TRC Club Night 01/10/20 (and Tuesday 29/09/20)

The information below refers to both Tuesday and Thursday night Club runs:

* As we are meeting outside all runs will start promptly at 7:00pm, so if you want to run with your mates please be there in the top car park for 6.55pm

* Please make sure your name is registered for track and trace.

* The top car park is marked out with the usual Thursday Group names 7 min, 8 min, 9 min, 11 min, 5k, & Walkers and for Tuesday marked with Efforts, steady 5k and fastish 5k. Please go directly to your area once you have been registered.

* Once you have a group together and a Leader then have your Group photo taken then go.

Please make sure that your attendance has been registered on the weekly track and trace list each week at each session, Tuesday and Thursday. As requested everyone is arriving a few minutes before run time, which puts pressure on the person with the clipboard and list. Please avoid crowding around them whilst also ensuring your attendance has been acknowledged. The photographs we use as back up for attendance will get more difficult as it gets darker.

Hi-Viz tops are now required for Club Night runs.

Please remember that by attending you are confirming that within the last 14 days you have NOT:

• Experienced a new cough that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
• Experienced new shortness of breath that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
• Experienced a new sore throat, loss of taste or smell that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
• Had a temperature at or above 37.8C or the sense of having a fever?
• Had close contact with someone who is or was sick with suspected or confirmed COVID-19? (Note: Close contact is defined as within 2 metres for more than 10 consecutive minutes)
• Been isolating due to potential exposure to Covid? (applies to you or a household member)

If you can answer YES to any of these questions you must NOT attend.

• Maintain social distancing at all times
• Follow hygiene procedures
• Run in groups of no more than 6 people.
• Bring your own water (no tea or squash after)
• On return after your run please do not gather in groups
• Don’t wear Club colours.

Group Leaders 01/10/20
7 min Group Rob Watkins
8 min Group Natalie Bennett
9 min Group Chris Pritchard
11 min Group Arthur Renshaw
5k Group tba
Walking Group Val James

Track & Trace A : Kevin Wood
Track & Trace B : Nigel Hale

1. Run Group Sizes
We are back to Groups of 6 on a Thursday Club Night & on a Tuesday Efforts Night for a few weeks at least or until the Government or England Athletics issue further directives. If you intend cutting short your run or leaving your group for any other reason please make sure your Group Leader is fully aware.

2. AGM, renewal of Membership & annual subs
If you remember back in March we deferred everything and extended everyone’s Membership until October. We will be having a Committee Meeting on Tuesday 29th September when we will have to address these issues and decide what we are going to do next. If you have any views or comments please speak to any Committee Member.

3. Share your favourite local route
On the Club website Steve Dimond & Nick Langridge have done a great job of curating local routes. We currently have 8 off road, 2 on road and 8 winter routes, all from the Leisure Centre. It would be great get some new routes as some of the existing routes date back to 2014 – Long or short routes and especially your favourite route.
Please help by sharing and telling us about your route:
• Distance: In both miles & Km.
• Terrain: On or off road.
• Type: In one word – Hilly, flat, fast etc… be creative!
• Short description: In the style of the routes currently on our website
• Map: Ideally in GMap pedometer. If that is not possible then any format, or just a jpeg of a route and we can create the Gmap.

This also helps the Leaders each week find routes. Please send to Nick, Steve or

4. Virtual London Marathon – Sunday October 4th
Good luck to all the club runners running their Virtual London Marathon on Sunday 4th October. In alphabetical order and hoping we haven’t forgotten anyone!
• Ian Evans
• Kev Cundy
• Kevin Wood
• Magda Johnson
• Malcolm Carr
• Mark West
• Mike Bennewitz
• Paul Reeves
• Sonya Bryson

5. Race Cancellations/Races still on.
Rogue Runs are still intending to hold a Marathon on Sunday 4th October (London day) with a 5 lap course around Berkeley, Shepperdine & Hill. Max entry 130 people and run on a Time Trial basis. Entries now open.
The Grizzly has been postponed to later next year however the Beachy Head Marathon is definitely on for Sat 20th October and entries are still open. The Weston Xmas Cracker in December has been turned into a virtual only event .
We are exploring all possibilities of what we can do with the Riverbank Rollick scheduled for Sun 10th Jan. No decisions have been taken as yet. If you have any ideas or you see or participate in any races that we may use as a template for the Rollick then please let our Race Director Jo Emerson know.
The Doyton Hard Half scheduled for Sun 17th Jan has also been cancelled.

That’s all for this week. If you have anything to add or any suggestions or announcements please send by e-mail to