Our aims are to promote County Championships, to encourage, advise and support organisations which promote competition within the country and to select and manage county teams in inter county events.

County Track and Field Championships – Awards

We have already announced that Stratford Upon Avon AC has won the Warwick Vase which goes to the best Club overall based on points for positions in finals. Stratford first won the Trophy at the 2016 Championships and have held it ever since then. That makes fours years in a row – well done to the Club and all their athletes.

We also give an award to the best performance in each group. It is difficult to compare different events and the results are often very close. This years winners are shown below.

Morgan Amed
Coventry Godiva Harriers
Senior Men200mT7021.49
Hayley Murray
Rugby&Northampton AC
Senior WomenHammerF655.36
Lewis Byng
Stratford Upon Avon AC
Under 20 MenShot PutF1817.07
Nicole Birmingham
Birchfield Harriers
Under 20 WomenShot PutF2411.58
Cole Williams
Stratford Upon Avon AC
Under 17 Men100m HurdlesT0313.32
Megan Burge
Rugby&Northampton AC
Under 17 WomenTriple JumpF2511.17
Freddie Clemons
Stratford Upon Avon AC
Under 15 Boys80m HurdlesT0611.47
Sophie Deans
Birchfield Harriers
Under 15 Girls75m HurdlesT2111.48
Thomas Weaver
Stratford Upon Avon AC
Under 13 BoysJavelinF1632.10
Daniella Bleach
Coventry Godiva Harriers
Under 13 GirlsHigh JumpF221.45

Others who were in the running and so deserve an honourable mention are Jack Wooton,
Lily Smith, Jake Minshull, Finlay White, Isabelle Male, Jai Sispal, Stephen AwuahBaffour,
Madeleine Wapples, Leah Okorhi, Jack Sumner, Ben Hawkes and Cassie Ann Pemberton.

The Jack Hartley Trophy is awarded to the individual who we judge to have recorded the best performance overall (taken from those above). This year it goes to Lewis Byng of Stratford Upon Avon AC for his shot put of 17.07m which is 3m further than a grade 1 and over 2m further than the previous County record which was set in 16 years ago. Well done Lewis.

More on the U17M coincidences…….

Check out the story of the U17M 800m record below. I had not spotted this when updating the web site but not only did Charlie Eastaugh win the race after Jai Sispal but the two of them both recorded exactly the same time of 1.57.74 to the hundredth of a second!!!

2019 Stratford Upon Avon AC retain the Warwick Vase

The Warwick Vase is awarded to the WCAA Club which scores the most points over the two days of the County Champs. Stratford Upon Avon AC won it for the first time in 2016 then retained it since then. The Club has retained it again with a terrific points win of 300 points more than their nearest rivals, Birchfield Harriers. Coventry Godiva Harriers finished third.

PointsClub
875.5Stratford Upon Avon AC
552Birchfield Harriers
387Coventry Godiva Harriers
361Rugby & Northampton AC
291Leamington C and AC
263Royal Sutton Coldfield AC
160Solihull & Small Heath AC
117.5BRAT Club
51Nuneaton Harriers
26Sparkhill Harriers
17Kings Heath RC – The Lions
6Northbrook AC

Well done to all of the Stratford athletes and their coaches.

2019 County Track and Field Championships

A big thank you to all of the technical officials, volunteers, members of Nuneaton Harriers, the Pingles Ground staff and our sponsor Coventry Runner. It would not have happened without them. At the risk of embarrassing them and offending anybody I dont mention by name – a particular thank you to Nick Wilson (the stadium manager), Katie Lea (the Meeting Secretary) and Maggie Murphy (the officials coordinator).

The results are all on the Championship page split by Track, Field, Quadkids and then separate for Saturday and Sunday. The new records set over the weekend are also there – but please let us know of any errors or omissions.

A particular word about the U17M 800m record. It is very rare for a track event to have two people holding a record with exactly the same time but the record for this event is held joint by three athletes – and all of them are from Leamington C&AC.
They are Charlie Eastaugh (2007), Jean-Francois Lignier (2005) and Eddie Bowen (1992). The record was broken on Sunday by Jai Sispal – who is also from the C&AC!
By coincidence Charlie Eastaugh was there to see his record broken because he ran (and won) the Senior Mens 800m just afterwards.
I dont want to take anything away from Jai’s tremendous run but with hand timing we would now have four C&AC athletes holding the same record !!!!

First Open Graded Meeting is on Wednesday (May 1st)

There will be an Open Graded Meeting on the first Wednesday of the month from May to September. Watch this site for more details in the Competition pages.

Dave Phillips (Massey Ferguson)
– Marathon Man

Dave will hit a remarkable milestone in his running career on 28th April when he runs the Stratford Marthon. This will be his 500th run over the classic distance. Dave hopes to reach a fundraising target of £125,000 achieved over 21 years with the Brain and Spine charity. If you would like to help the Brain and Spine sufferers by sponsoring Dave please see the link below to the virgingiving site. Also on the virgin site is a link to the B&S so please have a look to see the work done by this very small wonderful charity.
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/teamphillips2019

Keith Richards given Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Keith Richards (WCAA Hon Sec) who has been given a Lifetime Achievement Award by Rugby BC. Keith lives in Rugby and is a member of Coventry Godiva Harriers but his contribution to Athletics and Race Walking in particular covers a very long time (lifetime in fact!) and a far wider area up to and including International events.

UKCAU Inter County XC Championships. Alex Adams 4th, Georgina Campbell 10th and Senior Women team 9th

Well done to Alex and Georgina (both from Stratford Upon Avon AC) and the Senior Women for their top ten finishes at the Inter County XC Champs.

Senior Men

More photos in the photos pages of this web site.
The weather, the course and the general facilities were much better this year although the wind made it hard going for the athletes (and our tents) at times.

The Warwickshire results are on the Results Pages of this site.

Mike Doyle

Sad to report that Mike Doyle passed away earlier this week. Mike suffered a stroke last year and has had a difficult time since then but is now at peace.
Mike made a massive contribution to the sport as an athlete, a coach, a timekeeper and numerous admin/volunteer roles for Clubs, County, Leagues and Schools. It would be impossible to list everything he did. At various times and frequently overlapping, Mike was the WCAA Treasurer, Awards Secretary and Permits Secretary.

Mike will be greatly missed and our thoughts and prayers are with Pam and Mike’s family.

2019 County Cross Country Championships on 5th January 2019
at HMPSC Newbold Revel – Record Entry

We had a record entry for the Championships and the feedback from all has been very positive. The new Venue at Newbold Revell was very well received. It is risky to list the people we must thank in case I miss somebody but I must give particular mention to Katie Lea (the Meeting Secretary), all at the Malt Kiln Farm Shop, all at the Prison Service Training College at the Newbold Revel (in particular the estates manager) and land owners Mr and Mrs J.V. Lea and Mrs J. Aston for kindly giving permission for access across their land.
The event could not happen without the marshals from the local community and all of the technical officials and volunteers from the clubs.

A big thank you to all of them.


Coming events

There will be an Open Graded Meeting at Coventry on the first Wednesday of May to September (but watch this page for details which may change).

The Juniors Inter County Fell Championships will be part of the Clougha Pike race on 22nd June 2019

The U13/U15 Athletes Track and Field Inter Counties match will be on 14th September in Humberside