I am checking in with you all to make sure that you are safe and hopefully keeping up with your running.
Firstly, a big well done to everyone that participated in the relay race against Wigston Phoenix. It was a closely ran competition with approx 6 miles in difference. It was such a hot day and you all ran brilliantly. Thanks to Cheryl for organising this and getting us up and out there.
As the country eases itself out of lockdown, I just wanted to update you on the latest English Athletics advice which I have attached for your information. It is still focused on social distancing and allows coaching to continue outside eg 1 coach per 5 people at any one time. As it is still early days we are unable to continue with club runs at this moment and would advise if needed that members privately meet at a distance. Please be assured that we will continually review this and want to be certain that we return only when we can insure all members safety.
If we can help you or you need advice on any aspect of your running, please do not hesitate to contact us. Also, if there is any training or activities you would like us to consider during lockdown please shout out.
Please take care and keep on running!
Hope you have all had an enjoyable and safe bank holiday weekend. It has been a crazy lockdown period and I am immensely proud of all of you who have made the most of this and carried on with your training where possible.
I have attached a copy of my latest news update and also some pics of the recent relays. Big thanks go to Sarah Butcher and Chris Jackson who organised these and got everyone out running. You will notice that in the news update I have also slightly updated a new bingo card starting from this Wednesday for anyone that wants to have a bit of fun. The Desford 5 space can be any 5 miler. Huge congratulations to Cheryl Tonks who was the first to complete the last bingo card and most of it from her home - she may need to do some lawn maintenance now.
Anyway, keep safe everyone - we want you fighting fit!
It's so important we keep well, and keep an eye on our own, and others mental health. If anyone needs any extra support please ask or take a look at the Mind website, which is excellent and has so much clear and helpful advice. Take care x Sarah Ball
Fao everyone that entered the Desford 5 race which was then cancelled ...Thanks for your patience while we arranged refunds / charity donations for your entry fee.
The refunds are now complete and should be back in your account within 5 days.
We're aware that some messages asking us to donate your fee may have been missed (this was an admin nightmare as I'm sure you can imagine) so if you have been refunded and wanted to donate it to Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre please use the link below...Thanks everyone and sorry for the inconvenience.
Info on how we manage refunds will follow soon - thank you for your patience
Race cancelled due to government advice on Coronavirus.
Mon 16th - 6.30pm SID 5k Run
Tues 17th - 6.45pm SID Grace Rd Quality session
Thur 19th - 6.45pm Desford 5 mile club run, option for a 5k run if wanted
Sat 21st - 9am SID Strength and conditioning session
Well done to each and everyone one of you who have graduated today, what a great atmosphere. Be proud of what you have achieved, and think back to January when you all started of with a lot of nerves, and now the confidence you have. You have been an amazing group to work with and just got on with it. Hopefully you will all join the club, and continue your running journey. The club are lucky to have you and I hope you can continue to enjoy life at Desford Striders, and get stronger and stronger.
From Monday 16th March we'll be doing a 5k run from SID, setting off at 6.30pm.
This run is for everyone...members hoping to get back into running, those that perhaps just want a shorter run etc. And we're also hoping it will help encourage our c25k graduates, while introducing them to more members.
Please mention this to anyone you think may be interested - many thanks Sarah Ball