As part of the process to resume Club training and activities we are looking for a volunteer (preferably with experience in health and safety in a professional or volunteer setting) to join a small team and co-ordinate our COVID-19 plan. If you can help, please contact Jim Adams (email@example.com) for further information.
Our sport is the most diverse sport globally, however British Athletics recognises as an organisation we don’t fully reflect the athletes who win our medals in a GB vest. This fact is being addressed in line with our Diversity Action Plan, to make change, but in light of the recent George Floyd tragedy, this is the time we need to engage with our athletics family and have a conversation about… Read More »British Athletics: “Lets Talk About Race”
Unfortunately, this year there is no Cotswold Way Relay which is always a big event in Stroud & District Athletic Club’s year, so Jason Barry has suggested a virtual 2020 Cotswold Way Challenge as an alternative to foster our great club spirit. What do I have to do? Similar to our London Marathon weekend challenge. This time the Challenge is to get as many people in the club and their… Read More »Cotswold Way virtual Challenge 2020
England Athletics has updated its guidance from 1 June. Please follow the link to read the full details. https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/guidance-update-step-2/ Our committee held an online meeting yesterday evening. Our training venue, Archway School, remains off-limits to us and in the light of this guidance we do not believe that the Club can safely offer a return to group activities at this time. We know that many members will be disappointed but… Read More »EA Guidance Update for Restricted Return to Activity – Step 2
The good news is that 1-2-1 sessions are now permitted provided that Social Distancing is maintained and appropriate measures are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Archway School remains unavailable to us as a training venue but we are lucky enough to have plenty of wide open spaces around to meet in pairs and run. To read the guidance documents for athletes and coaches please click here: https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/guidance-update-for-restricted-return-to-activity-for-coaches-leaders-athletes-runners-and-facilities/?utm_source=emailmarketing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=home_7&utm_content=2020-05-22
Here is the Virtual 5K Challenge that Alan Pitt and Jason Barry have created for all Club members to enjoy. The idea is that you race or just run a 5K (3.11 miles), observing official guidelines, and then submit your Garmin or Strava activity to register your time. The Challenge runs until 31 Aug as we don’t know when normal races will resume and is planned for Club members only.… Read More »SADAC Virtual 5K Challenge
The Prime Minister has announced changes to the guidelines. FromWed 13 May, people will be able to: • Spend more time outdoors – for example sitting and enjoying the fresh air, picnicking or sunbathing • Meet one other person from a different household outdoors, as long as they follow social distancing guidelines and stay a minimum of two metres apart • Exercise outdoors as often as they wish, again following social distancing… Read More »Coronavirus update – changes from 13 May
England Athletics has updated its advice regarding competitions, which are all suspended until 30 June. Our Race committee will be meeting next week to decide on how we will respond as this impacts both The Beer Race and the Frampton 10k at present. More information to follow. The suspension of other athletic activities remains in place until 31 May but this may also be reviewed in the light of Government… Read More »All Athletics Competitions suspended until 30 June.
Following the further restrictions on movement put in place by the UK Government last night, UKA and the Home Country Athletics Federations have made the following updates to our previous statement issued on 17 March: Extending the suspension of all athletics activity in England to the 31 May. [Initially this had been agreed to the end of April]. This suspension includes all organised athletics activity in the UK, including all… Read More »England Athletics Coronavirus Statement updated 24 Mch
England Athletics has now updated its Coronavirus advice as follows: “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.” Read the full message here: CLICK HERE As a result the Committee has agreed that the responsible approach is that we should… Read More »All Club Activities Suspended until further notice