The safety and wellbeing of the BPRC community is our highest priority and we continue to monitor the changeable situation; adopting the advice from England Athletics amongst others, to ensure the welfare of our members, staff and public.
The first event after lockdown was on the 15th of August; from that and those that followed we have made small changes to the proceedings.
We now hope that things can settle down and participants become accustomed to the adopted plan.
Therefore, we are hopeful that the Saturday events over all distances can continue for the foreseeable future.
However, for all participants that wish to register, there is a need to read the following instructions, under:
Long winded way forward
How will the C25K restart?
Covid Code of Conduct
Have patience and digest the following.
The attendance at the C25K has varied over the initial events, and, as the registrations increase week-on-week, the club continues to move forward, adopting new strategy as things evolve.
Following the lifting of the government’s restrictions we have adhered to their guidance and that of English Athletics on conducting outdoor events.
- A risk assessment
- Permission from our insurer
- Permission from the council
All which enables a safe, as possible, event.
The long-winded way forward
One of the many decisions we have made to aid safety is to provide every participant with RFiD-wristband.
As many will know the club isn’t awash with funds and hasn’t, in the past, asked for no more than the amount to cover annual insurance cost.
Bearing that in mind the previous attendance cost worked out at < 6p a week per person.
As the club set up the new procedures, it became obvious that it had nowhere near enough funds to purchase the number of RFiD required to supply all the current membership, and could have folded or had to restrict its activities if it could not meet the desired requirements.
The RFiD cost £8 each, and:
• all adults that have registered to-date have been willing to pay for theirs at an asking price of £8 for life
• every child under 16 will be given one for free (in some cases their parents have made a donation on their behalf)
It is anticipated that the majority of new registrations, who haven't previously donated towards RFiD, will cover the cost of this purchase.
Hopefully, the earlier crowd-funding appeal and subsequent donations, combined with the purchase of individual RFiD will ensure we are solvent and able to pay our way.
If anyone leaves the club, or after a year of none-participation, they will be asked to return the item and reimbursement of £5 of the initial purchase price will be made.
The need for this personal issue should seem fairly simple - the prevention of passing on any germs via numerous people handling the wristbands - on the day and week-on-week basis.
Therefore, as participants return to their first event, they will be issued with RFiD, the identity number of which will be logged along with the owner’s bib number, at the same time as updating their contact details.
We will no longer need to collect any information from participants at the start or finish; only any changes in the distance covered or in case of failure to finish.