It is with great relief that BTR welcomed back to training our members on Tuesday night (30/06/20). Meeting in the unfamiliar surroundings of the Brandon Car Park as the Aqua Dome remains closed (and we wish our friends there a speedy and successful return to business) the crew assembled for a brief run out the St Pat’s GAA club and back to ease us back into activity after the months of lock down. It was a happy and chatty reunion as people caught up with each-other’s news from the intervening months. It was a reunion tinged with sadness though as it was our first evening’s training following the death of club stalwart Conor Cusack and an impeccably observed minutes silence was lead by club chairperson JJ O’Connell.
The couch to 5k group, whose programme was so cruelly cut short at the very last moment, also returned to training and it was a delight to see so many turned out to get their fitness goals back on track.
Social distancing, hand hygiene and good cough and sneezing etiquette continue to be essential and we ask everyone to be vigilante in their adherence to this. Also pleas be extra cognizant of other road and foot-path users giving people plenty of space when passing them. Everyone should have received their return to training questionnaires by now and if you haven’t done so already, please get it back to club secretary Rose Brosnan ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s fantastic to have the club back in action after this very difficult time and hopefully we can look forward to a long period of uninterrupted running with our wonderful friends and club-mates.