The Midsummer Open Graded meetings take place at the Prince of Wales Stadium on the first four Wednesday evenings in July each year. Over the series of meetings all field events are held, whilst track events are contested over all standard distances, as well as some races over the less standard distances. Events are held for all age groups from the under 13 age group upwards.
The dates in 2018 are Wednesdays 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th July
The throwing cage has been repaired. so these events WILL take place
As we shut online entries for the discus on Wednesday 18th, we will accept entries on the day for the discus only (ie discus and no other events) at the pre-entry fee of £5. (this does not apply to the Hammmer on the 25th as online entry is still available)
Advance entries can be made online only. The closing date is the Saturday before each meeting.
ENTRY FEES INCREASE SUBSTANTIALLY ON THE DAY because we want people to enter in advance rather than on the day. This makes it easier for us to give the athletes a better organised meeting and to get results out quicker. Please help us by entering in advance!
On the day entries close one hour before the event time to allow seeding to take place.
Disability throwing events are pre-entry only.
Please note that when entering you will be asked for an expected performance so that races can be seeded based on these times. You MUST do this or you will not be allocated into a race. Races are not run by age/gender but against athletes of a similar standard based on the information you give.
Please note that there are separate links for each meeting and for the disability events.
In order to be able to better monitor entries for the 5000m on Wednesday 25th July, we have changed the entry system. It may also be that we also have to raise the entry standard from that previously advertised as sub 22 mins. Those who have already entered online or had their entry accepted via email are guaranteed their race.
If you wish to enter the 5000m then email firstname.lastname@example.org
Races will be run in order from fastest to slowest
All races are run under senior false start rules as they are graded and may contain senior athletes.
Throws/Jumps: each athlete will have 4 throws on throwing events and 4 jumps on long/ triple jump. However, there may be 6 throws/jumps in field events at the discretion of the officials.
Athletes can only compete in events allocated to their own age group. They cannot compete as a different age category.
By entering you agree that we may publish your Personal Information as part of the results of the Event and may pass such information to the governing body or any affiliated organisation for the purpose of insurance, licences or for publishing results either for the event alone or combined with or compared to other events. Results may include (but not be limited to) name, any club
affiliation, race times, occupation and age category.