Metro Blind Sport’s 39th Annual Athletics Competition

www.metroblindsport.org

Metro Athletics Open 2015

Mile End Stadium, London

Sat 20th June 2015.

Hosted by London Borough of Tower Hamlets, supported by Canary Wharf Group and Motivate East.

Metro Blind Sport are pleased to announce this year’s 39th Annual Athletics Competition will also incorporate a Festival of Athletics for vision impaired people, their families and friends. Both elements of the day are open to all UK residents.

The Festival (Endorsed by England Athletics) will offer those new to the sport a chance to try out running, jumping and throwing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Qualified UKA coaches will be on hand to advise and guide you. All ages and abilities are very welcome so come along and try!

Competition will begin after the Festival and we are hopeful to have a UKA talent spotter with us looking out for future Athletics Stars! Events will be held for Under 18’s, Senior’s and Veterans. Entry to the Festival and Competition is FREEResults will be ratified for Power of 10 rankings http://www.thepowerof10.info/for classified and non-classified athletes.

For further info on the classification process please contact British Blind Sport http://www.britishblindsport.org.uk/classification/ or British Athletics (Parallel Success) http://academy.uka.org.uk/parallel-success/classification

The 2015 programme will be run under UKA/IBSA rules and is open to males and females of all ages.  Every competitor will receive a free T-shirt along with either a medal or performance certificate.  Free packed lunches will be provided for all competitors, coaches, officials and volunteers.  Guide Runners may be arranged with advance notice, you will need to provide an estimate of your track times.

The track (Mile End Stadium) and the accommodation (Queen Mary University) are within walking distance of Mile End Tube Station (Central and District line).  Electronic timing will be used on all track races.

Time permitting there will be a Fun Relay for all competitors during the afternoon including parents and coaches.

  • Under 14 and Under 17 athletes may take part in up to four individual events in any one day.
  • Senior Athletes may take part in a maximum of 5 events. These will consist of either 3 track and 2 field, or 2 track and 3 field on the day.
  • B3 and B4 athletes are reminded that competition rules do not allow any concessions to assist performance. (No Guide Runners)
  • ALL B1 ATHLETES MUST PROVIDE AND USE THEIR OWN SHADES. Accommodation:  This will be available on Friday and Saturday night at the aforementioned Queen Mary University of London.  Please note there is a further reduction for those under the age of 18 – see form.
  •  
  • The closing date for Entries is: 1st June 2015.
  • The Athletics Competitions are principally for registered blind and visually impaired people.  Guest competitors are welcome but no medals or certificates can be awarded.  To enter please complete and return the necessary forms attached to Ian Francis, 36 Copsleigh Avenue, Salfords, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 5BG. Or email ian.francis@metroblindsport.org
To be held: Mile End Stadium, Rhodeswell Road, London E14 7TW 020 8980 1885
  Saturday 20th  June 2015
  Festival starts 10.00am – 11.30, Competition 12noon.
 
Events:         Festival: Open to all ages, a wonderful opportunity to

access specialist coaching in track and field disciplines.

                      Under 12  (Age at 01.01.2015)

                      Boys and Girls (4 events only)
(For B1 athletes only – called 60m), 60m, 100m, Standing Long Jump, Ball Throw
Under 14 (Age at 01.01.2015)
                      Boys and Girls (4 events only)
(For B1 athletes only – called 60m), 100m, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin
Under 17 (Age at 01.01.2015)
                      Boys and Girls (4 events only)
Called 60m, 100m, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin
Senior (18 – 34)

Ladies and Men

100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m,
Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin
Vets

Ladies and Men (Over 35)

100m, 800m, Long Jump, Shot
Entry: Entry is FREE
 
Closing Date: For Entry to Festival and Comp – Sat 30th May 2015

For Accommodation – 21st March 2015

 
 
 

ENTRY FORM:  METRO ATHLETICS OPEN 2015

Name………………………………………………Date of Birth ……………

Address  ……………………………………………………………………………………

……………………………………………………………………………………

……………………………………………………………………………………

E-mail address……………………………………………………………………………………

Tel: ………………………………………..

Sight classification:

BBS Registered

Sight Classification B1/B2/B3……………………………..

Not registered……………………………………………….

Male / Female…………………………….

 

Please enter me for the following events:

Festival – Yes / No………………

Competition Events (please list below, max of five events for seniors)

………………………………… …………………………………………
………………………………… …………………………………………
………………………………… …………………………………………
Guide runner required?  Yes / No…………..

If yes please state track times …………………………………………….

Signed …………………………………………Date ………………………

Signature of parent or guardian for under 18s

………………………………………………………………………………..

Return form to:

Ian Francis, 36 Copsleigh Avenue, Salfords, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 5BG

Tel 07814 751643 or E-mail: ian.francis@metroblindsport.org

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East London Vision (ELVis) is the subgroup for the 7 geographical areas that naturally cover all of east London north of the Thames: • Barking and Dagenham • City and Hackney • Havering • Newham • Redbridge • Tower Hamlets • Waltham Forest. ELVis is designed to provide an effective and efficient way of ensuring that vision impaired people living in East London get the support and services they need. It is an umbrella organisation with voluntary sector, user led representation in each of the east London boroughs. Our vision is that everyone living in East London experiencing, or at risk of, any form of sight loss, receives a high quality service relevant to their need and at a time appropriate for themselves. Our aim is to enhance & link vision impaired services and organisations throughout East London, improving the quality of life for blind and partially sighted people and increasing individual independence.

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