All, just a reminder for some, or for those of you that don’t know; we have a composite Track and Field team with Blaydon Harriers and compete in the local league. All the races are local and there is four matches over the summer period.
The first match is on Sunday 3rd May 2015 at Monkton Stadium.
The team is managed by Liane Brown (Blaydon Harriers) and hasn’t seen much Elswick involvement from recent years (with a few notable exceptions from our Juniors particularly Becka Carpenter). So it would be great to get some more of us involved. Both Richie Roberts and I ran 1500m last year, and it was great fun. As with a lot of harrier events, there is quite diverse range of abilities in our league. Don’t be afraid to give it a go.
Most T&F events are catered for.
Sprints, middle distance (up to 3000m for women/5000m for men), hurdles (and steeple chase for the lads)
Throws (discus, javelin, shot put, hammer) & jumps (long jump, high jump & triple jump)
We’re short of mainly middle distance runners (for the ladies 800m, 1500m & 3000m / for the lads 800m, 1500m & 3000m SC), so that should suit most at the club, and please see me if you want to do the field events. We can field up to two athletes in each event and you can compete in more than one event if you feel up to it. Blaydon do have a lot of the events covered for the first match, but if you have a burning desire to give something new a try, if we can’t accommodate you in the first match, I’m sure there would be plenty of opportunity try try it at least once over the summer.
All that is required is to get your names and UK Athletics numbers to register you for the season. Ideally if we could have those by Friday 24th April 2015. Easiest way is through our Facebook page or Twitter account or feel free to call/drop me a text 07771647964. Also if we haven’t registered you by the first match, you can be registered at a later date.
The cost is covered jointly by the clubs, so there’s no direct cost to you for competing. All the events are Powerof10/Run Britain registered so count towards your handicap/Po10 profile (so a great way to improve your stats!
Also, it’s worth noting that there’s also the NE Counties 10,000m track championship next week (29th April) at Monkton. Again counts towards your handicap etc, cost just £5. Entries close Monday 27th April.
Seniors Track and Field 2015 dates
Wed 29th April – Monkton 10,000m Champs Monkton
Sun 03rd May – NofE T&F match 1 Monkton
Sun 06th June – NofE T&F match 2 venue tbc
Sun 12th July – NofE T&F match 3 venue tbc
Sun 08th Aug – NofE T&F match 4 Tynedale