• Wole Odele

London Inter Club Challenge - Meeting 2

Updated: Sep 20, 2020

LEE VALLEY

The second round of LICC meetings at Lee Valley saw an increased turnout of 10 club members over the 2 days of competition. As in the first meeting, athletes were limited to a single event, but the latest EA guidance meant each track race could now feature up to 6 athletes. Katie Marsh was the stand-out performer on the first day of U15/U17 events, improving her previous best Javelin throw by over 3m in setting a new club record of 38.6m! Cambridge track action on the first day was over the sticks and saw Amirat Mohammed-Hassan and Reuben Chandler both step up from the 75m and 80m hurdles, to compete for the first time over 300m and 400m hurdles, respectively. They set new benchmarks of 50.11s and 70.42s. On the second day of competition, the best improvement again came from the field, and in the most popular event - the Hammer throw - where we had 3 Harriers competing. Natalie Mann flung the 4kg Hammer further than ever before to secure a new PB of 31.84m. Sophie Fenner was not far behind with a best throw of 30.16m. Having recently moved up to a new age group, Peter Wishart was competing with the 5kg Hammer for the first time and set a new benchmark of 29.86m. The 800m was the first Cambridge action on the track on Day 2. In her previous outdoor race earlier in the month, Caroline Ford had to run both laps in lane 7, but with the race run in the usual format this time round, she improved by over 3 seconds to finish in 2:12.72. Wole Odele improved on his best indoor time from March to finish in 2:17.93 just as a light drizzle started. The light drizzle had turned into heavy rain by the time the 200m runners started their warmup. Omari Markland-Montgomery and Frano Vainio-Doiseul were seeded in the same heat for their first outing over the distance this year, finishing in 22.92s and 23.57s, respectively.

The next pair of LICC meetings should take place at Lee Valley on the weekend of 5/6 September. Full results for Day 1 and Day 2