New Members – current programme

Interested in joining Eynsham Roadrunners?

Eynsham Roadrunners are not letting the coronavirus pandemic stop us. Although all face to face activities such as club training sessions and competitions are currently suspended, the club has launched a virtual running programme to encourage everyone to keep running and supporting each other until we can run together again.

“Eynsham Roadrunners are proud to show that you can still get out and run while adhering to the government social distancing guidelines. Running in our beautiful countryside has so many positive benefits and is not only good for our fitness but also for our mental health.”
Simon Walker, Club Chair.

We hope to be able to return to normal soon, and you can find out what we usually get up to at our New Members’ Q&As. In the meantime, you can get involved in our virtual events. To register your interest or to let us know you’re taking part, please email us at eynsham.err@gmail.com. We’ll request your details so we can keep you in the loop. We really hope you’ll join us, but there’s no need to commit until you’ve had a chance to come to our club nights etc. when normal activities resume.

Virtual Running Programme

SaturdayEvery Saturday at 9am is our Virtual Parkrun   Run a 5km route of your choice and post your time to the ERR Strava group or send it to eynsham.err@gmail.com. Results are posted on Saturday night.  
Sunday  The second Sunday of each month is our “How far can I run in an hour?” challenge.   The aim is to see if you can extend the distance each time or just to run for an hour. There is a spot prize of a bottle of wine (in return for a race report).  
Tuesday  Tuesday is Virtual Speed Training   See calendar.  
Wednesday  Wednesday evening is club night with Pilates for Runners LIVE with Frankie Snare. This is currently free to all club members. You’re welcome to try it out first though, to see what you think.  
Thursday  We have solo virtual “Motavations” on the last Thursday of each month.   Simply run a 4-mile circuit, picking a route close to you that is similar to the actual course. The dates are:  
Race 1 30th April Charlton-on-Otmoor “Flat-moor”
Race 2 28th May Bletchingdon “2-hills”
Race 3 25th June Combe I “1-big-hill”
Race 4 30th July Combe II “2-big-ones”
Race 5 27th August Stratfield Brake “Flat-again”  

You can run each race at any time on the dates above. You can run one or all of them, so don’t worry if you’ve missed any.   There’s a spot prize of a bottle of wine, in return for a race report. There will also be bottles of wine for the fastest runner and for the most improved runner at the end of the series.  

How do I let you know I have taken part in a virtual run?

Please email us first at eynsham.err@gmail.com to let us know you’re taking part and are thinking of joining our club. Then request to join the ERR Strava group and post your runs on Strava. If you aren’t on Strava, just email your time to us and then check out the Results page.

Please stay safe, don’t take unnecessary risks and follow the social distancing rules.

Do I have to do all of the above sessions?

No. We will be glad to see you whenever you are able to make it. And remember that some of our sessions like the How Far Challenge and Motavations are monthly and can be run at any time on those days. The Virtual Speed Training can be done any day of the week.

How much does it cost to join?

We appreciate that lots of people have concerns over finances at this difficult time. We want to help bring the communities of Eynsham and the surrounding villages and towns together and new members are not expected to join and pay membership fees until we’re meeting again in person at club nights and so on. We may request your details though for taking part in our virtual member events, etc.

Sounds great. When can I start?

Right away! For more information and to let us know you’re taking part, please email us at eynsham.err@gmail.com.

Don’t forget to request to join ERR on Strava and head to the ERR Facebook page to see some of the lovely pictures club members have taken on their runs.

And see our New Members’ Q&As to find out what we usually get up to.

We look forward to welcoming you to our club.

“One day or day one? You decide.”

Athletes