RUNNING

Club Championships – Running

The focus of the running club championship races are variety and to support local club-run races. This year however, with the lack of local races due to the Covid-19 restrictions, our races will be a mainly virtual parkruns and a given route and distance of the committees chosing. As and when local races return they will be added to the championship race callender. Then the aim will then be to have as many of the club runners turn up to the events and show Calne SMaRTT as an enthusiastic and active club.

  • The races selected for this years club championship can be found on our results page, along with the club championships league table.

Wiltshire Road/Off Road Race League

 

Calne SMaRTT have enjoyed good consistent results in the Wiltshire Road Race League in the past, and the league is back on this year following a break due to covid restrictions. There are 7 races confirmed, details of which can be found on the Wiltshire Athletics Association webpage

 

Running Health & Safety

As you may be aware there have been incidents where runners have been taken ill during training.  REMEMBER – if you feel ill when training, or whilst competing then stop and seek help and advice. It is much better to be well for the next race than face a long lay-off by pushing through the extra mile or to gain a few seconds.  In addition,  we recommend that you always carry identification when training alone.

 

Running Safety – Personal Music Systems & Visibility

Some races will disqualify competitors who wear personal music players during the run – it most definitely affects your ability to hear traffic and can be extremely dangerous whilst out on the roads. If you like to have music to run to then we recommend that you use only one earpiece or buy sports headphones which allow outside noise to be heard as well. Remember that for Tri events using phones, personal music systems or other devices at any time in the event will lead to disqualification.

During the dark months be seen – wear reflective jackets/bibs hats etc or better still get a small clip on cycle light which shows up a long way and will not affect your performance.