Track and Field
East Anglian League
During the summer months, Leighton Buzzard AC athletes can be seen taking to the athletics stadiums in the region for the East Anglian Track and Field League.
Members can take part in all the common track races – 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m & 1500m, but if field events are more your thing then long jump, triple jump, high jump, pole vault, javelin, hammer, shot put and discus are all available.
There are four fixtures in 2020 plus a finals day:
- 24 May – Peterborough
- 21 June – Cambridge
- 19 July – Peterborough
- 9 August – Luton
- Final – 6 September – Bury St Edmunds (qualification permitting)
For more information please visit the East Anglian Track and Field League website
Southern Athletics League
We also take part in the Southern Athletics League, with the fixtures below (venues to TBC):
- 25 April – Bedford
- 17 May – St Ives
- 7 June – Cambridge
- 12 July – Braintree
- 15 August – St Albans
This is the scheme used to introduce younger age-groups of children into athletics. All participants have the opportunity to do a jump, a throw, a sprint and a longer run with the idea being that children are not pigeonholed into certain events a very young age. LBAC compete in Bedfordshire at U11 and U13 level.
2020 fixtures have not yet been finalised.
County Track and Field Championships
All members are encouraged to take part in this event that is taking place in Watford in 2020. This is the first year that it will take place alongside the Hertfordshire County Champs
This year’s event will take place in Bedford on Saturday 9 May and Sunday 10 May, with entries here.
Local Track Open Meetings
In addition to the league fixtures and county championships, there are a number of local venues that hold open graded meetings where runners are welcome to compete.
Watford Harriers hold regular open meetings, every other Wednesday evening throughout the summer, the schedule of races can be found here. These are usually very popular evenings with multiple races at each distance which cater for all standards, so they are ideal if you are looking to get a good time.
Other open meetings are held at Kettering, Oxford, Cambridge and various other venues. A searchable database of these events can be found here.