County Committee News

Posted by Administrator on Thu 19 December 2019

1. Combined Events - Championship News

The Committee noted at its December meeting that there had been no Championships for Combined Events in 2019 (nor in 2018). The County has had a Pentathlon Championships for several years for U13, U15 and U17 (and included a Quadrathlon for Under 11s). The event has previously taken place in September or June and has been a possible event to include a 5000m, steeplechases, or 10,000m. 

At its last meeting the Committee said it "would very much like to promote/support a CE Championships but recognises that arranging one within a crowded Summer schedule may be difficult. The Committee would welcome ‘expressions of interest’ from anyone (or any club) keen to take responsibility for organising such a Championship." Contact the Secretary, Alan Maddocks if you are interested.

 2. Track and Field - Championship News

The committee agreed that the dates of 30/31 May would be the dates for the County Track & Field Champs. The committee recognised the difficulties this might have for athletes/coaches/parents/officials as it is the end of the half-term break and is also an exam time. However it was believed this is the only viable weekend due to other clashes at weekends in May. The event will be held at Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium in Leicester. It is noted that the Hammer/Discus cage there does not meet the UKA standard and so these events will take place elsewhere.

3. 10,000m Track Championships - News

The committee has not yet fixed a date for this but is considering a date in April in Nuneaton (where there is a facility for electronic timing).

4. County Championship - Fell Running - New

   The committee agreed that the Windmill Fell Race (in July?) in Woodhouse Eaves organised by Mark Lambell should be the race that will have designated places for the County Fell Running Championships (further news in a future bulletin)

5. County Championships - Road Races

It was noted that there are no 10M events scheduled to take place within the county in 2020.

It was agreed that the Bosworth Half Marathon would incorporate the County Half Marathon Championships.

Reminded that due to cancellation of the Leicester Marathon in 2019 there had been no County Marathon Championships. The committee is yet to decide which event should be the host for the 2020 Marathon Championships.