Update 20 July 2021
Club training sessions have now resumed with no restrictions on group sizes. However all members should take note of the following guidance.
England Athletics have issued the latest guidance and have effectively advised that all limits on group sizes is no longer required. The emphasis of the new guidance is now on personal responsibility. If everyone does the following then it will help make it safer for us to get back to enjoying running together.
How will this affect Striders training sessions?
We will no longer have a limit on group sizes. However, we will try to keep groups to reasonable size in order that everyone can get a better quality session.
All groups will now meet at 7pm on both Tuesday and Thursday.
We will continue to meet at the rear of the track building on the grass. (ie Outside the track fence). There is plenty of space for everyone.
Tuesday sessions will be in larger pace groups. These groups will be separated out into sub groups dependant on how many people we have. For example, on the track, one session will be advertised but within that session the group may be split into three groups that start the reps at different points on the track.
We ask that everyone picks a pace group and sticks with it for a while. All going well we will rotate the two groups each week. You will get a better quality session if you are running with people who are a similar pace to you.
Over the coming weeks will try and add further training options once we have a better idea of how many people are coming to Tuesday training sessions.
Thursday group runs will continue as they have been in smaller pace groups. The group sizes will not be limited, but we will try and keep the groups to a reasonable number so that run leaders can keep track of the group when out on a run.
We will continue to post the facebook poll for the session options. Although it is not mandatory to book a space, we ask that you could continue to use it where possible and if you do decide to come to a session at the last minute, please add yourself to the relevant group poll after the session. We will use this to help us plan the sessions but more importantly to also keep track of who was at each session in the event that someone subsequently tests positive for Covid-19. In those circumstances we will inform everyone who was in the relevant group that they have had a Covid contact. It will then be an individual responsibility on what to do next i.e. isolate, get tested etc.