A number of training sessions are available across the season for our beach runners (‘beachies’). Training can be held either on the grass at a local club or on the beach in front of the Club. If you are keen to get involved or would like more information, contact our Club Administrator who will be able to put you in contact with our Club coach.
WHAT ARE THE BEACH EVENTS?
There are 4 events in Beach competition:
- Beach Sprints
Sprints is an individual event where competitors sprint in lanes marked on flat, soft sand towards the finish line. The track is 70 metres for U8 – U14 and Masters and 90 metres for U15 – Open age.
- Beach Relay
Beach Relay involves teams of four running with a rubber hose as a baton. The baton is passed from member to member. The race is run on the same length course as the beach sprint, with the first team home with the baton the winner.
- Beach Flags
Flags competitors lie face down in the sand and on the whistle jump to their feet, turn and sprint before diving for a rubber baton (the ‘flag’) in the sand. There is one flag less the number of competitors so one person is eliminated each round, and the last person is the winner. The track length is 15m for U8-U14 and Masters, and 20m for U15-Open.
- 2km Beach Run
This event is run on soft sand and the track is 500m in length. Competitors run out and back twice. This event is for senior and master competition.