We’ve pulled together the most commonly asked questions, but if
there’s something not covered simply reach out. Please also see our latest update on COVID-19.

COVID-19 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We are working on having our programs going ahead for our next term. This will be on a group basis on no more than 10 people and following social distancing regulations.

Terms and Conditions for our August 2020 Term.

We do not offer refunds on our programs. If programs do not go ahead due to COVID-19 requirements for our August term, you will be offered to move to an online program OR move to our next term commencing.

What protective measures are you putting in place for your running groups?

1.     Wash your hands before each run
The simplest, most practical advice to stop the spread of COVID-19 is to be vigilant about washing our hands {for at least 20 seconds} with soap. And where soap is not available to use hand sanitiser

2.     Keep the 1.5-metre rule when we run
The latest advice is to keep 1.5 metre social distancing at all time. Our Run Leaders will help you with this.
Your Run Leader will likely take a picture of your group running like this, let them know if you prefer not to be in it.

3.     No contact – Virtual high fives only
Cheer each other on in the Facebook Group, and during your run but no more celebratory high fives.

4.     Don’t turn up if you feel unwell
This is essential. If you have any cold symptoms {such as fever, runny nose, sore throats} please don’t attend your group.

Let your Run Leader know and please follow the follow the NSW department of health guidelines which can be found here: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx?fbclid=IwAR1X_FqOXFsz7IL5CHAiO0X7kHtw3qcjxAnxoGfPLerY1y9Qxo-lf6wsFZw

How do I know that my Run Leader is adequately equipped to deal with the current COVID-19 situation?

We are keeping on top of all the advice coming from the government and NSW health. I am personally making sure that our Run Leaders are informed of the latest developments and processes to ensure your safety, as well as their own.

What will happen if there is a lockdown?

In the case that this happens in Australia, all our programs will stop and we will re-offer them to you first at our next possible term. You will not lose out.

Does this increase my chances of getting sick?

No. The measures we have put in place are to ensure the safety of both our members and our Run Leaders (this is their job too).
If anything, this is going to boost your immunity as well as getting fit and moving.
You will likely sleep better, eat better and generally feel better. If you have any questions about the specific measures we are taking, please feel free to contact me and I’d be happy to talk you through them.

My kids are at home and I am their only carer!

Our children are still in school, however should that change, you can still run! The time you spend running will give you the necessary mental health break to help you be fully present and engaged, especially if you are looking after them 24/7. Get them out with you on your homework runs too so you all get to work out.

Talk to your run leader as they have experience to help you structure and plan your runs so they can work with your life.

 Can I afford this?

We understand that with the current situation that some of you may have concerned with the security of your jobs and you may be reviewing your family budget with a greater level of scrutiny than ever before. If this is a concern for you, we can offer payment plans on a case by case basis should you need it.

 I have read that running has been banned in some places?

We are constantly being updated by NSW Athletics and Athletics Australia (our governing body) and currently there has been no request to close recreational run groups. If this should happen, we will act accordingly.

parkrun made the decision last week to close all parkruns until the end of March 2020 (Current information). This was a decision made worldwide for all events.

Thinking of signing up but not sure in the current environment?

We know the situation is changing on a daily basis and we are ensuring that we are covering all requirements made by the NSW Health Department and Athletics Australia.

We are proactively protecting the health and wellbeing of the women in our community and our Run Leaders

My Run Leaders will be receiving updates as soon as we receive them and we will ensure all information is shared within our community in a timely manner.

Where do we meet?

Barangaroo
Meet outside 400 Barangaroo Avenue

Bondi Beach
Meet outside the Pavillion on Bondi Beach

Camperdown
Meet at Camperdown Park

Centennial Park
Meet at Queens Park Shed, Darley Road

Concord
Meet outside 145 Peninsula Drive, Breakfast Point. Please do not knock on the door

Glebe
Meet in the car park on Chapman Road, Annandale. Use the entrance to the car park which is at the end of Johnston Street, Annandale

Iron Cove
Meet outside Le Montage in Lilyfield. All groups meet on the green to the left of Le Montage

Kellyville
Meet Caddies Creek Reserve, Millcroft Wat

Maroubra
Meet at Heffron Park, Bunnerong Road, Maroubra

Marrickville
Meet at the Tennis Courts at Marrickville Park

Nield Park
Meet at Nield Park Pavillion on Henley Marine Drive, Rodd Point

The Ponds
Meet outside the Community Hub in the Ponds.

Rozelle
Meet outside Drummoyne Swimming Pool, Henley Marine Drive

Ryde
Meet at the entrance to the car park Kissing Point Park / Wharf in Putney

What to bring?

Please DO NOT bring any bags/valuables with you

  • Bottle of Water for afterwards

  • Comfortable Clothing

  • Sunscreen and mosquito spray (if near water)

Ensure all car keys safe by wearing clothing with a zip pocket

No bag storage facility provided

Eating before the run?

Evening Class: 
We are all different so what works for one person might not for another, the longer you can leave between eating and exercising the better
As a guideline, a small snack (crackers, banana, nuts/dried fruit) between 30 mins to 2 hours before class will give you energy for the class. Ensure you are well pre-hydrated also by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.

Eating a dinner or too soon (for you) before class may give you a stitch and make you feel tired and bloated, and it’s not fun when your food talks to you during a run!

We will post more about nutrition and pre-/postrun tips throughout the program

Class Duration?

The run/walk sessions for Get Running last about 30 mins so all-in-all we are usually completely finished within 40-45 mins
The Stay Running sessions do run a bit longer and we might find the sessions increasing from 45-60 as the program proceeds

We do some surprise add-ons from time to time but will always advise you in advance if the class will go on longer than usual

What about the weather?

We run rain or shine. A light rain jacket can come in useful in the case of wet weather and also a hat or visor to keep the rain off.. You will warm up on a run (body temperature increases ~ 20%) so light layers are good. Please bring a towel for the car for after if it is raining.

Please ensure you wear sunscreen during periods of sunshine.

Nervous?

  • Feeling nervous? Remember, this is everyone’s first class

  • It is normal to be nervous, so please don’t worry about not being fit enough for the class

  • You will be able to go at your own pace throughout, and we hope you will enjoy it

More Questions?

If you have any further questions/queries, please feel free to email us info@boobsontherun.com.au or call 0467 527189 or click here to send an enquiry form