Latest lockdown restrictions

5th November 2020

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), we have revised the current guidance for athletics and running. Despite us lobbying DCMS for certain exemptions, this new guidance will apply from Thursday 5 November 2020 until Wednesday 2 December 2020.

From this Thursday [5 November 2020], the UK Government is requiring everyone in England to stay at home, except for specific purposes, and not gather with other people who do not live in the same household, again except for specific purposes. As a result, the impact on athletics and running will include suspension of the following (we may update this guidance as and when more information from DCMS becomes available, for example, in relation to U18s / disability provision):


What can take place?


The UK Government have confirmed that you can exercise with people from your own household OR with one other person.

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 (Please note: We are seeking clarity on 1:1 coaching with U18s and disability athletes/runners)
  • Virtual training sessions can be delivered by qualified coaches

To all our members, athletes and associates: until further notice, as indicated above, we revert to 1:1 sessions (with parent also in attendance as per safeguarding guidelines) and virtual training sessions as guided by your lead coach. This will remain in place for the duration as outlined by the UK Government & England Athletics.

Please be advised our COVID-19 co-ordinator and Safeguarding e-mail contact points are as follows:


Steve Chalmers, Chair, 5th November 2020

We're a small, friendly club situated in pleasant, semi-rural surroundings in Hurst Green, Oxted, Surrey. We have a floodlit athletics track, enabling us to train throughout the year, a clubhouse and an enthusiastic team of coaches. We cater for adults and juniors, and compete in all track and field disciplines as well as middle and long distance running, especially cross-country. The club is affiliated to England Athletics. All members are expected to compete for the club. The minimum age for membership is 8.

TRAINING SESSIONS
(ALL scheduled sessions below suspended due to COVID-19)

Sessions

Juniors, middle distanceTuesdays and Thursdays

Sprint (all age groups) Sessions

Over 18 all abilities groupWednesdays, 7.00pm to 8.00pm.

High jumpFridays, indoors at the David Weir Leisure Centre, Carshalton. Please contact Nigel if you are interested, by email or on his mobile (07710 404122). We meet in the club car park at 5pm and travel to Carshalton (short spikes to be worn), returning at 8pm.

Athletics 365 is a new England Athletics initiative that we are aiming at our Under 11s. Click here to go to our dedicated page.

 

MEET OUR COACHES

Our qualified, CRB-checked coaches, pictured above, aim to help athletes of all abilities to enjoy their athletics and achieve their sporting goals. Click on the image to find out more about them.

INTERESTED IN JOINING?

If you or your children are interested in joining the club please email us. In the case of children please let us know their name, age, school year and gender. We will arrange for you and/or your child to come to one of our regular induction sessions at our Mill Lane track, when you'll be able to talk to our coaches and find out more about what the club has to offer. Membership forms are in the downloads section of this website.

FUTURE IMPROVEMENTS

The track and associated facilities are undergoing a major programme of improvement. We are grateful to the London Marathon Charitable Trust, Tandridge District Council and other donors for their financial support.

London Marathon Charitable Trust logo

TITSEY TRAIL 10K

After another sell out year in 2018 the Titsey Trail 10K returns on Sunday 6 October 2019. Organised jointly by Holland Sports AC and Oxted Runners the undulating off-road course takes runners through the beautiful scenic countryside and glorious woodlands of the ancient Titsey Estate on Limpsfield Chart. It is open to runners of all abilities, from experienced athletes to those new to running. In addition to the usual prizes every finisher receives a medal. For more info and how to enter click here. To see this year's course route, click here

HOW TO FIND US

The clubhouse and track (flood-lit in the evening) are located in Mill Lane, Hurst Green, Oxted. Click here for a map and here for an aerial photograph.