18/19th January – Both Phoebe Havard and Dan Brooks…
18/19th January – Both Phoebe Havard and Dan Brooks…
On Sunday 5th of January 2020 there were two South West Championships being held at the same time.
2019 SOUTH WEST INDOOR T&F CHAMPIONSHIPS
Entries are now open for Day 1 of the Junior Open, which incorporates several regional championships, including the SW Indoor T&F Championships (involving several of the U13/U15/U17 events).
The 2019/20 Midland Counties Indoor Open Meetings and Championships prospectus is now available
As we start to get used to how we can better display our news items on this website, here is a small roundup of some of the things that have happened over the last couple of months…
The 2018 Avon Schools fixtures list is out…. http://www.avonschoolsathletics.org.uk/calendar.html
Entries are now open for the second day in Cardiff.
Welsh Athletics Junior Open Regional Championships Day 2.
Entries are now open for the Welsh Athletics Junior Open Regional Championships Day 2, which incorporates the South West England indoor championships. This event takes place at the National Indoor Athletics Centre in Cardiff on Saturday 6th January, and there are medals to be won for the top three athletes in each age group from each region (South Wales, East Wales, South West England).
The events available are:
U13 Girls – 60m, 60m Hurdles, 800m, 1500m, Shot Put
U15 Girls – 60m, 60m Hurdles, 800m, 1500m, Shot Put, Pole Vault
U17 Women – 60m, 60m Hurdles, 800m, 1500m, Long Jump, Pole Vault
U13 Boys – 60m, 60m Hurdles, 800m, 1500m, Long Jump
U15 Boys – 60m, 60m Hurdles, 800m, 1500m, Long Jump, Pole Vault
U17 Men – 60m, 60m Hurdles, 800m, 1500m, Long Jump, Pole Vault
Please note that U13 and U15 athletes CANNOT compete in 800m and 1500m on the same day. Entry numbers for field events are capped at 40 athletes per event, with only 8 spaces allocated to South West England athletes. Entries close on December 15th.
The cost is £6 per event for one event, £12 for two events or £15 for three events. Spectators do have to pay £3 for the privilege of watching and there is parking available at 50p for the day – although arrive in good time as spaces are limited.
Go to Welshathletics.org/competitions or follow the link for more info and the online entry form:http://www.welshathletics.org/competitions/events/track–field/2018/january/welsh-athletics-junior-open–southeast-wales-regional-championships-day-2.aspx
Midland Counties Athletic Association 2018 Indoor Meetings
Entries are now open for the first two Midland Counties Athletic Association indoor open meetings. The dates are January 6th/7th and January 27th/28th. An ‘open meeting’ means that any athlete registered with England Athletics through and affiliated Club, can take part – there are no minimum standards to reach before you can enter – and, in case you were wondering, Avon and Gloucestershire are officially part of the Midland Counties Athletic Association. These two opens are held in the High Performance Centre adjacent to the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. It’s a straightforward journey of around 1 hr 45 minutes. The HPC is a ‘smallish’ indoor venue but it does have a full 100m indoor track. There is plenty of free parking but you will need to take your own chairs! This is mainly an indoor competition, with events for the U13 age group and above, but it does include outdoor throws. The events on offer are:
Saturday 6th and 27th January: High Jump, Long Jump, Pole Vault, Triple Jump, Javelin, Hammer
Sunday 7th and 28th January: 60m, 60mH, Shot, Discus
The cost is £7 per event, and you get two races in both the 60m and 60mH events for your £7. Closing dates for online entry are 21st December for the first weekend and 12th January for the second weekend, although entries will close early if full capacity has been reached.
For more information, and to enter online, go to the Midland Counties Athletics Association website or follow the link:https://mcaa.athletics-uk.org/midlandcounties/2018/default.asp
Please note that the second day of the South West England championships for U13, U15 and U17 age groups in Cardiff is also on Saturday 6th January.
The indoor season will soon be with us , so here are two links to the Midland Counties AA (Birmingham) and Cardiff Met (Cardiff) both of whom put on great events. If you have never done anything like this before have a chat with your coach, but they are definitely worth having a go. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t enjoyed it!
Looking further ahead our Sprints and Hurdles will be held at Yate on 8th April 2018, entries fill up really quickly, so you will need to apply within hour/days of entries opening (we will let you know nearer the time), again put the date in your diary and talk to you coach about what events to do, but remember this is one of the first opportunities of getting a time registered on power of 10 so you know how winter training has gone and the Club Team Managers can see what events you do and forms the basis of their team selection process for the early league matches.
Entries are now open for the Welsh Athletics Junior Open Regional Championships Day 1, which incorporates the South West England indoor championships. This event takes place at the National Indoor Athletics Centre in Cardiff on Sunday 3rd December and if you are looking for some early indoor competition over the winter this is the closest indoor arena to us (only around a 30-minute drive once you get across the Second Severn Crossing). It’s easy to get to and there are usually quite a few Yate athletes who go along.
The championships take place across two days (the second day is on Saturday 6th January). There are medals for the top three athletes in each age group from each region (South Wales, East Wales, South West England). As the turnout is often not huge from South West athletes, the chance of winning a medal can be pretty good! This year it seems that entry numbers for field events are capped at 40 athletes per event, with only 8 spaces allocated to South West England athletes. Entries close on November 17th.
The events available on December 3rd are:
U13 Girls – 200m, Long Jump, High Jump,
U15 Girls – 200m, 300m, Long Jump, High Jump
U17 Women – 200m, 300m, Shot Put, Triple Jump, High Jump
U13 Boys – 200m, Shot Put, High Jump
U15 Boys – 200m, 300m, Shot Put, High Jump
U17 Men – 200m, 400m, Shot Put, Triple Jump, High Jump
The cost is £6 per event for one or two events, and £5 per event if you enter three events. It is a well-run open, with parking on site for a small charge – arrive in good time though as it does get busy – seating for spectators, refreshments for sale as well as some small bits of kit, e.g. spikes, tape, rollers, and sometimes some clothing and shoes. There is usually a charge for spectators of around £3.
The entry process is quite straightforward – they are not even asking for an EA registration number! Go to Welshathletics.org/competitions or follow the link for more info and the online entry form: http://welshathletics.org/competitions/events/track–field/2017/december/welsh-athletics-junior-open–southeast-wales-regional-championships-day-1.aspx
Just to let you know there are a lot of ‘Local’ indoor competitions over the next few months but entries start closing soon.
8th January day 2 of the Junior open and Welsh Champs at the Cardiff Met Uni, entries close 22/12/16
Midlands Counties Athletics Association open, 14th & 15th Jan at the High Performance Center Alexander Stadium (Including outdoor throws) Entries close 15th Dec’ paper entries and 28th Dec’ on line.
15th Jan at Cardiff Met Uni, South West Indoor Champs, entries close 12th Jan on line.
5th February Cardiff Met Grand Prix entries close 2nd Feb’ (No u15 or below)
Midland Championships including U13 Quadrathlon on 11th & 12th February at the Barclaycard Arena entries close 18th Jan’ for paper & 26th Jan’ online.
Birmingham Open. Sunday 19th at Barclaycard Arena (this is a great event that we all try to get to) entries close 24th January paper and 31st Jan’ on line.
Midland Counties Open 18th & 19th March @ High performance Center Alexander Stadium. (Including out door Throws) Entries close 27th Feb Paper & 3rd march on line.
Go on line to Midlands counties athletics Ass’ or Welsh Athletics Ass’ for details of entries.
Best of luck!