Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Manchester marathon – new date 10th October 2021 by Mark Riches


Manchester marathon – new date 10th October 2021

My earlier post refers

The organisers have now taken the decision to sadly postpone the Manchester marathon from April 2021 to Sunday 10th October 2021. The current COVID-19 situation does not yet appear to be stabilising, and therefore they do not feel confident that April would be the best time to stage the marathon

As you are aware Sunday 10th October 2021 is also the date for their sister event Manchester half marathon. We will therefore be looking to do a combined event as was our intention for October 2020

Monday, 17 August 2020

Training Sessions Under Covid19 Restrictions


Training Sessions Under Covid19 Restrictions


With government guidelines now allowing a return to group activities, Astley and Tyldesley Road Runners are beginning a return to training. We aim to provide the usual timetable of sessions/classes/groups but with restrictions on numbers and certain activities.


Numbers will be managed using a 3rd party booking app and links to this will be provided when available. This also enables us to gather contact information for the government track and trace initiative.


Sessions will be managed by the relevant coach or run leader to ensure they are 'Covid19 secure' and each run venue or route is also royal assessed to be Covid19 secure.


To enable this to happen and for training to continue in this manner, we need co-operation from members attending sessions.


You must not attend if you are unwell, especially if experiencing any Covid19 symptoms such as high temperature, persistent cough, loss of taste or sense of smell.


Please do not arrive at a session more than 5 minutes before the start time and please leave immediately after. Please, no congregating. If you do arrive early, then please stay in your car or away from the entrance until it is opened.


No visitors or spectators allowed to track sessions. This includes children.


Please always follow social distancing guidelines (currently 2m or 1m+)


At all times you must follow specific guidance from your coach/leader at each session.


Use hand sanitiser and wash hands where appropriate.


Only bring equipment (clothing, drinks bottles etc) you need and do not share equipment with anyone unless they are in your household group.


No spitting or nose blowing. You must use tissues or similar and follow good hygiene practices.


Avoid touching surfaces when training (i.e. gates and barriers) where possible.


If you are unable to attend a booked session, then please either cancel it on the app/website or with your leader/coach at the earliest opportunity. This allows other people a chance to take advantage of the space and potentially stops a phone call for the track and trace team.


If you have any concerns or questions, then please feel free to ask.


Thank you all for your patience, cooperation and understanding.


Gary Firth

(Covid19 Officer)

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Manchester marathon update – by Mark Riches
As you may be aware, the government is opening sports facilities and allowing outdoor events to take place shortly. However, despite this glimmer of positivity, after careful consideration the organisers have taken the decision to cancel the Manchester Marathon & Half Marathon on 11th October 2020. They feel that despite this positive step towards mass events returning, the event wouldn’t be the event that we all know and love
For information, they are planning for the Manchester Marathon to take place on 11th April 2021, and the Manchester Half Marathon to take place on 10th October 2021
 I will provide more information nearer the time