Based on the latest Government guidance around Coronavirus/COVID-19, British Triathlon and the 3 Home Nations (Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland and Welsh Triathlon) have suspended organised triathlon activity with immediate effect until at least 30 June.The list of suspended activity includes but may not be limited to:
- All permitted events in England, Scotland and Wales.
- All British Triathlon, Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland and Welsh Triathlon championships and events, including Age Group Qualifiers.
- Face-to-face coaching courses – Anyone in the middle of a course will be contacted about how this will continue separately
- Pathway Activity – all planned camps and performance assessment activity
The NEWTCracker Team have been monitoring the situation surrounding COVID-19 very closely.
Following discussions with Welsh Triathlon and now this afternoon’s Government update, we believe the right course of action is to postpone the event.
This decision has been made in the interest of keeping all our participants, volunteers and their families safe. The Government have advised against unnecessary travel, social contact and gatherings large or small. We do not want to host an open road triathlon and risk sending competitors for medical treatment, putting further strain on the NHS at a time when people need access to lifesaving services.
We apologies for the disappointment and inconvenience caused to all athletes. We at NEWT love nothing more than hosting this early season event and we couldn’t have predicted this unprecedented situation.
We are working on an alternative date and will be in touch later this week to confirm details. Thank you for your patience.
Due to unforeseen circumstances (outside of Corona) there is now no coach available to deliver tonight’s running session (16th March 2020).
I also ask you to please bear with us whilst we interpret what the new government guidance means for us as a club. I hope to have an update tomorrow.
NEWTCracker Triathlon Sprint Tri
Location Newport International Sports Village.
Date 29th March 2020.
Race results can be found here