Track & Field Championships 2013
Wednesday 3 July 2013
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Cheltenham – Gloucestershire - Wednesday 3rd July 2013
Advance Event Details
The 2013 Police Sport UK Track & Field and Tug of War Championships will take place at the Prince of Wales Stadium, Tommy Taylors Lane, Cheltenham GL50 4RN.
Cheltenham is a pleasant and affluent town close to the M5 motorway. It is the 'gateway' to the Cotswolds, and has a vibrant town centre with many shops, hotels and bars. Within the centre are the High Street, Promenade and Montpellier that includes all the usual chain stores and a number of independent specialist retailers. The recently built Brewery Centre has added more chain restaurants, and it’s also home to a Cineworld Cinema.
Rooms have been reserved at two hotels, these are:-
The Holiday Inn Express, Dunalley Street, Cheltenham GL50 4AP. This is a 10 minute walk from the track, and a 10 minute walk from the evening venue and opposite the Brewery Centre This will be the main hotel where we have negotiated a discount for members.
We have negotiated 30 twin rooms including breakfast, for Tuesday and Wednesday night. Cost per room per night is £69.50 for a twin.
Contact number 01242 548200
There are a further 30 rooms available on Wednesday for £75 for a twin including breakfast.
A reception point will be here between 4pm and 10pm on Tuesday 2nd July.
The second hotel is the prestigious Mercure Queen's Hotel, The Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 1NN. This is where the evening event will be held and is a 20 minute walk to the stadium.
They are offering 24 twin rooms at £99 a room (double occupancy)
Quote 'Gloucestershire Constabulary Athletics' on application.
There are other hotels are close by that can be found via one of the many websites such as Trip Advisor. Cheltenham is a compact town that is well served by buses and taxis.
Directions and Travel Arrangements
By Train: The Prince of Wales Stadium is situated on the edge of Cheltenham town centre. It is 1.5 miles from Cheltenham Station. This station has direct trains from London, Birmingham, Manchester and beyond. There is a busy taxi rank outside the station.
By Air: Staverton Airport is 5 miles from the Athletics Stadium. Flights are available to Jersey, Belfast and the Isle of Man with City Wing Airlines.
Other available airports that are around an hour away are Birmingham and Bristol. Arrangements can be made for pick up for teams arriving by air, with the event organisers, from Staverton, Birmingham or Bristol Airports.
By Road: Cheltenham is served by the M5 motorway, junctions 10 and 11. Those coming from the north will use junction 10, those from the south west junction 11. From the south use the M4 onto the A417. In order to locate the stadium or hotels you are advised to use Google maps or a SatNav.
The stadium is opposite the Recreation Centre on Tommy Taylors lane and easy to see.
Stadium Access: Entry to the Stadium car park is gained by turning left after you have passed the stadium on your left (heading north along Tommy Taylors lane). There will be signs indicating the entrance to the car park. The parking is free.
Police Sport UK Championships Entry
The entry fee will be £15 for each competitor’s first event. Any additional events will be £5 each. Team relay entries will be £15 for each team. Please see separate entry form for Tug of War. As per previous events £100 per team plus £20 per extra event.
All Cheques are to be made payable to “Gloucestershire Police Sports Association”
The entry form is attached to this document.
Please ensure that your competitors’ names are correctly spelt, as this is how they will appear on the programme.
We will give prizes to the first 3 in each Track & Field discipline, providing there are a minimum of 5 entrants. Below this number, prizes will be awarded to the first and second placed only. Prizes will go to the winners and runners up in the Tug of War.
All events will take place inside the stadium.
Athletes are required to register at the stadium at least 1 hour before their event.
Can you please all ensure the return of annual trophies, clean and engraved.
Presentations will take place shortly after the completion of the respective finals.
Competitors must be 18 or over to compete. All police competitors must be fully paid members of their respective force sports clubs and be either a police officer, police staff member, a retired police/police staff or a member of the Special Constabulary. (If in doubt please refer to the www.policesportuk.com website for a detailed definition). This event is for Police employees only.
Any number of competitors from any force may participate and there shall be no limit to the number of events a competitor may enter. In any relay event only one team from each force may win a prize.
All athletes must wear their force colours. Failure to do so will lead to disqualification.
The closing date will be 31st May 2013. No late entries will be accepted. Entries are to be with me as per contact details on foot of this document. No entries on the day and no refunds for non attendance.
Entry confirmation will be sent on receiving entries and entry fees. Entries will be accepted by e-mail but will NOT be confirmed until cheques have been received. Each Force’s entries will be grouped in a package to be collected on attendance.
Meal / Function
There will be a presentation meal and function on the evening of Wednesday 3rd July. This will be held at Mercure Queens Hotel, The Promenade, Cheltenham. This is in the heart of Cheltenham and surrounded by many bars and clubs, where an aperitif or night cap may be enjoyed.
Dress code of shirt, tie and trousers for men. Equivalent for women. Meal will be at 7.30 pm followed by entertainment. Any special dietary needs to be pre-ordered please on the attached entry form.
The cost of function is £25
PSUK Track and Field Championships Entry
Police Station, Lansdowne Road, Cheltenham,GL51 6QT
Tel 07734 909451
Track - Men and Women
5000 metres (Including Vets)
Relay – Ladies 4 x 100 metres
Track - Men Only
110 metres hurdles
400 metres hurdles
3000 metres steeplechase
Relay – Men’s Medley (800x200x200x400)
Field - Men and Women
Tug of War
Please note that most equipment will be provided apart from Pole vault Poles. Due to Health and Safety, competitors are expected to bring their own poles!!!
Timetable of Events (Confirmed)
11.30 800m Heats (x2) Male
11.45 800m Female
11.55 400m Hurdles Male
12.10 100m Female
12.20 100m Male
12.25 3000m Walk
12.50 1500m Heats (x2) Male
13.05 110m Hurdles Male
13-15 5000m Male
13-40 5000m Male Vets
14-10 800m Male Final
14-25 200m Heats (x2) Male
14-40 5000m Female
15-10 400m Male
15-20 400m Female
15-30 1500m Male
15-45 1500m Female
16-00 200m Male
16-10 - 200m Female
16-20 - 3000m Steeplechase
16-40 - 4 x 100 Female Final
16-50 - Medley Male Final
11.30 Hammer – Male
11.30 Triple jump - women/men (combined)
12.00 Hammer – female
12.45 Discus – female
12.45 High Jump – women /men (combined)
13.45 Discus – male
13.45 shot putt - female
14.30 Long jump – female
15.00 Shot putt – male
15.00 javelin – women
15.00 pole vault – male
16.00 Long jump – male
16.00 Javelin – male
Tug of war
12.00 Weigh in
13.00 start and then continuous throughout the afternoon
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