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Notice from Captain for track use etc.

Important Notice. With the cross country season, for clubs anyway, almost at an end the track is getting noticeable busier already. To assist all members and coaches the club captain has as in previous years, assigned the following lanes:

Lanes 1 – 4 middle/long distance groups (any groups/athletes looking to use lane 1 MUST talk to the Captain first, as this lane should be used by the faster athletes)

Lanes 5 – 6 exclusively sprints groups

Lanes 7 and 8 juvenile groups ONLY

Lanes 9 and 10 hurdles/sprints groups

Javelin infield (athletes beware when crossing)

Hammer/Discus please use the practice cage (we understand this will be available for use shortly)

All coaches and athletes are asked to observe this and if for any reason you wish to deviate coaches please talk to one another and the club captain for permission.

In order to ensure that as many groups as possible can use the lanes:

All warm up and cool downs off track ie on the infield or outside of the track area completely.

If groups are doing reps they should step off the track for their recovery (checking of course for oncoming traffic!) In other words if there is a group of athletes doing 200 reps they should not hog the whole lane by walking or jogging the final 200. If they do it means on other athlete can use that lane. Please be aware that if you are assigned a lane it`s NOT exclusive usage for the night. To do this we`d need a 20 lane track!

Groups please do not come onto the lane you are using for your rep until you are ready to go. A 30 second countdown is not on!

Coaches please coach from the infield or from the edge of lane 8, not on lanes that are in use.

Athletes doing reps and athletes on the track please be aware of track etiquette and if you are coming upon a slower or stationary athlete shout ‘track’. It is up to all to try and avoid impeding one another, however, if an error does occur and you as an athlete are impeded please draw breath and try to keep calm! Please athletes do not take out your frustrations on a fellow athlete or coach. Please respect all.

If various groups could structure their training so that some are warmed up and ready to go at 7 p.m., others ready to go on to track at 7.30, 8 p.m., 8.15 p.m. etc. all will get better usage of the facility.

In the event of difficulties or problems arising, which over the course of the season undoubtedly there will be a couple of issues, athletes are asked to bring any such to the attention of their coach who in turn will talk to the club captain.

 

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