It’s brilliant to see so many of you out with the Woodbridge Shufflers again, after the restrictions we have endured due to Covid.
As the Government and England Athletics advice has changed recently, here’s a quick update on running with the club, and the impact of Covid on our runs.
There are now no government restrictions on the numbers for outside gatherings, or restrictions on social distancing.But Government statistics suggest people are nervous about returning to normality.
Only 40% of people feel comfortable going to indoor gyms, leisure centres or swimming pools. Although we run in the open air, many people are still nervous about returning to group activities outside.
To help our members feel comfortable about returning to running with our club, we have decided to keep a few minimal guidelines in place.So we’re continuing with our small groups for the moment, but we’ll do our best to put on a number of different runs each time to accommodate everyone – long, short, fast and slow, and back to running.
We’re also recommending that you maintain social distancing of 1m for our club runs and training sessions.
Using Spond to book runs has been really effective. It helps us to make sure we don’t overbook our groups – under England Athletics rules, each run leader can only take out groups of 12 people maximum. It also helps us in an emergency, as we can quickly find a runners emergency contact details, and any medical conditions that we need to know about.
We’ve therefore decided to make booking via Spond mandatory – to run with us you MUST book via Spond, and you MUST have your emergency contact details filled in.
Unfortunately anyone who has not booked via Spond will be turned away from future runs.Thank you for your understanding, and hope to see you out soon
New Around Here?
We are of course keen to welcome new members and to allow people to “try out” the club” before committing, simply drop us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange.
Your coaches and run leaders.