Wednesday Night Hump Run
The Social 5k
Location: Front Runner (296 Sharrow Vale Road)
Time: 18:20pm aiming to leave the shop for 18:30pm.
Type of Run:
The Wednesday Night Hump Run is a social jog. We do our best to make the pace amenable for a wide variety of runners averaging around 10 minutes per mile, the usual distance for a run is 3 miles. The group size varies from 3 to 25 (this is often swayed by the weather!). We always meet in the shop and leave as close to 18:30pm as possible.
Through the winter months we'll run around Nether Edge, Fulwood and Broomhill but as the days get longer we tend to use the Botanical Gardens and Endcliffe Park.
The Social 5k does what it says on the tin, it's not about running off ahead. It's about enjoying being out and blowing away the midweek cobwebs.
Image: A typical winter Wednesday evening shop run route
We do ask that you bring adequate weather protection. If it's raining and a howling wind please bring a warm layer, jacket and a hat & gloves. However, if it’s blisteringly hot (fingers crossed) sun cream, caps and being well hydrated are equally important. During winter we have a number of high vision vests available to those who would like one.
Who leads the run?
We do out best to send a member of staff on each Wednesday night run but there are occasions when this isn't possible. Thankfully, the run has been going long enough now that there are a number of regulars who are happy to take runs.
Image: A lovely summer shop run going up through the Botanical Gardens