Friday 14th May 2021
As we move towards a post Covid normal life in England and progress to Stage 3 of the Government’s roadmap, Chase Harriers are glad to announce that as from Tuesday 18th May 2021 we will move to our usual summer timetable for weekly training runs.
Our official meeting place will be the White House Car Park from 6:00pm onwards ready to run at around 6:30pm. The training route will, as usual, be posted on our closed Facebook page and emailed to members who have requested that format. For our information Sport England has issued the following guidance:
“Where sport is not formally organised, it can only take place within the rules on legal gathering limit (with a maximum of 30 people outdoors and groups of six, or two households indoors) and follow social distancing rules”.
From the above, some of the existing Covid rules are still relevant so please read and abide by our guidance below:
- Keep to the 2 metre social distancing rule throughout the training session.
- Organise yourselves into groups according to your required distance/pace.
- Please make your own contact with members of your group by FB, messenger, email, etc. to arrange the session details.
- If you are unsure who to run with, please either post on FB or message any member of the committee who will make sure you are accommodated. (Newer members please see section below).
- Nominate a group leader to be responsible for making sure everyone in the group stays together, agreeing the route with other group members and ensuring all members complete the route safely.
- Please contact Steve Burnham either prior to, or on the night if you have any queries or you’re unsure of the route.
- Make sure at least one person in your group has a mobile phone with them in case of emergencies.
- Do not attend any training sessions if:
- You have a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature).
- You have a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).
- You have a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.
- To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if you have any of these symptoms. Stay at home (self-isolate) and get a test.
It is the club’s objective to ensure all runners are catered for and nobody unintentionally runs on their own or gets left behind during training runs. We are aware, being new to the club, you may not have found your comfortable pace, distance or group of people to run with.
We on the Harriers committee are of varying abilities and pace and as such one of us will ensure we run with you and make sure we fit you into a group to suit your needs.
Thank you for your co-operation and support and hopefully we get the club back to ‘normal’ in the not too distant future.
Best wishes and keep the Chase Harriers flag flying.
Chase Harriers Committee.