On a sweltering Sunday (15 July), refreshments were much in demand. Magnificent work by Liz and her team raised over £600 for the club – so many thanks to everyone who baked and helped out. A huge thanks too, to all the Olympian volunteers who make the day go so smoothly.
We had around 25 athletes competing, with an especially good turnout amongst our younger competitors. Jospeh, Wilf, Oliver, Liam, Ben, Rhys, Douglas, Erin, Thea, Holly, Jasmine, Ophelia, Shona, Leonie, Aimee, Lois, Cerys, Rebecca and Hester all got the badge out (apologies if I’ve missed anyone off the list). Special mention to medallists: Chloe and Lucy with bronze, Manali and Emily with silver, Ella who won a silver and bronze, Louix with gold and Toby with double gold.
And we shouldn’t forget the coaches and ex coaches: Camilla in the road race and the Race On the Edge, Andy in the triathlon and Kevin in the Race On the Edge.
The previous weekend saw the inaugural Wenlock Relays, which will hopefully grow to become a regular feature of the Games. Many thanks to those who organised, marshalled and helped out in any capacity. Well done to the Rawlinson family for their second place. Once again the Stewarts, the Fawcetts and the Gappers were there getting the badge out.
Full details of all the Olympian Games events can be found at http://www.wenlock-olympian-society.org.uk/games/
There is no training on Sat 28 July, and no Tuesday training throughout the summer holidays. There will be Saturday training August 4, 11 and 18, all age groups 10-11 am. Normal training restarts on Tuesday 4 Sept and Saturday 8 September.
There are a number of open events over the summer:
Thurs 9 Aug Worcester http://www.worcester-ac.co.uk/EntryForms/2018/Open%20meetings%20timetable%202018%20(4).pdf
Sat 11 Aug Wrexham Games http://www.welshathletics.org/competitions/events/track–field/2018/august/wrexham-games.aspx
Tues 14 Aug Tipton http://www.tiptonharriers.co.uk/
Sun 26 Aug DASH (Dudley and Stourbridge) http://dashac.co.uk/news/news_item_Openentry.htm
Wed 29 Aug Stoke http://www.stokeac.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/City-of-Stoke-Open-Entry-Form-August-2108.pdf
Finally, the entry forms are just out for the Telford Games on Sat 2 Sept – full details at http://www.telfordathleticclub.co.uk/track-field/telford
The third SYAL competition took place at Shrewsbury on 28 June. There were individual wins for Wilf, John, Beth, Louix, Sophia and Manali. Unfortunately, once again, we failed to fill spaces, with none of the boys age groups fielding a full team. The U13G and U17M came 3rd on the night. The U17W came first and maintain their overall lead. By my reckoning the girls are still in the third and the club is in overall fourth. The last match is on Thursday 19 July, also at Shrewsbury – invitation cards will be going out soon.
The last YDL of the season was held at Solihull on 1 July in. Once again, we had only a small number of athletes (although those who’ve competed have all enjoyed the experience) – hopefully more will be encouraged to take part next season.
The summer term is always packed with schools athletics competitions. Following on from the the U13+ County Championships, many of our athletes have been involved in both the Shropshire and Telford team championships, the ESAA T+F Cup, and the individual Y7/8 championships, which took place on Saturday 23 June.
Special mention to Hester, Edith, Sophia and Toby who competed at the regional Mason’s Trophy in Birmingham. Sophia not only came 2nd in the 800m, but has been selected to compete for Shropshire in the English National Schools Championships at Birmingham on 13/14 July. Well done to her!
Hester and Toby also both competed in the regional Combined Events competition held over two days in Stockport. Toby finished 4th and has therefore qualified for the National Championships in September. Again, many congratulations.
Last but not least a belated mention for Wilf who gained a silver in the Y5 Cross Country Champs (apologies that it took so long).
We need volunteers to make and serve sandwiches, cakes and drinks for the Olympian Games on Sunday 15 July, our major fund raiser of the year. If you can help at any time during the day (usually in 1-2 hour slots), or bake cakes before hand, please let Liz know (firstname.lastname@example.org). Further details have gone out at training.
Many of you will be there for all or part of the day supporting your children, please try and also spare some time to help the club. Many thanks!