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2 Mar
3:15pm, 2 Mar 2021
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CumbriAndy
Sorry - correction - I've just reread the parkrun statement and there is no explicit attempt at an argument for 'during Step 3'. Just a claim that they have determined that to be the appropriate time.

Point about choice of date during the Step 3/Step 4 phase remains.
jda
2 Mar
4:00pm, 2 Mar 2021
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jda
Based on Mancock's latest it seems that all this debate over start dates may be somewhat overtaken by events anyway, as I said a while back...

Though there is still plenty of time for it to swing the other way too - eg the emergence of a new vaccine-resistant variant, which seems largely theoretical at present....

I do look forward to the restart whenever it (safely and appropriately) occurs. I might even be at the first.
2 Mar
4:48pm, 2 Mar 2021
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larkim
I think TW basically said that from 29th March parkrun becomes allowable under the roadmap. I guess they are saying parkrun fits the definition of "formal organised outdoor sports" in the govts "Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, and open-air swimming pools, will also be allowed to reopen, and people will be able to take part in formally organised outdoor sports" from gov.uk

That also fits with EA's "formal organised outdoor athletics & running activity that is Covid-secure can take place for both children and adults" on englandathletics.org

So June 21st is a red herring in the parkrun HQ mindset.

I guess that's why it matters that parkrun HQ assert / believe / have approval for their framework being Covid-secure.

We could argue whether parkrun is "formal", but it is "organised ... running activity".
jda
2 Mar
4:51pm, 2 Mar 2021
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jda
Covid-secure has always been the issue, as it was back last year when they previously planned a restart.
2 Mar
4:55pm, 2 Mar 2021
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larkim
Yes and no - if they had chosen 22nd June as a start date, covid secure would be irrelevant, wouldn't it? Steps 1 - 3 in the EA guidance require Covid security; step 4 doesn't.
2 Mar
5:14pm, 2 Mar 2021
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BK brighter days ahead
To remain ‘Covid secure’ our regular Sunday event was advised that we had to have staggered starts, all participants completed health questionnaire and no places where participants would congregate closer than 2m from each other ( unless in a same household group ). I expect that once approval is given from the land owner we will resume under those conditions until all social distancing restrictions are lifted.
2 Mar
6:34pm, 2 Mar 2021
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larkim
It's that a junior parkrun BK? There are different ways to skin the covid secure cat, so whilst all of those measures are valid (and a few of them are exactly the sorts of measures that some are criticising parkrun for not including in their framework) there's nothing that says any one is mandatory. Though I suppose it's up to a landowner to put conditions on the use of their land.
2 Mar
6:44pm, 2 Mar 2021
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BK brighter days ahead
Larkim - it is a club event ( not PR connected although a PR event uses public paths and facilities managed by same land owner we use an area not open to the general public at time of our event ). Guidance given by EA, Run Together and the venue.

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A discussion of all things parkrun.

Here's a wiki giving brief reviews of parkruns up and down the land:

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