Summer training and fixtures

There is no training on Sat 21 and Sat 28 July, and no Tuesday training throughout the summer holidays. There will be Saturday training during August – more details to follow when coaches are finalised.

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

T+F results

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).

Olympians Games Catering

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 (liztownsley@hotmail.co.uk). 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!

 

Race info

Details of two great races organised by Wrekin Runners

The Wrekin Relay Challenge takes place on 14 July, with teams of 3 tackling a 3.8 mile loop of the Wrekin. Details and entry at http://www.wrekinroadrunners.net/wrekin-relay-challenge.html

The Apley Estate Challenge takes place on 30 September with races over three distances (including a 5k for 12 years +) in beautiful parkland. Full details and online entry at http://www.wrekinroadrunners.net/apley-estates-autumn-challenge.html.

3rd SYAL T+F 28 June

Invitation cards and e mails have gone out for the 3rd match of the T+F League which takes place on Thursday 28 June at Shrewsbury.

The Shrewsbury track is at London Road Sports Centre (Shrewsbury College), SY2 6PR. There is plenty of parking.

Events start at 6.45, but please arrive by 6.15 so we can finalise teams etc. Numbers and vests must be worn.

Track and Field Round up

The long awaited Cosford results are finally in. There were individual wins for Ella, Ruari, John, Lucy, Beth, Toby, Sophia and Manali. Unfortunately only the U13G fielded a complete team and were rewarded with second place on the night. The U17W were first (by a mere two points) putting them in the lead overall (just!). The U17B were third. As a club we’re lying in 4th, with the girls in 3rd.

The next SYAL competition is at Shrewsbury on Thursday 28 June – invitation cards and e mails have gone out, so please let us know asap if you are available.

We had only two athletes at the second YDL meeting at Stourport on 27 May, but both Sophia and Toby produced PBs, showing how important competition is in improving performance.

A number of Wenlock athletes also competed at the Shropshire Schools Championships on 9 June. Harriet (hammer) and Lizzie (1500m) got bronzes. Hester (300mH), Edith (800m), Beth (1500m) all gained silvers and a chance to represent the county at the regional Mason’s Trophy in Birmingham. Sophia is also off to Birmingham, having won the 800m title, and is just outside the qualifying time for the English Schools in both 800m and 1500m. Toby won the Shropshire Schools Combined Events title, competing over two evenings in the IB Octathon.

2nd SYAL T+F meeting

The second T+F meeting of the season takes place at Cosford on Thursday 24 May. Invitation cards have gone out, so please reply promptly so we can finalise teams.

For those of you new to Cosford, the parking is fairly limited, so please give yourself enough time. We’d encourage athletes to arrive by 6.15 so that last minute changes can be made, numbers collected etc. The postcode for the track is WV7 3EX, but you can simply follow signs for the RAF museum.

The results of the first meeting are finally out. There were individual wins for Ella, Miley, John I, Liam, Lois, Beth, Toby, Louix, Sophia and Manali

The U13B and U13G both came 3rd. The best result on the night was the U17W, who are in 2nd, only one point behind Shrewsbury.

We did suffer from the clash with William Brooke’s Parents’ Evening, and we have very few U11 boys at the moment, however, we really do need to pull out all the stops if we are to get back into contention.

County Championships

The Shropshire track and field Championships were held on Sat 12 May and Wed 16 May at Telford. They enjoyed good weather and a generally good turnout, especially in the lower age groups. Sadly we only had 13 athletes competing, although many of them were successful. Well done to Ray, Lucy, Aimee and Leonie for getting the badge out.

Congratulations to
Manali bronze
Rosie and Lois silver
Emily and Hester two bronzes
Edith two silvers and a bronze
Toby three silvers
Beth 1500m and 3000m gold

The U13G also took silver in the relay

Standout performance, however, was definitely Ruari who won 3 golds in 1500m, HJ and hurdles and a bronze