Stowmarket Striders
Running Club

JAFFA, Pacers, Striders 5k Track Challenge

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 18:30

JAFFA, Pacers & Striders go head to head in an exclusive two fixture track challenge. The first race will be held in May at Northgate track, Ipswich, the second in September at Bury track.

There are 4 races, three senior open, one junior open, where all competitors gain experience and come together as a team. It's an exciting event and open to all Striders. Team captains will collect names nearer the time. Club kit must be worn, numbers and chips will be supplied on race day for the senior races.  (chip timing for senior races will be provided by Welling, Striders will undertake Junior race results)    

The races are scheduled so that we have the fastest race first which helps planning as we have a good idea of expected finishing times which makes it easier to organise the subsequent events. To be clear, someone with a PB of 22 minutes will not be able to run in the sub 19 minute event, but could participate in the over 23 minutes race.

In view of the limited capacity of the track, there will be a cap on numbers of 60 in each race, with each club receiving an initial allocation of 20 runners per event. If the full allocation is not used by any Club then the spare entries will be shared by the other clubs. 

Teams are made up of first 5 boys, first 5 girls in junior races, first 10 men, first 10 women in senior races.

If you take part in both races you will automatically become eligible for the Striders '5K Captain’s Cup' -  this goes to the Strider who has improved their 5K time the most over the 2 legs.       

Fixture 1 - Monday June 22nd May 2017 – JAFFA hosted event, Northgate, Ipswich

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Junior races at 6.30pm - (1500 metres) open to all ages 9-15 

Race 1 at 7 pm – Sub 19 minutes – Max 60 entries (20 per club)

Race 2 at 7:25 – 19 to 23 minutes – Max 60 entries (20 per club)

Race 3 at 7:55 – Over 23 minutes – Max 60 entries (20 per club)

All the senior races will be chip timed, with a gun start (so the chip mats will be on the finishing line)

 

Fixture 2 - Monday 4th September 2017 - Pacers hosted event, Bury track

Junior race at 6.30pm (1500 metres)

Race 1 at 7 pm – Sub 19 minutes – Max 60 entries (20 per club)

Race 2 at 7:25 – 19 to 23 minutes – Max 60 entries (20 per club)

Race 3 at 7:55 – Over 23 minutes – Max 60 entries (20 per club)

All the races will be chip timed, with a gun start (so the chip mats will be on the finishing line)

 

To enter, please email Team Captains captains@stowmarketstriders.org.uk with your name, date of birth and predicted 5k time

Captain's Awards for the most improved Striders over the two races in the following categories and awarded at the Striders Christmas party: senior female, senior male, junior girl, junior boy.