Tampere-bound? Read on:

We hope your preparations for these Championships are on schedule and that you are looking forward to renewing international acquaintances or meeting like-minded families from all over the world at this long-awaited event, fortunately being held in Europe this year and in a historically great athletic country.

Random Anti-Doping tests are carried out at these Championships and it is likely that you may not be familiar with testing procedures should you be selected for a test. There is a very informative video on www.englandathletics.org, click on Clean Athletics where you can watch the procedure that an athlete is taken through.

You are entitled to take a Team Manager, Coach or another athlete/person with you to the testing room. We are very limited on Team Managers as we are all volunteers and, with two stadiums operating simultaneously, Team Managers Meetings to attend etc. we will be very stretched time-wise.

If you are unsure whether or not any supplements or medication you are taking may contain any banned substances, or should you need a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Certificate, check on World Masters Athletics website www.world-masters-athletics.org, click on Competitions and you should be able to find the information you need.
Carole Filer is the TUE Coordinator, if in doubt contact her at:
71 Hunter House Road, Sheffield. S11 8TU
Email: WMATUESEC@gmail.com Mobile : +44 : (0) 754 882 6151

Good luck in your competition.
Bridget Cushen
Hon. Secretary