Warwickshire County Athletics Association


The bear – APRIL/May 2007


1               ENGLAND ATHLETICS

As from 1st April 2007 Warwickshire CAA has been affiliated to the new national body.


2               YOUR VIEWS COUNT

… and the Officers of the Association cannot be confident that they are making the right decisions without feedback.


For example:-


The Promotions Group will consider in July whether our Open Road Relays will be held as from 2008.

      The March 24th event in Sutton Park was successful but there has been a steady decline in competing team numbers. Five Road Relays were scheduled in a seven week period this spring.

      Whether supporting this year’s event or otherwise Richard Carney, Ray Morgan and/or Stewart Harris want your Club’s views.

      Do we have the wrong date/weekend, time of year, format, venue etc?

Those who remember the Leamington Spa and Chelmsley Wood years will recognise the event has a considerable history but is it time to close the book?



3               Track and Field Championships at Saffron Lane, Leicester on May 12th/13th


Thank you to all supporting our championships to be held with Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. There is every prospect of a full weekend of good competition.



The County Track and Field Championships will provide principle selection opportunity for

Inter Counties Competition for the Seniors at Bedford on May28/29. Seniors not competing at Leicester but hoping to represent Warwickshire should contact Becky Freeman (0121 745 9948) or Ray Morgan (01926 330667) as soon as possible. There will be an U13/U15 Inter Counties match on September 8th – more details to follow.



(U20M U20W, SM, SW, M40,50,60 W35,45,55)

Sunday 29th April          Stratford Half Marathon

Sunday 3rd June           Northbrook 10k

Wednesday 27th June  Coventry Godiva 5 miles

Thursday 12th July        Birmingham Rowheath 5k

Sunday 9th September Nuneaton 10 miles


6               TECHNICAL OFFICALS

Up to date information stemming from changes in governance hopefully will be available for the June “Bear”. In the meantime technical officials, like coaches, are being required by UKA to undergo CRB checks.



Wednesday 16th May                Greater Warwickshire Development Forum at Coventry

Sunday 20th May                      European Cup of Race Walking at Leamington Spa

Wednesday 23rd May                Birmingham Development Forum.




To Jack Selby (Coventry Godiva Harriers). A valued ex-Permit Secretary for the Association. Best 90th birthday wishes for late May.


To Lee Carey of Nuneaton Harriers (1st GB counter U20M) and Olivia Kenney of Royal Sutton Coldfield AC (4th GB counter U20W) on their fine runs in Kenya at the cross country “Worlds”.


To the very successful County athletes who made such an impact at the Sportshall Finals at the NIA on 22nd April. Birmingham won all four team tittles (U13/U15, boys/girls) – an unprecedented feat – and heading a long individual success list Shelly Hazelwood (Rugby and Northampton AC) was the U15 Girls Champion.



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