Attention BaHas! Very important road-related notice (apologies, it's quite a long 'un)...
The South Yorkshire Road League series of four 5-mile races will be returning in 2017! Steel City Striders have taken on Keith's role in this area to keep the series going, which is great news all round. Venues are still to be finalised but the race dates are 29th March, 12th April, 26th April and 10th May. More details here: http://www.sycaa.co.uk/sycaa/road/news.
This leads on to two important requests:
Now the B&T and League Club competitions are over for 2016, it is time for you to start planning your tactics for 2017
The tables below state which races are in all the club competitions, as announced at the AGM. (race dates correct at time of publication)
Roundwood Health Clinic Ltd continue to offer all members of Barnsley Harriers a 20% discount on Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Sports Massage and Chiropody/Podiatry, but not to include products or insoles.Discount will be given to Barnsley Harriers if their name appears on the membership list (names only) supplied by BH. Roundwood have many dedicated Physiotherapists, many with an interest/specialty in Sports medicine.. www.roundwoodclinic.co.uk
An update on Club colours. The rules currently state Club vest but we are extending this to include the 'official' short sleeve AND the long sleeve T shirts, available from the club. All three are now acceptable to wear when representing the Club or in races included in all our competitions. (This still does not apply to our closed races i.e. Club Mile and Club Cross Country.) We will still apply some tolerance and understanding towards new members. However the training jacket is not allowed as outerwear in a Club race. Other tops, of any type, must be worn under the official Harriers tops. Additionally, most races now ban the wearing of earphones or headphones for safety reasons. We as a Club support this and are applying a rule that no Harrier should run in them whilst wearing club kit and/or representing the club. For insurance and communication reasons, we are also applying this ruling to club nights. This has been agreed by the Management team and comes in immediately and is a proposed change to the Constitution for the AGM.
Below are the races for this year's BnT, Club League and Individual Club Championship competitions.
New Pace Groups
Group A – Richard Spooner - 7 - 7.5 Minute Mile Pace
Group B – Jerry Fisher - 8 - 8.5 Minute Mile Pace
Group C – Jo Bissell - 9 - 9.5 Minute Mile Pace
Group D – Rachel & Julie Nothard - 10 - 10.5 Minute Mile Pace
Group E – Sue Taylor - 11 - 11.5 Minute Mile Pace
You'll see we've changed the groups for Club Nights.
However this can't be an exact science for lots of reasons with races, work and other stuff meaning 'leaders' aren't always there. But it is a framework we'd like you to try and work with.
Please remember a few things though. First we are the friendly running club and no one gets left behind. And also remember it's Club Night -the clue is in the name - so work with the groups that are available & add on or loop back if you need more. There are other nights for other serious sessions if you're training for something. Also, be patient in the corridor, it's not easy for people to manage and try to get in the correct group for your own and other people's benefit.
Lastly, enjoy your running and get as much as you can from BaHa club nights.
Ian Meade - Chairman
With Jerry Fisher's agreement I have began to edit/update/use the BaHa's Twitter page... (Leigh Allsopp)
Our Twitter name is @BarnsleyHarrier
Please could we create a HashTag of #TeamBaHa
Please can anyone who also has a Twitter account follow the page!...
I hope to use the page to help advertise/promote the Harriers, share detail from the website/Facebook page, share race pictures/reviews, and all the other typical uses of Twitter!
Hope to see you on Twitter soon
See Diary page for more info.
First Shuffle of 2017 - Provisional results now in the Shuffle section.
Latest Results page updated weekly!
Wednesday Winter Training schedule on the Notice Board.
2017 Club Comp information now on Notice Board.
Walk to Run sessions in progress - Mondays & Wednesdays at 5.30pm.