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NameVenueDate
Summer Handicap Best Time 1Your best summer Monthly Handicap time (Apr-Oct)01/08/2014
NA Inter-Counties U17&15Moorways Stadium, Derby02/08/2014
Mid Lancs League Track & Field, LancasterSalt Ayre Athletics Track, Lancaster03/08/2014
Monthly HandicapBWFAC Handicap Course06/08/2014
Badger 10KThe Barn. Berkeley Drive. Bamber Bridge, Preston. PR5 6BY07/08/2014

The next Monthly Handicap is on Wednesday 6th August

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Welcome to Strydes home 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 and age groups from 8 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.

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BWFAC are acredited members of Sport Englands Clubmark scheme membership number: at0174

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Following his successful Long Jump training sessions on wednesdays Garry has decided to start an open training session on Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 7:45pm.  These sessions will include Long Jump, Sprint and Strength sessions (but not all at the same time).  As these are open sessions anyone who wishes to practice an event they have trained for may do so as long as Garry has prior notice and they have spoken to their coach first.

If you have any questions chat with Garry, he has really put himself out to help YOU.

This is a great opportunity to polish skills and increase our competitive edge.

NB: There will be no training on the week commencing 14th July.
 

Posted on 25 Jun 2014 by Phil Godwin

This Saturday (28th June) is the Mid Lancs League meeting at Litherland Sports Park.  It would be great if we could put together a strong team for every age category.  Mid Lancs is a great opportunity to try out a range of different events.

There are no fees as they are included in your membership.

We also need volunteers to help officiate events on the day, the more volunteers we have the better.  The volunteers will be helped and supported, at no time will a volunteer be asked to do a duty they are either unqualified for or unhappy in performing.

Any queries please contact Kit or Tracy

Posted on 25 Jun 2014 by Phil Godwin

Marshalls Required for Wednesday 9th July.

They are required from 18.15 – 21.30ish (depending upon marshalling point).  If you can assist please contact Nick Hume.  He can be emailed here.

Course Route  – Blackpool Tower Comedy Carpet and north to Bispham on the Lower Prom and return on Upper Prom.

The Race for Life is part of Cancer Research’s Women’s only 5k series and is a great night supporting a very worthwhile cause.

Thank you,  Nick.

 
 

Posted on 13 Jun 2014 by Phil Godwin

On Sunday the 6th July 2014, our friends at Burnley Athletic Club are hosting an open medals meet for all under 11 athletes.  That is all of the age ranges up to and including the under 11’s, there are not that many events aimed specifically at these younger athletes so if you can make it, it will be a great opportunity for the young athletes in your family.

For any parents new to athletics an open meeting is literally that, open to all that qualify for the event.  In this instance any athlete aged under 11 on the 31st August this year can apply to compete.  The specific competition categories will be Girls under 8, under 9, under 10, and under 11 and also Boys under 8, under 9, under 10, and under 11.

UNDER 8 BOYS / GIRLS:                 50m – 150m – Long Jump – Cricket Ball

UNDER 9 BOYS / GIRLS:                 50m – 150m – Long Jump – Cricket Ball

UNDER 10 BOYS / GIRLS:               75m – 600m – Shot Putt – Cricket Ball

UNDER 11 BOYS / GIRLS:               75m – 600m – Shot Putt – Cricket Ball – High Jump

Medals awarded to the first three Boys and Girls in each event that have a marked result.

AGES AS OF 31st AUGUST THIS YEAR

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Please support this event; it is only through the success of these rare events that more clubs will host them in the future.

 

Thank you,  Stan Taylor.

Posted on 03 Jun 2014 by Phil Godwin

A run from Owd Nells/Guys Court to Brock Bottom. Approx 8 miles but an out and back route so shorter distances can be catered for. Mainly off road but suitable for all abilities and no need for specialist footwear - road shoes are fine. Meeting at 6.30pm (Guys Court), run to start at 6.45pm. Food will be provided (sandwiches, pizza, chips, chicken wings etc.) in Owd Nells after the run. Cost for the food will be approx. £4 per head. It would be helpful to get an idea of numbers so please let me know at the club or by email  

Look forward to seeing you,

 

Tony Blight

anthony.blight@barclays.com

Posted on 28 May 2014 by Phil Godwin

All athletes, I will be holding Long Jump Training sessions on the following dates.  All of these sessions will be at the outdoor pits and so if the weather is bad we may have to cancel.

Please email or text me if you are attending any of these sessions.

In the future I hope to be holding more Wednesday sessions, these may be split into long . triple jumps and sprints.  More details to follow or see me at the track.

Yours in Sport,

 

Garry Roylance
BWFAC

Session Details
Day Date Time
Wednesday 4th June 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Wednesday 11th June 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Wednesday 18th June 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Wednesday 25th June 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Posted on 28 May 2014 by Phil Godwin

As most of you will be aware the Mid Lancs competitions are upon us with 2 competitions being completed and 3 more to go before the final medal meeting at Blackpool at the end of August.

Can I please ask all athletes to enter into this competition and try the various events available to you, the Mid Lancs competitions are the main club event where you can have a go at any event, this is also where you can post registered times and distances etc that will go onto the Power of 10.

It is also free to enter as it forms part of your membership.

The turnout at the last 2 competitions has been good but it could be a lot better especially the Boys teams where we are falling very far behind the lead teams.

Remember to qualify for a medal at the medal meeting you must have competed in a least 2 competitions prior, but what we do not want to see are athletes turning up just to register do one event and go, this is a team competition and we are in a league so please make the effort and have a go at other events as well.

Please support your club and team managers - make that difference.

Garry Roylance

BWFAC

Posted on 13 May 2014 by Phil Godwin

Did you know that BWFAC has a running beginners group for adults? It is organised by club Vice-Chair Bob Massey and details can be found on his Run England group page.

On Tuesday the group meets at the Sports Centre entrance at Stanley Park at 6.00 p.m. and on Thursday at the Moor Park Sports Centre, again at 6.00 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.

If you are interested, or know anyone who might be, please feel free to come along and join in. Bob can also be contacted on 01253 590637 or 07805 702550.

Posted on 03 Nov 2013 by Phil Godwin
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