West Midlands Young Athletes Cross Country League 2017/18
Race dates and venues for the West Midlands Young Athletes Cross Country League 2017/18 are as follows:
|Race dates and venues:
|Oct 15th – Hatton Park, Warwick
||11.00 – U17 Women
|Nov 19th – Warley Woods, Smethwick
||11.25 – U11 Boys
|Dec 10th – (TBC – Perry Park, Perry Barr)
||11.40 – U17 Men
|Jan 14th – Abingdon Park, Northampton
||12.05 – U11 Girls
|Feb 11th – (TBC- Aldersley Stadium, Wolverhampton)
||12.20 – U15 Boys
||12.40 – U13 Girls
||13.00 – U13 Boys
||13.20 – U15 Girls
Please note that the bulk of athletes’ names need to submitted a month before the first race. A new ruling is now in place for athletes who are 8 years old, if they are 9 at any time before the final race they will be allowed to compete in all five races.
There have been lots of opportunities for you to run over the past few months and in the coming months too. Below are details of just some events coming up. Keep checking this page for updates!
More details will be added as soon as we have them!
Summer is an exciting time for Athletics and Sphinx AC are able to provide plenty of opportunities for the children to compete and our Summer coaching plan will allow our young athletes to try out throwing and jumping in addition to their running.
We want our juniors to gain confidence and ability while taking enjoyment from measurable improvement that comes from establishing new personal bests. Our coaches are already putting in the work behind the scenes in their own time with the financial backing from the club, attaining UKA-recognised coaching qualifications. This establishes a solid training structure that will provide the athletes with a better standard of coaching across a range of disciplines in anticipation of increased awareness of the sport after the Olympics.
Details of summer competitions are below:
This is the league for children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. All events start promptly at 6.30pm and last until 8pm. The children all take part in four events: a short sprint, a 600m run, the long jump and a junior javelin throw!
There is no restriction on the number of young athletes competing so this is an ideal way to introduce them to athletics in an informal and supportive environment. Our coaches will be around on the night to assist them.
If you would like your child to compete and they haven’t already given their details to any of the coaches then please make contact with any of the coaches asap so they can be included on the declaration sheets. Also, as Sphinx AC are hosting the first event we will be looking for parents and older juniors to help on the night so please offer your services when you see any of the coaches! Thank you.
The exact dates will be posted here soon.
The results for the fixtures will be found here :
Obviously to protect the children’s identities their surnames will be truncated.
CSW Super 8 League
This new initiative was trialled this year for school years 6 through to 9. (U13 to U15 athletes).
Dates will be posted here when known.
Warwickshire Track and Field Championships
- To register please visit www.warwickshirecountyaa.co.uk
All events from U13 age group up to adult.
Midland Track and Field Championships
- TBC. See www.midlandathletics.org.uk
All events from U13 age group to adult.
Open Events and Fun Runs
These are usually for all age groups with events from U11 to Seniors. They usually require pre-entry. Coaches will provide more information or check the websites of the appropriate clubs. Dates will be added as soon as they are know.
Please speak to any of the coaches if you require more information and keep checking here for more updates