Covid-19 Information for Events 2021
We have put together this list of the key changes that you will see at our events in 2021 to ensure
that they are held in a Covid safe manner.
The safety of entrants, the event crew and the communities where we hold our events is of
paramount importance and we will make any changes as necessary to ensure that we are minimising
risk at all times.
- All events must be pre-entered. There will be no entries on the day.
- All entrants must complete a health questionnaire and send it to the event director. This questionnaire can only be completed in the 48 hours before the event.
- All entrants will provide contact data which we will share with the government’s track and trace scheme if required. This contact data will be kept for 21 days after the event, as required and then destroyed.
- No one should attend the event if they feel unwell or are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19. No one should attend the event if they have been advised to self-isolate for a period of time including the date of the event.
- If you live in a Tier 3 area you will not be able to take part in our event and should not travel to the event venue.
- All race briefing notes will be sent out via email prior to the event. You will be notified of any last-minute changes by text message. There will be no race briefing on the day so please email any queries (no matter how daft they seem) to the race director before the event.
- All entrants will be pre-allocated an arrival on site time and a start time. The arrival on site time will be sufficient time for you to register and put your kit into transition before you then start the race. You must not move or touch another competitor’s kit. If you arrive before this time you will be asked to wait in your car.
- You must maintain social distancing in the registration hall and wear a mask. There will be 2m markers on the floor should you have to queue. You should stay 2m away from the registration desk. The registration team will place your race pack on a table, once they have moved back from the table, you need to collect your race pack and exit the hall following the one-way system.
- The events will be run on a time trial basis, i.e. your timing chip will be activated as you cross the start mat and will stop timing you as you cross the finish mat. You will be set off in small groups (group size will depend on space available at each event) at no less than one minute apart.
- Results will not be available until everyone has finished the event. Please do not stay in the finish area once you have completed the race.
- There will be no baggage drop area.
- Toilet facilities will be available but social distancing must be maintained at all times.
- We are unable to allow spectators to be at the start / finish areas.
- There will be water stations at the finish of each event, however our volunteers are unable to hand water to you, you will need to collect it yourself. We would encourage you to carry a water bottle with you while you are out on the course.
- You will be issued with a timing chip at registration. For all events except the 10k run this should be attached to your left ankle and you will need to remove it and place it in the bucket provided at the finish area. The 10k run has disposable timing chips which attach to your shoe laces.
- Prizes will be sent out in the post once all of the results have been processed.
These measures will obviously change the events especially the sociable aspect that we are all used to and enjoy. However, it is only by putting these measures in place that we will be able to put events on safely. We will of course also do everything that we can to make sure that you all have a great race and an enjoyable day!