Poplar Running Club

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We are a running club with a mission to get people active and fitter, offering a chance to be part of a very friendly and encouraging team. We cater for all levels of runners, with varied sessions throughout the week. Poplar Running Club was set up in Loughborough by Lee Dawson, Darryl Hughes and Kevin Brooks with the aim to get people running with a smile on their face. Now the club has grown to more than 100 members of all ages and abilities, and has running groups in Loughborough, Mountsorrel and Quorn. We do several different events during the week, all at 6:30pm: Monday - Coached Sessions Tuesday - Mountsorrel Runners Wednesday - Main Club night / Beginners Night Thursday - Endurance / Longer Distance Runs Junior Pops -…
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A letter from our club Captain

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In the summer of 2014, Shaun 'Bomber' Crowson and Simon Hardy covered 96 miles in a bid to raise money and awareness for the Falcon Centre. It worked! I, myself, had never heard of the work they did and how much they relied on community support. 2015 and 2016 saw the introduction of Beacon 24. Another brainwave from Bomber to raise money and awareness for the homeless shelter. On both occasions, we met many people associated with the charity and a bond was formed between us Pops and the Falcon support team. Last week when thinking about how to end our last running session of the year, I thought about a club 'Secret Santa', but then my mind went to thoughts of the Falcon Centre. Rather than give to each…
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2017 Race Calendar

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Introducing, the Pops 2017 race list. Hopefully there is something for everyone! We've included races for all abilities, different distances and a mixture of terrains. We appreciate that there are other great commercial races you may wish to enter that don't feature on this list however these are the races Pop's are looking to focus on and support in number during in 2017! January 4th Leicester 5k Winter Series January 15th Derby Runner XC Sinai Park January 29th LRRL Barrow 6 February 1st Leicester 5k Winter Series February 5th Charnwood Hills February 12th LRRL Kibworth 6 February 19th Derby Runner XC Allestree Park February 26th LRRL Stilton 7 March 5th Derby Runner XC Bosworth March 12th LRRL Markfield 10k March 18th Charnwood Marathon March 19th Ashby 20 March 26th LRRL…
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