Latest England Athletics guidance
Following the UK Government’s new national COVID-19 restrictions and the publication of bespoke instructions from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), UK Athletics has revised the current guidance for athletics and running. This new guidance will apply from Thursday 5 November 2020 until Wednesday 2 December 2020.
For athletics and running this means;
- You can train with your household or one other person in a public outdoor space
- 1:1 coaching can take place in a public outdoor space following social distancing measures
- Virtual training sessions can be delivered by qualified coaches
- Virtual competitions will still take place, and a list of virtual road races can be found here England Athletics will continue to coordinate the Weekly 30
Lingfield Running Club has a friendly and sociable approach to running and currently has well over 250 members ranging in age from the late teens to 70+.
Our members’ running interests are very diverse and range from jogging for the sake of fitness to running distances ranging from fun runs through to marathons and beyond. We cater for a wide range of abilities – both hares and tortoises!
Our home base is the Victoria Sport & Social Club (VS&SC) which is centrally located in Lingfield’s High Street. You also become a member of the VS&SC when you join the Running Club.
Throughout the year we run as a club from VS&SC at 7 pm on both Tuesday and Thursday evenings and at 9 am and 10 am on Saturday mornings. Most of these runs are around the beautiful local countryside except for the winter evenings, when we stick to well-lit routes in the village and stay in groups as safety is paramount.
For our more competitive runners, we hold interval/ improvement sessions at Imberhorne Senior School, East Grinstead RH19 1QY at 6.45pm on Wednesday evenings. These are currently suspended (November 2020), in line with COVID guidelines, until December.
The club runs a number of informal handicap races for its members during the year and also organises the Lingfield 10s races (formerly known as the Dry Hill 10) in July, a large part of the proceeds of which are donated to a nominated charity.
The club has both Ladies’ and Mens’ Cross Country teams who take part in their respective Surrey Cross Country leagues and compete in four events over the winter season.
The club is also a very social group, with various events taking place throughout the year.
If you’re completely new to running, or an experienced runner wondering whether Lingfield Running Club is right for you, please come along to a number of our regular runs on a no obligation basis before making your mind up whether to join the club. We have many experienced runners in the club who are very willing to provide support and advice, whether your goal is just to get fitter, run a greater distance or smash that PB.
We publish a weekly newsletter with forthcoming events, results, reports and running-related articles. Contact the editor if you have anything you think would interest our members.