Following Neil’s email on 17 March:
As you know the government updated its advice about social distancing yesterday. In the light of that, England Athletics has now updated its advice. It’s bad news but it is clear. The key statement is:
As a result, 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.
You can read the full statement here https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/coronavirus-statement/ .
I regret that his means that we will have to suspend group training until the end of April. This includes the session planned for this evening. As the end of April approaches we will review this based on the guidance current at that time.
There will inevitably be race cancellations too. Some of you will have heard that the Motavation Series has been cancelled as has the White Horse Half.
There does not seem to be an issue with running alone, and if we are healthy, keeping fit is a positive step. And, normal life and racing will return in time.