The club has organised a series of events over the coming months to provide some focus to your training and enable a bit of friendly competition. The series comprises a number of time trials over 3 and 5 miles alternating with runs over set routes. The set routes take in sections of races from yesteryear in the Dunfermline area, a number of which were hosted by Carnegie, including the Auld Toun 10K, Pattiesmuir 6, and the Dunfermline Half Marathon.
Each challenge is to be carried out within a set time period, starting on a Monday morning and finishing by the following Sunday evening. Here is the list of events and dates – reminders will be included in the weekly updates, on Facebook and on the website.
|Event No||Event Details||Week Beginning||Results Recorded By||Route||Start Point||Google Map||Results|
|1||3 mile time trial - route of your choice||2020-06-01||2020-06-14||N/A Any Route||Event 1 Results
|2||Pattiesmuir 5 (trail)||2020-06-15||2020-06-21||Pattiesmuir 5 Race Route||Start Point||Event 2 Results|
|3||5 mile time trial - route of your choice||2020-06-22||2020-06-28||N/A Any Route||Event 3 Results|
|4||Auld Toon 10k||2020-06-29||2020-07-05||Auld Toon 10k Strava Route|
Auld Toon 10k route description
|Google Map Start Point||Event 4 Results|
|5||3 mile time trial - route of your choice||2020-07-06||2020-07-12||N/A Any Route|
|6||Forth Road Bridge 10k||2020-07-13||2020-07-19||To Follow...|
|7||5 mile time trial - route of your choice||2020-07-20||2020-07-26||N/A Any Route|
|8||Festive Forest 7||2020-07-27||2020-08-02||To Follow...|
|9||3 mile time trial - route of your choice||2020-08-03||2020-08-09||N/A Any Route|
|10||Dunfermline half marathon||2020-08-10||2020-08-16||To Follow...|
|11||5 mile time trial - route of your choice||2020-08-17||2020-08-23||N/A Any Route|
|12||Pattiesmuir 5 (trail)||2020-08-24||2020-08-30||Pattiesmuir 5 Race Route||Start Point|
|13||3 mile time trial - route of your choice||2020-08-31||2020-09-06||N/A Any Route|
|14||Auld Toon 10k||2020-09-07||2020-09-13||Auld Toon 10k route description||Google Map Start Point|
|15||5 mile time trial - route of your choice||2020-09-14||2020-09-20||N/A Any Route|
|16||Forth Road Bridge 10k||2020-09-21||2020-09-27||To Follow...|
|17||3 mile time trial - route of your choice||2020-09-28||2020-10-04||N/A Any Route|
|18||Festive Forest 7||2020-10-05||2020-10-11||To Follow...|
|19||5 mile time trial - route of your choice||2020-10-12||2020-10-18||N/A Any Route|
|20||Dunfermline half marathon||2020-10-19||2020-10-25||To Follow...|
The series will incorporate a modified Grand Prix to satisfy your inner competitive monsters. Both your actual time and your WAVA score will be recorded. A full set of GP rules will be issued under separate cover shortly. For now we can let you know that to qualify you will need to complete one 3 mile and one 5 mile time trial and two different events from the list of set routes.
The repetition of the events is also a good way to assess your progress over the summer months.
As these events are being sponsored by the club, we need to adopt good practice and take reasonable steps to ensure the well-being of club members during this time. The following guidance is based on current government guidelines and scottishathletics rules and guidance for their virtual events. It will be reviewed and updated from time to time as appropriate.
Time Trial Routes
For the 3 and 5 mile time trials you should choose your own route as follows:
- Start and finish in approximately the same place;
- No point 2 point runs;
- No laps less than 1k;
- No net loss in elevation.
It is important that you continue to adhere to current social distancing guidelines. Therefore:
- Runs should be completed solo;
- Avoid popular running/walking routes or busy parks;
- Be considerate to other people by keeping a 2m (minimum) distance at all times when passing;
- Avoid as far as possible driving somewhere to run or keep to within 5 miles of home.
When planning your route we also recommend you carry out a risk assessment to include:
- condition of paths and trails – avoid areas in a poor state of repair;
- width of paths and trails for respecting 2m (minimum) social distancing guidelines;
- time of run, to consider peak times of use – avoid, if possible, popular times such as
lunchtime and early evening;
- if running at night, consider lighting of route and wear suitable clothing;
- consideration of local residents and businesses that require access and use of areas along the route;
- expected weather conditions and the impact this may have on your route or your own safety.
We will issue maps and information on each route shortly before the challenge is due to take place. Whilst there are still guidelines restricting the distance you should travel to take exercise (currently around 5 miles), members who live further afield can substitute an equivalent run (for example, for the Pattiesmuir event, this should be along a mixture of roads and farm tracks).
Completing your Challenge and Recording Results
You should run each event during its specified week and submit details of your run by the Sunday of that week. Just click on this link to fill in your information – you will need your WAVA score which can be worked out here.