Please watch your step SE Fitness.
Our lovely walk leader Gill McNeil took a nasty tumble today and is in A and E as I write hoping she doesn’t need stitches. Please get well soon Gill.
The tally of SE Fitness slips, trips and falls is rising so please take care. I’ve been leading for 10 years and never fallen over and gone down twice in the last month.
Things to watch out for:
- The heat and humidity – saps your energy so you lose form and don’t pick up your feet. It isn’t a race (there aren’t any) so slow down!
- Social Distancing – I’m nervous when I’m out with the groups. Please remember for your own safety you need to try and maintain a distance of 1 m plus from others. This may mean running opposite sides of the path, running single file or stopping and stepping off the path to allow others to pass safely. I know it’s very easy to forget when we’re all out together because it’s lovely as it feels normal. However for your own safety and that of other park users please remember it is everyone’s responsibility to keep the social distance not just Leaders!
- Stony paths – the prolonged dry weather and increased park usage has taken a toll on many of the paths. Loose stones, tree roots and other hazards abound. Running or walking remember to scan ahead and check your route. This is another reason not to run too close to the person ahead of you. This is absolutely not the time to be breathing down the back of someone’s neck for so many reasons!
The conditions are perfect for nasty falls so please watch your step SE Fitness.