We thought we’d start you off gently – here’s a nice little exercise to strengthen your legs. Complete anything from 10 to 3 x 10 reps, straight after your run if possible.
That bug just won’t go away – and now we are even more restricted as to what we can do to keep ourselves fit, well and sane.
Exercise of any sort is fantastic for physical and mental wellbeing and running is an efficient use of your time when you’re juggling other commitments – you can start your workout from your front door; no special equipment is needed; cold water cleans your shoes and your running clothes wash and dry rapidly (compared with hosing down a muddy bike, changing tyres etc).
The important thing is to stay safe. Under the latest government rules – see here – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november you are allowed to run with one other person. Our facebook page is a good way of contacting other MRC members if you can’t find a buddy for your run, or contact us as we will try to help.
If you decide to run alone, remember to wear highly visible clothing, particularly in low light conditions. Let someone you trust know your route and proposed timings. There are great tracking apps out there – assuming you take your phone or cellular activity watch with you.
Hi All, I hope your running and training is going well and that you are managing to get out and run despite these challenging times.
As many of our readers are members of Maltby Running Club, it will come as no surprise that MRC members are taking part in lots of heroic endurance events, despite the difficulty in getting to organised races.
So a big shout out please to Gail Barber and Martin Knight , who have been training assiduously for this Saturday’s Spire Ultra Race. Now we are in Tier 3 Gail and Martin cannot be at the actual event and have decided to run an equivalent route around South Yorkshire, on the same date and time, 31st October. They will set off from Maltby Leisure Centre at 8.30 a.m. and will complete a single lap of a 33.6 mile route, finishing up in Maltby.
It would be fantastic if you could come and cheer them on, preferably wearing your MRC gear and making as much noise as you can. The proposed, approximate timings are as follows:
leave Maltby 0830hrs
Firbeck (8 miles) 0945hrs
Woodsetts (14 miles) 1110hrs
Turnerwood (16 miles) 1135hrs
Harthill (20 miles) 1220hrs
Wales (22 miles) 1250hrs
Aston (24.5 miles) 1315hrs
Ulley (26 miles) 1340hrs
Wickersley (30 miles) 1440hrs
Maltby (34 miles) 1530hrs.
They will be running unsupported and will be really pleased if you could come and cheer them on. You can throw food if you like! Martin has put the route on Strava and here is the link: https://www.strava.com/routes/2756181786332663426
I am sure you have all seen the accelerating rates of covid19 infections in the local areas with South Yorkshire moving up to the very high risk category. We have therefore taken the decision to suspend MRC training runs after tomorrow night (22 October 2020) until further notice.
As you will know, there is a bug going around at the moment. You will also know that we are all being encouraged to download the NHS contact tracing app and use it to check into various locations as we go about our daily business.
Here at Maltby Running Club we have looked at how we can fulfil our responsibilities as an organisation. We have obtained a unique QR code which we will bring to all our training sessions. We would ask that you use it to check in whenever you attend a training session so that, if one of our runners is unfortunate enough to get Covid19, you can be contacted.
Now the nights are drawing in and only the dedicated are still out there running, we’re pleased to tell you that we’re still meeting at the leisure centre car park for a training run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and also on Sunday mornings. The Tuesday and Thursday meets are at 6.30p.m. for all groups.
We are making sure we comply with the latest government health guidelines and rules and ask that you also familiarise yourself with these so we can continue to exercise safely.
see you there!
The run/walk group on Tuesday and Thursday evenings will meet at 6pm at Maltby Leisure Centre. This is to help us continue to train on trails even as the nights draw in.
We’re trialling this arrangement for a few weeks. Starts tomorrow, 15th September and will continue, hopefully, into October, when it’ll be dark no matter what we do!
The regular start time of 6.30 pm remains for runners who plan to run a bit further or faster.
Keep on running!
Three cheers, training starts tomorrow! Meet at Maltby Leisure Centre ready to run at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday 1st September.
You’ll be aware that there’s a bug going round at the moment and everybody is trying their best not to catch it or spread it. Thus we would ask the following:
-please familiarise yourself with the latest government advice on staying safe;
-please don’t come along if you have any symptoms of Covid19;
-please note that we are restricting participation to MRC members. This is to ensure that we can fulfil our responsibilities around contact and tracing;
-please bring your own hand sanitiser and any other equipment needed for your run (e.g. antiseptic wipes in case of cuts, stings etc) – especially if we run on trails – they are definitely overgrown with nettles this year!
-please be prepared to maintain a safe distance between yourself and other runners
see you tomorrow!
We are sorry to announce that, after careful consideration we have decided that we are unable to host this year’s Bawtry Forest Trail Race and Family Run. This is wholly due to the current safety concerns arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.
We are grateful to all our race entrants for your support and hope that we will be able to bring you the race in 2021.
In the meantime, keep running, keep smiling and keep safe!
Don’t forget to complete your personal Kimmy Kanter this week. You don’t have to run the exact course, try and find something of similar ascent and distance near where you live. Let Barb know when you’ve completed your run and we will collate completion on the sophisticated KMR monitoring system (OK, Pete Humphries has a spreadsheet)
Here is a link to the KNR race series page which has full information: https://www.kmrseries.co.uk
Keep on running and above all stay safe!