Open Meets 2017

Watford Open Graded Meetings 2017
Woodside Stadium, Horseshoe Lane, Garston,Watford WD25 7HH

With Photo-Finish / Electric Timing

Within 5 mins of M1, M10,M25,A41,A405

All events under UK:Athletics rules

General Information

Winner of England Athletics East Region Participation Project 2015


General Information

We normally accept both pre-entries (see below) and entries on the day though some events will be pre-entry only.

Please check race timetable on day of race in case we have had to change the schedule.

Entry costs at Wednesday Meetings. £5.00 for one event £7.00 for two or more events.

Please register in the clubhouse at least 30mins before the scheduled start of the race.

We are alway in need of track judges and timekeepers to help out. Reasonable expenses and refreshments provided.

Please be aware of the parking restrictions in Woodside Park as traffic wardens are likely to be present

We do not have use of the local schools for parking and we advise athletes to share transport where possible.

There is an overflow car park prior to the main entrance on Horseshoe Lane if you are travelling up from the A405/Garston but we cannot guarantee if there are spaces.

Nearest large car park if the facility car parks are full is the Leavesden Country Park off College road WD5 0NR (approx 1100 metres) which is a continuation of Horseshoe Lane.

Photos by gary mitchell All Events’ Start Times are approximate and may be re-scheduled according to entries on the day.

  • Hurdles entries are permitted on the day for Sunday Meetings only but not for Wednesday Evening Meetings.
  • Hurdles and extra Steeplechase events can be included in the Wednesday Evening Meetings if requested at least 7 days prior to the meeting and there are sufficient pre-entries.
  • Other field events can be staged if the requestors provide the field judges.
  • Females may compete with Males in all events.
  • Some middle distance events are Female only.
  • Under 13s may only compete in those events allowed by UK:Athletics rules. No 400m nor 3000ms
  • Under 11s cannot compete at the Wednesday Evening meetings
    (they must be 11 by 31st August 2017).
  • Entries from 5.30pm. There may separate desks for different events

Please note change of times for 14th June

Open 17 Schedule

Link to results and time table on old site

Information on the British Milers Club (BMC) races can be obtained from the British Milers Club web site.


PLEASE NOTE DISCUS, JAVELIN AND HAMMER are currently not included.

Pre-entries other than for seated throws to
The Organiser,
Temple Close,
Watford WD17 3DR
Tel 01923 230730
For pre-entries use On the day Entry form, one per event.
On the Day entry forms Word format 
On the Day entry forms PDF Format.
Cheques made payable to Watford Harriers. Please include a SAE for confirmation.

Seated throws – Limited numbers.
One event per athlete. Pre-entry required by the Monday before competition
to Await confirmation of entry.

Please note parking restrictions at the top of the page

Please note time restrictions on 800m, 1500m and 3000m in May, Jun, Jul and Aug

Athletes need to be registered with their NGB (National Governing Body)


The Sunday Minors Meetings are as follows

Sun  9th April Early Season Minors Meeting Results
10am-1pm       Under 7s,U9s,U11s &U13s Any three events from hurdles, sprints, MD, long jump, cricket ball , shot

Sun 11th June Mid Season Minors Meeting
10am-1pm       Under 7s,U9s,U11s &U13s Any three events from hurdles, sprints, MD, long jump, cricket ball, shot

Sun 10th Sep  End  Season Minors Meeting
10am-1pm       Under 7s,U9s,U11s &U13s Any three events from hurdles, sprints, MD, long jump, cricket ball, shot