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EVRC Club Night Update

The EVRC committee met recently to discuss the revised rules from England Athletics (EA) regarding club activities.

Efforts will continue with 2 coaches each Wednesday but the number of participants (per coach) allowed has been increased to 12.

EA have introduced very strict new guidelines for club nights for EVRC to maintain affiliation and insurance, including:

  • a mandatory LIRF qualified run leader for each group
  • a mandatory risk assessment to be completed prior to each run, for each route / group
  • groups of up to 12 runners allowed but must comply with 2 metre social distancing rule

The committee feels these new rules would burden to the current run leaders and with the layout of Evesham it would be impossible to maintain the 2metre gap.

We also need to be mindful of the reputation of the club and want to prevent antagonising the public by seeming to flaunt government guidelines regarding social distancing.

This means that Monday and Thursday night runs will continue to be suspended.

We know many members will be disappointed that normal club night won’t be resuming until further notice but we hope you will support this decision.

So, for now, please continue to run independently in small socially distanced groups, ideally no more than 6. We would also ask you not to wear club vests outside of efforts sessions. You are welcome to use the club’s Facebook page to arrange runs with other members.

If any member is struggling to find a running buddy, please contact the committee and we will try to put you in touch with other members of a similar pace.

The committee would welcome any suggestions about activities you would like to see put on for members as well as feedback regarding the restarting of efforts.

Efforts so far: what do you think?

Challenge 3: 7 Days a Runner

Evesham 10k photographer-extraordinnaire, Charmaine Mitchell, has been a dedicated supporter of our event, taking pictures of happy (and not so happy) runners. What you might not know is that she’s also a dedicated runner; a very dedicated runner.

Charmaine has now completed over 1,000 consecutive days of running! Every single day, come rain, shine, sleet or snow, she has headed out to run at least a couple of miles.

Our challenge to you is to try that for just the next seven days. Starting on Monday 20th, finishing on Sunday 26th July, we want you to run at least 1km each day.

Please only do this if you are fit enough, and don’t have any niggling injuries.

Keep us updated with how you’re getting on by sharing your photos and runs on Strava and in our Facebook group.

Happy running!

Challenge 2: 31:58

Our intrepid runners notched up an impressive 3,611.38km in the first week of the July 10,000km challenge. Keep up the great work!

The 2019 Evesham Town 10k was won by Tom Bains in a fantastic time of 31:58.

Our challenge is simple: How far can you run in that time?

Start your watch and run as far as you can in 31:58, then submit your time below.

Add your name and distance below, as well as your best 5k time in the past twelve months. We will announce an overall winner (whoever ran the furthest) and an adjusted winner based on the 5k time.

31:58 Challenge

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  • What's your best 5k time over the past twelve months (approximate is fine)?

Challenge 1: ‘Water’ Great 10k

During our 10,000km July challenge we’ll be asking you to do some mini-challenges. Some are simply fun, some might be a bit more, well, challenging.

The Evesham Town 10k water station provides welcome relief to runners as they pass by the beautiful Hampton Ferry twice during the route.

The first challenge is a simple one. Run 10k this weekend, but make it water themed in the most imaginative way you can and add a photo as a reply to our Facebook post or on your run in our Strava club.

Please do not do anything risky or dangerous around water!

There is some rain forecast, so you could just go for your wettest run ever, find the most beautiful lake or river you know, have part of the run around your garden while someone sprays a hose at you, set up your own fancy water station … whatever you can think of.

If you want to be hyper-accurate, our water stations are placed at 3.6km and 6.9km from the start.

Don’t forget, if you don’t use Strava you can submit your run here to be added to our total.

Restarting Efforts

We’re restarting Efforts Sessions this Wednesday, 24th June – but we can only offer sessions to limited numbers. 

To be fair to all members, we will be conducting a ballot to determine who can come to this first session.

How we manage future sessions will depend on demand this week, and how the evening goes.

You’ll need to enter the ballot before 7pm on Tuesday 23rd June.

Click here for more details and ballot entry

We’re currently updating our risk assessment and the final details of how the sessions will be structured, and we’ll share all of this with you as soon as they’re complete.

It’s been a strange few months, but we hope you have been able to keep up with the running habit, and have kept safe and well. We’ be updating you again soon with details about social runs, the club’s AGM, committee structure and more over the coming weeks.

Best wishes

The EVRC Committee

Club runs cancelled

Tonight’s club run is cancelled, as are all official club runs / efforts sessions* until further notice.

We’re sorry to do this but in view of the government’s advice just now to avoid unnecessary social contact we’re going to suspend all official club activities, effective immediately.

There will be no club run tonight – please let people know who may not have seen this message.

This is obviously a fast-moving situation, and we will update you with more detail when we’ve had time to discuss what we should do next, but wanted to get this message out quickly ahead of tonight’s run.

* Update, 22/6/2020 – Efforts sessions are restarting on 24/6/2020, click here for details.

The 2020 Evesham Town 10k

The popular Evesham Town 10k will take place on Sunday 5th July 2020.

An accurate chip timed route around the streets, parks and riverside paths of historic and beautiful Evesham in Worcestershire. The course has some unsealed sections but is suitable for ordinary running shoes.

After the overwhelming popularity of the fun run in previous years, we are once again pleased to offer a fun run for children aged 14 and under.

We will include a measured mile race around Crown Meadow and Abbey Park for children aged 9 to 14.

Click here for more details and to register.