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Weekly Update - 8th May 2024

Great Birmingham 10k (Sun. 5th May)

Congratulation to Julie Backley, Susan Dixon and Sally Carr who represented England in the Masters International held in conjunction with the Great Birmingham 10km on Sunday. Julie crossed the line in 197th place with 41:50, Sue was 259th in 43:42 and Sally 376th in 46:25.

Susan Dixon - Sally Carr - Julie Backley

Kent Young Athletes League, Norman Park, Bromley (Sun. 5th May)

The sun finally shone on our young athletes as they competed in the first Kent league fixture of the season, reports Mick Bond. This event features the 16 clubs in the Kent area split into two divisions of eight teams and we have been in the first division for the past three years. A solid 5th place overall was a good start to the summer. Individual age group reports below:

Under 13 Boys (Sarah Ravenscroft): The U13 boys teams performed well again this weekend. Its a smaller team, mainly participating in track events which impacts our overall position as a team. There were lots of PB’s achieved once more. In the sprints, Zakai Attram PB’d again in the 100m and 200m and Zion Odele in the 200m. Herbie Tobin had a brilliant first 1500m race winning in 5:02.77s with Johnny Ravenscroft not far behind with a PB. The 4x100 relay team (Zakai Attram, Zion Odele, Rupert Scott, William Obiorah) were impressive taking seconds off their time from two weeks ago. Rupert Scott gave a good performance in the long jump and it was good to welcome some new members, Aran Shipley and Christian Hughes to the team. Lots of promise from this age group. 

Johnny Ravenscroft - Zakai Attram - Zion Odele

Under 13 Girls (Deborah Cook): We had some strong performances across the board for U13G, with numerous PB’s.  Miya Cook broke her own hammer club record with a throw of 18.49m and shaved 0.08 off her 70mH PB to 2.57s.  Seren Yeatman cleared a 1.20m PB in the high jump but didn’t get a chance to attempt 1.25 as she had to dash off to 1200m, where she ran a 4:11.51s PB in second. Esther Yeatman running B string stormed home in first place in 4:20.55s – 23sec off her 2023 PB.  Amaiah Lopez-Teape and Chloe Lindsey also recorded PB’s in 75m at 11.25s and 11.81s respectively, with Emily Thomson running 1200m for the first time at 5:06.60s and Anna Garner-Winship’s first outing for club in the 75m with a time of 11.96s.

U13G 4 x 100 Relay Squad: Amaiah Lopez-Teape - Miya Cook - Chloe Lindsey & Seren Yeatman

Under 15 Boys (Annisha Thomas): Many of our athletes stepped up to take on new events, so a big “well done” to all who competed. Highlights of the day were Joshua-Raphael Chukwu-Ike jumping a whopping 5.35m in the long jump; Daniel Whitehouse and Alex Van den Berg-Hows achieving personal bests in the 1500m; Austin Richards a personal best in the 300m and the 4x100m relay team of Joshua-Raphael Chukwu-Ike, Kieron Stapleton, Theo Bonell & Jovani Lindsay triumphing again.

Under 15 Girls (Emily Yeatman): The U15G had a great start to KYAL with plenty of great performances and PB’s across the board.

U15G 300m Competitors: Nia Thomas - Jayda Renae Mckenzie - Uchenna Adigwe

Ted Pepper Memorial 10k, Norman Park, Bromley (Mon. 6th May)

David Worden finished on the podium in third place at the Ted Pepper Memorial 10km on Monday with a time of 38:55. Clinton Lowe was not far behind in fourth place in 39:08. Other club finishers were Mark Penny (42:05) and Stephanie Dann (56:37).

Whitstable 10km (Mon. 6th May)

Dom Fiore was the only club member to travel to the seaside town of Whitstable for the annual early May Bank Holiday 10km, where he finished in 35th place with a time of 39:40.

Middlesex County Race Walk Championships, Stevenage (Mon. 6th May)

Mark Culshaw won the Middlesex 3000m race walk title at the combined Hertfordshire, Suffolk and Essex County Track Race Walk Championships in Stevenage on Monday, recording a time of 18:51.16s.


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