Tuesday Announcements 23rd June

23 June 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 

Running in organised groups of up to 6 people is allowed outside and has been risk assessed. Please only run on quieter country roads and off road. Please do not arrange groups around town, it is very difficult to maintain a safe 2m distance due to stopping at roads etc. More details and guidance on the website. Look forward to seeing you all soon.

As I write this, the Government announces that pubs can reopen from 4th July so maybe we will still manage to get a pub run in this year.

Club Member of the Month 

Congratulations to Shannon Wing who is this months CMOTM. Despite being very new to running, Shannon chose to sign up to the Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee.  She started off walking many of the 36 miles per week required to finish the challenge and has gradually increased the amount of running she does.  Having never run more than a 10k before she has now managed several long runs, and in May she quadrupled her previous highest monthly mileage. Great work Shannon and well deserved.

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/

Spell that Word 

Week two of the virtual Tuesday challenge “spell that word” using street signs. Slightly more challenging word this week. Full details on the FB group.

Summer virtual 5k / Rogue Front Door 5k series

The second virtual summer 5k and the front door Rogue 5k series ends on Saturday this week. There is an option to run 10k if you wish.  See post for further details

EA weekly 30 run challenge

 The first weekend has passed and results have been uploaded to the EA website. You can still sign up and join the WRC team, it’s just 30 minutes each weekend. Details in post.

Future Events

Other fun events to start soon are “Run the Rock” and Strava Art.

Other non WRC events

Virtual Ekiden Relay -10th – 12th July

The organisers of the event, with support from Ipswich Jaffa’s are going to host this as a Virtual event! It’s free to enter with only a donation to the Essex Air Ambulance asked instead. See website post for more information.

WRC V-RAT 1000

21 runners from WRC continue with the V- RAT challenge.  Great effort by all.

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 wish you all the best of health, physically and mentally and look forward to seeing you all soon.


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