Social Run – Booking Required

April 19, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
Outside Hamilton Panthers
Knavesmire Road
Headtorch Required

We’re pleased to say that social runs will be restarting after Lockdown 2.0

As before, there’ll be three groups running at different paces. However, there are some important changed to note:

  • Sessions will start from the Hamilton Panthers clubhouse on Knavesmire Road. This is to help social distancing before the runs begin.
  • Groups are limited to 8 runners and 1 leader.
  • Please only attend if you have secured a booking. Coaches and run leaders will have the full list of bookings prior to the session.
  • The groups will be doing different routes so please book a session appropriate for your ability. There will be no chance to change groups.
  • You can only book 1 social run at a time. However, you are able to book onto a social run and a track session in the same week.
  • We have set up a waiting list for each group, so feel free to add yourself to it. You’ll be automatically placed if someone drops out.
  • It’s also worth noting that we could potentially add an extra group 2 if the demand is there. If the session fills up, please add yourself to the waiting list so we can see that we need another group!
  • Please note that there are no facilities at Hamilton Panthers.

Booking a social run or track session
We’re using the same system for social runs as for the track sessions.

You can book onto a social run here and you can book onto a track session here.

We’ve created a full set of instructions on how to book, which you can find here.

The booking will close at 3:30pm on the day of the session. 

The first time you access the booking system, you’ll need to create an account. Once you’ve logged in, you’ll see a list of available sessions. Choose the session you would like to attend from the list, and click on it to book on.

Please note that we require your full name and contact phone number to comply with the Track and Trace guidelines.

If you book onto a session and then cannot attend or wish to change it, please remove your booking and re-book. The instructions on how to do so can be found in the file linked above.

If you cannot attend a session but have a place, please cancel or let us know at even if it’s after the booking deadline. We have had a number of instances where people with a place have not attended but there have been people on the waiting list that could have used that booking. 

If you have any questions, please email

Attending sessions
Just a reminder to all please renew your membership if you would like to attend training sessions. As no training or racing has been in place we have not asked members to renew their membership. However, if you are planning to attend sessions we are now asking that membership fees are paid.

To renew your membership, please click here.

Newsletter recipient refresh
Every year, we refresh the newsletter mailing list based on the current club member list. This usually happens at the end of April, but as we haven’t asked for membership fees to be paid, we haven’t done it yet this year.

We are now coming up to the point where we need to do this refresh, and will be doing so at the end of September. If you wish to continue receiving the the newsletter and you haven’t renewed your membership, please do so by this date.

If you don’t wish to renew, but want to receive the newsletter, you can join as a social member (which is free).

Our six individual responsibilities
We all have a responsibility to play our part in the successful re-opening of the club.

Please avoid club training sessions if you are displaying any of the symptoms associated with Coronavirus – e.g. dry cough, fever or loss of small/taste.

Please maintain social distancing during training, with minimal congregating before and after, and maintain a distance of 2 metres between participants at all times.

Please carry your own equipment, e.g. water bottles, head torches, hand sanitiser. The club will not provide any equipment. No face masks are required while training.

And, please bear with us at this very unusual time. The Committee will continue to refine our club’s training procedures, based on feedback and experience.

If you have any questions or concerns about our resuming training sessions, please drop our Chairman a note at

Thanks to the members of the committee for volunteering their time to establish this new way of operating. And thanks to all Harriers for their continued support.

Let’s keep running, safely.

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