We have many social groups running across Notts, here you can find the most recent list. Our social groups are mixed ability and give you someone to run with. They tend to go out for between 5km or 10km, sometimes both by splitting the group. Feel free to message the group on Facebook and find out what they’re planning, we always welcome new faces. The social groups do not always have a qualified run leader (LIRF).
We run beginners groups throughout the year in various locations, you can check here to see what we have coming up. These groups are taken by qualified run leaders who will take the group through the ‘Couch to 5km’ programme in 10 weeks and if you’re up for it you can graduate with the group by completing the nearest parkrun, where you’ll get purple support worthy of an Olympic athlete! If you want to give running a go, trust us, it’s so much easier in a group. The best bit is, it’s totally FREE.
We also run improver groups throughout the year, check here to see what’s coming up. These are aimed at ladies who’ve completed the ‘Couch to 5km’ but would now like to think about running a little bit faster or a little bit further. These sessions are also taken by a qualified run leader (LIRF). Some ladies just join straight in with one of the social running groups……it’s entirely up to you. Guess what, it’s totally FREE too.
Over the last 48 hours the government guidance has changed in relation to being able to meet in groups of up to 6 outside your home. Following on from this England Athletics have also released guidance which you can find on the link below. This explains that clubs can start to meet in groups of up to 6 to train observing social distancing and hygiene measures.
We have discussed this as a committee and concluded that as we cannot fulfill both these guidelines and our inclusive ethos of everyone is welcome at our runs, we will continue with no club runs until further guidance is released. This includes any runs from our normal meet points on our normal nights.
We are aware that some people will want to meet in groups of up to 6 to run but we ask that these are not arranged in our sub groups as it could invalidate our EA insurance and cause confusion amongst runners. Of course we ask that you are also following:
✅ Keeping social distancing of 2 meters between each runner
✅ Regularly washing and sanitising hands
✅ Keeping within your limits and consider health and safety implications of your run for example if first aid is required out on a trail.
✅ That you are still following our inclusive ethos of not leaving anyone behind.
✅ Not meeting in groups of more than 6
✅ Not hanging around before or after running and make your way home swiftly (make it a chatty run on the way round instead)
As ever please respect everyone in this as not everyone will be ready for this next stage.