Christmas Handicap Recce then MediaCityUK

Thursday 10th December 2020, 6:30:pm

Group Run
The Y Club
Liverpool Road
M3 4JR

This week's group run will be a recce of the Christmas Handicap route, followed by a run to MediaCityUK. We'll start from outside the Y Club at 6:30pm on 10th December.

Different pace and distance groups will be available depending on numbers of attendees, and in accordance with current COVID-19 guidance from England Athletics, we can now remove the limit on attendees as long as we have enough group leaders available, with each leader able to lead sub-groups of 12.

If you do fancy being a group leader, please don't be shy! However, please do ensure that you are super familiar with our coronavirus group running guidance.

The full route is approximately 7-miles. A shorter alternative route will also be available.

Please sign up in advance - with your full name - using the Doodle poll links below:

Session format

We meet at the Y Club reception at 6:30pm. After a quick warm up, the Captains will gather the group together for club notices, after which we’ll split into sub-groups before we head off on the run.

Each group will run at a different pace and will be led by a club member, so there should always be a pace group suited to you. The number of groups is flexible depending on the number of runners down on any particular night and the availability of people to lead a group, however we will try and provide the following pace groups:

  • Group 1: 7.00 min / mile (4.20 min / km) +/- 30 secs
  • Group 2: 7.30 min / mile (4.40 min / km) +/- 30 secs
  • Group 3: 8.30 min / mile (5.20 min / km) +/- 30 secs
  • Group 4: 9.30 min / mile (5.50 min / km) +/- 30 secs

If you’re not sure which group to go in on your first visit, we'd advise starting off in Group 4 and try to work your way up to the next one!

Our routes are generally 6 - 8 miles (10 - 13km) but if you don't fancy running that far, we'll always offer a shorter alternative route of approximately 3 miles (5km).