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Getting back to running – next steps

July 27, 2020 by Martin Lawrence
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In our last update, we let you know that we had received updated England Athletics guidance and we were waiting further clarification, we are pleased to confirm that we have now received this and following a successful test over the weekend on the new guidance we are increasing the numbers that can attend club runs up to 12 runners as a first step, this will increase for the booked runs from the 1 August 2020. We could go further but feel at this stage this is a wise first step.

In order to make this change we have updated the club COVID risk assessment and to confirm Michelle GB is the clubs COVID officer, runners are still required to social distance and stick to the runners COVID guidelines that are below and runs will be in COVID secure environments
We will be continuing with the current process for booking runs, via events on your Redway Runners Love Admin account (with the exception of Move Up to Marathon group and the Under 18s)

Please ensure that your contact details are up to date on your Redway Runners Love Admin account in case it needs to be used for Test and Trace

More information at:


Redway Runners Guidelines for attending any run in the club:

  • You will follow all Government recommendation, click here
  • Only if you have a booking confirmation can you attend a Redway Runners club run
  • Only paid members for 2020/2021 can book a place on a club run (sorry no trial runs at the moment)
  • You will always maintain social distancing including before, during and at the end of the run
  • You will not attend if you have any COVID symptoms (see cancelling a place)
  • You will not attend if you have been instructed not to attend for any reason including shielding, have tested positive for COVID or have been told to self isolate
  • You will not touch anything where reasonably possible
  • You will not pass anything to other runners or ask anyone to hold anything for you (including the run lead), ie keys, water
  • You must wash your hands before the run and after the run – you must bring hand sanitiser
  • No pushchair (this counts as an extra person)
  • You will not bring anyone else with you who has not booked, the run leads are instructed to turn both them and you away
  • No Under 16s (except under 18s sessions)
  • You will not share the start location before the run in any circumstances
  • No spitting during the session
  • If you cannot make a booked session then email: Move Up to Marathon group (Sean) and Under 18s runs (Doug) contact leads
  • If you do not make a run we will keep a tally and might revoke your ability to book future runs
  • If the club must cancel a run then we will email as soon as we can, but it is safety first so may have to cancel at short notice
  • You will only book up to two places on runs in the club a week
  • If you break these guidelines then we can withdraw your ability to book runs