2019 TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Club Championships is the single most important competitive event in the year for SUAAC because the whole club has a chance to get together and compete. It is also the one event where, after training all year, the coaches hope all club members prioritise the champs and support the club. The date was originally published in early spring and so hopefully it’s already inked into your family diary.
The event is open to everyone in the club, seniors and juniors, including the children on the waiting list and hopefully more of our senior athletes, particularly from the very successful senior and Vets teams, will be competing this year.
The event is a UKA permitted event with trained officials running it and whilst the event is competitive, in some cases this is the first opportunity for an athlete, particularly the youngsters, to enjoy the thrill of being involved in a competition and to pit themselves against their peers. The Championships for the juniors will be run on a Triathlon Multi Event basis i.e. athletes are required to compete in 3 events i.e. 1 Track, 1 Jump and 1 Throw. Senior competitors can compete in as many events as they wish.
The champs are a big logistical event for our volunteers and whilst we are the envy of many clubs insofar that our Club Championships is considered to be a well organised and successful event. However, it is based on the collective effort between everyone involved in the club, not just the regular volunteers and the success of the event for the athletes relies on people helping before and on the day.
The details of the event are on the attached documents including how to apply and if you have any queries please contact your respective Junior Age Group Leaders or coaches…U11Carolyne Johnston ; U13 Elaine Ledden & Jenny Sheppard; U15 Mike Sheppard ; U17plus Paul Bearman ; Endurance Paul Hawkins.