Fixtures for the coming season have been handed out to all athletes at this week's training sessions, but just in case the notes didn't make it home (!) here are the details of the club's fixtures for the coming season, with some brief explanations of what they are!
Cheshire Track & Field League
This is the only league that the club participates in, and we encourage ALL club members to ensure that they take part in at least one of these fixtures each season. And hopefully take part in all four!
The League competitions follow a standard series of events from U11s through to Seniors including individual events and sprint relays. There is a real mix of competition standards and these are a perfect opportunity for young athletes to take their first steps onto competing at an athletics track with their teammates and contributing to team overall scores. Participation levels count as much as out-right performances - a young sprinter running a 600m race for the first time will pick up valuable team points even if they finish right at the back, so our team managers try to make sure that all available scoring slots are filled.
Don't wait to be asked to turn up - the more the merrier!! And if you've got any questions, just ask a team manager or official at training.
Cheshire T&F meetings usually fill a whole afternoon and can be an enjoyable day out in the sun (sometimes!) with your teammates - bring a picnic, bring the family, cheer on your team!
The dates and venues for this year are:-
Match 1 - Sunday 7th May - Ellesmere Port
Match 2 - Sunday 2nd July - Crewe & Nantwich
Match 3 - Sunday 30th July - Ashton Under Lyne
Match 4 - Sunday 3rd September - Warrington (H&F hosting this event)
Cheshire County T&F Championships
This is a two day fixture held over a weekend where the Cheshire Athletics Association provides the opportunity for athletes to compete against the best in Cheshire. Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded for age groups U13 through to Seniors (sorry, no U11s!).
It is up to individual athletes to enter for these championships, and we'll post an update on our website and facebook feed when entry forms are available.
Day 1 - Saturday 13th May - Warrington
Day 2 - Sunday 14th May - Warrington
Cheshire County Relay Championships
This is an annual meeting dedicated to relays. A mixture of sprint, medley and middle distance relays are held across all age groups (U11 through to Seniors).
This is another great opportunity to earn a County medal. If you are interested in taking part, talk to team managers who will coordinate team selections and entries.
Saturday 22nd July - Crewe
Throughout the year, clubs such as Warrington, Trafford and Deeside put on Open Meetings. A full range of track and field events will be put on at these, usually with medals awarded for junior races and field events, and are a great opportunity between League fixtures to tune up performance. These are self entry - just turn up on the day, pay a small entry fee and take part proudly wearing your club vest! Keep an eye on our facebook page for details of open meetings coming up, or keep an eye out on other club websites for details of new ones they are hosting.
Most high schools participate in the Cheshire Schools Athletics Assocation, and select athletes to take part in the Cheshire Schools Championships. They are run over two separate days with Year 8+ separate from a Y7 event.
Year 8+ - Saturday 10th June - Warrington
Year 7 - Wednesday 21st June - Warrington
Our fixtures calendar is usually up to date with details of upcoming fixtures, but why not pop these days in your diary now and you can guarantee turning out for the club!