Warwickshire County Athletics Association
“The Bear” – July 2006
1 WEST MIDLANDS REGIONAL COUNCIL
Elections were not required as there were six candidates for six places. The following have their first meeting on Monday 17th July
Stewart BARNES – Warwickshire County A A Treasurer (01926 – 512810)
Graham HEELEY – Warwickshire County A A Trustee
John GRAVES - Tamworth A C – previously Interim Chairman
Chris LOCKLEY – Staffordshire A A
Dave RUSSELL – Wolverhampton & Bilston A C
Brian EGGLETON – Stoke on Trent
We congratulate them. Others may be co-opted in due course. In wishing them well, they need our support.
2 INTER COUNTIES – SENIOR, TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEDFORD – 28th / 29th MAY
2nd Place for James WALSH (5000m)
Sara McGREAVY (100m Hurdles)
3rd Place for Hilary SMITH (Pole Vault) well done to all.
Hopefully all our athletes enjoyed the experience. However following the disappointing Senior entry in our Championships, Warwickshire fielded a depleted team and hopes were not realised.
3 YOUNG ATHLETES INTER COUNTY – DERBY – SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER
First selections are about to go out. John NASH (01926 – 421563) is keen to learn about further candidates as soon as possible.
4 WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY A A ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS – 2006
The fourth in the Summer Series is the BIRMINGHAM ROWHEATH 5km on Thursday 13th July (7.45pm).
Stratford (Half Marathon), Northbrook (10km), Coventry Midsummer (5miles) have gone well with three Senior awards, for Men and Women at each, plus age Group ‘Golds’ for W35, W45 W55 and M40, M50, M60. There has been a good range of winners but Carol ADAMS (now Coventry Godiva) is amassing an impressive medal haul!
WARWICKSHIRE, as an incentive to Road Runners, has made a bid to stage the 2007 Inter Counties 10km Championships.
5 TRACK & FIELD COMPETITION – THE FUTURE?
Has your club made its views known to Richard FLOAT (M C A A Hon Treasurer), who is gathering opinions within the Midlands? The County has made a submission
6 TRACK & FIELD ‘RECORDS’
Our Chairman, Ray MORGAN and Promotions Secretary Richard CARNEY are trying to update Championship Best Performances and extend them to Under 13 and Veterans. If you see anything ‘incorrect’ on the website (www.warwickshirecountyaa.co.uk) or can supply further information you should contact Ray or Richard.
7 RACE WALKING
Leamington C & A C and Warwickshire County AA made a significant input into the recent Grand Prix, a ‘dry run’ for next year’s EUROPEAN CUP RACES – Victoria Park Sunday 20th May 2007. This is a great coup for the Race Walking Association Centenary, and the Race Walking fraternity hope for wide support.
8 LET’S LOOK FURTHER INTO 2007 AND PROVIDE UPDATES
CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Saturday 6th January, Newbold Comyn, Royal Leamington Spa
Not combined with another County. However some format changes
TEAMS Under 13 Girls (Three to count)
Under 15 Girls (Three to count)
Under 17 Women / Under 20 Women (Both Three to count)
Senior Women / Veteran Women (Both Three to count)
Under 13 Boys (Three to count)
Under 15 Boys (Three to count)
Under 17 Men / Under 20 Men (Both Three to count
Senior Men / Veteran Men (Both Four to count)
ROAD RELAYS – Sutton Park, Saturday 24th March
TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Saturday 12th / Sunday 13th May
At present not known whether it will 1, or 2 or 3 Counties involved. Three venue possibilities.
9 NEXT ISSUE OF ‘THE BEAR’ – Early September
NEXT WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY A A GENERAL MEETING –
Royal Sutton Coldfield A C Headquarters – Wednesday 27th September @ 7.30pm.