The Board of Welsh Athletics met yesterday, 23rd March, to discuss the Corona Virus situation in relation to athletics in Wales. Following the further restrictions on movement put in place by the UK Government last night, they agreed the following updates to our previous statement issued on 17th March:
“These decisions have not been taken lightly, and have been made in light of the continuing and real risk to life and to the NHS posed by the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Wales and the UK. We must now do all we can do. We would ask that the athletics community in Wales continues to help one another by staying connected and supportive of each other whilst at home in these unprecedented times. We will continue to review the situation in line with Government and Public Health guidance.”
Updates can be found here
Covid-19 Athletics response: Welsh Athletics statement announcing the suspension of all Athletics activity.
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This morning Welsh Athletics, along with the other Home Countries have decided on a number of immediate actions in relation to how the sport of Athletics will respond to the threat of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Welsh Athletics in cooperation with UK Athletics have decided to suspend all planned organised athletics activity until the end of April where the situation will be reviewed once more:
We have made this decision in accordance with the directives outlined by the government through the Prime Minister in his statement on Monday afternoon.
Welsh athletics would like to thank all members of the athletics community IN Wales for their support at this challenging time. We will endeavour to maintain regular, open communication as this situation develops. Please prioritise and support the health and wellbeing of yourselves and those you can within the Welsh Athletics family.
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ERYRI HARRIERS 2020 CLUB PRESENTATION EVENING
The club’s Presentation Evening will be held at the Padarn Hotel, Llanberis, on Saturday, 29th Feb, 7 for 7:30pm.
Huw Williams will be giving a talk entitled ‘At The Checkpoint’, there will be a 2-course hot buffet, with a choice of spicy/non-spicy, meat/veggie main, & of course, the presentation of awards to all last season’s club champions.
The cost will be £10 for seniors & £5 for juniors. PLACES NEED TO BE RESERVED BY FRIDAY EVENING, **21st FEBRUARY** AT THE VERY LATEST, by either:
Voting for the Outstanding Contribution to the Club award will take place on the night.
Everyone welcome – especially new members. Do come & support our great club & its champions!
For further details, please contact Ellie Salisbury on 07789061648 or email@example.com
Eryri had another great turn out on Saturday the 23rd for the third fixture of the season hosted by Meirionnydd at Dolgellau. A long fast and flat course with a bit of water thrown in for good measure saw some great results for Eryri.
Eryri ladies and female masters are still in first place with the men in 4th place, male masters in 3rd and male over 65 in 1st.
Next fixture will be held at Roman Road sports centre, Longden Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 9DW on the 11th of January.
We will be arranging a mini bus with details of pick up times and places to be posted nearer to the time.
Details including maps here
Message from organising club.
Please find attached course maps for both junior league and senior league races this coming Saturday for circulation within your clubs.
Please park in Eirias Park and access only on foot to race start following signs for race taking footpath (up steps) to the right as you exit the main gates.
There are changing rooms and showers in the main leisure centre if required. There will be portable loos and a refreshments available in the main field.
I look forward to seeing you all on Saturday.
Colwyn Bay Athletic Club
19th October- Colwyn Bay
23rd November- Dolgellau
11th January- Wrexham
1st February- Oswestry
North Wales champs -4th January in Northrop
Juniors will be held at Colwyn Bay on 19th October
Dolgellau on 23rd November
Bangor on 7th December
North Wales champs in Northrop on the 4th January
It’s that time of year again when Eryri annual membership subscriptions are due! Subscriptions/renewals can be paid online via the Eryri website at the link below. Subscriptions should be paid before 31st March this year. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me: