RTW runners weekly roundup – w/c 8th June 2020

Welcome back to our weekly round-up which focuses on all things going on with our RunTogether running group. This week we look at the group sessions which we provided, both outdoor and virtually as well as how you can get your hands on one of our club running vests. Finally, we take a look at a new free, weekly, 30 minute running event which kicks-off on 20th-21st June as well as the RTW runners virtual 10km pairs relay which will be contested over the first weekend of July!

Group outdoor sessions

This week we provided our first outdoor group session in Forest Row as well as returning to Southborough once again on Thursday evening to provide two more evening sessions.

From the week commencing 15th June we wil be introducing a fourth group, again in Southborough, on a Monday evening 6.30-7.30pm. Therefore, we now have 4 weekly outdoor running drills & interval sessions available to book:
Southborough – Mondays 6.30-7.30pm; Thursdays 5.15-6.15pm & 6.30-7.30pm
Forest Row – Wednesdays 6.30-7.30pm

Virtual running groups

Our beginners group complete week 3 of our “Zero to 30” plan, which saw them each complete 3 intervals of 5 minutes jogging and 5 minutes walking. On Sunday the group came together for their virtual group catch-up on Zoom and everyone seems to be managing very well indeed.

Our all abilities group completed an interval session of 3, 2, 1 minute faster running intervals with 2, 1, 3 minute jog/walk recoveries. Again, there was some good feedback from the group who are enjoying some structure to their weekly running! If you would like to join our virtual groups then please visit our RunTogether groups page.

Club vests

With the hot, sunny and humid weather that we have experienced of late, now is the perfect time to get your hands on one of our club vests. The vests are manufactured by running specialist Ronhill and made of technical fabric which helps to wick-away sweat. We have limited quantities remaining in ladies sizes 10 (x1), 12 (x5) & 14 (x2) as well as men’s small (x2) and medium (x1). Vests cost £20 each. If you would like to purchase one then please contact joewatts@plegafit.com.

RTW runners 10km pairs relay

Thank you to everyone who has requested a place in this free event which will see pairs of runners completing a virtual 10km over the first weekend of July 2020. There are 16 runners entered and so 8 teams will go head to head (virtually), each running a 5km route of their choice with times combined to provide an overall 10km result.

Weekly30 Run Challenge

England Athletics has launched the “Weekly30” Run Challenge – a free weekly virtual running challenge that encourages runners of all levels to compete each weekend. With group running and mass participation events currently restricted, the Weekly30 Run Challenge gives individuals a perfect incentive to run on a weekly basis.

From 20th-21st June 2020, each week you will be challenged to run as far as you can in 30 minutes on a Saturday or Sunday (whilst adhering to Government guidelines on social distancing). Runners simply register for free via the dedicated OpenTrack virtual running platform.

For more information on this free, weekly event please visit the RunTogether website.

Thank you for reading and we look forward to hearing about how your running is going. You can connect with us on Strava, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @RTWrunners.

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