Coached Group Sessions.

Important.

Before booking your place, please make sure that you understand and are able to follow all of our current practices for participation in our coached group sessions. Thanks!

Please do not book if you are ill or have been ill in the last 14 days, or if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, or you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Fun & Safe.

Our run sessions should always be Fun, Friendly, Inclusive & Supportive.

For us to run together during the current COVID-19 pandemic we now will need to adhere many, sometimes changing requirements upon us from UK Athletics and the UK government. We hope that by following these guidelines and restrictions we will help to keep each other and any other members of the public safe. We are very grateful to YWAM for providing a venue for our sessions and we will strive to be considerate and in harmony with the residents on campus at the Highfield Oval. We are aware that any future government restrictions could mean that we lose access to our training venue at short notice.

But despite the following list of rules we need to follow, we think our sessions together will still be FUN!
Lot’s of FUN!

Athlete Checklist.

Please make sure that you understand and are able to follow all of our current practices on our athlete checklist.

Before

IMPORTANT

If you currently have COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive in the previous 14 days, please DO NOT book or attend any sessions. Please continue to follow the UK Government-issued advice and NHS Test and Trace procedures for COVID-19 until you are fully recovered.

Hand Sanitiser

All athletes MUST bring & carry with them a small personal use hand sanitiser

Hi-Viz

All athletes MUST wear at least one item of hi-viz clothing.

RUN Harpenden Tops

If you have one, please wear it. It will help residents and others identify us and set their expectations that we'll be running round for a while!

Head Torch

All late afternoon and evening athletes MUST wear a head torch.

Water

Bring your own water, if you usually drink during our sessions

Self Sufficient

Think about how you'll look after any possessions during the sessions. We won't have a club dry-bag as we have in the past to store car keys & phones. You'll need to look after anything you bring with you.

Arrival

Don't be early

Please arrive at the session start time. A previous session may still be winding up if you arrive early.

Meeting Point

The exact session meet-up location will be in your session confirmation email. When you arrive please keep at least 2 metres apart from each other.

Prompt Start

Sessions will start promptly with athlete check-in & a session and safety briefing. If you arrive late and miss this, you may not be able to take part in the session.

Session Welcome

Coach will check-in with athletes and brief you on the upcoming session and any safety issues

During

2m Social Distancing

ALWAYS maintain a minimum 2 metres social distance from each other and from everyone else.

Listen

Please listen for any directions or instructions from your coach throughout the session.

Feel Unwell?

If you feel unwell at any time during your session, please inform your coach immediately, and make arrangements to return home promptly.

After

Leave Promptly

Please leave promptly at the end of your session. There may be athletes about to arrive for a following session.

COVID-19

If you experience COVID-19 symptoms or subsequently test positive within 14 days of attending a RUN Harpenden session, please inform us as soon as possible as a matter of priority.

More Info.

We will conduct all our sessions in line with UK Athletics restrictions and follow UK government guidance. All sessions will be led a UK Athletics coach or run leader. Our coaches and run leaders hold current UK Athletics licences, an Enhanced DBS certificate and are insured by UK Athletics.

RUN Harpenden COVID-19 Risk Assessment here
RUN Harpenden COVID-19 Health Questionnaire here
Latest England Athletics advice can be found here
Please stay up to date with the latest from the UK Gov Website

Questions?

07858 226022
info@runharpenden.run

What to expect...

  • Your Harpenden-based coaches & run leaders are trained, qualified, DBS checked and insured by UK Athletics.

a typical session…

Warm up
+
Running Fitness
+
Cool down & stretches

Warm up

  • a mix of activities to gradually raise our body temp & heart rate and put our bodies through a range of movements we’ll need when we start running.

Running Fitness

  • We run.  A different run every week. Your running specific fitness will increase weekly.

Cool down

  • As we slow our exercise, our heart rate & body temp drops. We finish our session with a selection of running stretches.