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




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!


Shropshire county championships 2019

The county champs took place on 11 May at Telford. We had a small band of mostly younger athletes who got the badge out, so well done to Abi, Emily, Lois, Lucy, Leonie and Ray.

Special mention to Oliver gold (60m) and bronze (600m), Tristan  silver (LJ), Beth silver (1500m), Alexander bronze (60m).

Many of our athletes will also be taking part in the Shropshire Schools Champs in June.

Finally a belated but well deserved congratulations to Oliver who took the county U10 cross country title back in March.

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 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/

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.