2015 Track & Field Information
Date for your 2015 holiday diaries: This years North of England under 17, under 15 Outdoor Championships will be held in Middlesbrough for the first time ever at Middlesbrough Sports Village on the 15th and 16th of August.
When competing for our club you must wear a club vest, please note team managers do not hold any stock, you can purchase one in advance from our exclusive kit provider from our merchandising page.
The Three National Track and Field Leagues as a club we compete are below. For away matches a club coach is available except for the NYSD Track and Field League, there is a fee of £6 per person, the departure times from Middlesbrough Sports Village will be advertised on this web site, entry is by selection of the club team manager exept for the NYSD league:
UKYDL UK Youth Development League, Lower, Under 13 and 15 Timetable price for club coach fee per person £6.
UKYDL UK National Youth Development League, Upper, Under 17 and 20 Timetable (page2) price for club coach fee per person £6.
NOEAA Div 2E Northern Senior League Timetable please see page 2, price for club coach fee per person £6.
NYSD North Yorkshire and South Durham Track and Field, 3 at Dalington's Easstbourne Sporets complex DL1 1LJ , Map.
3 at Middlesbrough Sports Village, (note no club transport for Darlington matches).
If you are intending to compete in the NYSD Track and Field matches please note club fees:
Under 11/13/15/17 for all meetings £6 (£4 after meet 3)
Under 20/Sen/Vet for all meetings £7 (£5 after meet 3)
NYSD 2015 Track & Field Competition Rules.
County championships will be taking place across England this summer including 3,000m and 10,000m.
North Eastern Counties Saturday 23 May 2015 Gateshead International Stadium Closing date: 9 May 2015
(28 April - NECAA Championships Steeplechase events for U17W/U20W/Senior Women, Darlington
12 May - Darlington NECAA Championships Steeplechase event for Senior Men.
14 July, Middlesbrough NECAA Championships Steeplechase events for U17 & U20 Men.)
Senior Men 10,000m will be held on Wednesday 29 April 2015 6:20pm at Monkton Stadium. Entries for 10,000m to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 27 April 2015.
|Charlie Myers Leeds Open 09.05.15|
The rising star of Middlesbrough AC (Mandale) Charlie Myers had the best performance of his young life on Saturday and with it he has one foot on the plane for this year's European under 20 Athletics Championships.
Myers was competing in the Leeds City open meeting in the senior pole vault. Going into the competition with a season's best of 5.05 metres and a lifetime best of 5.10 metres set last year the 17 year old wasn't expecting much in the poor and wet conditions.
Myers surpassed his wildest expectations clearing 5.15 metres to win the competition a lifetime best, and more importantly the qualifying height for the European Championships in Eskilstuna, Sweden this July.
This personal best cements Myers's position as GB no 2 for the season behind European record holder Adam Hague and if he manages to finish in the first two positions in the trials at Bedford in June he will guarantee his place on the GB team and he will follow in the footsteps of fellow Middlesbrough AC athletes Jack Crosby and Amy Carr who became British internationals last year.
|Northern Senior League M1, Morpeth, 3rd May|
The senior team of our athletics club started their campaign in the Northern Athletics League on Sunday with a disappointing team result but some promising individual performances.
Sam Day was in great form in his first 400 metre hurdles competition at senior level. The 17 year old crossed the line in first place in a time of 58.50 seconds he then went on to place 3 rd in the 200 metres in a personal best of 23.0 seconds before anchoring the relay team home to a win in the final event of the day the 4x400 metres relay.
Normally known for his pole vaulting prowess Charlie Myers had to forgo his normal event due to the inclement weather. However he used the opportunity to showcase his other skills by setting personal bests in the long jump (6.25 metres) and the b 400 metres which he won in 53.1 seconds.. Nick McLeod ran his first personal best for some time running 2 minutes 4.6 seconds in the 800 metres. Adam Mitchell showed his versatility winning the steeplechase and then competing in the 100 metres, 5000 metres and shot putt. Team debutant 15 year old Caleb Hanif ran well in his sprints over 100 and 200 metres.
In the field events Rob Longstaff won the triple jump (12.12 metres) and the b long jump before competing well in the high jump, javelin and both relays. Martin Croft won the hammer competition with a throw of 40.67 metres and competed well in the discus, shot and javelin. Veteran Richard Jeal was just short of his personal best in winning the b hammer with 35.07 metres.
Libby Hedger was the only winner on the track for the women's team. Competing in her first 400 metres Hedger won the b race in a creditable 63.4 seconds. Her team mate Ella Maxwell competing for her new club for the first time was fifth in the a race in 63.4 seconds. Youngest member of the team 14 year old Isobel Wherritt knocked almost 3 seconds from her best time in the 800 metres placing second with a time of 2 minutes 25 seconds. A time that sees her moved to second place in the north east rankings. Lauren Howells moved into 4 th place in the north east rankings in the 200 metres running a time of 27.3 seconds, her fastest time over the distance for 2 years. Jess Taylor was third in the b 100 metres in her first race since returning from injury in 13.7 seconds and Kathryn Page was just short of her personal best in the 200 metres.
Beth Carter and Abigail Reveley had a busy day for the team in the field events. Carter unexpectedly winning the long jump before setting a personal best with the senior javelin and discus as well as competing in the shot. Reveley was second in the hammer with a throw of 34.17 metres.
The next round of the league takes place on Saturday 6 th June.Rick Betts
|C P Sport Grand Prix Manchester|
2015 sees the World Cerebral Palsy Games taking place in Nottingham this August. Three of the North Easts and Teesside's leading young athletes travelled to Manchester to stake their claim for a place in the team to represent England at these championships.
The three all representatives of Middlesbrough AC (Mandale) were all in terrific early season form.
Competing in the T37 ladies 400 metres 22 year old Lauren Beech took over 3 seconds from her personal best to win the race in a time of 80.50 seconds. This time places her third in the UK rankings.
In the men's T36 classification Redcar athlete Lee Hunter had his first competitive run for two years. Hunter won the 400 metres in 64.50 seconds and went one place better than his training partner Beech by going into second place in the UK rankings.
Final member of the trio was Amy Carr from Eaglescliffe. Carr the 2014 UK Schools champion went in her favoured event the 100 metres and was the fastest T37 athlete on show placing second in her race in a season's best of 15.33 seconds. She also placed second in the long jump with a leap of 3.40 metres.
The Team for the World Games is selected on May 12 th with the team being announced on May 18 th .
|YDL Lower Match 1, Middlesbrough sports village|
This weekend saw the area's best athletes travelling across the North of England as the outdoor track and field season began in earnest.
Hosting the it first ever competitive match Middlesbrough Sports Village was host to the UK Youth Development league match where Middlesbrough AC were hoping for a winning start to their 2015 campaign in North East Division 1.
The Outstanding performance of the day came from Tamara Miller. Miller broke the club record in
the 75 metres with a new personal best of 10.00 seconds and moved into the top 10 in the UK rankings with that time. Miller then made it a sprint double by taking the 150 metres in 20.30 seconds. Charlotte Kelsey won the long jump with a personal best of 4.01 metres and was second in the b 75 metres in 11.40 seconds. Abigail Pountain won the javelin with 12.76 metres and was second in the high jump with 1.10 metres.
Under 15 Boys
The clubs under 15 boys section were in terrific shape. The inform Alex Dixon fresh from his recent personal best of 11.70 seconds at the Shildon Open Meeting, taking the 100 metres here in 11.80 seconds, before returning to place second in the 200 metres in 24,7 seconds. Hedley Wordsworth was second in the b 100 metres taking .5 of a second from his personal best in 12.1 seconds.
Nathan Wood-Gordon had a double second place, running the 300m in 43.7 seconds and leaping to 4.74 metres in the long jump improving his best ever by 42 centimetres. Nathan Alfod won the b 300 metres in 43,5 seconds to go into first place in the North East rankings.
Cameron Spence and Ryan Stallard claimed a double victory for the club in the 800 metres. Spence winning his race in 2 minutes 17.3 and Stallard his in 2 minutes 19.9 seconds. Luke Petit placed second in the 1500 metres in 4 minutes 48 seconds with Oscar Brown second in the b race with 4 minutes 48.3 seconds.
Adam Cowperthwaite had a busy day winning the high jump with a height of 1.40 metres, before showing his diversity by placing second in the sprint hurdles and javelin. Tom Macleod won the hammer with a personal best by almost two metres winning with 34.99 metres. MacLeod then added to his points tally by placing second in the discus. Matthew Barnell was second in the b shot and Finn Cousin- Dawson was second in the b long jump with 4.66 metres and second in the high jump with 1.40 metres.
Under 13 Boys
Daniel Payne won the 800 metres in 2.minutes 31.40 seconds and Robert Ward the 75 metre hurdles in 15.10 seconds. Robert Savage took the b long jump with 3.87 metres. Dominic Mason was another in good form taking the b 200 metres in 30.20 seconds and placing second in the 100 metres in 15.20 seconds. Henry Taylor showed his versatility winning the high jump with 1.33 metres and placing second in the 200 metres.
Under 15 Girls
For the under 15 girls the leading performer was Jasmine Clark. Clarke won the 75 metre hurdles in a fast 12.60 seconds. Clark also placed second in the b 200 metres in 28.20 seconds. Emily Hulyer was second in the 100 metres in 13.50 seconds and also in the 75 metre hurdles in 15.90 seconds. Emily McGee ran a good race placing second in the b 300 metres with 45.5 seconds and Caitlyn Birse was second in the shot put throwing 7.91 metres.
Other Results: Under 15 Boys: H Wordsworth 3 rd b 200m 25.60,D Brazukas 3 rd b discus 19.50m, 3 rd shot 5.66m. Under 13 Boys: B Johnson 4 th shot putt 4.29m, N Peacock 3 rd long jump 4.03, J Bailey 3 rd 2500m 5.25.4, D Mason 3 rd 75h 15.40, R Savage 3 rd 200m 32.40, 3 rd javelin 9.30m. Under 15 Girls: R Murray 3 rd 300 metres 48.20, 3 rd 200 metres 28.70s, E Hewitt 5th 100m 14.10, 4 th b long jump 3.85, A Leach 4 th 800m 2.49.7, L Redpath 3 rd 1500m 5.13.7, C Johnson 3 rd 1500m 6.08.3, C Birse 4 th discus 14.58m, 4 th javelin 17.05m, R Dingwall 4 th Discus 11.90, 3 rd javelin 9.51m, 3 rd b shot 5.06m, C Paterson 4 th high jump 1.25m, J Clark 4 th long jump 4.13m . Under 13 Girls: B Bergstrand 1500m 5 th 5.01.6,C Kelsey 3 rd 150m 22.60s
Team Positions after Match 1:
1 Rotherham H. & AC 454
2 Middlesbrough AC Mandale 389
3 Hallamshire Harriers 361
4 City of York AC 3005 Scunthorpe & D.AC 229
Provisional results available here plus further photos
|YDL Upper Match 1|
The opening track and field team competition of 2015 saw Middlesbrough AC's under 20 and under 17 team travel to Scunthorpe for the first round of the UK Youth Development League division 1 match, where despite some first class individual performances the small but talented team finished in fifth and last place. Their task being made all the more difficult by having only one athlete in the 15 hurdles and steeplechase events and none in the high jump or pole vault.
Leading performance of the day came from Aaron Jeal in the under 17 men's hammer throw. Jeal threw a Middlesbrough AC club record of 59.82 metres, to win the competition and move into fourth place in the UK rankings for 2015. Jeal followed this up with yet another personal best in the shot put placing second with 11.83 metres.
In the under 20 men's age group Matthew Bailey, Martin Croft, Joe Martin and Sam Day were in winning form. Bailey won the 1500 metres in a season's best of 4 minutes 4.5 seconds. Day normally a 400 metre hurdler, won the triple jump with a personal best of 12.58 metres. Day then equalled his personal best to finish second in the 200 metres and third in the long jump.
Martin Croft contributed valuable points to the team cause with a win in the hammer with 50.72 metres. Croft was also second in the javelin, third in the discus and fourth in the shot putt. Joe Martin was a winner in the discus with a personal best of 41.58 metres and third in the shot putt.
In the under 17 men's team of Tom Weston, Dan Nixon, Dominic Cuff and Nathan Baker showed good form in both the track and field events. Weston improved on his week old personal best in the 400 metres winning in 52.30 seconds. Cross country champion Baker transferred his skills to the track, taking the 1500 metres in 4 minutes 14.3 seconds before placing second in the b 400 metres with a new best time of 56.3 seconds. Cuff was a clear winner in the 100 metres hurdles in 16.30 seconds. Showing his versatility Cuff placed second in the triple jump and third in the long jump. Dan Nixon improved his personal best in the javelin by over 4 metres to win the javelin with 49.60 metres. He also won the under 20 men's hammer with a new personal best and finished third in the discus.
In the u20 women's team Phillipa Stone won the 1500 metres with a devastating sprint finish in the last 100 metres in 4 minutes 49 seconds. Rebecca Palmer won the b 800 metres in 2 minutes 36 seconds and placed third in the 400 metres. Beth Carter and Rebekah Kitchener were winners in the under 17 girls age group. Carter won the shot put with 10.17 metres and third in the javelin. Kitchener ran well to take the b 1500 metre race.
The second round match takes place at Middlesbrough's newly opened Sports Village at Prissick Base on Saturday May 16th, where a much improved performance and more athletes is needed to help the team out of the relegation zone.
Other Results: u20 Men: James Dunn 100m 3 rd , 200m 5 th , Under 20 Women: Jessica Welburn 100m 2 nd , long jump 4 th , triple jump 2 nd , Abigail Reveley 2 nd hammer, Grace Cuff 800m 2nd. Under 17 Men: George Dawson 100m/200m 2 nd , Peter Finn 100m/200m 5 th , Josh Allen 800m 2 nd (pb), Calum Macdonald b800m 2 nd , Under 17 Women: Bethany Robinson 100m/200m 5 th , Kathryn Page long jump/200m 5 th , Rebecca Hudson 300m 4 th , Isabelle Wherritt 2 nd 1500m, Libby Hedger 2 nd 800m,