Please note that there will be no training on Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May 2021.
We are now permitted to restart outdoor training from 29 March. In accordance with EA/UKA guidelines, there is a restriction at the moment regarding how many athletes each coach can take. The ratio is one coach for 15 participants.
We will restart coaching on Thursday 8 April. The Junior group from 5.30-6.30pm, followed by the older group from 6.30-8pm, The Monday older group training sessions will restart on Monday 12 April at the usual time of 6.30-8pm. The venue will be where we were before Lockdown which is in Market Lavington. Session fee for this venue remains at £3. Annual Membership is again held at a very reasonable amount of £10 payable at the first session. We will accept cash or cheque for Membership. If paying by cheque, please make it out to Lavington Athletics.
Please email or message me asap to put your name, or if a parent, the name of your child or children down as numbers are limited.
A reminder that entries for the County Champs closes on 9 May. There are two Open Meetings available for those who want a competition beforehand, but please be advised that spectators are NOT permitted. Athletes are permitted to have only one person accompanying them and strict COVID secure measures will be enforced.
Saturday 24 April at Yeovil. Details on Yeovil Olympiads website.
Sunday 9 May Open Meeting at. Swindon Harriers website.
Further to the Government's Road Map out of Lockdown from 29 March, outdoor training is going to be permitted with provisos . The guidelines from our Governing Body say we can restart coaching but it is only 1 coach to 6 athletes to start with. This obviously means we will have to restrict our numbers. Also, our outdoor venue is not confirmed. Where we train will depend on when it is light enough in the evenings and whether we will have permission to use the track or not. Details will be posted on where, when and how to register.
Wishing all our Coaches, Athletes and Supporters a Safe, Healthy and as Happy Christmas as possible in these difficult times. We look forward to 2021 with hope that we will soon be back training and competing.
Yesterday I was informed of the dreadfully sad news that Richard Cawley, my other co-founder of our club, had died. He was diagnosed in the summer which makes his passing so tragically quick for those of us who knew him and for his wife and family. I know all of us send his family our deepest condolences. He was a lovely man who will be very fondly remembered and much missed. Rest in Peace Richard.