The 5th and final race in the club’s 3000m track series was held on Tuesday evening the 5th of April and marked an end to a successful initiative in which 80 members took part in at least one event (74 last year).
A total of 5 races were held over a 6 month period with the intent that a race would be held roughly every 6 weeks. These were broken down as follows (last years numbers in brackets)…
6th Oct 2015…27 (24)
17th Nov 2015…34 (33)
5th Jan 2016…30 (38)
23rd Feb 2016…28 (29)
5th Apr 2016…30 (23)
The idea behind the series was as follows…
1) Give members some idea of the correct pace for doing intervals sessions.
2) A test of fitness so that members could monitor the improvements that they were making.
3) Give members more exposure to track races.
4) ..and of course, a 3000m race is an excellent workout in itself.
With plenty of evening races coming up, the series has now ended but the club hopes to start the series again in October 2016.