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The following message has just been e-mailed to everyone who has entered our Half Marathon & 10k in Dale:
Thank you for entering the Pembrokeshire Half Marathon & 10k in Dale on Sunday 27th September. We hope this e-mail finds you well in these very strange times.
We thought it worth updating on you on the situation with this event. As it stands, the event is still ON. However, you will appreciate that, with the current Welsh Government guidance, we would be unable to stage the event, not least because of travel restrictions and social distancing requirements. There also remains a ban on mass gatherings across the UK.
We appreciate that you would love for the event to go ahead, as would we, and we are working in the hope that it may be able to take place. However, we will need to make a decision before too long to avoid uncertainty for you, and wasted effort and cost on our part.
Therefore, we will make a decision on the weekend of 11th/12th July, after the 21-day Welsh Government review (the next announcement is due tomorrow - we are not expecting significant changes except for non-essential retail to be able to reopen with social distancing).
We have consulted Dale Community Council and we are pleased to say that they are ready to welcome us in Dale if we are able to stage the event. That was fantastic to hear, as we would understand if the event wasn't welcome in Dale this year.
We will write to you again on 11th/12th July.
With all our best wishes,
Pembrokeshire Triathlon Club
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COVID-19 Statement 22/3/20
The message below has just been e-mailed to everyone who has entered one of our remaining 2020 events. We thought it might be useful for a wider audience. The events concerned are:
Fishguard Junior Aquathlon (Sunday 14th June)
Bluestone Pembrokeshire Coast Triathlon (Broad Haven – Saturday 11th July)
Pembrokeshire Half Marathon & 10k (Dale – Sunday 27th September)
Firstly, we hope this e-mail finds you well in these deeply unsettling and anxious times. You clearly have more important things to think about than our events, but we felt now was the right time to update you on the position as it stands.
We were very lucky to be able stage the Pembrokeshire Duathlon in Neyland on Sunday 8th March. Most events due to be held since then have not been so fortunate.
We are paying close attention to and following UK, Welsh and Local Government advice, advice from the NHS and Public Health Wales, and guidance issued by the governing bodies for our events, British Triathlon and Welsh Athletics. As it stands, events permitted by these two governing bodies are cancelled until the end of April.
We all have access to the same general information on websites, social media, and the news channels. It seems to us that it is very unlikely that we will be able to stage the event in Fishguard in June, or Broad Haven in July, and possibly/probably the event in Dale in September.
Current event postponements are already causing a large concentration of events later this year, leading to congestion and clashes. Already a large local Half Marathon (& Marathon), due to take place on 5th April, has postponed to 27th September – the same date as Dale. So we could suffer a large reduction in entries, which in itself could easily make our event(s) unviable. Clearly, as a local triathlon club we cannot risk making a significant loss and we have already incurred some expenditure preparing for the events (no event organiser, it seems, has event cancellation insurance that covers this pandemic).
So to the important message: as things stand we are leaving the events in the diary as they are, but we will continue to monitor the situation closely. As soon as anything changes in terms of postponement or cancellation, we will let you know. These decisions will be based on the latest advice given to us, and the need for us to make decisions from a practical event management perspective.
Should we need to postpone any event to a date later in 2020, or cancel and go again in 2021, your entry will be rolled forward to the new date without any further charge. Should you not be able to make the rearranged date, you will have the option to transfer your place to another person.
Stay safe, stay healthy. Look after yourselves, your loved ones and your community, and we hope we will see you very soon.
Sarah Winter, Chairperson
David Astins, Events Manager
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Bluestone Pembrokeshire Coast Triathlon
Pembrokeshire Half Marathon & 10k