We take our commitment to member and public safety very serious.

29th March 2021 Update

We are following the government’s roadmap to reopening and England Athletics’ corresponding advice. All organised club activities are restarting fully, including training sessions and weekend runs. All covid-secure protocols will remain in place.

30th December Update

With the north east now in Tier 4, all club activities are suspended. Members can only run with one other person or with people from their own household.

20th December Update

All outdoor club sessions can continue with unlimited numbers, in line with EA guidance for Tier 3. There is no longer a requirement to limit group sizes, either for coached or uncoached activities. We will however continue to operate in a secure way to help limit the spread of the virus.

5th November Update

Following the introduction of national restrictions, all Harrier training and run sessions are suspended. We will follow the wider guidance that allows people to run in pairs, arranged independently.

21st July Update

Following the introduction of ‘Step 3’ by England Athletics, the club has introduced a number of measures in order to be ‘covid secure’.

This means that, with certain conditions met, the following activities can now take place:

  • Formal senior training sessions can now take place with a coach and up to 12 runners*.
  • Informal sessions, such as social runs, can now take place with unlimited runners.
Covid-19 Documents
Risk Assessment
Netpark Covid Checklist
Hardwick Park Covid Checklist
Urban Running Covid Checklist
Social Runs Covid Checklist
EA Guidance for Athletes and Runners
EA Guidance for Running Coaches and Leaders
EA Guidance for a Covid Secure Environment

The table above lists our key covid documents which contain those conditions. Members please read these. In addition to the risk assessment, we have produced easy to read checklists for each of the main senior training venues or activities. Some of the points will be familiar, such as 2 metres social distancing, but one aspect which is new is the requirement to take a group photograph of all participants. We often do this anyway, but this is now formalised in order to act as a register to assist track and trace procedures in any such requirement.

Finally, we have appointed Andy Featherstone as the club’s Covid Officer. This is a requirement of being covid secure and we thank him for producing the information above. Please speak to Andy if you have any questions.

Thank you.


*  Please note that not all training evenings will be able to restart immediately, due to capacity of individual coaches.