Numbers doing the Patron’s Trophy have been declining for several years, and the committee, along with some athletes who have done the trophy for many years, have looked at how to make it more appealing.
We have decided to reduce the number of events to 11 so that there is no need for more than one per week in the October to December period. There will be a better balance between track and field, achieved by reducing the running events. We have made it simpler – all you need to do is to complete 9 events and the best 9 count.
The events are: 100m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m, LJ, HJ, TJ, Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, so with 9 to count everyone has to do at least 1 run, 1 jump and 1 throw. Athletes will still be able to compete in the same events at ECAC and WAAS but only the best result in each event will count.
Please consider entering the Patron’s Trophy this year – it has a long tradition within MAWA. All finishers receive a commemorative certificate.