Monday and Wednesday Club Sessions during COVID-19

5th January 2021. As lockdown #3 begins all club sessions remain suspended until further notice. We can still exercise once a day as long as we stay local. Running with your household, support bubble or one person from another household is allowed.

We started Monday night group runs again from Monday 20th July 2020, more formalised Wednesday sessions from Wednesday 19th August, and self-programmed runs on 18th September.

To reduce the risk of close contact, Monday runs will start from the Bandstand in Exhibition Park with small groups starting at 5 minute intervals and reverse the usual starting order, with the quickest groups setting off first. Wednesday’s interval sessions will start at 6pm but involve small groups each using a different location.

In both cases, we are encouraging everybody to sign-up in advance as we have strict limits on group size.

The running groups will be smaller than usual and some of our regular run leaders will not be participating at the moment.  Therefore, we would be grateful if more members are willing to help with leading groups (including taking on the role of sweeper on a Monday, as indicated on the sign-up sheet).

If you would like to run on Mondays or Wednesdays, then please.

  1. Read and run according to our social distancing guidelines.
  2. Sign-up in advance using these spreadsheets: Mondays and Wednesdays.   
    We encourage everyone to sign up by 9 pm the night before.  If on the morning your group doesn’t have a leader please consider putting yourself forward for the role (moving your name up on the spreadsheet).  Alternatively, if there is room, you could move to one of the other groups. The final deadline is 3pm on the day of the run.
  3. Arrive a little early and prepare to leave on time.  There should be no waiting for GPS signals to appear.

If you book into a session but change your mind, or can’t make it, please remove your name from the sheet as soon as possible.  This will allow others to use the slot.

To ensure the spreadsheet works for track and trace purposes it should indicate those that actually ran together.  So, if you move group, join a group, or drop out at the last minute, please alter the position of your name in the spreadsheet, or remove it, as soon as possible after running to indicate who actually ran together.

If you need to remind yourself who ran with you, for track and trace purposes, older spreadsheets are available here: Mondays or Wednesdays.

If you would like to create or join a self-programmed run please use this spreadsheet.

Happy Running!

David Lydall -