I’m sure many of you will long remember the torrential rain that accompanied the Christmas Handicaps and 1500m TT in December. That was the start of the 2021 Road Series, and now with lighter days and hopefully better weather, as well as a return to group training, it’s time to set the next challenge for our road series in 2021.
This time last year we had a full series of external races and club member exclusive races lined up for our series, and obviously the pandemic put a stop to those plans, so this year we are taking it one step at a time.
For 2021 we are splitting into two groups once again, the Junior Challenge for U11-U15 members, and the Road Challenge for U17-Masters. We will convert finishing times into age grade scores again, to make the age differences in the two challenges more equal, just as we did in 2020. We plan to have a series of virtuals, time trials and hopefully, actual races, and there will the same minimum number of events that need to be run as in 2020, so 4 for the older group and 3 for the younger group.
Next up in the series is the SAL Virtual event bring run from Friday 26th March to Monday 29th March. It’s open for entry now (£2 to SAL members) and has different distances depending on age, as follows:
U20 8km OR Marathon,
Senior/Masters 10k OR Marathon
You’ll find the entry and all the SAL rules at the link above.
After the results are published by SAL the club will take the Vics results and calculate the age graded scores and publish the scores for both Challenges.
All the best