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Source: England Athletics
All England Athletics events are now cancelled as per the notice (linked). This seems to be partly following government advice and partly because emergency services will no longer attend the events., leaving organisers with no choice.
As well as races this also, unfortunately, covers club training.
My understanding is that Swim England meets tonight (Tuesday) and will almost certainly come to the same conclusion.
British Triathlon updated their guidance over the weekend, here, but will inevitably have to follow the same guidelines.
parkrun has not yet made a statement but my bet is that these too will be suspended. This clearly makes sense as, for example, last Saturday there were over 1000 people ‘competing’ in the Bushy Park parkrun near me.
I’m not so sure about cycling events. Whilst they might not be counted as gathering they WILL be in need of emergency services response which, as I said above, appears to be withdrawn.
Duathlons at Eton, last weekend, were cancelled even when they could have gone ahead under government advice at the time and yet I heard this morning from my June race that they still plan to go ahead (but they won’t, in reality, in my opinion).
The glimmer of hope would be for a resumption in May although even if that resumption slips to June, there should still then be the possibility of triathlon & parkrun
Zwift anyone !
I’m going for a run. On my own.
Good luck with your training.