Good to see you
It is fantastic to see so many juniors back at athletics on Saturday mornings and Monday evenings. You all look in great form! Everyone is paying attention to their spatial awareness and using dollops of antibac hand lotion!
The only downside is on Monday evenings - the floodlights aren't working, so therefore having to use small portable ones, until they are fixed. If parents could park facing the rec with their lights on that would be a big help! Even better though would be someone to come forward and donate an amount of money to pay for the 30 year lights to be replaced or repaired!
It is also good to see a large amount of adults running on both days too. On Mondays the adults have opted not to use the rec and can be seen running through Harling with high viz and head torches on.
If you are interested in joining us, we'd loved to see you.
Juniors returning later in August
Our junior sessions will be restarting on Saturday Aug 22nd, followed by Saturday August 29th, Saturday 5th September.
We are starting with Saturday sessions to begin with so that we can adjust to our new Covid safe training sessions. We hope to then continue with the Monday sessions as from 7th September. Rules and restrictions are constantly changing and we are closely monitoring the advice which is given from UKA. You will be informed of any changes as they occur.
Just a few notes before you all turn up: If you would like your junior athlete to join the above sessions you MUST book your place as we are restricted to the number of athletes we can have in each group. This is really important. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing which sessions you would like to book on to. Parents MUST also complete a Health questionnaire for their athlete at the start of each session (these will be given to you at the start of the session). Again, this is really important - no form no training! We will send out details of restrictions and regulations that we must all adhere to nearer the time. Athlete must also be a paid up member of the club. If you did not renew in April then you must do so before you or your athlete starts to train with us again. Please contact Martin Gooderham on email@example.com if you need further information on the membership payments and fees.
The HAC coaches hope to see you soon.
Seniors are back on Saturdays. Virtual Training for Seniors on Monday still
If you are an experienced runner and would like to participate with a club, during this difficult times of Covid-19, the Seniors of Harling AC are back to group training on Saturday mornings.
Everyone MUST pre-book for all sessions in advance.
Please read the training guidelines found HERE
The virtual training sessions via Zoom on Mondays are still continuing.
If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further detail on how to join in.
East Anglian League 2020 Update
It is with disappointment that we ahe to announce that there will be no EAL competition for this year 2020, due to the Coronavirus.
With difficulties in social distancing still in place and the fact that many officials will be shielding, organisers felt that unfortunately this years competition should be cancelled. Sorry everyone.
Training and the Coronavirus
In response to UK athletics statement regarding COVID 19 all training sessions for both junior and seniors will be suspended until at least the end of April.
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused but the welfare of our athletes and coaches is paramount at this time.
Statement from England Athletics
England Athletics advises that all face-to-face activity such as club training sessions, events, competitions, club committee and face-to-face meetings, athlete camps, running groups and social events should be suspended until at least the end of April.
The decision has been taken in the interests of athletes, runners, officials, coaches, volunteers, supporters and the wider athletics and running communities. This decision is also in alignment with actions taken by the home country athletics federations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and is similar to action taken by other sports.
Where possible, athletes and runners at all levels are encouraged to maintain their own personal fitness and keep active during this time, while following government guidelines about safe distance and safe exercise environments.
England Athletics will continue to review and monitor government advice and will provide detailed updates on the impact to our sport in the coming weeks. We appreciate that the current situation will undoubtedly place our member clubs in a difficult situation and we are working with UKA and the other Home Country Athletics Federations on the best way to help alleviate the situation and will update you as plans evolve.