The Christmas Party is nearly here!

  • Just a reminder that the HBAC Christmas party is a week tomorrow!!

It would be lovely to see as many people as possible there to share a drink or two to celebrate the wins, the PBs, the PWs and everything in between in festive style. If you have recently joined the club this is the perfect opportunity to meet the rest of the club properly - partners very welcome too!

We need to have final numbers for tickets on Monday so if you are planning to come but won't be able to buy before then, just drop Katy, Amy or Luke a line and let us know.

Just a reminder of the timings and what treats you get for your £25:

7pm - arrive for drinks

7.30 - buffer dinner

8pm - first line dancing set

9.45pm dessert selection

10pm - final line dancing set

12am - carriages

Look forward to seeing you there 🙂


To purchase your ticket please transfer £25 per person to:
Lloyds Bank 30 93 94
Account number 01111792
Please add your name as reference so that we can track ticket sales. Non club member partners very welcome.

HBAC Christmas PARTY!!!

We're starting to feel 'gently' festive and am beginning to get excited about December (the greatest month of the year?). Even if you're someone who won't allow Christmas to be mentioned ahead of December, make sure you don't miss out on HBACs awesome annual Christmas party and GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!!

Friday 01 December
Devils Punchbowl hotel
£25 per person
Dress code - smart evening wear/going out clothes

Included in this event (and all for a bargain £25) -
- Ceilidh/Line dancing with a live band and caller (all)
- 'Normal' dancing (e.g. Amy)
- 'Dad' dancing (e.g. Fast Jon)
- Plentiful Hot buffet
- A chance to put the luminous wicking fabrics away and dress up nice. Lycra is still allowed if you don't have evening wear
- Fun and a laugh with your running pals, new and old
- Stories to tell and a hangover to nurse

If we sell enough tickets all surplus funds will go into drinks to share

To purchase your ticket please transfer £25 per person to:
Lloyds Bank 30 93 94
Account number 01111792
Please add your name as reference so that we can track ticket sales. Non club member partners very welcome.

If you have any questions or dietary requirements please contact Luke, Katy ( or Amy ( by email, FB or at training

We we look forward to celebrating with you very soon !!

London Marathon celebration (or otherwise) drinks

Well done to the Paris and Brighton marathon-ers - you are done so can relax and enjoy the summer!


Next up, the London Marathon.....

For anyone who is coming along to watch the big race on 23rd April, we are planning to head to the usual venue of the Sports Bar at Waterloo for drinks after(celebration, drowning your sorrows or just any excuse for one).

There is a football game on but the fast crew will be there early to baggsie some seats (no pressure Jon.....)


Look forward to seeing you along the route! And happy tapering and eating for those running 🙂


London Marathon fun bus…..

As we draw near to d-day, that being Sunday 23rd April this year, it is time to see if anyone is keen to do the same as we have the last few years, and jump aboard the marathon fun bus to the London Marathon start line at Blackheath, SE3 ....


The cost is normally around £25 depending on numbers, and we plan to be leaving Haslemere around 7am with a pick up somewhere near the BP garage in Grayshott (7:05am) then straight to race start (with the usual emergency stop at Cobham services I imagine...).


It doesn't matter which start area you are in, we will get dropped off on the Heath and all starts are within 5/10min walk from there 🙂 It is stress free (aside from the navigations...) and you avoid all the squash and squeezes on the trains - the best way to start a big race!


Please can you email Katy Ward( if you would like a space on the bus or have any questions at all about it. Once we have numbers confirmed / almost confirmed we can let you know the exact cost for the bus. NB: it is one way only, we will all need to get train tickets / lift home!

In the meantime, happy training..... and fingers crossed for no injuries....



VLM mini-bus

The 26th April is fast approaching, and for those of us who are lucky / stupid enough, this means London Marathon day is drawing near. As we did last year, we're planning to organise a mini bus to take us to the start of the race in Blackheath (easy access to all starting areas from here).

We will probably be leaving Haslemere around 7am (+/- 30mins, timing still TBC...) with a pick up from the High Street and then the bus stop by the Hindhead double roundabout. The cost will be around £20 per person (depending on numbers) - please note, this is one way only. Please email Katy Ward ( if you would like to join the fun bus...

We will also be suggesting a post marathon meet up venue for drinks / food / congratulations and commiserations for runners and spectators - further info to follow! Until then, happy tapering 🙂