COVID 19

Group training resumed for Pensby Runners on Tuesday 4th August. This is subject to the following guidance and restrictions in accordance to England Athletics guidance, our own risk assessment available below but will be subject change at any time depending on local variations or lockdowns or changes in national guidance.

Your Covid-19 co-ordinator for the club is Peter Gateley peter.gateley@googlemail.com . As co-ordinator Peter is responsible for:

  • Liaising with local facilities (Squash Club)
  • Ensuring risk assessment is in place (see below)
  • Ensuring adequate risk mitigation
  • Ensuring adherence to guidelines by club run leaders and members
  • Ensuring system is in place for recording attendance

Pensby Runners Covid-19 risk assessment

Members are asked not to congregate in the foyer of the Squash Club nor near the door of the Squash Club. The toilets of the Squash club are available for use but members are asked to use the hand sanitiser provided and adhere to any guidance that Heswall Squash Racquets Club have placed within the building.

Runners are asked to meet at predesignated meeting places around the car park and field. There will be signage.

You are asked NOT to attend training if you have any of the symptoms of Covid 19 or if you have been to any of the countries from which you have to quarantine within the last two weeks.

Runners are asked not to congregate in groups sizes of greater than 6 and to observe social distancing in those groups.

On arrival you are asked to report to the Club Captain – Andrew Sumner – or another committe member in his absence and state that you have arrived for training. If you are not currently a club member you will be asked for contact details. This is for track and trace purposes.

If there is a handicap or other special session e.g. Chairmans Challenge guidelines will be posted separately. Otherwise there will be the following groups:

7.15 pm Steady run using a route that will be notified in advance. Group sizes will be broken into clusters no greater than 6. These clusters will start at intervals no less than 1 minute apart.

7pm Steve Roberts’ group who will start at 7pm and will run in clusters of 6 within the overall group leaving 10 metres between clusters. Runners will socially distance within their clusters of six.

6.45 Beginners group (was C25K) who will start at 6.45 led by Jeff Adams and will run in clusters of 6 within the overall group leaving 10 metres between clusters. Runners will socially distance within their clusters of six.

The perception of the public is paramount. Runners will not run in clusters greater than 6 and ALWAYS give way to pedestrians and other users of the public highway, stepping out around them to observe social distance.

At the end of the run runners are asked not to congregate but to return to their cars as sharply as possible.

 Thursday Night Training

Thursday night training will also resume on August 6th. Look out on facebook as to what session is available. Same rules apply in terms of clusters of 6 runners 10 metres apart within the overall group. Social distance within clusters. Coaches and Run Leaders responsible to maintaining the rules.

Sunday Morning Training

Sunday morning training can also resume. Same rules apply in terms of clusters of 6 runners 10 metres apart within the overall group. Social distance within clusters.

Avoid congregating on car park (or at regroup points) in groups any greater than 6.

It is worth considering faster runners running on (in clusters of 6) and keeping moving. We can generally run in pace groups. You can’t talk to more than 6 people at a time anyway.

Guide running for visually impaired runners :https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/update-guide-running-guidance/?fbclid=IwAR3Tebp_c7NYcWd24WWow0jV2LiXspkNtNddllxmkpfrq40Gbc9aocIhnls

Please bear with us. This is new to everybody. Let’s be sensible. Be safe and see how it goes. We may take several training nights to get it right.

Nigel Crompton – Chair Pensby Runners