Club Runs from the Seymour Centre are continuing. Sign up NOW!

We're delighted that our group club runs are back every Saturday morning and Wednesday evening. With the Covid-19 pandemic still ongoing, we are having to organise the runs differently, so everyone can participate safely, and you will need to register in advance.  Bookings are being taken two weeks in advance.  

All members are reminded that if they or a household member are unwell they are not to attend club activities and to follow Public Health and government guidance. If they have been involved in any club activities within 14 days before or after becoming unwell or receiving a positive test they must inform the club Covid Coordinator Liz Ayres 
Booking a place on the session confirms you are fit and not required to self isolate as per Government and Public Health guidance.

All club runs now start and finish at the Seymour centre. Please click here for instructions on what to do and where to meet your group once there.   

Sign up: You have to sign up in advance – no sign-up, no run. Please fill in these forms:

For Saturday morning runs click here before noon on Friday;
For Wednesday night runs click here before 9pm on Tuesday.

Groups: You will be placed into different run-groups of no more than six people. The grouping is based on pace and route. In the sign-up form you can also tell us your preferred run buddies and start time (within the ranges of start times as outlined below). Please also let us know if you could be a 'run group leader', who will make sure newcomers follow the routes and the pace is roughly what is advertised.

Routes: You have a choice of two routes – 2 parks and 3 parks. (Note: whilst restrictions are in place both routes start and finish on Shouldham St at the rear of the Seymour Centre, instead of Speakers Corner)

Pace: Pace groups currently on offer are 7:00/mile, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00 and a 'friendly pace' (slower than 9:00).

Start time: Each group will have a designated start time (likely to be in 5 or 10 min intervals) – you will be informed by email prior to the run. Please be on time when your group goes, as there is no guarantee of re-assigning of groups if you’re late:

Saturday morning: Your start time will be between 9am and 9:30am;

Wednesday night: Between 6:30pm to 7:15pm.

Bags: Bag drop is available at the Seymour Centre. For more details click here.

It is important that we adhere to England Athletics’ Guidance (see here) on these club runs. These are official club activities as outlined in our Covid-19 risk assessment, therefore please be aware of and abide by the related restrictions - we all have a part to play in making this safe and enjoyable. Also we would like to hear from you how the new ‘regime’ works and what we can do better – please feel free to email me.

Hope to see many of you (in a safe social distance!) in these runs!  We also look forward to welcoming those who have just joined us.

Happy Running,

Hans Ho (

Participation Representative 

Submitted: 1 October 2020