RIP Ken Fake
It is with great sorrow that we have received news that much loved club coach Ken Fake has passed away after a brief illness.
Ken is remembered by the sprint groups of the 1990s and 2000s as a kind and supportive man who coached with Bob Mortimer.
The club sends its condolences to his widow Jean and the Fake family, including his son Steve who competed for the Beagles at that time. Ken embodied the friendly family spirit of the club.
Ken contributed significantly to the development of many athletes and he was always willing to help anybody.
Ken is sadly missed by all those who knew him. RIP Ken.
2020 Annual Subscriptions Fees Reduction
The Following the restrictions on athletics set by England Athletics until end May 2020 and the cancellation of a number of competitions the club is reducing annual subscriptions by 20% to the levels set out here.
The subscription year started on 1st April and subs should now be paid. If there are further restrictions we will reduce again and refund as necessary.
We will also try to promote Open Meetings if we are able to as the Summer progresses. Currently we have bookings for 19/7 and 16/8. We will try to increase this list.
We hope you are managing to stay fit and well. We will try to bring you some athletics this Summer.
YDL 2020 Cancelled
We have been told that the Youth Development League fixtures for this Summer have been cancelled for both Lower and Upper Age Groups.
We appreciate that the cv19 situation is currently very difficult and unpredictable. But it is very disappointing that competition for these most numerous age groups has been cancelled at this early stage. We were not consulted by the YDL's management.
Extention of England Athletics Suspension of Athletics until 31 May 2020.
England Athletics (EA) has now suspended athletics for a further month to 31 May as per their recent updated announcement:
Link to the England Athletics Coronasvirus updates is set out (here/below)
EA has also given guidance prohibiting physically-present coaching. So there will be no club training sessions of any kind until after that date.
May fixtures will also be cancelled / postponed, and the second round of the National Athletics League originally scheduled for 13th June 2020 has been postponed.
This is all very frustrating for club members who have committed their time and effort to excelling this Summer, and the club would like to express its appreciation for that effort and hope that you achieve your aims in due course.
We will attempt to hold some Open Meetings later in the Summer and to schedule a new 10 week term for our Academy when we know more clearly what is going on.
We will update members on any relevant developments. In the meantime we hope you and your loved ones all stay well.
Beagles Academy Cancelled
Our Beagles Academy for 2020 is cancelled until further notice (see above).
PARKING AT THE LMCT
All car parking access is via the main London Marathon Community Track (LMCT) entrance.
Access to the LMCT car park is via the road by Bobby More Academy. The Bobby Moore Academy site is ‘1 Siding Street’ which is the loop road.
Club access to the LMCT car park is:
18:00 - 21:00 Monday & Wednesday
10:00 - 13:00 Sunday.
Please ensure that the disable parking bays are left clear for Blue Badge Holders only.