Rivington Pike and Good Friday Message
Every Good Friday thousands of people choose to celebrate Easter by visiting Rivington Pike on Good Friday. Each year UU support this day through the provision of staff on-site, toilets, litter collection, etc. However this year we want to persuade people to not visit the area to avoid so many people being in close proximity to one another with the present coronavirus situation.
We are in the process of contacting Silcocks who bring the fayre to ask them not to come and have been in touch with UUs comms dept to try and highlight the issues.
Any help people can offer to spread the word would be much appreciated.
Thank you and best wishes.
Hazel, United Utilities
England Athletics have advised that all formal athletic activities (racing, training and meetings) should be postponed until at least the end of April 2020. Your club is following this advice and so all training sessions are cancelled with immediate effect. Sorry for the bad news.
As a result of the perceived threat from Covid-19 to our juniors and coaches, we have taken the decision to close all junior training based inside immediately. This includes Fundamentals and Foundation sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. For the moment training that is based outside will continue, but please do not attend if you are in any way unwell. We have a committee meeting on Wednesday18th March where we will consider what measures we will have to adopt going forward.
As a club we need to look at the current Coronavirus and other illnesses very carefully.
We need to ask all athletes and parents if they are feeling unwell in anyway to not attend training or large events.
This is in line with England Athletics and Public Health England.
There may be circumstances where we may need to cancel training and events at short notice. So please look out for messages on our website/Facebook/What’s App.
Hopefully this won’t happen and we hope everyone stays fit and well.
If in doubt then follow the guidelines set by Public Health England.
CAAT Kit Night on 27th January at St Michael School
Due to the water-logged course, next week's SE XC will be at Heaton Park NOT Tandle Hill.
Please note on Thursday the 12th of December access to the track will be from the side gate from the car park no access to the inside of the arena portable toilets will be available this is because the arena will be used for voting
The funeral service/cremation for Jim Munn will be at 2.30pm 10 December at Charnock Richard.
This Monday (2/12/2019) is the Junior Christmas do at AJs in Chorley. All training sessions are cancelled apart from the 18:00 to 18:45 (FUNdamentals) session. Due to mock exams, this will be held in the lower/smaller gym at St Michaels.
Stuarts Tuesday training sessions for the next couple of weeks will be from Carr Lane, Chorley.
As previously communicated, please be aware that there is no junior training based at St Michaels High School until the first week in September. Other junior training sessions are available with some of our coaches during this period of time.
This summer is speeding along. So much so that it is the last of the Astley Trail Series races on Wednesday 7th August (next week). I have already been notified that many usual helpers will not be available to help next week, so if you are not running and have a couple of hours free please come along and help at the registration or in the park. The junior race is at 19:00 and the senior race is at 19:30. Thanks in anticipation.
Congratulations to our very own Rick Cordwell who has performed fantastically at the European Masters Games in Torino, Italy. Silver medals in 100m, 400m and 400m hurdles, plus a bronze in the 200m. A great haul by someone who has been plagued with injury all Summer. Well done.
Kit night is on Monday 22 July from 6pm to 8pm @ St Michaels School.
It is the 3rd Astley Trail Series event on Wednesday 3rd July. If you are not running, please help - meet at 18:30 near Astley Park main gates.
My apologies for the late notice, but due to a shortage of coaches on Thursday this week, we will have to cancel Mike and Pete's session at 18:30 based at St Michaels. The following week will be on as normal. As an alternative, there are several sessions at Horwich track (behind Bolton Arena) at 19:00 that your child is most welcome to try this week.
Message for Anna Marie Crabtree, I have sent you an email but not sure if you have changed your email address. Please contact Terry
This week's Northerns has moved from Oldham to East Cheshire Harriers track. The address is Richmond Street,Ashton-under-Lyne,OL7 9HG. It is near to the M60 motorway.
There will be no junior training based at St Michaels from 15 to 18 April because the school is not available. Your coach will inform you if other locations have been organised on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
CAAT Awards Night 2019 this Friday 22nd March 2019. See Facebook for more details.
Roller and Doddle marshals/helpers for Sunday. Please meet at Hare and Hounds in Abbey Village at 10:00ish. Please wrap up warm.
CAAT Safeguarding workshop (for club coaches and helpers) on Wed 20th March 6.30pm at Matthews and Leigh Offices, 141 Chapel Lane, Coppull, PR7 4ND .
The new website is now live. If you spot any problems, please contact Simon Townsend.
Thursday night senior sessions now start from 19:00 at Chorley Cricket Club.
Hyndburn XC Saturday Postcode is BB5 5SF
The Sportshall competition is only a couple of weeks away, Sunday 4th November.
Tuesday 6.30 to 7.30 for the next two weeks in the Gym, Sportshall preparation.
This week 23rd, sprints using the turning boards, standing long jump and triple jump, speed bounce.
Next week, sprints, high stepper (hopefully), standing long and triple jumps, balance, foam javelin and shot (if I can find an indoor one).
There will be warm up and a ten minute circuit session to start.
It is open to all age groups.
A MASSIVE congratulations to John Wright who has won silver at the WMA World track and field Championships in Malaga for the 400m! With a PB in his least favourite event!
Important Notice -
Junior Training on Thursday at st Michaels.
Mike Mason and Pete’s group has been cancelled due to open evening at the school.
Ian and Richards group are to meet at Hallgate car park opposite the Baron’s Rest in Astley Village. 6:30 start.
St Michaels is not available this Thursday (13/9/18) for training. Therefore, Thursday school based sessions are cancelled for this week only.
Venue for Northerns Track and Field is Queensway Stadium, Queensway, Wrexham LL13 8UH.