Well thank you QLD Premier, that was a nice Sunday surprise.
Great news, group sessions are back with a few changes. We will continue to run Thursdays group session virtually however the opportunity to run a group session on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning was too good to pass up.
Above is our Club COVID Safe Plan, please make sure you read and are aware if you are going to attend our group session. If you haven't yet bought access to group sessions then remember they are currently discounted during COVID-19 crisis. You can buy these over in the Team App Store.
We are pleased to announce that run sessions will be returning when the Stage 2 restrictions come into effect and our first running session is planned to be Tuesday 02 June so mark it in your calendar.
To help facilitate a return to running sessions we need to make sure all members have Team App on their mobile device and they have requested to be on the Fortius Running Club team. This will be vital in ensuring we meet all of our obligations set out by the QLD government. We also encourage the use of the COVID SAFE app.
If you don't have Team App yet please see the below instructions for more information.
You will now be required to RSVP to the running sessions so that the coaches can keep track of who is attending should any contact tracing be required. All members that intend to come to the session must RSVP in advance. This is non-negotiable. If you turn up to a session and have not RSVP'd you may be turned away. Training sessions will also be capped to ensure we meet the set government requirements of 20 (please note you will see a lower cap set in team app, this is to ensure the coaches and other observers can attend if required).
If the cap is reached and you RSVP you will be placed on the waiting list. The waiting list will self update as people update their individual RSVP. For example if you are first on the waiting list and someone updates their RSVP to "No" you will automatically be bumped up the list and have a spot. The waiting list is populated by time order so first in first served basis.
You will be responsible for checking your attendance status the night prior to the session, the club will do its best to notify you of your status the night before via the Team App functionality however the ultimate responsibility lays with the member. Should you update your RSVP to "NO" after 8pm the night prior to the commencement of training this will be classed as a no show as you have reduced the ability of another club member to attend. If a club member does this causing you to be bumped up to the "YES" list and you no show because you weren't aware this will not count towards as a no show. Coaches will be aware of who updates their RSVP late.
If you RSVP "Yes" and then don't turn up there will be a two strike policy and should you do it again you will automatically be waitlisted for future events. We know this may seem harsh however we are endeavouring to make it fair and equitable for everyone.
We expect this requirement to be in place for approx 6 weeks until Stage 3 comes in, after which we will return to normal and return to training with SBTC.
When you RSVP you will be asked three questions, one, whether you have read the Fortius Running Club COVID safe plan (HERE) and two whether you are fit and well and not showing any signs of a cold, flu or COVID, and three that if you develop symptoms after your RSVP or generally feel unwell you will not attend training. You must answer these questions truthfully by confirming YES OR NO in the answer box and should anything change after you have RSVP'd you must update your RSVP to reflect this. Anyone showing signs of being unwell will be turned away and prevented from attending training.
Coaches will take a roll call of attendance at the start of every session so please ensure you arrive early. There will be hand sanitiser available at the start and all attendees must wash or sanitise their hands prior to starting the session. Throughout the session all attendees must make sure they maintain the required social distancing at all times. This applies to after the session at coffee as well.
We are aware that some club members prefer to train by themselves during this time however we kindly ask that if you are planning on not running with the club and organising your own training with other club members that you plan to meet at an alternative location or do not meet until the training group has departed to remove any perception that we may be breaching the regulations. This also applies to coffee afterwards. We would suggest that you change out of club kit after the session if you are going to stay and enjoy a coffee.
Please remember at all times to keep a safe distance, maintain good hygiene practises at home and outside, stay home if you're feeling unwell, and most importantly look after each other.
Stay safe out there folks and remember this is just temporary provided we continue to play by the rules. If you have any questions please email email@example.com
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inspire health services westend
We are pleased to announce another great partnership for Fortius Running Club Members.
We would like to introduce Inspire Health Services West End to our list of affiliated providers.
Fortius Running Club members can get the following discounts;
As an additional sweetener to those members who renewed in the month of October or in November our new partner Inspire Health Services is offering a voucher which includes
To check out their website in more detail please click the below button or drop into their HQ at Montague road, Westend and speak to Zac.
Well that’s a wrap on our second season as an official incorporated QLD running club. Our AGM was held on Saturday 19 October at the conclusion of St Lucia parkrun
It was the time to reflect on our season and what was achieved as individuals and as a club.
Membership was slightly down from the previous year.
Fortius Running Club was established in 2017 and Our vision remains: BUILDING STRONGER RUNNERS
Many of our members benefited through the discounts we were able to receive through our partnerships with various races in and around the South East Queensland area and some achieved outstanding PB’s or reached their goals because of the hard work you put in. Congratulations to everyone.
I would like to pay special mention to the committee who work behind the scenes keeping this club running. I’d like to acknowledge the outgoing committee members from this season, specifically Pat and Aaron who had a big part in getting the club off the ground in 2017. Here’s to a bigger and better 2020 season!
The full report can be found in Team App.
President Fortius Running Club 2018/2019
new committee for 2020
We would like to thank the outgoing members of the committee who are not continuing on in 2020. Thank you Shona, Pat and Aaron.
In 2020 we have a smaller committee with the following persons being elected to roles for the 2020 season
President - Simon Brooker
Secretary - Jo Fack
Treasurer/Vice President - Atul Arora
Club Development & Membership Coordinator - Paul Clayton
Social / Events / Merchandise Coordinator - Sophie Kennedy
runner of the year awards
Congratulations to our runners of the year this year.
Female Runner of the Year was awarded to Sophie Kennedy, Runner up was Jo Fack and in 3rd place was Robyn Innes
Male Runner of the Year was tied between Franki Chan and President Simon Brooker this year, runner up was Aaron Breed and in 3rd place was Mike Garrett
Presidents Award 2020
Mirjana has only got into running in the last 12 months and after originally running 5km in just under an hour has challenged herself over and over this year to eventually get her 10km time down from around 2hours to just over 90mins now. Mirjana has benefited from our motto of building stronger runners and embodies the all-inclusive nature of our club.
Photo gallery from the agm
Our September newsletter is out, click below to see
Fortius Running Club is a volunteer run, not-for-profit organisation that offers a supportive and social environment for members to train, prepare and enjoy participation in road and trail running events across Queensland and overseas.