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The West Yorkshire Track & Field League

2024 Fixtures and Results

2023 Results 2022 Results
2021 Results 2020 not held 2019 Results 2018 Results 2017 Results
2016 Results 2015 Results 2014 Results 2013 Results 2012 Results
2011 Results 2010 Results 2009 Results 2008 Results 2007 Results
2006 Results 2005 Results 2004 Results 2003 Results 2002 Results

Mens League Records Ladies League Records
Mens Championship Records Ladies Championship Records

Contact Details :-
For queries about entries & registration,
email the Registration Secretary Pat Schofield at schofieldpat@hotmail.co.uk
For queries about results,
email the Results Secretary Peter Young at peter.young@wakefieldharriers.org.uk

Introduction to the League

The League was set up in 1968 by Granville Beckett, then Hon. Secretary of Huddersfield's Longwood Harriers and later North of England AA Secretary.

The idea came following visits to Manchester, where Roger Colson had made the most of the new facilities at Stretford's Longford Park to form the Stretford Track League. Beckett felt that there was room for a similar league on this side of the Pennines.

There were no synthetic tracks in Yorkshire in those days and the first season in the league saw a dozen fixtures held at various venues, including grass tracks, so that each club in the organisation could host a fixture. Tracks used included Temple Newsam, Leeds, Leeds Road, Huddersfield, Marley Stadium, Keighley, Horsfall Playing Fields, Bradford and grass tracks at Holmfirth High School, and Spring Hall, Halifax. Some 700 athletes of all age groups joined the league, and they were issued with a season's fixture card and a number.

Bob Smith of Bingley Harriers, was elected the League's first president at a general meeting at Huddersfield YMCA and Wakefield's Doug Bedford, later to become league president himself, presented two trophies for annual competition.

West Yorkshire Championships for various track events were allocated to various meetings and provided a main event for each fixture. In recent years a West Yorkshire League Championships was held as a separate event at the end of the season, with its own set of medals awarded. The Championships event was also used to present the medals to all the individual league winners.

The league was seen as a bridge to the gulf between school and club competition and it is pleasing to see the league still flourishing in this respect more than 50 years after its formation. This is largely due to the efforts of Gordon Agar of Skyrac AC, who has given more than 40 years of dedicated service to the league, and he has been the main driving force of the league in recent years.

League Rules and Constitution

Download a copy of the League Rules and Constitution.