13th July 2009

Weekend Round Up


13 July 2009

British athletes overseas …
European Mountain Running Championships, Telfes im Stubai, Austria
12 July

The Aviva Great Britain and Northern Ireland team was out in force with four teams sent to the European Mountain Running Championships in Austria and came home with three team bronze medals. In the Senior Women’s event Martina Strähl from Switzerland claimed first place with 54.39. The GB team of Kate Goodhead (Stroud) 8th 58.34, Katie Ingram (Horwich) 9th 58.37, Rebecca Robinson (Kendal) 17th 60.46 and Clare McKittrick (Charnwood) 28th 62.40.

With three to count in the team event GB were third with 34 points. In the Senior Men’s event Ahmet Arslam from Turkey claimed first place with 58.26. The GB team of Orlando Edwards (Shaftesbury Barnet) 19th 62.05, Gareth Raven (Sale Harriers Manchester) 27th 63.42, James Walsh (Leeds City) 30th 64.00 and Adam Osborne (Leeds City) 34th 64.31. The three to count team event saw GB finish in seventh with 76 points.

In the Junior Women’s event Derya Altintas from Turkey claimed first place with 23.15. The GB team of Gina Paletta (Wrexham) 6th 23.45, Victoria Graves (City of York U20) 9th 24.03 and Blue Haywood (Lincoln Wellington U20) 13th 24.41. With only two to count in the team event GB finished in third place with 15 points. In the Junior Men’s event Yusuf Alici from Turkey claimed first place with 50.29. The GB team of Scott McDonald (Central) 5th 53.06, Alexander Hendry (Central) 13th 54.25, Robbie Simpson (Deeside Runners) 14th 54.34 and Ricky Challinor (Liverpool) 42nd 59.14. The three to count team event saw GB finish in third place with 32 points.

2nd Trail World Challenge, Serre Chevalier, France
12 July

WHILE the track championships were being held in Italy and at home, the athletes at Serre Chevalier were competing at a distance up to 1000 times longer than the short sprint distance! The event was over 100km (62.5 miles). The mens race saw Andy Rankin (Muddy Mucky Munkeys) finish in seventh place in a time of 7 hours 41 minutes 19 seconds which was a pb and Allen Smalls (Colchester) in 17th place 8:38.22 behind the winner from France, Thomas Lorblanchet 6:38.18. In the women’s race Angela Mudge (Carnethy V35) finished in a fine second place 8:12.29 with Elizabeth Hawker (Road Runners Club) one place behind in third place 8:22.21.

Salamanca Grand Prix, Spain
8 July

TWO British athletes competed in Salamanca and both recorded pbs. Dwayne Grant (Blackheath & Bromley) finished second in his 100m race with 10.37 (1.3) and Chris Clarke (Marshall Milton Keynes) ran 46.33 in the 400m to finish in fourth place.

… and at home
English Schools Championships, Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield
10-11 July

MOST of the best athletes still at school in England were competing for their respective counties and not their clubs at Sheffield to contest their own ‘Olympics’ against the best athletes from every county in the country. There were many outstanding performances and championship best performances came from Clovis Asong (Manchester) in the junior boys 400m to go first on the all-time lists. Oliver Bradfield (Norfolk) in the junior boys javelin. Middlesex in the senior boys 4x100m relay. Jessica Judd (Essex) in the junior girls 1500m who won by a massive 14.5 seconds. Georgia Peel (Hampshire) in the intermediate girls 1500m who won by 11 seconds to go third on the all-time lists. Emelia Gorecka (Surrey) in the intermediate girls 3000m who won by nine seconds. Abi Carter (Humberside) in the intermediate girls hammer where the first three broke the previous best performance to go second on the all-time lists. (Louise Webb (Hampshire) in the new senior girls 1500mSC event. Abigail Haywood (West Yorkshire) in the senior girls pole vault. Sophie Hitchon in the senior girls hammer.

The following were winners in their respective finals:

Junior boys

100m Jamie Wilkes (West Midlands) 11.34. 200m Alexander Kiwomya (South Yorkshire). 400m Clovis Asong (Manchester) 48.86 (championship best performance). 800m Chris McGahan (Manchester) 2:01.11. 1500m Michael McKeown (West Midlands) 4:07.12. 80mH James Taylor (Staffordshire) 11.09. 4x100m Relay London 44.49. High Jump Zino Mario Ghae (Norfolk) 1.87m. Long Jump Joel Grenfell (Cambridgeshire)  6.54m (-1.2). Triple Jump Efe Uwaifo (Hertfordshire) 12.90m (-0.8). Pole Vault Tadgh Healy (Kent) 3.65m (on countback). Shot Luke Roach-Christie (Middlesex) 14.90m. Javelin Oliver Bradfield (Norfolk) 60.42m  (championship best performance). Discus Nick Perey (Hampshire) 44.72m. Hammer Ashley Gilder (Nottinghamshire) 64.94m.

Intermediate boys

100m David Bolarinwa (London) 10.88. 200m Jordan Arthur (Middlesex) 21.67. 400m Luke South (South Yorkshire) 49.65. 800m Tom Guy (Staffordshire) 1:54.76. 1500m Luke Carroll (Gloucestershire). 3000m Tom Curr (Gloucestershire) 8:37.14. 1500mSC Jamie Crompton (Manchester) 4:20.43. 100mH Themba Lukana (Northamptonshire) 12.93. 400mH Ben Hopkins (Kent) 54.32. 4x100m Relay London 42.27. High Jump Billy Falconer (Essex) 1.96m. Long Jump James Davies (Lancashire) 7.00m (0.2). Triple Jump Julien Allwood (Surrey) 14.70m (4.7). Pole Vault Aaron Kaye Essex 4.40m. Shot Matt Halton (Cornwall) 17.34m. Javelin Sam Taylor-Outridge (Buckinghamshire) 64.23m. Discus Adam Damadzic (Herefordshire & Worcestershire) 51.18m. Hammer  Andrew Elkins (Dorset) 63.34m.

Senior boys

100m Deji Tobias (Bedfordshire) 10.63. 200m Junior Ejehu (London) 21.35. 400m Ross McDonald (West Midlands) 48.04. 800m Robbie Schofield (Lancashire) 1:50.38.1500m Alex Cornwell (Essex) 3:50.95. 3000m Tom Farrell (Cumbria) 8:25.02. 110mH Emmanuel Okpokiri (Essex) 14.18. 400mH Niall Flannery (Northumberland) 51.98. 2000mSC: Tommy Bryant (London) 5:56.05. 4x100m Relay Middlesex 41.28 (championship best performance). High Jump Samuel Bailey (Essex) 2.08m (on countback). Long Jump Adam Timms (West Yorkshire) 7.16m (-1.5). Triple Jump Kola Adedoyin (Surrey) 15.63m (-0.8). Pole Vault Cameron Walker-Shepherd (Avon) 4.70m (on countback). Shot Anthony Oshodi (Essex) 16.71m. Discus – Curtis Griffith-Parker (London) 54.52m. Javelin Matthew Hunt (Humberside) 68.78m. Hammer Andrew Jordon (Surrey) 62.87m.

Junior girls

100m Clieo Stephenson (Norfolk) 12.24. 200m Desree Henry (Middlesex) 24.21. 800m Chelsea Jarvis (Merseyside) 2:14.65. 1500m Jessica Judd (Essex) 4:23.58 (championship best performance). 75mH Yasmin Miller (Derby) 11.04. 4x100m Relay West Yorkshire 48.50. High Jump Kate Anson (Merseyside) 1.70m. Long Jump Nikita Campbell Smith (West Midlands) 5.57m (0.6). Shot Lucy Chadwick (Lancashire) 11.66m. Discus Debra Blanney (Essex) 33.92m. Javelin Laura McDonald (Norfolk) 43.13m.

Intermediate girls

100m Makeda Lewis (Middlesex) 12.17. 200m Jennie Batten (Gloucestershire) 23.92. 300m Amy Allcock (Surrey) 38.68. 800m Katie Snowdon (London) 2:10.49. 1500m Georgia Peel (Hampshire) 4:16.24 (championship best performance). 3000m Emelia Gorecka (Surrey) 9:35.79 (championship best performance). 80mH Geogia Atkins (Essex) 11.12. 300mH Laura Burke (Surrey) 42.94. 4x100m Relay Middlesex 47.08. High Jump Isobel Pooley (Hampshire) 1.74m. Long Jump Jazmine Sawyers (Staffordshire) 5.58m (-2.5). Triple Jump Montana Jackson (Suffolk) 11.99 (-0.1). Pole Vault Ellie Besford (Essex) 3.70m. Shot Yasmin Spencer (Derbyshire) 12.35m. Discus Samantha Miller (Suffolk) 40.06m. Javelin Freya Jones (Hampshire) 43.64m. Hammer Abi Carter (Humberside) 52.27m (championship best performance).

Senior girls

100m Lauretta Curtis (Derbyshire) 12.04. 200m Emily Diamond (Avon) 23.85. 400m Laura Wake (Hertfordshire) 54.36. 800m Leigh Lennon (Lancashire) 2:08.12. 1500m Laura Weightman (Northumberland) 4:24.96. 3000m Charlotte Purdue (Hampshire) 9:29.66. 1500mSC – Louise Webb (Hampshire) 4:44.83 (championship best performance – new event). 100mH Stephanie Gaynor (Hertfordshire) 14.18. 400mH Lauren Bouchard (Essex) 59.84. 4×100 Relay Hertfordshire 47.97. High Jump Mae Sasegbon (Hertfordshire) 1.75m. Long Jump Lorraine Ugen (London) 5.94m (-3.1). Triple Jump Laura Samuel (Leicestershire) 12.63 (1.2). Pole Vault Abigail Haywood (West Yorkshire) 3.80m (championship best performance). Shot Hannah Evenden (West Yorkshire) 13.30m. Discus Tesni Woods (Nottinghamshire) 44.52m. Javelin Jemma Tewkesbury (Dorset) 41.87m. Hammer Sophie Hitchon (Lancashire) 61.65m (championship best performance).