Open Meet

Club record holder Tom Pownall throws the javelin at the 2018 open meet

Club record holder Tom Pownall throws the javelin at the 2018 open meet

Open Meet 2019 - Open to all athletes!

The Team Leicester Open Meet is a professionally timed and measured event situated perfectly at the start of the season for athletes to gauge where their winter training has put them, giving people a valuable chance to get a time for BUCS (if you’re a uni student), or for people to try out new events in a relaxed atmosphere! It's always a great day out with plenty to watch and spectate on and a classic high quality UOLRAC bake sale to refuel all the athletes and spectators throughout the day.

When and WHere?

Saturday 23rd March 2019

Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium, Saffron Lane, Leicester, LE2 7NQ.

Timetable below, please register at least 45 minutes before your event (even if you have pre-entered)

Events

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Normal UKA age participation rules apply

ANYONE in u15 cat and above can enter, you don’t have to be a uni student, there a just a couple of age specific age minimum’s as per UKA:

  • Under 15s may compete in either the 800m or the 1500m.

  • For the 400m, and 400m hurdles, Males must be in the under 17 age group and above, and Females in the under 20 age group or above (as of 31st August 2019)

  • For the Steeple Chase Events, athletes must be in the under 17 age group or above (as of 31st August 2019)

  • For the 5000m, athletes (male and female) must be in the under 20 age group or above (as of 31st August 2019)

How to Enter

To register in advance for your race, please enter online. Alternatively you can print off, fill out, and post one of these forms: Advanced Postal Entry

To enter online, please visit: https://www.leicesterunion.com/events/7792/347/ (please create a guest account to enter via this online system)

On-the-day entry is available at £6 per entry, although entry may be limited on the day if events are fully booked before hand

Registration ends 45 minutes before the timetabled start time of each event. Registration will be located in the track club house.

The timetable can also be downloaded: HERE

Events will be seeded on an athletes expected performance, this means that different age groups and genders may be competing in the same race (apart from the steeplechase races).

All relevant information is available: HERE

Unfortunately Under 13s are not able to compete at this open meet, all those in the under 15 age group or above, on the 31st of August this year, are able to compete.

Other info

Please keep watching this site and our social media for any updates and important information regarding the open meet.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out to us using our various social media accounts, or the contact form found below!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Held under UKA rules

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OPEN MEET 2018 write up

The 2018 Open Meet was a huge success with a great turnout, unlike the cancelled date in March the weather decided to be kind to us and the sunshine was glorious. 

There were some amazing performances by all and it was great to see the preparation the athletes had put in, pay off. 

The 100m was a very competitive field which saw 2 men under 11s , whilst 11 men ran under 12s. Our very own Dom Lee a first year student studying Engineering ran a PB of 12s . The winner of the women's 100m was U20 Heidi Norgrove in a time SB time of 12.77s, Anita Dzre was close behind for second place in a SB 12.93s.  

The 200m had a clear winner in the form of Elliot Jones, from Warwick uni who ran 22.24s. Four other athletes also ran under the 23s. Vincent Ly of Leicester University managed to run a  PB of 26.72. There was only one female competitor in the 200m Zydonie Fearon who ran a SB of 27.29. 

Results Archive

Please find results from years gone by below: