OUT IN FORCE: Members of Halmer Harriers at an event last year

Harriers’ new relay is virtual

Spalding-based running club Halmer Harriers have organised a “virtual relay” to keep members motivated to keep up their fitness whilst their official club runs have had to be suspended due to the coronavirus crisis.

Club member Katie Baxter shared the idea of seeing how many miles the club could run, walk and cycle between them during the lockdown period.

Each member records their daily exercise, whilst following the social distancing guidelines and the information is collated and published weekly.

With more than 70 people now taking part, club members are staying in touch, sharing pictures and keeping each other motivated – and it has proved such a success that the club has invited non-members to join in.

In the first two weeks of the challenge, more than 1,000 miles was covered each week.

Local business State of Strength has also offered a prize for one member of the winning team.

If you want to know more about the Halmer Harriers and their initiative, you can ‘like’ their page (@halmerharriers) on Facebook.

They are a community running group for all ages and abilities.

Their mantra is all about helping each other to get fitter in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

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