First SYAL track and field

The first competition of the season was held on 2 May at Telford.

Unfortunately the U11B were the only full team we managed to get out on the night, which inevitably impacted on the results.

There were individual wins for Beau, Olly, Lois, Ophelia and Sam, so congratulations to them.

The U11B took second place in the night and club is lying in 3rd place overall.

The second competition will take place at Shrewsbury on 27 June.


Sportshall Championships

The county sportshall championships were held on Saturday 2 March at Wenlock. We had over 20 athletes competing, so congratulations to everyone who represented the club. Special mention to Cerys, Jasmin, Ray and Richard (bronze); Eva and Leonie (silver); Oliver (silver and bronze) and Shona (gold)

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

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
Tipton Games Sunday 7 April 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)
Worcester Open Warm Up Thurs 11 April  – no other details yet. Worcester also host other mid week opens throughout the summer
Birchfield Open Sunday 28 April
Birmingham University Open Wednesday 8 May
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

Presentation Evening

The annual presentation evening will be held on Saturday 6 April at Priory Hall in Wenlock. This year we are lucky enough to have Micky Bushell MBE, as our guest speaker, and all current club members and their families are warmly invited. Further details will be given out at training. Please return any trophies as soon as possible ready for engraving.

Final sportshall positions

The final sportshall match of the season was held at Oswestry on 10 February. The U13G and U13B were third on the day, and the U15B were second. This meant the U13G and U15B finished the league in 3rd; the U13B in 2nd and the boys were 3rd overall, helping to get the club 3rd place. Not really a vintage year it what has traditionally been our strongest competition. However, we do have a number of athletes selected for county sportshall duty. The individual sportshall county championships is this Saturday (2 March), so hopefully we’ll also see some Wenlock success there.

Wenlock sportshall results

The third sportshall match was held on 13 January at Wenlock. We had three individual wins amongst the boys and a good turnout with all but the U15s fielding full teams. Congratulations to the U11B who came first on the day. We also had two seconds (U13B and U15B) and a third (U13G). By my reckoning, this puts the boys in contention for the title, with both our U13 teams currently lying in second place.

Positions can change significantly in sportshall and there are team trophies, as well as overall boys, girls and club, up for grabs. The last match takes place at Oswestry on Sunday 10 February. Invitations will be going out, so please try to attend if you are selected.

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.

Final Cross Country results

The final races were held at Wenlock on 2 December. Many, many thanks, to those who catered, marshalled and set up the course. Well done to everyone who competed. We had some great results with U11G, U13G and U17G all taking 2nd place. The Wenlock Girls retained the overall winners trophy and as a club we finished in 3rd position – an improvement on last year.

Huge congratulations to Beth who won all of her 4 races and took 1st place in the U15 girls.

The SYAL league is now over for another year, but there are county champs, and open cross country events to look forward to. Anyone (U13+) wanting to enter the county champs on 5 January should get in touch with Dean.

Volunteers needed

To run the event we need to have a number of marshals as the course in on a public area, along with help setting up, taking down and catering. The safety of athletes is paramount, so having marshals is essential. If you can help with any of these please e-mail Ian as soon as possible:
Setting up 9-11
Marshalling 12.45 – 3.30. We arrange marshals in 10 pairs and give full guidance – no experience necessary!
Clearing up 3.00 onwards. There’s a lot of tape, posts and rubbish bags to clear from the site
Catering 12- 3.30. Liz arranges these in time slots, and will be e mailing shortly. You are able to go out to see your child compete.

The event can’t take place without your help, so please aim to give us your help and support. If you have any questions, just ask either by e-mail or on Saturday mornings at training.

Cross Country Results -11 November

Another glorious day and a new, and surprisingly challenging, course at Meole Brace School. We had another good turnout, especially among the younger age groups. Congratulations to Beth who maintains her 100% record. Our girls’ teams continue to do well in the defence of their title: the U11s came third and the U13s and U17s once again came in second.

The final event this year is our home match at Wenlock on 2 December. Distance and start times are as usual. There will be presentations after the final race. Plenty of practising on Windmill Hill and a great turnout on the day!