Covid 19 update

With the entire country now at level 3 (from mid night on October 6th) there are considerable restrictions on the sport of athletics. At this time no competition is permitted. People should not leave their county unlss for work, education or some other necessary reason. Training may continue but in pods of 15 to include the coach. This applies to all outdoor training: track in Morton Stadium, Trinity playing fields, road run, training in Santry Park etc. For tracing purposes all groups must be booked in for all training sessions, with name of coach and names of athletes, and contact numbers for all.

The club’s premises, dressing rooms and other facilities remains closed at this time. Toilets are available in the stadium. No showers at this time, arrive ready to train, and limit as much as possible congratulating in groups.

Please note the following:

Training for Clonliffe members continues in Morton Stadium on Tuesdays/Thursdays 7pm – 9pm, Sundays 9.30-11.30am. Trinity playing fields on Tuesdays.

Bookings must be made by the group coach

It is strongly recommended that coaches wear face coverings and that athletes similarly wear face covering when meeting up and taking instructions.

There can be no physical contact whatsoever between the members of the training group.

Social distancing of 2M must be strictly observed, at meet up, warm up, between reps and for cool down.

Please observe coughing and sneezing etiquette.

Please refrain entirely from spitting.

Wash your hands before you leave home to go running, bring a hand sanitiser with you, do not press any pedestrian crossing buttons and if you are stretching do not use a railings or park bench or similar to support you while you stretch.

Do not share drinks, be absolutely careful that your drink bottle does not touch against another athletes drink bottle, do not handle another athletes drink bottle, it is vitally important that cross contamination is avoided.

If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or flu like symptoms do not come to train, self isolate and contact your GP.

If you have had, or a member of your household has had a Covid 19 test, you must self isolate and not come training until there is a negative result of such test.

Unfortunately no competition (including club races) is permitted. The upcoming Club 10 mile/Ahern Cup, Walker Cup 4 Mile and Clonliffe 2 are deferred. We aim to prioritize these events and hold them as soon as possible. When we know, you’ll know! Please also note that the Dublin Juvenile and Novice Championships due to take place over the coming weeks have been deferred. Updates when we have them.

Please stay safe, continue with the good practices we have all developed and keep smiling. Better days ahead!