Entries have just opened for an open competition on 20th Sept at Nuneaton. Enter here:
British Champs Manchester:
Nicholas Pryce put in a great run in the televised heats of the 200m to finish in 4th place with a time of 21.74 into a negative head wind of minus 0.9. This is his best legal outdoor time for the year but not quite good enough to qualify for the final. Incidentally on July 1st he was voted Scholar of the Year at Staffordshire University for his athletic achievements. Well done Nicholas.
Masters Meeting at Nuneaton:
Two new Club records were set at this meeting both of which are very close to the British Records.
Janice Pryce set a new W60 Club record in the Triple Jump with 8.83m. (The British record is 9.09m) . She also recorded 16.41 in the 100m . This was Janice’s first meeting of 2020.
Kevin Brown threw the 1.5Kg Discus 48.74m which is a new M55 Club record beating his old record of 41.93m and is also superior to his M50 Club record of 47.76m. It is also very close to the British record of 50.15m set in 2003.
Lorna Foster (W55) threw the 3Kg Hammer 30.41m for a Seasons best . On checking this result I have found the Lorna set a new CLUB record on the 21st Sept 2019 at Sheffield of 33.20m. Additionally at Nuneaton Lorna recorded 24.57m in the 1 Kg Discus and 8.13m in the 3Kg Shot.
Well done to Janice ,Kevin and Lorna.
Frederic Tremblay (M40) set a Seasons best in the 800m with 2.01.90. Well done Frederic.
A great weekend for our athletes.
All the best. John T
Watch our very own Nicholas Pryce as he runs in the 200m tomorrow. Action can be viewed on the BBC red button from midday tomorrow. His 200m is at 12.30pm and the final at 3pm. Good luck Nic!
If you’d like to enter some athletics competitions, Entry4Sports now has opened more comps. Charnwood AC at Loughborough Uni have comps on 9th & 16th Sept.
Looks like there are still spaces but you will need to be quick!
If you’re not sure if you’ll be competition ready, check with your coach. https://uk.entry4sports.com/
Enter yourself using this link:
Places are likely to go quickly. U13 age group and over.
There are a limited number of places available in open competitions. You enter yourself if you wish to take part. Keep checking this link to see if any new events have been added:
We are aware that the weather has been very warm recently, to say the least! Some athletes have consequently begun to bring water bottles with them.
This is against the rules that were established when we returned to training after lockdown when, for Covid-related reasons, we stipulated that NO bottles were to be brought by athletes.
Some athletes bringing bottles is likely to cause problems with those that have adhered to the rules, and furthermore we do not wish to risk bottles being carriers of the virus.
There is sufficient evidence in the running world that hydration is not an issue with the length and type of training that we do.
During the day of training, it is imperative that parents ensure that their children are sufficiently hydrated in preparation for the session. If this is done, there should be no need for athletes to bring water.
In case ONLY of emergency, the coaches will have a bottle of water.
We thank you in advance.
We have been informed that The Telford Games planned on 5th September has been cancelled. Sorry to have got people’s hopes up. (They have had difficulty updating their website.)
Please note that sessions are NOT yet back at the track.
If you are unsure where your group’s sessions are taking place, please contact your group’s coaches.