Combined Events: 7th August 2020
Race Walks: 3rd September 2020
Due to the situation relating to the coronavirus, it has been necessary to cancel the Regional Rounds of the Combined Events. It is hoped that we will be able to stage the Final at Bedford in September as planned.
This means that a new method for selecting who goes to the Final has had to be devised. The ESAA will ask Counties to submit nominations for each age group, and will then invite 'the best 45' in each age group to compete in the Final. The 'best 45' will not necessarily be based purely on previous National Rankings, some sort of fairness across the 6 Regions will also need to be taken into account so that the whole Country can be properly represented.
The deadline for Counties nominating athletes is Friday 7th August, by which time we should be in a position to know whether or not the Final can indeed take place. The ESAA will select which of the nominated athletes to invite, those will then be notified by their County Secretary. It will then be necessary for County Secretaries to enter into the onlinen system the BP for each event for each selected athlete so that we can make fair lane draws for the track events, and properly balance field events where pools are required..