Blackpool Wyre and Fylde AC

                      Incorporated 2006                      

  23 rd August 2016  

Welcome to the website of BLACKPOOL WYRE and FYLDE ATHLETIC CLUB (BWFAC), formed on 1st September 2006 from two of Lancashire's leading athletic clubs - Blackpool & Fylde AC and North Fylde AC . The club caters for all athletic disciplines for all age groups from 7 years old and upwards. All standards are covered from beginners to international level. BWFAC is committed to the Safeguarding and Welfare of all its members and has agreed to adopt the UKA Athletics Welfare Procedure.

Click here to see a T&F representative picture.

Click here to see a T&F team picture.

Click here for details of an ultra event.

Click here to see July's Athletes of the Month.

Click here for young athletes research information.

Click here to see August's Handicap results.

Click here for details of a Race For Life event.

Click here for details of a BWFAC social event.

Click here to see an important Mid-Lancs T&F update.

For more information on BWFAC activities click here.

Click on the Club Badge icon below for September Open Medal Meeting information.



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EA MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL SPORTCITY WEDNESDAY 17.08.16


BWFAC's star sprinter Katy Wyper was chosen to represent England in the recent international match versus Scotland and Wales at Manchester's SportCity. Katy had a fine run, finishing 3rd in the 200m in 24.55s, and is pictured fourth from the left on the back row in the picture above. View the Results. Photo by David Wood.



NORTHERN ATHLETICS PROMOTION MATCH DONCASTER SATURDAY 20.08.16


The BWFAC squad at the Division 2 promotion match in Doncaster. Was there a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? View the Results. Photo by David Wood - see more on Follow BWFAC on Facebook.



CHORLEY 6-HOUR RACE SATURDAY 08.10.16


There wil be a six hour road race around Astley Park in Chorley on Saturday 8th October 2016, starting at 10.00 a.m. An entry form can be found here.



RACE 4 LIFE EVENT SATURDAY 17.09.16


A message from club secretary Nick Hume :

"
Race for Life are organising Pretty Muddy Event on Saturday 17th September at Lawson's Showground Blackpool.

Ideally the organisers require a team of around twenty-two marshals to cover all points and obstacles. The timings shown are an estimate at the moment (finish) as they still have starting waves waiting to open but it will be along the lines of 08:30 - 13:00

It is intended to be a really fun day, very interactive, so that hopefully everyone will enjoy being involved.

If anyone wishes to volunteer to assist please let me know by August 15th and I will pass your names forward"



YOUTH ENDURANCE RESEARCH SURVEY: ENGLAND ATHLETICS


Club Secretary Nick Hume has received the following from the University of Exeter:

"Dear Nick,

I am emailing yourself to enquire about the possibility of collecting some data for a research project.

This project is being conducted by the Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre (CHERC), University of Exeter, in collaboration with England Athletics. It is aimed at gaining an improved insight into the training practices of adolescent endurance runners (11-15 years old).

A news article for this research can be found via the following link. Additionally, Athletics Weekly have featured the research, with a ‘special report’ hopefully being in the August 4th copy of the magazine.

I would be extremely grateful if you could encourage as many of your adolescent endurance athletes to complete the research survey. This is not time consuming, only taking a maximum of twenty minutes to complete. It is also simple to follow, with clear instructions throughout. It is important that the survey is completed by the athlete and not the parent or coach. However, I am happy to email across the content of the survey for anyone that is interested.

The survey can be completed via the following link.

Do let me know if your Athletic Club/adolescent athletes would be interested in taking part in this research. Furthermore, it would be great to hear if any of your junior athletics coaches are interested in this research. Please feel free to forward this email and my contact details on to them, or put them in touch with myself directly.

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Kind regards,

Robert Mann"



MID-LANCS T&F UPDATE 30.06.16


Dear Athletes, Coaches and Team Managers,

Please note important changes to fixtures this season.

1. The fixture at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, on 30th July has been brought forward to Saturday 23rd July. The reason for this is that important electrical work is now scheduled for Edge Hill on 30th July and was likely to at least cause significant delay to the start of our meeting.

2. The Medal Meeting scheduled for Saturday 27th August
has been moved to a different venue: - to
Leigh Sports Village. We are grateful to Leigh Harriers for accommodating us on 27th August.

Important information for club members:

Can I also take this opportunity to remind Team Managers that competitors on Saturday 2nd July at Lancaster need to hold a current registration with England Athletics? Many athletes who were registered last year were given until 30th June to pay club subs and the EA Registration Fee this year and so will have successfully passed registration checks so far this season. Inevitably some will be unaware or will miss the 30th June deadline and are therefore not eligible to compete from 1st July.

Ron Scott
General Secretary
Mid-Lancs League



STANLEY PARK 5M BLACKPOOL SUNDAY 02.10.16


BWFAC are organising the Stanley Park 5 Mile road race on Sunday 02.10.16. Entry is open to runners of 13-years-old and above and is by conventional entry form or online following either of the two links - .....John Schofield.



VOLUNTEER APPEAL 2016


From club secretary Nick Hume:

"BWF AC is seeking a number of Volunteers and two Volunteer Coordinators to assist with the smooth running of the club. The Coordinators will have responsibility for liaising with the Volunteers and the Committee/Event Organisers to ensure that tasks are completed as and when required. Click here for information on the Coordinator's role.

Advice and guidance will be provided to all volunteers. Click here for information on the Volunteer's role."



MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION


Please read this important message from Membership Secretary Nick Hume:
"It is more important than ever that Club Membership fees are paid sooner rather than later, as England Athletics (EA) and Competition Providers are checking whether athletes are affiliated and the Club does not pay EA until the relevant Membership fee is received.

It is vital that we avoid the situation that arose last year when some athletes were disqualified in T&F competition because of unpaid fees. Details of BWFAC's membership fees can be viewed here.

Regards.

Nick."



TRACK & FIELD CONTACT FOR YOUNG BEGINNERS


Young people, or their parents, wanting information on the club's track and field athletics activities can contact Samantha Rogers on 07972 012949. There is competition information on our Young Athletes page.



RUNNING FOR ADULT BEGINNERS


BWFAC has a running beginners group for adults. It is organised by club vice-chairman Bob Massey.

The group meets on Wednesday at the Sports Centre at Stanley Park Blackpool at 6.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome from those who have done nothing before and wish to give it a try, to people returning after a period away from running.

Anyone interested can contact Bob (07805 702550). Alternatively just turn up on the night.



PARKRUN UK


parkrun UK organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs. They are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in. These runs take place in pleasant parkland surroundings, usually at 9.00 a.m. on Saturday morning, and feature runners of every ability.
Our nearest venue is
Lytham Hall whilst there are also runs on Avenham Park in Preston and Cuerden Valley Country Park in Bamber Bridge.

For more information visit parkrun UK.



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