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Hi Sizzler-ers,

We’re onto Sizzler 3 and Covid is still the ominous shadow so expect the same Covid compliance issues as we’ve had in the other two races. This includes the waved start. Let’s hope we return to ‘normal’ for the ‘Run with Olympians 5k on July 22nd on the eve of the Tokyo Olympics.

For the third time I ask you to give the biggest ‘Hurray’ to our sponsors Airport City Manchester and associated architects 5 Plus and BDP for so willingly putting their hands where their mouths are and supporting community events like ours. It’s so much more appreciated in this difficult Covid time when running and sporting fellowships are paramount for physical and mental well-being.

Before departure : Please! Please! Please! Don’t come if you’ve tested positive or socially isolating. We’ll give you a full refund…or you can donate to St. Ann’s Hospice. Bring your own drinks and mask (if you’re wearing a mask).

  • On arrival : For access to the trackside car-parks best follow M23 0PH
  • After you’ve parked : Take note of the one-way system and the posters promoting social distancing etc. Hand sanitizer is available. A Covid medical officer (Dr Schumacher) is on site for anyone anxious for themselves or others. The Sizzler Covid-19 risk assessment is available on site.
  • Collecting your number : Use the same number for all races. If the dog’s eaten it we’ll give you a new one! Use the track infield for pre race socializing rather than the traditional area around the entries zone.
  • Toilets: We’ve had to move the ladies toilets from the trackside to where the men’s toilets are in the football compound in the centre of the car-park. Hand sanitizer is available
  • Race Start: As early as you can, make your way into your anticipated finish time zone. Don’t cheat! Aim to leave at least a 1 metre gap between the front of your zone and the back of the one in front. The start gun will announce a 5 minute warning. No pre-race announcements
  • Prize-giving: Prize-giving is always promptly at 8pm. We expect winners to be present. It’s a courtesy and a respect and comes even before ‘warming down’ Wait on to support your colleagues.

Other information :

1. Throughout the series we’ve been supporting St. Ann’s Hospice on their Golden Jubilee year and incredibly you’ve already thrown almost £700 into their collection buckets on exit. On Thursday they’ll also be selling raffle tickets at both the track entrances. The prizes will be drawn on their Neil Cliffe Sizzler 5k on Wednesday August 11th so please stick a few quid in your pocket for both these collections. Also, if you can’t make the race why not donate your entry fee to them. You can do this on line yourself.

See you Thursday

Fechin mc Cormick

Race director

Sale Harriers