Following a committee meeting on 25/08/20 and guidance from England Athletics after the government announcement on Wednesday, the club is pleased to announce that Denmead Striders will return to club nights from Wednesday 16th September 2020 at 19:00. The committee must stress that this is a trial period and, if all goes to plan, we expect club nights to continue. Rest assured we have taken all precautions possible in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. It is vital we remain safe and, in turn, the club asks that you maintain social distancing at all times.
As you are aware the return will be somewhat different to our usual training plan. Initially the club will trial the return for a six-week period on our main Wednesday evening session only. Full details of the planned training schedule are given in the “Return to Training” link under “Training” and we ask that every member read this document in detail before attending the sessions.
We all owe our gratitude to Gary who has put in considerable thought, time and effort into compiling this schedule in order to ensure that the safety of all members is not jeopardised by our return to training and that we are complying with the rules laid down by the government and England Athletics. We are all grateful to our lovely coaching team who have all willingly agreed to train us all again so we ask that you cooperate with them and follow their instructions fully during the sessions. The safety of everyone will be their prime consideration and if they feel that this is being jeopardised in any way then, regrettably, sessions will have to be suspended until further notice. However, I am confident that this will not be the case!