From 29 March 2021 our runs are back, but with social distancing, advance booking, risk assessed routes (see below) and procedures designed to keep everyone safe.
Our runs take place on Tuesdays (5K) and Thursdays (10K) but with reduced numbers and with additional measures in place. These will include pre-booking, running in smaller groups, each with a maximum of 6 people including a group leader, and following social distancing requirements. The rules below will be in place.
You should only join a run if you are fit and well and have not had any of the known COVID-19 symptoms in the previous 10 days. The main symptoms are:
- a new continuous cough
- a temperature above 37.8C
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
Other possible symptoms include one or all of the following where they can’t be attributed to another cause:
- shortness of breath
- a sore throat
- muscle aches and/or joint pain
- stomach ache and diarrhoea
- running or stuffy nose
- welts on the skin or rashes.
You should also not join a run if you have been in close contact with someone in the previous 14 days who has COVID-19, has COVID-19 symptoms or has been told to self-isolate or if you have been told to self-isolate.
Booking a run
You can book a run here.
Each run has two sign-up lists.
- The first – the confirmed list – guarantees you a place and is for current members only. There are 11 confirmed places on each run.
- The second – the unconfirmed list – secures a place if we have a second run leader available (we have to have 1 run leader for every 12 runners). We will confirm your place on the day of the run or earlier if we can. Please do not join the run unless your place has been confirmed. Non-members who want to try out Dragons can sign up to this list. There are 11 unconfirmed places on each run.
Please only book a run for yourself, not on behalf of another person. Please be aware that places are limited so only book a place if you know you can make the run. If your circumstances change and you can’t join a run you have booked, please cancel the booking by contacting us.
By booking onto a run and providing your contact details you agree that we may contact you should anyone in the group subsequently develop COVID-19 symptoms or test positive.
Before a run
Please wash your hands before leaving home. You may wish to have hand sanitiser with you.
When arriving at the meeting point, we will divide people up into 3 groups, each with a group leader. The name of each group leader is available here.
During a run
During the run, please follow social distancing guidelines with other members of your group and members of the public. Please be courteous to and considerate of other people with whom we are sharing public space. You may wish to carry a face covering with you to be used if you are unable to maintain 2 metres distance from others at any point.
Please follow any instructions from your group leader.
After a run
At the end of the run, please maintain social distancing. Wait for your group leader to finish but do not wait for the other groups to finish. If you need to leave before your group leader finishes then let another group runner know so they can inform the group leader.
If, within 14 days of attending a run, you develop any of the symptoms detailed in the health section above or test positive for COVID-19, you must inform the club immediately. We will contact the other runners to inform them of this.
Feedback and further information
The Club has two COVID-19 Officers. If you have any feedback you’d like to share with us or have any questions about the measures we have in place, please just contact us.