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, discus and hammer will be contested. For all other events please see the Spring Open, which will take place on Monday 22nd April 2019.


Bill Whistlecroft Spring Athletics Festival - Hurdles, Chase and Heavy Throws

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 Hammer, 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. 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 one hour before that race.

ENTER ON THE DAY for £10 or Advanced Entry for £5 until 18th April. Both prices include one event - you can do as many additional events as UKA rules allow for just £3 extra.
For advanced entry please either pay at the clubhouse on a training night or pay directly into the YOAC bank account:

Account number: 10995355
Sort Code: 20-99-40
Account name: Yeovil Olympiads
Please use your surname and initial as a reference, thank you.
Could you also please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm which events you wish to enter. Thank you.


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  Hammer - all ages who throw over 30m

13.00  Hammer - all ages who throw under 30m

13.00  Shot Put - U17 and over

14.00  Shot Put - U13 and U15

14.30  Discus - U17 and over

15.30  Discus - U13 and U15