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We are greatly saddened to hear of the death of Ivan Taylor. Ivan gave great service to Charnwood AC as a coach to countless athletes, volunteer, and as a field referee and starter for their club and open events. Ivan wasn’t just a loyal club man, he was also a huge supporter of county athletics in all its forms, acting as starter for Sportshall, Quadkids, Schools Athletics, Disability Athletics, League fixtures and Championships. He was a reassuring presence as generations of young athletes took their first steps in competition, and athletes and colleagues alike, will all have fond memories of his dry sense of humour. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.
King Sisters’ Triumphs Featured in AW
AW (Athletics Weekly) reported the success of sisters Indienne and Shaikira King in taking their first English Schools titles. Article.
County Athletes Achieve Paralympic Selection
Congratulations to Richard Whitehead (T61 200m), Stef Reid (T64 Long Jump), Libby Clegg (T11 200m and 4x100m Universal Relay), Sophie Hahn (T38 100m and 4x100m Universal Relay), Dan Greaves (F64 Discus), Jonnie Peacock (T64 100m and 4x100m Universal Relay), Thomas Young (T38 100m) and Luke Nuttall (T46 1500m) on their selection for Tokyo.
County T&F Championships
This event will take place on Saturday 31st July @ Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium. Event Timetable 2021. Programme. The following events will take place at Nuneaton Athletics Track (in conjunction with Warwickshire) but you will enter these events via the Leicestershire entry page: Steeplechase, 3000m, 400m Hurdles,300m Hurdles. Pole vault and hammer competions will be part of the Charnwood Open on Sunday 1st August; please email the address below if you’re interested.
A small but good quality field resisted the counter-attractions of an England semi-final and contested county medals at the Windmill race. Report.
Congratulations to our County athletes who competed in the championships (and their coaches): County results
2021 Livingston Relays
The Livingston Relays will not now go ahead on May 2nd as originally planned. A decision will shortly be made as to whether to seek an alternative date in 2021 or postpone to 2022.
County Road Race Championships
Dates have been agreed for the County 5K & 10K Road Race Championship (both to be organised by Race Rapid at Mallory Park). The dates are as follows:
Sunday, October 31st (31/10): County 5K Championships
Sunday, December 12th (12/12): County 10K Championships
- Latest England Athletics ‘return to competition’ plans: See: https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/guidance-update-2021/
- Latest England Athletics funding to support clubs: See: https://www.englandathletics.org/clubs-and-facilities/news/club-support-fund-round-two/
- CAU: There will be not Inter-Counties T&F Championships this year
- Junior Inter-Counties T&F (September): not going ahead in 2021
- Dates for Charnwood AC Opens & Nuneaton Opens now published
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