Christmas Handicap 2020 and Training 2021
Message from Bob Brimage
I hope everyone is keeping safe and well. We have all faced some
difficult times over the last 9 months with the Covid-19 pandemic and all the
stress and disruption it has brought to our lives. With the latest lockdown now
finished I thought that we might try to get things moving again in terms of
training. It's hoped that with the relaxation of the rules again by England
Athletics and the Merseyside Region moving down to Tier 2 we may be able to
resume training again.
It is important, however that we only resume if it's safe to do so and with that in mind we should wait a few weeks to assess the impact of the new rules on the community as a whole and with Christmas/New Year approaching I propose making arrangements with the Hall for a resumption in early January, probably Tuesday 5th.
Christmas Handicap race
As it's now December I thought we could still hold our annual
Christmas handicap race. Unfortunately, we have no current form to go on or
whether everyone has continued training with the same intensity that has seen
the Club progress so well.
What I'm proposing is that anyone that wants to have a virtual race over the usual handicap course should complete their run between Saturday 12th December and Sunday 20th December. The handicap times will be the same as last year and can be seen on the attachment. If you are running and don't appear on the list just slot yourself in on the list where you think you should be and let me know (email address below). Once you have run please send me details of your time, but you only get to run once, there's no second chance.
You have 9 days so you should be able to find a time/day when the weather isn't too bad. Those of you that like to go round with your kids can still do so and race separately on a different day so that you can also get a time (don't forget to adjust your handicap time). With the relaxation of regulations why not arrange with others to run together (no more than 6 per group). You could even run it a mini handicap by looking at your start times and spacing yourselves out accordingly.
It's important that your handicap times reflect a fairly
accurate estimate of your current fitness as we will be awarding the usual
trophies to the winning male, female and youngster (under 15). It would be
helpful if you could let me know if you intend taking part and any kids that may
also want to run. If anyone needs any more info or details of the course, please
let me know. You can pop onto Zoom tomorrow Thursday 10th 8pm to say hello (link
on private group) or ask any questions by email, phone below.