On 17th July I’m going to be in the South Downs, taking part in the Hit The Downs MTB event to raise much needed funds for St Barnabas House and Chestnut Tree House in Sussex.
St Barnabas House provide palliative hospice care for adults and Chestnut Tree House provide care for children and their families across East and West Sussex.
I’m going to be riding 30Km across the South Downs, starting at 7am on the 17th July and I’m looking to raise £100 to support these great charities!
Please Help Me Out
Whilst I’m all to aware that things are tight for us all at the moment, if you can, please head on over to my JustGiving page and make a donation of any size to help me reach my £100 sponsorship target.
From £1 to £50, every penny counts and will be very gratefully received!
The Northstowe Half Marathon is a multi-terrain race, heading through the scenic and developing town of Northstowe.
The 2022 Maldon Mud Race
Fear not though, one of our other timing teams from Race Time Result will be at the 2022 Maldon Mud Race to ensure that our usual high standard of timing services are delivered to this excellent event!
From 1st April 2022, COVID-19 Restrictions in most of the UK have been been ended.
From 24th February 2022
The legal requirement to self isolate following a positive test ended
Self Isolation payments ended
Routine Contact Tracing ended with the requirement to test for 7 days after contact needed
The legal requirement for non-vaccinated close contacts to self isolate ended
From 1st April 2022
Those with COVID-19 symptoms are expected to exercise personal responsibility
Free COVID-19 Testing (Symptomatic/Asymptomatic) has been stopped
Voluntary COVID-19 status certification is no longer recommended
In line with these current recommendations, I have taken the decision to cease working with restrictions in place and return to operating under a more ‘normal’ set of practices. As such, the COVID-19 Policy previously available here has been removed, together with the “We’re Good To Go” Logo, and the associated risk assessment annotated as no longer being valid.
Naturally, I will continue to monitor any changes to the situation in the UK and beyond and, if needed in the future, will re-implement any appropriate restrictions in order to keep myself, my clients and others safe.
Thank you to everyone who I’ve worked with over the last couple of years while we’ve battled against these very troubling times. Lets hope we don’t see a resurgence of the virus ever again.
Now that we’re heading full pelt into the spring and summer months, things are starting to really heat up. Whilst I’ve got a bit of a break on the GPS Tracking side of things (for the moment anyway), it looks like April is going to be another fun packed month!
The 17th April will see me journeying slightly closer to home to time the Active Fakenham 5k Fun Run. This is a massive event in the Fakenham calendar with a variety of events on throughout the day. Check out the website to find out more.
24th April – The 2022 Maldon Mud Race
And to finish off this month’s events in style, I’m also going to be travelling to Maldon to race time the 2022 Maldon Mud Race. This looks to be another fantastic event and I can’t wait to see it!
Whatever you’re getting up to this month. Have a fantastic April and enjoy yourself!
Back at the beginning of 2022 I joined with Race Time Result as their GPS Tracking Manager to provide a high quality bespoke tracking service to event organisers and race directors across the UK.
Since then, and as the Events Industry continues to get back on it’s feet after a very difficult couple of years, things have got more and more busy for us. Most weekends a number of the team are out in a variety of locations to deliver both GPS Tracking and Race Timing Services to events across the country.
As things have continued to develop, there’s more and more work needed to be done behind the scenes and I’m delighted to announce that, from April 1st, my role with Race Time Result will be changing and I’ll be taking on additional work as their Race Timing & GPS Services Manager.
While I’ll still have a significant focus on the GPS Tracking services, this increased role will involve coordinating the maintenance, logistics and delivery of the timing services that the team offers.
After what has already been a very positive start to 2022, I’m really looking forward to being even more involved in this hugely exciting area of event support.
Race Time Result are currently recruiting Part Time Contractor Race Timers to be a part of our exciting team!
If you’re based in the East-of-England and are interested in making some additional money at weekends in a fast paced, technical and exciting environment, perhaps this is just what you’re looking for. Our Race Timing Team is made up of contractors from a varied geographical area, reporting to the Timing & GPS Services Manager or Operations Manager.
Race Timing is something of a seasonal business with a great deal more work during the spring and summer than the wet winter months.
A full drivers licence and clean driving record
Strong customer service skills
Good verbal and written communication skills
Be highly organised
Have good IT Literacy with proficiency in being able to troubleshoot problems
Be familiar with common IT hardware, including networking equipment
Have reasonable physical fitness and be able to demonstrate safe manual handling techniques
To be able to work at least 10 weekends per year (normally Sundays) with flexible hours
Previous experience in working at events, particularly in Race Timing/Scoring is a plus but not a requirement.
Full training on the relevant timing software and equipment will be provided
A day rate of £150 for weekend timing jobs
Travel expenses of £0.40 per mile
A bonus if an overnight stay is required to support the event
As almost all of you will be aware, the UK Government are lifting the vast majority of Covid-19 legal restrictions today, including the need to self isolate following a positive test. There is still advice in place to stay at home if we do test positive, but it appears to be the same as with most viruses that we’re to do so on our own cognisance.
With the above changes taken into account, I’ve updated my Covid-19 Risk Assessment to reflect these changes, although it’s almost entirely now a moot point to have one.
Of course, I’m going to continue monitoring how things proceed from here and, as I’m sure will many of you, will wait to see what may happen next. If things continue to go as they are presently, I will be reviewing the need to continue having a Covid specific section of the site on the 1st April, when the Government plan to lift the last of the legal sanctions in place.
I’m sure that you’ll all agree that this is great news, both in terms of the events industry and general life itself. It’s been a very difficult 2 years, with many of my industry contacts taking a hit to their businesses, sometimes catastrophically.
Lets look forwards to living with Covid in a more practical way and, finally, being able to get back to some sense of normality.
From today it is no longer a legal requirement to wear face coverings around the UK but the advice is still to wear such protection when in crowded areas, particularly indoors when close to people we don’t normally meet.
With this new guidance in mind, I have reviewed our current COVID-19 Risk Assessment to reflect these changes and update my practices accordingly.
I will still be carrying a face covering with me when attending events and, in the situations where I need to be inside or close to people (regardless of location) I will continue to wear them on a case-by-case basis.
Whilst I won’t be routinely self testing for the Covid virus as a matter of course any longer, I will still be making use of the testing kits I have in the event that I suspect I may have come into contact with someone displaying symptoms.