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Track Opening Delay

Friday 7 September 2018

Have received an urgent email from Club Manager this afternoon regarding the track opening date. Due to contractor delays the work suppose to be commencing last Tuesday, will not start until the middle of September.

Emails have been sent out to all paid up members of the Academy for the Autumn term, informing them of track completion delay. Monies paid in advance will be carried forward to following term. A new date for commencing the Academy sessions is Monday 5th November 2018.

The track opening delay affects all athletes and coaches that hold sessions at Leckwith during the winter months. Since the track closed week begining 15th July, we are nearly 2 months later, with no track completion date. Coaching sessions have been held at stadium for throws using outside throwing area, and a football pitch near stadium entrance.

Coaches have been using facilities away from the track. Those of us who have been using the local parks for evening sessions on Club nights, was fine in July, with long days when sunset was 9.26pm.

However evening are drawing in fast, sunset currently 7.45pm. Mid October sunset will be 6.29pm. That means road sessions for some club groups. At end of October (27th) the clocks go back an hour.

Club office, and canteen, will be open during track delay.

Will continue to follow progress on track refurbishment (that is beyond club's control), and post updates.