16 July 2014

Middle Distance Squad - Welsh International result

Caelidh competes at Welsh International

Caelidh Ross represented the U20 England Midlands Team at the Welsh International last night in the 800m.
She had been selected to compete after winning the Midland Championships several weeks ago. Caelidh finished in 5th place with her time of 2:11.07. Well done Caelidh!

Middle Distance Squad- Charnwood Open results

Charnwood Open results from Wednesday 9th July.

There were only a few athletes who competed at the Charnwood Open Meeting on Wednesday 9th July because the event was on the eve of the English Schools Championships.

Elsie Robinson U11g had an outstanding run to finish in 11th place in heat 1 of the 1500m with a time of 5:48.69. This was the first time that Elsie had run this distance, but with times like this, she will definitely be one to watch.

Emma Gascoigne U13g finished in 4th place in heat 2 of the 1500m and her time of 5:20.16 bettered her previous best by 10 seconds.

Under 17 men Pascal Bouttier-Butler and Jack Thomson were both 9th in their respective 1500m heats. Pascal ran 4:30.46 and Jack ran 4:16.72.

13 July 2014

Middle Distance Squad - Results from English Schools Championships

Gold for Ben in the 3000m at English Schools Championships

Ben Dijkstra won gold in the Inter Boys 3000m at the English Schools Championships, which was held in Birmingham on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th July. Ben has enjoyed tremendous success and yesterdays race was another medal to add to his ever growing collection.  He ran a well controlled race to ensure he was victorious, despite being a bottom aged inter boy and he added this gold to his 1500m gold from last years Junior Boys race. His time was 8:40.69

Also in the same race as Ben was Alfie Thomspon, who finished in 13th place in a time of 9:02.99.

Caelidh Ross and Mari Smith both made it through to the Senior Girls 800m final and finished in 6th place and 8th place with their times of 2:11.24 and 2:14.81 respectively.

In the 1500m Sam Stevens finished in 9th place in the Inter Boys final with his time of 4:04.98 and Jordan Waine was 10th in the Junior Girls final in 4:48.15.

Each of the athletes gave a great account of themselves, with many of them experiencing a competition where there are qualifying heats and finals for the first time.

Full results:

Senior Women
Mari Smith 3rd place h2 2:10.53 and 8th place Final 2:14.81
Caelidh Ross 2nd place h3 2:12.32 and 6th place Final 2:11.24

Inter Boys
Sam Stevens 4th place h2 4:01.35 and 9th place Final 4:04.98
Junior Girls
Jordan Waine 5th place h1 4:45.60 and 10th place Final 4:48.15

Inter Boys
Ben Dijkstra 1st place Final 8:40.69
Alfie Thompson 13th place Final 9:02.99

06 July 2014

Middle Distance Squad Results - BMC Coventry

Results from Coventry BMC

An eight second PB shoots U17 athlete Ben Dijkstra straight to 3rd on the Power of 10 rankings. The youngster reduced his personal best performance to 3:56.5 in the 1500m 'A' race but he was hard pushed by team mate, Sam Stevens, whose time of 3:57.3 was also a pb by 5 seconds and he follows Ben by going to 5th place on the Power of 10 rankings.

New personal best performances for Jordan Waine, Rhea Cooper, Jack Thomson and Amrik Gill meant that the youngsters had a successful meeting!

Full results:

Jordan Waine U15g 8th place race 'D' 2:21.0
Megan Rowley U15g 4th place race 'E' 2:29.8
Rhea Cooper U15g 7th place race 'E' 2:33.9

Ben Dijkstra U17 men 1st place race 'A' 3:56.5
Sam Stevens U17 men 2nd place 'A' race 3:57.3
Alfie Thompson U17 men 10th place 'A' race 4:17.6
Jack Thomson U17 men 3rd place 'B' race 4:12.9
Amrik Gill U17 men 3rd place 'C' race 4:23.1
Pascal Bouttier-Butler U17 men 5th place 'C' race 4:26.3

Middle Distance Result from Trafford Grand Prix

Let's hear it for the girls!

Mari Smith and Caelidh Ross (both U20 women) pulled out personal best performances at the Trafford Grand Prix, Manchester on Tuesday 1st July.

Mari had been threatening to revise her personal best time over the 800m by running close to it in her last few races. She had been peppering the 2:10 mark in her last few races and it was on Tuesday night that she ran 2:07.43, which was a second inside her previous best of 2:08.51.

Caelidh ran 4:27.93 for the 1500m, which is an improvement  of 7 seconds. Following on from her win at the Midland U20 Championships a few weeks ago, Caelidh has been selected to compete for the England Midlands U20's at the Welsh Athletics International on 15th July! Not only that, but as a result of winning the Scottish Indoor U18 800m earlier in the year, she has also been selected to represent Scotland in the Celtic Games in Dublin in August! Congratulations to her in these achievements!

24 June 2014

England Athletics U20/U23 Championship results

Results from the U20/U23 England Athletics Championships 21st - 22nd June

There was representation from seven athletes who competed at the U20/U23 England Athletics Championships at Bedford over the weekend. Their achievements were particularly pleasing because a number of the athletes have only just moved into this age group and will still have another two years to make even more of an impact.

Six was the number for the Coritanians with Elliot Powell in 6th in his 200m race with a clocking of 21.88, George Drake was 6th in the triple jump with 14.48m and Forrest Francis was 6th in the shot put with 13.82.

Caitlin Harding was 7th in the triple jump final in 11.01m.

Full results:

U20 men

Elliot Powell 2nd place heat 1 21.53 and 6th place final 21.88
Alex Morris 7th place heat 2 51.04
Forrest Francis 6th place 13.82m
Forrest Francis 14th place 43.13m
George Drake 6th place 14.48m

U20 women

Mari Smith 6th place heat 2 2:14.36
Caelidh Ross 7th place heat 2 2:15.45
Caitlin Harding 7th place 11.01m

Prestwold 6

Prestwold 6

Well done and thanks to everyone who ran at Prestwold yesterday. The team won the open race with the 4 counting members in the top ten.

The full results are on the Barrow runners website.

The next two league races are the Hungarton 7 on Wednesday 2nd July at 7.15. Entry details are on the Wreake Runners website followed by Hermitage 10kms on 20th July Entry details can be found on the Hermitage Harriers website.