Junior Virtual Relays Success – 18/11/2020

Junior Virtual Relays Success – 18/11/2020

Juniors Virtual Relay Success
18th November 2020


We are pleased to report success for our juniors at the most recent Middlesex AA virtual relays event. We took 1st place in the U17 girl’s and 2nd place in the U17 boy’s events over 3000 m. Due to limited time/space availability due to Covid regulations we were only able to enter teams in that age group. Congratulations to Poppy, Abbi and Natasha and to Alessio, Liam and Ethan.

Paul Hart

Update On Government Announcement – 4th November 2020

Update On Government Announcement – 4th November 2020

Update On Government Announcement
4th November 2020


England Athletics have today confirmed their guidance in line with the UK Government’s new National COVID-19 restrictions. These come into effect from tomorrow Thursday 5th November and will apply to at least Wednesday 2nd December. Full details of the guidelines can be found here EA Guidance 4th November

I can now confirm that as of tomorrow Trent Park Running Club will follow the guidelines and suspend all club running activities including:·

  • All sessions on Coacha
  • Tuesday Track Sessions as agreed with Enfield Council
  • All outdoor group training
  • All competitions including the “Plank” handicap

During this period Southgate Hockey Centre, including the car park will remain closed as everyone is encouraged to stay at home and not gather in groups. We have received confirmation that TPRC will not be charged for the period the Centre is closed.

We are very much aware of the importance of running to members well-being and remind you that you can train with your household or one other person in a public outdoor space. There are some obvious concerns at this time of the year regarding personal safety and members are encouraged to meet up with one other member for runs where appropriate. We are reviewing guidance for this further and will update you shortly.

In the spirit of a “Running club for all” we are also reviewing the great support given to members during the first lockdown and how we can support each other through virtual coaching sessions and fun activities. As the new Chairman of TPRC I welcome your suggestions and ask for your continued support in doing what is right for our fellow members and the community we live in.

I will provide a further update next week

Peter Goldfinch

CANCELLED – “The Plank” – Saturday 7th November

CANCELLED – “The Plank” – Saturday 7th November

The ‘Plank’ Handicap

Unfortunately, we are unable to hold the handicap on Saturday. We were waiting for England Athletics to confirm that groups runs were still allowed but this has not been confirmed and looking at their latest dialogue with the government, does not look like this will be confirmed, if at all, before Saturday.

We are looking at a revised format and a new self-timing option that has become available, and if we are able to hold it in some form or another we will.

We are due to hold another on the 5th December, and currently, this is still going ahead and becomes available for booking on Sunday.

The virtual handicap is still available via the club’s website if you want to run the course and log your run anyway. However, please observe current rules if you are running, so you and one other.

If you have any questions please email handicap@trentparkrc.com


Junior Handicap – Handicap Table

Junior Handicap Table

New format handicap table for the juniors. Full results can be found at https://www.webscorer.com/trentparkrc


Junior Handicap Table - New

Supported by
Bike and Run

Bike and Run are a specialist one-stop-shop selling bikes, clothing and shoes for cyclists, triathletes, runners and swimmers, based in East Finchley. They support the handicap series with a prize for the most improved male and female runners and offer a 15% discount on running items to anyone showing their handicap number in store.

Bike and Run, 128 High Rd, East Finchley, London N2 9ED

“The Plank” – New Handicap Series

“The Plank” – New Handicap Series

The ‘Plank’ Handicap

The handicap is back on Saturday 3rd October, but with a load of changes to comply with the Club’s and England Athletics guidelines. Therefore, don’t just turn up at the hockey centre as things are very different.

Firstly, it is only open to Club members, so no guests, and you need to register for each race, so we know who is attending. When booking you will need to choose your start time, these are 5-minute slots for up to 5 people as you will be started individually, so no mass start.

The registration is now open so you can book your place via


The assembly point and course have also changed. You will need to collect a number from the sports field adjacent to the hockey pitches, you will be given a new number for every race so they are not reusable. From there you will wait in your time slot group to be called to the start, you will walk the plank from the sports field to the hill next to this (the one we use for some cross country races) and will be started 10 to 60 seconds apart. You run up the hill and turn right and run past the hockey centre to the concrete road and continue on the normal course until you get to the turn around point on the pineapple. Instead of turning around, hang a left past Go Ape then left again onto the blind trail, keep going (it is further than you think) then turn right back to the start. From there walk the plank again back to the sports field.


Results will be live so you can check your time within a few minutes of crossing the line, the link for this will be on


There will be a new table for this series and you will be sent a link for this once live.

If you have any questions please email handicap@trentparkrc.com


Trent Park Triffic Trail 2020 Update – Cancelled (12/08/20)

Trent Park Triffic Trail 2020 Update – Cancelled (12/08/20)

Trent Park Triffic Trail 2020 Update
Cancelled (12/08/20)


Regretfully we have had to cancel this year’s Triffic Trail event. The ongoing Government restrictions mean we are unable to obtain any race licences or approvals. We are very disappointed to do this but hope you will understand that in the current circumstances we have no other option.

The good news is that we are already planning next years run, which will be on Sunday 13th June. We are very hopeful that this will take place and if restrictions are eased we plan to open on-line entries in January 2021. If we are unable to do this we will provide a further update here.

In the meantime keep running and stay safe. We look forward to seeing you next year.

Best Wishes
Alan Collingbourne
Race Director Triffic Trail
On behalf of Trent Park Running Club

If you have any question then please feel free to contact us racedirector@triffictrail.com