Results Round Up & Other Updates
This week we have results from Stretford, Yeovil, Swindon and Birmingham to round up for you, two more Great Britain & Northern Ireland selections, even more fixtures to enter with a couple of them at home too, and have you ever wanted to ring the bell for the last lap of a track race? Well this is your chance….
Saturday 8th May in the British Milers Club Grand Prix in Stretford SM Kristian Jones ran another super quick sub 14 minute 5,000m to finish 3rd in a time of 13:53.25 well done Kristian!
Saturday 8th May at the Yeovil Olympiads Open Meeting in very wet weather U13G Millie Pierce places 3rd in her 1500m in a time of 5:19.01 and SW Carys Jones wins the pole vault with a best vault of 3.40m, well done both.
Sunday 9th May at the Swindon Harriers Open Meeting U20W Carys Poole ran in the 300m Hurdles recording a time in this rarely run event for U20W of 46.52 for the win and threw an 8.50m Shot followed by a 20.49m Javelin; U13G Alice Prosser records 14.89 in the 70m Hurdles and a 3.43m Long Jump and a 17.16m Javelin; U15G Matilda Quick ran 12.77 for 75m Hurdles and threw a 10.18m Shot; U15B Harry Collins won the 80m Hurdles in 13.63 and jumped 4.48m in the Long Jump; SM Jack Houghton was 3rd in the 110m Hurdles 16.13 and U17W Mai Davies was 3rd in a mixed race over 3000m in 11:16.56. Well done to all six on some top results.
Wednesday 12th May at Birmingham University former World, European & Commonwealth Games 400m Hurdles Gold Medalist SM David Greene got his season off to a great start by winning the 400mH in a time of 51.18 and SW Olivia Caesar had great win too in the 400m flat finishing in 56.25, well done both!
European Cup 10,000m:
Very many congratulations to SM Kristian Jones and SW Verity Ockenden on their very much deserved selections for the Great Britain & Northern Ireland team to compete at the European Cup 10,000m Championships being held in the UK at Birmingham on Saturday 5th June. Two more GB&NI vests to add to their ever growing collections! Hopefully by 5th June spectators may be allowed at events and we can go and cheer them on in person!
Saturday 22nd May sees our first home fixture for 2021 with the Welsh Athletics U17, U20 & Seniors 100m, 200m, Sprint Hurdles, Long Jump & High Jump open meeting. Entries close as soon as the Covid 19 capacity regulations are reached, enter online here before they sell out.
There are plenty of other upcoming fixtures to enter on and off track. Keep checking the links at least once a week as and when they are updated or added to by clicking here. For each fixture specific details are often added or updated just a week or so before hand as the Welsh Government guidelines of what event organisers can and cannot do in terms of athlete capacity are always evolving, therefore even more important you check the link regularly.
First League Match of 2021:
Our first league match for any age group for almost two years home or away, will be for our U17 & U20 Youth Development League team on Sunday 30th May at Aberdare. We will be looking for a big turnout from the squad to come back with a bang! Please can all our athletes in the U17 & U20 team (School years 11 to 14) contact Wendy Slade ASAP on [email protected] or 079 22 16 45 62 so she can sort the team composition.
In addition we are in the process of pulling together our team of UK Athletics qualified officials for field judging, track judging and timekeeping, not only for the away match at Aberdare, but also for our first home match which is two weeks later on Saturday 5th June, the more we can find the merrier to help both fixtures run smoothly. If you are willing and available to help us out please contact our officials secretary at [email protected] and we will make use of your skills! The very best of luck to both the athletes and officials teams!
UK Athletics Level 1 Track Judge Official Qualification (Virtual)
Become part of Christina Jones Swansea Harriers officials team. This course is £FREE to attend with a minimum age of 14 to book on. There are three choices of dates to pick one from to attend: Monday 7th June 6pm to 8.30pm or Saturday 19th June 10am to 12.30pm or Monday 21st June 6pm to 8.30pm. If you attend, not only do you get to ring the bell for endurance races, but you get to watch all the races close up!
With plenty of track & field fixtures now scheduled for 2021, we will need plenty of qualified officials to make them happen. This is also the perfect opportunity to support our clubs officiating obligations for home and away league matches in the Seniors National & Welsh Leagues and the juniors Welsh & Youth Development Leagues, by ensuring that we have a team of appropriately qualified officials when participating in these fixtures.
Who should go on this course? Anyone who is interested in officiating the track events, including sprints, relays and distance events.
What will I learn? To work as part of a team of track officials at an athletics meeting and carry out the basic duties of a track judge/umpire.
To know the equipment you need to have with you at an athletics meeting to enable you to carry out your duties throughout the meeting.
To understand that a track judge/umpire should record what is seen without being influenced by anyone else.
To have a basic knowledge of track markings particularly the finishing line (how to judge the finish) and lane lines.
To carry out the basic duties such as; judging, lap board and bell, break line, take over judge, hurdle observation, umpiring for observing running out of lane or impeding other athletes and what these involve.
Is there an assessment?
There isn’t an assessment but after the course candidates need to complete at least 4 competition experiences to become licensed. Candidates must have completed the Health & Safety course for Officials as well.
What do I do after the course?
It is essential you complete a DBS.
Complete a minimum of 4 experiences for Level 1.
Complete the Level 1 Application for Accreditation.
To book onto any of the three courses click here
Health & Safety Online This FREE online course should be completed for anyone training to become a Track and Field Athletics Official. The course will need to be completed before a licence can be issued at Level 1. The course will need to be undertaken by officials every three years.