Blackpool Wyre and Fylde AC

                      Incorporated 2006                      

  22 nd September 2017  

Welcome to the website 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 for all age groups from 7 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.

Click here to see a request for club trophy return.

Click here to see T&F indoor fixtures.

Click here for Mid-Lancs T&F news.

Click here to see August's Athletes of the Month.

Click here for kit ordering information.

Click here to see details of free half-marathon places.

Click here for details of T&F successes.

Click here for Monthly Handicap information.

Click here for details of the Preston 10/Lancs championships.

Click here for Mid-Lancs XC news.

Click here for a new member application form.

For more information on BWFAC activities click here.

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CLUB TROPHIES

From club secretary, Nick Hume

"If you were awarded a Trophy at the 2016 Presentation Night (T&F, Meritorious, XC, Road, Fell) it is now time to return them, either direct to myself or by calling in the BWFAC clubhouse at Stanley Park Arena on a Tuesday or Thursday evening between 18.00 - 19.00 and passing them to Tracy Smith who will lock them away ready for me to collect.

Please return by Thursday 5th October if at all possible.

If you wish to nominate someone for the Meritorious Male and Female Awards, the Family Award, Best Performance or one of the other awards that are open please send names and reasons to me by Thursday 28th September. Details of the Awards are on the club website on the Officials page .

Regards

Nick"



MID-LANCS T&F TROPHY PLEA

From Ron Scott, General Secretary Mid Lancs League:

"The Mid-Lancs Committee is trying to track down three of the four Divisional T&F trophies. Some of you will have received a query from me already but these trophies are still missing and I am trying one last time to locate them. If I cannot, the League will buy replacement trophies and award them to the 2017 winners; but this will lose the decades of history I believe are reflected on the original trophies.

Please check trophy cabinets or likely holders in your club and let me - or your club secretary, Nick Hume - know the result by 10th October.

Many thanks, and again my apologies to those I have asked previously."



CHESHIRE HALF-MARATHON SUNDAY 08.10.17

Hi Blackpool Wyre & Fylde AC,

We are organising the Cheshire Half Marathon event on the 8th October at Arley Hall and would love to see some of your runners there!
We'd like to offer your club 2 free places to the event.
Here is a link to the event with more information:
Cheshire Half Marathon
We will add them to the start list for free for the event on Sunday 8th October.
No catch, it's just great to have club runners join us and we would love to see you there!

Many thanks,

Marta
*Cheshire 10k Team* .



AUGUST MEDAL SUCCESS


Several young BWFAC track and field athletes have achieved a considerable degree of success in August's championship events and are pictured below.

The first picture shows senior Katy Wyper winning the Scottish championships 100m title in 11.63s at Grangemouth on 26.08.17. Katy's time represents the BWFAC fastest non-windy mark.

Featured above is a trio who achieved a clean sweep of medals in the Northern Athletics championships U15G pole vault that took place in Leigh on 20.08.17. Pictured, with coach Kevin Davies, are (l-r) Minnie Rogers (3rd, 2.70m), Jasmine Carey (1st, 3.40m) and Amelia Shearman (2nd, 2.90m).

The upper photo shows Jasmine collecting a bronze medal for her pole vault 3rd place, in a new club record of 3.46m, in the England Athletics U15/U17/U20 championships in Bedford on 26.08.17. At the same championships T34 athlete Isaac Towers won gold in the U20 400m and 1500m and took silver in the 200m.

The final picture features Fiona Hockey with her pole vault gold medal from the Welsh U20 championships in Wrexham on 19.08.17 where she won with 3.70m. Top photo by Bobby Gavin, others from David Wood.



MONTHLY HANDICAP UPDATE


In order to avoid a clash with the final Interclub race of the 2017 series the September Monthly Handicap will be held on Wednesday 30th August at 7.10 p.m. The October Handicap will be the final evening run this year and will begin at 6.10 p.m. on Wednesday 4th. From November the Handicap will be held on the first Sunday of the month at 10.00 a.m. .



PRESTON 10 (LANCS 10M CHAMPIONSHIPS) SUNDAY 19.11.17


This year's Preston 10 road race, organised by Preston Harriers, will take place on Sunday 19th November. The 36th edition of the race also incorporates the Lancashire AA championships and there is money available for new course records (men and women). Click here for full details.



MID-LANCS CROSS-COUNTRY OPPORTUNITY


Mid-Lancs cross-country Secretary Dawn Lock is looking for an assistant to start learning how cross-country works and to take control of some of aspects of the job with a view to eventually taking the main role in cross-country organisation at some point in the future.

If you are interested please contact Nick Hume.



VOLUNTEER APPEAL


From club secretary Nick Hume:

"BWF AC is seeking a number of Volunteers and two Volunteer Coordinators to assist with the smooth running of the club. The Coordinators will have responsibility for liaising with the Volunteers and the Committee/Event Organisers to ensure that tasks are completed as and when required. Click here for information on the Coordinator's role.

Advice and guidance will be provided to all volunteers. Click here for information on the Volunteer's role."



MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION


Please read this important message from Membership Secretary Nick Hume:
"It is more important than ever that Club Membership fees are paid sooner rather than later, as England Athletics (EA) and Competition Providers are checking whether athletes are affiliated and the Club does not pay EA until the relevant Membership fee is received.

It is vital that we avoid the situation that arose last year when some athletes were disqualified in T&F competition because of unpaid fees. Details of BWFAC's membership fees can be viewed here.

Regards.

Nick."



TRACK & FIELD CONTACT FOR YOUNG BEGINNERS


Young people, or their parents, wanting information on the club's track and field athletics activities can contact Samantha Rogers on 07972 012949. There is competition information on our Young Athletes page.



RUNNING FOR ADULT BEGINNERS


BWFAC has a running beginners group for adults. It is organised by club vice-chairman Bob Massey.

The group meets on Wednesday at the Sports Centre at Stanley Park Blackpool at 6.30 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.

Anyone interested can contact Bob (07805 702550). Alternatively just turn up on the night.



PARKRUN UK


parkrun UK organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs. They are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in. These runs take place in pleasant parkland surroundings, usually at 9.00 a.m. on Saturday morning, and feature runners of every ability.
Our nearest venue is
Stanley Park, Blackpool. Other venues in the area include Lytham Hall, Avenham Park in Preston and Cuerden Valley Country Park in Bamber Bridge.

For more information visit parkrun UK.



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