So this week its Take 3 for the start of our season - thankfully the forecast is finally looking good for us and we are confident that we can finally start our season on Saturday!
CHANGES TO SEASON DATES
The GUNLAC Committee has made the decision to make-up these two washed out rounds by adding two meets to our calendar. With the later start to the season due to COVID (winter sports going later), our season was already somewhat shorter than previous years, therefore we would like to make up these 2 lost weekends. The additional weekends are:
Saturday 19th December 2020
Saturday 6th March 2021
We understand that these dates are close to holidays however we are not able to extend our season beyond March 17th 2021 due to ACT Government grounds maintenance scheduled.
The Duty Roster for week 1 wash out has now been reallocated to Saturday 19th December, and the week 2 roster has been reallocated to Saturday March 6th 2021. If any families need to swap these dates please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The full roster is available on our Duty Roster page.
This week's program is now available. Some age groups have a shorter program than what they will normally have just to allow more time for age group managers and athletes to get into a routine. Older age groups will have 5 events. This year we will alternate hurdles - even weeks will be 60 metre hurdles for 8, 9 and 10 years age groups. Odd weeks will be 80 and 90 metre hurdles for Under 11 and older.
We will run the 1500m and walks this weekend. These are open to Under 9s and older for walks and Under 11 and older for the 1500m run. If you wish to compete in these events please meet track officials at the round track tent by 9.30am. Arrive warmed-up and ready to race.
Weather permitting training will be on tomorrow (Thursday November 5th) from 5.15pm. We will be running long jump for all ages and triple jump for Under 11s and older.
REGISTRATION PACK PICK-UP OPPORTUNITY
If training goes ahead tomorrow (Thursday November 5th) we will also be open for registration pack pick-up 5.15pm-6.30pm. If you haven't picked-up yet this is a good opportunity to get your number early and avoid lining up on Saturday morning. If you can't make it tomorrow the registration desk will be open from 7.45am Saturday morning. Remember to bring pins to attached your number!
COVID SAFETY REMINDERS
A reminder to all families that it is everyone's responsibility to follow social distancing and hygiene practices, as set out in the GUNLAC COVID plan, and provided in posters at the oval and in flyers in age group folders. Please do not attend our meets if you are unwell. Age group managers and volunteers are asked to follow the guidelines to clean all hands and equipment prior to each event. Volunteers helping age group managers are asked to wear a volunteer sticker (provided in age group folders). This allows us to identify who are officials at the meet and who are spectators. Track officials and age group managers will be provided with vests to wear.
GUNLAC has signed up for the Check-in CBA app and we encourage our parents to use this when attending our meets. QR codes will posted at the oval.