• Noel Carmody

Weekly Update - 31st Aug. 2022

Updated: Sep 7

EA U15/U17 Championships, Bedford - Brace of medals for Emily Cadman

Emily Cadman (U15) had a busy weekend in Bedford at the England Athletics U15/U17 Championships winning medals in the 100m and 200m. First up was the 100m on Saturday where she recorded 12.51s in her heat to progress to the semi-finals. In her semi she crossed the line in 2nd place in a new personal best of 12.39s; third fastest qualifier. In the final Emily equalled her PB to take bronze.


On Sunday it was just two rounds for Emily over 200m, clocking 25.69s for 2nd place in her heat. In the final running into a head wind of -1.4 Emily produced a PB of 25.27s to win silver.

Emily Cadman proudly holding her two medals


The clubs other medallist from these championships was Hannah Bridge (U17) who won bronze in the shot with a personal best of 14.78m.


It is great to see more of the clubs young athletes entering these national championships. Nuriah Orhurhu (U17) progressed through to the 200m final where she finished 5th in 25.70s, Faith Assah (U17) was unable to make the final clocking 26.07s in her heat. Olly Buck (U15) crossed the line in 9th place in the 3000m final with a PB of 9:41.59. Iris Williams (U15) ran 5:00.10s in her heat of the 1500m and Michael Bridge (U15) produced a PB of 13.33m in the shot.


London Inter-Club Challenge, Hendon

At the final LICC of the season Elijah Olaleye (U15) produced a PB in the long jump of 5.17m and clocked 41.43s over 300m, just shy of his PB. Keziah Olaleye (U17) ran 27.88s over 200m and went out to 3.76m in the long jump. Doug Lucas (M70) ran 30.28s over 200m for a season’s best. In the throws Sophie Fenner achieved a PB of 20.07m in the discus but was a couple of metres down on PB in the hammer with 35.26m.


Tonbridge AC 75th Anniversary Open Meeting, inc. Kent U13 Pentathlon

Celia Allen was the only Cambridge Harrier in the Kent U13 Pentathlon Championships finishing 6th with 1655 points; 70mH - 13.62s, HJ - 1.06m, SP - 5.19m, LJ - 3.67m & 800m - 2:38.75s.


The Open included the Tom Bosworth (Tonbridge AC) farewell walk over 3000m, as he has announced his retirement and he wished to finish his racing career at the track where he started. The race was well supported with nineteen walkers starting, including those from the Cambridge Harriers training group. Luc Legon finished in 3rd place with a PB of 12:34.84. Christian Hopper was 5th overall (1st U20M) in 14:15.07; Hannah Hopper crossed the line in 8th overall (1st U20W) with 15:56.31 and Bea Fury 15th in 17:45.93.


Sophie Fenner was in action for the second time in two days, again in the hammer, with her longest attempt sailing out to 35:75m. Natalie Mann (W35) achieved a PB in the discus of 24:74m and also contested the hammer (31.44m) and javelin (21.70m).


Mid Cheshire 5k incorporating England Athletics 5k Road Championships

Megan Marchant finished in 191st place overall and 11th senior women, with a time of 16:55.


Canterbury Half-Marathon

Ray Ramsay finished in 27th position in 1:28:54 and Clem Dixon (M60) 72nd with 1:40:25.