CLUB CORONAVIRUS STATEMENT
CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS RESTARTED w/c 29th March 2021
The Club Risk Assessment (Reviewed on 07Mar2021) remains in place on our return to organised Club Sessions.
THE DOWNLAND CHALLENGE (Reviewed 11Mar2021) will resume as soon as it is safe to do so. At present our Race HQ at the Downs School is not available and TRA permits are suspended. We will provide a notification at least 3 months in advance of the next scheduled date.
LATEST UPDATES FROM ENGLAND ATHLETICS: 8th April 2021 (Safety Guidance for runners & joggers)
26th March 2021 (with Roadmap)
Record of previous announcements (Now outdated) prior to current Lock-
(Published 1st October 2020)
A guidance document for a return to restricted track and field competition in a Covid-
(Published 10th September 2020)
New restrictions on meeting as a group in England will come into force on Monday, 14th September 2020. The full text regarding how this will impact on athletics and running can be read here. So that we can continue with our club training sessions, the club must ensure we are operating in a ‘Covid-
CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS BACK ON: (Published 4th August 2020)
Our regular sessions have tentatively restarted after a few trial sessions and as numbers gradually increase, looking for a return to ‘normality’ (whatever that may be), everyone must still be aware of the need to continue following social distancing advice … which has been sensibly observed by all to date. England Athletics has issued Covid-
assessment to produce a ‘Covid Secure Environment’ for members. The Club is currently studying this to see how it impacts on our activities and any actions we need to follow in order to comply. Updates will follow as and when agreed and members will be advised accordingly.
COMPTON DOWNLAND CHALLENGE -
Please accept our apologies for not making a formal statement until now about this year's Compton Downland Challenge (15th Aug) but we have been waiting to see how the current crisis unfolds.
In the interests of the health and well-
We will be contacting the competitors who have already entered the race directly to let them know of our plans and giving them the option of holding over their race entry fee or receiving a refund.
Compton Harriers would like to thank you for your interest in our event, whether you are new to the Compton Downland Challenge or have been a regular competitor over the years
Thanks for your understanding and we look forward to welcoming you to the next Downland Challenge. Until then enjoy your running and please stay safe, especially when planning your own runs.
CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS -
In line with guidance given by the Government and England Athletics on avoiding all but essential social contact, the Committee have sadly agreed that the sensible decision at this point in time is to cancel official Harriers training and club sessions until it is deemed safe to resume by the above bodies.
In the meantime we will continue to communicate with our members through our usual channels and advise as soon as the situation changes. Stay safe, be sensible in your choice to continue exercising and please follow Government advice.
Please continue to exercise for both your physical and mental health over the coming weeks. Members who meet up during exercise should take extra care to avoid injury and ensure social distancing requirements are met for their own and others’ safety.
If any member is self-
Let’s hope it's not too long before we all meet up again and the virus has been defeated!
COMPTON HARRIERS RUNNING CLUB