Tuesday Announcements 30th June

30 June 2020 - By Bill Smythe

Balance Stress with Rest
Successful athletes place equal importance on the stress and rest parts of the training equation. You should too. Stress+rest=progress

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.

Running Buddies

Would you like to run with others that are your pace but don’t know who to ask? or just want to meet other members of the club, then the Running Buddy Survey is for you. We are looking to create a list of running buddies who can help you find other members to run with until we get back to our normal club running.

See Facebook group for the full post and please take the survey.


WRC Virtual 5k Race 2

37 members took part in race 2 of the summer virtual 5k series with James Clarke leading the way on improvement from race 1 with 6.505%. Well done everyone, some great times considering the heat

Phoenix 24

12 members took part in P24. The goal was to run at least 1 mile each hour for 24 hours. Great results for everyone and especially Adam Regan who went the extra mile completing 36.02 miles in total.

The Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee

The GVRAT continues for the 21 brave souls with a number of members now over the 400 mile mark but notably Peter Banks on an amazing 545.8 miles. Rumour has it he left his car at the start so plans to run back to collect it.

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 three of the virtual Tuesday challenge “spell that word” using street signs. Slightly easier word this week. There were quite a lot of visitors to Upper Acres in Witham which probably had the local residents wondering what was going on. Full details on the FB group.

EA weekly 30 run challenge 

The EA weekly 30 continues with 5 members running this week. WRC are sitting 13th 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.

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

See website post for more information.

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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