BRAT held their first internal open meet of the year on Sunday 20th March, for which a staggering 132 athletes took part! For some this was their first taste of competition, and others a chance to shake off the cobwebs before the season gets into full swing.
A full programme of events was catered for, covering sprints, distance, throws, jumps and hurdles; a mammoth organisational effort behind the scenes to ensure that the day ran smoothly. Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped set up, officiate, put away, complete registrations and input results during the course of the day.
The sun was shining and the day kicked off at 09:30 with the shot, long jump and 300m / 300mH. U11’s were involved in their own Quadrathon which consisted of 75m, 600m, howler and long jump, whilst U13+ took part in up to three individual events. The day drew to a close around 13:00 with the 4 x 100m relays – winning time being 49.4 seconds.
Hoping to put another event on towards the end of the season, with potentially the field events being licenced We need more track officials and starters in order for the track events to be licenced, so any volunteers to get onto a training course please advise your / your child’s coach asap.
Photos courtesy of Brendan MacLean can be found here:- https://www.flickr.com/photos/birmingham_rowheath_ac/albums/with/72177720297489382