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.

Warwickshire Road Race League – update

The current position of races in the 2021 Warwickshire Road Race League is still somewhat uncertain. The good news is that the last three League races scheduled from September onwards (Kenilworth Half Marathon, Balsall Common 10k and the Rugby 10mile) are quite confident that they will go

Warwickshire County AA Track and Field Championships 2021.

I am pleased to say that it is our intention to hold the Warwickshire Track and Field Championships at the Pingles Stadium in Nuneaton over the weekend of July 31st and August 1st. A big thank you to Nick Wilson of Nuneaton Harriers for facilitating this date

Minutes of the recent AGM

The minutes have been posted in the “About WCAA” and “AGM minutes” pages. If you were at the meeting and see a problem with the minutes then please let us know as soon as possible so that we can correct them.

Meet the new Bear

The Warwickshire Bear has shaken off his chains and had a bit of a makeover and now has a new image. Meet the new Bear and his ragged staff for 2021 on onwards

Elliot Giles breaks Seb Coe’s 800m GB record

In Torun, Poland at one of the World Tour events Elliot Giles of Birchfield Harriers broke Seb Coe’s long standing 800m British indoor record. With a time of 1.43.63 not only was this a British record but it is also the second fastest 800m of all time

County Track and Field Champs – delayed

The government recently updated its Covid guidelines and England Athletics has also updated its guidance however the dates quoted at every stage are the earliest possible. They will certainly not be brought forward and might be delayed. It is unlikely that we will be able to hold

Mary Hodges – English official of the year

Congratulations to Mary Hodges of Leamington C&Ac and Warwickshire who won the England Athletics National Volunteer Award for “Official of the year”. Mary went through to the finals after winning the West Midlands Regional award. Mary is renowned not only for her officiating, particularly on field events

Ellis and Endurance Trophies Elliot Giles and Omar Ahmed

The Ellis Trophy and the Endurance Trophy are the County Association’s most prestigious. As the name implies, the Endurance Trophy is awarded to the best endurance performance by a County athlete anywhere in the world and the Ellis Trophy goes to the best performance other than endurance.

News from WCAA

All of us at Warwickshire County AA wish you and all of your club colleagues a happy and prosperous (and safe) 2021. Last year was extremely difficult and we are not over it yet but at least there is now light at the end of the tunnel

County XC Championships

Sad to say that the Warwickshire County Cross Country Championships, which were due to be held in January 2021, have been cancelled. This will not come as a surprise given the current Covid situation but it is the right thing to do. The situation couldn’t be much

July (Magic) Mile Results vWRRL (Virtual) Series

July 2020 saw the conclusion of the latest in the series of Virtual Races organised for WRRL Clubs and Runners, over the classic distance of 1 Mile. The men’s event saw a tie for 1st place with both Dominic Priest of Leamington C & AC and Ben

How times have changed !!

See attached letter from AW from 1961. Back then female runners generally didnt start cross country until the U20 age group. Some organisations had started to hold races for 15 and 16 year old girls but that caused some controversy hence the attached letter. It may seem

Ken Bull of Coventry Godiva Harriers

Sad to report that Ken Bull of Coventry Godiva Harriers has passed away.  Ken was made a Life Vice President of Warwickshire County AA in recognition of his service to our sport at County level but he is probably best known for his massive contribution to Coventry

Coronavirus update – Virtual Racing

The news on WRRL races is as before – most races have been cancelled and, as yet, competitions are not permitted. In the absence of real races, Anthony Morgan has set up a virtual race series. Check out this web site under WRRL for details, or look at

Road Race League News

For obvious reasons the WRRL season has not started at all yet. The latest confirmed cancellations are the Sphinx and Northbrook races. Balsall Common RC are planning to hold their race if at all possible. There is a 5k and 10k on 20th September. Registration now open.

More managers recognised

The photo shows Simon Kinson of Leamington C&AC with Robert Pinton of Solihull&SmallHeath who, like Nick, Brian, Pat&Eddie in the previous blog, have served the County for most or all of this century. Its a pleasure to recognise people who have shown so much support for the

Team Managers recognised by WCAA

The photo shows Nick Price of the BRAT club, Brian Higson of RSCAC and Pat and Eddie Cockayn of Birchfield Harriers with an award presented by Becky Freeman of Solihull&SmallHeath AC (immediate Past President of WCAA) which recognises their exceptional service to the County. They have served

Prestwold – County Best Performance – Alex Adams

The individual star of the Inter County Cross Country Championships was Alex Adams who took the U15 Boys bronze medal. The picture shows Alex with the winner, Lewis Sullivan of Suffolk and the runner up, Christopher Perkins of the North Eastern Counties. Alex said “Very tough race

Coronavirus – event cancellations

County Track and Field Championships The Warwickshire County Championships were due to take place on 30th/31st of May this year and although that is a few weeks away yet the Championships cannot take place then. We have postponed the event rather than cancelled it, in the hope

2020 Inter County XC at Prestwold

Well done and a big thank you to all of the athletes who represented Warwickshire at the Inter County Cross Country Championships which were held at Prestwold on Saturday 7th March 2020. A huge thank you also to the team managers without whom it would not be

WRRL 2020 Fixtures for your Fridge

Download and Print a handy fixtures list for this season’s WRRL for your fridge!

2020 WRRL gets under way

Northbrook ladies – miles and smiles. Time to think about the 2020 road race season and the Warwickshire Road Race League (WRRL) in particular. Entries for Massey Ferguson’s race which is the first race of the series are open already. The ballot for the Two Castles opens

XC Champs – Heeley Trophy

The Heeley Trophy is awarded to the best Club overall taking into account all age groups. This year it has been won by BIRCHFIELD HARRIERS with 815 points from STRATFORD UPON AVON AC on 623 points then COVENTRY GODIVA HARRIERS on 563 points. Well done to all

Dave and Kelly MBE

Some very good news to start the year that is almost upon us. Kelly Sotherton of Birchfield Harriers and Dave Phillips of Massey Fergusson have both been awarded an MBE. Kelly’s award recognises her “services to Track and Field Athletics and the Promotion of Women’s Sport” and

County XC Champs – change of venue

The ground at Churchfields is still unsuitable and the weather forecast is not great so we have decided to move the County XC Champs to Warley Woods. More to follow.

Warwickshire County XC Champs – Jan 2020

A reminder that the closing date for the Warwickshire County Cross Country Championships is fast approaching – this Thursday (12th December). We are using the new EA sponsored XC entry system for the first time this year. We have had feedback from some clubs that it is

2019 Annual Awards

Warwickshire County AA 2019 annual performance awards Endurance Trophy – Jack Gray of Cambridge & Coleridge AC Ellis Trophy – Lewis Byng of Stratford Upon Avon AC The President of Warwickshire County AA, for 2019 Becky Freeman, awards two annual trophies – the Endurance Trophy for the

Stewart Harris

Stewart Harris has served the sport for decades in a number of ways until his last outing today as Referee at one of his favourite events – the Combe 8 hosted by Sphinx AC. The photo shows Paul Bergin of Sphinx AC on the left with Stewart

2020 WRRL programme

We are waiting for a date from Stratford for their 6 mile race but it is likely to be around where it is shown.

AGM Season – WRRL and WCAA meetings

The photo shows Becky Freeman, the outgoing WCAA President with Bob Carey, the incoming WCAA President. More news from the two recent AGMs to follow.

2020 Cross County Championships – Jan 4th 2020

The next Warwickshire Cross Country Championships will be held on 4th January 2020 at Churchfields Farm, Salwarpe, Droitwich. This is a new and exciting course so something to look forward to.The Championships will be combined with those of Worcestershire who are hosting the event.More details in the

U13/U15 Inter County match at Hull on Saturday 14th Sep 2019

Full results now available in the Results pages.Our U13/U15 boys and girls competed in the annual Inter County match yesterday. The U15 boys won their age group while the U13 boys and both girls age groups finished second in their categories. Overall the team won the event

Warwickshire County AA supports The Myton Hospices

Over the year so far Warwickshire athletes and supporters have donated £166.63 towards a very good local cause – The Myton Hospices. The Myton Hospices was founded in Warwick but now also have a presence in Coventry and Rugby.Have a look at their web site for more

Basil Heatley With great sadness we report that Basil Heatley died today (Saturday 3rd August) at Worcester Hospital. Basil was a member of Coventry Godiva Harriers who set a world best time for the marathon of 2:13:55 in 1964 then later that year won the marathon silver

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

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

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

2019 Inter County Cross Country 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. More photos in the photos pages of this web

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

2019 Cross Country Championships

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

2020 Cross Country Championships

The next Warwickshire Cross Country Championships will be held on 4th January 2020 at Churchfields Farm, Salwarpe, Droitwich. This is a new and exciting course so something to look forward to. The Championships will be combined with those of Worcestershire who are hosting the event. More details

U13/U15 Inter County match at Hull on Saturday 14th Sep 2019

Full results now available in the Results pages.Our U13/U15 boys and girls competed in the annual Inter County match yesterday. The U15 boys won their age group while the U13 boys and both girls age groups finished second in their categories. Overall the team won the event

Warwickshire County AA supports The Myton Hospices

Over the year so far Warwickshire athletes and supporters have donated £166.63 towards a very good local cause – The Myton Hospices. The Myton Hospices was founded in Warwick but now also have a presence in Coventry and Rugby.Have a look at their web site for more

WRRL 2019 Season Kicks off with the Tractor 10K

The 2019 edition of the Warwickshire Road Race League (WRRL) kicked off in style with the Massey Ferguson Running Club hosted Tractor 10K at Stoneleigh Park on the 22nd April. The race sold out it’s reserved 500 places in advance of the day. The race saw 354

WRRL Results Update after Final Race #10 Rugby 10

9 Ever Presents 641 Male, 450 Female athletes 2,921 performances The Rugby 10 draws the WRRL Season to a close. Please take a look at the updated results, feedback any errors/omissions, share with clubmates, share with friends. Results

WRRL Results Update after Event #8 Stratford Summer 6

Results have been updated following Race #8, the Stratford Summer 6. link 11 runners remain in this years ‘Tour De WRRL’ ever presents list link It has been decided following the cancellation of the BRAT 5K and the reduction of overall races in the league from 11 to

WRRL Results Update – After Race #7 Northbrook 10K

And then there were 17. After 7 stages and 40.7 miles – Check out the latest standings and celebrate this years Ever Presents in the Tour De WRRL here Given that this year’s BRAT 5K has been canceled – effectively mid-season – the number of eligible races for

WRRL Results Update

With the WRRL summer races coming thick and fast, please find refreshed results for Ryton 5 (following resolution of outstanding queries) and newly added results for Two Castles 10K Results  

Ryton 5 WRRL Results Added

Ryton 5 results towards WRRL standings have been calculated and added here: Results

WRRL Overall Standings

An Excel file containing the overall WRRL League standings after 2 events is now available to download in http://www.warwickshireathletics.co.uk/wrrl/wrrl-results/ Please feedback any errors, omissions etc. to wrrl@warwickshireathletics.co.uk    

Monty 5K Race Results (PDF)

Please find here and also embedded below, results for the Monty 5k in PDF format. These will soon be processed for WRRL Scoring. Results to be made available here Hope you enjoyed the race and the lovely weather. Keep fit ready for the next WRRL race –

New Warwickshire Road Race League (WRRL) Website Section

 WRRL 2018 A new section has been created within the website to hold all information relating to the Warwickshire Road Race League (WRRL). Please visit for info regarding Fixtures, Affiliated Clubs, Results and Contact details in case of any queries. This should be accessible via the following

New website

Welcome to Warwickshire County Athletics Association’s new website. As you can see we have a brand new design to give the site fresh and modern look. At the moment it’s in its early stages and more content will appear over time. If there is any information that