Vale Royal AC - Senior Section

Running and Athletics in the Heart of Cheshire.


COVID-19 UPDATE 25 MARCH 2020

Hopefully everyone is now aware that the Government introduced new rules on 23rd March and, as with all laws, it is the responsibility of individual citizens to ensure they are aware of them and comply.


Meanwhile updated guidance regarding exercise and training has also been published on the EA (England Athletics) website on 24th March whilst Cheshire AA have issued some interesting and insightful training tips and advice on their social media pages.

Finally, as also confirmed by England Athletics, the initial suspension of all athletics training and competitions until 30th April has now been extended until 31st May.



COVID-19 UPDATE 21 MARCH 2020

Following the updated regulations issued by the Government yesterday, notably the closure of all Leisure Facilities, together with schools and universities also ceasing lessons, it is necessary to revise the rules around training for all athletes as follows.

All club training sessions across all locations are cancelled with immediate effect. These include Knights Grange, Delamere Forest, Hartford and indoor sites. No coaches will be attending these locations in an official capacity from today.

Knights Grange should not be used. Although a number of club members have keys they should not use them to access the site to train. Doing so would potentially damage our relationship with the council, possibly leading to us losing our right to use the track in future. It could also invalidate the club’s insurance policy as we are obliged to comply with EA and Local Authority regulations.

Athletes are actively encouraged to keep themselves fit however those who wish to continue training must do so in accordance with EA guidelines regarding Social Distancing etc.

Note that coaches are absolutely permitted to issue guidance and advice remotely (via E-mail, telephone and Social Media etc)  regarding sessions that can be performed and may well reach out to you as individuals or as a group in that regard.

Please adhere to the above – failure to do so may put you or others at risk as well as damaging the reputation of you personally and the club.

The above has been agreed by all coaches and committee members.