Wolverhampton & Bilston Athletics Club

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Wolverhampton & Bilston Athletics Club was formed in 1967 and has its home ground at Aldersley Leisure Village formally Aldersley Stadium in Aldersley, Wolverhampton, England.

It won the Men's National League Division One from 1975 to 1982 and the Men's National Cup 1976, 1977, 1979 and 1980.

History[edit]

Wolverhampton Athletics Club was formed in 1943. In 1943 they merged with Penn Harriers to form Wolverhampton Harriers. In 1967 after a local government reorganisation the two local athletic clubs, Wolverhampton Harriers and Bilston Town Athletic Club merged to form Wolverhampton and Bilston Club. [1]

Honours[edit]

Senior Men:

  • British Athletics League
    • First Place: 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
    • Second Place: 1974, 1984, 1985
    • Third Place: 1972, 1973, 1986, 1987

Senior Women:

Notable Athletes[edit]

Olympians[edit]

Athlete Country Events Olympics Medals
Maureen Tranter [2] United Kingdom 200 metres 1968
Ralph Banthorpe United Kingdom 200 metres,4x100 metres relay 1968
Rosemary Stirling United Kingdom 800 metres 1972
Sonia Lannaman United Kingdom 100 metres,200 metres,4x100 metres relay 1972, 1980

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Verona Barnard United Kingdom 400 metres,4x400 metres relay 1972, 1976
Tessa Sanderson United Kingdom javelin throw 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996

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Kathy Smallwood-Cook United Kingdom 100 metres,200 metres,400 metres,4x100 metres relay 1980, 1984

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Joan Baptiste United Kingdom 200 metres 1984
Garry Cook United Kingdom 4x400 metres relay 1984

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Denise Lewis United Kingdom heptathlon 1996, 2000, 2004

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Other[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "He knew everything about athletics - tributes paid as Ken dies at 85". Express & Star. Express & Star. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Maureen Tranter profile at Power of 10

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