07 Mar

As in 2013, the club has entered a joint team with Yate & District Athletic Club to compete in the Midland Track and Field League, Division 2. This league fills a gap for competing athletes between the British Athletics League (BAL)/UK Women’s Athletics League (UKWAL) and the Youth Development League (Upper Age Group – under-20 and under-17). Last year the joint team finished fourth in Division 2 and is looking to improve this season.

It is open to all registered athletes from under-17 and under-20 though to senior level. This is a combined men’s and women’s team.

The six clubs in Division 2 are: Bristol &West/Yate, Cheltenham & County Harriers, Charnwood, Coventry Godiva, Gloucester/Severn and Newport Harriers.

The four fixtures are as follows:

Sunday 4th May 2014                       Coventry

Saturday 7th June 2014                    Yate

Sunday 6th July 2014                        Cheltenham

Saturday 2nd August 2014               Charnwood (Loughborough)

On occasions, the Midland League takes place on the same weekends as the BAL and the UKWAL. It therefore offers an opportunity to compete for a much greater number of athletes.

In order for the team to be competitive it is important that we fill all the slots. Last year we had difficulty in recruiting athletes for certain field events.

All interested athletes are invited to contact the Bristol & West team manager, Roger Brocklesby (email roger.brocklesby@btopenworld.com ) who can supply any further information. Coaches are invited to propose athletes.