UPDATE ON COVID-19 England Athletics have just released the enclosed statement surrounding the issues with Coronavirus. It is therefore with regret that we are having to suspend all club activity with immediate effect. This includes all organised club runs and … Continue reading
These are very difficult times but the world of athletics in common with all other sports has been brought to its knees by the current health crisis. And yet it is almost busier behind the scenes than when it is in full swing. It is vital at present to keep club members engaged, while there are no events and no outdoor activity there is plenty of virtual community using social media and video conference technology.
Top of the list of activities is a growing league of virtual races and grand prix using online tools such as Strava, an application and hardware that allows tracking for runners and cyclists to record performance and routes using GPS data. Anyone can create a virtual event and individuals can record their performances against it. In these times of social distancing it is bob on to follow the government advice and stay safe while allowing athletic involvement. Wesham have run a 5-10k virtual event this week ending on Wednesday evening, the results will be available for next week.Continue reading