The composite team from Bristol & West and Yate & District Athletic Clubs was entered into the Midland Athletics League in 2013 to give more competitive opportunities to athletes from both clubs. The League is a combined female/male competition with 33 individual track and field events and both 100 metres and 400 metres relays held at four fixtures during the summer. Athletes aged Under-17 and above can compete and the team is normally a broad spread of experienced and youthful participants. We can usually accommodate guests in both the field and track events providing an opportunity to compete at a well officiated event.
In 2013 the composite team was fourth in Division 2; third in the following year and second in 2015 winning promotion to the top Division for the 2016 season where we were fourth and retained our top Division status for 2017.
The clubs we will be competing against in 2017 are:
Birchfield Harriers. Cannock & Stafford, Nottingham , Rugby & Northampton and Tamworth.
Dates and venues for the 2017 season are:
Sunday 7th May 2017 at Rugby
Sunday 4th June 2017 at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham
Sunday 16th July 2017 at Yate and
Saturday 5th August 2017 at Nottingham
As ever some of these dates clash with BAL and UKWAL matches and this year our first match is on the same day as the Bristol 10k.
Pete Mountain is the Team Manager for the Bristol & West women and Steve Grant for the Bristol & West men. Matt Muggeridge manages all the Yate athletes.
They will come out with calling notices for specific matches but in the meantime put these dates in your diaries – and if you want any further information speak to Steve Grant and/or Pete Mountain.