Triathlon Ireland have released updated guidance (link here) on training ahead of the introduction of Phase 1 of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions by our Government.
A summary of what this updated guidance means for Piranha members is as follows:
– TI club members can train together outdoors in groups of 4 or less where social distancing of 2 metres minimum can be maintained between the group
– The group can train within 5km of their home only
– This applies to Swimming (open water), Cycling and Running
– There will be no formal club coached sessions at this stage
For running sessions, the International Triathlon Union guidance recommends to avoid running directly behind another athlete at a distance less than 4m. If the distance is less, it is recommended to be either at a 45-degree angle or alongside the other athlete, 2 metres apart and avoid facing each other.
Club members have been asked to train in the same small groups to create a training pod where they do not mix with other groups and risk exposure to more people. Individuals will need to take responsibility for their own health when deciding to train with others.
These updates apply from tomorrow, Monday 18th May. The committee continues to engage with TI on these restrictions and we are hopefully for a further update at Phase 2 (scheduled to begin on 8th June) which may allow for a return to some coached club sessions.