Category Archives: Fixtures

Wenlock Relays

This event takes place on Sunday 30th June at 2.30pm at Much Wenlock Leisure Centre, Farley Road, TF13 6NB
There are five team categories:
WR1 Juniors (9-16)
WR2 Seniors (17 and over)
WR3 Vets (over 40)
WR4 Family (must include at least one adult and one child)
WR5 Open category (for those teams that do not fit into the above categories)

Each category must have four runners; they can be male or female. Each runner may only run once. If you have a spare runner please let us know – we are happy to try and make up teams on the day.
There are Wenlock Olympian Society medals for the fastest teams in each category and participation medals for all runners. There are no individual prizes or individual lap times. Age limits apply to age on race day.
Race entry is £18 if one member of the team is a UKA affiliated athlete and £20 if no athletes are affiliated. Your race entry includes a hog roast or vegetarian option after the race.

If you have any questions, please contact Camillamstewart@outlook.com
Wenlock Relays Entry Form 2019

WENLOCK RELAYS FLYER 2019

 

 

SYAL Matches

The last three matches are as follows:
June 27th, 2019. Shrewsbury College, London Road, Shrewsbury.  Hosting Club: Oswestry Olympians.
July 4th, 2019. Telford Athletics Track, Oakengates Leisure Centre, Wrockwardine Wood, Telford.  Hosting Club:  Wenlock Olympians.
July 18th, 2019.  Shrewsbury College, London Road, Shrewsbury.  Hosting Club: Shrewsbury A.C.
All are on Thursday evenings. Please arrive for 6.25 – the first event is at 6.35.
Athletes are invited by selection. We hand out invitation cards at training and send out e-mails. If asked, please confirm your availability as soon as possible.
We are hosting the 4 July event this year, so any extra help would be greatly appreciated.

Wenlock Games and other summer races

The Wenlock Games takes place on 14 July. It is our home competition and all athletes should compete. Entry forms can be found at http://www.wenlock-olympian-society.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/133rd-Olympian-games.doc
We will also be looking for volunteers to help with catering on the day.

There are lots of other good local events for all the family to enjoy. Oswestry Olympians organise a 5k at Park Hall  on 12 June. Details at https://www.entrycentral.com/parkhall5k
The Wrekin Relay Challenge takes place on 13 July, see http://www.wrekinroadrunners.net/wrekin-relay-challenge.html

Finally, don’t forget that our very own Family Relays will be held on 30 June.  Everyone welcome!

 

Summer track and field

There are 4 SYAL T+F competitions held on Thursday evenings:
2 May Telford
23 May Cosford
27 June Shrewsbury
18 July Shrewsbury

We are hosting the Cosford meeting this year, so help with organisation will be much appreciated.

These are club competitions with team trophies available, and athletes are invited to compete. If your son/daughter receives a card/ email, please let us know as soon as possible whether they are able to attend.

The Shropshire county champs take place at Telford on Saturday 11 May (with some distance races held on the evening of Wednesday 8 May). Athletes have to enter this as individuals. Full details and entry form http://www.telfordathleticclub.co.uk/track-field/county-championships

There are also a number of fairly local open competitions which individual athletes are encouraged to enter:
Kidderminster and Stourport Spring Open Sunday 7 April http://www.ksac.co.uk/
Tipton Games Sunday 7 April http://www.tiptonharriers.co.uk/index.php/2014-04-06-16-00-58/news-2019/2804-tipton-games-2019.html Online entry available. Tipton also host mid week opens throughout the summer – full details on their website or power of 10
Telford Spring Warm Up Wed 10 April (evening) http://www.telfordathleticclub.co.uk/track-field/spring-warm-up
Worcester Open Warm Up Thurs 11 April https://www.worcester-ac.co.uk/FixturesTandF.htm  – no other details yet. Worcester also host other mid week opens throughout the summer
Birchfield Open Sunday 28 April  https://birchfield.athletics-uk.org/
Birmingham University Open Wednesday 8 May https://www.entryhub.co.uk/university-of-birmingham-events
Wenlock Olympian Games Sunday 14 July – further details to follow
Telford Games Saturday 7 September – further info to follow
Details of all these and more can be found at https://www.thepowerof10.info/

Sportshall results

The second match of the sportshall league was held on 18 November. There were individual wins for Oliver, Wilf, Rhys, John, James. The U13G came 3rd and the U13B and U15B came second. The next match is on 13 January at Wenlock at 10 am. Invitations have gone out. Please make every effort to compete if you’ve been invited, or let coaches know if you are unable to be there.

3rd cross SYAL cross country

The third match takes place this Sunday (11 November) at Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury, SY3 9DW. This is parking on site (although as this is a new venue, I’m not sure how much!) Dean has sent out course maps, but it’s a basic ‘laps of the field’ race. Usual distances, times and rules apply.

We had a great turnout last time, and some fantastic results because of it. Please let Dean know if you’re running, and please get out and support ‘the badge’.

Second sportshall competition

The second match in the sportshall league takes place on Sunday 18 November at Telford Tennis Centre, TF2 7AB – by the athletics track. There is plenty of parking but again, no seating, so spectators might want to bring folding chairs. Athletes should arrive at 1.30 for a 2pm start.

This is an invitation event and cards/ e mails will be going out – please let the club know asap whether you can or cannot attend.

There is a chance to get selected to represent Shropshire at regional sportshall competitions in February.

Good luck to all our athletes.

Second SYAL cross country

The second cross country of the season takes place this Sunday, 21 October, at Oldbury Wells School Bridgnorth WV16 5JD. There’s plenty of parking at the school and the races take place on the playing fields at the rear, and in an adjoining (quite rough and hilly!) field. We really need EVERYONE to run – it would be fantastic to retain our Girls’ title and there are plenty of team medals which are easily within our reach.

Race distances and times are as before:

1.00 U11G 1500m
1.15 U11B 1500m
1.30 U15G 3000m and U17W 4000m
1.55 U13B 3000m
2.15 U15B 4000m and U17M 5000m
2.40 U13G 2000m

You just need to arrive for your race (with enough time to warm up and walk the course). Club vests required but no numbers (except U17s). Look out for Dean and Matt and the group of blue hoodies. Come along and enjoy the unique camaraderie of cross country!

First sportshall competition

The first sportshall competition will take place at Oldbury Wells School, Bridgnorth WV16 5JD on Sunday 14 Oct at 2pm (but please get there for 1.30, so we can finalise teams etc).

Invitation cards and emails will be going out, so please let us know asap if you are available or not.

You need to compete in a club vest. There is plenty of parking on site but usually a lack of seating, so you might want to consider a folding chair/ cushion!

Lilleshall cross country Sun 16 Sept

The first SYAL cross country race of the season is this Sunday at Lilleshall National Sports Centre. The Centre is quite hard to find if you’ve never been before. It is well signposted from the A518 Newport road but if travelling to the centre using Satellite Navigation they advise you to use the postcode TF10 9LQ.

There is plenty of parking but it is some distance from the actual course, so please allow enough time to get there, park and walk, as well as to warm up and walk the course. The course itself is quite rough and uneven – tricky underfoot, especially if we have a week of unsettled weather. If you’re wearing spikes it’s probably a good idea to put longer cross country ones in (they can be easily ordered online). Please also remember to wear club vests.

You only need to turn up in time for your race (details below) – there are no numbers (except for U17s) or official registration. Dean and Matt will be around and at the end you will be given a number to hand into someone from Wenlock to record your position.

It would good to see plenty of blue vests out, to get the season off to a good start. Good luck to all our runners.

The Telford Schools Cross Country races also start this week, and a number of Olympians will be running for their schools – best wishes to all of them.