Our usual Thursday training nights are returning this week (27th August), however certain measures need to be taken for this to be a safe return. Current guidance requires us to have a risk assessment in place. This has been emailed out to all seniors. For track and trace reasons, we ask that you provide your name and contact number when attending training. This will be taken down on the night until we have an app/form in place.
Well done to all who took part in the final virtual handicap race, and for taking part throughout the whole series. The August race saw 36 runners cross the finishing line. Our winner for August is Natalie Zouch, beating her predicted time by over two and a half minutes. In second place, was Steve Zouch! Steve also knocked two and a half minutes off his predicted time. Claiming the final spot of the podium was Al Harris, who beat his time from last month by over four minutes.
Thank you Kevin for organising another fantastic virtual mob match, and for his below write-up. An email has been sent out to all seniors with more detailed series results. Firstly, thank you to each and every one who gave up their time and ran. Without us all running, there simply is no competition. Here are the results for the Summer edition: Northbrook AC - 43 runners - 62.06% average age grade
Well done to everybody who competed in the third edition of the Sphinx Virtual Handicap. A number of injuries left the field a little fewer than in prior months, but a good turnout nonetheless with 42 runners crossing the finish line. Our July winner was Michael Gough, beating his predicted time by a comfortable two minutes and twelve seconds. Following Michael and in second place was Jo Channer, knocking over FIVE minutes off her June result.
Well done to all who competed in the second instalment of the Sphinx Virtual Handicap Series. Much like last month, runners were made to choose between racing in blistering heat or torrential rain! Despite that, 53 runners crossed the line - a great turnout. First over the line was Vickie Hand, knocking an impressive 2:37 off her time from last month. Chasing Vickie was Matt Mold in second place, improving on his May performance by 3 minutes!
Well done and thank you to all who took part in the inaugural Sphinx Virtual Handicap. The event was a rousing success with 55 runners crossing the finishing line. Conditions were tough as competitors were forced to choose between running in heat or a hurricane, but in spite of that many of our athletes recorded impressive personal bests! A baffling number of runners managed to crossed the line at the exact same time giving the organiser a considerable headache with allocating position points!
Thank you Kevin for organising this virtual competition with our fellow Coventry clubs, and for his write up below. Also, a big thank you and congratulations to all Sphinx runners who took part and won us yet another Mob Match! Firstly, thank you all who took part in out parkrun mob match and running your little socks off! With ages ranging from 9 to 66 (I’ll let you guess who that may be), it shows the broad range of people we have in the club.