We are delighted to announce that the pace challenge is back. This event is aimed at bringing the whole club together…all groups are therefore asked join in and so there are no group runs on the event nights. Please also wear PJC kit.
This is the chance for the club to give something back to the members with quality trophies / a pair of trainers for the winners and Alexandra Sports vouchers too.
The event is free to enter to all joggers who are paid up members of the club as at this years renewal. Yes FREE.
The event is designed to encourage all members to take part and the format is speed ability inclusive so that there is absolutely no advantage if you happen to be a faster runner. This is NOT A RACE. The objective is to predict your time to run 5k…and then get as close as possible with no watch or gps… so leave them at home.
There are two competitions.
The Champions of Pace tests your ability to predict your time over a series of runs. There are 3 runs of 5k on the Lakeside Parkrun course. We take your best two runs and calculate your total cumulative time error. Closest prediction wins. This also means if you miss one of the runs you still qualify in the event. There are two categories to make it as fair as possible: experienced for members who have run for more than a year (whether or not with PJC) and novice, for those new to running.
For those who took part last year you will note that the 10k runs have been dropped. This is in response to feed back that some found that too far… good to know… we want everyone to get involved.
There is also the Ace of Pace prize for the single most accurate run. This was introduced for those who struggle to make club nights, but may be able to come along to at least one event run.
All runs will start as soon as possible after 7pm on Tuesday club nights as follows:
June 4th , 11th and 18th
The results will be published each week so that you can monitor progress and look to improve your accuracy in the next run by adjusting your pace or predicted time.
• There will be trophies for the Champions of Pace and for the Ace of Pace.
• The Champions of Pace will win a pair of trainers from Alexandra Sports.
• Second place will win a £50 voucher to spend in Alexandra Sports.
• Third place will win a £20 voucher to spend in Alexandra Sports.
• The Ace of Pace will win a £30 voucher to spend in Alexandra Sports.
Now the important bit….We ask those who finish to stay and clap all the runners in… guaranteed to put a smile on the face of everyone.
To enter – this message is also on the Portsmouth Joggers Members facebook page, where you can post, or alternatively e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, predicted time, and whether novice or experienced, and Steve will pass onto me. I will also take entries on Tuesday club nights from 28th May. I will issue you with a runner number which you then use for all runs. Please look after it and bring to each run.
This event can only take place if we have volunteers to help marshal. Please let me know if you can help. To avoid any last minute uncertainty it would be really appreciated if you can volunteer asap so I have the team in place. My volunteers last year were totally brilliant and all loved it. Thanks again team.