Whilst its been a difficult past few months for everyone, for our Junior runners I’m sure its been a confusing and even more difficult period for them.
We’ve decided to put together a series of activities for the Juniors over the Summer period; by no means a replacement for the camaraderie and excitement of racing with their peers, we hope it gives the Juniors (and Parents too!) something to do locally and keep the fitness up.
The 2020 Juniors Summer Series will consist of six events: three virtual races on actual courses in a set week and three orienteering courses (or treasure hunts!) to be completed at any time.
The series will be based on trust and try to be as inclusive as possible. Race times can be submitted by email to PBGP with photos of a stopwatch and/or a GPS trace if Juniors have watches and feel free to include photos of them at the locations or post them in here! Results will be compiled and published but there won’t be a full champs or prizes for this year.
If you’re interested, we could make a special 2020 t-shirt available to buy for those who complete all six activities.
RACE 1: TOWNELEY
27th July – 2nd August
RACE 2: TRAWDEN
RACE 3: GREENWAY
ORIENTEERING:- Towneley Park, Burnley- Alkincoats Park, Colne- Letcliffe Park, Barnoldswick
The orienteering courses have been designed by Pendle Forest Orienteers who are working with Pendle School Sports Partnership on the same principle to create a Virtual Orienteering Competition over the Summer. The activity is completed using a downloaded app and works incredibly well visiting points around the park in a set time. There’s course options of Short (usually around 2-3km) or Long (around 4-5km). Details are available on PFO’s website but will also be posted here.
More details of the races will be posted shortly along maps of the orienteering courses, guide to orienteering maps and Maprunf app.
This is not a clear replacement for the usual PBGP Junior Championships but something to keep us ticking over. Please bear in mind Parents/Guardians are responsible at all times as the PBGP or any of the Clubs are not present and do not hold any liability. All the events are designed to take place in open public spaces but as usual please be respectful of other park users and adhere to any Government guidelines regarding social distancing.
So let’s get back running, enjoy a bit of Summer whilst we can and hopefully we can be back to regular racing as soon as possible!
Please share within your groups and lets get as many of the Juniors involved as we can!