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Do you want to represent Staffordshire?

Do you want to run for the county?
They have two races upcoming races that you can seek selection.
18th July 2021 an inter-area race between North Wales, Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire which will be incorporated within the Nick Beer 10k road race in Llandudno 12 noon start
Qualification speed: – Then standard will be sub 40 mins for ladies and sub 34 min for men
Meerbrook 15k road race hosted by Staffs AAA on Saturday 20th November 2021 10.00 start
Standard sub 40 min 10k for ladies and sub 35 min for men
If selected your entries fee to races will be covered by Staffs AAA.
Any athletes wishing to be considered for selection please contact  paulswan8@hotmail.co.uk

The return of the HARRIERS HANDICAP

Update 9th June:-

So far we only have 4 volunteers for marshalling & timekeeping. Due to the course, we do need more marshalls. Please help us put on the event.

Volunteer Here

We now have 30 people registered to run and a small reserve list is taking shape (email me if you want to be added), for those that have register if you can’t make it please let us know so we can let the reservists know as soon as possible.

Thank you

Colin

 

 

 

Dear all,

Since the lock down in the earlier part of this year & the gradual roadmap for the lifting of restrictions, we haven’t been able to host our regular handicap.

The last time we managed was way back in December for the Xmas edition.

With the current roadmap and lifting of restrictions, we are delighted to announce the return of the ever popular harriers handicap on Thursday 17th June.

Our new Venue will be the same as the last two races (park at Marquis Drive, head towards the café, taking the path past the toilets towards the main parade ground clearing (allow 5mins from car park)

Meeting at 6.30pm for a 7pm start, handicaps will be allocated in advance providing us with a staggered start with slowest going first.

Prizes will be awarded based on first runners home.

Please respect social distancing & avoid forming large groups whilst waiting to start and at the end.

This will also be added to the Harriers Challenge (for those involved). Net times to be used for challenge points.

As always, it is free to enter the event, open to all members with our weekly session booking system is used to enable us to keep Track & Trace records.

 

We will also require volunteers for marshalling & time keeping, who will also be required to book in for

Book to help

Unfortunately, we aren’t encouraging spectators, so if you want to watch (or are injured) please volunteer to help Marshall.

Thanks & regards

Ian

A new “Return to Road Running” sessions

Has your running suffered by not running with a group? Spent too much time in the armchair rather than out pounding the streets? Well fear not, we’ve got you covered.

Our new club session, return to road running could be just the thing you need.

On Monday night (not a bank holiday), from the cricket club, we will start a short series of road runs. The first week will be 30 minutes, we will add 10 minutes each week building up to an hour over a 4 week period. We will then reset to 30 minutes, so if you can’t make the 17th you will be able to join us when you can. You don’t have to follow the whole series, feel free to jump in when and where you want.

If you haven’t run for a year, we would recommend a few weeks on the Monday or Wednesday Improvers Speed Session to build your fitness in a nice safe environment.

Officially this will be an improvers session but it is open to everyone.

Booking will open as normal on the Friday before the event.

 

 

Return to club sessions

Due to restrictions easing, we have been able to increase the number of places in our sessions. Booking is still required.

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

At Rowley park the toilets are open but changing rooms are very restricted. At the cricket club, toilets are only available when the cricket teams are training.

Bookings will open from Friday 7 am 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
Newcomers Junior and Improvers Speed Session
30 people Cricket Club
Monday
Progression Road Run
30 people Rowley Stadium
Monday
Return to Road Running
18 people Cricket Club
Tuesday
Slightly Harder Speed Session
30 people Cricket Club
Wednesday
Newcomers Junior and Improvers Speed Session
30 people Cricket Club
Wednesday
Improvers Road Run
18 people Cricket Club
Friday
Improvers Road Run
18 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

We have just started a new group, there are places — please email info@staffordharriers.co.uk

Now on Tuesday and Thursday nights 6:15pm

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.

It is 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 Sunday night to book additional events.

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

 

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