Update On Government Announcement
4th November 2020


England Athletics have today confirmed their guidance in line with the UK Government’s new National COVID-19 restrictions. These come into effect from tomorrow Thursday 5th November and will apply to at least Wednesday 2nd December. Full details of the guidelines can be found here EA Guidance 4th November

I can now confirm that as of tomorrow Trent Park Running Club will follow the guidelines and suspend all club running activities including:·

  • All sessions on Coacha
  • Tuesday Track Sessions as agreed with Enfield Council
  • All outdoor group training
  • All competitions including the “Plank” handicap

During this period Southgate Hockey Centre, including the car park will remain closed as everyone is encouraged to stay at home and not gather in groups. We have received confirmation that TPRC will not be charged for the period the Centre is closed.

We are very much aware of the importance of running to members well-being and remind you that you can train with your household or one other person in a public outdoor space. There are some obvious concerns at this time of the year regarding personal safety and members are encouraged to meet up with one other member for runs where appropriate. We are reviewing guidance for this further and will update you shortly.

In the spirit of a “Running club for all” we are also reviewing the great support given to members during the first lockdown and how we can support each other through virtual coaching sessions and fun activities. As the new Chairman of TPRC I welcome your suggestions and ask for your continued support in doing what is right for our fellow members and the community we live in.

I will provide a further update next week

Peter Goldfinch