- Mick Bond
Club Weekly Update
Kent Track & Field League
Saturday saw the first league fixture of the season for our Under 13/Under 15 team. Competing in Division One of the Kent League at Erith Stadium. The team held their own in all the age groups apart from the Under 13 boys where a lack of numbers meant we finished eighth of the eight teams. If anyone knows any Year 6 or 7 boys who might be interested in joining and competing please get in touch!
The Under 15 girls had the best results of the day giving Blackheath a good run for their money. High lights on the track included A and B string wins in the 100m courtesy of Emily Cadman (12.7) and Nuriah Orhurhu (13.0), A near double first in the 75m hurdles Gabby Noyce 2nd A sting 12.6 and Lily Gayle first B string 12.9 plus a narrow win in the 1500m by Iris Williams in a PB of 4:57.0. In the field Emily Cadman and Gabby Noyce were both second in the long jump (4.72m and 4.33m) whilst Ethel Olaigbe picked up good points with 2nd in the discus, 3rd in the javelin and 5th in the shot.
Emily Cadman warming up for her 100m
The Under 15 Boys – Sam Scrase-Field continued his fine early season form with another 1500m PB running away from the field on the last lap to win in 4:26.0. Kema Jr. Onyemaechi lowered his PB to 12.1 over 100m (and ran a slightly windy 11.79 at Dagenham the next day).
Under 13 Girls – Celia Allen looked a class apart when winning the 1200m in 4:14.7 and good back up from Celia Yeatman winning the B string in 4:20.9, gave us maximum points in the event. New member Aliyah Kareen won the discus and took second in the shot.
Under 13 boys – Another new member Cian Whelan impressed winning the javelin in 23.19m as well as taking second in the shot with 6.94m.
The full results can be viewed here.
Under 15 Boys 4x100 Relay Team - Celia Allen & Celia Yeatman
British Universities & Colleges Sport Track & Field Championships
Sabrina Sinha, representing Birmingham University, won bronze in the BUCS Championships. She was beaten by not just one but two 2021 Olympians and a championship record of 4:10.79 to winner Jess Judd. Sabrina’s tactics were to risk a medal and set out with Jess Judd’s awesome pace and see what that would bring. She managed to stay on Jess’s shoulder until the final 200m when Jess was able to pull away. Unfortunately, Sabrina was pipped to the silver medal on the home straight by Ireland’s Louise Shanahan (4:13.27) with Sabrina narrowly missing out on a PB in 4:14.32. Not a bad start to the season!
British Grand Prix of Race Walking
Christian Hopper took the British under-20 10km title in a personal best of 50:12. It was a golden double for the Hopper family, as his sister Hannah took the British under-20 women’s 10km title in 52:34.
Friday Night 5km Under The Lights
Chris Loudon, Holly Dixon and Megan Marchant warmed up for the Bank Holiday Monday London Vitality 10km with an outing over 5km at Battersea Park on Friday evening. Chris crossed the line in 72nd place with a new personal best of 15:21. Holly took first in the women's race in a seasons best of 16:04 and Megan finished third woman in a personal best of 16:29.