COVID-19 has been no picnic for anyone and as event organisers, this won't be letting up any time soon. The gathering ban, announced back in March by the President, will be maintained until we are out of all lockdown levels, and when this will happen is anyones guess.
Unfortunately, this means that we are having to re-imagine the way we do things to stay alive, and that means exploring ways of offering racing without gathering. We want to maintain the backbone of competition - that being a comparison of your time versus another over the same race course. What this means for the TSSL is that we are working on putting all the details together to allow you to race this on your own time.
To do this, we are arranging permissions from the event venues to open the trails to you, so that you can run the race course, tracking yourself in the process - using your smartphone and a specified app (or your own device if you have one). We will use the track data to verify your attempt and confirm your race time.
The TSSL Race 4 at Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve has therefore been further postponed, until we have all of this in place.
Until we are out of lockdown level 1 and gatherings and organised sporting events are allowed again, our aim is to offer all of the remaining Trail Series® Super League races in the same way. Details on exactly how this will work will be sent to you once the venue permissions are finalised.
Thank you for your understanding and support during this unprecedented and very challenging time. If you have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.