16 September 2014

Middle Distance Squad - Charnwood Open Meeting results

Results from the 'Stars of the Future' Charnwood Opening Meeting at Loughborough on Sunday 7th September.

There were some fine end of season performances from the young athletes who competed at the Charnwood Open Meeting on Sunday 7th September.

Full results:

Rhea Cooper U15g 6th place heat 2 2:33.59
Emma Gascoigne U13g 2nd place heat 1 2:37.23
Chloe Bubb U13g 6th place heat 1 2:50.76
Zena Challenger U13g 4th place heat 1 2:34.26
Emma Richards U13g 5th place heat 1 2:37.73

Scarlett Lewin U11g 6th place heat 2 2:08.26

11 September 2014

Middle Distance Squad Results - Watford Open Meeting

Results from the Watford Open Meeting - Wednesday 10th September

Amrik Gill finished his track season with a personal best performance in the 800m with a time of 2:09.70. This was an improvement of 2 seconds. Matt Griffiths was just outside of his personal best with 2:09.65.

The results of those athletes who competed in the BMC races (which are incorporated in the Open Meeting) will be entered on the website as soon as they become available.

Middle Distance Squad - Corby Open Meeting results

3rd place for Elsie at Open Meeting

Elsie Robinson (u11g) finished in 3rd place in the 1200m at the Northamptonshire Athletics Network Young Athletes and Masters Open Meeting. The youngster ran a great time of 4:25.8 at the meeting on Sunday.

The results for those athletes who competed at the Charnwood Open Meeting on Sunday will be put on the website as soon as they become available.

Middle Distance Squad - UK School Games

Gold for Ben at the UK School Games

Fresh from his Youth Olympic Triathlon gold medal, Ben Dijkstra made light work of the 3000m in the UK School Games in Manchester last week. His time of 8:30.63 was 8 seconds quicker than second placed athlete Emile Cairess who was representing the North East.

Team mate, Sam Stevens won a bronze medal in the 1500m with a time of 4:02.48.

02 September 2014

Middle Distance Squad - Bronze for Sam

Bronze for Sam at England Athletics U15/U17 Championships

Sam Stevens U17 men won the bronze medal at the England Athletics U15/U17 Championships which was held at Bedford over the weekend. The youngster ran 8:37.27 for the 3000m and was only 1 second outside of his personal best.

In the same race, Alfie Thompson ran a personal best time of 8:51.29 to finish in 11th place.

Both boys times place them on the Power of 10 rankings, with Sam sitting in 6th place and Alfie in 21st place.

Well done boys!

Middle Distance Squad - Watford Open

PB for Mari at Watford Open Meeting

Mari Smith achieved a personal best time in the 1500m at the Watford Open Meeting on Wednesday 27th August. Her time was 4:32.73 and this currently ranks her at 22nd place on the Power of 10 rankings in the U20 age group.

19 August 2014

Middle Distance Squad - Ben Youth Olympic Champion

Ben celebrates win at Youth Olympic Championships

Leicester Coritanian's Ben Dijkstra is celebrating becoming the Youth Olympic Champion in Triathlon in Nanjing, China.

It was down to the wire with New Zealand's Daniel Hoy battling it out with Ben for the gold medal in a final sprint to the line. Both boys clocked the same time of 54:43 but Ben was victorious in the photo finish.

Congratulations to Ben, who has had the most amazing success at athletics, cross country and triathlon over the last few years! Long may it continue!