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Update Uttoxeter Horse Racing Social Saturday 17th June

*** 1st June Update ***

10 more people are required so we can get a coach. I know there are a few of you that have said you can come, if you could put your name down on the list that would be great. We can then set up payment details for the coach. Thank you!! — Sally Haycock

We estimate the coach cost at £15 per person.

17th June 2023

Following some excellent feedback for the Social to the Uttoxeter Race Meeting below, we would like to put on a coach for this trip. In order to decide what size coach and how much it will cost, we need you to put your name below so we can get a better idea of this. As long as we get 34 we should be able to get a coach.
There is not much of a discount for buying tickets in bulk to the races, so we request that you buy direct from the site yourself, using this link-
Please buy asap as they do sell out on these types of events. There are different enclosures, priced on where they are. For example, the Centre Course is the cheapest but doesn’t allow access to the parade ring. The grandstand is the next option and then Premier which has views nearer the finish. See the website for further details. (I would think that Grandstand would be more than adequate for all.)
Once we have numbers we will come back to you regarding the cost of the coach, obviously the more we get, the cheaper it will be!!!
The first race is at 17:40 so we will be looking to leave Stafford at about 16:00 (ish) The last race is at 20:40 followed by DJ Vernon Kay until 22:30 (ish), so coach to leave Uttoxeter for Stafford at 23:00.
Thank you all, let’s have a great night out, that doesn’t involve running BUT does include a bit of a flutter and lots of dancing and singing! 90’s dress style is encouraged!!!
Please put your name down for interest in going by bus (prices and booking will be released later) .
This form will close on 9th June.
If you can’t make it for any reason please email me at and I will remove your name.
Full Name

People that have expressed interest so far

Sally Haycock

 John Scott

 Nitesh Thakrar

 Ashley Jones

 Ruth Edwards

 Jo Jo

 Sue Jones

 Mark Jones

 Ian Hodkinson

 Gill Hodkinson

 Pete Chell

 Paul bentham

 Suzanne Brotherhood

 Helen Underwood (Ruths mate)

 Phil Hilsdon

 Karen Hilsdon

 Sarah Tunnicliffe (Phil’s sister)

 Adam Bixter (Sarah T’s partner)

 Matthew Hilsdon


Harrier members that want run in the Showground Relays

It is not long until the Showground Relays. For those that have recently joined us, it is a great event. You run in teams of four and each leg is 2 miles.

If you want to run but don’t have a team of four, we can help. Put your name down below and we will put you into teams.  The cost is £7.50 each.

If you have a team of four the online entry system is open.

Runners for Showground Relays 2023
Full Name
Optional message to the team manager ie what group you run with (improver, progression, slightly harder), maybe people you want in your team

List so far

Justin Green
 Julie Nokes
 Charlotte Vernon
 Sam Jones
 John Finney
 Karen Murray
 Sarah Aitkenhead
 Lisa Sanzeri
 Brian Rawlings
 Rhys McDowell
 Scott Palmer


Volunteers for Showground Relays 14th June 2023


Preparations for this year’s event are progressing well.

This is the second official running event we hold. There is a massive amount of work to do, Ian Hodkinson our Race Director has been busy getting all the official paperwork in place.

To prepare for the event, the Tuesday night speed session will take place at the showground.

To put on this event we will need your help. We have to build the course and get the registration tent ready, in the evening we will need marshalls to guide the runners and to ensure a safe and successful event.

The event is open to up to 400 teams and so there could be 1600 runner and their spectators.

We hope that you will come and join us whether it is to help, marshall, run, or a combination of roles.

To help us in our organisation please can indicate in the message box your availability (all day, from 5 pm, evening) and if you have a specific role you want (or want to avoid).

Helpers for Showground Relays
Full Name
Optional message to the organiser ie your starting time, jobs you want to do (or avoid.


List of volunteers so far

colin mitchell
 Sally Haycock
 John Scott
 Mark Bentley
 Sue Jones
 Val Stuart
 Kerri Delaney
 Simon Bromley
 Graham Williams
 Sue Williams
 Marie Larivoire
 John Finney
 Joan Finney
 Nitesh Thakrar
 Ian Williams
 Debbie McDermott
 Ellie Stork
 Peter French
 Sarah gray
 Karen Murray
 Sarah Bromley
 Julie Pattyson
 Bernard Wilkes
 Vivien Peczek
 Mark Jones
 Michael Dobson
 Michael Dobson
 Sarah Bromley


Events coming up



Stone Pub Run – 1st July

Planned for 1st July – catch the train over to Stone for a 1 pm start, taking in the delights of a few of the local pubs around Stone – further details to follow.

A run and some drinks — so like the Harriers ( I am reliably told that pubs also sell non-acholic drinks — whatever will they think of next)


Harriers Games & Picnic in the Park – 15th July

The annual Harriers Games will be returning this Summer on Sat 15th July after a 3-year absence for Covid etc…

This popular family fun event will be held at Rowley Athletics Track between 12-5 pm

The event is open to all members “young & old” (juniors & seniors)

Who will be competing against each other over various distances for the coveted Gold, Silver & Bronze medals.

Please book this date in your diary and further details will follow nearer the time.


After the games have finished we are planning to hold a “Picnic in the Park”!

During this, there will be the presentation of medals & awards

Plus the traditional game of rounders etc…

Afterward, senior members are encouraged to join up back at the cricket club for drinks & refreshments!

Mental Health Runs

We are excited to announce our upcoming Mental Health Runs. As a club, we are committed to raising awareness about the importance of mental health while promoting physical exercise and well-being. This is our opportunity for us to come together as a community and support each other.

Mental health is a critical component of our overall health and well-being, and we believe that these runs will help us build awareness, promote positive mental health, and support those who may be struggling in our club.
We are encouraging all of our club members and non-members to join the runs. Our aim is to be inclusive and welcoming to everyone. There will be different runs throughout the week which you can choose from.
We will be hosting Mental Health Runs for the dates below:
W/C: 8 May 2023
W/C: 22 May 2023
W/C 5th June 2023
For details on the runs during the week please see  and register for the slot that works for you. The registration is purely to help the run leaders know how many runners are attending.
If you need help or support for mental health issues, please seek out professional help or contact a mental health organisation. Some resources that may be helpful include:
  • Samaritans –
  • Befrienders Worldwide –
  • C.A.L.L. (Community Advice & Listening Line) – 0800 123 737
  • CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) – 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight)
  • Helplines Partnership –
  • Mind Infoline – 0300 123 3393 (Monday–Friday 9am–6pm)
  • The Mix – 0808 808 4994 (Sunday–Friday 2pm–11pm)
  • The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) –
  • Produces clinical guidelines on recommended treatments for different conditions, including guidance about joint crisis plans.
  • NHS 111

Remaining Club kit from the Scimitar order

Limited stock only Vest-small, Tshirt-small, Tshirt-large are available
The committee have voted to remain with Tailored Branding as the supplier for all club kit. However, we have some remaining tops and vests from the Scimitar order which are available in the club shop.
Delivery will be via training nights — please leave a note which session(s) –as we need to transfer kit please don’t expect delivery in a few days.
Tom Davall holds the kits so why not join him on one of his run and collect your order!!
The pictures shown are medium sizes for both top and vest.
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