It is with a huge amount of regret that we have to cancel the Masters Grand Prix event scheduled for Saturday 22nd August at Woodbourn Road Stadium, Sheffield.
Despite updated competition guidance from England Athletics released this week we still don’t feel that we can safely put on the event.
The logistics of trying to make the individual track and field events work with reduced numbers per event and race would prove too restrictive.
As well as the extra organisation and marshals required to control warm-ups and other elements of the meeting along with the prerequisite risk assessments for the venue.
We understand that guidance may well change in the coming weeks and become more favourable, but we need a month to organise the event, hence the decision made today.
We really hope to bring some sort of Masters event to you at the earliest possible opportunity.
But ultimately the safety of both athletes and officials comes first and this will guide any future decision
When is it
Masters Grand Prix is back at Wodbourn Road stadium for a whole day of outdoor track and field action on Saturday 22nd August 2020.
We are delighted to announce that our event will incorporate the Yorkshire Vets Track and Field Championship too. So if you’re a member of a Yorkshire Vets affiliated club you will be eligible to win medals on the day.
If you’re not an affiliated Yorkshire athlete, no problem, no changes, just come and take part.
Coronavirus / Covid-19
Due to the latest government advice and social distancing measures we have moved the event back from the original 11th July date until Saturday 22nd August.
We hope that by moving this to later in the summer we can still put the event on. We also have a date in September available to us if guidance dictates.
We will try everything we can to get this event on before the end of the summer season and give ample notice before opening online entries.
But saying all that, we will always adhere to government and England Athletics advice as athlete health, well-being and safety is our top priority.
Who can enter
This event is open to ANYONE 35 years or older regardless of whether they are in a club or not.
See the post about how inclusive we want to these events: https://www.mastersgrandprix.co.uk/what-is-masters-athletics/
We want people to come down and try these events regardless of ability. Just come and have some fun.
See the write up of our previous outdoor meeting: https://www.mastersgrandprix.co.uk/sheffield-june-2018/
Yorkshire Vets Championship
We are delighted to have teamed up with Yorkshire Vets and are incorporating their 2020 track and field championship into our event.
To be eligible to win a medal (first 3 finishers in all events) you need to be a member of a YVAA affiliated club.
You can find out if your club is affiliation here: https://www.yvaa.org/membership/
If your club is not affiliated, you need to ask your club Secretary to pay the small yearly affiliation fee.
If you are not from the Yorkshire region or your club is not affiliated, then nothing changes, just enter the events you wish and come run, jump and throw.
What will it cost
Entry will cost £8 for the first event and £4 for each subsequent event.
We have created a Facebook event. It would be really useful you could share this with your friends, fellow athletes and within your clubs.
Can the family come and watch
Yes, there are hundreds of seats for spectators and they can come along for free. There is a small cafe within the stadium as well as a few vending machines for snacks etc.
How to enter
How to enter will be revealed shortly. Please join our mailing list to ensure you get the latest info.
Deadline for online entry will be around 3 weeks prior to the event.
Once entered you will collect your numbers on the day.
Where is the meeting held
Sheffield Hallam University City Athletics Stadium
- 400m Hurdles
- Long Jump
- Pole Vault
- High Jump
- Weights Pentathlon
Get in touch
If you have any questions please drop us a message via the contact from.