YKH Club Newsletter – Social runs to re-open from 10 September 

The social run leaders had a good meeting this week and have agreed a plan to re-open social runs from 10 September, after the holiday season.

We will begin with one social run session each week, on a Thursday. As with the track, runners will be limited and places will be booked via our booking system.

Details will follow as we approach 10 September. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email ykhchairman@yahoo.com.

Alistair McQueen
YKH Club Chairman

Track sessions waiting list feature
Next weeks’s track session is full, so we’ve added a waiting list to this and future weeks. If you’re on it and someone drops out, you’ll be automatically placed in the session.

To add yourself to it, go through as if you’re booking onto the session but click ‘Add to waiting list’ instead. Enter your details as usual, and when you’re added, you should get an email confirmation. You’ll also get an email update if someone drops out and you get a place in the session.

This counts as your one booking, so it’s up to you whether you’d rather book into a future session or see if someone drops out of the full one.

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.

Given the limited capacity, the track will need to be limited to our first claim members only.

And, unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate under-18 runners at this time. The additional requirements for under-18 runners would further restrict our already limited capacity.

Booking system instructions 
You can book onto a track session here.

To cancel your place:

  • Log onto the SuperSaaS system.
  • Click on the track session you wish to cancel.
  • Find your reservation in the list – you’ll know it as it’ll have a paper and pen icon next to it.
  • Click on that icon.
  • Click on the blue button that says ‘Delete Booking’.
  • You’ll now be able to book onto another session.

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

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. You’ll receive an email confirmation of your booking- we’ve updated this from last week. If you don’t get an email confirmation, you probably haven’t booked on.

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

Booking will close at 3:30pm on the day of the track session. This is so we can share the list of attendees with the club coaches (we’ve pushed this later than in the first week in case people need to make a late cancellation).

If you have any questions about the booking system or how to book onto a session, please email clubsecretary@yorkknavesmireharriers.co.uk.

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 only attend training sessions if you have secured a booking. Coaches will have the full list of bookings prior to the session.

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 ykhchairman@yahoo.com.

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.

New EA guidelines
England Athletics have updated their guidance for running clubs, which you can find here.

Here’s a summary of the changes:

  • Clubs, groups and coaching/leading activity can now take place in unlimited numbers if it is within a Covid-19 secure environment, otherwise the limit of groups of six (including a coach or leader) remains. Each coach is able to train 12 people at one time so in a club/running group setting, multiple coaching/training groups can be run if the requisite number of coaches/leaders are present.
  • Different rules apply for those working with young people under 18. Please read and implement the government guidance.
  • Informal activity or that outside the Covid secure environment must still be within two household units or groups of no more than 6.
  • Social distancing and hygiene is still to be maintained and is key within a training involvement.
Local 10k routes
If you are looking for some new local running routes, below we share details of a number of the 10k routes that our club follows on our Monday and Thursday night social runs. In the spirit of official guidelines, please avoid driving to these routes, and don’t congregate with other members. We hope these are of use. (Thanks to Rachel for suggesting we share these, and to Alan for creating the routes on Strava.)

Acaster Lane: strava.com/routes/21783306
Acaster Malbis: strava.com/routes/21783347
Bishopthorpe & Skeldergate: strava.com/routes/21783369
Blue Bridge: strava.com/routes/22773501
Clifton: strava.com/routes/21783455
Clifton Ings: strava.com/routes/21783520
Coney Street: strava.app.link/1lQLowmqv7
Copmanthorpe & Askham Bryan: strava.com/routes/21786177
Energise: strava.com/routes/21786208
Front Street: strava.com/routes/21786229
Germany Beck: strava.com/routes/21786254
Heslington: strava.com/routes/21786346
Hills (Acomb): strava.com/routes/21787082
Hills (town): strava.com/routes/21787114
Hob Moor: strava.com/routes/21787134
Holgate Windmill: strava.com/routes/21787182
Poppleton: strava.com/routes/21787220
River run: strava.com/routes/21787285
Rowntree Park & Hob Moor: strava.com/routes/21787343
Scarcroft Road: strava.com/routes/21787494
Two Askhams: strava.com/routes/21787522
Two Bridges: strava.com/routes/21787540
Walmgate Stray: strava.com/routes/21787560
Yearsley: strava.com/routes/21787710

Want to volunteer in the local community?
If you are keen and able to volunteer in the local community, City of York Council have created a simple website to add your name to the list of more than 2,000 local volunteers. See here.

Can we help?
YKH is a great club, with a family of nearly 500 members. If any members could benefit from voluntary help from the club – perhaps collecting food or prescriptions – please let us know and we’ll do our best to help. Just email ykhchairman@yahoo.com.

YKH Investment Fund
A reminder that our investment fund is open to new ideas on how to allocate the club’s funds. This attachment has full details.
If you have any feedback that you would like to share with us, please reply to this email or send a message to clubsecretary@yorkknavesmireharriers.co.uk. We would love to hear of anything that you would like us to include in future newsletters.

Club Ethos: The Club is based upon the values of equality, personal responsibility, democratic cooperation, self and mutual help, respect for others and friendship.

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