Thanks to the recent relaxation of restrictions by the government and England Athletics, and with approval from the Bedford Borough Council, small group training is returning to Bedford and County A.C. from Tuesday 23rd June.  To take part, you must have renewed your Bedford and County membership (i.e. from April 2020).

Athletes who are under 18 should contact their coach to notify them of their interest in attending a session, as all junior sessions must be booked by coaches. Please email the Club Chairman, Martyn Blackwell  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need your coach's contact details.

Senior athletes may book small group sessions themselves.

 

Bedford International Athletics Stadium will be open at the following times:

  • Tuesday: 1700 - 2000
  • Thursday: 1700-2000
  • Sunday: 1000-1300

Due to the need to ensure social distancing, the stadium is being divided into 10 zones. Each zone is clearly marked, and can be booked by a small group.  The zones may be booked for fifty minute sessions starting at 17:00, 18:00 and 19:00 on Tuesday and Thursday and 10:00, 11:00 and 12:00 on Sundays. Athletes are limited to two sessions per week.  Note, however, that some sessions are pre-booked by club coaches, and so are not available for senior athletes to book online.

The zones are:

Zone  Location Usage Group Size Pre-Booked Slots that are not available to book online
1 Lanes 1 & 2, whole 400m  Runners in events from 400m upwards A single group of up to 4 athletes and 1 coach*  
2 Lanes 5,6,7,8 (160m from bend to finish line) Sprinters A single group of up to 4 athletes and 1 coach*
  • Tuesday 18:00 to 20:00
  • Thursday 18:00 to 20:00
3 Lanes 5,6,7,8 (160m from bend to 200m start line) Sprinters A single group of up to 4 athletes and 1 coach*
  • Tuesday 17:00 to 19:00
  • Thursday 17:00 to 19:00
  • Sunday 11:00 to 13:00
4 Inside Shot Putt. Field event athletes A single group of up to 4 athletes and 1 coach*  
5 Inside Javelin by Water Jump Field event athletes A single group of up to 4 athletes and 1 coach*  
6 Outside Shot Putt Field event athletes A single group of up to 4 athletes and 1 coach*  
7 Javelin / Cage Field event athletes A single group of up to 4 athletes and 1 coach*
  • Tuesday 18:00 to 20:00
  • Thursday 17:00 to 19:00
  • Sunday 11:00 to 12:00
8 Long Jump Field event athletes A single group of up to 4 athletes and 1 coach*
  • Thursday 18:00 to 20:00
9 Rugby Field Endurance athletes A maximum of 4 separate groups, each with up to 4 athletes and a coach*.  Maximum of 12 athletes on the field in total. No sessions available to book online (contact endurance coaches for availability)
10 American Football Field Endurance athletes A maximum of 4 separate groups, each with up to 4 athletes and a coach*.  Maximum of 12 athletes on the field in total. No sessions available to book online (contact endurance coaches for availability)

 

*Senior Athletes do not need a coach in their groups.

Sadly, the Pole Vault and High Jump areas will remain closed until further notice.

Please note: You must read the club's Covid Usage Policy and Risk Assessment before making a booking.

BOOKING IS BY ‘ZONE’. Coaches and athletes (over 18) can book a 50 minute session through the following link: https://forms.gle/7cjqei2bhqBcnweUA.

The Booking window opens each Saturday for the following week's sessions.


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