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HAC Reality 5K Training Race

Ok, under all the current rules from UKA we have to do a remote race briefing and here it is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZq5JIJJgwk&feature=youtu.be Please watch it and listen clearly. It won’t be repeated at the event.

I have also attached the final course map. The course will be marked with arrows. red and white tape in the bushes and flour on the ground, but not to the standard of a XC fixture so please study it and make sure you are clear of the route.

Also shown is the layout of the HQ and the start finish pens.

You will collect your race number/chip from Gavin Collett at the collection desk from 6pm to 6.30pm. Please move on once you have your number/chip. NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY!

The first wave will start at 6.40pm. Everyone competing will need to be in the call zone by 6.40pm. You will be called by your wave number. Please move swifty into the pen. Each wave goes off after 20 seconds. Missing your wave equals no race for you.

Please look out for communications from James@activetrainingworld.co.uk

If there is an electrical storm nearby we may have to delay or cancel the race on safety ground.

We will be strict, but want it to be fun and rewarding for all.

Any spectators should keep away from the HQ zone throughout the event.

We hope you have a good race and look forward to seeing you all.

5K site plan

HQ Plan

Course Map

5km Training race

The next 5K Training Race is due to take place on Thursday 13 August. I am delighted that, subject to final council approval, we will be able to stage a REALITY 5K.
 
The race will be over a one lap course on the paths & fields of Hillingdon House Farm. There will be no ski slope or stream! The course is fast, a bit bumpy in places, but flatter than the Ruislip course.
 
The race is only open to club and Dash for Fitness members. Pre-entry is required by filling out the form on the link below. There will be no entries on the day. https://fs21.formsite.com/mbatemanhillingdonaccouk/5kTR/index.html
 
Should any problems occur beforehand, we will revert to the Virtual 5K format.
 
Support your club events.

Summer Series Event 5 – (not) parkrun

Event 5 runs from 3 August to 9 August. Run a 5k and upload your time to the (not)parkrun section of the parkrun website for your home run.
 
If you’re not already registered with parkrun then you’ll have to fill in a little form beforehand. For more info on how it works you can look here https://support.parkrun.com/hc/en-us/articles/360009843618–not-parkrun-FAQs
 
Scoring will be age graded, not based on the fastest time.
 
Dan Spinks will check for runners who have registered their clubs as HAC or D4F at Northala Fields, Black Park, Ricky, Osterley, Harrow, South Oxhey and Cassiobury. If you are not registered as HAC/D4F and/or have a different home run then you will need to let Dan know or you won’t get a score.
 
Event 6 will be the August 5k training race on August 13th and event 7 the Gosunder handicap race on the weekend of 22nd/23rd August.
 
Thanks to Dan Spinks for organising this years Summer Series.

Virtual Summer Series Event 4

Summer Series events keep coming thick and fast. Next up is a 10k organised by Dash for Fitness. Though scheduled for this Sunday it can actually be run any time this week up until the end of Sunday.

Details from Gary Taylor-

People wanting to do the Dash for Fitness Virtual 10k Medal Run (next up in the Summer Series) can register here (on the Dash for Fitness page of the English Athletics Run Together website):

https://groups.runtogether.co.uk/DashForFitness/Runs/Summary/429b9e75-320b-4099-8a0a-90d262b0e785

It costs £10 to enter and everyone that finishes gets a medal. Results can be emailed to me at dashforfitness@btinternet.com or there’s a D4F Medal Run WhatsApp group that they can join at: https://chat.whatsapp.com/EP9DjmtxIe43VoI0HG92W1 where results can be posted and encouragement got and given to other runners doing the 10k….I’ll also be posting a post-race video on Friday on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Dash4Fitness/

Summer Series event 3. (not)parkrun

Event 3 runs for all of this week until Sunday. Run a 5k and upload your time to the (not)parkrun section of the parkrun website for your home run. If you’re not already registered with parkrun then you’ll have to fill in a little form beforehand.

For more info on how it works you can look here https://support.parkrun.com/hc/en-us/articles/360009843618–not-parkrun-FAQs

Scoring will be age graded, not based on the fastest time, so there’s a max score for Doug.

I will check for runners who have registered their clubs as HAC or D4F at Northala Fields, Black Park, Ricky, Osterley, South Oxhey and Cassiobury. If you are not registered as HAC/D4F and/or have a different home run then you will need to let me know or you won’t get a score.

Dan Spinks 

Further relaxation of training restrictions

England Athletics have yesterday announced a further relaxation of the rules for athletes, coaches and clubs. For the time being we will stick to the plans that we have in place and continue to build on these in the coming weeks.
We are making good progress. The clubhouse is open and I am happy to announce that the number of people running together in groups can be increased from four to six with immediate effect. Please continue to stick to the rules around hygiene and social distancing. Also be aware of other users of the environment in which you are running.
Also, the juniors will start training again at the track from Tuesday 28th July. A big thank you to the coaches and officials who are working hard to provide a safe training environment for our juniors and to Paul Cuddihy who is leading on this.

Virtual 5k Training Race July – Results

Please find attached the results of July’s Virtual 5K Training Race. Thank you to Gavin Collett for processing everyone’s results.

The next event will be on Thursday 13 August which will also be part of the Virtual Summer Series. Please keep checking the club’s social media platforms to find the latest situation.

Stay safe everybody

Virtual 5K 2020-07-09

CLUBHOUSE REOPENING!

The Management Committee are pleased to announce that the clubhouse will re-open this coming Sunday 12th July. Opening times will be restricted to the following times initially

Sunday 9.30-11.30

Tuesday 18.00-20.00

Thursday 18.00-20.00

Booking  form page

Those wishing to attend one of the above sessions will need to complete the booking form no later than 24 hours prior to that session. You will be able to book three sessions each time you complete a form. You will not be able to attend the clubhouse without booking a session first.

The clubhouse will feel a little different for the time being to ensure that it is COVID compliant and members’ health is protected. A full risk assessment has been carried out and measures put in place to meet the guidelines set by the Government and England Athletics. An enhanced cleaning schedule will be in place.

Changing rooms, showers and the gym remain closed for the time being therefore you will need to come changed to run. Toilets will however be open.

A volunteer Clubhouse steward will be in attendance at all the above sessions to guide you through the restrictions and serve you at the bar. Please follow their instructions.

At this point in time the only social area that will be open will be the patio area at the rear of the clubhouse. Please come prepared for all weathers if you intend to stay!

And finally, please remember that we are all responsible for our own and each other’s safety when using the clubhouse.

Looking forward to seeing you all

Dave and the Management Committee

THURSDAY 9 JULY – Hillingdon AC Virtual 5K Training Race

Having consulted with other club officials, we have decided that it is still impractical to hold the 5K for real in July.

So this coming Thursday (9th), the July Hillingdon AC 5K Training Race will once again be virtual.

On the day, you have until 8pm to complete a fairly accurate 5K; it can be from home, round the actual 5K route, the woods, anywhere permitted under government guidelines.

Then send your time (minutes & seconds) and date of birth by email to gavin.collett@jti.com by 8pm Thursday night and I’ll produce a “race” result on Friday. There is no need to send me any proof, description of course or links to any others site such as Garmin, Strava, I won’t open them. I trust you all! Please also indicate if you have walked the whole way with no running at all.

Any ages, any speed for members, friends and family of Hillingdon AC. Please spread the word.

Stay safe

Gavin

Summer Series 2020

It’s time to accept that none of the races originally chosen for this year’s series are going to take place so it’s time to launch a smaller, virtual version. This will initially consist of 8 races but may be expanded if some more appropriate events crop up in July.

1) 11-13th England Athletics Virtual 5k Road Running Championships. Entries open now here

2) July 18-19th HAC/Thames Valley Harriers virtual 10k (awaiting final confirmation from TVH but this should be a team competition between the 2 clubs with individual scoring for the Summer Series) Entries now open here

3) July 25th (not)parkrun

4) August 2nd Dash For Fitness virtual 10k

5) August 8th (not)parkrun

6) August 13th 5k Training Race

7) August 22/23rd Gosunder Handicap Trophy

8) September 10th 5k Training Race

League tables for Men and Women as usual, scoring as follows

-For all events you will score 5 points for taking part and finishing

-For all events other than (non)parkruns and the Gosunder the quickest male and female HAC/DFF athletes across the line will each earn another 20 points, second 19 and so on

-(not)parkruns are to be scored based on age grading with the highest male and female age gradings scoring 20 points, 2nd highest 19 points and so on

-The Gosunder will be run on a fixed course, yet to be determined. Finishing positions and scoring will be based on the total of your finish time plus handicap

Your overall score for the summer series will be the total of your 6 highest scoring events. This number may increase if more events are added.

Dan Spinks