The Spring Open and the Hurdles/Steeplechase Festival have now been combined into the Bill Whistlecroft Spring Festival Weekend.

The Hurdles and Steeplechase Festival, part of the Bill Whistlecroft Spring Festival, will take place on Saturday 20th April 2019 where hurdles, steeplechase, shot and discus will be contested. For all other events please see the Spring Open, which will take place on Monday 22nd April 2019.

Please note that due to incomplete renovation works to the hammer circle by the appointed contractor we have had to cancel the hammer as it is not safe to use - please accept our apologies for this.

Bill Whistlecroft Spring Athletics Festival - Hurdles, Chase, Shot and Discus

Saturday 20th April 2019 - electronic timing


Bill Whistlecroft Athletics Arena, Yeovil

This will be the sixth hurdles and steeplechase meeting in memory of the late, great Bill Whistlecroft MBE, founder member of Yeovil Olympiads and inspirational hurdles coach, and we hope to build on the success of the previous meetings.

This year, we have again included some throwing events as part of the Spring Festival, namely Shot Put and Discus.
On the track this will be a whole day devoted to hurdles and steeplechase and there will be electronic timing.

Cost is £10 for a number on the day and £5 in advance (advanced entries have now closed). This fee includes one event - additional events will cost a further £3 in total. Athletes may contest as many events as they wish, subject to the usual UKA rules.

Please listen out for any timetable announcements. You will need to declare your entry for each hurdles race you participate in at least 30 minutes before that race.

ENTER ON THE DAY for £10 - price includes one event - you can do as many additional events as UKA rules allow for just £3 extra. Advanced entries have now closed.


Timetables for both track and throws are listed below:

Timetable - hurdles and steeplechase

Time Event Age Group
12:20  110H  SM
12:30  110H U20M, M35-49
12:40  100H

U17M, M50-59

U20W, SW, W35-39

12.45  100H  M60+
12:50  80H


U17W, W40-49

13:00 80H  W50-59
13:10 75H



13.20 70H U13G
13:35 200H


10 hurdles 76.2cm

13:45 200H


10 hurdles 76.2cm

14:00 300H U17W, W50-59, M60-69
14:15 400H SM
14:20 400H U20M, M35-49
14:25 400H U17M, M50-59
14:30 400H SW, U20W, W35-49
14.45 1500 S/C U15B, U15G
14:55 1500 S/C U20W, U17W
15.05 2000 S/C U18W,U20W,SW
15:20 3000 S/C SW
15:35 3000 S/C SM
15:50 2000 S/C U18M, U20M
16.05 1500 S/C U17M

Timetable - Throws

11.30  Discus - U17 and over

12.30  Discus - U13 and U15

13.00  Shot Put - U17 and over

14.00  Shot Put - U13 and U15