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!

Middle Distance Squad - Midland Counties race results

Silver for Jordan at Midland County U15/U17 Championships

Jordan Waine celebrated a silver medal at the Midland County Championships, which was held at Saffron Lane on Saturday 16th August and Sunday 17th August.

Returning from injury and dealing with windy conditions on the day, meant that the 1500m pace was not as fast as she would normally be used to. But sticking to her guns she came away with the silver medal in a time of 4:57.80.

Full results:

Megan Rowley U15g 4th place h1 2:36.12 and 7th place FINAL 2:37.53
Rhea Cooper U15g 6th place h1 2:39.18

Jordan Waine U15g 2nd place FINAL 4:57.80
Megan Rowley U15g 9th place FINAL 5:16.77
Rhea Cooper U15g 13th place FINAL 5:30.62

Beane Moores U15g 5th place FINAL 11:34.09
Amrik Gill U17m 5th place FINAL 9:51.87

Middle Distance Squad - Race results round up

Recent race results:

BMC Grand Prix, Solihill - 16th August

Mari Smith U20 women 3rd place 'C' race 2:08.62

Trafford Grand Prix - 12th August

Mari Smith U20 women 10th place h4 4:39.72

Charnwood Open Meeting - 12th August

There were some fabulous results from the younger members of the squad, many of whom were competing for the first time! 

Ashley Butler U11b 3rd place h1 15.25

Scarlett Lewin U11g 5th place 34.07

Ashley Butler U11b 2nd place h1 2:51.70
Elsie Robinson U11g 3rd place h1 2:52.54
Scarlett Lewin U11g 5th place h1 2:58.77
Elliott Butler U13b 2nd place h2 2:44.20
Grace Smith U13g 13th place h3 2:45.89
Emma Gascoigne U13g 8th place h4 2:35.61
Zena Challenger U13g 10th place h5 2:36.82
Jasmin Southam U20 women 11th place h6 2:32.77
Cameron Hart U17m 6th place h8 2:06.11

Alfie Thompson U17m 2nd place h2 9:07.69

Corby AC Open Meeting - 5th August

1 mile
Emma Richards U13g 11th place race 3 5:52.7
Cameron Hart U17m 2nd place race 5 4:44.2

06 August 2014

Middle Distance Squad - New Club Record

Ben revises his own club record!

Ben Dijkstra revised his and the clubs U17 men 3000m record when he competed at the Trafford AC Open Meet on 22nd July. His time of 8:23.08 was not only 10 seconds quicker than his previous best, but it places him in 10th place on the All Time rankings list on the Power of 10 in the age group and means that he heads the current power of 10 rankings. With Ben still being a bottom aged athlete, this mark will almost certainly be revised again in the near future.

Caelidh Ross (U17 women) also competed at the same meet in the 1500m where she finished in 11th place in heat 3 with her time of 4:32.57 which was only a few seconds outside of her personal best.

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