The Virtual Times – Newsletter Issue 1

24th March 2020

Welcome to the first edition of hopefully-not-very-many of our weekly newsletter. We will publish this until life returns to normal. It will replace our regular newsletter. Our goal is to keep you informed of what’s been going on in the club and give you a few run ideas if you don’t have access to Facebook.

As things stand we are allowed to exercise outdoors once per day, either alone or with a member of the same household. Please adhere to official guidelines in all your activities.


Don’t forget that we are here if you need somebody to talk to. Consider signing up for Facebook or Strava (if only temporarily) to access club pages, talk to other members and take part in online activities. You can contact us at if you are struggling at any time.

Session Ideas

Below are last week’s virtual sessions for you to try. If you would like to share pictures or videos of yourself then please send them to and we will post them in next week’s newsletter for other members to enjoy.

Tuesday: 6 x 3 minutes hard with 90 seconds recovery. Make sure you warm up thoroughly and find a quiet stretch of road, park or trail.

Thursday: Milford Loop – Wilfrid Noyce in Godalming to Milford and back.

Weekend Challenge: Send us a picture of you with a boathouse! There are lots to choose from nearby.

Latest Blogs

Check out our news page for the latest member articles, including Nikki’s Marathon Monday, Bill’s Scandinavian expedition and Henry’s ‘On the Spot’.

Can’t Run? Watch Instead

Our video recommendation of the week is ‘Run For Your Life’, the story of the remarkable Fred Lebow, founder of the New York City Marathon. You can watch it for free here.


Sam’s Town

Sam Allwood got a bit carried away with his weekend challenge on Saturday and ran 90km (56 miles) with 2500m of elevation in his successful attempt at a double ‘Godalming Round’. Good work Sam! I expect you will find it easier than most to stay indoors for a few days.

Weekend Challenge

We had a great response to our first weekend challenge in lieu of a Sunday run. We asked members to send us a picture of themselves outside a boathouse. Some went further than others…

Whilst some got ‘boat’ and ‘house’ muddled up…

Thanks to all of you who took part.

Stick to the latest advice, look out for each other and stay tuned for next week’s instalment.

Speak to you next week

John & Gary



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