Midlands T&F League – Abingdon 16/7

Although we had a few last minute withdrawals due to injuries, the 21 athletes who competed put in some outstanding performances.
The mens 4x400m relay team of Kane Howitt (52.4), Alex Jones (50.7), Shem Nelson (49.9) and Nicholas Pryce (48.7) finished in first place and set a new Division 3 record of 3.21.7 (was 3.21.9) and also a new Club record ( was 3.24.5 set in 2016). Prior to 2016 the club record was set in 1989.
The mens 4x100m relay team of Cameron Harris (first time competing in Senior League), Nicholas Pryce, Shem Nelson and Kane Howitt finished in first place and set a new Club record of 43.4 (was 43.7 set in 2016).

Up to a couple of years ago the record was 44.1 also set in 1989 which I was in.

Kane Howitt set a new Division 3 Record in winning the 200m in 21.6 (the old record of 21.8 was set by Kane at the previous League meeting at Coventry).
Additionally there were ten first place finishes ,five second place finishes and four third place finishes.
1st Places
Kane Howitt  100m (10.80) Equals PB, 200m ( 21.6) PB.
Nicholas Pryce  200m B (23.4), 400m (50.1).
Shem Nelson 400m B (51.7).
Shaun Evans 1500m ( 4.02.7). A very comfortable win for Shaun.
Kevin Brown Discuss 42.34m (Seasons Best).

Katie Ingle  1500m 4.31.7 .PB (was 4.34.72). Also a very comfortable win for Katie.

1500m, Katie Ingle
1500m, Katie Ingle
Chrissie Prince Hammer 40.63m.
Sherrie Smart Hammer B  30.66 (Seasons Best).
Second Places
Nicholas Pryce 100m B (11.0).
Kane Howitt Long Jump B 5.32m.
Alex Jones 800m 1.59.7 (Another sub 2 from Alex).
Jake Underwood Triple Jump 11.26m.
Hannah Smith 100mH 20.1 Seasons Best.
Third Places
Charmaine Riley -Nelson 200m B 27.8 Seasons Best.
Hannah Smith 400mH 84.9.
Ellen Humpherston 800m 2.27.5 PB (was 2.32.1).
Janice Pryce TJ 9.26m.
Lorna Foster Discus B 22.79m.
Additional PBs
Shem Nelson Javelin!
Alex Blackham 5000m.
Lucy Keig High Jump (Equals PB).
Fiona Smith Long Jump.
Additional Seasons Bests
Jake Underwood Long Jump / High Jump.
Kevin Brown Hammer.
Joella Spencer 100m and 200m.
Charmaine Riley-Nelson 100m.
Janice Pryce Javelin.
Fiona Smith Javelin.
As well as Cameron H we had two other Under 17s competing in this League for the first time: Lucy Keig and Ryan Humphries. Great to have you on board.
A special thanks to our officials: Nigel Underwood, Ian Smith, Derek Prince, Sherrie Smart, Fiona Smith, Charlie Prince and Maddy Underwood.
I hope I have not missed anyone.
The link to the full results will be posted here when available.
Let’s have a strong turnout at the last league meeting which takes place on our home ground at Windley on Saturday the 5th August.
John Topliss

PBs at Open Meetings

Thanks to John T for sending us some great results from recent open meetings. There were two new PBs at the Loughborough open meeting for Alex and Shaun:

  • Alex Jones 800m 1.56.26 (was 1.57.7)
  • Shaun Evans 1500m 3.54.34 ( was 3.56.8)
At Leamington there was a massive 8 second PB for Kane in the 400m and great runs by Shem and Joella:
  • Kane Howitt 1st 400m 49.45 PB (was 57.25) . No excuse now not to run in 4x400m
  • Shem Nelson 2nd 400m 51.36 Seasons Best
  • Joella Spencer 3rd 100m 13.28

English Schools Champs – 7/8 July

The club had no less than 4 athletes at the English School Championships, at Alexander Stadium on Friday and Saturday .
They were all representing West Midlands Schools  and put in some excellent performances.

Results are in :

Junior Boys
800m Joe Martin 1st in Heat 4 ( 2.03.90 ) 4th in Final (2.03.05)
ESAA BadgeJunior Girls
Hammer Megan Sharman  5th 38.43m.    New Club record!
Javelin   Jasmine Walker   7th 36.37m. New Club record!
Senior Girls
Hammer Chrissie Prince 10th 38.70m.
Full results on the ESAA website.
Well done to Joe, Megan, Jasmine and Chrissie.
We are all proud of you.
John Topliss

No training on Friday

There is no training on Friday because the track is being used to set up for the Sutton Community Games, which takes place this weekend.

The Sutton Community Games is taking place at Wyndley this weekend.  All the sport clubs of Sutton will be there offering a chance for you to try their sport.  You can come and try the long jump from 2 – 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.  Everyone is welcome so bring your friends and family.

Katie Ingle wins bronze at British Champs

A super performance (as seen on TV) by Katie Ingle gave her the bronze medal  in the 3000 metres Steeplechase at the British Champs in a time of 10.02.34. Thoroughly deserved and a great reward for all the hard work she has put in. This was more than a ten second improvement over her previous lifetime best of 10.13.99 and is a new Club record.

Well done Katie we are all proud of you!!!

Midland Vets League – 28 June

It was a cold and wet evening and sprint times were a little slow but our rather small team put in some excellent performances.Here are a few I have picked out.

  • Lorna Foster Hammer (4Kg) 24.13m . New PB. Chasing Fiona’s club record.
  • Fiona Smith 2000m Walk 13.34.1. New PB (10 sec improvement ) .Chasing Zeta McDonalds club record set in 2007. Hammer 22.16m (3Kg ) Seasons best.
  • Janice Pryce . Won both the Long Jump and Triple Jump with good performances in the conditions.
  • Richard Henry 400m 59.9 ( M40 PB) . Said that he really enjoyed running a 400m or was it NEVER AGAIN.
  • Matthew Bennett . 1500m 5.07.7 ( PB)
  • Daniel Musson  400m 70.3 (PB) , 1500m 5.36.7 (PB)
  • Paul Baker Long Jump 3.45m ( PB),400m 66.4 ( Equals PB)
  • Trevor Lewis 400m 71.0 (PB) First ever track meet. Also ran in the Medley Relay team.
  • Ed Saunders Pole Vault 2.30 (M45 PB),Long Jump 4.12m (M45 PB),Discus 17.15m (M45 PB)
  • Donald Brown . Won both his M50 events (100m and Shot) and took second place in the M35  100m  with the same time as the winner.

A special thanks to Ruth D, Ian S and Phil P. Burton AC have acknowledged the help they received from all officials which helped the meeting to run smoothly.

Well done everyone. The next meeting is at Sutton on the 19th July so no excuses not to be there (John T).

More records for Muninder

MuninderOn a very hot Saturday at Doncaster Muninder Singh Hayer had the perfect last competition prior to competing in The World Racerunning Championships in Denmark from the 9th to the 15th July. in blazing sunshine and with temperatures well over 30 degrees, he competed over 200, 400 and 800 metres over the space of 5 hours. He set New World Records over 200 and 800 metres knocking 1.5 seconds off the 200 record and 5 seconds off the 800 record. In addition he set a new PB over 400 metres. This was just about the perfect preparation for Denmark and he is travelling with high expectations of winning Gold Medals and further improving theses records. Muninder’s Coach Graham Felton is now working with Muninder on final preparations and a few last minute tweaks and is confident that he will have a very successful championships.

British Masters Championships

Here’s the results from the BMAF Champs sent in by John T:

  • Janice Pryce W55 – 1st Triple Jump 9.55m (Seasons best, Not far off her British record she set last year and top of the 2017 UK rankings); 4th Long Jump 3.98m
  • Lorna Foster W50 – 4th Discus 25.27m (New Club record); 4th Shot Put 8.74m (2cm from Bronze medal); 7th Hammer 29.10m (very close to her Club record of 29.40m)
  • Kevin Brown M50 – 1st Discus 45.78m (close to his best) – No 1 in 2017 UK rankings.
  • Donald Brown M50 – 4th 100m 12.05 ( Seasons Best)  2nd,3rd and 4th all given same time. Just behind winner in 11.95; 2nd 200m 24.91 (Seasons Best); 2nd Shot Put 11.29m; 3rd 100m Hurdles 15.61 . Unfortunately there was a clash of arms in the final which restricted Donald’s performance. He is the current British record holder and is leading this years UK rankings with 14.70.
  • David Price M75 – 2nd Javelin 24.71m