It is with a huge amount of regret that we have to cancel the Masters Grand Prix event scheduled for Saturday 22nd August at Woodbourn Road Stadium, Sheffield.
Despite updated competition guidance from England Athletics released this week we still don’t feel that we can safely put on the event.
The logistics of trying to make the individual track and field events work with reduced numbers per event and race would prove too restrictive.
As well as the extra organisation and marshals required to control warm-ups and other elements of the meeting along with the prerequisite risk assessments for the venue.
We understand that guidance may well change in the coming weeks and become more favourable, but we need a month to organise the event, hence the decision made today.
We really hope to bring some sort of Masters event to you at the earliest possible opportunity.
But ultimately the safety of both athletes and officials comes first and this will guide any future decision.
Masters Grand Prix are regular track and field meetings for veteran/masters athletes from the UK and overseas.
Each fixture will include sprints, middle distances and some combination of jumps and throws. The events will be run under UK Athletics rules, electronically timed and all results submitted to Power of 10. Races will be performance graded regardless of age making for highly competitive competition.
Masters status starts at 35 years old and that is the only requirement to getting involved. No club affiliation is required. You can find out more about Masters Athletics within our ‘What is Masters Athletics‘ article.
Our aim is to get as many Masters athletes involved and competing, showing that age is no barrier having fun and taking part. Just come along and aim to achieve your own personal best.
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