Some minor changes to the event will be required to ensure you the runners, our staff and volunteers but also importantly the local residents feel that the event is safe for everyone during a time when infection rates remain high here in England. See full protocols below.
PRE RACE PROTOCOLS
If any runner, volunteer or staff member has had any symptoms related to COVID-19 in the 10 days prior to race day then they must not attend the event.
All runners and volunteers should make provision to test themselves at home the day before the event and the day afterwards. Free home test kits are available via the NHS from this link.
All Staff will test for Covid immediately before and after each event.
RACE REGISTRATION PROTOCOLS
There will be no ‘in person’ Race Briefing, The briefing will be recorded via video and the link shared 72 hours prior to the start.
Start: There will be a 30 minute starting window. Runners can start at any time between 0830 and 0900. Can we ask the faster runners to aim to start earlier in the window please, to create the greatest spread down the course.
IN RACE PROTOCOLS
Masks/ PPE: Masks are not mandatory but we ask you to please have one available and to use it in the indoor locations as far as possible, for the safety of everyone concerned.
Cut offs: Are as per normal - but are not fixed times due to the rolling start. Runners must stay within the relative cut offs for each check point.
General Public/ Other trail users: As always, runners should give way to other trail users and be especially courteous when passing walkers, bikers and riders. To make sure to maintain social distancing when passing any other user and particularly through pinch points on narrow trail or through gates and stiles to stand well back where appropriate and allow others to pass safely and at distance.
POST RACE PROTOCOLS
Any runner or volunteer must contact us if they show any Covid-19 symptoms within 7 days of the race.
If there is any reported transmission or risk of transmission post race then all parties with any possible risk will be contacted.