Tuesday announcements 04 August

5 August 2020 - By Bill Smythe

“All I do is keep on running in my own cozy, homemade void, my own nostalgic silence. And this is a pretty wonderful thing. No matter what anybody else says.”
Haruki Murakami 

A return to some group running 

A pilot was carried out this week to test the Covid secure environment and see if we can carry out formal group running safely. We will be reviewing this and will provide an update shortly. A copy of our Risk Assessment and health questionnaire are available on the website in the members section.
In the meantime, if you want to run in smaller informal groups up to 6 people whilst maintaining social distancing join the running buddies. More details available from Liz Prior or myself.


Well done to Leanne Andrews for running the furthest ever in a month,101.3km. Yes, you can be very proud of your achievement.


Anita Grainger completed the Cotswold Classic Tri with a 17 minute PB. Well done.

Swim:     00:36:50
Bike:       03:05:44
Run:       02.26.35

Total:     06.09.56

Upcoming races 

Races are starting up again in Covid secure environments. Offerings below from chiptiminguk.

Hoveton Hall 5K

  • 28/8 & 26/9
  • Multi terrain course

Thetford Trails 5K

  • 15/8 & 12/9
  • Trail Run
  • Addition dates are expected to be launched for Oct, Nov & Dec.

Snetterton Race Track 10K is also confirmed.

  • 17/1/21
  • Fast Flat. Great for PB’s
  • There is also a 5K event

There are also some trail events being organised by Mid Essex Casuals and Essex Trail Events.

Strava Art

Strava art continues with Emoji!  Let’s see your best smiley faces. Just one post so far from Crispy. Check out the post for rules and further details.

Spell that Word 

Week eight of the virtual Tuesday challenge “spell that word” using street signs. With this week’s word it should be a short JOG to the end. Full details on the FB group.

EA weekly 30 run challenge 

The EA weekly 30 continues with 5 members running this week. WRC finished 15th this week and remain in 12th in the overall team scores. You can still sign up and join the WRC team, it’s just 30 minutes each weekend. Details in post.

The Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee

The WRC runners continue to arrive at the finish line in Tennessee. Well done everyone.

Runr competition 

Don’t forget to enter the Runr free competition on the FB group. Chance to win a tech hat or visor and money off.

Chelmsford Half Marathon 

All those who have asked for a place should have a received an email from Liz S with details of payment.

Essex Way Relay

Fantastic interest in the event which will run through September. Look out for further posts and details.

Facebook Page 

We have created a new Facebook page as a point of contact for non-members. Please like the page to make it more visible on Facebook.

Link here:  https://www.facebook.com/WithamRunningClub/

Future Events

Other fun events to start soon are “Run the Rock” and Virtual 10k

Self Isolation & support

If you are in self isolation and need some support please reach out to WRC, I am sure all members would be happy to help. There is also a post from Jason and Jo, our welfare reps on the website. 

Great to start seeing people and catching up through the running buddies.  Stay safe and well.


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