New Runs list 2018


Microsoft Word - 3 Third 2018 Thursday Runs list handout.doc

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UKA fees now due for the year 2018/2019

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Summer fancy dress pub run


The date has been set for the Summer Fancy Dress Pub Run, to avoid the football crowds in the pubs. It will be on Thursday 7th June. After varied suggestions, the theme this year will be CARTOON characters….let your imagination run wild and then your feet 😄 Let’s hope for a nice hot evening to enjoy the fun.


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V.R.R. Tour News – Autumn 2018

Hello Folks!

Hot on the heels of Ibiza, I’m delighted to announce that the 2018 Autumn Tour will take us to Lausanne in Switzerland. This is a big event on Sunday 28th October; comprising a Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km run and even a 10km Nordic walking race. Add in glorious views of Lake Geneva, the Alps, historic Lausanne city centre and the International Olympic Museum, we have all the makings of another great trip (and hey…. not too cool either – average day time high temperature is 15C).

So as usual …….. here’s all the vitals to kick start your tour experience.

Race Information

See full details (in English) and on line entry available now at

Capacities, as always, are limited in each of the race categories; so to avoid disappointment, it’s strongly recommended you register for your race BEFORE booking travel and any accommodation.

Race entry fees are: 52 CHF (=£39) for half marathon, 42 CHF (=£31) for 10km and 80 CHF (=£59) for marathon.

Fees include medal and technical t-shirt (long arm) plus free transport to start of Half Marathon (La Tour-de-Pielz).

Recommended Flights & Onward Transport

Easyjet is the sole low cost carrier flying direct from North West of England to Geneva (nearest airport to Lausanne). Some excellent flight choices available; mainly from Manchester as follows.

For example:

– Friday 26th ; departing 18:15 and returning Monday 29th at 21:40 costs circa £71.

– Friday 26th; departing 10:50 and returning Monday as above costs £88

– Friday 26th; departing as above but returning Tuesday 30th at 19:30 is £61

Liverpool has only Friday and Sunday flights – Depart Friday 26th at 13:20 and return Sunday 28th at 21:25; costs £69.

NB.. Above fares exclude hold luggage, pre booked seats & booking fees.

Depending upon your length of stay, you could also consider holiday packages through the usual tour operators and also websites such as and However, please note the latter may not always offer direct flights.

Regular trains link Geneva and Lausanne; journey time being just over 50 mins.

Return ticket costs approx. £16


Plentiful hotels in Lausanne centre.

2 star Ibis currently £235 for 2 persons sharing a room for 3 nights.

This includes a free ticket for use of public transport during your stay (same offered by most other hotels in area).

Insurance & Medical Assistance

Like any holiday, don’t forget to arrange adequate insurance for your trip.

In addition, if you haven’t got one already, you should also travel with a valid / up to date, European Health Insurance Card (formerly the E111) – see

As usual if there are any queries, thoughts or comments, please do feel free to contact me on my mobile: 00421 949 547 205. Alternatively please e-mail:

Cheers for now Gary J. 🙂


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Ibiza tour 2018

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Message for VRR runners

Good morning.

In July this year I am organising a unique run in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

This is a 6.7 mile run through the Wirral Country park.

Unlike other runs the aim of this run is to finish before a team of hunters from the Royal Marines.

There are various start times allowing runners of different abilities to have different head starts.

It would be great to see you join other local running clubs and have a team of the Village road Runners at this event.

Further details and registration can be found at

If you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact me .

Kind regards


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