Announcements
Announcements since 29/06/2021
23/06/2022 Winners of 5K Marshals draw for free race places

The draw for the free race places for members who have volunteered to marshal the Werrington 5K  took place on Tuesday club night 22 June 2022.

The winners  were:

Folksworth 15 ( January 2023)  2 places - Tristan Revell and Chas Campen

Sawtry 10 mile ( 4 September 2022)         Denise Fassler

Run Sandringham 10K (25 September 2022) Chas Campen

Run Sandruingham 24 hour event (20 -21 August 2022)  Rodney Hall

Congratulations to all winners, who have been notified by email on how to claim their free place, and thank you to the clubs and organisers who provided our club with free places. 

Also thank you to all who took part in the draw and who have volunteered to marshal our event on Wednesday 3 August 2022 -  if you haven't already volunteered to marshal and are free to do so please let me know on Tuesday club night or contact me on 07757 747 588.

Rod McDonald

Chairman and Race Director

 

12/06/2022 URGENT message - Club night Tuesday 14 June 2022 - Ploughman Pub closed that evening

Please note that the Ploughman Public House will be closed on Tuesday 14 June 2022 for personal reasons.

We will meet as normal at 7pm at the picnic tables at the side of the pub.

As the pub is closed that evening there willl be no toilet facilities , and no food and drink available.

The draw for the free race places for 5K marshalls will now be carried forward to the following week ( Tuesday 21 June ) when we will have access to the pub community room once again.

12/06/2022 5K/3K Marshals draw REVISED DATE : Tues 21 June for free race entries

The 3k/5k marshals draw for the free race places will be now be held  at club night on Tuesday 21  June 2022 at 7pm.

The following places will be in the draw:

Folksworth 15 ( 2 places)

Sawtry 10m ( 1 place)

Sandringham 10 K ( 1 place)

Sandringham 24 hr ( 1 place)

Thanks to those who have volunteered to marshal our 3k/5k event on Wednesday 3 August  - and good luck if you are in the draw. 

10/06/2022 Club Championships - Eye 5K , then 3K Track Event Wed 28 June 2022
The next round of the senior club championships is the Eye 5K on Wednesday 22 June 2022. New for 2022 will be an online entry page where you can get your entry in before race day. 
 
Following that our next Club Championship event is the 3k track event at the Peterborough embankment athletic track on Wednesday 29th June. We have booked the track from 19.15 and members should arrive at that time to register. We will run 3, possibly 4 races on the night, dependent on the numbers who attend, with all those in a given age category running in the same race
 
Tim has agreed to organise the evening but needs 4 or 5 people to help him, firstly with registration and setting up the races and then timing and recording the results. Members can run in their race and help so if you are willing to lend a hand please let Tim know directly on: tim30dstj@aol.com 
 
For those who have not run at the track before, car parking is free in the car park next to the Embankment after 4pm and 3000m is 7½ laps of the track. We will also have access to the pavilion to leave bags etc along with toilets, showers and changing facilities.
 
WJ will cover the cost of the track hire therefore whilst there is no cost to members, any donations made on the night in lieu of an entry fee or contribution to the hire cost will be added to our charity fundraising this year
 
If you've any questions please let Tim know.
08/06/2022 Club Champs Update

Club Championships standings are now available following the round 2 race at the Deeping 10k.

29/05/2022 Change to venue of Sunday Run 5th June

The run on Sunday 5th June will no longer go from Edenham. Rowena has agreed to host as an alternative. Please ask on Tuesday night for the start point.

16/05/2022 Notice of Extra Ordinary General Meeting Tuesday 5 July 2022

EGM (Extraordinary General Meeting) 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN EXTRA ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING OF WERRINGTON JOGGERS WILL TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY 05/07/2022 AT 6.55PM IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM AT THE PLOUGHMAN PUBLIC HOUSE, WERRINGTON CENTRE, WHEN THE FOLLOWING PROPOSALS SHALL BE PUT TO MEMBERS:

  1. THAT THE CLUB ALIGNS ITS SUBSCRIPTION YEAR END WITH THAT OF ENGLAND ATHLETICS, i.e. 31 MARCH, THEREBY REQUIRING MEMBERS WHO WISH TO AFFILLIATE TO MAKE ONE CONSOLIDATED PAYMENT PER ANNUM ON OR BEFORE THAT DATE, COVERING BOTH CLUB SUBSCRIPTION AND ENGLAND ATHLETICS AFFILLIATION FEE.
  2. THAT ALL MEMBERS MAKE AN INTERIM CLUB SUBSCRIPTION PAYMENT OF £7.50 ON OR BEFORE 30 SEPTEMBER 2022, WHICH WILL COVER THE PERIOD 1 OCTOBER 2022 TO 31 MARCH 2023, WHEN THE NEW SUBSCRIPTION YEAR WILL COMMENCE.
  3. THAT THERE WILL BE NO ADDITIONAL COST TO THE MEMBERSHIP AND NO OBLIGATION FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT WISH TO AFFILIATE TO PAY THE ENGLAND ATHLETICS FEE.
  4. PROPOSITIONS AND ALTERATIONS TO THE RULES AND CONSTITUTION–- THAT THE LEAD TIME TO GIVE NOTICE OF AN EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING BE REDUCED FROM SIX WEEKS TO THREE WEEKS 

 THESE MOTIONS WILL BE VOTED ON BY THOSE PRESENT AT THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING, WHERE A SIMPLE MAJORITY OF THOSE ENTITLED TO VOTE WILL BE REQUIRED FOR THEM TO BE PASSED. THERE IS NO PROVISION FOR PROXY OR POSTAL VOTES.  

 

 

R  MCDONALD   (CLUB CHAIRMAN)

 

DATED THIS DAY 16 / 05 / 2022 

16/05/2022 MARSHALLS REQUIRED - Werrington 3k and 5K Wednesday 3 August 2022

To all members.

Once again our turn to host a 5k race as part of the Peterborough GP Series will soon be upon us.

We have an excellent reputation of organizing well run races and we would like this to continue. To do this though we need volunteers to marshal both the junior 3k and senior 5k race on Wednesday 3rd August 2022. We use bus lanes and main roads at a peak time of the evening so marshals are even more important. We also of course have to comply with health and safety requirements.

This is the only race that we host as a club, and the income this generates enables us to maintain club membership subscriptions at their current level.

I hope you can make space in your diary and help out.

As an incentive to volunteer as a marshal, you can, if you wish, have your name entered into a draw for a free entry for one or all of the following forthcoming events:

Folksworth 15 (2 places available) – now rearranged to January 2023 

Sawtry 10 mile (1 place) 4 September 2022

Sandringham 10k (1 place) 25 September 2022

Sandringham 24 hour race (1 place)   19 – 21 August 2022

 Please sign up on the sheet on the notice board that I will bring to club night to advise Ann Woods (our marshal in chief) of your availability, or let me know by calling/ texting 07757 747 588 or e-mail wjchairman@werringtonjoggers.co.uk as soon as possible, indicating which race draw(s) you wish to be entered in, so we can allocate marshal positions. 

The 3k race starts at 7.00pm and the 5k race starts at 7.30pm, so marshals will be required from 6pm on the night, to collect their marshal bibs and get to their positions in good time.

Many thanks

Rod McDonald

Race Director

10/05/2022 Ron Dodson Cup

Congratulations to the winners and runners up of the Ron Dodson Cup. See the results here

05/05/2022 MARSHALLS REQUIRED - Werrington 3k and 5K Wednesday 3 August

Just a heads up to ask members to be available to marshall the Werrington 3k and 5K races on Wednesday evening  3 August 2022. This is part of the Peterborough Grand Prix Series and is the only race we host as a club. The income this generates enables us to maintain club subscriptiions at their current level.

More details to follow by email and website .

05/05/2022 Advance Performance

Remember that if you are shopping at Advance Performance to quote the code provided on our website. Advance Performance are offering Price Match, Loyalty Points and Club Points - overall an attractive deal for Werrington Joggers members.

The code for May is WJ1 022

05/05/2022 England Athletic Affiliation

If you wish to be affilliated with England Athletics  please let Tim Cook have your EA suscription of £16 if you have not already done so. We are proposing to allign the Werrington Joggers year end with that of England Athletics , i.e. 31 March, in order to reduce the administration involved . This will be at no extra cost to members who can choose either to affilliate to EA or not, and there will only be one payment required each year. 

This will require an Extraordinary General Meeting to seek a majority membership agreement:look out for email/website announcement in due course.

05/05/2022 Upcoming Events

Saturday 7 May 2022

9am Claire Cooks 'Hen Party' Park Run at Ferry Meadows - all welcome. There will be cake!

Sunday 8 May 2022 

11am Eye 10k - enter online at www.eye10k.co.uk: entries on the day extra £2 subject to entry limit 500 not being fully subscribed. 1st man and 1st woman Werrington Joggers will be awarded the Ron Dodson Memorial Cup. A momento will also be awarded to  runner up in both categories. 

9am Sunday Club Run - Helpston ( Helpston Cross ) 10 miles - shorter options available

Thursday 12 May 2022

7pm Yaxley Runners Social - at Farmers PH Yaxley PE7 3NT - 6 mile run followed by carvery at the pub

05/05/2022 Congratulations to Andy Keir

Andy Keir sliced 63 minutes off his marathon time to finish the Milton Keynes Marathon in a PB time of 3.23.34 - congratulations Andy.

28/04/2022 Senior Handicap - Race 1

The full results from last weeks Senior Handicap race are now available.

28/04/2022 Kit Shop

Please visit the updated Kit Shop page to order Werrington Joggers branded kit online at Werrington Joggers | UK Supplier | Shotbowl

28/04/2022 Frostbite Runners of the Year

Congratulations on the new Frostbite Runners of the Year

Seniors :

Andy Pitchford

Holly Crosby

Juniors : 

James Hornsby

Zoe Husbands

20/04/2022 Spring Buffet

Just a reminder that we will once again be having a free "Spring buffet" at the Ploughman Public House at Werrington Centre on Tuesday 26th April from around 8.30pm to celebrate not just some of our more recent successes but also being able to get back together again in a social way

I do hope you'll be able to join us and congratulate all our runners who have taken, or are still to take part in marathons this spring and say thank you to the large number of members who help those runners prepare, on their many long training runs!!

We will also present trophies to our Frostbite senior handicap winners, both male and female, and our Frostbite Runners of the series

As always the buffet is free and open to all senior members so its also a great way to have a social chat with friends we often never get the chance to run with

Hope to see you there

Tim

12/04/2022 New Club Record

Congratulations to Paul Halford on setting a new MV45 10k club record in a time of 36:03 at the Thorney 10k

10/04/2022 New Club Record

Congratulations to Ann Wood on setting a new FV60 10k record in a time of 44:48 at Thorney 10k on 03/04/2022

23/03/2022 Handicap Series

Drum roll please! At last, it’s what you’ve been waiting for, return of Handicap! Summer series will kickstart on Thursday 21st April, with 19th May 16th June and 14th of July making up the series.

As a reminder or info for those new to the handicap… Meet in the car park next to the Ploughman for 6:45pm to walk to cuckoos hollow for a 7pm start. It’s a timed 1.5 mile around cuckoos hollow, with runners setting off slower ones first through to fastest last, with the idea that all should finish around the same time. The magic notebook program records the times and adjusts for the next one, based on how well runners finished compared to their expected times. Individual winners on the day will receive a bottle of wine (first timers not eligible for this on their first ever race as there is usually some adjustment within the program needed), and the winner of the series is the one who improves the most over the course of the races.

For those wanting to join for the first time, I’ll need your recent fastest 5k time (parkrun is fine for this) when you check in at the start the meeting.

15/03/2022 Made in Dagenham

Following the cancellation of the Werrington Joggers social event Made in Dagenham musical on 4 March 2022, Rod McDonald has now successfully negotiated a refund for all tickets purchased by members for that event.


Rod will be emailing the members who purchased tickets to arrange a full refund.


The show has been rescheduled from 16 - 20 May 2023 at The Cresset, so the plan is that the club social event to see the show will be on Friday 19 May 2023 - save the date - booking details to follow.

15/03/2022 Eye 5k Date Confirmed

The club championships race at the Eye 5k has been confirmed as 22nd June and the Club Champs page and diary have been corrected to suit.

27/02/2022 Frostbite Handicap Competition

Please see the Frostbite Handicap page for details of the 2021/22 competiton and your target time for the last race of the season.

26/01/2022 Club Venue

Please be aware that due to the temporary closure of the Werrington Sports Centre the club will be meeting at the Community Room of the Ploughman, next to Tesco. This room is through the door on the right as you enter the main entrance.

To avoid congestion and to ensure Juniors can be collected at the end of their session, please can Senior members use the front of the commuity room, and Juniors the rear of the room, furthest from the entrance door.

Please can all avoid congregating at the community room door or at the outside main entrance so that the customers for the bar can freely access it.

18/01/2022 Made In Dagenham

As you may know , the council have decided to close the Key Theatre with effect from 17 January 2022. 

Sadly this means that the Made in Dagenham musical will not now take place in March , and the Werrington Joggers social event to the Key Theatre to see the show  on  4 March is cancelled. 

On a brighter note, Westwood Musical Society has negotiated with the Cresset Theatre in Bretton to perform Made in Dagenham  in May 2023 so the show may yet go on!  The Friday evening performance would be on 19 May 2023 - so save that date if you can.

The first issue is to seek refunds  to club members who have purchased tickets for the cancelled performance in March  - Rod McDonald is currently awaiting an update from the Key Theatre on the refund position and he will provide an update once he has had a response.   

Rod would like to thank members for their support and patience in this matter

10/01/2022 New Club Record

Congratulations to Steve Hope on setting a new MV60 10k record at the Grantham Winter Solstice 10k at the end of last year. The new record time is 45:51

22/11/2021 New Club Record

Congratualtions to Ann Wood for setting a new LV60 Half Marathon record at Stevenage on 21/11/2021 with a time of 1:47:36

16/11/2021 Rescheduled Theatre Trip

Revised date for Werrington Joggers social event : Key Theatre - 'Made in Dagenham' Friday 4 March 2022

Please note that the above theatre trip is now rescheduled for Friday 4 March 2022.

The original date in 2020 was of course cancelled due the Covid-19 lockdown, but  ''the show must go on'' and rehearsals are once again underway for the production to go ahead in March next year.

Rod McDonald, who is organising the theatre trip (and is also appearing in the show), would like to assure all members who bought tickets for the original date that  they will receive new tickets for the 2022 performance - Rod will distribute these nearer the date, so all you have to do in the meantime is ''hold the date''.

For those of you who haven't bought a ticket and would like to go - please contact Key Theatre Box Office on 01733 207239, or see Rod at the club on Tuesday evenings.

21/10/2021 New Club Records

Congratualtions to Ann Wood for setting a new LV60 5k club record at Peterborough Parkrun in a time of 22:12.

16/10/2021 Hold the Date - Boxing Day Run/Walk

'HOLD THE DATE - Boxing Day 26 December 2021 at 10am - Kings Cliffe Run / Walk

The traditional Werrington Joggers Boxing Day run / walk from Kings Cliffe  is going ahead this year ( Boris permitting!!).

Rod McDonald has kindly taken over the overall organisation of the event from George Prodrick.

Everything is as in previous years, starting at Kings Cliffe Village Hall at 10am. There will be two runs available, a long and short distance, and also the option of a walk, which George has agreed to lead, thus maintaining his link with this long standing event. 

There will be refreshments in the hall afterwards, and edible donations are always welcome. For a good sized cuppa - bring your own mug!

 As always although its completely free of charge any financial donations will kick off the clubs 2022 charity fund raising.

Please come along and support this traditional Christmas club event - a picturesque and satisfying run or walk - the perfect way to burn off those Christmas Day excesses. 

Families, visitors, children and dogs all welcome -   and you'll still be home in time for Boxing Day lunch'

16/09/2021 New Club Records

Congratulations to Jim Fell on setting a whole clutch of MV75 records over the past few months;

5k

Oundle 5k

24:42

5 Miles

Hatfield 5

42:10

10K

St Albans 10k

51:59

10 Miles

Heckington 10

1:27:36

Half Marathon

Bedford Half

2:01:05