Minors Group News - February 2014

Hello Everyone

As there is a lot coming up for the Minors in the next few months so I thought I would put it altogether.    Please also note the Minors group have they own page on Sedgefeild Harriers website which I do update now again with what’s happening, the link is http://www.sedgefieldharriers.co.uk/minors  (note to self to update photos too!)

Important up and coming dates –

19th February, Wednesday – there will be NO Minors session over the half term holidays.

1st March, Saturday – 10.15am till 11.30am.  We are holding a special challenge at the Community College for our Minors group, the idea is to give the children a chance to build up their endurance running while working together in their groups (Coes, Crams and Ovetts) to see which group can cover the most miles, the children will be running 500m laps relay style.  We need as many of the children there as possible as we are hoping each team will cover at least 10 miles!  We would also like to use this opportunity to raise a little bit of money for the Friends of Sedgefield Harriers (FoSH) towards the Back the Track, so we are asking for a donation to FoSH to cover the entry to this event of £5.00, every penny will go directly to FoSH.

If the weather forecast is not good we will postpone the event, we want this to be a real fun session and running in the rain for an hour wouldn’t be fun!  If your child is interested in taking part please let me know by email marie.walker1992@gmail.com  I will then confirm on Friday the 28th of February if it will be cancelled, payment to be made on the Saturday morning.

16th March, Sunday – 2.30pm till 3.30pm.  We are offering the children a chance to try out some of the events coming up in the competitions on a real track (and into a long jump pit) at the Graeme’s Sports Centre, Maiden Castle, Durham. The cost of this session will be £2.00 which will be paid on the track side on the day.

2nd April, Wednesday – In our normal session time we will be holding the re-run of our Winter Challenge, can your child beat themselves!

13th April, Sunday – Anne Marie Readshaw at Shildon, the first track and field event of the season,  with events for Under 11s, children from as young as 8 years old can take part, we normally have a lot of juniors (and some seniors) taking part, a great team atmosphere.  See attached entry form.

23rd April Wednesday – There will be no training session at the Community College instead we are holding a junior handicap race ahead of the Neptune Relays more details to follow nearer the time.

11th May, Sunday – Cyrill Elliott at Middlesbrough, again a chance for the children to enter Under 11s at a track and field meet, I haven’t been to this one before but from what I’ve heard from other coaches it is very similar to Anne Marie and a friendly one to do.  See attached entry form.

Lastly to note I’m still awaiting the dates of the Minors Young Athletes League that is held at Gateshead Stadium every month from April to August, fantastic friendly event where the children get a chance to compete in an international stadium with children in the same school year.  I’ll email the details as soon as I have them.

Many thanks