Much to the surprise of everyone present, the Lower YDL athletes were not victorious at Tipton. Despite a number of athletes achieving first and second place, they were pipped to the post by Dudley and Stourbridge who achieved 482 points to RSC 481. All the athletes present, worked really hard to produce in the majority of cases new PBs.
A big well done in particular to those athletes who took part in events that they were not familiar with and in some cases with very little notice – Harriet Martin, Jess Cope, Jack Wakefield, Caitlin Ralph, Zara Buchanan, James Moran and David Iliffe.
Some of our young athletes are doing particularly well in the Power of 10 rankings – Isabel Male, Daniel Olatundun, Elsa Buchanan and Maddie Hammond.
For the future, an analysis of the results from Tipton, shows that the Dudley and Stourbridge team fielded athletes in a larger number of events which enabled them to accumulate more points.
The good news is that after two of four competitions, RSC are joint first with Bicester on 13 points; DASH (Dudley and Stourbridge) and Tamworth are joint third with 11 points. However, the next two competitions are hosted by DASH and Tamworth, so it will need a big turn out for RSC to maintain first place.
Let’s go for it Royal Sutton!