TRACK CLOSED

Dear members
Following the Government announcement last night, we must close the athletic track with immediate effect.
The Government guidelines are that all outdoor sport facilities must close.
You can exercise in public outdoor spaces with a maximum of two people socially distanced.
We are awaiting official guidance from England Athletics.
The track will be padlocked closed from today until further guidance is received.
Stay safe
Mike Ridger

Membership Renewal for 2021

Memebership renewals for 2021 are due in January and are now submitted using an on-line application form.

If you wish to compete for the Club in any event you will need to complete the England Athletics section of the membership form and pay the appropriate additional fee.

Once submitted your application is automatically emailed to Penny Roberts, Membership Secretary. Payment of the annual subscription must be made by bank transfer following the submission of your application.

Alternative Runs (2) – Distance Runners

As you re all doubtless aware we are now restricted to meeting one other person from another household for a run. The club will keep us updated as and when this rule changes.

Whilst this restriction remains in place why not contact another club member for a run during this latest lockdown phase, they may appreciate the invitation.

John Tolhurst

PWAC Road Running Rep.

Road Running Report – 26th August 2020

As you can see from the results section Steve, Kelly and Elspeth were the first to try one of Nice Works new race format under their Covid restricted guidelines.

Kelly has kindly written a race report below.

Well the course was a tough one – very hilly, but so well organised. Staggered start times, every 5 mins 10 people went off. Not many people entered so we had some gaps in between too which helped parking and toilets etc. Our temp was taken before we were allowed through to be called to the start line, we then were called forward individually and had to stand on an allocated spot which was 2 metres apart from the others in the group and then we were told to start. They placed the faster runners at the front so no problems over taking etc. At the toilets we were all given a antibacterial wipe to use for handles and door etc and they were well stocked with anti bac gel. Only 1 water station on the course for those doing the 10 miler which involved a table of water bottles that you picked up yourself and the same again after the finish. To be honest everyone took their own supplies so wasn’t needed, but good to see some if you did  forget. Medals will be sent out after the event in the post and no loitering afterwards. 

Although it was a completely different atmosphere as you would expect and it wasn’t very busy, the marshals were fab, you felt safe and at no point did you feel as though you were putting yourself at risk. It was just so nice to be involved in an event again and take part in something that was so well organised, we will definitely go to another.

For anybody interested after reading Kelly’s update Nice Work are organising further events of this type at Rye, Folkestone and Tunbridge Wells in September with further events planned. See the Nice Work website for details.

John Tolhurst

PWAC Road Running Rep

Alternative Runs

  1. After all this time just wondering if anyone is bored with running round Paddock Wood and fancy a trot round Hildenborough instead?  Am aware there will a need to comply with current regs but happy to organise anything from flat to hilly in the 5 to 10 mile range, and have a socially distanced drink and chat in the garden afterwards. Let me know if there are any takers.
  2. Nice Work are organising a trial 5 mile socially distanced event with 5 minute wave starts at Rye on Friday 7th August. Details and entry on the nice work website. Cannot attend myself as I have another commitment. It would be handy to know how it goes as I understand if it goes well they will plan more later in the year. If anybody enters I would be grateful for your feed back.

John Tolhurst

PWAC Road Running Rep.

Relaxation of Rules for Using the Track

The attached  documents have been updated to reflect the changes to EA Guidance dated 4th August.

Please read the documents which describe the rules and regulations from EA and the Government that are applicable to PWAC together with some of our own that we have had to impose. The main track gate is fitted with a combination padlock. Please lock the gate after entry and exit to prevent unauthorised access. When making a booking you will be told the code for the combination padlock. If you have any queries regarding the booking system please email these to mike.ridger@outlook.com

Please ensure you follow the sanitising rules, these are for yours and others safety.

Kind regards,

Richard Harris

Weekly 30 Run Challenge

England Athletics has launched the Weekly30 Run Challenge – a free weekly virtual running challenge that encourages runners to compete each weekend whilst also enabling competition between clubs/groups and sports.

Are you ready to represent your club and sport in a new virtual running competition? If so, sign-up for the new @EnglandAthletics Weekly30 Run Challenge – a free weekly virtual running challenge encouraging runners of all levels to compete for 30 minutes each weekend (following government guidelines) whilst also enabling competition between clubs and different sports. You’ll be competing against an online community of other runners from across the country – the competition will be fierce and the pride of your club and sport is at stake! Every runner counts – find out more and sign-up at: https://bit.ly/Wk30Run

Training Videos

Liz and Janine have created some circuit training videos to help us keep fit during the current situation. There are currently 33 videos in the playlist – accessible from the menu in the top right hand corner of the Youtube window.

If you have any videos you’d like to add to the list, please let us know.