Time Trial

The Monthly Time Trial is Back for 2021!

Following the announcement on 30th December that the north east is in Tier 4, the Time Trial is POSTPONED until further notice.

 

The Headlines:

  • Taking place at Netpark, 8.45 to 9.15 am start on the first Saturday of each month.
  • Self timed, but register with TT organiser before starting.
  • Three age categories, three different distances:
    • Seniors (18+) 5 kilometres
    • Older Juniors (13-17) 2 miles
    • Younger Juniors (under 13) 2 kilometres
  • Slightly different starting points but all three finish at the same point.
  • Juniors require their responsible adult to wait on course whilst running; there is no marshaling.
  • Minimum of four time trials required throughout the year to qualify for awards.
  • All covid-safe procedures should be followed. The Time Trial is subject to any covid changes and may be cancelled accordingly therefore.
  • A full risk assessment has been produced, but all runners should take their own precautions; Netpark will be quiet at that time but some traffic is possible.

 

The detail:

Seniors – 5 kilometres:

  • Route is a loop from Netpark to Fishburn and back; out via the A177, back via the B1278. The start point is the mini-roundabout near the entrance to Netpark, the finish line is the top of the cycle path at the far end of Netpark.
  • Please register your participation with the TT organiser at the finish line, before heading off to the start. Afterwards, tell the organiser your time.
  • To avoid covid overcrowding, please arrive to start at any time from 8.45 to 9.15.
  • The route is all on tarmac or pavement with the only slippery part being the dip on the A177 (muddy after rain). There are two short sections on the road up to Fishburn which are unpaved; please stay on that side of the road and acknowledge cars coming towards you.
  • Trophy for:
    • Most improved female and male.
    • Fastest female and male.
    • Best attender
  • ‘Most improved’ will be a % calculated against the best Sedgefield parkrun time from 2019. For any runner without a 2019 Sedgefield parkrun time, the best SP 2018 time will be used. For any runner without a SP 2018 time too, the best 2017 time will be used. If this can’t be done then the first-half-second-half rule will be used. Whilst Sedgefield parkrun isn’t a perfect comparison with this route, it is the same for everyone.
  • Minimum of four time trials required throughout the year to qualify for awards.
  • Please run unencumbered; no dogs, pushchairs, acute injuries etc.
  • There is no requirement to wear club colours.

 

Older Juniors (13-17) – 2 miles:

  • Route is two complete loops of the Netpark site; down Thomas Wright Way to the bottom of the new part, around the roundabout and back via Joseph Swan Road, x 2.
  • Please register your participation with the TT organiser at the start/finish line. Afterwards, tell the organiser your time.
  • To avoid covid overcrowding, please arrive to start at any time from 8.45 to 9.15.
  • The route is all on tarmac or pavement within Netpark. Traffic will be minimal but please stay alert when crossing. Be careful of high kerbs too.
  • Trophy for:
    • Most consistent female and male.
    • Fastest female and male.
    • Best attender.
  • The runner who is ‘Most consistent’ will have achieved the most TT personal bests (PB) throughout the year. The first TT of the year will count as a PB.
  • Minimum of four time trials required throughout the year to qualify for awards.
  • There is no requirement to wear club colours.
  • Parents, please note that there will be no on-course supervision or marshaling. First aid will be very limited (only for minor grazes). Therefore it is important that an accompanying adult remains on course while their child participates. In the event of an emergency, please inform the TT organiser at the start/finish line.

 

Younger Juniors (under 13) – 2 kilometres:

  • Route is two shorter internal loops of the Netpark site; down Thomas Wright Way, turn right at the mini roundabout and back via Joseph Swan Road. At the end of lap 1, turn right at the top and run to the black gate. Repeat it all again for lap 2 but turning left at the top towards the finish point.
  • Please register your participation with the TT organiser at the start/finish line. Afterwards, tell the organiser your time.
  • To avoid covid overcrowding, please arrive to start at any time from 8.45 to 9.15.
  • The route is all on tarmac or pavement within Netpark. Traffic will be minimal but please stay alert when crossing. Be careful of high kerbs too.
  • Trophy for:
    • Most consistent female and male.
    • Fastest female and male.
    • Best attender.
  • The runner who is ‘Most consistent’ will have achieved the most TT personal bests (PB) throughout the year. The first TT of the year will count as a PB.
  • Minimum of four time trials required throughout the year to qualify for awards.
  • There is no requirement to wear club colours.
  • Parents, please note that there will be no on-course supervision or marshaling. First aid will be very limited (only for minor grazes). Therefore it is important that an accompanying adult remains on course while their child participates. In the event of an emergency, please inform the TT organiser at the start/finish line.

 

Time Trial Organiser – Pete King

Previous Results

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