A very important message from Maurice Doogan to all masters athletes who want to enter the BMAF Track & Field Championships 2012 at Alexander Stadium on the 25/26th June: –
The On-Line Entry Form should be up and running in a few days time – go to www.areg247.co.uk to access, although a link may also appear on the BMAF website, but with that there might be a delay.
As I stated earlier, you need to have your NATIONAL [England, N.I. etc.] Registration Number and your Area Club [MMAC etc.] Membership No. to complete your entry.
We have a further problem, in as much that the External Throws Area at Alexander Stadium will not be available, so although I have, allegedly, squeezed in most of the throws, it does mean a 09.00 start for some age groups. However we do have a problem with the weight throw, which I am trying to resolve next week with a meeting with Alexander Stadium management. Hopefully I will be able to post a provisional timetable on the BMAF website in the next week.
Due to this problem, we are having to switch the Men and Women’s Pole Vault competitions. Womens competition now on the Saturday and Men’s on the Sunday.
Yours in Masters sport
Accommodation details for the event can be downloaded here…… ALEXSTADIUMHOTEL_DEALS_2011
I was disappointed that I could not find any closing date on the web application form until entries had closed. I was talking to another runner on Sunday 12th June at the MMAC champs. at Leicester who also said he could not find a closing date.
This is only the second time I have tried to enter the BMAF Champs. and I waited until I had run at Saffron Lane to see how I got on
Gutted not to be able to run.
David Richards of Charnwood AC and MMAC.
I’m sorry you have missed the closing date. I was informed initially that the closing date was the 13th June and I had passed this information on to inquiries, then I found out it was midnight on the 12th June, too late to disseminate the information. I know there were problems setting up the system and a lot of masters have been unable to enter. I myself registered online without entering, solely to understand what the problems were. I didn’t get as far as an entry form but I agree that nowhere was it clear when the closing date was. Otherwise, I didn’t have a problem activating the account. In fairness, the organizers have had many issues, least of which is whether the stadium will be ready and fit for purpose.
My advice is, if you feel that strongly, to write to Maurice Doogan, the organizer on behalf of BMAF and to explain your case.
An online system is a must for the future as it saves on admin/costs etc and there were bound to be teething troubles. In future I will try much harder at advertising any closing dates for these type of events.