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Gentle return to training – the ‘new normal’!


A gentle approach to the return to training started on Thursday. Two groups of athletes from the Sprints and Endurance Squads were invited to try out the new arrangements for training. Entry through the gate, temperature checks on entry with contact details (for test and trace) of adults staying were collected. New signs both at entry, around the track and on the door of the Disability Toilet greeted athletes who were directed to the area they were training in.

Self-distancing was observed for all activities and no interaction between the groups were the protocols for all the athletes. This will be the norm as the Club continues its reopening from Sunday.

At no time will there be more than 5 groups be on the track and infield at any one time – usually 3 on the track and 2 on the infield.

We hope that by the end of September all our members who have indicated they wish to return to training will have been offered either one session a week or one a fortnight on the track.

It is hoped that invitations will go out for sessions each month and that we can gradually increase capacity. Sessions will continue to be invitation only until circumstances change.

Athletes will be turned away unless they have been invited and have pre paid for their sessions.

The Club will not be starting New Athlete Induction until January and only then if there is capacity on the track.