Dear Beccles Triathlon Club Members,
Due to the recent escalation of the Coronavirus situation, it has been decided to cancel all Beccles Triathlon Club activities with immediate effect. This position is currently expected to remain in force until the end of April. We have received compelling advice from our governing bodies, namely British Triathlon Federation and England Athletics, to this effect. We feel there is a need to advise members of the club position in a timely manner and that, for the avoidance of doubt and speculation, that time is now. Other local sports clubs have already made similar announcements.
We hope members will find ways of continuing with their training plans through this period and they are, of course, free to make their own personal lifestyle decisions regarding the current situation.
At the present time, we do not need to make a decision regarding the triathlon, scheduled for Sunday 7th June. Presently, therefore, the event is still on. The only advice we have received to date is from British Triathlon Federation and relates to additional measures to consider for events that are going ahead. These will be addressed by the Race Committee routinely over the next few weeks. We will also continue to monitor the situation and the advice we receive regarding holding the event and make a decision at the appropriate time.
Suzy Knights and Roly Shaw
On behalf of BTC Main, Racing and Coaching Committees.