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Virtual running challenge

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ANNAN and District Athletic Club (ADAC) is looking to keep spirits high during these difficult times by launching a team event.

They have created a senior virtual 5km team event for people to sign up to. Despite the club being shut to abide to social distancing rules, this virtual 5k is asking people to create a running route and then do it themselves, followed by taking a picture of their overall time.

ADAC senior road cross country manager Joe Boardman said: “We will pair up even teams of two based on the average age grade percentage and the highest combined score, not necessarily the fastest time, will win a virtual trophy. Hopefully as many of us as possible can find a suitable 5km course near our homes so we can stay within the guidelines. The rules are that this must be completed either on Saturday or Sunday this weekend and if this is successful we can see if there is the possibility of continuing the idea every weekend and choose a different distance.”

He added: “If anyone wishes to confirm or get involved please let me know. Stay safe folks.

“The first event can take place this weekend at any time during the day on Saturday or Sunday and the quicker we get people involved, the quicker you will know who your partner will be.”

If anyone is interested they can get in touch with Joe by going on the ADAC Facebook page or via email at info@annandistrictathleticclub.co.uk

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