The first of 6 summer Track and Field meetings takes place on Tuesday 18th April at Eastbourne Sports Complex, Darlington DL1 1LJ. Start time 6pm. Yes, it does clash with a club night, but we’re still hoping to get a few members willing to represent the club. We currently don’t have a great deal of experience and expertise in track and field, but hope to improve this over the summer with these events. At some point we’ll also be looking to arrange a session at the Middlesbrough Sports Village Athletics Stadium – just for club members in a more informal setting – so people can try out the various runs, jumps and throws.
Please note that juniors will also be competing, so there will be a little bit of waiting around for events to start. The timetable for senior events is as follows:
6.40 1500 metres 6.30 High Jump
7.25 1500 metres Steeplechase 7.00 Javelin
7.35 200 metres 8.00 Triple Jump
Events vary at each meeting – so there might be 400 metres, long jump or discus on other dates. You’re free to compete in more than one event so may want to combine both track and field. Club vests must be worn – they won’t let you compete without one.
Club captains for the meetings are Katie Abel for the ladies and Paul Johnson for the men. Please see one of them on a club night for more information or to sign up to compete. Hopefully we can car share from the club on the night. Don’t worry if you’ve not done any of this since school – it’s the same for most of us – it’s just about trying something a bit different.
Other dates in the summer series are:
May 2nd Middlesbrough
May 16th Darlington
June 13th Middlesbrough
June 27th Darlington
July 11th Middlesbrough