New logo and website launched
BASC has a new logo designed to emphasise that we are for athletics supporters. A new strapline emphasises that our members are supporting British athletes.
At the same time, our new website has gone live. The website is a shop window for the club, so the main emphasis is on showing why athletics fans should join the British Athletics Supporters Club. There is still news and information for club members. The construction of the site recognises that more and more people are accessing the internet via their mobile phones, so as well as a responsive interface, it is built for swiping down to view content.
Summer season ticket ballots announced
BASC has announced that club members will be able to secure tickets for this summer's British Athletics meets through a club ballot. As usual these will be in prime locations. The ballot will be dran before the public ballots.
The reason for these only being available through a ballot is due to the social distancing required for spectators. The ballot for the Muller Anniversary Games (London) to be held on Tuesday 13 July are available from 10 March through the club - members have been notified of details. Tickets for the Muller British Championships on 26-27 June (Manchester) will also be notified to members.
BBC broadcasts World Indoor Tour
The BBC have announced broadcast details for the World Indoor Tour gold events. All are currently set for transmission on the BBC red Button except the 9th Feb which is only to be on-line or the iPlayer.
- Lievin, France - Tuesday, 9 February - 19:15-21:30 - iPlayer and BBC Sport website
- New York, USA - Saturday, 13 February - 21:00-23:00 - BBC Red Button, iPlayer and BBC Sport website
- Torun, Poland - Wednesday, 17 February - 17:00-19:00 - BBC Red Button, iPlayer and BBC Sport website
- Madrid, Spain - Wednesday, 24 February - 17:00-19:00 - BBC Red Button, iPlayer and BBC Sport website
Keep an eye on the BBC web site as they sometimes make late changes to schedules.
Also follow World Athletics as events may not be shown by the BBC but can be viewed on YouTube usually live and then can be viewed for some time after.
January Backtrack out now!
The January edition of Backtrack is out now! Packed full of great articles!
We have interviews with Libby Clegg and Adam Cotton, columns by Beth Dobbin and club president, Katharine Merry. Plus a touch of nostalgia looking at Colin Jackson's indoor career. Also reflections on Bill Nankeville and club stalwart Jack Miller following their recent deaths.
There's club news, regular column from our chairman, as well as a look at the future of the Diamond League. As we were forced to scrap our annual awards last season, we take a look back over the last decade of BASC annual awards, plus more on the club's history.
So make yourself a cup of tea, put your feet up and settle down for a great read when your copy arrives!
BASC stalwart Jack Miller's death announced
Sadly, the death of former BASC Chairman Jack Miller, has been announced. As many members will know, Jack has been in poor health for some time. Unfortunately, he was admitted to hospital with an infection but whilst there he tested positive for Covid-19 and whilst he initially seemed to be fighting the virus, it got the better of him and he died on Tuesday 15th December. BASC's condolences go to Jack's family.