Back to training – THANK YOU!

Success with Socially-distanced Striding!

Tuesday training resumed this week, proving highly popular and successful – even if it was quite different due to the current conditions! We wanted to say a huge ‘Thank You’ – not only for your enthusiasm but also the considered, patient and sensible way in which everyone conducted themselves. There are a few minor points to feed back below, but on the whole we were very pleased with how things went.

Socially distanced striding!

Socially distanced striding!

Eric conducted two popular structured sessions with small groups and a further nine small groups, after meeting-up at points around the cricket pitch, headed out on various routes around the area, enjoying the late-summer sunset before clicking on their headtorches as they headed back! Booking is already open for next week, when the start point for most groups will be the extensive Conyngham Hall Car Park – as the Cricket Club is in use next week. As the Structured sessions are proving popular, James Wright has kindly offered to run two further sessions, in addition to Eric’s. Check the booking sheet for locations of those.

To book-in, visit our book-in page and select ‘Tuesday 8th September’.

Pointers for future sessions:

Start times – The booking system allows leaders to adjust their group’s start-times (as some of you did) which helps to spread the numbers further, discourage mingling and reduce our impact on the routes in and out of the site. We are encouraging more group leaders to adjust their start times away from our standard 7.30pm please – by just a few minutes – in future weeks.

Arrival time – perhaps everyone was very excited but we had enthusiastic members hanging around longer than we ought to at KCC so please try to arrive as close to your arrival time as possible. Please understand that group leaders will not be able to hang around very long for latecomers.

Clothing – please remember (most of you did) that we will lose the light towards the end of our sessions, so please wear bright colours, adding hi-vis and torches for extra visibility

Travelling to/from club – we must remind you that official advice is not to travel with members from other households.

We look forward to another really successful session next Tuesday. In the meantime don’t forget that we have two virtual challenges on the go – VC20 Event 6 and the latest Inter-club ’30min’ challenge.

Take care, stay safe and keep striding!


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