In light of the advice and measures announced by the government aimed at limiting the impact of the current coronavirus epidemic we have reviewed our events program for 2020. The situation is changing rapidly and it is unclear for how long these measures will be in place, we will therefore keep the situation under review.
I would very much appreciate your patience at this time as we have a lot of rearranging and policy making to sort out. I will shortly be contacting all entrants in all races outlining exactly what action we propose to take for each race. It is very unlikely that I will be able to respond to individual queries before then.
The Ripon Hornblower Duathlon due to take place on March 29th will now be postponed. We hope to rearrange to a date in October or early November this year. In the first instance all entries will be transferred to the rearranged event. All entrants will be contacted shortly.
Stockton Duathlon Festival due to take place on April 26th will also not now take place on that date. Our event partners Stockton Borough Council are unable to reschedule the event to this autumn, we are therefore seeking another venue that can accommodate closed road racing. We are making good progress in this and British Triathlon will transfer the major events status of the races to the new date if it can be achieved. Again, we will shortly be contacting all current entrants regarding this.
British Triathlon has now imposed a ban on all sanctioned events until the end of June. This means that the A Day In The Lakes Triathlon will not now take place. It will not be possible to reschedule this event to later in 2020. Current entries will be transferred to the 2021 edition. I will shortly be contacting all entrants with greater details about this and other options.
At the moment the Redcar Sprint Triathlon, The Dalesman Triathlon and Helvellyn Triathlons are all still taking place on their scheduled dates. I'm sure that you will appreciate that this may well have to change.
I appreciate that this will be a great disappointment to those of you that have put so much effort into preparing for events but hope that you will understand the very difficult position Trihard and all other event organises now find ourselves in.
These are very worrying times for all of us in the broadest sense and I sincerely hope that you and your families get through this crisis with a minimum of upset and disruption.
Rob Wilkins. Trihard Events