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Call for return of events to be supported as restrictions ease

15/07/2021 00:00, In Blog /

Welsh Athletics welcomes the updated timeline for the easing of restrictions announced by the First Minister yesterday.

As a result, competition providers across Wales can now start planning for a wider return of events. We will be updating the relevant guidance document to reflect the Welsh Governments requirements. We will also continue to support parkrun in brining back the weekly events across all parts of Wales.

CEO James Williams commented:

‘This is the clarity that we were hoping for, despite recent easing of restrictions, many competition providers were still finding it challenging to bring their events back. The benefits of running events on mental and physical wellbeing is well known, and the running community across Wale continues to grow, our clubs and groups have done a superb job in engaging their members, and they will be delighted that they can now compete once again. I would continue to urge Local Authorities across Wales to support the return of events, and to do so with the knowledge that they will bring huge benefits to the health of the local population.’