On a cold late afternoon, more typical of a spring day in the UK, the first parent and child relay races of the year took place. The distance consisted of a 2km race where a parent and child passed the baton after each lap. The races were competitive but in good spirit and the atmosphere led to a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon despite the cold conditions. There was also an 800m individual race for boys and girls in the younger age groups. SPARTA will be looking to put the next athletics meeting on in March.