STAC solo – social distancing activities


All face-to-face STAC activities are currently suspended until at least the end of April.

Government advice is that people are still encouraged to maintain their own personal fitness, while following guidelines about safe distance and safe exercises environments.

Whilst we’re in this period, we will have the following activities for you to do on your own. We’ve also now added activities you can do if in self-isolation.

1. Training

In the absence of our Thursday training, Dave Mellor will providing a run session each week for you to do individually.

These sessions will be updated here weekly, and we will alert when there’s a new session on our social media platforms.

2. Weekly challenges

Each Monday we will set 2 new challenges for you to take part to the following Sunday. We will keep league tables of those who took part in the challenge

Challenges could be #fastestmile, Stava art, trail segment races, elevation challenges and more.

Please click here to see the latest challenge and results from previous challenges

3. STAC hill challenges

Recently returning for 2020, these are ideal for a solo challenge around the hills of Temple Newsam

There are 2 challenges, one to do all 17 hills in a single run and the other to do the 17 hills over multiple runs.

Details of the hill challenge can be found here

4. Freedom parkruns

Whilst parkruns are currently suspended, there is the option to run a ‘freedom parkrun’ at any time and record your run. Details on the parkrun site.

Self-isolation activities

List of activities you could do if in self-isolation; from bleep tests, to home work-outs, to P.E. with the family. We will update this document when we find more, or please suggest if you see any other good ideas!

Further info

  • If there is future government advice that restrict exercise outside, these challenges and training sessions will immediately stop
  • England Athletics has guidance and advise on social distancing

Guidance for running on your own

  • Inform someone where you’re running and when will you return
  • Choose a well lit route and be aware of your surroundings
  • Bring along your identification and mobile phone if possible
  • Wear visible and comfortable running clothing

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