RunWithIan Service Update - effective 31 December 2020 Until Further Notice

Following changes to UK Government guidance re: CV-19 Tiering in Warwickshire, UK below is a summary of the changes effective from 00:01 London time Thursday, 31 December 2020:-


The RunWithIan New Year's Eve Half Marathon 2020 in Stratford-upon-Avon on 31 December 2020 will be postponed until a future date and at least six calendar weeks from the publication of this update. The new date will be by agreement of the majority of the participants.


All Outdoor RunWithIan Group Runs will be cancelled from Thursday, 31 December until further notice, this includes:

- Monday Night Natter

- Run The Clock Coventry & Leamington

- Stoneleigh Stomp

- Hatton Locks Trail Run

- 5 Villages, 10 Miles Trail Run

- 12 Bridges, 10 Mile Trail Run

- The Warwickshire Trail Run

- Head Torch Run

- Hills are our Friends

- Saturday and Sunday Morning Saunter


All Outdoor Group Classes will be cancelled from Thursday, 31 December until further notice; this includes the popular Strength Training for Runners Class which will be replaced with its sister options on Zoom called Online Strength Training for Runners 55 mins and the Bitesize version lasting 30 minutes.


Existing Couch to 5k Customers, 5 Minutes to 5 Miles and 5k to 10k customers will be unable to run / walk as a group each week at the scheduled time and the programmes you are participating in will be suspended until further notice. As soon as restrictions are eased or lifted your programme will recommence where it left-off.


New 'Couch to 5k', '5 Minutes to 5 Miles' and '5k to 10k' customers will be unable to run / walk as a group each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday on the weekly sessions as planned, and, all sessions will be postponed until further notice. As soon as restrictions are eased or lifted you will be offered an alternative start date and time for your programme.


RunWithIan Customers who had booked on the 42-mile 'A Coventry Way Guided Ultra' Challenge on 10 January 2021 will have their booking transferred with their agreement to 26 February, 19 March or 3 April 2021.


Customers who have booked on to the 'Not The Venice Guided Marathon' on Saturday, 30 January 2021 will have their booking transferred to Saturday, 20 February 2021 with their agreement.


Private RunWithIan Clients who reside in Warwickshire and who run or meet with me on a one-to-one basis remain unaffected provided we meet outdoors. Regrettably, I am unable to meet in your house or office space.


If you have booked a Coffee and a Walk with me on a one to one basis these continue as planned and remain unaffected.


Customers overseas and non-Warwickshire based Virtual Customers in the UK (outside of Warwickshire) USA, Canada, Holland, Brazil, Germany, Portugal and South Africa remain unaffected and all Online Services continue as normal.


Customers wanting In-person Private Services, e.g., Pacing or to experience Strength Training on a one-to-one basis or for me to accompany them and guide them on a run and who reside in Warwickshire are still able to book Services with me directly. Costs depend varying on the time required. Email me with your requests and thoughts please.


Customers wanting Online Services, e.g., running advice, training plan design and compilation, nutrition plan design and compilation or one to one coaching are still able to book Services with me directly or via the RunWithIan website.

The RunWithIan Shop remains open for merchandise sales. Long-sleeve, Hi-Viz running tops are still available for purchase and in-stock.


It will take me 24-36 hours to update the Booking Services & Calendar on the RunWithIan website and process each cancellation so please be patient with me.


To buy a bespoke training plan customised to your needs, book a run with me for one hour or a block of 4 runs click here: https://www.runwithian.com/plans-pricing

Existing online challenges remain unaffected.


The Virtual Thrive For 25 Challenge beginning 4 January 2021 remains unaffected but has been discounted to £10 per entrant to encourage participation and to promote our health and well-being in exacting times. if you complete the challenge, you still qualify for a medal and the chance to win £100 in the free prize draw*


Thanks all for your continued support, friendship and suggestions. It is truly appreciated.


Please note I may be required to make further changes to Services with little or no notice and regrettably, I am unable to signpost when all outdoor group Services will recommence until the guidance changes.


I appreciate many of you will be disappointed but I encourage you to treat this moment as an opportunity to work harder on yourself, to improve your self discipline, your focus on healthy habits and your generate better results.


Remember: 'when the going gets tough, the tough get going!'


Email: ian.baynes@runwithian.com


* UK customers only


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