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WMYACCL: Warley Woods, Sunday 17 November

Tamworth AC’s junior athletes finally got their cross country league season underway after the first meeting in October fell victim to flooding. The scenic course at Warley Woods in Smethwick had faired well in the recent downpours, with the leg sapping hills draining well to leave much of the route in firm underfoot. The athletes …

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Midland Women’s Cross Country League, Division 2: Saturday 9th November, Coundon Hall Park, Coventry

Tamworth AC Senior Women's Cross Country Team Tamworth AC’s Senior Women got their cross country season off to a very good start last weekend. Running over a very heavily waterlogged and mud laden 6.5Km course, the Tamworth ladies applied themselves very well. Katherine Snowden, running a very competitive race was first home in an excellent …

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Birmingham & District Invitation Cross Country League: Saturday 9th November, Coundon Hall Park, Coventry

Tamworth AC Senior Men's Cross Country Team Tamworth AC Senior Men spiked-off their 2019/20 cross country campaign in Division 3 of the Birmingham & District Cross Country League on Saturday 9th November in emphatic style last weekend. Having suffered the indignation of relegation to the lowest reaches of the league for the first time the …

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English Cross Country Relays 2019, Berry Hill Park, Mansfield

After their first league fixture was cancelled in October, the young athletes of Tamworth AC finally kicked off their cross country season at the national relays on Saturday. The classic cross country venue at Berry Hill Park in Mansfield was made particularly challenging by continuous rain, and the large number of athletes taking part soon …

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Burton and District Summer League Presentation Evening 2019

Tamworth AC athletes picked up a couple of prizes at the annual Burton and District Summer League presentation evening on Friday night. Dale Langley (left) and Ben Evans Last year’s overall winner, Ben Evans collected the men’s 40 – 49 category winner’s award; with Liam Bradbury of South Derbyshire Road Runners deservingly taking the top …

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Tamworth 5 Mile, 15 September 2019

Tamworth AC’s annual 5 Mile race attracted over 200 runners from around the Midlands on a warm Sunday morning in September. Starting and finishing on the athletics track at the Tamworth Stadium, the undulating course took runners around a traffic-free route of mainly tarmac footways and cycle paths. The race was won by the in-form …

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European Masters Half Marathon

Tamworth AC’s Ben Evans claimed 12th place in a very competitive M40 half marathon field at the European Masters Athletics Championships in Venice on Sunday. Evans and his GB teammates battled searing heat on a course that was very exposed to the sun as the mercury peaked at 31˚C during the race. Evans managed himself …

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International Spotlight: Ben Evans

Following Adam Young’s silver medal success on Saturday, Tamworth AC’s Ben Evans heads out to Venice to compete in the Half Marathon event at the European Masters Athletics Championships this weekend. 41-year-old Evans has become a regular in the England Masters team but now makes his debut in the Great Britain vest after a year …

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European Masters Silver for Adam Young

Tamworth AC’s Adam Young brought home a silver medal from the European Masters Athletics Championships at the weekend. Competing in the Men’s 50 High Jump event, the current World Champion and joint British Record holder was always going to have to be at his best amongst a tough line-up of athletes. Adam Young on the …

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England Athletics Under-15 and Under-17 Championships 2019

A handful of Tamworth AC’s athletes made their way to Bedford for the England Athletics Under-15 and Under-17 Championships over the weekend. Medal success came once again for young sprinter Jacob Spencer; who clinched the bronze with another excellent time of 21.73secs in the Under-17 Men’s 200m final; just 100th of a second off his …

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International Spotlight: Jacob Spencer

Following another excellent summer for Tamworth AC, we take a look at our athletes who have pulled on their national vests this year. First up is Jacob Spencer; a promising young sprinter who represented English Schools in July. Jacob Spencer has only been competing in athletics for two years, but this year was crowned English …

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Midlands Counties Track & Field League Division 1: Yate Outdoor Sports Complex, Sunday 04 August 2019

The final match of the Midlands Counties Track and Field League Division 1 season was hosted by the league leaders Bristol & West and Yate at the Yate Outdoor Sports Complex. With Cannock & Stafford AC all but relegated, Tamworth AC had put some space between themselves and Abingdon AC in the remaining drop spot …

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Midland Counties Track & Field League Division 1: Tamworth, 07 July 2019

Tamworth AC welcomed the Midland’s top athletics clubs to the Tamworth stadium as hosts for the third match of the Division 1 season. Starting the day in 5th place, the club was looking to use the home advantage to push up the table away from the relegation places. In the Men’s 100m, Harry Everitt put …

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Heart of England League Match 2: 07 July 2019, Banbury

On a very warm day, the young athletes of Tamworth showed great determination and yielded excellent results to finish in 2nd place despite reduced numbers in the older age groups. The future certainly looks promising as the Under 11 age group were again outstanding and won 107 out of a possible 117 points, with excellent …

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UK Youth Development League (Upper Age Group): Stoke, 30 June 2019

Tamworth AC’s Under-17 and Under-20 athletes were in action at the Northwood Stadium for the third and final UK Youth Development League Division North/East 1D division match. For the Under-20 Men, Owen Williams ran 26.2secs for 4th place in the 200m and a personal best of 58.7secs in the 400m B-race. Andrew Woods came 3rd …

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Tamworth Gate Gallop: Sunday 30 June 2019

The annual Tamworth Gate Gallop hosted by Peel Road Runners offers something for everyone, with the main 10km race preceded by a 4.4km Fun Run and a smaller event for younger children. The off-road course and good weather at the Anker Valley Sports Complex attracted a strong field of runners and Tamworth AC was again …

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UK Youth Development League: Tamworth, Sunday 23 June 2019

Tamworth AC played hosts for a combined meeting of the UK Youth Development League Midland North/East 1C and 1D divisions. Eleven other clubs were warmly welcomed to the Tamworth Stadium for the competition of the Under-13 and Under-15 age groups. For the Under-15 Boys, Charlie Lasseter and Tom Reid both ran 100m personal bests of …

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Heart of England League: Leamington Spa, Sunday 16 June 2019

After the first match of this year’s Heart of England League was cancelled, the Division 4 season finally got underway at the Edmondscote Athletics Track in Leamington Spa. Tamworth AC’s Under-11 Boys were out in force. Farren Key took 3rd place in the 75m A-race with a time of 11.5secs and Oliver Dolan won the …

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Midland Counties Track & Field Division 1, Alexander Stadium, Sunday 16 June 2019

The second match of the Midlands Counties Track & Field Division 1 season saw a strengthened Tamworth AC team at the Alexander Stadium as a number of key athletes returned to action. The Division 6 match scheduled for Nottingham on the same day was cancelled giving the club a larger pool of athletes to choose …

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Washlands Relays, Wednesday 12 June 2019

The fourth, and for many the most eagerly anticipated event of the Burton and District Summer League series took place on Wednesday evening. Hosted by Washlands Women, another sell-out race narrowly survived the weather this year as 92 teams competed against each other over a series of 2-mile legs. The relentless downpour of rain left …

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Midlands Counties Veterans League, Alexander Stadium, 5th June 2019

The Tamworth AC Veteran team had an enjoyable time at Birchfield on Wednesday night, with plenty of action on the track and in the field. Adam Young competed in five events. In the High Jump he cleared 1.80m; just 1cm off his own joint British Men’s 50 Record. His onlooking teammates held their breath as …

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Home Nations Masters International, Great Birmingham 10k, Sunday 26 May 2019

Ben Evans switched his usual Tamworth AC colours for an England Masters vest at the Great Birmingham 10k on Sunday. Running in the Men’s 40 category, Ben joined a strong England team to face a combined Celtic Nations team, with ages ranging from 35 to over 80. The recent good weather turned to rain on …

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UK Youth Development League (Under-17/20), Burton upon Trent, Sunday 26 May 2019

Tamworth AC’s Under-17 and Under-20 athletes were back in action for the second YDL Upper Age Group match; making the short trip to the Shobnall Leisure Complex in Burton upon Trent. For the Under-20 Men, Owen Williams ran 25.9secs in the 200 metres A-race. Andrew Woods ran 25.7secs in the B-race, also clocking 57.1secs in …

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Midlands Track & Field League Division 6, Kettering, 19 May 2019

The Tamworth AC Senior B-Team kicked off their Midlands Track & Field League Division 6 Campaign at Kettering. In the Men’s 100 metres, Christian Bruss ran 14.8secs and Paul Tasker continued his comeback from injury with a season best time of 13.7secs. Paul also ran 26.0secs in the 200 metres with Owen Williams running 29.9secs …

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Midlands Track & Field League Division 1, Abingdon, 19 May 2019

Tamworth AC’s A-Team travelled to Oxfordshire for the opening match of the Midlands Counties Track & Field League. Flying high for a third consecutive season in the top division, expectations are high this year. The team was missing a number of key athletes through injuries and other commitments, making the opening fixture all the more …

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UK Youth Development League Under-13 & Under-15 Age Groups, Leamington, Saturday 18 May 2019

The second meeting of the YDL Lower Age Group season took place in Leamington Spa on Saturday. Long traffic delays in the morning caused some late arrivals to the venue, but Tamworth AC’s youngsters were unfazed. For the Under-15 Boys, Charlie Lasseter clocked 12.9secs in the 100 metres and William Fleming ran 27.5secs in the …

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County Track & Field Championships: 11th and 12th May 2019

Tamworth AC’s athletes were out in their numbers for both the Staffordshire and Warwickshire County Track & Field Championships over the weekend. The two days of rather mixed weather saw some outstanding performances from the club’s stars and an impressive haul of championship crowns and new county records. At the Northwood Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent, Arantxa …

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Weekend Results Roundup: 6th and 7th April 2019

It’s been a very busy weekend for us at Tamworth AC with our Annual Presentation Evening to recognise the achievements of our athletes over the year (see report here) and plenty of action at the Charnwood Open Series, Tipton Games, Run in the Forest 5 Mile and the Cathedral to Castle Run. Charnwood Open Series, …

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