- Last Updated: 17 July 2017 17 July 2017
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).
Want to join? Click here for more details
When? Monday and Wednesday at 7pm. Training fees for junior athletes are £2, Seniors £3
Where? K2 Crawley. Click here for a map
Weather? The Club train in all conditions, only snow or ice might stop us using K2.
Crawley AC training sessions at K2; fee for non-members is £4, after one month you must be a member.
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- Last Updated: 19 July 2017 19 July 2017
The third fixture of the British Athletics League National Division 2 was held at the Bedford, on Saturday 15th July. The Crawley men had an excellent result to finish third, their best performance to date this season.
The field events kicked off with great points in the pole vault. George Turner finished an excellent second place in the ‘A’ with a vault of 4.40m and Leigh Walker took the B with a 4.20m winning performance. Decathletes, Richard Reeks and Justin Tarrant had a busy afternoon covering eleven events between them. Reeks’s busy day in the field included Discus third B (35.19m), Javelin third B (39.80m), Shot (11.59m), Hammer (22.55m), High Jump second A (1.90m) and second in the 110m Hurdles (15.64sec). Tarrant likewise recorded fantastic points for the team with Discus (37.93m), Shot (10.98m), Long Jump (5.86m), and on the track 110mH (16.90sec) and 400mH (63.2sec)
Elsewhere on the field Noel Butler secured good points in the high jump with a third place ‘B’ finish. Morgan Hayward made his BAL debut with a fine performance in the triple jump (12.41m) and Luke Johnson launched the Javelin 46.42m in very wet, windy and slippery conditions.
The track events got underway with the 3000m. Joe Smith and Ben Savill made their BAL debut with fine performances. Smith improved his personal best by a massive 5 seconds to clock an excellent 8:50.78 and Savill recorded a solid 9:16.22.
There was some fine sprinting from the Crawley team with Rhys Turner clocking 10.98sec and Joshua Persad 11.14sec in the 100m. Turner continued his good form in the 200m to secure second position (21.76sec) and Craig Cox replicated the position in the B string with an excellent 22.21sec effort.
Quarter milers Matt Overall and Craig Cox again secured excellent points in the 400m with Overall finishing third (48.98sec) and Cox, second in the B string (49.75sec). Elsewhere on the track Sam Shore continued his fine form to finish second in the 400m Hurdles (55.60sec) and super vet, Rob Creed 12:02.01 for the chase.
Middle distance athletes George Crocker and Ben Short made their BAL debut in the 800m. In tactical races Crocker recorded 2:02.51 to Short's 2:03.99. 1500m athletics Ed Hickman Casey recorded a season's best (4:01.73) and Jack Woods (4:07.41) secured good points with a third place B finish.
The sprint quartet of Craig Cox, Matt Overall, Joshua Persad and Rhys Turner had a sleek baton drill in the 4 x 100m relay to record a third place finish (43.07sec). The 4x4 squad continued their good form with an excellent second place. Overall, Shore, Cox and Turner recorded 3:20.06 in windy conditions.
The final match result standings were :
1) Herne Hill Harriers 311.5
2) Kingston 293
3) Crawley 279
4) Bristol & West 268
5) Newquay and Par 265
6) Kent AC 264.5
7) Bournemouth 259
8) Enfield & Haringey 248
The final fixture will be held at Lee Valley on Sunday 20th August.
results here (note there are errors in the some of the field event results)
- Last Updated: 20 July 2017 20 July 2017
Crawley AC's women secured promotion to Divison 1 when they finished second to local team Sale Harriers Manchester in their final UKWAL Division 2 fixture of the season in Leigh.
Sprinter Kim Baptiste once again ran a fast time in the 100m, 11.51, although it was wind-assisted (+2.5 m/s) and doesn't count as a Club record.
Youngsters end season with win; UK Youth Development U13/U15 League Division South / West 1, Guildford, Sat 15 Jul 2017
- Last Updated: 16 July 2017 16 July 2017
Crawley AC's U13/U15 team finished their season in the YDL season with a win.
The team had several victories and strong performances and, unlike the previous two fixtures, this time the Club weren't denied points by a cancelled pole vault.
The victory should have secured Crawley the Southern West 1 league title and they go into a paper match for promotion back into the Premier 2 division.
Results to follow...
- Last Updated: 19 July 2017 19 July 2017
Crawley AC is celebrating their 60th Anniversary with a formal dinner at the Crowne Plaza on Saturday 11th November 2017.
Tickets are £35 per head. 18 and over only.
Note: Please use the drop down list to select your dinner option, add to basket and then if more than one guest is attending please add their dinner choices to the basket
If you know of any past members who would like to be part of this celebration or to reserve tickets, please contact us.
Let's make this celebration an evening for meeting old friends and making new ones.
For the latest information please visit the Crawley AC 60th Anniversary page on Facebook
The Crowne Plaza London - Gatwick Airport hotel is located in Langley Drive, Crawley RH11 7SX (next to the Tushmore Roundabout).