22 April 2021 - By Bill Smythe
Hard Work Pays Off
Doing your best requires only applying your current abilities. Becoming your best requires consistently working to improve those abilities. Dennis Barker
With the start of the new membership year on 1st April those who joined us as Virtual Members should now be renewing their membership, this also includes those who took membership as part of the virtual BD5 race.
For new runners who have started to run with us, WRC offer 4 free trial sessions and after this time you will need to join as a member to continue to train with us.
For fully paid up members from last year, membership will carry over until October but you will need to renew your EA licence if you wish to race as an affiliated runner.
For previous members who were not fully paid up last year and new members you will need to join via the normal means on the website front page.
Tuesday Running Buddies
With the running buddies getting very popular with 20-30 runners in each group we will be looking at venues with a larger area for meeting so we can still maintain social distancing. Please remember when in a public area, pub carpark etc we all represent WRC and need to follow the government guidance at all times.
If you would like to join one of the running buddies groups please speak to Karen Flowers for the 9.30+ or James Attenborough for the 6.30 – 9.00.
South Down’s Way 50
James Blackshaw took part in this event with 6,500ft of elevation, over the South Downs, finishing in 9hrs and 12 minutes. Well done
Essex Marathon & Half Marathon
We had a number of runners at this Essex Marathon & Half Marathon. With some great results.Special mention is Peter Coates, taking on his first ever marathon and managing to go sub 3.
Peter Coates – 2:53:23 – 23rd
Rachel Dingley – 1:50:29 – 148th
Ben O’Leary – 1:50:30 – 150th
John Lloyd – 2:02:48 – 203rd
Ross Silverton – 02:10:12 – 225th
A 6 hour lap challenge events.
Sarah Naughton 26.2 miles
Jodee Mayer – 26.2 miles
Sasha Rush – 26.2 miles
Natalie Lilley – 20 miles
Karen Flowers – 20 miles
Jason Lilley 13.1 miles
Great work all!
On Your Marks
Essex Trail Event in Marks Tey, on a 9 mile course.
Well done to everyone
Thursday Speed Development
This week’s session will be a structured speed session Parklife Please see post for more details and to sign up.
Self Isolation & support
If you are in self isolation, injured, need some support or just need someone to talk to, please reach out to WRC, I am sure all members would be happy to help. You can make contact with our welfare reps Dean and Jo through the website Contact link.