Event Reports

Athletics Series 4 – Derby 10 August 2019

The final event of the CP Sport Athletics Series was held in Derby on Saturday and despite the challenging and very windy conditions we saw some great competition in both the field and track events. It was fantastic to watch Ellie Simpson in action as newly confirmed 200m RR3 World Record Holder and to see other athletes on the track trying out new distances. It was also good to see more great results in the field events despite the conditions and also to see some new younger athletes taking part. We could not run these events without our exceptional officials and volunteers and cannot thank them enough for all the support they offer. Finally we would like to thank our hosts Derby Athletics Club and Derby City Council for working so well with us and supporting us to deliver a well organised event.

Photographs by Nick Stevens can be found here

Our next event is our National Championships in Doncaster on 21 September 2019. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Athletics Series 3 – York 15 June 2019

Last Saturday we were in York for the third event in our Athletics Series. It was our biggest entry so far this season and the sun was shining after a week of bad weather. It was great to see so many races on the track with a full list of competitors, both in Ambulant and RaceRunning events. The field programme saw the largest range of events this season so far. The support from family and friends for all the competitors was fantastic and provided a great atmosphere for the event. The day finished with 2 World Records being set in RaceRunning; Rafi Solaiman set a new world record for the RR3 200m (Senior) of 35.99 sec and Thomas Talbot established a new world record for the RR2 1500m (U16) of 7.15.34 As always the officials were professional and friendly in their managing of the programme and the provision of their expertise. We would like to take the opportunity to thank them, our volunteers from the local Freemasons chapter and volunteers from York City Athletics Club. We could not run these events without their support. Our last event of the series is in Derby at Moorways Stadium on Saturday 10 August – there is still time to enter, and we will be finishing off the season with our National Championships in Doncaster on Saturday 21 September. We look forward to seeing you there.

Athletics Series 2 – Stoke Mandeville 11 May 2019

On Saturday we held our second Athletics Series event at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium and welcomed 30 athletes and their supporters to the event. We were lucky with mostly sunshine on the day which helped many athletes achieve either season’s bests or PBs – well done to all. We were pleased to welcome a number of new athletes to the meet in RaceRunning, Ambulant Running and Seated Throws, it was great to see them competing with us for the first time. It was a fantastic day and we would like to thank all the athletes for competing so well and their families and supporters for looking after them so well. We could not run these events without the expertise and hard work of our officials and volunteers – Thank You. We look forward to seeing everyone at our 3rd event in York on 15 June 2019.

Athletics Series 1 – St. Albans 13 April 2019

Our first event of the season was held at a new venue for the Athletics Series – Abbey View Golf and Track Facility in St. Albans. Despite the cold weather, including hailstones, there was some great competition both in track and field. In particular the ambulant sprints were extremely competitive. A big thank you to our officials, our volunteers from the local area and the University of Hertfordshire and to the Abbey View facility for hosting and getting the Athletics Series 2019 off to a great start.