SAC 1 Mile Track Race - 5 August 2021

It has become an SAC annual event to hold a 1 Mile track race each summer. The race distance has a long history in UK athletics and no matter what your ability this event provides an opportunity to test yourself over the distance. The plan is to hold the event on Thurs 5 August at 7pm, I had hoped to use one of our weekend track slots for the event but this tends to clash with other race events and the imminent return of Park Run. Depending on the number of those interested we usually hold 2 or more separate races to spread the timing and recording workload and to group runners in terms of race speed.

If you would like to take part it would be helpful if you could let me know together with an idea of your expected race time so that I can plan the race groupings.

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Running Safely 2021

UK Athletics in cooperation with the Home Country Athletics Federations have published updated safety advice for runners and joggers as well as suggested guidance for non-runners.

The advice was refreshed following some recent high-profile cases of harassment of athletes training in public areas.  Any abuse or threats against athletes whilst training are completely unacceptable, and the safety guidelines published are to support athletes, recreational runners and other sports people exercising in public to feel prepared for any eventuality.

In addition – guidance for non-runners has been published to highlight how some behaviours may cause harm or upset, even unintentionally.

The guidance is here.

Running Safely

RunTogether has put together some useful tips to help you run safely and ensure you get the maximum enjoyment out of your runs. See the advice here.

There are also tips on dealing with negative behaviour here.

AGM 2016 - Change to Committee

At the Annual General Meeting on 22nd April 2016, ladies section co-ordinator Happy Fisher stepped down from the Committee to be replaced by Nicola Thompson. However, Happy will stay as women's team manager for the Kent Fitness league cross-country and will also organise the men in that competition from 2016/17 season onwards.

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