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  • Noel Carmody

Weekly Update - 10th Apr. 2024

Updated: Apr 12

Watford Open Graded Meeting, Watford (Wed. 3rd Apr.)

Samuel Scrase-Field (U17) made his debut over 3000m recording a time of 8:53.46s. Olly Buck (U17) came away with a PB of 8:58.26s.


Lee Valley April Open, Lee Valley Athletics Centre (Sat. 6th Apr.)

The club’s junior hurdlers were out in force at a windy Lee Valley last Saturday, reports Mick Bond. Having moved up to the Under 17 age group Elijah Olaleye ran his first ever 400 hurdles race and showed how the event should suit him well , running a virtually solo 57.97s a time which would have ranked him in the UK top 10 U17’s last year. Sister Keziah showed things run in the family lowering her PB for the same event by more than two seconds with a time of 66.76s . Tomisin Awolowo and Reuben Chandler both set new or inaugural PBs in the U20 400 hurdles event with 62.70s and 65.57s respectively.

 

In the sprint hurdles the headwinds made fast running difficult but Lily Gayle won her U17 race comfortably in 12.36s. Elijah and training partner Hans Nmaju both had their first race over 100 hurdles as they moved up an age group. Hans just got the edge recording 14.32s to Elijah’s 14.34s into a 2.6m/s head wind. Hans latter recorded a very impressive 23.67s 200m into a 4m/s headwind.


Hans Nmaju - Elijah Olaleye


Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC Spring Open, Norman Park (Sun. 7th Apr.)

At Bromley, on Sunday, there were some good early season performances despite the windy conditions, with personal bests for Celia Yeatman (U15) in the 800m of 2:28.86s, Chris Loudon (M35) with 4:02.96s to win the 1500m, Matthew Preston (M50) in the 600m (1:39.03s), Miya Cook (U13G) in the shot (8.48m) and discus (21.68m) and Stephanie Dann (W35) in the 3000m walk with 22:03.13s in her first race for the club.


Sophie Floyd, who has moved up into the U15 age group, had a busy day contesting four events - 400m (68.55s), 75m hurdles (14.39s), shot (7.54m) and discus (21.25m). Austin Richards (U15B) made his debut for the club on the track, winning his heats of the 800m (2:22.32s) and 300m (43.47s).


Paris Marathon (Sun. 7th Apr.)

Joe Sheldrake recorded a personal best for the marathon of 3:38.04 knocking thirteen minutes from his previous time.


Brighton Marathon (Sun. 7th Apr.)

Over 11,000 people finished the Brighton Marathon on Sunday among them four Cambridge Harriers - Stephen Thompson (3:06:13), Ian Miller (3:07:41), Elizabeth Orr (3:29:42) and Theresa Massey (4:30:52). (Apologies for anyone missed - but club names are not shown on the results on the event website).


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