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scottishathletics are pleased to launch a series of Virtual Challenges for solo road runs during the coronavirus crisis.
We must be very clear that these Virtual Challenge events are subject to Government guidelines and social distancing advice.
Runs MUST be completed solo, must be done from your home and athletes are asked to observe a 2m distance at all times when passing.
scottishathletics will offer a registration system to members via our usual online club entry portal and ‘events’ will be free to those with affiliated clubs. However, athletes will have to have an up-to-date scottishathletics membership on certain dates.
Times from Strava and Garmin devices can be uploaded and submitted in order for us to create ‘leaderboards’.
The Virtual Challenges will start with the Tru Wealth Virtual Relays to be completed between 00.00am on Friday 10 April and 11.59pm on Monday 13 April (Easter Weekend).
Clubs should enter the names of their runners for the Tru Wealth Virtual Relays. Please let your club know if you want to run in the Relays.
*This virtual event is open to U20, Senior and Masters athletes only.
*Legs must be 5km OR 10km in length (reasonable GPS margin of error).
*Registered athletes are uploaded to scoring platform. Results have to be submitted to scottishathletics and we need those by NOON on Tuesday 14 April.
*Team Times are calculated using combined valid three 5km and three 10km runs by registered club members.
*It is one attempt per person and routes with significant negative elevation will not be counted. Athletes should avoid popular walking routes and busy parks.
Senior 6 Person Team (3 Short and 3 Long Legs) – Male, Female, Non Binary
Masters Aged 50 and Over 4 Person Team (2 Short and 2 Long Legs – Male, Female, Non Binary
All government guidelines in regards to Social Distancing must be strictly adhered to, any changes to these guidelines will be implemented immediately.
Once the Tru Wealth Virtual Relays have been concluded, we hope to be able to launch further Virtual Challenges.
We hope these will feature certain distances or time periods – run for as far as you can in 30 minutes, for example – and again will have to be completed over a few days. Watch this space.