Tuff Fitty’s Corona Challenge Run

A further thank you to everyone in our club for playing their part in maintaining exercise within the prevailing Government guidelines. Your Committee are working hard to stay abreast of these, together with our partners at the pool and track to ensure Tuff Fitty can recommence group training as soon as permissible. In the meantime we need to remain cognisant to the guidelines of group activity should be no more than 6 people. This said, a successful Monday evening run has taken place with two different small groups running.

CORONA CHALLENGE DICTIONARY DEFINITION – CIRCLE OF LIGHT

What has started well has been Tuff Fitty’s Corona Classic Challenge. This challenge can be run individually or in small groups at any time during June. It is fully appreciated that some of our members are shielding and if this is the case, we continue to reach out to you; please do not hesitate to ask if we can assist you in anyway during these difficult times.

So far we have 35 club members who have completed Tuff’s Corona runs, although this remains less than a quarter of our club membership. Therefore it is worth stating that the Corona Run challenge remains open during June and some have asked for a small extension into July. For clarity the routes are reproduced below. The level of participation can be selected by each member. Whilst most have submitted a screenshot of Strava or GPS, if people wish to use the challenge simply as motivation to complete a run, then please email in with the chosen course, and we can add you to the listing as ‘Completed’ with no need to declare your time on the leaderboard. Also people can undertake as many of the routes, as many times as they like to improve their position. The percentage score is based on an age grading system which takes into account gender and age, so the challenge really is open to all. The table of results is regularly updated on our Tuff Fitty Run facebook page.

Of course there is a further motivation to enter in that once the Challenge is closed, everyone who has entered will receive their Corona Classic Run medal. So those of you that are suffering from Bling Withdrawal Systems, what further motivation do you need?

Congratulations to Simon Thistlethwaite who has the fastest age group score and time over the half marathon distance in just 1:30. In the 10k Joe Pascoe has stood atop with the fastest time for over a week with 42:21 and Karen McGrath the fastest age graded result. Over the 5k course Matt Whittaker reigns supreme with the fastest time/age grade of 19:41.

There are some great times being punched out over courses that have some cheeky undulations. Where will you come on the table?

For those who are unsure of the route(s) Wednesday 24th June will see a small number heading up to Arundel, so there will be some (socially distanced) pacers if you require. Meet in the Arundel Lido car park at 6:50 ready to run at 7pm.

Having only just passed Midsummer day, we have warm sunny weather, a great Tuff challenge which also provides a bit of bling; what’s stopping you?

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Good Luck everyone

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