It is with great sadness that we have to report the sudden death last week of former club member Marc Green. Marc was a key member of our teams when we first entered both the Midweek 10k league and the Southern Vets track and Field League. He was also an important part of the senior mens' cross country team. Many will remember Marc from matches at the track where he was always so supportive of our younger athletes. Marc's cheerful nature always brightened up people's day. He will be sorely missed and the club sends it heartfelt condolences to Kim, his partner, and the rest of his family.
UK Coaching have made a number of their coaching courses free to sign up for provided you register by 3rd May. The courses look at a number of important aspects of being a successful coach.
Full details can be found by following the link below.
England Athletics along with UKA and the other home nations yesterday extended the suspension of competition until at least the end of June. Many of June's fixtures had already been cancelled or postponed by the organisers.
Current;y this extension only applies to competition, an update on training and other activities will be given by EA once the Government update their guidance next week.
Following England Athletics' latest announcement all athletics activities have been suspended until at least the end of May although this may be extended further. All fixtures and training sessions in April and May have been cancelled. Some competitions scheduled for later in the year have also been cancelled. This includes English Schools, June's Southern League match and all of this years' YDL fixtures. We are receiving more information on cancellellations on an almost daily basis and will aim to keep you updated.
Don't forget that we have added a number of training at home activities to the club information page. These are generally suitable for anyone and many can be done with no equipment and very limited space. We are adding to this list all the time. If you have any ideas please do let us know and we will add them in!
As you will be aware, this evening the Government have updated their advice on Covid 19. As a result SNHAC will, like many other clubs, be suspending all our activities with immediate effect. This will include all training sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays Thursdays and Sundays. Following England Athletics' announcement this morning (17th March) this will be until at least the start of May although it may well be necessary to extend this further. This is a highly unusual step but it is clear that in the current circumstances we have a responsibility to ensure that we do all we can to reduce the risk to all of our volunteers, members and parents. We will of course keep everyone updated in relation to both training and competition through the website and Facebook page.