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[Stadium Runners] Newsletter - April 2020


Welcome to the Stadium Runners Newsletter. We hope to keep you informed about what has happened and what will be happening in the wonderful world of Stadium Runners. Please contact me if it is still being marked as spam for you and I will try and help to resolve the problem.

Important Notice regarding Covid-19:

Based on government advice, and guidance from England Athletics, all Stadium Runners activities are suspended with immediate effect until the end of April. At this point we will re-evaluate taking into account the latest advice and guidance available.

To be clear, suspended activities include:

- Monday and Thursday training nights
- ‘Give Running a Go’ beginners course
- Awards Night
- Committee Meetings
- Annual General Meeting

Take care and we’ll look forward to running together hopefully in the not too distant future.

Stadium Runners

England Athletics statement here.

Simon C's Corona Coaching Online Sessions

Good afternoon Stadium Runners!

Simon Courtney is going to be running online coaching sessions to keep you on your toes during the enforced break from training. Sessions will be delivered using Zoom, which is a free, multi user, conferencing service.

Join him live at 6:30pm on Mondays for a coaching session.

Content for the first session includes:

- Introduction and catch up
- Technique session on the YouTube previously exercises circulated - here
- Suggestions for future weeks

The link for the session may change on a weekly basis, so the best place to find out the link for the week is the Stadium Runners Members Facebook Group. If you are not on Facebook, then please email me and I will try and help.

West Yorkshire Winter League Cross Country 2019/20

WYWL Trophy Winners

The following Stadium Runners have won end of season awards at WYWL:

Tom Jagger - 2nd M40
Russell Dyson - 3rd M70
Ashleigh Greenwood - 3rd FOpen
Michaela Goodall - 1st F35

Superb running!

Stadium WYWL Photos

Stephen Smith has uploaded all his photos of Stadium Runners from this season's WYWL to the Stadium Flickr site. You can see them here.

WYWL Facebook group

If you want to participate in WYWL next season, and are on Facebook, then you should consider joining the WYWL Facebook group to keep up with the latest information.
Haweswater Half Sun 1st Mar
The 13th & penultimate race on the Club Calendar saw 23 Stadium Runners making the long journey up the M6 (managing to hoover up the goodies at Tebay Services on the way).

Top 3 Females
1. Michaela Goodall  (11th F) 1:39:57
2. Amy Oatway                       1:48:19
3. Steph Sayles                      1:50:05

Top 3 Males
1. Simon Courtney (7th)         1:17:37
2. Jamie Brannan (8th)          1:17:52
3. Gareth Eagleton                 1:34:03

Bridget also won the 1st F60 prize.

Top running by all.
2019/20 & 2020/21 Race Calendars

Hi Team,
I hope you are all well!
I’m sure you are all aware of what impact Covid19 has had on races, our race calendar is no exception. The committee and I have had a discussion and feel it is pointless unveiling anymore races for next year until we know more as to how long this situation will last. It is an idea that we propose a ‘mini’ race calendar for 2020/21 concluding in March 2021 ensuring we get back to normality as soon as possible though that is purely in the planning stages until as a club we know more.
Discussions are underway regarding finalising this years calendar and I hope to update you all shortly.
Calderdale Way Relay, Sun 20th May

(photo Stephen Smith)

Sadly cancelled for 2020. Big thanks to Sam & Jamie for all their efforts in putting the team together. Roll on 2021.

Yorkshire Veterans’ Athletics Association

The Club is pleased to announce that we have affiliated to the Yorkshire Veterans’ Athletics Association for another year. This allows Stadium Runners over the age of 35 to compete in their YVAA’s Grand Prix and Championship races.

Sadly, the races currently have been postponed due to Coronavirus, but here is some information about how it all works, in the hope that YVAA will be back up & running later in the year.

The Grand Prix is a set of multi-terrain, regional races. Each organised by one the the associated clubs. The races frequently attract over 200 runners and are a great social as well as competitive outing. Cheap too!

To compete, a one-off series registration must be completed online at least 12 hours before your first intended race. Online registration will go live 3 weeks before the first race (race 1 is 21st March).

The Championship races are mostly incorporated within Open events which are being run anyway. However they are nonetheless enjoyable. A list of those races can be found here:

Club Subs 2020/21

Club Memberships were due for renewal in April. However, due to the current situation both the club & UKA will be deferring membership for the time being.

More info when Alison has it.

Thank you.
Marsden 10 Mile Challenge, Sun 14th Jun
John Cottam is in discussions with the Colne Valley Lions about cancelling the Marsden 10. More news when we have it.
Other Race Results

Correction from last newsletter - Sun 2nd Feb, Dewsbury 10K, Jess Earnshaw 52:36 PB.

Sun 1st Mar, Slaithwaite Slog, Marathon 1st Joe Baker 3:15:38, Half 2nd James Hughes 1:33:54, 12th Scott Bradbury 1:50:25, 33rd Val Sullivan 2:11:57

Sun 1st Mar Hoppits Hill Fell Race, 14th Andrew Doig 26:37, Steve Schoolar 33:08, Alexa Schoolar 37:14

Sun 15th Mar, Spen 20, 5th Jamie Brannan 2:02:35, 6th Tom Jagger 2:02:42, 8th Leo Timmins 2:03:59, 46th Nick Greewood 2:37:13, 102nd Amy Oatway 3:01:50. Jamie, Tom & Leo also won the 1st team prize! (the princely sum of £5 each, I understand)

Sun 15th Mar, Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon, 2nd Simon Courtney 1:16:24

Sun 15th Mar, Trimpell 20, 65th Tom Howarth 2:26:33

Sun 15th Mar, Howarth Hobble 32m, 69th Ben Ayres 5:49:35

Sun 15th Mar, St Paddy's Day Purgatory 5K, 14th Rebecca Swales 29:45


Sat 7th Mar, Hudds, 1st Luc, 4th Tom, 5th Leo 17:11 PB, 6th Steve C, 10th Michael, Nick 19:45 PB, Caroline 23:40 PB, Simon G 26:03 PB
Sat 7th Mar, Dewsbury, 6th Gareth
Sat 7th Mar, Tyne Green, 3rd Joe

Sat 14th Mar, Hudds, 2nd Michael, Brendan PB 21:41, Caroline PB 23:39
Sat 14th Mar, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Bridget 2nd female 25:38

Brilliant work everyone. Apologies if I missed anything.
SportsShoes At Home

A message from SportsShoes that came along with the latest discount code:

At SportsShoes, we have started our AT HOME series of home workouts, expert Q&As with nutritionists and running experts and yoga flows to stay active and healthy at home. To join us, simply tune in to our Instagram account for more details & videos. If you are interested in some home workouts for runners, please go ahead and read our blog article here.

Upcoming Local Events for Local Runners

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, races may be cancelled or postponed

Sun 14th Jun, 10am, Marsden 10 Mile Challenge. Joint event by Stadium & Colne Valley Lions. Likely to be cancelled.

Wed 8th Jul, Helen Windsor 10K. Use code for 10% discount. This will be on the Stadium 2020/21 Race Calendar. Entries open book here

Saturday 11th July, 11am. Heights 10K. This will be on the Stadium 2020/21 Race Calendar - book here.

Sun 20th Sep, 10am - rearranged date. Bluebell Trail 10m. This will be on the Stadium 2020/21 Race Calendar. Entries open on Sat 4th Jan. Entries sold out in 24 hours, but there is a waiting list link

Sun 25th Oct 2020, 10am, Stadium Woodland Challenge. Help needed marshals etc.
Newsletter Articles
I'm sure you're all getting bored of me droning on in the newsletters, so if anyone feels that they would like to write an article for inclusion in a future newsletter, then please send it on to me at Subject - anything you like with at least a vague running connection. It could be a race report, stuff about training or nutrition, a book review etc.
Club Discounts - use the April code - valid until 3rd May 2020 - for a 10% discount & free shipping
Up & Running Huddersfield - show your club membership card to get a 10% discount
Top 2 Toe Therapy at Bradley -10% discount on sports & remedial therapy
Useful Stadium Links

Stadium Runners Facebook Group
Stadium Runners Members Facebook Group
Stadium Runners Website
Stadium Runners Twitter

If you have a piece that you want including in a future newsletter, or you have any questions on anything in this edition, then please contact me.

Keep on running back.



Written by:Mark Davies
On: 31st March 2020

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