Easing of lockdown restrictions 19th July Update

Easing of lockdown restrictions 19th July Update

Easing of lockdown restrictions 19th July Update

 

The guidance below outlines how the Running Club is approaching the easing of lockdown from the 19th July. These guidelines have been developed following careful consideration of the Government guidance and engagement with the Hockey Centre, Leaders (call held 12th July) and the Committee.

The government guidance states: “COVID-19 has not gone away, so it’s important to remember the actions you can take to keep yourself and others safe. Everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious”. This was a view expressed by the leaders who reviewed proposals to help the club return to normal. The following changes help support this cautious approach.

 

Club training dates and times

The leaders will continue to provide a range of start times for runs on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday’s. We will gradually move to holding more sessions at pre-COVID set times but retain some flexibility that will reflect how members have had to adapt running around work and home. We will canvas members views on core meeting times so that we do not lose our identity as a “Running club for all”.

 

Attending a training session and group sizes.

We recognise that some members have found Coacha difficult to use and we will continue to seek improvements from the software designers. However, Coacha has helped move the club forwards through difficult times and offers many advantages that will strengthen the club going forwards. Official Club sessions will continue to be listed on Coacha, providing easy booking for members who sign-up on Coacha.

As restrictions are relaxed from the 19th July, members can turn up without booking on Coacha and join a group at the leaders’ discretion. Group sizes will be increased to a maximum of 12 members per leader from the 19th July, which will also help with this cautious, but flexible approach.

 

Hockey Centre – Home of TPRC

We have met with the Hockey centre management team and the points below summarise their approach from the 19th July. Please familiarise yourself with these so that everyone can continue to enjoy the facilities of the centre safely.

OUTSIDE

  • Garden area and outside generally, all restrictions lifted, BUT please be cautious

INSIDE

  • The screen around the bar will remain up
  • Customers should wear masks in the building
  • Customers seated at tables do not need to wear masks
  • Customers should be seated when in the bar area. Please do not gather in standing groups
  • Number seated at a table – no restrictions
  • Showers and changing rooms – no restrictions but please remain cautious
  • We will continue to keep all doors and windows open to maximum ventilation in the bar area
  • Sanitisers will remain up. Please use them

Other rooms

  • The sofas will be returned to the bar on Friday 23rd July
  • Changing room 3 will return to use from Friday 23rd July
  • The meeting room will return to a meeting room from Friday 30 July, however, due to reduced ventilation, we do not recommend it is used by more than 6 people.

 

As a club we requested a more suitable meeting point at the centre. It has been agreed that we can meet in the Marquee through the summer and the “Dance Floor” area in the winter. We all need to ensure that fire exits and walkways are not used as meeting points going forwards.

I look forward to seeing you at the club soon

“The Plank” June 2021 Handicap – Results and Photos

“The Plank” June 2021 Handicap – Results and Photos

“The Plank” Handicap
June 2021 – 3/7/2021

 Scott Aiken first home in 18:31. Kat Alpe first lady home in 20:05 chipping away further at that course record taking 3 seconds of.

Complete results can be found

https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=246541

The handicap tables can be found at

https://www.trentparkrc.com/handicap/handicap-results/

We are always looking for volunteers so please consider helping out at future events.

Entries for the July event, on Saturday 31st July are now open.

 

“The Nightcap” June 2021 Handicap Results

“The Nightcap” June 2021 Handicap Results

“The Nightcap” Handicap
June 2021 – 17/065/2021

 

The second race in our new mid-week handicap with our new The Nightcap series. Was rather concerned that there was a 70% chance of rain predicted for the start time. However, this held off and decided to bucket down as I was going around collecting the signs instead.

21 runners in all fastest men being Jim Arrowsmith and Luke Barker in 18:06. The first lady, Kat Alpe came in 6th in 20:08, breaking her own ladies course record.

Complete results can be found

https://www.webscorer.com/racedetails?raceid=244891

The handicap tables and can be found at

https://www.trentparkrc.com/handicap/handicap-results/

Just for a bit of fun we have also added series results for The Nightcap and a combined series results for The Plank and The Nightcap.

The Nightcap series
https://www.webscorer.com/seriesresult?seriesid=241894

The Plank and Nightcap series
https://www.webscorer.com/seriesresult?seriesid=240808

Massive thank those that volunteered to help out. Without who these races would not be possible. We are always looking for volunteers so please consider helping out at future events.

James
“The Plank” May 2021 Handicap – Results and Photos

“The Plank” May 2021 Handicap – Results and Photos

“The Plank” Handicap
May 2021 – 29/5/2021

 

Great start to a bank holiday weekend, with amazing condition for a run but a little mucky in places.

Luke Barker first home in 17:34 shaving 4 seconds off his previous best. Kat Alpe first lady home in 20:35.

Complete results can be found

https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=242721

The handicap tables can be found at

https://www.trentparkrc.com/handicap/handicap-results/

We are always looking for volunteers so please consider helping out at future events.

Entries for the May event, on Saturday 3rd July are now open.

https://www.webscorer.com/register?pid=1&raceid=243053

 

“The Nightcap” June 2021 Handicap Results

“The Nightcap” May 2021 Handicap Results

“The Nightcap” Handicap
May 2021 – 20/5/2021

 

The first time we have done a mid-week handicap with our new The Nightcap series. Ran the same course as we have been using for The Plank series and the same format, with an individual start. However, this race has no on the course marshal and just a minimal crew at the start and finish as if we needed a complete team we simply would not be able to put this on. Therefore, the course is marked with larger yellow signs with added luminous tape.

Was rather concerned throughout the day as the wind and rain were terrible.  However, the rain held off just giving the runners a strong crosswind to deal with along the pineapple, good job they only run up it once.

28 runners made it to the start with the fastest man being Luke Barker in 17:38, followed by a strong contingent of the sub-20 boys, before the first lady, Kat Alpe came in 7th in 20:19, shaving a second of her own ladies course record.

Complete results can be found

https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=241852

The handicap tables will be updated shortly and can be found at

https://www.trentparkrc.com/handicap/handicap-results/

Massive thank those that volunteered to help out. Without who these races would not be possible. We are always looking for volunteers so please consider helping out at future events.

James
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. (www.gov.uk/guidance)

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