Track and Field

Burton Athletics Club has a rich history in track and field during our illustrious past. With the likes of Carl Udal (GB Junior 3000m), Don Guilford (GB High Jumper), Sean Power (Irish Triple Jumper) and Guy Litherland (GB Junior Discus and Shot Put) to name a few ,  all going on to achieve international honours while representing Burton A.C. 

Today the club competes in various leagues which is open for all our members to represent the club.

Youth Development League Lower (YDL) –

The Youth Development League is aimed at all our younger athletes , Under 13 and Under 15 age groups. This competition covers all track and field events. There are three Matches in this league and the top two teams in the league go through to an area final.

Youth Development League Upper (YDL) –

The Youth Development League is aimed at all our older teenage athletes , Under 17 and Under 20 age groups. This competition covers all track and field events. There are three Matches in this league and the top two teams in the league go through to an area final.

Midland Men and Womens Senior League –

Burton Ac are currently in division 4 after two successful back to back promotions. This competition cover all track and field events and are against teams within the midlands area,. There are 4 Matches in this league with the top two and bottom two team , promoted or relegated. This is a for all athletes aged u17 and above. Please speak to the team manager if you wish to be considered for selection.

Midlands Men and Womens Veterans League –

The Midlands Men and Womens Veterans League is aimed at all our mature athletes. Over recent years the verterans league has been extremely popular and has been well attended with many club records broken in the process. Anyone over the age of 35 can compete in this league. Please see Graham or Jill lamb for more information.

Besides the league meetings there are various open meetings and championships over the course of the season which we encourage all our athletes to take part in. 

All the above fixtures can be found on our fixtures page on our home page.

If you/your child are interested in joining the club or would like to come down and meet our coaches and see one of our training sessions , please email to get booked in with us. 

If you are a current member and would like to try out an event please contact us and we will be able to put you in touch with the coach for that particular area.

Important Notice

Burton Ac is a competitive Club and enters teams in track & field leagues;  cross country leagues and championships; in road relays. If therefore your child is invited to join us, membership will be on the understanding that your child will compete regularly for the Club irrespective of their ability and subject to fitness. We do not coach juniors to simply keep fit or to get fit in order to compete in other sports to the total exclusion of Burton ac  fixtures.

The Club’s team managers and coaches will always encourage and build the confidence of juniors to compete, but parents are asked to help by also encouraging their child to enter races for Burton Ac. Failure to compete may result in membership being withdrawn and their place offered to a junior on the waiting list.

Track & field teams are mainly picked on ability, but there are usually places for other juniors, whilst over cross country, there is no limit to the number of juniors who can enter races.

Whilst team managers will contact juniors as race/Match days approach to try to turn out full teams, parents can see dates and venues of the many races and contact details of team managers on our website so please help the team manager by advising of your child’s availability. Or ask your child’s coach for information.

Our team managers and coaches are volunteers and it is disheartening and unfair to them when juniors do not compete when time and effort has been spent on training/coaching. It is also unfair on those juniors who do complete, but then do not get adequate backup from other juniors.