This event is in the past.
To help raise funds for our 2013 season, and to have some good festive fun in the week of the winter solstice, we invite you to join us for our traditional pre- Christmas training session, with a host of fun events - 5000m and 10000m relay, jumps, throws, wheelchair racing, hot drinks and cakes...
Whether you're looking for a blistering last workout before Christmas, a way to wear out your kids, a chance to pose with an Olympic torch, or just a barrel of laughs, we have something for you...get out your lycra, skiing gear, santa hats and hip flasks (as appropriate) and head on over to Kingsmeadow!
Registration Open: 6:30 (ish)
Under 15 5000m Polylauf: 18:45ish
Standing Long Jump and Medicine Ball Throws: 19:00 (continuing all evening)
Wheelchair Race: 19:05
Open 10,000m Polylauf: 19:50ish
What about snow?
If it snows, we'll clear the track, but please bring your sledges and we'll add races on the infield like we did in 2010!
£5 for employed adults. £2.50 students/concessions. Lots of lovely ffood and drinks on sale too
So what's a Polylauf?
This most fun way yet to get a good workout, support your club and have a laugh on the track.
- Get a team together of as many runners as you want. Or just turn up on the night, and we'll find you some partners. The bigger the team, the better your chances and the more money we raise
- Teams can wear something distinctive if they can. (Poundland has great lines of matching fluorescent woollies if you need a team strip...)
- Feel free to bring a distinctive baton. We've had rubber chickens, battleaxes, talking plastic lightsabres... the track judges will count each time the baton passes. We will have a selection for you anyway
- Split the distance up any way you want. Just get the baton round and the first team home wins.
Some popular strategies...
- for a really hard session, a team of three middle distance types can do continuous 200m reps, each getting about a minute rest. Sometimes the best get close to the world 10000m record
- long distance types might pair up and do 5 x 1000m each, with a 200 jog in between
- if you want an edge, bring down a lot more people, and you don't have to run so often. 10 adults = 5 x 200m each, for example. But be warned, those 100m types run out of steam fast after about the fourth rep!