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Arrangements for Club Activities Due to Social Distancing Precautions:

The club can now meet for all its regular training sessions with some restrictions on group numbers and social distancing precautions. To enable planning of groups and potential contact tracing all runners attending a session are required to register their intention to run using the Doodle polls circulated by email and Whatsapp.

 

Regular club runs such as the social runs, Sunday runs and torch runs are restricted to 6 runners per group. If more than 6 then separate groups will be designated with different start times offset by 30 minutes from the previous group.

 

Wednesday training has now resumed and may have up to 12 runners plus a trainer per group. This session is run in a COVID secure environment in line with the recommendations of UK Athletics.

 

 All training sessions will be facilitated by an online ‘Doodle Poll’ system which will assist us in allocating groups. Where possible a group coordinator will be allocated for each group.

 

The club's risk assessment of these arrangements have introduced the following rules to minimise the risks associated with the spread of Covid-19:

  1. You MUST follow the current government guidance on social distancing and other hygene measures.
  2. DO NOT turn up for training if you feel unwell or are exhibiting any symptoms of Covid-19.
  3. You must book all sessions in advance. Those members without a advance  booking will be turned away.
  4. The Newman Collard clubhouse building will remain unused at this time. Please ensure you bring water etc with you to sessions. Do not share water bottles with other runners.
  5. Do not allow other runners to join your ‘official’ group on the day.
Day Time Session  Venue

Some Tuesdays

(see below)

19:00 Torch run

See club emails and Doodle polls

Wednesday  19:00 Intervals* Newman Collard car park

Thursday

19:00

Social run

Petersfield Waitrose carpark

Sunday

09:00

Long run

(approx 10 miles / 16 km)

Newman Collard car park

Sunday Runs:**

Sunday runs start with a "social mile" run as a single group before the group divides into smaller groups of similar ability for the remainder of the run. All the routes are around 10 miles and are all on road. The routes feature a mix of topography but are generally "lumpy."

 

Date 09:00 Route
9 August Borden ACW
16 August Empshott ACW
23 August Petersfield ACW
30 August Rogate CW
6 September Steep CW
13 September Rake CW
20 September Hawkley CW
27 September Borden CW
4 October Empshott CW
11 October Petersfield CW
18 October Rogate ACW
25 October Steep ACW
1 November Rake ACW
8 November Hawkley ACW
15 November Borden ACW

 

ACW=anti clock wise route / CW=clockwise route.

 

** There may be very few runners out training on Sundays when dates clash with the Southern XC League fixtures or other races (see Southern XC League page) - check with the Whatsapp group.  

Wednesday Evening Intervals:

These sessions are designed to build the speed and strength needed to race, but you do not have to be a fast runner to attend these sessions, they are suitable for all abilities.  

The summer handicap race series replaces the Wednesday training one per month during May - Sept (see club handicap series page).

Date Trainer
12 August David Reid
19 August John Collis
26 August Bill Allcock
2 September Rob Fleming
9 September Helen Purchase
16 September Tom Frost
23 September David Reid
30 September John Collis
7 October Bill Allcock
14 October Rob Fleming
21 October Helen Purchase
28 October Tom Frost
4 November David Reid
11 November John Collis

 

Thursday Evening Social Runs:-

Meet at 19:00 in the Waitrose car park, Petersfield: 

The run route for these sessions will be decided on the day.

Evening Off-Road Torch 

Date Leader Location
See Doodle Polls Ben Tyas & Kev Osman (with occasional guests) See Doodle Polls
Venue Meeting point
QECP Main car park at Queen Elizabeth Country Park
Longmoor Forest Road Car Park, Liss Forest

Torch runs start at 19:00

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