Its 2017 you've made it! Lets not regret missing things...

Welcome to 2017. Let’s make some massive life changing resolutions, lets change the world, start the revolution!!! Or you could just add a few things into to your diary and onto your to do list. Though do remember procrastination , mañana and generally faffing leads to Patterdale syndrome (I’ll go next year..nope life’s moved on its not happening again).  

EVRC To Do List

·         Check to see if your EVRC membership needs renewing.

How?  http://www.evrc.co.uk/ Log on and in the top right of the page, just under the Strava stats box is your membership details (active or expired inc expiry date). If you need to renew either pay cash or cheque on club night or go here http://www.evrc.co.uk/membership-options (you need to be logged in) and on the right hand side of the screen there’s a couple of boxes e.g full member, click on the add to cart and it’ll take you to the check out with paypal page.

·         Fill in your race and running diary. Here’s a few things…

EVRC Fell champ fixtures are out. http://www.evrc.co.uk/content/fell-running-championship

Sunday sessions. Track is my church Sunday 10:30. 12th Feb, 26th Feb.The basics. “Fitness” tests (easy ones to set a base line for interval target times for the season e.g. 400 at 80% effort etc., including hill times for the steps of doom and terror trail. Drills practice. Basic drills practice to identify weaknesses to work on during the season. Track nights KO 1st wk of March.

Summer League fixtures TBC, but assume mid-month Wednesday April – August.

January 2017

14/01/17: North Mids XC. Wollaton Park (EVRC Champs & GOAT* counter)

R4 and final race of the North Midlands League. All the league entries are included in your membership, all you need is your EVRC vest. They’re brilliant events and are at a different level (considerably higher) than the increasing amount of the well-advertised poorly run events that are appearing in the racing calendar (eg that trail series anybody…..).

15/01/17: East Mids XC. Bramcote Woods (Starts behind the leisure centre). (GOAT counter)

R2 of the East Midlands XC. It’s our race so please either run and get us some points or give us a hand with marshalling. If you could catch up with Stuart or Jim on club night if you can help. All runners and helpers will be rewarded with good Karma and ERIC points.

15/01/17: Nothing to do with EVRC Beer Mile V3.

This has nothing to with EVRC, but it is big and clever. It’ll commence immediately after the XC has finished in a secret location. The Nothing to with EVRC Beer/Gin/other guidelines are here http://www.evrc.co.uk/content/nothing-do-evrc-beer-mile-guidelines

29/01/17: Tiger Tor Fell Race: It’s the 1st EVRC fell champs race! Get those early points on the board.

Confirmed Social Shenanigans

04/02/17: EVRC’s Big Awards Party Saturday (EVRC’s BAPS) The Royal Oak in Ockbrook http://www.evrc.co.uk/presentation-evening

It’s the annual awards night to officially close off the 2016 season. The big winners will be revealed on the night and trophies handed out. We’ll have our traditional gift redistribution charity raffle and we’ll consume lots of food and ale. Tickets are subsidised and are available from the link above or on club night from Dani or Pete. Food is included in the £10.

25/03/17: EVRC on tour. Wales, CMC hut. Some running up hills, running down hills, bunkbeds, ale, sheep, whisky, rock-climbing, expert navigation demonstrations, maybe a fell race. See Mr Lander.

19/08/17: EVRC on tour. Iceland the farewell race (3rd visit for some of us). Marathon, ½ Marathon, 10k, Lazy Town 3k. Black Death. Rotting Shark. Swimming Whales. Dead Whales. Volcanoes. Saucepan banging. Bjork. Yoghurt. Music Festival. Art Festival. Icelandic gangsta rap…gonna go to yo san franiscooo to get yo gunnno. Prancing horses. Geysers. Hot spas. Enthusiastic scrubbing and one hell of a post-race party. See Mr Wadelin.

New for 2017

The *GOAT champs your best XC + your best road league + your best fell race = your GOAT score. Who truly is the greatest EVRC all round runner? Details coming soon.

National Fell relays return 15/10/17 somewhere in North Wales. We’ll be sending a team so confirm that you want in now (ok not new but it had a sabbatical last year).

Cross keys Road & Fell relay . 2 road legs + 2 fell legs, this should be right up our street. Date TBC (mid sept).

See you Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday , busy busy. John W