Membership During the Pandemic

Club Information – Membership 2020/21

As you may be aware, it’s usually that time of the year to sort out and pay Annual Club Membership and England Athletics Registration Fees (for next season 1st April 2020- 31st March 2021). However, the Corona virus pandemic has meant that we need to reconsider our normal way of working, particularly as there are no club training sessions allowed due to Covid-19 and that most other club activity is unfortunately severely curtailed.

A decision has been made to extend last seasons (2019/20) club membership to at least the end of June 2020 – before we invite members to re-join for the new season (2020/21). So, you will all remain as members of the club (provided you want to) at least until that time when the situation will be reviewed.

Regarding Athlete Registration, England Athletics have also said that: –

1. The deadline for Athlete Registrations for 2020-2021 will be extended from 30 June until 31 August 2020.
2. The individual EA Athlete Registration fee will be fixed at £15 for 2020-2021 effective from 1 April 2020 instead of being set at £16 as previously communicated to all clubs.
3. In the event of a licensed competition taking place during the summer (prior to 31 August) all athletes who were registered during 2019/2020 will be eligible for competition up until 31 August. Competition checker facilities will be amended to reflect this decision. Any new athletes entering competition will need to be registered prior to the date of the event.

Please be assured that the club is here to help you in any way we can. We also do hope that you will continue to support the club through these difficult times in any way you can. We will continue to send you club updates via the club email account and Newsletter; we would encourage you to continue to ‘chat running’ via the club’s BBH Running Chat WhatsApp group and look out for individual training sessions from Lynn on the club BBH Club Info WhatsApp group and on the club’s Facebook group page https://www.facebook.com/groups/330998733759236/