What group sessions are now available?
Fulham Pools re-opened at the end of July, with reduced opening hours, and no club swim lanes on Sunday. As such, we currently have swim lanes booked Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, with 2 sessions, running from 7-8pm, and 8-9pm.
Monday is currently for Lane 1/2 swimmers, Wednesday Lane 3, and Thursday for Lane 4/5. We have single lanes, each with a maximum of 6 swimmers. We don’t yet have our usual Sunday swim slot, but hope to return to this when we can.
Please book a swim slot to ensure we don’t exceed the lane capacity (see below).
Wednesday Track Running
We have introduced a new session this year – Winter track running at Wimbledon Athletics track, on Wednesdays at 7.30pm.
We have adapted these sessions so that training will take part in ‘pods’ of 1 coach to 8 athletes maintaining a 2m social distancing. Our capacity will be reviewed regularly and in line with government and BTF guidance.
Importantly, we will need to book a slot in advance to ensure we don’t exceed guidance of 1 coach : 8 athletes. See below for details.
As lockdown eased, we have re-introduced group rides on Saturday – again, we’ve adapted these sessions so we organise into our pods in advance (using the booking system). The maximum group size for these rides is 6 currently (BTF does allow groups of up to 8, but since we will always stop for coffee, this allows us to maintain the Rule of 6 when stopped). The rides all depart from Richmond Park, but depending on the number of groups, we will start from different locations in the park – please check the booking system for exact location and depart time for your group.
Please bear in mind the latest guidance from British Triathlon about safe riding:
- Athletes should consider the ‘aerosol effect’ in training. Aerobic activity such as cycling will cause a person to expel air and therefore droplets to a distance of up to 20 metres behind them.
- If you cannot maintain this, you should think about how safe it is to cycle with another person.
- Further advice is to keep cycle rides local, to a known route and let others know your route in case of emergencies. This will reduce the likelihood of needing the use of valuable emergency services.
We normally run in Richmond Park on Sundays, starting at 9am. Sunday run is not a ‘coached’ session, it’s more of a social activity with a run leader.
However, we have adapted the usual running in groups to ensure smaller group sizes, staggered run starts and appropriate social distancing.
Don’t forget we also have online core strength & conditioning (Tuesdays), streamed via the Facebook page. On Thursdays, 7.30pm, we have online turbo (indoor cycling) which is run via Zoom and also on Zwift. You don’t need Zwift to join, simply click on the Zoom link and the coach will run through the set. Look out for details on Facebook.