Based on the latest government instruction around Coronavirus/COVID-19, and in line with other national governing bodies, British Triathlon and the three Home Nations (Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland and Welsh Triathlon) and the Triathlon Trust have decided to extend the suspension of triathlon activity until at least 30 June.
We have not taken this decision lightly but in light of the rapidly changing situation, we feel it is essential to extend the period of suspension. The most recent instruction from the government is to stay at home for the coming weeks and even after that period, we expect to have a period of continued restriction of movement and activity. We therefore feel that it is our duty to take these steps to help protect the health and wellbeing of athletes, officials, coaches, volunteers and spectators and to alleviate the risk of an additional burden on the emergency services at a hugely testing time.
The government has been quite clear in its instruction for the public to stay at home with some defined exceptions. The exceptions include exercising once a day – to run, walk or cycle – and must be done alone or with members of your household.
We have been working with Sport England, particularly around the financial difficulties that sports businesses might be facing. They have asked that anyone who has any financial difficulties email them at firstname.lastname@example.org so that they can log the issues and concerns of those involved in the delivery of our sport. We will of course, share with you any further information that we get in this area.
You might also find the information on the Sport and Recreation Alliance website helpful – click here to find out more:
We appreciate that this is a very difficult time for everyone involved in our sport, but we do ask for your support as we navigate through this period of uncertainty. We are doing everything we can to support members, clubs, coaches, committees and academies as well as those businesses who run triathlon events.
As you will be aware, the British Triathlon offices are currently closed and our teams are working from home, so please bear with us if you need to contact us – we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Thank you for your continued patience and support.
Ryton Tri is a long-standing triathlon club and is one of the top junior triathlon clubs in the North East as well as being one of the friendliest clubs in the North East. We cater for all standards from total novices to elite triathletes.
Have a browse around the site. Details of the club and what we do can be found on the Club Stuff page including club sessions, coaching and club history.