Big Six #5 - New Forest Races

Races in the forest

Date and time
09:00 - 17:00
Sunday, 13th of September 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this event is likely to be cancelled/moved. Once the race organiser has confirmed plans we will update this page.

Event site

Details to come.

Who's going

  • John Shirley
  • Sally
  • Sam Lefevre
  • Bristol runner
  • Bristol runner
  • Mary Caudle
  • Laura Jackson
  • Bırsen
  • Paul Salman


John Shirley
John Shirley
Tuesday July 28th, 2020 14:41

On 28th July the organisers wrote:
On 21st July the government released specific guidance surrounding sports events including running events.

Further to this release we have now had it confirmed by the council and police that events can now legally take place.

We have adapted our event plan to ensure we have an accepted model which mitigates risk at every opportunity. It remains our number one proprity to keep everyone safe at all times.

We now believe we have a robust solution and have had confirmation from both the police and fire service that these meet requirements for the event to go ahead.

John Shirley
John Shirley
Friday August 21st, 2020 14:16

The New Forest Marathon will now take place on 19th and 20th of September at St Giles House, a 6000 acre private estate, with a matrix of farm tracks, open fields and stunning views.
The venue is located just 10 miles north west of Ringwood.
The event will take place 'behind closed doors' with reduced numbers and no spectators. It has been restructured across two days to ensure we can offer the highest level of safe social distancing and offer all race distances this amazing opportunity. The venue is being opened exclusively for NFM runners, creating a truly unique running experience. It's going to be a belter!
Covid safe measures include:
Using private, secure and sterile outside event space and uncrowded rural estate tracks
One way systems around Race Village
Sterillisation zones on entry and exit
Significant reduction in number of entrants, maximising social distancing and increasing flow
To maximise the space available races will be split across two days
Entry will be restricted to runners only
No spectators, this will be a 'behind closed doors' event
Pre-entry health check guidance
Specially designed Race Village to maximise the throughput of runners in a socially distanced way reducing opportunity for gatherings
Optimisation of space in the start/finish area with one way systems
Runners will start in single file with individual start times using technology to ensure runners leave the Race Village with safe 10 metre gaps between them
Course especially designed with wide tracks where possible to maximise space available
Social distancing ‘Track Rules’
Full staffed covid trained medical centre on site
Event will be well staffed with appropriate PPE
Rapid track and trace systems established using data collected from chip technology
Runners will be sent out their race numbers in post to reduce likelihood of fomite transmission
Video briefings and communication including rules
Self serve drink stations (Runners encouraged to bring own drink where possible)
Single file finish line procedures
Toilets regularly cleaned and sterilised by professional cleaning firm

Paul Salman
Paul Salman
Saturday August 29th, 2020 17:35

Hi This has moved to the 19th anybody what to sell entry ticket?

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Date and time
09:00 - 17:00
Sunday, 13th of September 2020


Pritesh Mistry
Led by Pritesh Mistry

GoodGym Brent Trainer; GG Race Team Chairman & Treasurer; qualified EA/GG Run Leader. Used to do socials.

What to look out for

Covid Test and Trace

To keep everyone safe GoodGym has signed up to the NHS test and trace service. We will pass on your contact details only if they ask for it.

The GoodGym central team will also be in contact if we are made aware that anyone attending this session tests positive in the days afterwards.

Age Restriction

GoodGym welcomes anyone aged 18 or over. If you are under 18 then you will be unable to participate in any GoodGym activity

Make sure you've read our general guidelines for safety when running and at a task.

This event is organised by your Taskforce, a group of experienced GoodGym members in your area, they are not responsible for your safety. You should feel confident to participate in the event as it is described and you do so at your own risk.

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