At this time of year the number of athletes who attend sprint training increases but only a small proportion compete for the club. In the interest of the competing athletes I will be applying the following rule from this week onwards.

During the week before a competition, only those who are competing for the club that weekend will be coached. This will allow me to concentrate on those few competing athletes without distraction and to give them the best possible preparation.

The only exception will be for those who regularly compete for the club but, for a valid reason, cannot make it to the next competition. Those athletes should consult with me before turning up.

Check the fixtures so that you know when this rule applies.

I appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.