We are pleased to say the Stadium is planning to reopen from Thursday 18th March 2021. Initially the Stadium will only open Tuesdays and Thursdays 3.30 pm to 9pm. However numbers and athlete flow will be managed which has all been agreed after long discussions with all parties. Tuesdays and Thursdays will be club nights.
Athletes must maintain 2 m distancing from all others before and after a session, during the session it is 2m apart if running side by side and 5m apart if in single file.
There will be two sessions each night 18.00 to 19.15 and 19.30 to 21.00 There will be six coaching stations outdoors only for the moment but news will soon be released on Indoor Guidelines which we will send out as soon as we have an update.
You can’t simply appear and train.
Coaches book a station and invite their athletes from the list of those who have acknowledged the guidance.
No acknowledgement = No invite = No training.
If you have still to do your acknowledgement please do so here (please do not do so if you have already done this)
Discussions are ongoing to when the Run Jump Throw Pathway group will restart and this will be communicated direct to this group when further info is known. So what happens at the stadium
Please park/drop off in EAST car park (nearest traffic lights)
Proceed to reception and if there is a queue (socially distant) it will be towards the EAST car park
Put on face mask before entering and keep it on whilst in reception/corridor/toilet.
Preferred payment is by card or monthly stadium pass, but cash will be taken only as a last resort. Use hand sanitisers
Café and vending machines not available, but a grab and pay stall will be at reception for water. Water coolers/fountains not available
Proceed down corridor and visit toilets if needed (lockers and showers not available)
Exit corridor via track door (unless going to indoor area)
Wait in the holding area until your coach is ready, they will collect you.
Parents if waiting should do so in their cars, stand is closed
You must stay in your station the full session including warm up and cool down.
If you need the toilet you can’t enter the building via the track doors. You must, exit stadium via side gates – put on mask – renter at reception – corridor – toilets – track doors
Exit and Pick up
Exit via side gate at end of stand
Pick up will be from the WEST car park
Parents should wait OUTSIDE the gates to collect their children PLEASE BE PROMPT
Children should wait inside gates until parents arrive
Indoor Centre -Awaiting further information from Scottish Athletics and will send out as soon as we have it. Please see map below of flow of entering and exiting the Stadium that we have to adhere to at all times while using the Stadium Facilities.
Look forward to returning to some normality and getting back to training fully.
I’m sure many of you will long remember the torrential rain that accompanied the Christmas Handicaps and 1500m TT in December. That was the start of the 2021 Road Series, and now with lighter days and hopefully better weather, as well as a return to group training, it’s time to set the next challenge for our road series in 2021. This time last year we had a full series of external races and club member exclusive races lined up for our series, and obviously the pandemic put a stop to those plans, so this year we are taking it one step at a time.
For 2021 we are splitting into two groups once again, the Junior Challenge for U11-U15 members, and the Road Challenge for U17-Masters. We will convert finishing times into age grade scores again, to make the age differences in the two challenges more equal, just as we did in 2020. We plan to have a series of virtuals, time trials and hopefully, actual races, and there will the same minimum number of events that need to be run as in 2020, so 4 for the older group and 3 for the younger group. Next up in the series is the SAL Virtual event bring run from Friday 26th March to Monday 29th March. It’s open for entry now (£2 to SAL members) and has different distances depending on age, as follows:
U11 1.5km U13 3km U15 4km U17 5km U20 8km OR Marathon, Senior/Masters 10k OR Marathon
You’ll find the entry and all the SAL rules at the link above. After the results are published by SAL the club will take the Vics results and calculate the age graded scores and publish the scores for both Challenges.