Following the announcements to lift lockdown restrictions, Wreake Runners have described how they are looking forward to being able to run together again as a club from April. “We have been working on our plans to ensure group running can come back safely and successfully,” said Chairman, Daniel Gadsby. “We know that some people may have concerns which we want to alleviate, but we are confident we can get our group nights going again within the current restrictions.”
Wreake Runners offer weekly club nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays from the Sports Pavillion in Syston as well as fortnightly track nights at Ratcliffe College. In addition to being a safe and secure area, the track is floodlit and a brilliant facility for speedwork and training sessions.
Members are encouraged to walk, run or cycle to the meeting point and no car-sharing unless with a member of your own bubble. Other rules are in place and it is recommended that all members bring their own hand sanitisers and wear face-masks when not running. Runners can make use of the space at Memorial Park and Ratcliffe College to form socially distanced groups for briefing sessions.
Group runs have been postponed since November and competitive racing has been on hold since March 2020. The Club is looking forward to 21st June, when full club nights and competitions can return to normal. Daniel concludes, “We all love social running but it’s great to be able to compete again, especially in the Leicestershire Road Running League.”
Sessions are only available to members at this time and the club welcome members of all abilities. So, what are you waiting for? There’s never been a better time to join Wreake Runners!