CLUB UPDATE - We are back
The club’s Monday and Wednesday evening training sessions re-started on 4th April and we are now running all sessions (including the Foundation Group) except Sunday Academy sessions which we hope to resume soon. Thanks to our coaches and administrators for successfully implementing this. Under government COVID rules remaining restrictions finish on 21st June.
To remind athletes/parents/carers while restrictions are in force we are operating a COVID secure environment in the stadium and athletes will book into sessions with their coach before attending. Anyone with COVID symptoms or self-isolating will not be admitted.
We have had extra lines painted on the track to allow all races (except steeplechase) to finish at the current 200m start position on the back straight. The reason for this is that the wind at Stratford is normally against in the home straight and the new lines help us hold races with following wind in either direction. In parts of the track there are quite a lot of lines now. But our aim is to increase participation in races as well as training and we think this helps.
Summer team fixtures are now finalised and available to see Summer Fixtures
We have just opened entries for our first Open Meeting of the year on Sunday 13th June (entry details). This will be before the COVID restrictions are lifted and this has meant we cannot run full programmes for age group athletes. But we are hopeful that we can put on further meetings including more age group races later in the Summer.
As previously notified club subscriptions are reduced by 25% for the period 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022 to recognise the disruption members suffered in the past year and possible lower levels of competition this Summer.
Hopefully the weather will warm up soon and it will start to feel like Spring/Summer. In the meantime the club wishes success to all of its athletes and congratulations to Joel Pascall-Menzie on his early season U20 World Best in the 150m.
2021/22 Annual Subscriptions Fees
Subscriptions for the year 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022 have been reduced by 25% (subscription fees).