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MCAA – INDOOR ATHLETICS – POTENTIAL OPEN EVENT – SUNDAY 20TH FEBRUARY 2022

It is now almost certain that there will be a Midland Counties Athletic Association indoor meeting at the UTILITA ARENA (Formerly NIA and Arena Birmingham) Birmingham on Sunday 20th February 2022. It will be an ‘Open’ meeting rather than purely for Midland athletes. Negotiations are still ongoing, but hopefully, with the assistance of Birmingham City ...

MIDLAND COUNTIES MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEMBER INTERVIEWS CLOVA AND HOWARD COURT

Keith Brackstone caught up with the Sunday Times Grassroots Sportswoman of the Year Clove Court on Thursday 16th December 2021 to talk about her athletics career, her transition into coaching and her award. He then talks to Clova and her husband Howard about the future of athletics in the Midlands. Unfortunately, the video is too ...
MIDLAND COUNTIES ON SONG AGAIN AT HOME INTER-AREA RACE HELD WITHIN THE TELFORD 10K

MIDLAND COUNTIES ON SONG AGAIN AT HOME INTER-AREA RACE HELD WITHIN THE TELFORD 10K

After a couple of weeks of strong wind and very heavy rain it was a relief when Sunday 12th December 2021 was dry with a slight breeze. Race Director Dave Mansbridge and his organising team from Telford staged three great races with the faster men in Race One. As usual it was a competitive race ...

Norma Blaine OBE

It is with great sadness that the Midland Counties Athletics Association announces the death of Norma Blaine over the weekend. Norma was a former President of the Midland Counties Athletics Association and the Midland Counties Women’s Athletics Association (when a separate body existed). In addition, Norma had an exceptionally long history as a volunteer with ...

MIDLAND COUNTIES ROAD-RUNNING OPEN FORUM – SUNDAY 16th JANUARY 2022

The Midland Counties Athletics Association will be holding its annual Road-Running Open Forum online at midday on Sunday 16th January 2022. The purpose of this forum is to give club representatives an opportunity to state their views and ask questions about the plans for road-running within the Midlands during 2022. In addition, it will allow ...

MIDLAND COUNTIES TEAMS FOR THE TELFORD 10K – SUNDAY 12TH DECEMBER 2021

The Midland Counties are pleased to announce the Men’s and Women’s Teams for the forthcoming Inter-Area 10k to be run within the Telford 10k on Sunday 12th December 2021. There are increasing numbers of athletes who were born in the Area who are contacting us to see whether they can get a run out for ...

CLOVA COURT VOTED GRASS ROOTS SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR 2021

Earlier this month the Midland Counties Athletic Association were pleased to announce that Clova Court had been nominated as Sportswoman of the Year 2021 in the Grass Roots category on the Sunday Times website. Now we can go one better and report that Clova was announced as winner of her category at last night’s awards ...

VENUE NEEDED FOR 2022 MIDLAND 7 AND 5 CROSS-COUNTRY

The date for the 2022 Midland 7 and 5 has been set for Saturday 19th November 2022 and the Midland Counties Cross-Country Association are now seeking a club to host the event. There have been recent comments in some quarters about the number of Midland events that are held in the North of the Area; ...

MIDLAND AREA CHAMPIONSHIP ROAD RACES – 2022

In 2021 the following events were selected by the Midland Counties Road-Running Committee to host the Midland Championship Race over the distance shown below. 5k Road Race Twilight 5k – Sunday 18th July 2021 10k Road Race Wilne 10k – Sunday 5th September 2021 10-Mile Road Race Derby 10-mile – Sunday 14th November 2021 Half-Marathon ...