Track & Field News and Results, 17th October 2021

Poole AC Junior Chairman took part in S-W virtual Conference

Our Junior Chairman, Mark Pauley, participated on 16th October in the South-West Area Conference which discussed (inter alia) possible League arrangements for 2022. In the past (to 2019) twelve clubs have had to travel to Exeter four times in a season. Understandably there was nothing in 2020. This year, to ease the travel and shorten the timetables, those twelve clubs were divided into two roughly geographical groups of six, the Western Group based in Plymouth and the Eastern Group (including us, Dorchester, Wimborne, Taunton, and Mendip) based in Yeovil. Apart from halving travel time, the shorter programme was still comprehensive but more user-friendly and less overwhelming to young athletes who had been without much competition. So Mark was pushing for at least a partial retention of this arrangement. Further consultations will be had early next year.

Wessex XC, Learoyd Road, 17th October

The results can be found here>>>