Return of the Striders’ League!

(as a virtual reincarnation. at least 🙂

Not quite the real thing but, in the absence of any HRRL or SCCL races this year, we thought that members might welcome the opportunity for some motivation together with a bit of fun with friendly rivalry by participation in a  “Virtual Striders’ League (VSL)” competition.  This will be held over the summer months (31st May – 19th September inclusive) along similar lines to the usual competition with the same scoring system to that used in previous years based on age and performance.  It will also provide a good opportunity to get back into “racing mode” in preparation for the resumption of the HRRL season currently scheduled to start with the Overton 5 m on 5 th September – see the HRRL webpage.

The competion will consist of eight virtual races – two each of a 5k, 10k, 10 miles and Half Marathon.

Full details of the competition are given by following the links to VSL Rules and VSL Routes.  The first event will be a 5k (essentially the familiar Summer Handicap course) to be held during the fortnight 31st May – 13th June 2021.  All paid up members are encouraged to participate, so don’t be shy, give it  a go 🙂

If anyone has any queries or requires clarification on the rules or routes or pointing out mistakes (for which I take full responsibility!) please feel free to contact Graham. I look forward to receiving your times over the coming weeks!

PS I will acknowledge receipt of all your results so if you haven’t heard from me within a day or so of sending me your times please get in touch. Emails do have a nasty habit of disappearing into the ether!