FOLLOWING ADVICE FROM ENGLAND ATHLETICS WELLS CITY HARRIERS HAVE NOW CANCELLED ALL CLUB ORGANISED TRAINING SESSIONS, MEETINGS, RACES, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
The UK government has advised that everyone in the UK should now avoid “non-essential” travel and contact with others to fight coronavirus. Whilst it has not issued any ban on public gatherings of any size either indoors or outdoors at this stage, the advice is to avoid non-essential contact with others
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.
The Harriers supported Butleigh Multi-terrain race has been cancelled and the Race organisers will look for a new date later in the year. A number of the Somerset Series races and other local athletic and running events are also being cancelled.
The decision has been taken in the interests of athletes, runners, officials, coaches, volunteers, supporters and the wider athletics and running communities. This decision is also in alignment with actions taken by the home country athletics federations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and is similar to action taken by other sports.
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.
RUNNERS IF THEY WISH ARE FREE TO CONTINUE TO MEET AND TRAIN TOGETHER BUT THIS WILL NOT BE CONNECTED WITH WELLS CITY HARRIERS.
England Athletics will continue to review and monitor government advice and will provide detailed updates on the impact to our sport in the coming weeks. We appreciate that the current situation will undoubtedly place our member clubs in a difficult situation and we are working with UKA and the other Home Country Athletics Federations on the best way to help alleviate the situation and will update you as plans evolve.
if you continue training please be aware of training with a virus - if you feel a little unwell take it easy or don't train until you feel better. Please heed common sense advice. This article here reminds us of potential consequences