Windmilers’ participant session rules (29th March 2021)

England Athletics advises that people should continue to train and exercise in socially distanced groups. We recommend that members who run in their own informal groups apply the club's participant session rules. These club rules are intended to protect the safety of participants and the general public, and to preserve a positive reputation for the running community and the Wimbledon Windmilers club.


Covid-19 symptoms

Do not attend a session if. within the last 10 days, you have (1) experienced symptoms of Covid-19, (2) tested positive for Covid-19, (3) been living with someone who has recently tested positive, or (4) been required to quarantine for any other reason.



Participants must observe hygiene standards as specified by the government. Wash your hands and/or carry hand sanitiser.


Social distancing

Practise social distancing, in line with Government guidelines, throughout the session. To maintain a good public perception of the running community and the club, it is recommended that social distancing is maintained regardless of whether participants are from the same household or in the same social bubble.


Maximum group size

Club sessions operate within government and sporting body guidelines on group size. Participants join a group on the understanding that additional people who approach the group during the session will be informed by a member of the group that the group cannot take additional runners. Un-coached groups must take on this responsibility as individuals, splitting into separate groups on different routes as needed. Groups should not congregate with other groups, even temporarily.


Defensive participation

Participants are recommended to adopt an attitude of 'defensive running/cycling/swimming', which means we give way to other people and treat our session objectives as a second priority when needed. When encountering others, groups of runners should be ready to stop and move aside.


29th March 2021, Anne Davies, Covid-19 Coordinator, Wimbledon Windmilers