Headcorn Half Marathon – 11th April 2021

Full results are available at: http://results.netiming.co.uk/results.aspx?CId=20008&RId=277

Pos
Chip Time
Name
Age Group
Age-Grade (WMA 2015)
Standard
Comment
2
01:15:24
Charles George
M
77.43
Gold 3
16
01:21:54
Steve Chivers
M40
74.38
Gold 2
22
01:25:30
Lukas Bates
M40
68.3
Gold 1
30
01:27:14
Tomas Vnucak
M40
69.83
Gold 1
69
01:35:49
Sarah Shepheard
FS
68.05
Gold 1
82
01:39:21
Emma Hollands
F45
72.89
Gold 2
3rd F45
99
01:41:59
Terry Felvus
M40
57.93
Silver 3
234
02:17:59
Lorraine Shepheard
F55
59.42
Silver 3

Rules for Returning to Training with effect from 29th March 2021

It is now clear from the latest England Athletics (EA) guidelines, dated 24th February, that we can resume outdoor training from the 29th of March.

EA have continued to support the concept of a Covid-19 secure environment in which groups of unlimited number are allowed for a training session organised by a coach. However, 2 metre social distancing should be maintained at all times wherever possible. We are satisfied that our track is a Covid-19 secure environment provided that everyone brings their own hand sanitizer and or wipes and complies with the following rules.

  • Training sessions for U18s are limited to a maximum number of 15 per group excluding coaches.
  • For a training session at the track not organised by a coach or for any session, with or without a coach, in an area that is not a secure environment, e.g. the town streets, the field adjoining the track, the limit of 6 per group and the 2 metre rule applies.
  • For training sessions outside the track the rule of 6 will apply unless a risk assessment can be produced for each route or area detailing how the environment is Covid-19 secure.

All participants must be health screened (you will be asked to self-declare your health when attending a training session):

You must not take part in activity if you have been instructed to self-isolate (following a positive COVID-19 test, contact with a confirmed case or international travel)

or have any of the following symptoms:

  • A high temperature/fever;
  • A new continuous cough;
  • Loss or change to your sense of smell and/or taste.

All attendees at a training session will be registered for Test & Trace purposes.

It is clearly not possible to have an unlimited number of athletes at the track, however there can be multiple groups at the track at any one time viz:

  1. One middle distance and one sprints/hurdles;

OR

  1. Two Sprints/hurdle groups;
  2. In addition to either 1 or 2, a throws group, a long jump and a high jump group at each session

It seems unlikely that the maximum number of distance runners can exceed 35 whilst still complying with the rules. It is the responsibility of the coaches and or group leaders to determine the safe number within this limit as it is likely to be dependent on the type of session. It will be a challenge for the coaches to determine how to accommodate adults and children on the track at the same time.

The track booking system will operate as before whereby members check the track calendar on the club website (www.paddockwoodac.co.uk/calendar/category/track-bookings/ ) and, having chosen a desired 1 hour time slot, email Mike Ridger (mike.ridger@outlook.com) before 5pm of the day before with the names of the attendees. to confirm the booking. He will confirm that the session is available or, if not, suggest alternatives. On a user’s first booking he will be required to complete the EA Covid-19 Risk Assessment.

We have now been able to arrange with Mascalls school that we can use the front section of the school to park for our Tuesday & Thursday training sessions, this is the area just inside the main entrance gates. Please park considerately to ensure that we can fit all members in that need this space. There will be no toilet facilities available at Mascalls School or at Putlands and the gates to Putlands car park will be shut. It may still be advisable to walk to the track if you live in Paddock Wood. All members should still meet at the track, unless advised otherwise by coaches.

For full details of the EA guidance see https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/category/coronavirus-updates/

URGENT – Tuesday & Thursday Track Access

Please be aware that hammer and discus throwing sessions are being coached every Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 5:00pm and 6:00pm.

For Health and Safety reasons the track cannot be used whilst throwing is taking place.

All member are asked to be aware of this restriction and that entry to the track is forbidden during these times. This restriction will be lifted when the works to the Throws Cage has been completed.

Romney Marsh 10K – 13th December 2020

Full results are available at: https://www.nice-work.org.uk/races/the-romney-marsh-10k/2020

Pos
Chip Time
Name
Age Group
Age-Grade (WMA 2015)
Standard
Comment
14
00:36:45
James Ridger
M40
76.01
Gold 3
3rd M40
19
00:37:22
Steve Chivers
M40
75.33
Gold 3
26
00:37:51
Ian Sutherland
M45
76.79
Gold 3
2nd M45
31
00:38:36
Michael Gibbs
M
69.86
Gold 1
34
00:39:19
Daniel Grimwood
M40
72.74
Gold 2
47
00:41:48
David Sampson
M60
78.47
Gold 3
1st M60
114
00:49:45
Duncan Riordan
M60
67.17
Gold 1
161
00:56:43
Eleanor Parks
F35
54.04
Silver 1

Marden 10k – 6th December 2020

Full results are available at: results.netiming.co.uk/results.aspx?CId=20008&RId=242&EId=1

Pos
Chip Time
Name
Age Group
Age-Grade (WMA 2015)
Standard
Comment
2
00:38:30
Michael Gibbs
M
70.04
Gold 2
2nd male and 1st senior male
3
00:38:32
Ian Sutherland
M40
75.43
Gold 3
2nd M40
19
00:44:32
John Tolhurst
M60
77.96
Gold 3
1st M60
27
00:46:58
Kim Stanley
M60
71.82
Gold 2
2nd M60
40
00:49:38
Duncan Riordan
M60
67.33
Gold 1
79
00:59:25
Eleanor Parks
F35
51.78
Silver 1
93
01:03:17
Elspeth Denyer
F
47.93
Bronze 3
94
01:03:24
Kelly Large
F35
50.71
Silver 3

Alternative Runs (2) – Distance Runners

As you re all doubtless aware we are now restricted to meeting one other person from another household for a run. The club will keep us updated as and when this rule changes.

Whilst this restriction remains in place why not contact another club member for a run during this latest lockdown phase, they may appreciate the invitation.

John Tolhurst

PWAC Road Running Rep.