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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HA&CC Sports Day

Posted 25 August 2015

The Club hosted our sports day on the 23rd August in what can be described as not ideal weather! Despite this all events were contested and a good day was had by all who attended.

Thanks go out to all who attended, Marge Cherrington for Timekeeping and all who helped out. We also raised some money for Cancer Relief.

Congratulations also have to go out for the Victor of the day Martin Cherrington

See the results page for the points sheet from the event

Free Injury Prevention Event

Posted 25 August 2015

Mac Physiotherapy & Pilates will be holding a free injury prevention event for runners on 24th September at David Lloyd. This event will be open to all individuals and running clubs in the area.

Topics to be discussed:

Common types of running Injuries such as achilles tendonopathy & runners knee, Mr. Nadim Aslam, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Injury Specialist, Worcester.
Risk factors for Injury such as training frequency & glute weakness, Annie Cunningham, Specialist Physiotherapist, MAC Physiotherapy & Pilates.
Different types of footwear & Orthotics, Lee Brown & Daniel Tomkins, Podiatrists, Wollaston Chiropody & Podiatry.
Role of screening to identify areas of weakness and poor mobility that impact on running? Martin Cunningham, Specialist Physiotherapists, MAC Physiotherapy & Pilates.
Strength training for running & how to fit it all in from an athlete’s perspective? Athlete & Strength and Conditioning Coach TBC.
Q & A session with the Panel of Experts.
Please email info@macphysio-pilates.co.uk to reserve a place including your Name/email address/ running club (if a member) & number of people attending.

Club 3000 & 5000m Championship

Posted 26 July 2015

We will be holding races on Wednesday 2nd September on the club track. 3,000m is for U15 and U17 boys/girls at 18.45 and 5,000m for over 17 men/women- the B race at 19.00 and the A race 19.25. There will be prizes for each category and the winner of the A 5,000m will receive The Seth Summer's Trophy.

Immediately after the races (about 20.15) there will be a team meeting - we want to encourage all athletes to this meeting; of all ages, boys and girls, women and men!

Entry forms will be posted in both the men's and women's changing rooms and will be distributed to coaches. We will not be able to handle entries on the night.

Alternatively, entries can be sent to keithperry992@btinternet.com stating age group and DOB and, for the 5,000m race, predicted time.

This year we are encouraging entrants to pay £2 entry fee for 5,000m and £1 for 3,000m (on the night)- the money will be donated to a cancer charity (to be decided by the committee).

English Schools Nationals

Acorns Charity event

Posted 7 July 2015

For any interested parties we have been passed some information regarding an event organised by Wolverhampton Rotary club in support of the Wolverhampton Samaritans, Acorns and the Rotary Charitable Trust. Please click here to see the event information.

Notice regarding the new fencing

Posted 24 June 2015

Any of you visiting the club will be aware of the significant investment (largely supported by a specific external grant) that has just been put into the cycling fence and lighting above. The appearance is significantly enhanced, the fencing is much safer and the lighting both improved and more energy efficient. The key point here is that the new fence has been put in as a safety feature to reduce the risk of injury of our club colleagues in the cycling section.

There is one very important safety matter which we would like all parents and children to comply with in keeping away from the inner track fencing. Just to explain the purpose of the fence and the outer railing:

1) The inner fence around the track is for the protection of the cyclists. It is most important that spectators do not lean against this fence.

2) The outer rail is a separation rail behind which spectators should stand. Please don’t cross this rail or indeed allow children to swing on it.

We would be very grateful if you could share this with your children and ask them to comply.

We will have more news on facility updates over the coming months as we try to make this a facility to be even more proud of.

Worcester County Track & Field Championships

Posted 20 May 2015

We have updated timetable details for anyone attending the Worcester County Track & Field Championships on the 23rd May 2015. Please note the start and end times have been amended so please check the details of your events.

Please click here to see the Track timetable.

Please click here to see the Field timetable.

Birmingham Sportshall League

Posted 6 May 2015

Message from Chris Brook, Chairman Birmingham Sportshall League.

You may or may not be aware that I am personally involved in a local athletics competition that runs over 5 meetings during the winter months. We have been given the opportunity to win a donation for the Birmingham Sportshall League up to £10,000 which would help secure the long term running of non-profit making competition. We have assisted in the development of International athletes who competed in our league over the years including Mark Lewis-Francis, Rachel Wallader, Meghan Beasley and Matthew Hudson-Smith.

“Being Chairman, Team Manager and Coach I see the development of not only their Athletic Techniques and Speed but their social skills. The abilities and social background of the children are so varied with no restrictions. The athletes have fun and have a memorable and enjoyable experience”.

Ault Insurance has agreed to support me on this campaign and if you prepared to assist please go to the link below and register your vote, you get up to 10 votes (you can use all 10 on the same project) and the Projects with the most votes go through to the next round...

Vote for us now at https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/126/

Please also pass around to everyone you know to obtain further support.

Thank you in advance.

Mid Week Series

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!).


For the full report click here

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.


For the full report click here

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.


For the full report click here

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.



For the full report click here

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.

For the full report click here

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