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Midlands T&F League – Abingdon 16/7

Posted: July 17, 2017 by Rascasse in Race reports, Uncategorized
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

English Schools Champs – 7/8 July

Posted: July 10, 2017 by Rascasse in Race reports

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

Midland Veteran League – 7 June

Posted: June 11, 2017 by Rascasse in Race reports, Uncategorized

The Midland veteran league meeting took place at Alexander Stadium on Wednesday.

Some great performances from the 13 athletes who turned out for us with several World Class performances !

There were several PBs  and one new Club record .

Lorna Foster set a new W50 Club record of 29.40m with the 3Kg Hammer.

Personal Bests were set yesterday by :

Fiona Smith 2000m Walk.

Paul Jenkins 3000m.

Paul Baker 200m and 800m.

Daniel Musson 800m.

A big thanks to our officials: Ruth, Nigel and Phil.

The next meeting is at Burton on Wednesday 28th June.

John Topliss

Midlands T&F League – 4 June

Posted: June 8, 2017 by Rascasse in Race reports

The T&F club squad put in a battling performance on Sunday, at the Midlands T&F meeting in Coventry.

We finally finished in 5th place with our very small team which had a super team spirit..

There were 14 events in which we had no athletes competing, but all of those who were able to make it put in some great performances resulting in twelve first places, nine second places and three third places.

Well done to everyone of you.

We spotted the following new personal bests.

Shaun Evans improved his 800m best by almost 5 seconds in winning the B 800m. In doing so he dipped under the symbolic 2 minutes mark, with some great front running (1’58.6).
This was the day after setting a new PB in taking first place in the 3000m at the BMC  PB Classic at Milton Keynes  !
The sprinters men did the magic treble, by winning both A&B races of the 100m, 200m and 400m. Well done Nicholas, Kane and Shem.
Kane also set a Division 3 League record for the 200m in 21.8.
Hannah Smith set a new PB in the 400m Hurdles, as did her Mum Fiona in the 200m.
A special thanks to our officials, RuthJaneDerekIanSherri, and Arnie who gave us the maximum points possible.
Power of ten results here
League Standings will eventually appear here.
The next meeting is at Abingdon on Sunday July 16th, with the last meeting at home on Saturday 5th August.
We are capable of a mighty comeback in this league, so lets get really strong teams out for both these meetings.
John Topliss

Midland Masters Champs – 4 June

Posted: June 8, 2017 by Rascasse in Race reports

Some world class results from our Masters athletes, over the week-end at the Midland Masters Champs, despite the mixed weather.

Janice Pryce W55
1st Triple Jump 9.55 m .New Championship Best Performance . No 1 UK Rankings 2017
1st Long Jump  4.11m. New Championship Best Performance . No 4 UK Rankings 2017
2nd 100m 15.6 No 8 UK Rankings.
Lorna Foster W50
1st Shot Put 9.05m
1st Discus 21.08m
2nd Hammer 27.92m . NEW CLUB RECORD ( Old record of 27.41m set by Fiona Smith in 2013) No 9 UK Rankings 2017.
(Lorna is No 5 in Discus and No 7 in Shot with earlier performances.
Donald Brown M50
1st 100mH 14.1 . New Championship Best Performance . No 1 UK Rankings 2017. NEW CLUB RECORD ( old record of 14.34 set by Donald in 2015). Since Donald’s time of 14.34 is the BRITISH RECORD there appears to be no mention in the results that this is a New British Record ? Maybe no wind gauge.
1st 100m 12.3 .No 4 UK Rankings 2017
1st 200m 25.4  No 6 UK Rankings 2017
1st Shot 11.40m
Kevin Brown M50
1st Discus 47.49m. New Championship Best Performance . No 1 UK Rankings 2017. I thought that this was also a NEW CLUB RECORD but found that Kevin threw 47.72m in 2016 in winning the Inter Area Meeting whilst representing the Midlands.
2nd Shot 10.67m
Full results are here.
Well done Janice, Lorna,Donald and Kevin!
John Topliss

It was a golden day for many of the Royal Sutton Coldfield athletes who attended the Warwickshire County Track and Field Championships at Nuneaton.

Charlotte Hey U15 1500m County Champion

Fifteen County titles were won by Sutton athletes last weekend including one in the Staffordshire Championships. The haul of medals included fifteen golds, two silvers and two bronzes. Two of the throwers attained English Schools’ qualifying distances, notably Megan Sharman with a personal best of 36.90m in the Hammer and Jasmine Walker who threw 34.97m in the javelin, breaking the County Championship record by over 6 metres. The fact that the club is becoming much stronger in the throwing competitions was evidenced by gold medals for under-13 Ethan Cook in the discus and for under-17 James Ward who won double gold in the discus and hammer. In addition, Elsa Buchanan threw a personal best of 21.36m in the javelin. In the senior women, Chrissie Prince remarkably won triple silver medals in the hammer, shot and discus with Sheri Smart gaining bronze in the discus.

Jasmine Walker U15 Javelin County Champion

The sprints were dominated by two impressive athletes. Up and coming under-13 star Isobel Male blew away the opposition in the 100m (13.04s) and the 200m (26.85s) and the senior men’s events were dominated by Kane Howitt who won the sprint double with the stunning times of 10.72s and 21.48s in the 100m and 200m respectively. Not to be outdone, Shem Nelson took the 400m in a time of 52.26s. There was also a personal best of 11.7s for under-17 Cameron Harris in the 100m.

Under-13 girl Sian Duval became the 800m Staffordshire champion by beating off some strong opposition with a very respectable 2m-33.7s. Her brother under-17 Lewis Duval also ran a personal best time of 4m-31.3s in the 1500m. Rising star Charlotte Prince won the 800m in a time of 2m-39.3s to become Warwickshire champion and she also took silver with a strong race in the 1500m event. Under-15 Charlotte Hey won gold in a blistering 1500m race against very strong opposition in a personal best time of 4m-57.2s. On the previous day Charlotte also took bronze with a personal best of 2m-26.4s plus she achieved personal bests in the javelin and long jump. In the U20 men’s 3000m steeplechase, there was a clear victory for Alex Blackham with a time of 10m-50.6s. Other notable performances came from Frederic Tremblay, 4th in the senior men’s 800m, and Tom Chew, also 4th in the 1500m,  running a Personal Best in the process.

Other personal bests were achieved by Caitlin White (1500m), Martha Wood (800m), Lucy Carey (1500m), Zara Buchanan (1500m) and Hannah Smith in the hammer. The U11 boy’s Quadkids competition was dominated by winner Harrison North. His performances included a club record of 29.12m in the ‘Howler’ throw and a time of 10.8s in the 75m.

Well done to everyone that competed for these great results!

Full Power Of Ten results can be found here.

Report by Brian Higson

Midlands T&F League – Telford 6 May

Posted: May 10, 2017 by Rascasse in Race reports
Great performances on Saturday by everyone with an excellent team spirit.
Things will only get better as the season goes along and we can fill in all the gaps in our team sheet…

The results are shown below and are also on The Power of 10 (link).

The final places were:
1st – Telford
2nd – Abingdon
3rd – BRAT
4th – Coventry
5th – RSC
6th – Newport.

Noticeable results:
Alex Jones improved his PB in the 800m from 1.59.5 to 1.58.1
Tom Parkes improved his PB in the 1500m  from 4.42.3 to 4.33.9
Ellen Humpherston improved her PB in the 1500m from 5 .10.8 to 5.09
Fiona Smith set new PBs in both the Long Jump and 400m in the W50 category
Kevin Brown was very close to his M50 Club record in taking second place in the Shot. The Mens 4x100m ( Nick P/Lee H/Shem N/Kane H) and 4x400m ( Lee H/Alex J/Shem N/Nick P) were also very close to the Club records in taking first place in both relays.
A special thanks to our officials: Ian Smith, Nigel Underwood, Derek Prince, Sherri Smart and Fiona Smith.
Our next meeting is at Coventry on Sunday 4th June so lets hope for warmer weather !
Report by John T