Category: EVRC News



When? Monday 28 March, 1830

Where? Meet Viaduct Meadow Car Park (under Abbey Road Bridge)

What’s the trophy challenge?· One mile, out & back course· Split time taken at the half-mile turning point· Final time taken at the mile finish· Winner = he/she whose outbound half mile time is closest to their return half mile time· So, how fast or slow you go doesn’t matter, perfectly even pacing means you win a massive trophy (see Note 2) you can keep forever, presented later that evening in a local pub (after the Monday Club runs).Simples!By the way, the mile run is ‘naked’ (see Note 3) of technology. No watches, GPS timers, phones etc allowed. Run on feel, feel the love.

How does this work with Monday runs?· Sign up for “The Colin Trophy” on the app to take part· Also sign up for your choice of Club run if you’re doing that too – these will commence immediately after the one-mile challenge finishes.· Mass warm up at 1830, final race instructions, do the mile challenge (you should all be finished 1850ish)· Join your Run Leader for your Club run.· Regroup in a local pub (TBC) for results and the trophy presentation.Notes:1 – If this is bewildering, sign up on the app and just show up2 – It really is a seriously impressive trophy, and large. Trust me on this one.3 – As the word ‘naked’ has been used, be assured Robert will be under close supervision at all times 😊.See you Monday.

AGM 9th May 2022

Please keep 7:45pm on Monday 9th May 2022 free for the Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).We need all paid up members to attend so you can have a say on how you would like your club to proceed going forward. The meeting will take place at Raphael’s Restaurant.

Christmas & New Year update

Next Monday 20th December will be our last official club run until the New year, so let’s make it one to remember. Get yourself adorned with as little or as much festive sparkle as you want and stick around for a mince pie afterwards.
Full details will be on the app as usual. Don’t forget you still need your high vis.
Normal runs will return as follows:
Mon 10th Jan Club night
Wed 12th Jan Efforts

Christmas Party 11/12/2021

Tickets are now available for this years Christmas Party
Location: Evesham Football Club
Saturday 11th December at 7:15pm onwards
Food: Provided by the Spud man to include a choice of cheese, Beans, Chicken Curry, Chilli con Carne, Tuna Mayo
Disco for plenty of dancing
£15 per person. Guests welcome at £15 each
Payment is needed to secure your place using using your full name as the reference:
Account name: Evesham Vale Running Club. Sortcode: 30-93-11 Account no: 00483901
Please let us know if you have any allergies or dietary requirements
Tickets need to be paid by November 30th.

Monday club runs are back

The new format of Monday club runs and efforts sessions are now happening regularly. If you want to join one of the regular club runs or efforts sessions you will need to book a place using the My Running Club app. Look out for future planned runs under the “Training” section of the app. All runs are led by a qualified (LiRF) run leader and there are normally groups to suit all paces.

If you are not a member of the club please use the Contact us function on this site and we can set you up on the app with temporary access so that you can come and try out before committing to join the club.

You can download the app to your phone/tablet or use the webpage on a computer to register. Please sign up with the name and email address you have registered with the club.

iPhone :-

Android :-

Website :-

Places are limited and get booked up quickly as we don’t have enough run leaders and continue to rely on the same small number of amazing volunteers to organise and lead the sessions.

If you are interested in becoming a run leader please contact a member of the committee. The club will pay for you to do the England Athletics LiRF course.

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.