2020/21 subscriptions   

You may be wondering about your subscription for this year.

In the light of the current situation, the Club is waiting to receive the decision of England Athletics regarding training, competition, affiliations and registration for 2020/21. Club membership will be reduced to take account of their decision and of the time the track is closed.

As soon as we have any information we will let you know.

Meanwhile keep fit and healthy and hope that we can soon be back to normal.



Dear All
In the light of the Government’s recent announcements, and even before any official notification from England Athletics, we feel it is prudent to cease Club activities immediately and until further notice. This is not just competition but training, and any other meeting involving our members and parents. You may know that the decision has already been taken to cease Academy activities.
As this was being prepared England Athletics have announced that this is indeed their instruction – to abandon all face-to-face activities within Clubs.
This also means that the AGM scheduled for 27th March is cancelled.
Joe Holden is being asked to communicate with all coaches asking them to make contact with all their athletes, and thus they will deal with any queries which you or your parents may have.
The Treasurer and others will be working on the matter of scale and collection of subs and will be in touch with you all before long.
Do please take heed of the health and well-being instructions being issued by the Government.
We are sorry that this is the current realistic situation, but it is vital that we acknowledge the Club’s duty of care to you all. Your health and well-being are paramount in our concerns in all of this.
Keep Well
Susan Deaves 
Ian Deaves


England Athletics statement (17th March):     

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



Current advice

At the moment it would appear that this part of England is a low risk area. However, we feel that we should take note of the advice being given and be watchful.

The most important advice is to thoroughly wash hands and more frequently (singing the National Anthem slowly is about the right length of time)

The infection is not serious for most people – they recover after a week or so with rest and hydration. However, if you do feel you have the symptoms, contact the NHS help line on 111.

Public Health England continue to monitor the situation closely and state that you can only catch the virus if you have been in close contact with someone who already has it.

At present, as far as the Club is concerned, we continue to function as before but suggest that extra washing of hands before and after training is a good move.