COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) CLUB STATEMENT

Since the risk level in the UK has lowered and given the recent news of local outbreaks occurring in the UK and parts of Europe we felt it was important for the welfare of our members and families to be open and support each other. It is Important that our families and members take the spread of the virus seriously and we do all we can to prevent it spreading further and putting others at risk. With regards to club activities, we see no reason to expand the current group maximum of six for any club sessions at the moment. BRR is a relatively small club and even before covid19 groups of more than six other than Tuesdays sessions were rare and taking into consideration the way the individual groups generally split up, we believe the group of six or less is much easier to manage in keeping us safe.We believe we have enough leaders to manage this safely. So if you are in need of run and are not already in a group please make yourself known and we will do our best to accommodate you.If any arranged group gets a cancellation/drop out please advertise this on the BRR Facebook page. We strongly advise you all to follow general guidance and that you do not come to sessions if you have any flu or virus symptoms as detailed in the link above. Leaders will need to keep a record of who they take out in case we have to supply information to the authorities for track and trace purposes.Additionally should a runner get hurt whilst running or training and require medical attention it is important that we retain our social distancing and reduce the risk of any possible infection therefore if one person of the group can look after, maintain or treat the injured individual that’s what we must do. If the individual requires hospital, MIU, ambulance or any such actions we must follow any instructions given by the medical people.Please also avoid personal contact and keep to the recommended distances. Please remember that Covid19 is an airborne virus and to refrain from spitting, sneezing, blowing nose etc.On the rare occasions that we use an indoor facility please be aware and follow any guidance issued by any of the facilities we use.It’s a lot to take in but don’t worry. Be safe. Be careful. Look after yourselves and each other.Please check the following pages for the latest updates:English Athletics guidance: https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/guidance-update-for-restricted-return-to-activity-for-coaches-leaders-athletes-runners-and-facilities-step-3/Current country statushttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Fran Vosper – Chairman

TRAINING 

Club training is typically a technical hill, speed session on a Tuesday, a steady 3-5-8 mile club run on a Thursday depending on what folks want to do, and Sunday mornings for the longer distance training.  Keep your eyes on the events calendar for any changes to plans.

Tuesday, 7 pm – we usually meet in Morrisons Car Park, Bodmin. 

Thursday – 7 pm – we usually meet in Morrisons Car Park, Bodmin.

Sunday – 8:30 am, location TBC. 

Please check the current training rota (because we often meet elsewhere)  and the club facebook pages for any last minute changes.

TRAINING ROTA

March 2020 Training Rota:Training Rota March20 (1)

Feb 2020 Training Rota: TrainingFEB20

January 2020 Training Rota: TrainingJan20 

December 2019 Training Rota : Training Rota Dec19

November 2019 Training Rota: Training Rota Nov19

October 2019 Training Rota: Training_Rota_Oct19 (1)

September 2019 training rota Leaders and Training Rota Sept 19

 

COACHING 

Part of belonging to a club is to have access to help and encouragement in order to improve your running ability. This may come from other members, the Run Leaders or from me, your coach.

The primary role for a coach is to train members for peak performance, of whatever abilty. This comes from helping club members learn and practice the skills of running. This may include general advice on running fitness; managing form; mental toughness, injury prevention and management. It may be done as part of a group or, specifically for an individual.

There are many and varying needs within the club group. You may be a beginner and need advice on how to start a running programme, or an established athlete who is training for a specific event. Many people are between the two and want overall guidance for their running.

Whatever your needs, a discussion about what you want to achieve is important. It is often the case that runners just run without much thought of goals. The coaches’ role is to help with these goals – remember:

PLAN – DO – REVIEW

Knowledge of how your body works is an essential part of being an athlete. This doesn’t need to be highly technical (although it could be if that’s what is wanted). Rather, the principles in running of energy systems, physiology, psychology, diet and nutrition can help you perform better. Coaching includes this. The compiling of training programmes is included too. Incorporated in the role of the coach are athlete welfare, safe practice and helping members to overcome particular difficulties. This can be confidential if necessary.

Most introductions to running recommend you keep a training diary, one of the easier ways of doing this is by recording your runs via a GPS watch or even on your phone, have a chat with other club members for recommendations, Garmin seems very popular.

Finally, the mentoring and development of Run Leaders and prospective coaches is an important part of the growth of the club and the coach will play a part in this.

Part of your membership fee is to pay for coaching help and advice. Please use Ian as much as you can. Its what he is there for. Catch him on a training session or use the contact details below.

Happy running.

Ian Ringer  |  BRR Coach  |  coach@bodminroadrunners.com