Tuesday Announcements 14th July

14 July 2020 - By Bill Smythe

“I could feel my anger dissipating as the miles went by–you can’t run and stay mad!”
Kathrine Switzer 

A return to some group running 

Awaiting further guidance from England Athletics following announcement by the Government to allow sports facilities to reopen.


Ekiden Virtual Relay

Great results from the 8 WRC teams that entered. Team results below and full results are on the website. Well done everyone.

Ladies Open – Jodee’s Joggers 15th in 3:58:45

Over 60s – Witham 60s & 70s Allstars 5th in 3:17:40

Ladies SuperVet – Witham RC FSV 8th in 4:18:18

Mens Vet – Witham RC Mens V40 2nd in 2:37:43

Mixed – Witham RC Mixed 22nd in 03:09:41

Mixed  – Witham V2 MX 132nd in 03:55:18

Mens Open – Witham Running Club Mens Open 5th in 02:31:25

Ladies Open – Witham SSR-LAB 19th in 04:12:56


The Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee

The 21 WRC runners continue to cross Tennessee passing the 400 mile mark. Has anyone seen Pete on the way back yet?

Strava Art

Strava art has started with a large grey mammal from James Crisp.  Check out the post for rules and further details.

Spell that Word 

Week five of the virtual Tuesday challenge “spell that word” using street signs. This week’s word is about putting some get up and GO into your run. Full details on the FB group.

EA weekly 30 run challenge 

The EA weekly 30 continues with 5 members running this week. WRC finished 7th this week and have moved up to 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.


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.


I hope you are all keeping well and great to see people getting back together for some SD group runs.  Stay safe.


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