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Athletics Open 2022 – A Huge Success!

Photo of the start fo the 100m junior track race at the Athletics Open 2022

The Athletics Open 2022 shone and not because of the blue skies and sunshine!

It could have been one of many reasons. 68 competitors, with over 52 individual events! Some competitors came from as far away as Poland and Santa Barbara, California. All determined to beat their personal best and win that elusive medal!

There is nothing like the Athletics Open! The loud starter pistol, the cheers as you run past, or the sound of running shoes hitting the track.

Download results below in Word format

Download: Track Event Results      |   Field Event Results    

Martin did a great job as the compere this year! He announced the races. Encouraged the competitors and let you know who was running past, about to jump or throw.

We had 38 amazing volunteers & officials, with 16 being guide runners. New faces learned the ropes from experienced volunteers and expert officials! Sharing knowledge is priceless.

This year’s Athletics Open was golden! A fun and uplifting day. The Metro team thanks everyone who volunteered and participated. As you all helped make this event shine!

A big shoutout to Martin, Lucy, Joyce & Roy for all their hard work!

Here are some of the fantastic photos from the day from Chris Vaughan Photography

Athletics Open 2022 Photo Gallery

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Please register your interest for next year now! As it will be Metro’s 5oth, the Athletics Open 2023 will be bigger,  better and even more fun!
Contact: Lucy Simper. Email lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org


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A Huge Thank You to all our Officials, Volunteers at the 40th Metro ‘Anniversary Athletics Open’ 2016

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This year’s Athletics Open was amazing, experienced athletes striving and achieving personal bests, and those new to Track and Field enjoying developing their skills at the  Festival supported by England Athletics Coaches. The atmosphere was awesome and never faltered, even at the end of the day when the thunder cracked and the rain pelted down. We witnessed heroic performances from the athletes, alongside our officials and volunteers!, as the supporters cheered and encouraged runners on through the deluge!

Check out the Photo Galleries, Short link here: http://bit.ly/291FM6W

Photographs by Chris Vaughan  

Metro's 40th Athletics Open-2016 Officials and Volunteers

Above: Photo of the Metro’s 40th Athletics Open-2016 Officials and Volunteers waving and cheering!

Thanks to Haseeb Ahmad and his guide runner Reuben McGregor for presenting medals to our athletes on the day and for a great demonstration on how to run a 1500 and 5000 metre race, also to Richard Mann, master of commentary for sharing the day with all event goers.

2016 Event results download available below

Track Results: Track Results in word format

Field Results: Field Results in word format

Many thanks to our partners Mazar Trust, Motivate East, Tower Hamlets, Canary Wharf and Olympus UK for the funding to deliver this years event! To GLL for hosting us and all the Stadium team headed by Richard Houlihan.

As always Ian Francis deserves a huge pat on the back for going above and beyond for our members, friends and partners and to Roy Smith who has helped keep the Metro Games ( Athletic Open) alive and growing year by year, both Ian and Roy move mountains to make the Athletics Open the successful event it is today.

Finally thank you to all the Athletes who took part, without you we wouldn’t have such a wonderful highlight to the year. We hope to see more of you in 2017.