Club News For Everyone
I hope that this newsletter finds you and your families all keeping fit and well.
- Natalie Wilson was elected unopposed to the vacant post of Membership Secretary to serve until April 2021.
- Arrangements for the Club AGM and the proposed membership fees will be published following the committee meeting to be held on Wednesday 8th April
- Nominations are invited for the post of Club Treasurer which will become vacant after the AGM.
It was with great sadness that we learned of the recent death of Greg Knott. Greg's family has shared details about the funeral arrangements and a page for donations and tributes with the committee. Full details will be sent out in the email version of this newsletter.
As I mentioned in last week's newsletter it is my intention to run a series of virtual competitions whilst we remain in "lockdown". The details of the first competitions were shown here.
I would like to make these as inclusive as possible so I am trying to think of challenges that can be completed by both senior and junior members. I am also trying to come up with some non-running challenges. I would be very pleased to receive any suggestions you may come up with .
Please observe the government guidelines on exercising outdoors during the current restrictions.
This week's challenge is very simple. Who can log the earliest run? Let me know what time you started your earliest run of the week by next Sunday evening. A run must be at least 2km in length to qualify for this challenge. Please ensure that you dress in hi-viz and carry a torch if you are running whilst it is still dark.
Marathon Relay Week 1
With a bit of artistic licence I have calculated our marathon relay time for last week as 3 hours and 11 minutes. The fastest times recorded this week were Tom Almond (5:37) closely followed by Max Orchard (5:51) and Rob Wigley (5:57). Max deserves a special mention as he was the only junior member to submit a time. It would be great to see some more times from junior members. I am sure we can improve on 3 hours and 11 minutes this week.
Clarification of the rules.
- You can record your mile as part of any distance run, i.e. you could be just running a mile flat out or it could be as part of a longer run
- Any surface is acceptable - road, track, trail, whatever
- You just need to tell me your time, no Strava or Garmin, etc. record is needed
- If you record your time in kilometers send me your fastest two consecutive kilometers and I will do the rest.
Strava Art Competition
I have had no entries for the Strava Art Competition yet and I've not noticed any obvious candidates. The clock is ticking, but you still have plenty of time to enter before the end of April.
Monthly Distance Challenge Leaderboard
Charlie Butcher is leading the pack with an impressive 137.8 km, Tom Almond, Marc Graham and Kate Knight are not too far behind.
Priory Park Challenge
In a close fought contest Paul Walters edged out Paul Chandler to take the challenge for the longest single lap in Priory Park with a very impressive 11.12 km.
Here's how he did it
Paul assures me that on the section where he appears to have covered the same ground twice he was running on the path in one direction and the grass in the opposite direction.
I apologise to the non-Reigate residents, I didn't think this one through enough. I will try to make all future competitions things that can be done from anywhere.
Keep in touch
It's more important than ever that we keep in touch with each other at this time. Stay safe everybody.
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