USBC Covid-19 Diaries

Still together even when we’re not together

The past few weeks have been extremely strange for many of us. We’ve had to adapt to a new way of living, finding diverse ways to keep ourselves entertained and motivated. For a great deal of us, we are fortunate enough to be able to go home to our families and continue on in life relatively normally, however this is not the case for everyone. Frontline staff are doing an incredible job keeping everyone safe, putting themselves at risk and refraining from seeing their families to ensure others are well enough to see their own. 

A number of our current and past USBC members are out on the frontline, and many have volunteered to help in hospitals and also through the NHS Volunteer scheme. We’re all in awe of what you’re doing and we’re so proud of you. Great job guys! 

Senior Women’s Captain Maile volunteering at the Royal Surrey Hospital.

In difficult times like these, it is important to stay connected and to check up on one another. Here at USBC we are staying connected via our group chats, having regular zoom calls and challenging each other to all sorts of fitness related activities. It can be hard to stay motivated when you aren’t sure of what is to come, but the attitude amongst our squad is at an all-time high and we continue to support each other despite the setback. 

We are taking a flexible approach to training, doing what comes naturally. We’re all enjoying getting back to basics and thinking of creative ways to train. Our athletes have a Strava group where they can document all their training and stay connected. We have also started the Surrey Striders Challenge, where our athletes and alumni are targeting 5k’s, 10k’s and a half marathon on the 13th June. We will be documenting our progress and supporting each other throughout the process, just as we would if we were training for an importance race. Keep an eye on our social media channels for updates.

We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe, we can’t wait to get back to training soon!

But for the time being, stay safe and stay home everyone!