Hello and welcome to Holmfirth Harriers AC T&F (Track and Field) pages, there are so many options and ways to get involved in T&F athletics it can seem rather overwhelming at first sight. Once we’re back to usual operation and meeting regularly there will be notices about competitions and regular advice available from your coaches, me or the other athletes and parents you’re training with. In the meantime, keep an eye on these pages and check for opportunities as they arise.
The WYT&FL is a must for all. We’d encourage all athletes to enter these fantastic local events and try a range of both track and field events. Entry in advance, the first and last are held on a weekend with the rest on Wednesday evenings.
Cumulative totals from individual performances count towards a club league total.
Also, if you enter and compete in at least one of the league events you are eligible to enter and compete in the Championships in September.
Forming a buddy group is a great way to enjoy competitive athletics whether team or individual.
West Yorkshire T&FL Championship event
There are a range of Open meetings including the brilliant Trafford AC open meetings and Tuesday evening events
Holmfirth Harriers AC encourage all athletes to participate in the annual Yorkshire County T&F Championships (some members may qualify to compete for a different County), which normally take place over two days in May. Please note that athletes need to enter individualy. See following event for full details – Yorkshire Track & Field Championship
The next step up from the Yorkshire County T&F Championships are the Regional Championships. For our area the Northern T&F Championships (Regional) and then the EA Championships (National). Website via Northern Athletics.
The national championships are promoted by England Athletics, details can be found here.
The club currently take part in the Northern T&F League, where we have been very successful, this is a team league event for athletes U17 age group upwards. Always a great day out and a hard-fought series of four events across the season to gain or to retain promotion status.
Teams are selected on performance (and availability), a full team is critical and there are lots of opportunities to compete and gain points as officials, plus supporters are always welcome.
Mark “Sharky” Buckingham
Hence, for all competitors, you need committed parents and carers as it’s a tough journey to the top! It would be fantastic to see athletes gain International honours. Our long-standing Club member, Mark Buckingham aka “Sharky“ has represented Great Britain in the Steeplechase. He also represented GB in Cross Country on the Road and Fell and Mountain Running before becoming an Elite Triathlete where he has had a successful career, winning International honours.
Rest assured, there really is something for everyone whatever your level or interest whether that be individual or team competition; open, league or championship meetings; outdoor or indoor venues; competing or officiating.
See your powerof10 profile grow as you compete in EA verified events.