Club Details
East Cornwall Harriers is a very friendly club which welcomes runners of all abilities. The club has the following weekly sessions, which all go from Liskeard Sports and Social Club, Lux Park Sports Centre, Liskeard, unless otherwise stated.

Training Schedule
SAT
18 Jul
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Social Events/Races
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18 Jul
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Coronavirus – An update from the Chairman

11 June 2020
Written by: CHRIS ULLMAN

You will be aware that England Athletics (EA) advice since mid-March was that all face-to-face activity such as club training sessions, events, competitions, club committee and face-to-face meetings, athlete camps, running groups and social events should be suspended

This was what led to my message of 17th March which effectively brought a halt to all ECH activities.

As the government gradually amends its advice on how we are able to behave as the pandemic makes its grim progress, your thoughts you may well be turning towards running and in particular whether any club activities may resume.

Indeed EA revised their advice in line with government advice such that as of 1st June. This is the link to the full statement; https://d192th1lqal2xm.cloudfront.net/2020/06/EA-return-to-activity-guidance-athletes-and-runners-Step-2-1.pdf.

The key part as far as road running is concerned is that ‘training in a public space can take place on a one-to-five basis only (i.e. one coach and up to five athletes OR up to six athletes with no coach present)….. all must adhere to the latest social distancing guidance’.

Coaches and leaders have considered this and debated whether a return to some formalised training should be initiated along the lines described above.

While a few coaches or leaders have expressed a willingness to lead runs on the basis described, the majority view is that only a very few members would be likely to take advantage of any provision, and that the benefits would be outweighed by the difficulties and risks. Also, by needing to exercise social distancing the experience would not be particularly enjoyable.

Consequently, ECH will continue to monitor both government and EA advice and hope to be able to review this position as soon as possible, but there will still be no club activities or training for the time being.

However, do not despair! We are lucky that running is one of the things that we can still enjoy, albeit in a more solitary way. Continue to do so and we will be back.

Keep safe and best of luck

Rob

P.S. Just for the avoidance of doubt, all those who were paid up members in 2019-20 remain members, and will continue to be so. ECH as a whole is still a member of both England Athletics and the Association of Running Clubs.