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Return to club sessions

 

We plan to start slowly, expanding the range and size when it is safe to do so. Places are limited and need to be booked in advance. To ensure as many people as possible can take part we ask that you only advance book one event per week. You may be able to attend additional events if they aren’t full, by booking on the day of the event.

As before we will be mainly at the Cricket Club as this is the most covid secure location, the event will confirm the location.

There will be no changing facilities or toilets at the venues.

The clocks changing on 28th March and so we will be in our summer routine ie no need for high viz tops.

Bookings will remain open from Friday morning the week before the event, until 4 pm on the day of the event, or until the event is full.

 

How to book

Go to our calendar page, select the session you want by clicking on the title. When it opens it will confirm the time and location. At the bottom of the page, there will be a list of people that have booked, or waiting for approval and a booking form. We need the runner’s name, contact number and email of the runner or guardian.

Day
Sessions
Group Size and Location
Monday 12th April
Newcomers Junior and Improvers Speed Session
18 people Cricket Club
Monday 12th April
Progression Road Run
12 people Rowley Stadium
Tuesday 13th April
Slightly Harder Speed Session
24 people Cricket Club
Wednesday 14th April
Newcomers Junior and Improvers Speed Session
18 people Cricket Club
Wednesday 14th April
Improvers Road Run
12 people Cricket Club
Friday 15th April
Improvers Road Run
12 people Cricket Club

 

What to do at the event

Plan to arrive close to the start time, remain in your car until a few minutes before the planned start time. Please keep 2 metres away from anyone not in your family group. For Juniors, a parent or guardian must stay within sight of the group.

Complete Beginners

The September 2020 course wasn’t able to complete the 14-week schedule and will resume Monday 29th March at Rowley Stadium. This group is restricted to the people that started in September and is not bookable. A new group will start in May.

Track and Trace Records.

In order for us to hold our sessions, we have to keep a record of who attends. We do this via the online booking system.

It is essential the booking data contains the full name and contact number of the person attending the session (for juniors a parent or guardian phone number and email address is required).

If you can’t make a session.

If you find you can’t attend a booked session please contact me via info@staffordharriers.co.uk or our contact page and I will make sure your place is freed up for someone else and that you are removed from the Track and Trace Record.

I want to take part in more than one session per week.

As we increase the numbers at each session, it may be possible for you to attend more than one session per week.

Please give everyone time to book a session. Please book your preferred event first in advance and wait until the day of the additional events before booking.

Bookings close at 4 pm on the day of the event.

Is it safe?

We are following England Athletics guidance, we will be strictly enforcing the 2-metre social distancing rule. It is a judgement call – if you don’t feel safe then move away or don’t attend.

Why the Cricket Club and not Rowley Park?

The Cricket and Hockey Club is private land and fully fenced. We feel it is a safer and more controllable environment to restart. We will be using the rugby pitches as well as the car park, entrance road so there is plenty of room for us to spread out. We are starting to use Rowley for Progression runs and Complete Beginners we will then be able to judge the suitability for all our sessions.

 

England Athletics

 

New Grand Prix Series

 

Following the success of our first two Grand Prix series, we have decided to hold four separate series per year, each with 12 races. Most of the events will be our own events and so at no cost, some will be actual races (virtual during covid restrictions).

As some of the events are too long for juniors to take part, England Athletics guidelines, we have added an alternative distance for juniors.

Grand Prix is open to all members, taking part is automatic.

There is no change in the way the points will be awarded. The fastest runner in an event will get the most points, the maximum number of points is set by the number of members that take part in the series.

 

The races for 2021 Quarter 2

 

Title Dates Type of entry
1 Seniors Virtual Air Products 10k (Challenge Race 7 & NSRRA) 1st to 6th April online entry
Juniors Grand Prix 5K 29th March to 4th April no reg
2 Grand Prix 1 Mile (Challenge Race 8) 5th to 11th April no reg
3 Grand Prix 2 Mile 12th to 18th April no reg
4 Grand Prix 3 Mile 19th to 25th April no reg
5 Seniors Virtual Uttoxeter Half (Challenge Race 9 & NSRRA ) 29th April to 4th May online entry
Juniors Grand Prix 5K 26th April to 2nd May no reg
6 Grand Prix 4 Mile (including any 4 x Hill reps) 3rd May to 9th May no reg
7 Seniors Virtual Clayton 10k (Challenge Race 10 & NSRRA) 11th to midday 15th May online entry
Juniors Grand Prix 5k 10th to 16th May no reg
8 Seniors Virtual Westbridge 5 Mile (Challenge Race 11) 23rd May to 13th June online entry
Junior Grand Prix 4 mile 24th to 30th May no reg
9 Seniors Grand Prix 6 mile 31st May to 6th June no reg
Junior Grand Prix 1 mile 31st May to 6th June no reg
10 Seniors Grand Prix 7 mile 7th to 13th June no reg
Junior Grand Prix 2 mile 7th to 13th June no reg
11 Seniors Grand Prix 8 mile 14th to 20th June no reg
Junior Grand Prix 3mile 14th to 20th June no reg
12 Seniors Grand Prix 15km 21st to 27th June no reg
Junior Grand Prix 4 mile 21st to 27th June no reg

 

Update to Harriers Challenge 2021

We have added the next races to the Challenge.

Please check which race distance we have used, as some of the virtual races have multiple runs. All races are to be run as a single run, for non Harrier events you need to enter the event as we will use their official results.

7
1st to 6th April
Virtual Air Products 10K (NSRRA)
8
5th to 11th April
Grand Prix 1 Mile
not required
9
29th April to 4th May
Virtual Uttoxeter Half (NSRRA)
10
11th to 15th May
Virtual Clayton 10K (NSRRA)
11
23rd May to 13th June
Virtual Westbridge 5 Mile

We are expecting to add another  June race, but we are waiting to see if a physical race will be available.

Membership Fees

All Memberships run from 1st January 2021 to 31st December 2021

Over 70s – Free

Associate Members (non-runners) – Free

Juniors/Students – £20. All juniors and students will be registered with England Athletics.

Seniors Option 1 – £45. If you wish to be registered with England Athletics choose this option. You will need to be registered with England Athletics if you wish as a Stafford Harrier to enter races affiliated to England Athletics. This will include North Staffs cross country fixtures, Sutton Park relays, and the majority of road races.

Seniors Option 2 – £30. If you want to run with Stafford Harriers but do not intend to enter events affiliated to England Athletics choose this option. You will not be registered with England Athletics. If, however, at some point in 2020 you decide to enter an affiliated event you will either have to pay £15 to be registered with England Athletics or enter the event as an unattached runner and pay the appropriate levy. For some events, such as Parkruns, you do not need to be registered with England Athletics in order to compete.

All paid-up members of Stafford Harriers are covered by England Athletics insurance policy whether they are registered individually or not.

If you have any queries regarding any of the above please e-mail membership@staffordharriers.co.uk

 

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