Clonliffe back on Track!

It’s great to be in a position to report on the return to training at Morton Stadium last night of Clonliffe Harriers AC. The club very much appreciates the cooperation of coaches and athletes in adapting to the new way of going about our sport at these challenging times.

There were six different groups, subdivided into the required smaller groups of four, training last night. The dividing of the Clonliffe time into individual shared timeslots worked very well, likewise it was very pleasing to see the observation of the protocol for not coming onto the track until the allocated time and the continued observation of social distancing throughout (it is of course very strange and not the way anyone wants to do things but at present it is the way forward).

If we can continue these good practices the future looks an awful lot brighter. In particular, and sorry for once again banging on about this:

Groups to be split into subgroups of four individuals.

Social distancing of 2 m between all.

Do not attend if you are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19 or have been out of the country in the preceding 14 days.

Continue all current hygiene practices. Continue coughing and sneezing etiquette (no spitting!)

Book your athletes in 24 hours in advance.

Training continues again on Thursday with once again the same protocols in place (these will continue until further notice) coaches must make bookings and must notify us of all members in the training group taking part – email – if there is a no-show email so we can amend the attendance record. Again it is of fundamental importance that we have the names and contact details of all in attendance at a particular time.

Athletes please note that you cannot just turn up you must make a booking for a place with your training group with your coach. If you are an athlete who is not a member of a training group there is a slot available at 8:30 PM – you must however also go to the same protocol with regard to booking as above. One further thing which must be observed is the completion of an athletics Ireland questionnaire which is attached below. Every person who is attending the training session must complete this and give it to their coach before the session. Coaches please collect these and give them to the Covid 19 safely officer – Noel Guiden on the night.