The next mid lancs T&F meeting is at Witton Park, Blackburn on 2nd June. Please note that there is no entrance to Witton Park via the main gate, alternative directions and order of events below:
A Club calendar for track and field was given to all athletes earlier this year, however we have lots of new members so I have posted another copy here pac-fixture-list-2012-no-highlights.
The Club competes in three main T&F leagues:
Mid Lancs T&F league – these are all entry on the day and there are only restricted numbers if we have lots of atheletes in one event (unlikely). Turn up in good time and find the Club official who will give you a number which you keep for the summer. Do have a go at some different events, they all score valuable points for the Club. Age is U13 upwards (minimum age 11 on 31st August 2012) ie you can be 10 at the start of the season. We have to provide officials to help the smooth and safe running of the meeting – all officials are volunteers. If we don’t provide enough officials then we get fined and ultimately events may be cancelled.
Young Athletes League – a great introduction to track and field for younger athletes. If interested talk to your coach because entries are restricted. The Club provides transport to events that are some distance away for athletes and families; there is a small charge for this subsidised transport. If you agree to attend then please turn up because you will be losing the Club points and may be taking the place of another athlete.
Northern League – for older athletes, talk to your coach.
I have included the details from the subscriptions page. If you haven’t paid then you are one month overdue. Please don’t risk the unpleasant experience of being asked to leave a training session!
Club subscriptions are set at the AGM each year. Subs are then payable by the end of March.
This money goes towards general club costs including equipment, coach training, insurance and essential administration. In addition, for athletes over 11 years old, we have to pay a £5 fee to England Athletics that includes athlete and coach insurance.
We seek to keep our fees as low as possible to allow as many people as possible to participate.
No club officials or coaches are paid for their work.
In addition Pendle Leisure charge a fee for use of the track. The Club does not receive any of this money. There are three ways to pay this track charge: each time you use the track (£2.90 in Sept 2010), via a 6 month pass (£50 in Sept 2010) or through joining the Activo scheme as either a junior of full member (ask in reception for details and costs).
One of the least pleasant jobs for the committee members is chasing people for subs. Ultimately we will stop people training because we are not insured and also this is not fair for those people who do pay their subs promptly.
The following membership categories apply (all subs are for 2012):
Young athlete – Year 4 primary school up to junior. £11
Junior – those athletes whose 11th birthday falls on or before 31st August in the current subscription year, up to age 20. £20
Senior – aged 20 years on 31st December in current subscription year or older £26
Family – two adults and all children (year 4 to 17 years of age) £47
Associate – parents and non competing members £6
In 2012 we have to pay £5 per athlete to England Athletics for all athletes junior and upwards.
Anyone who has difficulty paying subscriptions should approach the chairman or secretary in confidence.
Second claim athletes – for a senior where another club has paid the England Athletics affiliation fee £12
Membership application form pac-MembershipForm A cheque payment is preferred payable To Pendle AC.
This will take place on 14th and 15th July in Hull northern athletics_tf_prospectus2012
Tes wishes to express his thanks to everyone who sponsored him for running the London marathon.
Any outstanding monies should be given to Christine or Ted in person.
England Athletics would like to make you aware of a piece of work that has been undertaken by UKA. UKA has worked with Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) for several years, providing a screening service to athletes on the World Class Performance Programme. UKA and CRY are now seeking to encourage more athletes to use CRY’s screening service to help to identify any cardiac problems that may be otherwise hidden.
Full information about CRY and their services can be found on their website at http://www.c-r-y.org.uk. Young people between the age of 14 and 35 who would like to have cardiac testing can go to http://www.testmyheart.org.
Late change (9/5) to timetable: Just changed the SP on Saturday switched the U17, U20, Sen men round
with the U13 and U15 Boys.
Good luck to the 14 Pendle athletes competing at Blackpool this year 12th/13th May:
Alan Plumb, Daemon Metcalf, Gregan Baker, James Blackburn, Joe Lonsdale, Leroy Golding, Neng Wildman, Spencer Phelan, Tiarnan Crorken Zachary Child, Eleanor Markendale. Helena Leathley, Leah Hillman & Natrika Wildman.
There have been a few versions of the timetable. This is the definitive one, please make sure you check your events Final Timetable 2012
Can’t believe I missed the one good evening due to being in wet london! Report and photo from lynn baker:
Last of the Bunny Runs on Tuesday with the Relays and a great turnout
from Pendle with the Schofields, the Barnes, the Bakers, Sophie, Briony
Holt and Kai – sorry if I have missed anyone ! The weather was
beautiful (for a change !) and fun was had by all.
Sophie Hitchon, the 2010 junior world champion, smashed her own UK hammer record in Chula Vista, California, yesterday when she twice recorded throws of 71.61 metres – a distance that exceeds the ‘A’ qualifying standard for this summer’s Olympics.
Sophie started her throwing career as a member of Pendle AC and is a fantastic inspiration to other club members.
The Try Athletics event was a major success and lots of athletes returned this week in the young athlete and intermediate squads. However this has highlighted our urgent need for more coaches/helpers. For instance the intermediate squad had about 26 athletes and whilst Sarah helped this week, next week Paul will be by himself and only if he misses a meeting. The problem is almost as serious for the YAG.
If you can help, please have a word with Paul or Christine. We understand that most people cannot make big commitments but even helping once per month would be help the Club. If you are prepared to go on to do some training then the Club will pay for that.
We don’t want to restrict membership but we may have to.
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