Run director and group leader checklist

Run director checklist

  • Before the session
    • Familiarise yourself with England Athletic’s guidance and club guidelines.  
    • If you have had any symptoms detailed in the guidelines in the 10 days before the run, find a replacement run leader
    • Select a route from the existing risk assessed routes
    • Divide those signed up into groups of a maximum of 6 based on pace
    • Identify a run leader and run assistant from those signed up who will be group leaders. Agree which group leader will be back marker for everyone on the run.  If there is no second run leader only have two groups of 6 including yourself
    • Post to Facebook:
      • Route, highlighting where runners should exercise caution
      • Group leaders’ names
    • Advise that runners might want to carry hand sanitiser and a face covering for use if they can’t maintain 2 metres during the run
  • Things you need to take to the run
    • hand sanitiser
    • 2 x mask and gloves
    • phone
  • At the session
    • Arrive early, assess area for any risks and select a space that supports social distancing
    • Stand separately from other group leaders where you can be clearly seen
    • As runners arrive allocate them to a group and ensure they are separate from the other groups
    • If someone arrives who hasn’t booked a place they must signup, if a place is available, before running. If the run is full they can’t join the run
    • Ensure group leaders check everyone in their group is familiar with the route, remind everyone of social distancing requirements, and remind them to wait for the group leader at the end but not to wait for other groups.
  • After session
    • Disperse your group and ensure no mingling with others
    • Feedback any issues to the COVID-19 Officers
    • Post to Facebook to include inviting feedback from runners.

Group leader checklist

  • Things you need to take to the run
    • Phone
  • At the session
    • Arrive early if possible and check-in with the run director
    • Stand separately from the other group leaders where you can be clearly seen
    • As runners arrive the run director will allocate them to a group
    • When everyone in your group has arrived check they are familiar with the route, remind them of social distancing requirements, and to wait for you at the end but not to wait for other groups
  • During the run
    • If you are in the last group, run at the back so no one gets left behind
    • Phone the run director if there are any issues
  • After the run
    • Ensure everyone in your group has returned safely
    • Disperse your group and ensure no mingling with others
    • Feedback any issues to the run director and/or the COVID-19 Officers.