We are predominantly a running club but we also like to make friends and get involved in Social activities. Throughout the year we have pasta night, sports day, summer social events, monthly pub & grub, quiz night, bowling and some trips away.
The best way for members to keep up to date with what’s going on is follow our club’s Facebook group. The newsletter will have most of the upcoming events if you are not on Facebook.
For short notice social activities like drinks or pub quiz join the social/racing WhatsApp group. Email email@example.com with your name and mobile number so you can be added.
We also have an Instagram group for recent pictures and some from the past.
Below are some of the Social events we try to organise for the club on a yearly basis.
Pub & Grub (on hold while pubs closed)
Every 1st Thursday of the month we meet at the Jack Phillips pub in Godalming for food, drinks and a chat. This is after the usual club run/hill session at 8pm.
Quiz nights/Bowling and other activities
There are 2 quiz nights we go to, Richmond arms on Thursday or The star on Sunday. We also on occasion go bowling or out for a few drinks. Join the WhatsApp group if you are interested.
Date and details to follow for the next WH treasure hunt.
Date and details to follow for the next WH Santa hunt event.
In April we hold the Waverley Harriers’ famous annual pasta night after the club run. We normally have a special guest to give a talk. In 2019 Cranleigh parkrun stalwart and London Marathon ever-present Chris Finill came for a chat about his exploits over the last 30+ years of marathon and ultra running.
This is just £10 per person and you can pay on the night!. All money received will go to this years’ spring marathon runners raising money for charity.
We will need volunteers for salads and puddings if you can help! There will also be a raffle – so please bring along a prize and some extra money for your tickets.
More details will be in a newsletter closer to this date
Wing for Life world run/Weekend away
In May 2019 a group of us went to Munich to take part in a race called the wings for life world run where a car slowly chases you. We combined this with a weekend away exploring the city, drinking beer.
Wey Back summer social
The Second Wey back summer event will be in June or July 2020. This event combine’s everyone’s love for running with a social event afterwards.
Meet at 11am at the Wilfred Noyce centre. If you are running late you can catch us up along the river, We will be jogging at a easy pace.
The plan is an easy jog/run from Godalming to Guildford along the river followed by a leisurely stroll back to Godalming stopping at 10 drinking establishments on the wey back.
Annual Sports Day
This will be your opportunity to relive your halcyon primary school days with events such as the egg & spoon race and the three-legged race.
There will be medals
Bring your family, your friends, a picnic and some sun.
Egg & Spoon
3 Legged race
Wheel barrow race
Backward running race
4 person reverse relay (mixed teams)
Shoe golf (will be explained)
Shark (will be explained)
+ Many more
This event is normally in July. More details closer to the event.
Great South social
After the Great South run in October we go to Gunwharf quays for a celebratory drink and food. If your not racing your still welcome to joins us. We will have more details on this towards the end of the year (2021)
The Waverley Harriers AGM is held in December in The Richmond Arms in Godalming. This will be followed immediately by the Christmas party. Items on the agenda include end-of-year reports, an update on the club finances and the election of a new committee.
All attendees will receive a voucher for a free drink and of course, no gathering of ours would be complete without a raffle! This year we invite you to bring either a prize for the raffle or a charitable donation. Snacks and nibbles will also be received gratefully!
Club draw for the London Marathon
Each year our club is allocated two/three places for the next year’s London Marathon. To qualify for the draw at the Christmas party, you must have:
* entered the main ballot and been unsuccessful
* represented the club in a race on at least three occasions in the last year
If you would like to enter please email David a copy or your rejection letter/email and also which 3 races you represented our club at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any questions or suggestions please email email@example.com