Friday 24th September - Thursday 30th September 2021
"A marathon goal is good for the soul."
Welcome, fellow runners!
It's time for us to plot our personal race course and training program for a Sydney Spring Lockdown Festival.
Conceived in my kitchen while cracking open another craft beer, ripping open another packet of potato chips and reflecting upon my recent bathroom scale readout, the week long Sydney Spring Lockdown Running Festival will deliver everything we want and more!
- Fri 24 Sep: Registration - upload your post on Facebook (or reply to this newsletter) to reveal your race trace and target pace festivities!
- Sat 25 Sep: Race Day 1 - Let the games begin!
LGAoC Marathon Leg 1
- Sun 26 Sep: Race Day 2
LGAoC Marathon Leg 2
LGAoC Half Marathon Leg 1
- Mon 27 Sep: Race Day 3
LGAoC Marathon Leg 3
LGAoC Half Marathon Leg 2
LGAoC 10km Leg 1
- Tue 28 Sep: Race Day 4
LGAoC Marathon Leg 4
LGAoC Half Marathon Leg 3
LGAoC 10km Leg 2
- Wed 29 Sep: Race Day 5
LGAoC Marathon Leg 5
LGAoC Half Marathon Leg 4
- Thu 30 Sep: Recovery, awards and zoom celebration party!
REQUEST FOR FEEDBACK, EXPLANATIONS, GUIDELINES & CAVEATS
LGAoC: For people who at the time of the festival find themselves in a Local Government Areas of Concern, exercise will be restricted to one hour a day, so Marathons and Half Marathons will need to be done over multiple legs.
Race Trace Rules: Your running course to be strictly within a 5km radius from your place of residence. None of this anywhere in your LGA largess! We run as one with our fellow citizens in LGAoC.
Etiquette, Laws & Health Orders: Needless to say, obey and adhere in spirit as well as to the letter of all laws, orders, regulations and official directives. Also, bring honour to runners by making other other people feel comfortable and safe as we run around. And don't forget all the usual things about obeying traffic signals, being visible in the dark, avoiding unleashed dogs, always carrying a mask, etc.
Running alone or ...?: Double check the rules on whether you can run with someone else.
Which races to run? One, any or all! Whatever your body and Covid restrictions will permit.
OVER TO YOU
Either way, I'm aiming to run a marathon at the end of September, and I look forward to have others join me in spirit.
But for now, I think it may be time for another croissant, with extra butter.