New – Virtual Memberships!
14 May 2020 - By Jason Lilley
Recent events have meant that the club has had to come up with new and interesting ways of training and competing, and the success of these virtual activities has attracted interest from a number of runners outside Witham.
We are keen to encourage as many people as possible to take part in our activities, so the committee has decided to offer virtual memberships.
Virtual members will be able to take part in all our activities, including training sessions, competitions and races, and will be able to join to our Facebook group, but will not be actually affiliated to the club. This means that members of other running clubs can apply to join without affecting their affiliation to their current clubs.
Virtual membership costs £10 and will be valid either until England Athletics allows running clubs to train together again, or until 1st April 2021, whichever is the sooner. If virtual members decide to upgrade their membership before the end of the membership year they will receive a £10 discount on a full membership of their choice. EA licences are not available to purchase with virtual memberships.
If you know a runner who might enjoy being a virtual member of our club, please feel free to encourage them to sign up – there is now a ‘Virtual Membership’ button on our website home page.
Anyone with a with regular membership is already entitled to take part in all of our virtual events. Existing members who have not yet renewed their memberships are not excluded from applying for a virtual membership, but we would encourage existing members to purchase a regular membership where possible, to remain affiliated to the club and therefore be able to train with us in person again and represent us in races once they resume.