Lee Kemp and Shelli Gordon speak to head coach Chris Lees

Lee Kemp and Shelli Gordon speak to head coach Chris Lees

Last night our head coach, Chris Lees, headed over to Stokesley in the east of our Hambleton district to meet up with Lee Kemp and Shelli Gordon in their running shop, Let's Run. As always, there was a warm welcome and what followed was a fascinating, instructive, but above all fun thirty minute chat covering Lee's team GB ultra-running experience, Shelli's record holding performances, and lots of solid advice for people about getting started with running clothing and equipment. The discussion was streamed live on Facebook and Q&A from those watching led to some great insights and interesting digressions! Grab a cuppa and a biscuit and enjoy the 30 minute recording on Facebook here: https://harc.uk/lee-and-shelli ...
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Getting started with our web app

The HARC web app has a lot of bells and whistles for both the athletes and coaches. However, this post gives you some of the basics! Signing-up and signing-in Your profile is linked to your email address. You'll have a profile if you're a club member, if you've participated in any of our programs, or if you've registered yourself or someone else for one of the events we've hosted. If you don't have a profile, or if you're not sure, it's easy to check and get signed-up: If you're not sure if you have a profile, or if you have one but can't remember you login, go to https://harc.uk/sign-in-or-register/?form=resetpwd, enter your email address, and choose a new password.If you don't have a profile under that email address, you will get a message "email not registered". Either try another email address if you think you may have registered with it, or go on to the next step to register a new profileIf you don't have...
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What’s all the “PE” about?

You might have seen some of our athletes adding the letters 'PE' and a number at the end of their Strava run names. Wondering what that's all about? Well read on! An important part of any training plan or program is to manage the training 'load'. Load is a measure of the total amount and intensity of training over a period - usually a week. Load matters for two key reasons: For a training plan to be progressive, we would usually look to increase the load steadily for three weeks before dropping it back (a 'recovery/rest' week) and then building up again. This pattern allows the particular areas of fitness being focused on to be developed.Research shows (see reference 1 below) that spikes in load - i.e. a week with significantly higher load than the preceding weeks) can increase the risk of injury very significantly. Therefore it is important for us to be aware of our loadings and ensure we aren't creating...
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