Weekly Update - 14th Sept. 2022
Updated: Sep 16
South of England U15/17 Inter Counties Championships, Oxford
Six Cambridge Harriers were selected to represent Kent at these championships, winning one gold, one silver and two bronze medals.
It was gold for Sam Scrase-Field in the U15B 1500m, winning by over three seconds, in a new personal best of 4:16.88s. Nuriah Orhurhu claimed silver in the U17W 200m in a time of 25.96s having clocked 25.92s when winning her heat. Keziah Olaleye struck bronze in the U17W 300m hurdles with a time of 47:49s. It was also bronze for Hannah Bridge in the U17W shot with a best throw of 13.65m. Hannah also contested the discus where she added a metre to her previous best, throwing 32.00m for fourth place. Faith Assah came fourth in the U17W 400m with 61.34s and Iris Williams finished ninth in the U15G 1500m in 5:00.64s.
Kent County Relay Championships, Gillingham
The club finished second in the unofficial medal table coming away with six golds, four silvers and eight bronzes from the county relay championships, reports Mick Bond. As the sun shone, as it has at virtually every track fixture this year, the club’s sprinters went to work wining four out of the eight 4 x 100m titles on offer.
The U15Gs 4 x 100m team (Lily Gayle, Gaby Noyce, Nuriah Orhurhu and Emily Cadman) probably had the best performance of the day winning by 1.5 seconds and finishing in 49.5s only 0.2 outside the club record.
Nuriah Orhurhu - Emily Cadman - Gabriella Noyce - Lily Gale
Over the longer distances there was a great run by the U15Bs 3 x 800m team up against an extremely strong Tonbridge squad, Sam Scrase-Field, Felix Tynan and Olly Buck averaged 2:11.6 for the three legs and this bodes well for the cross-country season to come.
Felix Tynan - Sam Scrase-Field - Olly Buck
The U17W, U17M and U15G all won their 4 x 200m races and at this end of season fixture it was great to see so many of the club’s athletes from all age groups mixing together. A big thankyou is due to all those who have team managed throughout the summer – Sophie Fenner, Richard Lewis, Eve Daniels, Irene Olaleye, Mick Bond, Vicky Bridge and Maz Brathwaite. Full Results on KCAA website here.
The Isle of Wight Fell Series inc. Southern Championships, Ventnor
Once again, the Isle of Wight Fell Running Festival at Ventnor played host to the SEAA Fell Running Championships, reports Clem Dixon, and there were age category medals for Christian Poulton (1st M50) and Clem Dixon (2nd M60). Those from more mountainous parts of the country might scoff at these being classed as fell races, indeed they may say that the very idea of a Southern Fell Running Championship is absurd, but with a requirement to race three times in two days to be in with a chance of a medal it is not a challenge to be undertaken lightly!
Christian Poulton & Clem Dixon with Ventnor Town Council Mayor Cllr Steph Toogood
At the Run Through Battersea Park Half-Marathon, Rob Shearer crossed the line in 41st place in 1:20:45 and Wil Longhurst (98th) in 1:29:08. Three club members tackled the Larkfield 10km. Ray Ramsay was the first club member to finish in 38:08 for 19th place. Susan Dixon was next in 63rd place in 42:30 and won the W55 age category. Sally Carr (120th) clocked 46:58.
BMC/Medway & Maidstone Open, Gillingham
Held the previous weekend (3rd Sept.) Iris Williams (U15) secured a new 800m personal best of 2:21.84s. Doug Lucas (M70) recorded seasons bests for the 100m of 14.28s and 29.10s over 200m, which moves him to fourth on the UK M70 rankings for both events.