Bailey top in South West
Amanda Bailey won the minor event for Dorset at the South West Schools Cross Country event held at Ferndown on Saturday3 Feb well ahead of the second placed runner. Amanda has been improving steadily throughout the season and the fast but muddy course suited her flowing style. There were also good runs by Laura Dixon, Alice and Lucy Harwood, Tim Harris and Bill Pearson. Even Pole Vaulter Jocelyn Hird got in on the act just to show that you need the stamina for pole vault as well as any other event. Amanda is now hoping for great things in the remaining fixtures including the final Wessex League fixture at King's Park Bournemouth on Sunday 11 March.
March 4 is the day when hundreds of athletes take to the Pamphill and Shapwick lanes to compete in the Wimborne 10. This event is organised by the club and attracts runners from all over the south. A small committee is responsible for the organisation of this major event.
Help I need somebody
|Just before Christmas we sent out letters to parents asking if they could help. It was gratifying that some parents came forward and pitched in to help with things like selling food at the Sportshall matches which yielded about £40 profit.|
|We need to take that one stage further to ask parents for help with some basic tasks to do with the organisation of matches. On Saturday 7 April parents are invited to attend the morning training session for coffee but also to learn some basic points about officiating.;|
|We are going to concentrate on track judging, long jump and shot putt. It is not energetic but without some of this basic help we are unable to run athletic matches.|
Just a week before Mothers Day we are offering mums and indeed any lady over the age of 17 the opportunity to have a go at athletics. Our highly trained and immensely sympathetic coaches will guide you through any event you may wish to try. Maybe it's an event you have a burning ambition to try or you want to try something that you did at school and enjoyed. Come and join us at Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre on Saturday morning 17 March at 10.00am and we will put you through your paces.
training sessions at Ashdown
Wednesday night is Technical Night at Ashdown when local coaches share their skills with anyone who is at the improver stage. If you have mastered basic skills we can take you forward and will be concentrating on Sprinting/Hurdling, Throws and High Jump. High Jump is available for anyone clearing a minimum of 1m20. Starts at 6.30pm. Pay at the Sports Centre desk.
Keep up-to-date with the road runners with a copy of their very
own newsletter. Jerry Shield has copies and you can contact him
on 01202 881085. If you want a good energetic session try Graham
Starmers Wednesday night beach session. For full details contact
Jerry or Barbara Frampton on 01202 884957.