British Athletics League

2019 Season


50 years of the British Athletics League celebrated

“A new dawn began on 10 May, with Twickenham, Sale and West London playing host. The Beatles were number one with Get Back, Harold Wilson was Prime Minister, and England were the reigning football world champions.” The following words refer to 1969, the inaugural year of the British Athletics League. Current and former athletes, team

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BAL Guests Round 4

Please find confirmation of round 4 guests. Premiership 1500m – Jack Hallis (Birchfield) 5000m – Sam Johnson (Birchfield) Hammer – Joe Bloomfield (Birchfield) Javelin – Kasper Kanich (Birchfield) Long Jump – Myles Durrant-Sutherland (Birchfield) Long Jump – Alex Farquharson (Coventry) Long Jump – Trevor Alexanderson (Birchfield) Long Jump – Tom Harrington (Birchfield) Triple Jump –

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10.39 for Azu. Records broken at first BAL fixture of the season.

Echoing what Tyri Donovan tweeted yesterday, “Who brought the Caribbean to Swansea?”, not only did yesterday’s Premiership and Division 1 in South Wales stage record performances, it also treated athletes to the most glorious weather this year. More like a mid-July ambience, the sun was shining and performances certainly weren’t rusty. After the disappointing news

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Statement: National 2, 3 and 4 fixture – Bedford 12 May 2019

Earlier this week, the BAL officers took the decision to cancel this Sunday’s National 2, 3 and 4 fixture at Bedford due to lack of officials. This decision was not taken lightly and it was disappointing, to say the least, that cancellation was required. The background to the cancellation was the approval at last year’s

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David Jeacock: Obituary

England Athletics was saddened to hear of the recent passing of David Jeacock, former solicitor to EA and long-standing General Secretary of the British Athletics league. David’s funeral took place on Thursday 4th April. A member of Swindon AC, David was Legal Officer of the BAL for over 40 years and was instrumental, alongside others,

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David Jeacock

It is with great sadness that we bring you the news that David Jeacock passed away yesterday after a period of illness. David was a long-standing General Secretary of the BAL and much-valued member of the BAL family. He will be greatly missed by everyone involved in the league and the wider sport. We will

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