Throughout the season there are various open competitions. To take part in these competitions you must enter as an individual and in advance by a specified date. Open competitions are a good way to gain experience and confidence, they are also a good opportunity to improve personal bests. If you take part in any open competitions, please let your team manager know how you get on.
If you would like more information about open competitions, please speak to one of the coaches at training.
Don’t forget any performance at an open competition will be recorded on your Power of 10 profile: Here
If athletes wants to compete, there are a number of ‘Open’ meetings where any athlete can compete for a small fee. Often the Open meetings are graded so that races are against similar abilities and not by age and gender, allowing for good competition to go for that personal best!
Below are links to the some that are fairly local:
Midland Counties Athletic Association – https://mcaa.athletics-uk.org/default.asp
Lee Valley Open – https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk
WSEH open Graded Indoor Meetings – https://www.wseh.info
England Athletics Event search – https://events.englandathletics.org/event/search
If athletes wants to compete, as well as the local athletic leagues and the Oxfordshire County Championships, there are a number of local ‘Open’ meetings where any athlete can compete for a small fee. Often the Open meetings are graded so that races are against similar abilities and not by age and gender, allowing for good competition to go for that personal best!
Below are links to the most popular ones within the local area
The Barry Strange Throws Comp TBA 2019 https://www.oxfordcityac.com/competitions/open-throws/
Radley Open – an early season meeting on 24th March 2019 https://radleyathletic.club/radley-events
Sandra Luke Memorial – run by Oxford City AC it is open to all juniors from the ages of 7 to 14 and each athlete must take part in either 3 or 5 events depending on age on Sunday TBC May2019 https://www.oxfordcityac.com/competitions/sandra-luke-memorial/
R&N Rugby Spring Medal Open – TBA 2019 https://randnac.org/event/rn-rugby-spring-medal-open-saturday-1st-april/
Kidderminster and Stourport Spring warm up open Sunday 7th April 2019 https://www.ksac.co.uk/
Oxford Open Series – mid week graded events during the summer https://www.oxfordcityathleticclub.com/oxford-city-ac-open-graded-meetings
Oxford City also run Quadkids open meeting for under 11s on selected Sunday mornings https://www.oxfordcityac.com/competitions/quadkids/
Watford Open Series – mid week graded events during the summer https://watfordharriers.org.uk/open-meets
Warwickshire County Open Series – mid week graded events during the summer http://www.warwickshireathletics.co.uk/warwickshire-county-open-graded-meetings/
England Athletics Events Search – https://events.englandathletics.org/event/search
A list of open competitions can be found here: Open Comps