It looks like we may have at least another month before any relaxation of restrictions occurs. This is fine as long as we do not then allow ourselves to create another lockdown afterwards.
So please continue to train as best you can either on your own or with one other person. If you run by yourself, try to do it in daylight, always let someone know your route and have a means of contacting someone in the event of an emergency. Wear protective clothing and always take full account of the weather conditions.
With the leisure centre remaining closed, please do not use the track.
There are however some positive initiatives into which you can tap….
Please read the Update from MHAC Mental Health Champions (Jan 2021) from the Mental Health Champions.
For the youngest age groups there are a series of virtual Sportshall sessions and tests. (Anne Farmer has the details)
For road runners there is still the opportunity to sign up and RUN in the 5K Mob Match) against other local clubs (Ray O’Keefe is coordinating).
You can also try a whole series of runs in and around Macclesfield using trail routes. This will be particularly useful for trail runners, but also aspiring group leaders who might benefit from new routes (Neil Gunn is organising – full details in the club Trail Section Facebook Group).
Assuming the T&F season can go ahead, the dates for the three leagues in which we compete have been finalised. We hope to host 4 matches during the season. (Sarah Dilworth will issue the calendar of events). The first event is the YDL on Sat 24 April for u/13s and u/15s. So it is vital that we engage and recommence training as soon as it is safe to do so.
For the Cheshire XC champs – which the county have made preparations to host at Betley court farm; they have had to be deferred . A final decision will be taken at the next county meeting on the 15 Mar. A date in April is being targeted.
Provisionally the county T&F champs will be held at Ellesmere Port on the preferred w/e of 8/9 May. If not possible then, a later date will be investigated.
The North West Road Relays will go ahead on the 12 Sept at Birchwood. Cheshire has agreed in principle to host the event .
SO please stay safe, positive and continue to be patient.