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Appeal from Birmingham Cross Country League

An important appeal from Chris Holloway of Tipton Harriers who is researching into the history of the Birmingham Cross Country League. I reproduce his letter below…..

I am starting to research the development of the badge used for the various awards in the Birmingham & District XC League over the years to record for posterity.

I would like to ask for help on a couple of fronts from your more “senior” members.

Firstly I am seeking examples of Midland club badges that have included a “wooden gate” as part of the design.

I seem to vaguely recall that older clubs such as Small Heath Harriers or Lozells Harriers may have had this. There may have been others. If so does anyone have a good quality drawing, photograph or picture (or could take one/scan one) of each badge for me?  The badge may be on a letterhead, vest, blazer tracksuit or other item of memorabilia.

My second appeal is to try and trace the various specific designs used for BDXCL medals over the years since 1925 when the league was formed. I understand that the basic design was probably standard across all divisions and placements (1st, 2nd 3rd etc). I have examples from the 1930’s & 40’s but would like to obtain any other variations that may have existed.

What was the badge like in the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s & 90’s and up to the present day? Did it in fact differ?

Ideally I want to obtain good quality digital photographs that show the detail of each medal.  I can take photographs if I can borrow the medals so if people are willing to lend them to me I would be very grateful to know.

If any of our members can help please contact Chris direct on tipton.harrier@yahoo.co.uk

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BMAF Half Marathon Championship Results

At the BMAF Half Marathon Championships held on the 21st August 2011 at Leek, Staffordshire, MMAC was well represented with 20 out of the 53 contesting the event.

Full BMAF Championship Results have been posted on the “Results” Page but our 15 medal winners (subject to scrutiny) are reproduced below: –

Michael Aldridge Wooton RR 1-15-36 1st M35
David Evans Wolverhampton & Bilston AC 1-17-26 2nd M35
Chris Hollinshead Stafford Harriers 1-19-48 1st M45
Paul Gibbings Trentham RC 1-22-24 2nd M45
Glen North Charnwood AC 1-24-33 3rd M45
Robert Tabbanor Trentham RC 1-31-15 3rd M50
Michael Elwell Cobra RC 2-07-59 3rd M60
Stan Winterton Trentham RC 1-40-31 3rd M65
Alan Lewis Trentham RC 1-47-42 1st M70
Michelle Buckle Newcastle (Staffs) AC 1-29-29 1st W35
Adela Salt Staffs Moorlands AC 1-35-27 2nd W35
Mandy Vernon Trentham RC 1-29-29 1st W40
Tracey Greenway Derby AC 1-32-24 1st W45
Mary Mills Holme Pierrpont RC 1-57-06 3rd W45
Rita Banks Stone Master Marathoners 2-15-55 1st W65

Midland & SW Coaching Courses

Please find attached the latest flyer showing coaching and leadership courses in the Midlands and South West.  2010 Course Flyer – Mids.SW

The current UKA coaching courses are running till the end of March, prior to the start of the new coach education programme – details of this new system are on the England Athletics website in the ‘Coaching’ section and dates/venues for the new Athletics Leaders Award will be on the website soon.

We currently have spaces on the following courses for this weekend:

13 and 14 March – Strength & Conditioning – Alexander Stadium, Birmingham

13 March – Leadership in Running Fitness – Stroud

13 March – Leadership in Running Fitness – Lincoln

Phone Natalie Shaw on 0121 781 7223 to book on courses for this weekend.

To apply for other courses please download an application form from our website and forward with payment and photo (if applicable) to our Wellington House Head Office address.


I would be grateful if you could circulate this information to your contacts.

Kind regards


Morag Ford

Education Co-ordinator

England Athletics – Midlands & South West

Wellington House

Starley Way

Birmingham Int Park


B37 7HB

Tel: 07920 532558

Website: www.englandathletics.org


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