Thanks for your interest in the Malvern Buzzards Running club. This page aims to provide enough information to help you decide on whether we are the club for you. Loosely formed in 2016, we became a club in October 2017 and were affiliated to England Athletics (EA) in January 2018. Our club number is 7693045. We welcome runners of all abilities over the age of sixteen.
Club runs are arranged through the running app, Strava. Run Leaders post a “club event” that shows the distance, pace, route, and meet up details (time, date and place) and members “click in” if they wish to join. This lets runners and leaders see who is turning up. If you can’t make it then please click out or text the run leader so the group are not waiting for you. You can find a guide here.
Most of our runs are on trails, but we do have occasional tarmac sessions. As we have grown there are now runs happening on most days (all details loaded on Strava) with our regular “Club Night” taking place on a Thursday from The Splash on Priory Road, Malvern at 19:00 and there are usually three groups - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Weekend runs vary depending on the availability of run leaders and what races are happening, but we usually have a presence at Worcester Woods Park Run on a Saturday. We are in the process of setting up “trips” to other local Park Runs as well as a monthly evening run in Worcester. We have about fifteen volunteer Run Leaders so it means there is often an adventure on fresh trails!
Membership runs from 1st April to 31st March and costs £25 per year. You will be automatically registered as an athlete with England Athletics (or as Second Claim if already registered with another club) and therefore able to access the relevant discount on race entries etc. and allows you to participate in club team events. The membership form is below to download and should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are transferring from another running club then EA charge a £10 transfer fee and you do this direct with them. Subs can be paid via cash or cheque but ideally via bank transfer with a clear payment reference to Malvern Buzzards.
Contact us for payment details.
CLUB VESTS & KIT
Our striking “In the pink” kit is available as a vest or a technical tee short. Both cost £30. We also have a limited number of Buffs (£10). The kit is supplied by Scimitar in Worcester and lead time is about five weeks. We place orders about three or four times a year but often have some kit is stock as we appreciate that people want to get racing soon after joining. Orders for kit should be sent to email@example.com
PRESS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Paola Sestito is our Press Officer and runs out Facebook and Twitter accounts. Please keep her updated on your race reports and things you are up to via email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please take time to like, follow and retweet as appropriate to maximise our reach. There are also WhatsApp (Run Info) and Facebook Messenger (chat) groups that you can join, although it is recommended that you switch off notifications for the messages coming through!
RACES & EVENTS
We have targeted a few races and events through the year to try and get as many Buzzards out in force. The Club Captain is responsible for arranging any teams for these events and this person changes each year. Dave Woodward is the Captain for 2019 and has prepared a race calendar. If you plan to enter one of these events or if you find an event you think is really Buzzardy then please email him on email@example.com
If you have any questions, then please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and the relevant Committee member will get back to you asap.