Pub run

Every summer we hold a pub run in themed fancy-dress. Participants assemble at 2pm at Tring train station and follow the Grand Union canal to Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, stopping at each pub along the way and finishing the Steam Coach.

Each year the theme changes, but the spirit stays the same – have fun running together as a club, and raising some money for muscular dystrophy in the process.

For 2019 the theme is pub names and all participants have been allocated a local pub name drawn at random.

The themes and photos from previous years are listed here. The pub run has been running continuously since 2008.

Special recognition to Vince Ellerby who’s brain-child this was and who is the chief organiser each year.

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