scottishathletics are keen to advise athletes, coaches and parents that we intend to continue our Manchester Middle Distance Project again this summer.
The goals of the project are to accelerate the development of our athletes over 800m, 1500m and 3000m.
To that end, we plan to send a minibus of athletes/coaches down to the British Miler Club Gold Standard Races (North) at Stretford in Manchester over the 2016 summer season, in order to encourage their progression and development by assisting them to participate in a challenging competition environment.
The programme is primarily aimed at senior school pupils, further education students and late developing seniors – as well as their coaches.
We are putting the information out now – in terms of the dates – to assist coaches with the planning process; and we are now looking for expressions of interest for the project.
So, in order to assist with effective planning, would interested athletes/coaches please email Mark Pollard on email@example.com by Monday 11 April.
The dates for the ‘Tuesday Night Trafford’ Meetings in 2016 are:
Tue 3 May
Tue 17 May
Tue 7 June
Tue 28 June
Tue 19 July
Tue 9 August
Tue 23 August
The provisional standards for being involved in the project are:
Male 800m: sub 1:56 runners only (of which there were 48 athletes in Scotland 2015)
Male 1500m: sub 4:00 runners only (of which there were 50 athletes in Scotland 2015)
Male 3000m: sub 9:00 runners only (of which there were 43 athletes in Scotland 2015)
Female 800m: sub 2:15 runners only (of which there were 31 athletes in Scotland 2015)
Female 1500m: sub 4:40 runners only (of which there were 29 athletes in Scotland 2015)
Female 3000m: sub 10:20 runners only (of which there were 32 athletes in Scotland 2015)
Depending on the level of uptake, coaches and athletes may need to prioritise the dates they would like to compete on – to ensure as many athletes as possible are given the opportunity to participate.