Concert – Fully booked, so apologies this will not go ahead 🙁
✔ LIRF Run Leader Course – Saturday 8th July – Development course for Club Run Leaders
✔ Nutritional Talk – Wednesday 12th July, 8pm at Bat Cave – Following on from the huge success of our last talk, Helen Barklam will again be available to answer your running nutrition questions
✔ Thunder Run – Saturday 22nd into Sunday 23rd 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.
✔ Summer Remembrance Run – Wednesday 9th August 2017, 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. The run will start from The Kings Arms (17 Stafford Rd, Eccleshall, Stafford ST21 6BL) in Eccleshall. Please join us in celebrating Duncan’s life with fellow Bats and members of Duncan’s family.
✔ Injury Prevention Talk – Wednesday 6th September, after Club Run – Ever wondered how to stop those niggles and issues before they get started? This injury prevention talk is just for you!
✔ Stone MM goes to Hanley Parkrun – Saturday 9th September, run starts 9am – all Bats, family members and pooches are welcome as we head to Hanley park to tackle the 5k Parkrun. Suitable for ALL from total beginner to speed demon – bring the kids and let’s have a superb morning!
First Aid Training – Saturday 16th September, 9am – Development for those interested and perfect for anyone who leads runs or is interested in marshalling.
Bowling Night – Friday 22nd September, evening – Fun for all as we see who is a Turkey. I mean, who can get a turkey.
Breakfast Run – Sunday 24th September, leaving 8am – A slightly earlier than planned Sunday route followed by breakfast in Wetherspoons. Open to all, give the early run a try!
Marshal Training – Wednesday 11th October, after Club Run – An important development evening to refresh club members on marshalling duties and some necessary safety points. We strongly encourage as many club members as possible to attend.
Pig Race Night – Friday 20th October, the Bat Cave, evening – For anyone who hasn’t attended a pig race before, you’re in for a TREAT! We’re welcoming mums, dad and kids along to our pig racing night. Bets are 20p per pig (battery powered, no piggies are harmed in the entertaining of the bats!) and you can choose just one (or all six) from a set of differently coloured pigs – we set them off down the race course and first to the end wins! Half the money goes to the club and half to charity so bring copious amounts of 20p’s and your best cheering voice!
Flying Fox 10 – Sunday 5th 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 5th November, time TBC – a chance to warm up and raise a toast to a successful season of SMM races!
Chip Supper and London Marathon Club Draw – Date TBC – 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!
Christmas Party – Friday 8th December, time TBC – 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 6th 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!
Mental Health Talk – Wednesday 13th December, after Club Run – Following a Wednesday Club Run, this is your chance to hear information about the many positive benefits of running and how it can improve your mental health.
Oatcakes and Bacon Breakfast Run – Sunday 7th 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.
Go Karting – Saturday 27th January at Fastlane Karts, Longton – rev those engines, it’s time to see who can translate that running power to horsepower on the track!
Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation Night – Friday 2nd 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 4th February, after the race – Let’s get together for a post-Alsager 5, NSRRA-opener shandy or two. Venue TBC.
Marathon Mental Preparation – Wednesday 21st February, after Club Run – Ideal for all those tackling a spring marathon, the perfect way to focus the mind.
Family Flip Out – Friday 9th March, evening – Fun for all the family, we’ll visit Flip Out in Stone – so get our your seat and jump around! Little Bats very welcome!
Marshall Training – Wednesday 21st March, following club run – An important development evening to refresh club members on marshalling duties and some necessary safety points. We strongly encourage as many club members as possible to attend.
Spring Treble – Date provisionally 12th, 19th and 26th April TBC – join us for our fantastic 5-mile(ish) off road courses and Hanchurch, Milford Common and Barlaston. As always you’re welcome to run or marshal – please come along and support your club!
Club AGM – Date TBC 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.