Some of our athletes were not able to compete last weekend,
as cancellations hit a number of high profile scheduled fixtures.
Gavin Bayne was all set to win his first England Masters vest in the
Fleet half-marathon in Hampshire on Sunday only to find it was cancelled at the last minute.
Carl Avery was due to run the Prague half at the end of the month and had
chosen to miss the Inter Counties XC as a result. Sadly that’s now been cancelled.
Worst of all, perhaps, spare a thought for poor Gary Hall, who has been training
rigorously up and down Druridge Bay for April’s Marathon des Sables - only to find that too now
rescheduled till September.
With park runs cancelled across much of Europe, it looks as though these too will go by the weekend,
with the organisers saying they will make a decision for the UK by the end of the week.