After careful consideration the Marple Runners Management group have discussed the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and made the difficult decision around the following forthcoming club activities.
Weekly Monday and Wednesday Club Runs will, for now continue. Although, in this rapidly changing environment anything can happen so please keep an eye out on social media. As with the advice everywhere, if you have symptoms described stay away. And if you feel that you are in higher risk group then please, carefully consider your attendance.
Pub 2 parkrun
We are going to postpone this until everything is back to normal. It is a bi-weekly, 9 week series of sessions and could be impacted by participants and leaders themselves contracting the virus or being unwilling to participate over that period of time and not being able to complete the programme. Everyone signed up will be deferred to the later date.
Time Trial Race on April 8th
We are going to cancel this.
AGM on March 30th
It is doubtful that this will take place. Whilst we only need 16 people to be there, there could be key people not able to make it through self-isolation for them, family members or vulnerable. In addition that we may not get a meaningful representation of the club. I will let everyone know nearer the time.
There is an EA Club run (date to be decided) planned but we will not do that.
Having said all that I am acutely aware that running and the social nature of our club is very important to us all from a physical and mental health aspect. I would encourage you to run together in small groups providing you are not ill and not vulnerable. I would ask that you arrange privately to do this and not use our Facebook group.
This is an extremely challenging situation for the whole world and the health and safety of everyone is our top priority. The next few months are going to be hard for us, but we can support each other and I look forward to the time when we can all get out there again.
I will also email this to all members.
If anyone has any questions then you can message me or email me at James@marplerunners.com.
Thank you all for you support on behalf of the Marple Runners Management Group.
Marple Runners Vice-Chair