July 2019 – Chairmans Comments
July has not worked out as I planned this year for me and I am writing this having not run at all this month, the longest I have ever gone without a run since joining the club 8 years ago. Anyway, hopefully I will be back running again soon.
The beginners course came to an end and we had a big celebration at Luton Wardown parkrun record numbers of finishers at the parkrun – 435, with approx 70 beginners graduating. Thank you to all those members who came out in support on the day, helped pack and carry goodie bags, supported with the groups throughout the 12 weeks you really have made everyone feel very welcome. It has been a brilliant year again for the beginners course and I think we shall see many of them become members. We now have 4 weeks of beginners speedwork planned and track sessions, this will ease our graduates into speedwork. Can I also encourage members to make the most of the pace signs up around the room on a Monday night – these are really useful for new members and for coaches who like to know who runs at what pace.
Luton AC Summer Series have been as popular as ever, I think more popular this year with the slightly earlier start time, well done all those who took part. The Fairlands Valley Relays are always a brilliant night and were very much missed this month due to the weather, fingers crossed they will be held on another night.
The weather has been bonkers this month and for the first time since I have been chair we cancelled a club night because it was too hot. Please be careful when out running in the heat and if you don’t already consider carrying water with you.
Next month is the trail race – please shout about it on social media, run it or marshal.