March is a slack time for competitions, when we traditionally start to think about the summer track and field season.
Wenlock compete in the 4 match SYAL which runs from 6.45 on Thursday evenings during the summer term. The entry is by invitation, and like the sportshall it features different events on different evenings. The usual age groups apply, although the U11s compete as a joint team.
April 26th Telford
May 24th RAF Cosford
June 28th Shrewsbury (Oswestry meet)
July 20th Shrewsbury (Shrewsbury meet).
For our older athletes (U17+) we are now entering the YDL as part of a combined team with Bridgnorth (known as Border Olympians). This is an exciting new opportunity, both for club members who are too old for the SYAL, and for anyone who wants to do more competitions, try out new events, and likes a challenge. The YDL has 3 matches, on Sundays. They have a full day timetable which allows them to hold the full range of events. Full details can be found at http://www.ukydl.org.uk/index.html
29th April Worcester
27th May Kidderminster
1st July Solihull
The Shropshire County Championships are held on 12 May. Details and entry forms at www.theorchard.clara.net
There are also a number of open competitions which anyone can enter as individuals. We would encourage athletes to do so, as competition is the best way to improve your PBs.
Sun 8 April Kidderminster Open
Sun 15 Tipton Games
Sun 15 Stoke Open
Tues 17 Worcester (and other meetings on Tuesdays throughout the term)
Sun 22 Birchfield Open
Details of all these can be found at www.powerof10.info (which is the best place to find information about all competitions)
Last but not least, there is of course the Wenlock Olympian Games, on Sunday 15 July.