Competitions - 2021

The 1km Time Trials

1km Competition

Set or beat your PB (Personal Best) time for a 1km run. Find a reasonably flat field, run around the perimeter or an oval area so that the Strava App or GPS watch can record your time properly.

Share your performance with us on the Strava App or with a picture of your GPS running watch/phone. If you run further than 1km the average pace will be used to calculate your time. (see FAQ at bottom of page for Strava info.)

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Push yourself hard and remember to:-
- Warm up for 5 minutes, drill and run 3 strides
- Cool down for 5 minutes and complete as many stretches as you can remember

Good luck!

Competition Update - 18th January 2021

Well done to the 22 athletes that took part in the first part of the 1km Challenge. Most of you have now set a PB (personal best time), if not send one in as soon as you can.

Over the next few weeks the plan is to have at least one "easy to understand" training session a week, with a final run at the end to beat your original time. That's six weeks of training (when you can), with a final run in the week leading up to Sunday 28-Feb-21.

Coaches in each squad will decide how awards will be allocated. For my squad (Jeremy+Ed), awards will not be allocated based on the fastest time. It will be a combination of commitment for this competition, commitment over the last year and for any outstanding PBs!

Awards are currently top secret - news will appear here later!

Certificates will be issued for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each age category (U11 for the top 2 times, as there are only 3 entries at the moment)

* Remember to follow training advice for your 1km race, running a 1km race each time you go out is not training. (Do this occasionally or in the last week)!

Jeremy.

Training Session 1 (18-24 Jan)

- Warm up + Drill
- Run 3 x  300m with 60 second recovery (between each 300m). After completing all 3 runs have a 5 minute recovery before running the set a second time - if you can.
- Cool down and Stretch

If you find you are fully recovered before 60 seconds or it's not hard enough, just reduce the recovery time by 5 or 10 seconds until you get towards 30 seconds, don't go under this time for now.

An alternative to running 300m is to run for a set time. Divide your last 1km result by three and use that instead. Don't worry if it's not exact!

Do this once or twice in the week if you can and don't forget you can also join our Strength and conditioning sessions on zoom.

I can log any of your training runs, just send me a picture of your GPS watch or Strava screen. If you have another 1km Attempt, log that on the WPH website also.

Jeremy.

Age Categories

This competition is currently for Foundation athletes (U11, U13 and U15 age categories) . If you are in another age category please contact your coach.


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* Age category based on DOB on 31-Aug-2020 (for the winter season to 2021)

- Runs shows the number of days the athlete has run or trained for 1KM

1km TT Challenge

NameAge Cat2021 PBDateRuns2020 PB2020 DateSquad
Ivy UhartU13G4:382021-01-162GK
Libby WallingU13G5:542021-01-1724:54Apr-20SC
Alice AyresU13G5:432021-01-161
Gabrielle PopeU13G5:142021-01-1715:27 Apr-20SC
Amy WoolandU13G5:522021-01-171
Genevieve ColeU13G2 Training runs2021-01-1725:43Apr-20JM
Ben CoughlinU13B5:142021-01-1014:37Apr-20SC
Joel CrookU13B5:012021-01-1114:37Apr-20SC
JackU13B4:372021-01-1614:07Apr-20JM
Samuel EvansU13B4:372021-01-1615:06Apr-20SC
Seb MauleU13B4:132021-01-1513:37Apr-20SC
Finlay ClarkeU13B3:462021-01-132JM
Edward FaulknerU13B4:462021-01:1614:13Apr-20GK
Daniel CoganU13B4:512021-01-1714:28Apr-20GK
Mikey Charter O’ConnorU13B5:302021-01-171
Charlotte CurzonU11G7:072021-01-101JM
AmandaU11G5:282021-01-1015:20Apr-20JM
Amelie CoxU11G4:432021-01-172JM
Takura MangoU11G3 Training runs!2021-01-153JM
Samuel MacraeU11B1 Training run2021-01-161JM
Conall JenningsU11B1 Training run2021-01-171GK
Ben WoollandU11B4:242021-01-171GK
Louis4:247-May-20SC
Macy5:25Apr-20JM
Pearl5:24Apr-20JM
Amelia4:51Apr-20SC
Lili4:3321-May-20SC
Lailah5:056-May-20SC
Aoife 4:41Apr-20SC

FAQ

 

There are a number of ways to train for 1km, but first it might be a good idea to run 1km a couple of times to get used to the distance and aim for a consistent pace.

Interval training is one straight forward method, where the distance is broken into parts where you can train your body to run each part slightly faster than the whole distance. Eventually your body will adapt and be able to run the whole distance faster.

Example training plan

Day 1: Run 3 x  300 with 60 second recovery (between each 300m). After completing all 3 runs have a 5 minute recovery before running the set a second time.
Sunday: If your pace was consistent between sets you might try a 50 seconds recovery.
Monday: Rest day
Tuesday: Train again
Wednesday: Run your 1km TT

If you find you are fully recovered before 60 seconds or it's not hard enough, just reduce the recovery time by 5 or 10 seconds until you get towards 30 seconds, don't go under this time.

An alternative to running 300m is to run for a set time. Divide your last 1km result by three and use that instead.

Don't run 1km to beat your 1km time on a training day and don't run every day, your body needs some time to recover.

Please contact your coach for a more specific plan.

You may like to share your run with WPH on Strava (a FREE App or website for your mobile).

Sign up at www.strava.com

* In Settings->Privacy, set "Where you appear" to "Followers" and (not everyone) for all 4 settings. (Otherwise anyone on the internet can see where you run)

* Also within settings, set "Privacy Zones" to hide runs near your house (e.g. within 400m)

* For privacy it's recomended that parents/carers of younger athletes (particularly under 13s) send a screen picture of your run to jeremy@1pad.uk, instead of sharing runs with the WPH Strava group

* If you are under 18 and have your parent/carers permission, you can also request to join the WPH private group on strava www.strava.com/clubs/214508

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