The core of our fitness and friendship – meeting weekly for a local Evesham run. Some attend religiously, others duck in and out as they feel. If you’re not a member of the club, feel free to join us for a week or two to see how you might fit in.
We meet on Mondays at the Trumpet at 7pm for a run which lasts 45-60 minutes and could be between 5-10km (3-6 miles). People run in groups of similar speeds, and you’ll always find someone to run with. If you can run 5k in 40 minutes you will find someone to join you. If you can’t, then it might be worth trying our Couch25k program.
Wednesdays at the Trumpet at 7pm for ‘efforts’ sessions – these are coached by a qualified club member and will focus on aspects of running like speed or hills. Suitable for all abilities – hard work, but very rewarding.
On Thursdays at 7pm we meet at Evesham Leisure Centre. Normally a smaller, social group – the focus is on fun rather than speed. A great way to catch-up and get to know people.
Guidelines for Safe Running on Club Nights
All runners must take personal responsibility for their own safety, whilst keeping a watchful eye on others running in the same group.
The following guidelines will be followed by all runners:
- When running in the dark,runners must wear high visibility jacketsideally with reflective features. You can also accessorise with LED lights and a headtorch. Be aware that drivers may find it difficult to see you if you are not highly visible.
- Have your name, address and phone number on a card or paper pinned in your jacket or in a pocket or bracelet. Include the number of your nearest contact who wouldneed to know in the case of injury.
- MP 3 players must not be worn whilst on club runs.
- Take particular care when crossing side roads and driveways
Running in groups
- Join a group of runners who run at a pace suitable to your personal speed and distance. If you are not sure which group to join, please ask the Run Coordinator(the person who does the pre-run speech) to help you.
- Each group must elect a leader, who will explain the proposed route and approximate time and distance to be run. Thegroup leader should ensure the route, distance and proposed time is appropriate to the abilities of the group.
- A head count must be taken to ensure that everyone setting out on the run is accounted for on return.
- Runners will say their name so that everyone can be easily identified. Groups of over six runners should appoint a sweeper. Groups should not be more than 10 runners.
- If possible at least one member of a group should carry a mobile phone.
- If anyone decides to leave the group whilst out on the run, they MUST inform the Group Leader. It is very important that checks are made throughout the run to ensure that no one is left behind.
Accidents and incidents
- In the event of an incident, checkthat anyone injured is kept safe and comfortable. If appropriate contact emergency services, using 999 or 112. If relevant someone should be nominated to return to the club base (The Trumpet on Mondays / Wednesdays; Leisure Centre on Thursdays) with them.
- If necessary, phone the personal contact of the injured runner.
- All incidents, regardless of severity or outcome, must be reported to the committee. The welfare officer / chair will record the details in the accident book.
Junior / Under-18 runners
- Current EVRC club insurance and liability doesnot cover junior participation
- Any queries from under-18s must be referred to the committee who can advise about suitable alternative clubs.
- Any junior who attends a club night must first speak with a member of committee who will be able to advise if there are any reasons why they are not able to run on that occasion
Thank you for helping keep EVRC a safe and friendly club.
Training on other occasions
- Personal safety is paramount -please don’t take unnecessary risks just to run
- If out training alone, let someone know where you are going and roughly when you expect to return
- Carry an ICE number –‘In Case of Emergency’ who to contact e.g. home.
- Make sure you have a mobile phone which is charged, has credit, is switched on and not on silent
- Try to run with a buddy, vary your routes and try to stay withinwill lit areas, avoiding deserted places
- Wear high visibility& reflective clothing during the winter months
- Care shouldbe taken when running on roads. Where there is no pavement, runners should wear hi visibility clothing and run facing oncomingtraffic
- Care should be taken off road and around livestock
- Ensure that you wear appropriate clothing and footwear for theconditions.
- On long runs (especially off road) runners should carry adequate food and water supplies