29 April 2015

Middle Distance Squad - BMC Regional Race results

BMC Regional Race Results

The BMC Regional race was held on Sunday 26th April at Birmingham, with a few athletes taking part. It was pleasing that most of the athletes achieved close to their personal best performances from last season and this bodes well for their forth coming races.

Rhea Cooper (U15g) came away with a personal best performance in the 1500m with her time of 5:15.60, which was an improvement on her previous race by nine seconds.

Full results:

Jordan Waine U17w 2nd place 'C' race 2:27.74
Zena Challenger U15g 5th place 'C' race 2:33.59
Emma Gascoigne U15g 6th place 'C' race 2:35.06

Rhea Cooper U15g 9th place 'C' race 5:15.60
Megan Rowley U17w 10th place 'C' race 5:31.98

Middle Distance Squad - Mini Marathon Results

Course record for Ben as he claims victory at Mini Marathon

Ben Dijkstra won the U17 boys race at the Mini Marathon on Sunday 26th April and smashed the existing course record, which had been held by Robbie Farnham-Rose since 2011, by 22 seconds.

Winning by just one second over James Gormley of Yorkshire & Humberside in a sprint finish to the line, his time of 14:00 was enough to ensure that the East Midlands Team also won the team gold medal ahead of the South East Team. It was a tight affair, however, with only 2 points separating the top two teams.

With this event doubling as the National Road Racing Championship, Ben can now add this title to his ever-growing list of achievements.

Caitlin Roper (U17 women) had a terrific race to finish in 18th place with a time of 17:13 for the 3 mile course. Neve Grimes (U15g) also had a great race to record her finish in 18:39 to take 47th place.

Middle Distance Squad - Kettering Open Meeting Results

Kettering Open Meeting Results

There were some great performances from the young athletes who competed at the Kettering Open Meeting on Saturday 18th April, many of whom were setting their opening marks for the track season ahead.

Full results:

Lachlan Finch U11b 2nd place h6 11.4

Scarlett Lewin U11g 4th place h5 24.6

Sinead Kirk U13g 8th place h5 32.5
Samantha Dyson U13g 5th place h1 33.9

Lachlan Finch U11b 3rd place h4 1:58.0
Scarlett Lewin U11g 6th place h3 2:16.0

Jordan Waine U17g 6th place h7 2:35.0
Zena Challenger U15g 7th place h7 2:37.0
Hannah Ord U15g 4th place h6 2:38.0
Megan Rowley U17g 8th place h6 2:45.0
Sinead Kirk U13g 1st place h2 2:47.0
Eva Walters U13g 11th place h4 2:50.0
Samantha Dyson U13g 4th place h1 2:52.0

Jamie Short SM 2nd place h5 4:24.0
Emma Richards U15g 9th place h4 5:15.0
Rhea Cooper U15g 5th place h3 5:24.0

Lachlan Finch U11b 3rd place 27.59m

Samantha Dyson U13g 6th place 7.86m

13 April 2015

Middle Distance Squad - Charnwood Open Meeting results

Results from Charnwood Open Meeting

Loughborough track was the venue for one of the first events on the track and field calendar for the Charnwood Open Meet on Saturday 4th April. A few athletes took part, although many more will be starting to compete in the following weeks.

Emma Richards U15g started off her season in the 1500m with a great time of 5:13.21 and Elsie Robinson U11g also had a great performance in the same event with 5:34.22.

Lachlan Finch U11b had a busy time competing in 100m, 800m and the Long Jump.

Full results:

Lachlan Finch U11b 6th place h5 16.04
Chris Monk V60 2nd place h13 13:08

Susan Frisby V50 6th place h7 30.64

Lachlan Finch 4th place h4 2:39.67

Elsie Robinson U11g 4th place h1 5:34.22
Emma Richards U15g 11th place h4 5:13.21

Rob Sheen V50 7th place h2 10:04.51

Lachlan Finch 14th place 3.27m

Susan Frisby V50 15th place 1.30m

08 March 2015

Middle Distance Squad - Inter Counties Cross Country Results

Results from the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships, Cofton Park

Leicester Coritanian athletes were involved in the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships which was held at Cofton Park, Birmingham yesterday. The athletes had been selected to compete for Leicestershire & Rutland after competing well in their age groups throughout the cross country season.

With warm, spring like conditions, the ground was firm underfoot and a stark contrast to the mud at Parliament Hill at the English National's only two weeks ago.

Ben Dijkstra was the highest place individual Coritanian athlete on the day with his 2nd place in the U17 men's race. Ben lost out to eventual winner Mahamed Mahamed from Hampshire by 15 seconds.

Full results:

U13g 3k

Emma Richards 62nd place 13:56
Zena Challenger 133rd place 14:26

U15g 4k

Neve Grimes 77th place 20:21
Rhea Cooper 140th place 21:05

U17 women 5k

Caitlin Roper 53rd place 22:28
Alex West 131st place 23:57
Mikela Gilmore 237th place 27:01

U17 men 6k

Ben Dijkstra 2nd place 18:50
Oliver Freer 89th place 21:22
Pascal Bouttier-Butler 177th place 22:27

U20 women 6k

Charlie Preston 129th place 30:07

U20 men 8k

Cameron Hart 133rd place 27:47
James Hatton 146th place 28:12

Senior Women 8k

Jo Bradford 241st place 32:54

Senior Men 12k

Mark Powell 63rd place 37:25

06 March 2015

Middle Distance Squad - Mini Marathon Trials

Young athletes win selection for the Mini Marathon at trials

Young athletes competed around the roads at Leicester's County Hall on Sunday 1st March in order to gain selection for the Mini Marathon. The trials are held in order to select the first six athletes in each age group to represent the East Midlands Team.

Ben Dijkstra won the U17 men's race, Caitlin Roper was 3rd in the U17 women's race and Neve Grimes was 3rd in the U15 girl's race. Congratulations to Ben, Caitlin and Neve, who will race over the last three miles of the London Marathon Course next month.

Full results:

Emma Richards 10th place 19:51
Grace Smith 14th place 20:03
Zena Challenger 15th place 20:06

Neve Grimes 3rd place 18:47
Rhea Cooper 18th place 20:48
Hannah Ord 20th place 21:38

U17 women
Caitlin Roper 3rd place 18:10
Alex West 10th place 19:43

U17 men
Ben Dijkstra 1st place 15:13
Alfie Thompson 7th place 15:53
Oliver Freer 13th place 16:36
Pascal Bouttier-Butler 15th place 17:14
Amrik Gill 16th place 17:45


Middle Distance Squad - England Athletics U20 Championships

England Athletics Age Group Championships, Sheffield

Mari Smith and Caeildih Ross competed in the England Athletics U20 Indoor Championships at Sheffield over the weekend of 28th February to 1st March.

Mari was 4th in heat 2 in the 800m with her time of 2:18.76 whilst Caelidh Ross was 5th in the 1500m in 4:52.26.