The Bear” – September  2005



The news that we were successful with the 2012 London Olympic bid roughly coincided with the publication of the July/August “Bear”.  Since then we have experienced the (unsurprising) disappointments of the Helsinki World Championships, done our best to ‘see off’ another domestic summer season and been challenged with important changes from top to bottom initiated by the work of Sir Andrew Foster, Jack Buckner and Peter Radcliffe.

Now we must look forward and work together – Road, Country, Track and Field etc – we are one sport.

Warwickshire County A A not only exists to provide first Championship and Representative experience, but is a link for Clubs, Schools, Associations Sportshall, Leagues etc with larger policy making bodies.  It encourages Development, cooperation, in essence fostering teamwork, so young people can enjoy the best of what Athletics can offer in the next few years.




Despite the awful weather and trials besetting Warwickshire we achieved another narrow but excellent win.  Just two points to spare over Derbyshire, but very well contested b y all seven counties.  Warm thanks and congratulations to John Nash’s army of helpers, including Zarinda Batstone, parents and athletes (44 from 10 clubs).  Rowena Cole (Coventry Godiva) (Under 15 Girls Track), Nuneaton’s Zoey Phillips (Under 15 Girls Field,) and Tania White (Under 13 Girls Track) gained Best Performance Awards.


2        ROAD RACES – Coming up

            25th September – Coventry Half Marathon

9th October - Kenilworth Half Marathon (Incorporating Warwickshire County AA Championships and Warwickshire Road Race League)

16th October- Rugby 10 Miles (Incorporating Warwickshire Road Race League)

Medal winners at County 5km, 10 miles, Half Marathon Championships will be listed in October “BEAR”.


3              MEETINGS AHEAD

         Wednesday 28th September - General Meeting – Stratford – 7.15pm

Wednesday 30th November – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Coventry 7.30pm




4              PROMOTIONS

2005            17th DecemberMidland Inter County Cross Country – Wreake Valley, Leicestershire


2006            14th JanuaryWarwickshire County A A Cross Country Championships, Burbage Common


11th MarchInter Counties Cross Country Championships – Nottingham


25th MarchWarwickshire County A A Open Road Relays – Sutton Park


Sunday 2nd April – (Re arranged date) – Inter Counties Half Marathon – Ackworth, Yorkshire


13th & 14th May (Or 20th & 21st still to be confirmed) Warwickshire County AA Track & Field Championships - Leamington



So keep following ”the bear”





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