Return to club sessions Week 9

Changes for next week:-

  • Speed session at the cricket club will be expanded. If you find a session is full please email me to manually add you to the event.

 

Although you can now attend more than one event per week please give everyone time to book their first event.  Please book your prefered event first in advance and wait until the day (or day before) of your additional events before booking. Bookings close at 5 pm on the day of the event.

EA has issued new guidance, we have started making the necessary changes.

The main change is the size of the groups – Road runs are limited to 12 including the session leader. The speed sessions at the cricket club can now hold more runners. The booking system will be changed for the week starting  17th August.

To help with track and trace procedures we now need to collect phone numbers of people booking an event.

 

Statement from our Chairman about club sessions.

 

Answers to questions members have asked about the statement above.

 

Is it safe?

We are following England Athletics guidance, we will be strictly enforcing the 2-metre social distancing rule. It is a judgement call – if you don’t feel safe then move away or don’t attend.

Why the Cricket Club and not Rowley?

The Cricket and Hockey club is private land and fully fenced. We feel it is a safer and more controllable environment to restart. We will be using the rugby pitches as well as the car park, entrance road so there is plenty of room for us to spread out. We are starting to use Rowley for adult runs (from 27th July) we will then be able to judge the suitability for all our sessions.

Why are the numbers for some sessions increasing from 5 to 12?

New rules by EA allow up to 12 if we meet some additional safety requirements. These include first aid, collecting contact phone numbers if required for track and trace.

England Athletics

EA Full Guide V3 update 17th July

https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/guidance-update-for-restricted-return-to-activity-for-coaches-leaders-athletes-runners-and-facilities-step-3/