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Athletics Open 6 June 2020

Athletics Open 2020 - 6 June - a FREE Fun - Filled Family Sporty Day out!
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Annual Metro Athletics Open – Saturday 6th June 2020

A FREE Fun-Filled Family Sporty Day out!

Join us on Saturday 06th June as Metro Blind Sport will be hosting our Annual Metro Athletics Open at Mile End Stadium in East London. Now in its 44th year, the Metro Athletics Open has championed sporting abilities of blind and partially sighted athletes from all over the country!

As always, our event is FREE to participants as we welcome visually impaired people of all ages and experiences to take part in a comprehensive track and field programme that ranges from the 60m sprint to the 5,000m run, regardless of sporting level.

Field events include high and long jump, shot put, discus and javelin. Organised in accordance with UK Athletics and the International Blind Sports Federation’s rules, the event is a great day out for everyone involved, including family and friends.

Don’t forget to attend the ‘Come and Try’ sessions from 10:30 am that provides those who are new and existing participants of sport with a brilliant opportunity to try out running, jumping and throwing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, supported by qualified coaches.

Entry form: https://www.tfaforms.com/4806401

If you would like help to complete the entry form, then please telephone Charlie on 07508 958 927. 

The closing date for entries is Saturday 16th May 2020.

 

Photos below from previous ‘Come and Try’ sessions

The main event gets underway at 12 pm and throughout the day, each competition will be supported by a team of qualified volunteers and officials including official starters, scorers and judges as well as event commentary.

If participants have not taken part before and want to compete in the afternoon, improve their performance or just have a fun-filled sporty day out, then our Annual Metro Athletics Open is the place to do so.

Entry for the Metro Athletics Open 2020 below:

Entry form: https://www.tfaforms.com/4806401

For those travelling from out of London, subsidised accommodation is available upon request. If you wish to stay overnight on Friday 5th and/or Saturday 6th June, please get in contact with Charlie Raven. please telephone Charlie on 07508 958 927.

 

Photos below from Athletics Open 2019

For more information about the Metro Athletics Open and to check out the awesome photos from previous events over the years – https://www.metroblindsport.org/sports/athletics/athletics-open-gallery-2019/ 

Event Details:

Venue: Mile End Stadium, Rhodeswell Road, London, E14 7TW
Venue Tel: 020 8980 1885
Entry form: https://www.tfaforms.com/4806401


How to get there:

By Tube: Mile End station (Hammersmith and City Line, District Line, Central Line) approximately 0.5 miles, 10-12 minutes walking distance to Mile End Stadium.

Directions: Exit Mile End Station, turn left along Mile End Road, take another left onto Burdett Road and continue along the road for roughly 8-9 minutes until you reach Mile End Stadium across the road.

By car: parking is very limited within Mile End Stadium and there is a potential risk of not being able to find a suitable place to park. Only 40 total spaces available with 3 disabled spaces available. Parking is £1 but restricted to two hours. We recommend travelling by public transport where possible.

Event Timings:

Come and Try Coaching Session starts 10.00am – 11.30am, open to all ages, an ideal opportunity to access specialist coaching in track and field disciplines. If you haven’t tried an event before and want to compete in the afternoon, or are looking to improve your performance this is the place for you. In order to ensure the smooth running of the day, anyone who hasn’t taken part in an event they have requested within 3 months of June 6th, is encouraged to enter the Come and Try Coaching Session before the main competition. This is to ensure safety of all participants, a more positive event experience and also more effective time management of the day. *Please note: Coaching will only be available during the Festival, guidance and support will be offered during the competition.

Competition starts 12.00 noon – please ensure you have arrived at Mile End Stadium on time to minimise any potential delays in competing.

 Event closes after final Medal Ceremony – 5.00pm

Registration on the day:

On arrival to reception, participants will need to register at the reception area of Mile End Stadium to ensure we have your details and where you can collect your t-shirt and both of your printed participant numbers along with pins to be placed on your chest and back. You will also receive a stringed Metro Blind Sport bag that will come with a Metro water bottle and two printed Metro Athletics Open 2020 programmes for you to keep. Once you are registered, please make your way through to the stadium and await further announcements for when you need to take part.

Food and drinks:

As promised, lunch will be provided by Metro Blind Sport, free of charge to participants. You are also more than welcome to bring along your own food and drink but please ensure to keep the stadium area clean and tidy.

For all other general information on the day, please refer to the Metro Athletics Open Online Entry Form  – available soon

Finally, we encourage friends and family to attend on the day to offer support and celebrate your involvement with the event.

Metro Blind Sport wishes you the very best of luck in all the events are taking part in on Saturday and hope you enjoy the day!

 

Athletics Open 6 June 2020

Athletics Open 2020 - 6 June - a FREE Fun - Filled Family Sporty Day out!
Venue:
Mile End Park Leisure Centre & Stadium, 190 Burdett Road, Mile End, Tower Hamlets, London, E3 4HL
Time:
10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Phone:
07508 958 927
Date:
06th June 2020
Cost:
FREE


Annual Metro Athletics Open – Saturday 6th June 2020

A FREE Fun-Filled Family Sporty Day out!

Join us on Saturday 06th June as Metro Blind Sport will be hosting our Annual Metro Athletics Open at Mile End Stadium in East London. Now in its 44th year, the Metro Athletics Open has championed sporting abilities of blind and partially sighted athletes from all over the country!

As always, our event is FREE to participants as we welcome visually impaired people of all ages and experiences to take part in a comprehensive track and field programme that ranges from the 60m sprint to the 5,000m run, regardless of sporting level.

Field events include high and long jump, shot put, discus and javelin. Organised in accordance with UK Athletics and the International Blind Sports Federation’s rules, the event is a great day out for everyone involved, including family and friends.

Don’t forget to attend the ‘Come and Try’ sessions from 10:30 am that provides those who are new and existing participants of sport with a brilliant opportunity to try out running, jumping and throwing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, supported by qualified coaches.

Entry form: https://www.tfaforms.com/4806401

If you would like help to complete the entry form, then please telephone Charlie on 07508 958 927. 

The closing date for entries is Saturday 16th May 2020.

 

Photos below from previous ‘Come and Try’ sessions

The main event gets underway at 12 pm and throughout the day, each competition will be supported by a team of qualified volunteers and officials including official starters, scorers and judges as well as event commentary.

If participants have not taken part before and want to compete in the afternoon, improve their performance or just have a fun-filled sporty day out, then our Annual Metro Athletics Open is the place to do so.

Entry for the Metro Athletics Open 2020 below:

Entry form: https://www.tfaforms.com/4806401

For those travelling from out of London, subsidised accommodation is available upon request. If you wish to stay overnight on Friday 5th and/or Saturday 6th June, please get in contact with Charlie Raven. please telephone Charlie on 07508 958 927.

 

Photos below from Athletics Open 2019

For more information about the Metro Athletics Open and to check out the awesome photos from previous events over the years – https://www.metroblindsport.org/sports/athletics/athletics-open-gallery-2019/ 

Event Details:

Venue: Mile End Stadium, Rhodeswell Road, London, E14 7TW
Venue Tel: 020 8980 1885
Entry form: https://www.tfaforms.com/4806401


How to get there:

By Tube: Mile End station (Hammersmith and City Line, District Line, Central Line) approximately 0.5 miles, 10-12 minutes walking distance to Mile End Stadium.

Directions: Exit Mile End Station, turn left along Mile End Road, take another left onto Burdett Road and continue along the road for roughly 8-9 minutes until you reach Mile End Stadium across the road.

By car: parking is very limited within Mile End Stadium and there is a potential risk of not being able to find a suitable place to park. Only 40 total spaces available with 3 disabled spaces available. Parking is £1 but restricted to two hours. We recommend travelling by public transport where possible.

Event Timings:

Come and Try Coaching Session starts 10.00am – 11.30am, open to all ages, an ideal opportunity to access specialist coaching in track and field disciplines. If you haven’t tried an event before and want to compete in the afternoon, or are looking to improve your performance this is the place for you. In order to ensure the smooth running of the day, anyone who hasn’t taken part in an event they have requested within 3 months of June 6th, is encouraged to enter the Come and Try Coaching Session before the main competition. This is to ensure safety of all participants, a more positive event experience and also more effective time management of the day. *Please note: Coaching will only be available during the Festival, guidance and support will be offered during the competition.

Competition starts 12.00 noon – please ensure you have arrived at Mile End Stadium on time to minimise any potential delays in competing.

 Event closes after final Medal Ceremony – 5.00pm

Registration on the day:

On arrival to reception, participants will need to register at the reception area of Mile End Stadium to ensure we have your details and where you can collect your t-shirt and both of your printed participant numbers along with pins to be placed on your chest and back. You will also receive a stringed Metro Blind Sport bag that will come with a Metro water bottle and two printed Metro Athletics Open 2020 programmes for you to keep. Once you are registered, please make your way through to the stadium and await further announcements for when you need to take part.

Food and drinks:

As promised, lunch will be provided by Metro Blind Sport, free of charge to participants. You are also more than welcome to bring along your own food and drink but please ensure to keep the stadium area clean and tidy.

For all other general information on the day, please refer to the Metro Athletics Open Online Entry Form  – available soon

Finally, we encourage friends and family to attend on the day to offer support and celebrate your involvement with the event.

Metro Blind Sport wishes you the very best of luck in all the events are taking part in on Saturday and hope you enjoy the day!

 

Entry and Accommodation Forms for the 40th Metro ‘Anniversary Athletics Open’ 2016

Entry Forms Now Available for-the 40th Metro Athletic Open 2016

Above: Photo of track events – Metro Athletics Open 2014 & 2015

40th Metro ‘Anniversary Athletics Open’

Metro Blind Sport are excited to announce that their Annual Athletics competition is celebrating its ‘40th’ birthday and will be held on 25th June 2016, incorporating a Festival of Athletics for vision impaired people, their families and friends.

Entry and Accommodation Forms 2016

Entry Form Anniversary Athletics Open 2016 (Word) below
To fill in word and then email to Ian Francis
Entry Form 2016 – Word

Entry Form Anniversary Athletics Open 2016 (Print) below
Used To print out, fill in and send by Post.  Return the completed form to: Ian Francis, 36 Copsleigh Avenue, Salfords, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 5BG
Entry Form 2016 – Print

Accommodation Request Form 2016
Accommodation Form – 2016

The closing date for Entries is Wednesday 01st June 2016, if you require Accommodation the closing date is 28th March 2016.

Entry forms to be returned to ian.francis@metroblindsport.org

Event Details

Venue: Mile End Stadium, Rhodeswell Road, London E14 7TW

Festival starts 10.00am – 11.30, open to all ages, an ideal opportunity to access specialist coaching in track and field disciplines.

Competition starts 12.00 noon, listed below are all events grouped under the relevant age ranges. Results will be uploaded to Power of 10 the week beginning 27th June, photos will also be available during this time.

Event closes after final Medal Ceremony – 5.00pm

Under 12 (Age at 01.01.2016) – Boys and Girls (4 events only)
60m, 100m, Standing Long Jump, Ball Throw, (For B1 athletes only – called 60m),

Under 14 (Age at 01.01.2016) – Boys and Girls (4 events only)
100m, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin, (For B1 athletes only – called 60m),

Under 17 (Age at 01.01.2016) – Boys and Girls (4 events only)
100m, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin, (For B1 athletes only – called 60m),

Senior Ladies and Men (18 – 34)
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: FREE including pack lunch, T-shirt, Medals/Performance Certificate.    

Hosted by key partners for the  40th Metro ‘Anniversary Athletics Open’

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets and GLL, generously supported by the Mazars Charitable Trust, Motivate East and Olympus UK.

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

This year coaching and advice will be available to adults and young people, who are either interested in trying a new event or improving their technique. If you haven’t tried an event before and want to compete in the afternoon, or if you are looking to improve your performance in an event, this is the place for you.

Competition will begin after the Festival and we will again be joined by a UK Athletics talent spotter 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 Free and there will be souvenir
T-shirts and catering.  Results will be ratified for Power of 10 rankings for classified and non-classified athletes. For further info on the classification process please contact British Blind Sport via their website or British Athletics (Parallel Success) Classification link

With new features to look forward to including Audio Commentary and a special guest presenting awards and trophies,  we hope to see a record number of Athletes in our Anniversary Year!!

If you are a member of a local society or VI group and want to join us, please let me know.

Ian Francis (Metro – Sports Development Officer) Tel. 07814 751643
Email: Ian Francis  Twitter: @MetroVISports
Metro Website: metroblindsport.org

40th Metro ‘Anniversary Athletics Open’ 2016

Entry Forms Now Available for-the 40th Metro Athletic Open 2016
Venue:
Mile End Stadium, Rhodeswell Road, London E14 7TW
Time:
Festival starts 10.00am - Competition: starts 12 noon
Phone:
07814 751643
Date:
25th June 2016
Cost:
Free


Above: Photo of Track Event runners – Metro Athletics open 2014-2015

40th Metro ‘Anniversary Athletics Open’ 2016

Metro Blind Sport are excited to announce that their Annual Athletics competition is celebrating its ‘40th’ birthday and will be held on 25th June 2016, incorporating a Festival of Athletics for vision impaired people, their families and friends.

Entry and Accommodation Forms 2016

Entry Form Anniversary Athletics Open 2016 (Word) below
To fill in word and then email to Ian Francis
Entry Form 2016 – Word

Entry Form Anniversary Athletics Open 2016 (Print) below
Used To print out, fill in and send by Post.  Return the completed form to: Ian Francis, 36 Copsleigh Avenue, Salfords, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 5BG
Entry Form 2016 – Print

Accommodation Request Form 2016
Accommodation Form – 2016

The closing date for Entries Extended to Friday 17th June 2016, if you require Accommodation the closing date is 28th March 2016.

Entry forms to be returned to ian.francis@metroblindsport.org

or call Tel. 07814 751643

Event Details

Venue: Mile End Stadium, Rhodeswell Road, London E14 7TW

Festival starts 10.00am – 11.30, open to all ages, an ideal opportunity to access specialist coaching in track and field disciplines.

Competition starts 12.00 noon, listed below are all events grouped under the relevant age ranges. Results will be uploaded to Power of 10 the week beginning 27th June, photos will also be available during this time.

Event closes after final Medal Ceremony – 5.00pm

Under 12 (Age at 01.01.2016) – Boys and Girls (4 events only)
60m, 100m, Standing Long Jump, Ball Throw, (For B1 athletes only – called 60m),

Under 14 (Age at 01.01.2016) – Boys and Girls (4 events only)
100m, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin, (For B1 athletes only – called 60m),

Under 17 (Age at 01.01.2016) – Boys and Girls (4 events only)
100m, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin, (For B1 athletes only – called 60m),

Senior Ladies and Men (18 – 34)
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: FREE including pack lunch, T-shirt, Medals/Performance Certificate.    

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

This year coaching and advice will be available to adults and young people, who are either interested in trying a new event or improving their technique. If you haven’t tried an event before and want to compete in the afternoon, or if you are looking to improve your performance in an event, this is the place for you.

Competition will begin after the Festival and we will again be joined by a UK Athletics talent spotter 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 Free and there will be souvenir
T-shirts and catering.  Results will be ratified for Power of 10 rankings for classified and non-classified athletes. For further info on the classification process please contact British Blind Sport via their website or British Athletics (Parallel Success) Classification link

With new features to look forward to including Audio Commentary and a special guest presenting awards and trophies,  we hope to see a record number of Athletes in our Anniversary Year!!

If you are a member of a local society or VI group and want to join us, please let me know.

Ian Francis (Metro – Sports Development Officer) Tel. 07814 751643
Email: Ian Francis  Twitter: @MetroVISports
Metro Website: metroblindsport.org

Metro Welcomes Athletes From Far And Wide To Mile End Stadium

The thirty seventh Metro games, held at Mile End Stadium on 15 June 2013, welcomed more than eighty athletes from far and wide to a fantastic day of competition. There were a huge number of junior athletes from all over London, including one of the youngest from a Somali refugee family, as well as good travelling contingents from The Royal Blind School in Edinburgh and from New College Worcester. While senior athletes travelled from all over the country.

These included both regular competitors from previous years as well as several new faces looking to explore the opportunities offered by the Championships. With Uk athletics there to encourage youngsters in particular, to get more involved in the sport and to think of joining their local clubs as well as taking part in other events, the event was a huge success.The day produced great excitement, with the boys under 12 100m being won by just 0.19 seconds by William Benjamin; while for the boys under 17 800m there were four athletes bunched together at the start of the home straight with Tom Barton producing the best sprint down the home straight to beat Matthew Boulding.

The only part of the arrangements not under the control of the organisers, the weather ,was not as good as it might have been. There was a gusty wind and a mixture of bright sunny spells but also heavy showers; the worst two of which soaked the under12s during their ball throwing and those running the 5,000m at the end of the day. A wag in the crowd asked the latter if they had the right swimming costumes on to run the race. The rain also had those with local connections asking for friends to come round with towels to dry off wet competitors and spectators!

The outstanding performers of the day, recognised by an award of beautiful glass trophies, were:
• Best senior man Amir Sarvestani – winning gold at 100m (13.23 seconds), long jump (4.92m) and high jump (1.4m);
• Best senior woman Ruth Stacey – winning gold at 400m & 800m and bronze in the javelin;
• Best junior boy Adam Kelly under 14 – running 14.19 in the 100m, throwing 14.5m in the javelin and jumping 3.83m in the long jump; and
• Best junior girl Katie Crowhurst under 12 – who won the 100m, the 60m in 11.09 and the ball throw with 11.49m.
Metro’s own William Benjamin was also a strong contender as he won the under 12boys 100m, ball throw and long jump.

Paul Toplis
16 June 2013