- Last Updated: 09 March 2015 09 March 2015
Welcome to the "on-line home" of Crawley Athletic Club for members & anyone who trains with us, helps us or takes part in our events - "promoting athletics and social fellowship" being our aim!
Anyone in School Year 5 and above is welcome to join (to train with us you must be a member of Crawley AC).
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When? Monday and Wednesday at 7pm. Training fees for junior athletes are £2, Seniors £3
Where? K2 Crawley. Click here for a map
Crawley AC training sessions at K2; fee for non-members is £4, after one month you must be a member.
Serving local sportspeople of all ages for more than 50 years, run entirely by volunteers
No 4th July Fireworks for Crawley - Southern Athletics League Division 1, Peterborough, Sat 4th July 2015
- Last Updated: 07 July 2015 07 July 2015
After over three years without losing a match, Crawley AC made their longest trip of the season to Peterborough where, with a weakened team, they couldn't quite match Nene Valley Harriers, the home side. Second on the day, Crawley still finished in front of the teams from Bedfrod and Basingstoke.
On one of the hottest days of the year, the conditions were very tough for athletes attempting longer events, both on the track and in the field. In the women's 5000m, Kennagh Marsh finished in a state of partial dehydration being unable to see properly for the last three laps.
New U20 Club Heptathlon Record for Beth; ESAA South East Schools' Combined Events Championships, Reading Sat 27 - Sun 28 Jun 2015
- Last Updated: 03 July 2015 03 July 2015
Beth Crocker competing in the ESAA South East Schools' Combined Events Championships at Reading, scored 4767 points in the Senior Girls (year 12/13) Heptathlon, eclipsing the former record of 4732 (Jas Dotzek 2010). In setting the record Beth set new pbs in no less than 5 of the 7 events. Her marks were 100m hurdles 15.6 pb, high jump 1.69 pb, shot putt 9.91, 200m 26.7 pb, long jump 5.45m, Javelin 31.02m pb, 800m 2:24.3 pb.
Competing in the Senior Boys Decathlon Justin Tarrant scored 5602 to finish 6th
- Last Updated: 29 June 2015 29 June 2015
There was a great team effort by the Upper Age group athletes to finish second in their third fixture of the UK Youth Development U17/U20 League Division South Premier 2 held at Croydon Sports Arena on Sunday 28th June.
The highlight was a new Club Record by the U17Womens 4x300m team of Sian Bishop, April Hanslow, Ali Crocker and Orla Brothers who scorched to victory in a time of 2.59.67 beating the previous best of 3:03.6
There were a host of pbs set by athletes who were all kept busy by participating in multiple events. With one fixture remaining, to be held at K2 Crawley on Sunday July 26th, the result goes a long way to ensuring the Club will retain their premier division status for next season.
Sun shines on Club's youngest athletes; Sussex County U13 Championships & U11 Quadkids, Brighton, Sat 27 June 2015
- Last Updated: 07 July 2015 07 July 2015
Saturday the 27th of June, gave Crawley athletics a glorious day of weather and an even further glorious day of sport. Between the U11’s Quad Kids Competition and the U13’s Sussex Championships, we were guaranteed drama, excitement and wins!
The U13 girls began proceedings with the 75m sprint, which saw Ruby Anning from Brighton & Hove storm into first place with a time of 10.53. Hot on her heels was Crawley’s Poppy Oliver with a 10.67 finish. Heat 2 saw Crawley take their first win with Kacey Weller running in 10.88 and Shannon Vinten to take 2nd place in heat 3 in 11.21. In the final Crawley’s girls Poppy and Kacey battled into 3rd place with an equal time of 10.5.
Next up the U13 boys took to the starting line. 4 heats saw our boys Jack Smart-Williams, James McCulloch, Tom Miller, Thomas Kimber, Adam Lindo and Dillan Tierney all compete with some fantastic times. Leading the pack, and ultimately the final was Adam Lindo who sprinted his 75m with an amazing time of 9.97. Adam then went on to smash the 150m in 19.77.
The girls took to the track again to take on the 70m hurdles. The Crawley girl’s squad achieved some fabulous times within the 2 heats, seeing Abigal Packham and Millie Noyce coming in at 2nd and 3rd place with times of 11.75 and 12.05 respectively only marginally behind the first place time of 11.35 made by Ella Hannyngton from Horsham Blue Star.
On the field Abigail Packham jumped a height of 1.40 which saw her secure 2nd place in the high jump. Close by the formidable Adam Lindo attacked the sand in the long jump to gain a distance of 4.81; an incredible jump for Adam which landed him a 1st place position.
At the opposite end of the field, Daniel McCourt threw a massive 7.71 shot putt and moments later again threw an enormous 22.23 in his discuss event. Two firsts for Crawley’s Daniel. Not to be outdone was Peanut Meekings who went on to throw 8.86 in her shot putt. A superb result for Peanut and another win.
The 800m always unpredictable and always exciting and this race was no different. Crawley’s Thomas Wharton ran an impressive time of 2.17 and was just pipped at the post by less than half a second by Luke Ellard from Worthing who just managed to grab first place. Thomas is one to watch and there is a lot more to come from this talented runner.
The 1200m saw our boy Dylan Hanslow gain 2nd place and a bronze medal striding through the finish line in 3.48 with Nathan Buckeridge only seconds away in 3.53.
Amidst the U13 championships the U11’s were all battling it out for their Quad Kid competition. These young athletes had to battle over 4 events to try and accrue the most points to gain the title of Quad Kid winner, overcoming Standing Long Jump, Vortex Howler, 75m sprint and a 600m race.
5 heats whittled the athletes down in the 75m sprint. Crawley’s Libby Noyce had the 3rd fastest time of 11.63 for the girls and Morgan Warnes had the 2nd fastest time for the boys with an outstanding 10.90, a fraction behind the winning time of 10.89.
The girls 600m saw Crawley’s Alicia Macleod run the race’s fastest time of 2minutes, and keeping it in the family was her twin brother Ashton Macleod racing in at 1.50 the boy’s 2nd quickest time just 2 seconds behind Kyrell Wilson of Hastings who ran his race in 1.48. Alicia also went on to throw an overall winning throw in the vortex howler to the distance of 24.47.
In the standing long jump Florence Viecelli-Wilcox of Crawley jumped 1.90 gaining her a third place spot and consistently accruing points in all her events to eventually gain her the title of girls quad kid winner, with our other Crawley competitor Alicia achieving runner up. Whilst in the boys, we saw Ashton Macleod coming joint third only one point behind the runner up.
Crawley had a fantastic day and in both the U13’s and U11’s showcased a huge amount of up and coming talent.