Christmas Party 8th December

The RV Christmas Party is on the 8th December at Locks Heath Social Club on Duncan Road in Parkgate.  It's starts at 7.30pm and costs £10 per person and partners are welcome, we have an amazing live band so should be really good fun.  I have started a food list for us all to bring a dish to keep costs down, please put your name next to a dish you would like to bring and if you would like to add anything please do so.

There are plenty of spaces left all you need to do is pay your money into this account Sort Code 40 47 80, account number 45162203 (please note this is a separate account from the usual one).


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GSR Travel Arrangements

The coach will leave Solent Way in Whiteley at 8am. You can park your car on the road of Solent Way, this is the road opposite The Solent Hotel and we run along it to get to Mollison Rise. The coach will arrive in Southsea at 8.30am it will be a short walk to a pub called The Lord Palmerston. We can use the toilets there and have coffee/tea. I will be leaving her at 9.15am to get to our meeting point which are the benches inbetween the Charity Village and the D-Day museum. This spot is near the toilets and the start and near the baggage drop off. It would be good to have a team photo at 9.45am and if there is space a bit of a warm up.
Orange warm up is 10.20am so need to be in the "pen" just after 10am.
White warm up is 10.38am so need to be in the "pen" by 10.30am
Green warm up is 10.55am so need to be in the "pen" by 10.45am. 
If it is cold I suggest you take an old jumper/sweatshirt that you don't mind discarding when the race starts, they are all collected up and given to charity.
Jamie will see me at mile 6 and then walk over to the finish to support, he will be on the right hand side and this is where we can all go to cheer everyone in. Once all RV members are through we meet at the letter "V" in the charity village and the caoch leaves Southsea at 2.30pm.
My advice is to bring a sandwich for afterwards and warm clothes as there will be a bit of hanging around.
Really looking forward to it :)

Sunday 17th September

There is a long training run opportunity again for Sunday 17th September. The route is the same as 2 weeks ago. Out from Whiteley towards Fareham, down to Lee on Solent, to Stub. Then back to Whiteley. Emily is doing 20 and is setting off at 6.45am. I will join her for the last 15 miles if anyone would like to join us for some of it. It worked well with people meeting up at The Solent Hotel and running out to meet us or joining us along the route. 
If you are interested can you let me know how many miles you would like to do and then people can hook up to run together if they would like to. The plan is to finish at the Parsons Collar approx 10.30am for coffee x

New Forest 10k/Half Marathon Info

By now those of you who are doing the NF 10k/HM you should have received your email notifying you of race day instructions. Here's my advice

We meet at The Solent Hotel at 7.15am and car share to the run, please comment if you are happy to drive/need a lift.

There is only one road in and out of the race village and it gets extremely busy, best be there early and have a coffee and a banana.

Don't forget your £3 for car parking and money for tea/coffee/refreshments.

We pick up our numbers on the day as we will be there early.

We base ourselves in the refreshment arena as there are tables and benches.

We drop our bags into the baggage tent.

As soon as we finish our race we stay in the finish area to cheer everyone in (the baggage tent is by the finish so we can get bags so we don't get cold)

Temperature outlook is good about 16 degrees

Once everyone is in we can go back to the refreshment arena for refreshments. I would suggest you bring a sandwhich to eat after the run as it can take a long time to get out of the event as well.

Basically it is a big event and gets very busy but it is very well organised and is a great atmosphere.

Health Education Event

On Monday 25th September at 6.30pm RV is holding a Health Education Event and our guest speaker is Dr Stephanie Hughes.

Dr Stephanie Hughes is a private GP based at Winchester GP's and she has a special interest in holistic (whole person) medicine. Dr Hughes has kindly agreed to come and talk to RV members about health related issues to running and one of her main focus's will be on runner's Iron levels and symptoms of B12 deficiency. Please can you let me know asap whether you can attend.

Parkrun Takeover & RV BBQ

Please can all volunteers be at Fareham parkrun by 8:30. The pre event set up needs to be there about 8:15 and the pre course inspector needs to give feedback to the RD by 8:30. Marshals need to have a mobile with them and take a lanyard with the RD contact details to report any incidents. The RD this week is John Salt .

The turnaround marshal and the marshals along the route needs to give themselves enough time to get into position before 9 . So they can judge what time they need to arrive but usually 8:30 is enough.

From 1pm RunVerity is hosting a BBQ at 50 Mollison Rise, PO15 7JX, please feel free to come along, bring a side dish and a bottle, all welcome.

Updated T&C's

Terms & Conditions

RunVerity’s terms and conditions are standard and are based upon 'common sense' and 'normal expectations' from a running coach and running community.



All members must complete the online application form and health questionnaire upon joining RunVerity.

RunVerity’s aim is to provide an opportunity to enjoy a 1 hour run in a safe and supporting environment.  The hour sessions are group coached and consist of a warm up, running drills, a planned 3 mile run around Whiteley then cool down stretching.  Participants have an opportunity to increase their mileage by adopting a looping back system where the front runners run back to the back runner in a loop which ensures that the group stay together and the group can run as a mixed ability group without leaving anyone behind. By being a member or RunVerity you agree to the looping back system and will fully involve yourself in this.

RunVerity has the right to ask members to leave the group if they are disruptive and/or put other members’ enjoyment at risk.


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The RV BBQ is on Saturday 2nd September from 12pm, very informal come and go as you please.  I just need to have final numbers  by Friday 24th August including partners and/or children. Many thanks. If you could email me that would be great x

RV Weekend Run

I know a few people are sorted for Saturday but wanted to put it out there that Emily Giles and I will be running from Whiteley on Saturday to the parkrun and we are aiming to do 10 miles. The pace will be very steady and you are more than welcome to join us at various points along the way. We will be setting off at 6.50am and will be running down Swanwick Lane, up Swanwick hill, along to Park Gate, down Hunts Pond Road, through Titichfield, along Stubbington Lane into Stubbington and along the front to Lee on Solent. I'm sure there will be plenty of RV people to give anyone a lift back after the parkrun and tea and cake. Please use the comments box if you would like to join us along the way x

RV Request

As the latest beginner's course draws to an end I would like to ask a favour to all RV members, would you mind answering these 4 questions and either emailing me or PM your answers as I would like to use real life running journeys for my next ad campaign. Many thanks

RV Beginner's Graduation Week

RV Beginner's Graduation Week

Good Morning, hope you have all had a good weekend. Busy week for RV this week, don't forget RV Beginner's Graduation drinks in The Parson's Collar @9pm, and if you fancy joining us for a run and chit chat before you are all quite welcome to do the beginner's last session @7.45pm. This means that on Saturday 19th August we will be having the graduation Parkrun, at Lee on Solent, so again if you fancy coming along to support/run that would be great. xx

Gravel 5 Info

I am planning on being at QECP for 3pm on Saturday, meeting everyone on the lower field just behind the visitor centre.  This is where the start will be and also where the BBQs are. We have access to these BBQ's on Saturday so if you would like to stay after the run just bring some food to cook for yourselves, paper plates etc or a picnic, something to sit on and we can make a bit of an evening of it once everyone is in.  Don't forget your car parking money and if you could car share that would be brilliant. Any questions just message me and I look forward to seeing you on Saturday x