In 2017, for the first time for many years, the club joined the Northern Track & Field league. After gaining momentum through the series, we finished 2nd in the final fixture and 5th overall in division 4EC. Hence we’re in the same division tin 2018 and looking to get full teams out to all four fixtures this year. The series consists of four meetings between May and August, the events are paid for by the club and are open to all first claim members.
Everyone is welcome to join in and help the club – you don’t need to be an expert in an event to get points, but you do need to be there. All members who are first claim Penistone for Track & Field, are in the under 17 age category or above (school year 10 or above) and have paid their England Athletics subscription are eligible. The club has paid for these so we need to make sure we are competing in as many events as possible: we came second in the final fixture of 2017 by getting lots of people there, most of whom were doing events for the first time and having a great time.
Anyone interested in competing, or just wanting more information, should get in touch with Paul Fryers or Shaun Dimelow.
The club also really needs members to become qualified track and field officials. We are supposed to provide a number of qualified track and field officials, and last year managed only one. The club will pay for courses, so if you are interested please get in touch with Paul Fryers or Martyn Cartwright.
During 2017, many club records were set and broken – all current club records are here.
Division 4EC Fixtures 2018
- Saturday 5 May, Boston
- Sunday 3 June, Grantham
- Sunday 8 July, Pontefract
- Saturday 4 August, Bradford
Division 4EC Clubs
- Boston & District AC
- Bradford Airedale AC
- Grantham AC
- Longwood Harriers AC
- Newark AC
- Penistone Footpath Runners & AC
- Pontefract AC
- Worksop Harriers & AC
The league will comprise of four matches, ideally with two on Saturdays and two on Sundays. In any match where sufficient lanes are not available, separate races shall be held as ‘time trials’ and match points allocated accordingly. Competitors attaining equal times shall be accorded the same place for scoring purposes, regardless of the finishing order of the trial.
- Men events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m, 110m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump, Pole Vault, Triple Jump, Discus, Hammer, Shot, Javelin, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay, 3000m Steeplechase, Non Scoring 100m.
- Women events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 100m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump, Pole Vault, Triple Jump, Discus, Hammer, Shot, Javelin, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay, Non Scoring 100m.
The events start at 11:00 and run until about 18:00 – all four meetings run to exactly the same timetable. What time you need to be there depends on which events you do.
- 11:30 Hammer Men, Long Jump Women, Pole Vault
- 12.30 Hammer Women
- 13.00 400m H Women, Long Jump Men
- 13.10 400m H Men
- 13.25 800m Women
- 13.30 Discus Men
- 13.35 800m Men
- 13.45 100m Women, High Jump Men, Shot Women
- 13.55 100m Men
- 14:00 Non Scoring 100m (Men and Women), Triple Jump Women
- 14.05 3000m S/C Men
- 14:25 100mH Women
- 14.30 Discus Women
- 14.35 3000m Women
- 14.55 110m H Men
- 15.05 400m Women, Shot Men
- 15.15 400m Men
- 15.20 1500m Men, Javelin Men, High Jump Women
- 15.35 1500m Women, Triple Jump Men
- 15.45 200m Women
- 15.55 200m Men
- 16.05 5000m men
- 16.10 Javelin Women
- 16.30 4 x 100m Women
- 16.40 4 x 100m Men
- 16.50 4 x 400m Women
- 17.00 4 x 400m Men
- An under 20 athlete (over 17) may only compete in a maximum of 5 events
- A senior athlete may compete in a maximum of 7 events
- An under 17 (school years 10 & 11) athlete can only compete in a maximum of 4 events and, if so doing, one must be a relay. In addition, U17 men shall not be allowed to compete in the 3000m Steeplechase, 5000m, 110m hurdles, Hammer, Discus or Shot.