2017 - 2018 Running
Friday lunchtime and afterschool 3.15-4.15pm.
This year running will take place on the school fields during lunchtimes (Year 3/4) and through the woods on a Friday evening after school (Year 5/6). It is great to run down the woods in Eckington.
So, the set-up at lunchtime this year is as follows:
12pm - Changed - Super-quick to get outside for
12.05pm - Run on fields
12.35(ish)pm - Back in and change of footwear for lunch
12.40pm - Eat then change ready for
1.00pm - Back in class
Sandwiches and dinners will eat together.
It is also a good idea to have a small hand-towel in the bag, just in case we need a bit of a dry-off before eating.
This year will be a mixture of long, medium and short runs, interval and 'banking' training, relays and races to keep everyone interested and develop different styles.
I hope this is useful.
The running club takes place from every Friday - rain or shine - from 3.15-4.15. The children from Y5 & Y6 are given the opportunity to develop their stamina by running through the Moss Valley. When the light is too poor to safely run in the woods, we will either use the school fields, or continue to offer 'fitness' classes in the hall.
The club is organised by Mr Cocking, Mr Windsor and Mrs Treweek who are all enthusiastic about the health benefits to the children (as well as happy to lose a bit of holiday-weight too). Also, running helps build character, resilience and self-belief as the distance we run is challenging and requires effort and determination. Quitting is not an option! We often remind the children that it is 'running' club, not 'leisurely-stroll-and-a-chat-with-mates' club! Which usually leads to extra effort.
I hope that you support both your children and the staff at running club by ensuring the children are appropriately kitted on on Fridays and not let them use the 'it's a bit cold' excuse. Many of my own favourite runs have been done in the rain, snow and sleet!
I hope to include regular updates as to times, distances and other running-related facts over the year.
Well done to all of the children who were able to take part in the cross-country at Eckington School.
The timing wasn't great, with it being Parent's Evening (we'll look into that for next year), but the school was well-represented.
A special congrats to our Y4's who came a wonderful 3rd! Perhaps we need to look into extending the Running Club down to Y4?
Big thanks to Mrs P as well, who skilfully manoeuvred her Parent's Evening appointments around to allow her to go and ensure the safety of the children. Legend!
Even though the darker evenings are drawing in, we are still running and keeping going. The Autumn II programme will be a mix of on-field and in-hall sessions - so please ensure that kit is in school on Friday's as per usual.