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.