Results catch up

Better late than never, a few results to catch up on. The YDL results for the lower and upper age group meetings are now available on the PoT.

YDL – Lower age group

YDL – Upper age group

There were some particularly strong performances for the throwers. At the U13/U15 meeting Regan Keating set a new club record of 8.57 metres in the under 13 shot, which takes her to number 4 in the West Midlands rankings. She came 2nd in the ‘A’ competition – Not bad after 6 weeks training and in her first competition!

In the upper age group Chrissie Prince set a new U17 Hammer record of 28.94 metres. Meanwhile Connor Notley was on fire setting two new club records:
  • U17 Hammer 41.84 metres (now ranked 2nd in W Mids)
  • U17 Discus 38.65 metres (now ranked 4th in W Mids)
He also threw a new PB of 12.09 metres in the U17 shot (now ranked 5th in W Mids) and is very close to breaking the club record, which has stood since 1993 (before he was born!)
Elsewhere Rob Andrew set a new Club record for the M50 1 mile of 4.42.58 at a BMC race in Oxford. Well done all!

Upper age YDL at Grantham on Sunday

Any under 17 and under 20 athletes who need a lift to Grantham on sunday…the minibus is leaving the ATHLETICS CLUB CAR PARK at 8.45 am. It’s £6.50 per person. Officials travel for free. If you are available to compete please let meg evans know as there are spaces on the team sheet x

Friday’s long jump on Thursday this week…

Apologies but I am unable to do long jump coaching the next two Fridays. This week, I will do it Thursday instead (6-8 pm) but next week there will be no long jump at all. Sorry for any inconvenience….I try to have a life in the school holidays! It’s back to normal from Friday 8th August, 5.30 -7pm. Hurdles is on as normal this Friday, 5.30 – 7pm. Thanks. Meg x

Kingsbury Parkrun – Grand Prix Race 6

4 brave runners battled through the monsoon on Saturday morning in the latest RSC Grand Prix event at Kingsbury Parkrun. Paul Davey was first home in 17.41 to take the top points. The other runners were Russell Simpson (17.55), Dean England (18.56) and Matt Powell (20.16). Updated results tables to follow shortly….

Laura Whittle sets new 5k club record

Laura Whittle showed she’s in great form ahead of the Commonwealth Games with a fantastic run at the prestigious Spitzen Leichathletik meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland. She set a new Club record of 15.20.92 in taking second place in the 5000m. This improved her previous best time by over six seconds set back in 2008 and puts Laura in 4th place on the 2014 British rankings. Well done Laura and all the best for the Games! 

100 club

The latest 100 club winners are:

  1. £50 – Mike Marshall
  2. £30 – Roy Humpherson
  3. £25 – Nick Corker
  4. £15 – Mick Browne
  5. £15 – Alex Buchanan
  6. £15 – Clive Hackforth

Well done all and thanks for your support. The next draw is on 27 November. If you’d like to join the 100 club please speak to John Mills

London 2012 stash

On Tuesday, Graham will be selling a load of London 2012 sports gear. All 2 quid or 3 for a fiver. All the money goes to the special needs school where his wife is Chair of Govenors. It’a all genuine Adidas and Stella Macartney stuff, T-shirts, Polo Shirts, Vests etc. Children’s sizes mainly but some adults too. See Graham on the track before or after training on Tues. Bring your money with you. x