ACTION ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
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Our club activities are subject to disruption due to the current outbreak of coronavirus. Unfortunately, we have had to take the decision to cancel our Couch to 5k programme and our 5-10k programme.

Normal club runs restart (subject to fluctuations in regulations and official guidelines) from 26th April 2021.

Group runs will be organised according to the Sport Scotland Guidelines, agreed with the Scottish Government, outlining what level of activity can take place during Covid restrictions, and how running activities should be organised.

You can see our "Return To Activity" plan. If you plan to come along to a session, this tells you all you need to know so PLEASE READ THIS.

We have carried out the required supplementary COVID risk analysis

Our COVID-19 Officer is Malcolm Mactavish. Susie Ramsay and Colin Aitken have also completed the Sports Scotland COVID Office Course.

Couch to 5K Programme

We want to wait until Scotland returns to Level 1 restrictions before restarting Couch to 5K. All being well, that will be early June. If so, we hope to deliver the programme over the summer. We then hope to offer our normal three editions of the programme from autumn 2021 until spring 2022.

10K Programme

The 10k programme normally runs in the summer, autumn and winter. We hope to offer a modified version of the programme when Scotland returns to Level 1 restrictions in early June. This will be aimed at helping runners regain fitness, still taking them from 5k up to 10k, but with more emphasis on building endurance and less on hills and speed.

Challenges!

We ran our first "Break Back" Challenge in April. A second edition will run during May, with a third in June. These are intended to give you a way of assessing your current level of fitness and deciding on a target to aim for. We're doing these on what is basically a break-even basis - the £12 entry covers the cost of the medal, card processing, postages and - importantly - a donation to a nominated charity.

If this appeals to you, head over to the RECREATIONAL RUNNING web site where you'll find a link to the Challenge from the home page.