Welcome to the Halesowen A & CC Athletics Section

Halesowen A&CC is a well established club based on the edge of the Clent Hills Country Park, a National Trust area of outstanding beauty. The club stands in its own grounds in the shadows of Halesowen's historic Manor Abbey, hence the name 'Manor Abbey Sports Ground'.

We cater for athletes of all standards, from beginners to elite,and offer a wide range of facilities, from track & field to road to cross country

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News Archive

Midland 12 Stage Road Relay Championships Saturday 28th March, Sutton Park, Birmingham

Posted 19 April 2015

Dave Turvey should be spared no credit for getting Halesowen across the finish line after receiving short notice of the unexpected news of qualification, leaving little time to pull a team together, but - after expanding the envelope of modern communications - a team with an average age of 45 years per runner, battered around Sutton Park for 55th place out of 59 finishers (but do note that only one of those behind was an ‘A’ team!).


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Congratulations!

Posted 19 April 2015

Congratulations and Good Luck to Shannon Basra and Sam Chance who have been selected for the Sportshall UK finals on the 25/26th April.

Important Notice

Posted 1 April 2015

From 20th April essential maintenance work will be carried out at the club. This involves replacing the fencing and lighting around the cycle track. The cycle track will be out of use, for the duration of the work which will take from 4 to 6 weeks. It is intended that the Athletics track will be available for evening sessions but will be out of bounds during the daytime. However in order for this to happen, for your safety please adhere to any instructions given and only cross the track at designated crossing.

Please keep checking back here for any future updates regarding the work and any further closure information.

Thanks.

UPDATE - Track will be out of use on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st April

Midland 12 Stage Road Relay Championships Saturday 28th March, Sutton Park, Birmingham

Posted 1 April 2015

This humble race in the English Midlands is actually the London to Brighton road relay, re-enacted over semi-artificial legs to replicate the original race but over safer and certainly more predictable conditions. Transferred to Sutton Park in 1970 after safety concerns on the A23, the Midland qualifying round is one of three events held alongside the Northern and Southern areas culminating in the National 12 stage over alternating long and short legs. When you cross the finish line on the twelfth leg, you are actually passing in front of Brighton Pavilion.


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Hagley 10km Mid-Week Series

Posted 18 March 2015

Halesowen A&CC is hosting race 1 of the Multi Terrain Worcestershire County Summer Mid Week Series. This race is being held in Hagley on 20th May.

If you are interested in taking part then please fill in your details on This form.

National Cross-Country Championships, Saturday 21st February, Parliament Hill Fields, London

Posted 25 February 2015

Flat, firm and fast - all the factors that do not describe the 2015 National.

For those competitors choosing to start a little slower, problems were encountered within two minutes of the gun as over two thousand runners swept up the hill and tried to squeeze through a small gap in a hedge. Almost comical - certainly frustrating. Heavy conditions underfoot and several other pinch-points reduced the 7.5 mile race to a three mile event. However, for those who wished to get a good place at the finish, they were wise enough to shuffle near the front and storm off for the first half mile.


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Halesowen field 6 relay 4x200m relay teams at the Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix

Posted Sunday 22 February 2015

Halesowen was one of six “local” clubs invited to send relays teams to the Grand Prix meeting at Birmingham’s NIA (now called the Barclaycard Arena). As a set of warm-up events, team from Halesowen, Birchfield, Royal Sutton Coldfield, Rugby & Northants, Cheltenham and Solihull & Smallheath fielded young male & female athletes in U13, U15 and U17 ages.



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Birmingham & District Invitation Cross-Country League, Saturday 7th February 2015 Race Report

Posted Thursday 12 February 2015

The final race of the 2014 /2015 Birmingham League drew the smallest field of the season but one of the most exciting finishes with six runners belting across the line within 55 seconds. Cheltenham Harriers were denied individual glory on their home fixture as Brum Uni's Jon Davies won in 30 minutes dead, but Cheltenham put in a sub-100 score to win on the day and finish third overall behind Birmingham University and Loughborough Students. Jolly good, well done chaps.

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Midland Cross-Country Championships race report, Snr Women

Posted Wednesday 4 February 2015

Anna Cosimetti reports on the Senior Women's race
My thanks go to Helen Attwood, Kerri James, Caroline Lambert, Sarah Smith, Sally Spencer (and myself) who made up the Senior Women’s team for this race.

On arrival we were captivated by the beautiful setting and landscape of Wollaton Park. Then realisation dawned that we were actually going to run it!

For Anna Cosimetti's full report click here

Midland Cross-Country Championships race report

Posted Wednesday 28 January 2015

Bill Nock reports on the Senior Men’s race
Wollaton Park is a classic ‘big race’ venue, and the course for this year’s Midland Champs over a four lap, undulating, sinuous course with firm, fast grass and a short slog through thick mud was befitting of one of the ‘blue riband’ events of the cross-country season.

For Bill Nock's full report click here

Level 2 Officials course

Posted Wednesday 28 January 2015

Level 2 Officials course. Saturday 21st March 2015 at Aldersley Leisure Village.
Track and Field
Timekeeping
Health & Safety
Details and interest: please contact Marion Bailey marionjbailey@btinternet.com