It’s been a while since the EA 5 Mile relays and it looks like it will be several weeks before much real competition, whether on track or road, will recommence.
So we are having a virtual 5k Easter road relay race, based around the popular flat and fast circuit of Berkeley Avenue in Chesham, just off Chartridge Lane.
Katie Royals has kindly created a google entry form . Please use this to enter and insert an approximate time for 5k.
Easter Berkeley Ave Virtual 5km Relay entry form
Closing date for entries is Friday 26th March.
Over that weekend I will divide up the entries into, hopefully, evenly matched teams of five (or other multiple depending on the number of entries) with the help of other coaches.
I will publish these so athletes can see who is in their teams and the window for tackling the run is Monday March 29th to Friday April 9th.
Please feel free to send me photos that I can add to the club website along with my report.
For those that haven’t run this route before I measured it on strava yesterday at 1650m, so 5k is three full laps plus a short extra finish of around 50 metres (dependent on running line etc).
Athletes can start anywhere but typically on Berkeley Avenue close to the bottom junction with Chartridge Lane. Berkeley Avenue bends to the left and then is gently uphill straight up until a left turn joining back up with Chartridge Lane.
Athletes then follow the main road back to the bottom junction with Berkeley Avenue, turning left.
Pavements along the whole route are broad and in good condition so there shouldn’t be any need to run on the road itself.
Those with strava or other GPS facility, please use that to record your times. Others can use a coach, parent or friend to time them and email the time to me (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Younger athletes should ensure at least one adult is there to supervise.
As government restrictions relax on March 29th, athletes could opt to run together but in very small groups only please.
Please let me know if you have any queries.