REFLECTING ON PAST ACHIEVEMENTS TO INSPIRE TODAY’S MEMBERS
We aim to provide the most accurate list of ‘known’ performances achieved by our club members in athletics. This includes historical performances from the family of former clubs who amalgamated to become the club we are part of today. Our heritage includes former clubs: Smethwick Harriers, Harborne Harriers, Oldbury Athletics & Cross Country Club, Warley AC, Rowheath Harriers, Borough of Sandwell AC, Birmingham Rowheath AC, Birmingham Running & Triathlon and our club today, Birmingham Running Athletics & Triathlon.
A special thank you must go to Gordon Ainsley, who has been a major contributor. He has kept extensive annual rankings lists for the various clubs since 1987. We have also been able to go further back in time with the help of older results provided by former members and over 50 years of British Athletics Annuals.
Some of the all-time top 10 performance lists shown below are still to be completed and will be uploaded soon.
We also acknowledge there could be many other performances, particularly of members from our family of previous athletics clubs. If you have any amendments/additions or comments, please email your evidence/details to us at: email@example.com
- Compiled using multiple sources of available data – event results/athletics annuals & publications/individual contributions & Gordon Ainsley archives
- Top 10 ‘known’ individual performances by event and by age category – WE ARE ALWAYS ON THE LOOK OUT FOR VERIFICATION OF MORE PERFORMANCES FROM CURRENT & PAST MEMBERS..
- Athletes have be put into an ‘age-category’ based on the age of athlete on the actual date of their performance.
- Athletes can be named more than once, if they have set performances in different age groups.
- Wind-assisted performances that are known have been included in recognition that many meetings not registering/included wind readings in results
- Where a wind assisted performance has been included, a non-wind assisted performance has also been shown, if known.
(w) = Known wind assisted performance
B’ham = Birmingham
Un = Birmingham University (Munrow Track – closed in 2014)
U = Birmingham University (new track – opened in 2017)
AS = Alexander Stadium, Birmingham
FH = Fox Hollies Track, Birmingham
NIA = National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
WC = White City Stadium, London
CP = The Crystal Palace Athletics Stadium, London
(u) = Unconfirmed performance