YKH Club Newsletter – 5th April.

Stay safe and stay well, Harriers
Hi Harriers. We hope you are safe and well at this unusual time. It has been great to learn of the positive and innovative steps you have been taking to keep your running going.

Chairman’s video
Our club chairman, Alistair McQueen, has recorded a short video update. See here.

“Virtual” National Road Relays
Good luck to the 50 Harriers who are competing against 5,000 (!) other runners between 4 and 8 April in the first ever “virtual” National Road Relay Championships. Each runner is completing their own 5k run. We then input our times to a central database, and the best teams win. Big thanks to Emily Baines and Rory Henderson for organising our teams. Those who are competing should have received an email about how to submit their times; please let us know if you haven’t.
Good luck, all!
You can learn more about this innovative event here.

Want to volunteer in the local community?
If you are keen and able to volunteer in the local community, City of York Council have created a simple website to add your name to the list of more than 2,000 local volunteers. See here.

Can we help?
YKH is a great club, with a family of nearly 500 members. If any members could benefit from voluntary help from the club – perhaps collecting food or prescriptions – please let us know and we’ll do our best to help. Just email ykhchairman@yahoo.com.

Local 10k routes
If you are looking for some new local running routes, below we share details of a number of the 10k routes that our club follows on our Monday and Thursday night social runs. In the spirit of official guidelines, please avoid driving to these routes, and don’t congregate with other members. We hope these are of use. (Thanks to RG for suggesting we share these.)

Acaster Lane: strava.com/routes/21783306
Acaster Malbis: strava.com/routes/21783347
Bishopthorpe & Skeldergate: strava.com/routes/21783369
Blue Bridge: strava.com/routes/22773501
Clifton: strava.com/routes/21783455
Clifton Ings: strava.com/routes/21783520
Coney Street: strava.com/routes/2319133
Copmanthorpe & Askham Bryan: strava.com/routes/21786177
Energise: strava.com/routes/21786208
Front Street: strava.com/routes/21786229
Germany Beck: strava.com/routes/21786254
Heslington: strava.com/routes/21786346
Hills (Acomb): strava.com/routes/21787082
Hills (town): strava.com/routes/21787114
Hob Moor: strava.com/routes/21787134
Holgate Windmill: strava.com/routes/21787182
Poppleton: strava.com/routes/21787220
River run: strava.com/routes/21787285
Rowntree Park & Hob Moor: strava.com/routes/21787343
Scarcroft Road: strava.com/routes/21787494
Two Askhams: strava.com/routes/21787522
Two Bridges: strava.com/routes/21787540
Walmgate Stray: strava.com/routes/21787560
Yearsley: strava.com/routes/21787710

No need to pay fees
There is no need for members to pay their annual fees at this time. We will remind you of the need to pay when events open up again. Please note, if you pause your fee payment, your membership of England Athletics will also pause. This may prohibit you from entering future races during this pause as a Harrier. And also please note, you may receive automated reminders to pay your fees from our online membermojo system. We can’t switch these off, so just ignore them! (Big thanks to the 100+ members who have already renewed your subs)

YKH Investment Fund
A reminder that our investment fund is open to new ideas on how to allocate the club’s funds. This attachment has full details.
Finally, a quick hello from your new Club Secretaries, Caitlin and Andy. We’re relative newcomers to the York Knavesmire Harriers at 3 and a half years, and we’re excited up our contribution to the club.
If you have any feedback that you would like to share with us, please reply to this email or send a message to clubsecretary@yorkknavesmireharriers.co.uk. We would love to hear of anything that you would like us to include in future newsletters.

Club Ethos: The Club is based upon the values of equality, personal responsibility, democratic cooperation, self and mutual help, respect for others and friendship.

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