Changing rooms and showers now available

Changing rooms and showers now available

Changing rooms and showers at Southgate Hockey Centre

update 19/5/2021


Following the latest easing of rules, we are opening the changing rooms and showers for those that need to use them.

The showers have had their legionella service so are now safe to use.

HOWEVER, the guidance is still

Changing rooms are areas of increased risk of transmission.  When possible, arrive changed for your activity and shower and change at home after your activity. (

But for those that need to use them, they have a much-reduced capacity.  Guidance is below.

Changing room capacity within the current government guidance is very much reduced. Capacities are:

    • Changing room 1 – 6 people
    • Changing room 2 – 3 people (currently closed)
    • Changing room 3 – 4 people (currently closed)
    • Changing room 4 – 4 people
    • Changing room 5 – 3 people
    • Changing room 6 – 6 people  

If a changing room is full, please use another changing room or wait until space

Please socially distance whilst in the changing room

Avoid using adjacent showers

Minimise your time in the changing room

Open the fire door to increase ventilation

If possible keep the changing room door ajar to increase ventilation


Return to running update – 26/3/2021

Return to running update – 26/3/2021

Return to club activities
Update for 29th March 2021


Following Wednesday’s committee meeting, here’s what you need to know so far:

  • We are restarting organised running activities from next week (29th March)
  • We are following England Athletics guidance
    Our activities will be organised to meet EA guidance on running them as COVID-secure
  • Subject to confirmation, track starts on Tuesday 30th March
    Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday sessions also next week after 29th for seniors and juniors
  • We will brief run leaders to make sure they are up to speed before we restart (run leaders – please check your inbox for email)
    Sessions will all be on Coacha for booking once run leaders are in the picture and ready to go
  • Some changes to group sizes, but these are minimal changes at this stage whilst we get going again
  • Full information on Hockey Club usage to follow (eg from 29th March – bar open for takeaway, toilets open, masks to be worn when inside)
  • Welcome back tea and coffee date (provided by the club) to follow!
  • Membership fees remain the same and subs will be due from 1st April


More information on all the above to follow to help you get restarted

We look forward to seeing you!

Peter and the TPRC team

National Lockdown – 6th January 2021

National Lockdown – 6th January 2021

National Lockdown
6th January 2021


With the recent government announcement of a full national lockdown, English Athletics has issued revised guidelines for us all to follow.

These being as follows:

  • The suspension of all face-to-face indoor and outdoor club/group activity.
  • The suspension of all indoor track and field competitions.
  • The suspension of all outdoor competitions including track and field, cross country, road, trail, fell and multi-terrain running.
  • The suspension of all face-to-face coaches’ and officials’ education.
  • The suspension of any other face-to-face club/group training sessions, events, athlete camps, running groups or other social events, as well as club committee or other meetings.
  • Indoor gyms and facilities will remain closed.

What can take place?

  • The government has confirmed that individuals can exercise with one other person either from their household OR outside their household. This exercise is limited to one occasion per day and, the individual should not travel outside of their local area
  • Virtual training sessions can be delivered by qualified coaches
  • Virtual competitions can still take place. Click here for a list of virtual road races
  • England Athletics will continue to coordinate the Weekly 30

The full English Athletics statement can be accessed 

Please do adhere to these new guidelines, thank you.

Peter Goldfinch

Tier 4 – 19th December 2020

Tier 4 – 19th December 2020

Tier 4
19th December 2020


Following the Prime Minister’s announcement earlier this afternoon placing London into the new Tier 4, we are so sorry to have to announce that all Trent Park Running Club organised activities will be suspended until further notice, including any runs planned for tomorrow – Sunday 20th December 2020.

We really do hope to see you all as soon as possible in the New Year. We will update you all as soon as we know anything and we have confirmation from England Athletics about when we can resume organised club runs.

In the meantime, you continue to be allowed to exercise on your own or with one other person from outside your household, and we hope that you will continue to find time to keep fit and enjoy the benefits of regular exercise.

Move to Tier 3 – 15th December 2020

Move to Tier 3 – 15th December 2020

Move to Tier 3
15th December 2020


Monday 14th December – The Government has confirmed that Greater London and adjoining areas of Hertfordshire and Essex will move into Tier 3 as of 11.59 pm Wednesday 16th December.

Training in groups of no more than 6 will continue and sessions will continue to be posted on Coacha.

I am pleased to confirm that the Hockey Centre has confirmed they are remaining open for “Takeaway” refreshments only, which is line with the guidelines for Tier 3. This means you can purchase refreshments but will not be able to eat or drink in the Garden area or around the Hockey Centre. The car park will remain open for organised training sessions.

A further update on the Treasure Hunt being organised for Saturday 19th December will be shared shortly.

Return to training- 1st December 2020

Return to training- 1st December 2020

Return to Training
1st December 2020


As a running club we are in a very strong place to resume training again. Our dedicated leaders will once again organise sessions for all levels of ability on Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and Saturday’s. To meet current England Athletics guidance we will share details of the sessions on Coacha. This will help create safe procedures and guidelines for everyone to enjoy their training with fellow club members. If you are struggling with Coacha please ask for help.

Equally if you would like to know more about the training sessions available the leaders will be happy to help. A generic training plan is available on this website (link below). This provides you with guidance over the next month and highlights the type of training sessions available.

To continue developing the club we can offer support in gaining qualifications from England Athletics. If you are interested please speak to Paul Ward or another member of the committee for details.

Paul Ward
Coaching Coordinator