Striders’ Virtual Events – update

We’ve been overjoyed with the response to our various Virtual Events during lockdown. Whether you’ve been collecting letters from street signs, creating rainbows, running from John O’Groats to Lands End, completed a bingo card or celebrated Running Day/week, we’re proud of all your efforts! We hope you’ve had fun taking part in initiatives which have been suggested by our members.

You no doubt read with interest that the Government now allows groups of up to 6 people to run together – socially distanced – however we’re sure you will understand that we remain some way from being able to resume physical club activities. So we are continuing our ‘Virtual’ events and have exciting news of some more in the pipeline…

Groundhog Day Challenge – starts tomorrow (Monday 8th June) – can you log two consecutive runs which are as ‘identical’ as possible? (see below)

Virtual Endure24 13-14 June – We have 5 teams ‘entered’ in this Virtual event and if you expressed your interest you should have an email from James Wright with more details. You might also have been contacted already by your team’s administrator to organise some of the details for next weekend.

Virtual Summer Championship – our new Race Secretary, Ruth, is working on plans for a virtual Summer Championship which we can tackle whilst our Club Championship remains suspended. You will of course be choosing where and when to run on your own but expect a different type of terrain or distance to be set every couple of weeks. Watch this space…

Virtual Mob Match – our annual head-to-head with Nidd Valley Road Runners WILL happen, albeit virtually, in July/August. We’re just agreeing the final details with them at the moment!

Finally a few reminders: Please carefully consider the timing and location of your virtual runs to ensure that you are minimising the risk to yourself and others. For this reason we are refraining from specifying any particular routes to run and you are always given a wide time window within which to complete your challenge. Please do not feel under any pressure to take part in an event, but do feel free to use our facebook forum to organise your own safe running activities within the government and EA guidelines (below). Please also refrain from wearing club kit during any virtual event – this is to avoid any misunderstandings with the public who might otherwise assume that we are holding physical, organised group events at this time. Thanks for that!

Groundhogpost       EA

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