Mid­week in­door ath­let­ics in Oban

The Oban Times - - SPORT -

SPORTS Hall Ath­let­ics comes to Oban on Wed­nes­day March 1 when the con­test for the Oban and North Ar­gyll area takes place at At­lantis Leisure.

The com­pe­ti­tion is the third of four lo­cal area events pro­moted by Mid Ar­gyll Ath­letic Club this win­ter and sup­ported by all the ath­letic clubs in Ar­gyll.

Ex­cite­ment

Spe­cial­ist equip­ment is used for var­i­ous run­ning, jump­ing and throw­ing events in small are­nas and this in­door ver­sion of ath­let­ics brings the skills and ex­cite­ment of track and field into sports halls giv­ing young­sters a taste of ath­let­ics in a warm and dry at­mos­phere.

Com­peti­tors are re­minded that the Oban com­pe­ti­tion starts at 4pm on Wed­nes­day March 1 and all en­tries will be taken on the day. The com­pe­ti­tion will be held in two ses­sions with the un­der-sevens and un­der-nines age groups start­ing at 4pm and the un­der-11s up to un­der-17s will start at 5.15pm un­til 7pm. For all age groups the age is taken as on the Septem­ber 1, 2016.

There will be tro­phies for the over­all win­ners in each age group and all com­peti­tors will re­ceive a medal with rib­bon.

The en­try fee is £2 per com­peti­tor or £ 5 for fam­i­lies of three or more mem­bers.

Suc­cess­ful ath­letes from the Oban com­pe­ti­tion will qual­ify to com­pete in the Ar­gyll fi­nal to be held at At­lantis Leisure in Oban on Sun­day March 19. In the fi­nal, the best young ath­letes from the Oban con­test will be up against the qual­i­fiers from the other com­pe­ti­tions at Lochgilp­head, Camp­bel­town and Tober­mory.

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