Invitation cards and e mails have gone out for the 3rd match of the T+F League which takes place on Thursday 28 June at Shrewsbury.
The Shrewsbury track is at London Road Sports Centre (Shrewsbury College), SY2 6PR. There is plenty of parking.
Events start at 6.45, but please arrive by 6.15 so we can finalise teams etc. Numbers and vests must be worn.
Full details and entry form can be found here WENLOCK RELAYS Final 1 June v3 A5 pdf master
The long awaited Cosford results are finally in. There were individual wins for Ella, Ruari, John, Lucy, Beth, Toby, Sophia and Manali. Unfortunately only the U13G fielded a complete team and were rewarded with second place on the night. The U17W were first (by a mere two points) putting them in the lead overall (just!). The U17B were third. As a club we’re lying in 4th, with the girls in 3rd.
The next SYAL competition is at Shrewsbury on Thursday 28 June – invitation cards and e mails have gone out, so please let us know asap if you are available.
We had only two athletes at the second YDL meeting at Stourport on 27 May, but both Sophia and Toby produced PBs, showing how important competition is in improving performance.
A number of Wenlock athletes also competed at the Shropshire Schools Championships on 9 June. Harriet (hammer) and Lizzie (1500m) got bronzes. Hester (300mH), Edith (800m), Beth (1500m) all gained silvers and a chance to represent the county at the regional Mason’s Trophy in Birmingham. Sophia is also off to Birmingham, having won the 800m title, and is just outside the qualifying time for the English Schools in both 800m and 1500m. Toby won the Shropshire Schools Combined Events title, competing over two evenings in the IB Octathon.
The second T+F meeting of the season takes place at Cosford on Thursday 24 May. Invitation cards have gone out, so please reply promptly so we can finalise teams.
For those of you new to Cosford, the parking is fairly limited, so please give yourself enough time. We’d encourage athletes to arrive by 6.15 so that last minute changes can be made, numbers collected etc. The postcode for the track is WV7 3EX, but you can simply follow signs for the RAF museum.
The results of the first meeting are finally out. There were individual wins for Ella, Miley, John I, Liam, Lois, Beth, Toby, Louix, Sophia and Manali
The U13B and U13G both came 3rd. The best result on the night was the U17W, who are in 2nd, only one point behind Shrewsbury.
We did suffer from the clash with William Brooke’s Parents’ Evening, and we have very few U11 boys at the moment, however, we really do need to pull out all the stops if we are to get back into contention.
The Olympian Games athletics takes place on Sunday 15 July at Wenlock. It is our home competition and we expect all club members to get involved. Details and entry form can be found at http://www.wenlock-olympian-society.org.uk/games/athletics/. Closing date for entries is 21 June.
There is also a triathlon on 8 July, a road race on 15 July and, new for this year a 9 mile trail race along Wenlock Edge on 3 June. Details of all of these can be found on the Olympians website http://www.wenlock-olympian-society.org.uk/games
The first SYAL meeting of the season is always a test of endurance – dark, cold and windswept. We also had to deal with the lack of Y8 athletes who were otherwise engaged at the William Brookes Parents’ Evening. But there was still plenty to cheer. Next match is at Cosford on Thursday 24 May. Unfortunately results have been delayed – I will update here when they are available. Remember that full results for all SYAL competitions can be found at http://www.theorchard.clara.net/
The first YDL took place at an equally cold and windswept Stourport. This was an all new, but a hopefully very positive experience: well run, with a good range of competitors and a first chance for our U17s to run, throw and jump alongside older athletes. Standout performance was probably Sophia’s huge PB in the 1500m. Many thanks to Bridgnorth for organising the team, and making us feel so welcome. The next competition is also at Stourport, on Sunday 27 May. It would be great to see more blue vests in action. YDL results can be found at http://www.ukydl.org.uk/page4.html
U17+ athletes have also been invited to compete in a combined Shropshire team in the Midlands Track League. There is no upper age limit on this and all ages compete together. Upcoming fixtures are
2 June Hereford
7 July Nuneaton
5 Aug Kettering
These are all a distance away but Shrewsbury provide coach transport. If you are interested contact Catriona.
The Shropshire Schools Combined Events championships take place on Mon 21 and Tues 22 May. This must be entered through schools but if you think you might be interested please contact your PE teacher. The entry form and more information can be found here http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnx0ZWxmb3JkYXRobGV0aWNjbHVifGd4OjNiNjY2ZWIyOWFhMzQxN2Q
Finally, good luck to all our competitors at the County Champs on Sat 12 and Wed 16 May!
The first meeting of the SYAL track and field league will take place at Oakengates track, Telford on Thursday 26 April. Athletes should aim to arrive by 6.15 to make sure they are organised and registered. Clubs vests must be worn and you need to collect a number from team managers when you arrive. Events run to a timetable and you are free to leave when your event/s are finished.
Invitation cards were handed out at training today, and will be e mailed shortly. Please make sure you respond with your availability as soon as possible.
There are different events for each age group at each meeting, so even if you are not invited to the first, you may well get a chance later in the season.
NB For U17+ athletes the first YDL match is on Sunday 29 April. Please e mail Catriona (email@example.com) with availability.
The closing date for the County Championships is 30 April. All details and entry forms at http://www.telfordathleticclub.co.uk/track-field/county-championships
March is a slack time for competitions, when we traditionally start to think about the summer track and field season.
Wenlock compete in the 4 match SYAL which runs from 6.45 on Thursday evenings during the summer term. The entry is by invitation, and like the sportshall it features different events on different evenings. The usual age groups apply, although the U11s compete as a joint team.
April 26th Telford
May 24th RAF Cosford
June 28th Shrewsbury (Oswestry meet)
July 20th Shrewsbury (Shrewsbury meet).
For our older athletes (U17+) we are now entering the YDL as part of a combined team with Bridgnorth (known as Border Olympians). This is an exciting new opportunity, both for club members who are too old for the SYAL, and for anyone who wants to do more competitions, try out new events, and likes a challenge. The YDL has 3 matches, on Sundays. They have a full day timetable which allows them to hold the full range of events. Full details can be found at http://www.ukydl.org.uk/index.html
29th April Worcester
27th May Kidderminster
1st July Solihull
The Shropshire County Championships are held on 12 May. Details and entry forms at www.theorchard.clara.net
There are also a number of open competitions which anyone can enter as individuals. We would encourage athletes to do so, as competition is the best way to improve your PBs.
Sun 8 April Kidderminster Open
Sun 15 Tipton Games
Sun 15 Stoke Open
Tues 17 Worcester (and other meetings on Tuesdays throughout the term)
Sun 22 Birchfield Open
Details of all these can be found at www.powerof10.info (which is the best place to find information about all competitions)
Last but not least, there is of course the Wenlock Olympian Games, on Sunday 15 July.
The Shropshire sportshall championships will be held on the morning of Saturday 24 March at Oldbury Wells, Bridgnorth. This is an individual competition (entry form below) with limited events in each age group and medals available. Entry is £2 per event and the closing date is Monday 12 March.
There is no seating at Bridgnorth, so spectators might want to bring chairs!