41st Metro ‘Athletics Open’

Hosted by London Borough of Tower Hamlets and GLL, supported by the Carmen Butler-Charteris Trust, CGI Group, Olympus UK and Motivate East.

 

Metro Blind SportWelcomes athletes of all ages and experience throughout the UK to join us in our annual competition’s ‘41st year! 

 

The morning Festival of Athletics will once again provide those new to the sport a wonderful opportunity to try out running, jumping and throwing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, supported by Qualified Coaches. If you haven’t tried an event before and want to compete in the afternoon, or are looking to improve your performance this is the place for you.

 

The 2017 programme will be run under UKA/IBSA rules and is open to males and females of all ages.  The athletics competitions are principally for registered blind and partially sighted people.  Guest competitors are welcome but no medals or certificates can be awarded.  Every competitor will receive a free T-shirt along with either a medal and/or performance certificate.  Free packed lunches will be provided for all competitors, coaches, officials and volunteers.  *Guide Runners may be arranged with advance notice, you will need to provide an estimate of your track times.

 

The track (Mile End Stadium) and the accommodation (Queen Mary University) are within walking distance of Mile End Tube Station (Central and District line).

  • Athletes aged Under 12, 14 or 17 may take part in up to four individual events in any one day.
  • Senior Athletes may take part in a maximum of five events. These will consist of either 3 track and 2 field, or 2 track and 3 field on the day.
  • Electronic timing will be used on all track races.
  • B3 and B4 athletes are reminded that competition rules do not allow any concessions to assist performance. (No Guide Runners)
  • ALL B1 ATHLETES MUST PROVIDE AND USE THEIR OWN SHADES.

Time permitting there will be a Fun Relay for all competitors during the afternoon including parents and coaches.

 

In order for as many events as possible to take place, it may be necessary to merge sight categories thereby ensuring the maximum number of individual ‘event requests’ are met. We recognise this could lead to a miss-match in functional sight levels, however our aim with the ‘Open’ is to always offer the widest range of opportunities for athletes to compete. We view this as a preferable option to cancelling events with low numbers.    

 

To Enter: Please complete and return the form attached below by email to ian.francis@metroblindsport.org alternatively return by post to

Ian Francis, 36 Copsleigh Avenue, Salfords, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 5BG.

 

The closing date for Entries is Thursday 01st June 2017, if you require Accommodation the closing date is 31st March 2017.

 

Accommodation:  This will be available on Friday and Saturday night at the aforementioned Queen Mary University of London.  Please note there is a further reduction for those under the age of 18 – see separate form.  

 

Click Here to download the entry form. 

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