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Lewes AC – Covid-19 and club activities

Since March 2020 and in response to the ever-changing Covid-19 virus situation the club has implemented a wide range of safety measures on behalf of its members. These have impacted significantly on the club and its activities.

The club has also tried very hard to keep club activities happening and a wide range of initiatives had been put in place to keep the athletic and fitness juices flowing.

Now as we enter 2021, and in response to the improving virus situation, further efforts are being made to bring back more club activities.  As a first step and following the appointment of the necessary Covid-19 Coordinators both junior and adult track sessions and adult ‘off’ track runs are being introduced.

More details of the covid risk assessments and action plans are at the bottom of the page under ‘Welfare Policy’.

Adult track sessions and group off track runs are being planned to start from the week beginning the 29th March. The Junior Academy started back on the 19th April, albeit with limited numbers. We are running two Junior Academy Summer Camps – see more details here.

As we move forward the Club Committee will continue to put in place new club activities, monitor the situation, and notify club members of the new arrangements and any changes.

If you are interested or want to find out more about the club and our activities this web site tells you how. Alternatively why not just pop down to the running track at 7.00pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays or 10.00am on Saturdays to have a chat, to see what goes.

Lewes Athletic Club is based at the all-weather track located to the rear of the Lewes Leisure Centre, Mountfield Road, Lewes, BN7 2XG. The club also meets at other venues in and around Lewes which is located in the heart of the South Downs National Park.

The top box on the right hand side of this page gives you a quick link to some of the key pages on our web site that you might be particularly interested in. The second box gives you quick links to some of our recent posts on our web site.

This web site also has a linked and complementary set of web pages called the ‘club wiki.’ These contain a tremendous amount of statistical and other information that is indispensable for the serious (and not so serious) road and cross country runner. The wiki can be accessed by just clicking on the ‘club wiki’ link located at the bottom of the Quick Links box on this page.

In summary the club wiki contains information that covers the following subjects.

  • An extensive record of historic and current time for races ranging from one mile up to and including ultra-events. This page includes a list of club members who are listed in the club’s hall of fame.
  • Signing up tables for those intending to compete at various league and other events and identifying lift sharing opportunities.
  • Individual and club results extracted from the many leagues and activities undertaken by club members
  • Results from a range of individual one off events in which the club participates such as the South Downs Relay, Masters Mantell Challenge and others.
  • Details of the club training sessions for adult members on Thursdays, Saturdays and at other times.
  • General information of interest for the committed and enthusiastic runner

Covid Reporting

Any club member who develops symptoms of Covid-19 (high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to their sense of taste or smell), receives a positive test result or shares a household/support bubble with someone who has developed symptoms or received a positive test result MUST immediately inform the Club’s Covid Coordinators at covid@lewesac.co.uk and follow the guidance set out on the Covid-19 Flow Chart for Managing Confirmed or Suspected Cases (downloadable from the Welfare Policy section below).