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 eighteen.

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) and 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

Membership runs from 1st April to 31st March and costs £26 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 available on request from membership@malvernbuzzards.uk. 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

We love our kit and the feedback we receive suggests other love it too! A number of members joined because they had seen Buzzards at events in the kit. Full details on how to buy is on the Merchandise page.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Our Social Media Officer runs our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Please keep us updated on your race reports and things you are up to via email - socialmedia@malvernbuzzards.uk

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. Lily Price is the Captain for 2020 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 her on captain@malvernbuzzards.uk

ANY QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, then please send an email to run@malvernbuzzards.uk and the relevant Committee member will get back to you ASAP.