Competing

Competing

We encourage runners to compete in races, they are a great way of providing you with a goal to strive for. As a club we compete in many different leagues across Staffordshire and the Midlands.

In the summer season we compete in the Midlands Track & Field League and the Heart of England Track & Field League. It’s open to under 17’s and under 20’s juniors, as well as senior runners. The club pays the entry fees to these Track n Field events for club members who are UK Athletics affiliated. Also in the summer senior runners compete in the North Staffs Road Runner League, which is a league of 20 road races across Staffordshire. More details on the NSRRA league can be found on their website www.nsrra.org.uk

In the winter season seniors compete in four cross country leagues. The North Staffs Cross Country League, The Birmingham and District Cross Country League and The Midland Ladies Cross Country League. (FREE RACE ALERT) The club pays affiliated members entry fees for these cross country races which are great fun competing as part of a team. We will post the current season’s fixtures on our website and Facebook when they are announced and hopefully we can get as many members as possible to attend.

During the winter season our junior athletes compete for the club in the North Staffs Cross Country League, the Staffordshire, Midlands and National XC championships. Many of our junior athletes are also selected to compete for Staffordshire at the Inter-County Cross Country fixtures and Staffordshire schools at the English Schools XC Championships.

In the summer season junior athletes compete in the Heart of England Track & Field League. Our under 17 and under 20 athletes also compete in the Midlands Track & Field League.

The club hosts two races, the Newcastle 10k in April and the Dales Dash in December.

In September we have the annual Andy Webster Memorial 5k race in memory of a great friend of the club. It’s a limp wrist race where the winner is the runner who runs closest to their predicted finish time. No watches allowed!!