The Horsfall athletics facilities are due to re-open on 30 March and 1 April for juniors and track-and-field athletes. Running in socially-distanced groups of six will also start again on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, meeting at the Cemetery Road stadium gates. Meet at 6.30pm.
Participants will need to pre-register (for road and trail running) or register with the head coach on arrival (for purposes of track-and-trace) and follow the Covid protocols on the club website.
Public sessions for non-club members are available on Monday to Friday mornings, 9 to 11am. These start on Monday, 12 April.
1) The track itself has been thoroughly cleaned, for the first time in decades, with thanks to Horsfall stadium. You will see lots of other work having taken place there in the past 6-9 months: a new artificial pitch, a new memorial garden (almost complete), and improvements all round since the stadium has taken over the lease from the city council.
2) With the covid situation, it is important (a) to register with the head coach when you arrive, for track-and-trace purposes; (b) that you follow the covid protocols, which are based on guidelines from England Athletics, and written in conjunction with the safety officer at Horsfall.