League, 4th July 2009 at Norman Park
On the 4th
of July the Club will be hosting an Athletics meeting at Norman
Park. There is nothing unusual in this, it is something we do
year after year. What is different is that this will be the
first time in the 40 years of the British Athletics League that
we have been allowed to host a fixture on our home track.
The BAL held
its first fixture in our Centenary Year in 1969. We were one of
the founder members of the League but we did not survive long,
being relegated in successive seasons. We were soon demoted to
the Southern League. Fast forward to 1979 and we celebrated a
return to the British League and there followed an extraordinary
run of four successive promotions which took us back to the top
division. After seven years in the top flight we have moved
between divisions but remain in the League and have potential to
gain promotion in 2009.
40 years of
successive seasons in the BAL
ever match at Norman Park
seems a suitable reason to celebrate and we are planning to make
the 4th of July more than an average Athletics meeting. We would
love to see as many of our former BAL athletes there as
details to follow.