Metro Blind Sport Athletics Open
- 22 June
- Mile End Athletics Stadium, London, London, E14 7TW
Now in its forty-third year, Metro Blind Sport will be welcoming athletes of all ages and experience throughout the UK to join us in London for our annual competition.
Held every summer in London, blind and partially sighted athletes from all over the country attend the Annual Metro Athletics Open. Entry is now open for forthy-third Annual Metro Athletics Open, being held at the Mile End Stadium in London on the 22 June 2019.
The Annual Metro Athletics Open are a highlight of the year. They remain the number one event for blind and partially sighted athletes, in the UK, regardless of experience. Open to everyone from juniors to veteran athletes, they incorporate a comprehensive track and field programme ranging the 60m sprint to 5,000m.
Field events include the high and long jump, shot put, discus and javelin. Run in accordance with UK Athletics and International Blind Sports Association’s rules by a team of qualified officials, the event is a great day out for families and many new friendships are forged.
The day is split between a ‘Come and Try’ event in the morning and an athletics event in the afternoon. The athletics event is the perfect opportunity for blind and partially sighted people to experience what it’s like to take part in a professionally organised athletics event. We have official starters, scorers and judges as well as a commentary for the event.
The morning ‘Come and Try Coaching Session’ will once again provide those new to the sport a brilliant opportunity to try out running, jumping and throwing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, supported by qualified coaches.
If you haven’t tried an event before and want to compete in the afternoon or are looking to improve your performance, then the Annual Metro Athletics Open is the place for you. Better still, it is FREE to attend.
To enter please download and complete the entry form. If you would like help to complete the entry form, then please telephone Charlie on 07956292046.
The closing date for entries is Saturday 1 June 2019. Subsidised accommodation is available.