• Mick Bond

Weekly Update 3rd August 2022

World Championships Eugene


Daryll Nieta was inches away from making the 100m final running 10.95 in her heats and then 10.98 in the semis but the standard was such that she became knows as the fastest runner not to make a world final. In the 4x100 the team was in contention with USA and Jamaica for gold but a hamstring tweak for Dina Asher Smith on third took away our chances. Daryll however still brough the team home in 6th place and was timed at 9.57 for her rolling 100m, equal to Usain bolt's 100m record !! Does this mean a move towards more 200's in the future ??





National Youth Development League

The club's under 15/under 13 team secured promotion in the National Youth Development league with a 2nd place finish in their match at Ware on July 30th. Next year they will compete in Southern Division 1 just one level below the Southern Premier Division


Under 15 girls

Emily Cadman dominated the sprints winning the 100 in a a pb of 12.5 and 200 by 20 metres in 25.7 then anchored the 4x100 team taking them from 5th to 2nd on the final leg of the 4x100 relay.


Emily Cadman, our next Daryll Nieta?


Under 15 boys

Michael Bridge set a new pb of 30.90 in the Discus and was just short of a pb in the Shot Put. Sam Scrase Field ran away from the rest of the field to win the 1500 in 4.31.7


Under 13 Girls


Celia Allen set three pbs in a day with a 2.32.9 800m, 13.2 70m Hurdles and a 5.80m shot Put


Under 13 Boys

New members Ifan Eze and Nathan Scrase Field performed well in the throws and jumps whilst tommy Temple equalled Celia Allen's triple pb day with a 14.3 in the 75 hurdles, 11.9 in the 75 flat and 20.9 in the 150m


Southern Counites Vets League

Women

With a skeleton team, no sprinters, no W60’s and changes to the team sheet just hours before the start, it was not our best night. Rose Baker gets Team Manger Christine's vote for `team player of the night’, having cycled down to Hythe and back only a few days before, Rose thought she had a rare night off so did the Serpentine 5k race at lunch time only to receive a last minute text from Chris about a space in the 3000m. Knowing how desperate we were for points and to support her fellow club mates Rose volunteered herself rounding off the evening with a leg of the 4 x 100m relay. The 100m was basically warm up for 3000m in which the runners did us proud being the backbone of the night’s points, both Julie Backley in 11.27.1 and Rose Baker in 12.48.7 brought us home in 3rd places, then in the W50, Susan Dixon earnt 2nd place with 12.09.6. On the field in the discus Natalie Mann continued her commitment finishing 2nd . It feels sad that we finished last on this night after some good performances, but we just didn’t quite cover all the events, we now lie 5th over all and wait to see if we are relegated.


Here’s to next year!!!!!