Harriers athletes put in some cracking performances on a less than perfect weekend for this years Championships. Between them they accumulated nineteen Gold Medals, thirteen Silver and three Bronze to add to a number of impressive PB’s set and Club Records.
Full Results for Saturday May 24th HERE
Full Results for Sunday May 25th HERE
In the U13 Girls 70m Hurdles, Charlotte Williams, who broke the eight year old Club Record the week before with her 12.4 sec run, broke it again in the Heats with 12.3 only to be pipped by Club mate Eloise Littlefair who ran 12.2 in winning the Heat setting another Club Record, the third time in two weeks by these girls. Eloise and Charlotte then went on to take first and second in the Final in times of 12.3 and 12.5 respectively. Neither girl stopped there though. Eloise went on to win the Shot Putt (8.24m), won the Discus (23.14m), finished 4th in the 100m (14.60sec) and 4th in the Long Jump 4.23m). Charlotte ran 14.90sec in the 100m, finished with a distance of 3.79m in the Long Jump, took 5th place in the High Jump with 1.25m and 5th in the Shot Putt (7.12m). These two U13 Girls are really pushing one another and can be real prospects in the future.
In other Hurdles Races there was a Bronze Medal for U13 Solomon Brown in the 75mH (15.30sec). U15 Cameron Massey took Silver in the 80mH (12.4) with the winner of that Race putting in a Championship Record. U15 Esme Pearse finished with a time of 13.4sec in the 75mH, the same time as she ran in the Heat. U17’s Morgan Angland and Polly Pearse contested the 80mH with Morgan taking a Silver (12.80) and Polly finishing 5th (13.40sec). Joe Pearse won the 110mH in 16.10 and Oliver Aspden won the Senior 110mH in 16.10. Phoebe Howe set a new PB by a tenth of a second in coming 4th in the U17 Women’s Hurdles (52.50sec). U20 Katie Buckingham took Silver in the 400mH in a really tight three way Race in a time of 67.60sec which was the same time as the winner and Roxanne Oliver took Bronze with a new PB of 67.80sec. Everyone was eagerly awaiting the ‘clash’ between Oliver Aspden and Connor Makin in the 400mH. Sadly, Oliver managed to hit virtually every Hurdle in the 110mH Final the day before and paid the price with a swollen and painful ankle. So once again, Connor had to run on his own and recorded 57.00sec in what effectively became a time trial and a PB by three tenths of a second.
In the Jumps there were some really good performances. Ben Aspinall cleared 12.97m in the U20 Triple Jump to win the contest and set a new PB and then went on to get another PB and a win in the Long Jump with 6.00m. Morgan Angland also set a new PB of 5.01m in winning the U17 Women’s Long Jump. U20 Joe Pearse who set a new High Jump PB of 1.93m the week before the Championships, took Gold with a jump of 1.85m and Silver in the U20 Men’s Long Jump with 5.92m. U17’s Olivia Brooks and Jane Saothong contested the Long Jump with Olivia finishing 8th (4.58m) and Jane 12th (4.04m) which was a new PB. Olivia then went and equaled her High Jump PB of 1.45m to take a Silver Medal Esme Pearse equaled her PB in the High Jump with 1.45m to just miss out on a medal in 4th place. Polly Pearse won the U17 High Jump with 1.55m, just 3cm off her personal best todate. U17 Ross Liddle added 20cm to his PB in the Long Jump to take a Silver Medal. Another PB was set by Cameron Massey in the U15 Long Jump with a leap of 5.43m.
In the Throws, Sarah Henton won the Senior Women’s Discus with 46.88m, U17 Connor Davison set three PB’s in the Hammer (27.45m), Discus (26.55m) and Shot Putt (10.51m). Jacob Roberts won the U15 Hammer with a throw of 39.33m, the second time in a fortnight that he has achieved the English Schools qualifying standard. Rebecca Orrell continued the run of success for the Club’s Throwers with victory in the U17 Women’s Hammer and a new PB of 47.59m, backed that up with a Silver Medal in the Discus (25.96m) and a Silver in the Shot (9.17m) and another PB. Polly Pearse came 7th in the U17 Javelin with (20.80m). U15 Cameron Massey took the Gold Medal in Discus (32.36m) which was a massive near 10 metre improvement over his 2013 best and then wasn’t far off his Shot Putt PB in winning Silver with 9.85m.
In the Sprinting events, there was a double Gold for Paul Coffey in the U20 Men’s 100m (11.40sec) & 200m (22.80sec) a new PB by four tenths of a second. In the U17 Men’s 100m Archie Braysford ran 11.80 to win his Heat and then improved to 11.60 in the Final to take Silver. Jake Almond (U17) also ran 11.80 in the Heat and then finished in 4th (12.00sec) in the Final. In the 200m Final Jake took Bronze with a time of 23.40sec which was just short of his PB. U15 Cameron Massey set yet another PB in the 200m with his 25.3sec in the Heat before finishing in 4th place in the Final (25.40sec). The conditions for sprinting on Saturday were far from ideal.
In the 40om U17 Huzaifa Hanif finished 3rd in his Heat (55.90sec) and placed 6th in the Final with (55.40sec). The Club were missing quite a few of its Middle Distance Runners at the Champs which was unfortunate, however, Liz Greenwood won the U17 Women’s 1500m in 4.55.00 after a ‘pedestrian’ opening two laps and then put the pedal to the floor over the last 600m. Grace Handley placed 5th in 5.05.20. The same two girls doubled up in the 3000m on Sunday and duly took Gold and Silver with Liz winning in a time of 10.25.00 and Grace 2nd in 10.51.60. U20 Katie Buckingham ran the 800m less than thirty minutes after the 400mH Final and ran a really solid 2.29.10 for 6th place. U20 Joseph Howe set a new PB in the 800m Heat (2.03.50) and then placed 7th in the Final with 2.06.40. We just had one competitor in the Senior 5000m which was V55 John Chaplin who came 6th in 18.13.20.