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ContiThunderRun 24Hr

23-25 July 2021

Covid-19 Mitigation Planning

 

ContiThunderRun is still on – 23-25th July 2021

Just because all legal limits on gatherings and social contact have been lifted it doesn't mean that Covid-19 has gone away.

We feel that we all have a social responsibility to do our bit in keeping everyone safe and comfortable. As such we are taking a number of simple but effective steps to maximise any risk at the event. We ask that everyone on site also acts sensibly and considerately to others. You will find more information in our ContiThunderRun Event Information Guide, but added precautions include:  

  • All adults attending will still be asked to take a rapid flow Coronavirus test within 72hours of arriving at the site.  These are available to order free of charge from https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests 

  • Anyone displaying symptoms of Covid-19 should not travel or attend the event.
  • Everyone attending must register their details and those that they are arriving with through our parking registration site (a link for this will be published in early July).
  • Hand santiser will be made available at key touch points.
  • There will be an increased cleaning schedule for on site facilities such as the toilets & showers.
  • The race briefing will be conducted via pre-recorded video or Facebook live through our Facebook page so there is no requirement for everyone to gather in person.
  • The number of people permitted in the registration tent at one time will be limited.  One representative of the team will be permitted to sign in for the whole team and collect their numbers, timing chips & shirts, so the number of people that need to visit registration is greatly reduced.
  • More space will be allocated for the start of the race to allow runners to keep more distance between each other.
  • The changeover area will be extended to allow people to keep more distance between one another. For the first few laps, only the next runner due out on course will be allowed in the handover area.  No team helpers/non-runners will be allowed in the changeover area during the busiest times.
  • We may require people to wear face coverings in certain areas (unless medically exempt), if deemed necessary.  Instructions on this will be issued in the final event information and site signage will be used to inform everyone of this. 
  • Respect others if they wish to maintain extra distance & feel more comfortable wearing a mask around the site even if this is not a requirement.
  • We have always politely asked people not to peg out ‘recreational areas’ in the campsites.  We must firmly reiterate this.  The space in the campsites is required for camping pitches only. You are still welcome to reserve space for the rest of your team but plan ahead, work out what space you actually require and do not take more than you need.  Room for tents and somewhere to sit is absolutely fine. Having enough empty space in your camp area for your own private football pitch or tennis court is not considerate to others on site.

The government is set to make a review w/c 28th June 2021 about whether we can move into Step 4 any sooner, but the expected date for the final move to Step 4 is on 19th July 2021.  Event information and car parking registration details will be released in early July after we hear what is said in this review.

In the event of us not being released into Step 4 by the event date, ContiThunderRun is still permitted to go ahead under Step 3, albeit with some additional limits, restrictions and measures in place.  If this does happen, we will issue a statement and update all team captains/solo runners by email confirming all changes and any additional procedures.

Click here to download your copy of our ContiThunderRun Event Information Guide

New entries

If you haven't yet entered and want to join the party, places are still available at www.tr24.org.

Lizzie's Story

Lizzie Tovey

Lizzie Tovey

The best thing about Conti Thunder Run is our community of runners.  Over the years we have had the honour of meeting and getting to know some truly wonderful and inspirational people, none more so than Lizzie Tovey.

As a visually impaired runner, Lizzie already had to overcome more obstacles than most of us.  After only taking up running in 2018, she was soon covering big distances and completed the London Marathon with her guide runner, raising money to fund a guide dog.  Her enthusiasm and passion for running kept on developing and she was set to run Thunder Run in 2020 as a solo competitor. 

Then at the start of the year life put another hurdle in her way when Lizzie was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer.  But you can’t keep a good girl down and Lizzie kept on running, focusing on being fit and well enough to take part in Thunder Run.  Even when we had to postpone the event Lizzie wasn’t deterred and switched her focus to the VR24 virtual challenge.  Her updates in the VR24 group inevitably lifted the spirits of everyone involved in that challenge, not to mention raising a smile with her seemingly endless wardrobe of fancy dress costumes!  No matter how tough things were, Lizzie always had the most upbeat outlook, and her infectious positivity made her a much loved part of the TR24 family.

Sadly, Lizzie lost her battle with cancer at the end of 2020 but some of her closest friends are determined to keep her memory alive by putting on their ‘positive pants’ and taking on a number of charity fundraising challenges to raise bucket loads of money in her name.  Lizzie’s close friend Sonia has set up a Just Giving page and a Facebook page for people to share updates on the fundraising challenges

 

Sonia explains why Lizzie was such an inspirational friend:

“It was the running that kept her alive.  It gave her focus, a goal, a determination to strive to accomplish so many things!! She phoned me from the hospital distraught, not because they told her that the chemo hadn’t worked, and her tumours were bigger, and it had spread. She sobbed because they told her that she had to stop running and walking.  I sadly watched her flame blow out afterwards. The fact that she couldn’t do what she loved doing broke her heart. In my opinion the running kept her alive!! I loved running with her.  We would have so much fun. I miss her so much. I hope she is up there running free and has the wind in her hair!! I have never met anyone as beautiful inside and out as she was a huge inspiration - we should all be a bit more Lizzie!! There are lots of events being planned to make sure her legacy lives on!! She may be gone but she’ll never be forgotten xxxxx”


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