Category: EVRC News

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?

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.