Championships

Forest of Dean AC Junior championship 2018
This is a new competition for the juniors to run along similar lines to the club’s adult championship. We hope it will encourage our youngsters to have a go at things that they may not have thought of before and hopefully to add a social aspect to some of the events. This competition is for fun and participation is the name of the game…as with the adult competition it is not always the fastest or fittest that do well but is as much about commitment and effort.
There is an event roughly each month from Feb through to November which will count towards championship points. We have tried to pick a range of athletic events. Points will be awarded based on positions…50 for first place, 49 for second etc.. If the event is scored in age categories such as the forest mile then the points will be allocated for each age category so more than one person can score 50. The track and field events will be done on individual points scored on that day and then ranked…cross country will be done on positions in various age categories and then ranked together. Parkrun will be done on times…submit best time for any parkrun in August.
There will be a boys and girls championship and possibly depending on numbers that participate an u11 and over 11 for each sex. Top 6 out of 10 scores count…in the event of a tie break we will look at other scores. Unfortunately due to age restrictions this is only suitable for 8 and over, younger kids are very welcome at any event they are eligible for and if there are sufficient numbers we will also award u8 prizes.
We will endeavour to keep track of everyone’s scores if registered as Forest of Dean AC but if there are any mistakes or omissions please let myself (Jo Babij jo_sbo or Sherryl Hall (sherrylhall) know. We will update the race information as we get it and keep a results spreadsheet which we will update and post periodically.
Good Luck
February: Glos league cross country 17th Feb https://www.athletics4u.co.uk/cross-country/
March: Gwent league xc Sat 3rd Mar Blaize castle Bristol OR Glos league xc 4th Mar at Katherine Lady Berkeley School, Wotton under Edge.
April: Forest mile date tbc
May: Devauden 7th May (5k and kids races for different age groups)
June 17th YDL Hereford (LAG U13/15)
July 1st YDL Yeovil (UAG u17)
July: Avon league? Dates not known yet
August: Any Forest of Dean parkrun junior for u11 senior for over 11 in August
Sept: Yorkley gallop (5k or kids race)
Oct: sports hall?
Nov: xc

Andrew Compton
FODAC Throws Coach

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