Next years Kröv trip will be from Thursday 5th June 2014 - Monday 9th June 2014
The 2015 and (maybe) final event takes place between Thursday 21st May & Monday 25th May. It is suggested we fly out out on Ryanair FR752 07:20 Stansted to Frankfurt Hahn, return Monday on FR761 to share lifts & mini bus hire to Kröv.
Many members know all about the clubs annual trip to Kröv in Germany...The midnight run through the stunning village of Kröv on the banks of the Moselle river. The hiring of bikes for an easy ride along the river banks, the boat trip, the eating, the drinking til the early hours in The Romerkeller, owned by Jurgen, the best barman in the world.
Most years between 25 to 30 of us go along, we take the midnight race itself seriously, (we always want to beat the Germans) but the rest of the long weekend is very chilled. Graham Bayes is happy to organise B&B's in the village as before.
The 25th Kröv midnight run was another great success for us. Considering we had as usual tried valiantly to drink the whole village dry in the days leading up to the race all our runners ran brilliantly.
Graeme, Les, Clare and Heather ran in the 8 pm 3800 metre event, Graeme coming 3rd in his category, and Clare showing her patriotism by wearing the flag of St George over her shoulders.
At 20 minutes to midnight the main race began. Tim, Graeme and the chairman once again showed the Germans a thing or two!! by running in thongs, any resemblances to Borat's mankini were purely accidental.
This time Mandy wore the cross of St George, and Graham waved his union jack as he ran, that showed um!!!!
As we ran through midnight Elaine became 50, and we all celebrated with cake, balloons, beer and wine, in the huge village hall after the race finished. We also watched an amazing firework display across the Mosel river. Our ladies team finished 3rd in the team event, helped by a small misunderstanding as to the sex of one of our runners.
Our German hosts were very welcoming and treated us all with great kindness as they do every year, party on!