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[Stadium Runners] Newsletter - June 2020

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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.

Covid-19 Update for Members

Based on government advice and guidance from England Athletics, all Stadium Runners activities continue to be suspended until further lockdown restrictions are lifted. 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
- 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

#Covid Cup 2020 Final results

Last week saw further impressive runs from the four finalists with some notable PB's for Brendan, Simon and Steve, but they weren't quite enough enough to take the Covid Cup from Daniel's grasp!

A big thank you to everyone that took part and hopefully the return to real world racing and donning the stadium vest will be sooner rather than later!


Steve and Lucy
(Looks like a virtual Simon there)
Simon's Online Coaching Sessions

Simon Courtney is running online coaching sessions to keep you on your toes during the enforced break from Stadium 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.

The link for the session may change on a weekly basis, so it will be emailed out to the mailing list & put on the Stadium Runners Members Facebook Group. A link to a recording of the session will usually be mailed out afterwards.

Catch up on all the previous content and more on Simon's YouTube Channel

Ashleigh's Facebook Challenges
A montage of all the old photos of Stadium Runners submitted to Ashleigh for her spot the Stadium Runner Facebook Challenge. Too good to be forgotten.

Well, my piece on the wonders of the free Strava package last month clearly drew attention at Strava HQ. No sooner had the metaphorical ink dried, Strava reduced what was available in the free package. It costs £48 a year to get these facilities (and more) back.

In particular, the free package no longer provides access to the Training Log, only limited access to the top 10 runners in each segment and no "matched runs" facility.

Strava used to have several add on extra packages, but as I understand it, there is now only one single paid option that gets you everything.

However, the free option still provides a great means to record your runs and compare the performances of you and other runners. That said, I've signed up for the 60 day free trial of the paid option, with every expectation that I will be coughing up the £48 a year.
Upcoming Local Events for Local Runners

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

Wed 8th Jul, Helen Windsor 10K - cancelled. Entries will be carried forward to the 2021 race which will be on Wednesday 7th July 2021. If anyone would like a refund please email

Saturday 11th Jul, 11am. Heights 10K - cancelled. Entries automatically carried forward to 2021. If you cannot race in 2021, you can claim a refund - link.

Sun 20th Sep, 10am. Bluebell Trail 10m. Hopefully this will still be on the Stadium 2020/21 Race Calendar.

Sun 4th Oct, London Marathon.

Sun 11th Oct, Manchester Marathon.

Sun 18th Oct, 9:30am, Lindley 10K.

Sun 25th Oct 2020, 10am, Stadium Woodland Challenge. Help needed marshals etc. Hopefully.
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 June code – valid until 2nd July 2020 - for a 10% discount & free shipping on all orders over £30
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
Stadium Runners Strava Club
Simon Courtney's YouTube Channel

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: 01st June 2020

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