Championships Update

Posted by Administrator on Tue 17 March 2020

 As a result of the announcements by UKA and by England Athletics (see below) the County 10000m Championship (29th April) is cancelled.

If circumstances allow we hope to re-schedule for later in the year. The County Track & Field  Championships (to be held at the end of May) is under review awaiting further England Athletics advice for events after the end of April. A further update on this will be provided in due course”

UKA Advice today (17th March): 

We are advising that clubs and groups should not be undertaking training, competitive or other related activities during this period (to end of April), and it is already apparent that parts of the sport are already showing their own leadership and are acting in this respect.

Other suspended activity includes, but is not limited to, coaching, officiating, education and qualification courses and athlete development activities. However those that are able to continue by way of e-learning, digital communication platforms and other methods of distant communication will continue where they can be supported.

Already this Spring we have seen a number of international competitions both at GB & NI and home country level cancelled or postponed, as well as licensed road races and domestic events in the last few days.

Monday’s announcements from the Prime Minister made it explicitly clear that non-essential travel and non-essential social (large or small) gatherings (citing pubs, clubs, restaurants) should be avoided whenever possible and the sport of athletics will adhere to these guidelines.

Finally, where possible athletes and runners at all levels are encouraged to maintain their own personal fitness and keep active during this time, while following government guidelines about safe distance and safe exercise environments.

 

Coronavirus Statement (updated 17 March)  - England Athletics website

Following the Goverment avice to avoid "non-essential" travel ....    

England Athletics advises that all face-to-face activity such as club training sessions, events, competitions, club committee and face-to-face meetings, athlete camps, running groups and social events should be suspended until at least the end of April.