Author Archives: Carl Flint

Christmas is all around us

The now famous Christmas lights run takes place on the 18th December usual time at MSJ. This year we are planning to bring back the hot mulled wine stop off -just organising a suitable house where we can offer mulled wine and mince pies. Remember to gen up on the words of the popular carols as you will be required to sing the first verse at the houses which appear to most embrace the Christmas spirit, or have the most Christmas bling. Oh and don’t forget your elf uniforms, flashing Christmas trees and so on!

The Christmas eve run will meet at the Retired Soldier circa 1pm for a run up to the Beacon where Father Chairman Christmas will provide hot mulled wine. Father Treasurer Christmas is apparently running it this year.

Application to the role of Treasurer

Dear MJ’s you will be aware from the last AGM that Jerry Greer has wished to stand down as treasurer due to work commitments. We now have an applicant willing to undertake this role. In the spirit of fairness to all the club members there will be a two week window for any other applicants to come forward. If this is the case then an election will be held. Please email me using my club email which can be found on the home page of the Website. The closing date for applicants is the 22nd of November. Thank you. Carl

MJ’s race 2019

A big thank you to all the team that supported our race this year. In spite of the worst weather we have ever experienced in the 11 years we have run the race it was a successful evening. Feedback suggests that our supportive marshals brought a smile to the runners and the chilli added that extra warmth to the cold night. I think we learnt a lot from holding the race at this new location and potentially this could offer the Joggers opportunities for additional events in the future.

Wye Valley Brewery Trip

Saturday 15th June Cost £20. Includes coach there and back, brewery tour and as much beer as you can drink! Depart Morgan at 3.15pm return circa 7.30pm. To reserve your place email carl@malvernjoggers.co.uk

Malvern Joggers 10k Wednesday 12th of June

The good news is that we have secured a new venue for our race thanks to a supportive farmer in Welland. The start and finish of the race will be near Little Malvern Priory. The race starts at 7.30pm and we are looking to increase the number of runners since we now have much more space available. More details to follow.

Summer Run locations

1st Wednesday of the month British Camp car park

2nd Hanley Swan-park in the church car park

3rd Gullet  Quarry car park

4th Swan Newland-park behind the pub

5th Callow End The Bush-park in the field

Dates
April 3, 10, 17, 24 (VLM 28th April)

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (half-term week and week 5)

June 5, 12 XC league, 19, 26 XC league

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31-week 5

Aug 7, 14, 21, 28

Sept 4, 11, 18 last one

The Summer is almost upon us!

Our last meeting at MSJ is Wednesday 27th March where we will after our notices form an orderly line up for our 2019 club photo and then off for our last street run of the winter.

We were having some problems returning to our summer schedule with pubs closing down and poor service from last year hanging over our decision making. Things are looking up, the Plume of Feathers has reopened which supports our Gullet Quarry run. So for the first two weeks it looks like we will meet at British Camp on the 3rd of April and the Gullet Quarry car park on the 10th

Up and coming Champs League races

Lets celebrate the 200th park run at Evesham on the 9th of March. On Sunday 24th March is the Pendock Spring Chicken run see https://www.runpendock.co.uk/ for further details. In April its the Droitwich Half Marathon on the 14th and the Cheers 5 on the 22nd.

Wye Valley Brewery Trip Saturday 15th June


Depart Malvern by coach 3.15pm (meet in the Morgan before hand?)Tastings and tour starts 4pm and usually finishes around 6.45pm so back in Malvern circa 7.30pm
Costs unknown at this point but if we have enough interest we aim to fill a coach load.Could folk please contact Paul via Facebook or Carl via the MJ’s Website and lodge your interest. MJ’s have priority over non-MJ’s. I have to let the brewery know quite soon.

VLM-Given the problems we had in 2018 here is a reminder of the entry conditions

VLM General Conditions of Entry

3.3 Participants will have their results annulled and be banned from all future events organised by London Marathon for a period of up to five years if:

3.3.1. Their running number is used by someone else in the event, participating in the event using a number registered to another participant, or using a counterfeit number.

3.3.2. Found to be selling their number to another person

3.3.3. Gaining a Good for Age place using another person’s name

3.3.4. Falsifying information on the entry form

3.3.5. Entering the ballot more than once by using different information.

A second breach of any nature will mean results being annulled and a ban of up to life from all future events.

3.4 Athletics Clubs could find their eligibility for marathon places for the future revoked if:

3.4.1. One or more people from the same Club are found to have been selling, swapping or counterfeiting numbers/entries.

January updates

Circuit training started back at the Dome on the 7th and continues until the 25th of March. Don’t forget we also have also paid to use MSJ sports centre for running and the use of the showers etc on a monday evening.

The AGM is a few weeks hence on the 13th of February at Manor Park. We have organised sandwiches to tempt more folk along from 8.15pm after our club run. Claire Haynes is the only applicant for the Race Captains post. Janet has re-applied for the Kit position, ditto with Jane as secretary, Paul, Sam, Carl, Emily and Jerry have all reapplied for their committee posts. Although Jerry would still like someone to come forward and take on the treasurers role as his work commitments are very demanding at present. If you would like to know more or feel you might be interested then please see Jerry on a club night

Happy New Year 2019

Looking forward to meeting up. Our next Club night is Wednesday 2nd of January and our circuit training recommences on Monday 7th January 7.30pm MSJ Dome. As usual MSJ sports center is open for MJ’s on Mondays as well as our usual Wednesday evenings.

With regards to the AGM on the 13th of February Claire Haynes has applied for the Race Captains post. I plan to stand down as Chairman in 2020. Jerry Greer our treasurer has had a tough year with a new work role demanding more of his time. He would like to step down at some point and has asked if there is an MJ who would like to take on this role? He said training and a transition period would be provided.

Carl

AGM update

As detailed previously its at Manor Park on the 13th of February. There is no charity vote as we decided on the Citizens Advice Bureau last year. However as per usual all the committee posts are up for grabs. Any post which has more than one applicant will be subject to a vote at the AGM and online.

Julie has said that after many years of service she is going to step down in 2019, so the Race Captains post will be vacant.

Thus far Janet Baker is applying for the kit organisers post. Jane Spicer is applying for the secretaries role which became vacant during the year. I intend to stand for Chairman in 2019 but would like to step down in 2020. Further details will be posted soon.

The Dream Mile

Looking back on that glorious summer with our club nights bathed in sunshine. There was one event that did not take place as planned. This was the Dream Mile on the 18th of April. We received a number of requests prior and up to the wednesday not to run it as a number of folk were running the London Marathon a few days later and did not want to risk injury. In 2019 we shall move the dream mile into May to avoid this happening again.