South Bucks had another good day in match 2 of the YDL Upper Age Group at a sunny Brighton on Sunday. The team finished a solid third with many great performances, personal bests and athletes trying new events.
Devonte Johnson looked after 100m (11.8) and 200m (24.6) and Rai Lenoire had a good run to win A string 400m in a swift 50.2. Thomas Askey won B string in 53.5. John Nickless was second in A string 800m and Thomas was second in B string. Matt Evans ran 4.18.0 to be second in 1500m. Andrew Partridge and Leo Selcon Park scored very useful points in the throws. Leo won A string hammer and was fifth in A string shot and second in B string discus. Andrew won A string javelin and B string hammer, third in A string discus, second in B string shot. Devonte was joined by U17s Issa Phillips-Pope, Sam Attia and Daniel Cogan to be fifth in 4 x 100m relay. The 4 x 400m quartet of Andrew Partridge, Rai Lenoire, John Nickless and Thomas Askey took a great win in 3.36.6
Sam Attia and Issa Phillips-Pope looked after sprints with Issa running a good PB of 25.8 in 200m. Isaac Jessop-Tranter was third in both A string 400m and 800m. The 1500m saw a win for Archie Pinder in A string with Daniel Cogan third in B string. Leon Doran ran a PB of 9.06.3 to win 3000m. Euan Pinder made his steeplechase debut with a good win in 4.31.7 but at female barrier heights. Sam Attia and Euan Pinder looked after long jump and Euan scored a PB of 1.50m in high jump. Daniel Cogan helped out in triple jump. George Moody tackled A string shot and hammer, Archie A string discus, and Leon and Archie scored good points in javelin, second in A and B string respectively. The 4 x 400m team of Euan, Archie Leon and Isaac ran very well to log a big win in 3.40.4.
Anya Morzaria was second in A string 100m in an impressive 12.8. Christina Paulsen and Elizabeth Nickless ran 200m and Tilly Firth and Emma Caddell looked after 800m. Ivy Uhart was third in A string 1500m. Olivia Brown won 1500m steeplechase in 5.14.5. Emma helped out in discus. The 4 x 100m team of Christina, Tilly, Ivy and Anya was fourth as was the 4 x 400m team of Tilly, Emma, Olivia and Lyla Griffin.
As at match 1, the U17 women were the most complete team and scored well throughout. Olivia Edwards and Lailah Pope ran the sprints. Charlotte Hewson and Jo Snelling ran 300m and Alice Peckham (PB of 2.30.6) and Charlotte scored good points in 800m. There was a double win in 1500m for Allegra Massey (4.53.5) and Jocelyn Davies. Florence Lee-Rubis ran a PB of 13.3 to be third in 80m hurdles with Aoife McCauley third in B string. Ffion Harman was second in 300m hurdles, Jo Snelling winning the B string. Frankie Baxter won 1500m steeplechase. Florence was second in long jump and third in high jump backed up by Charlotte and Jocelyn. Aoife and Melody Ball looked after shot, Lyla and Ivy discus, Lyla and Melody hammer and Aoife and Melody javelin (Aoife was second in A string and Melody won B string). The 4 x 100m team of Olivia, Lailah, Aoife and Florence was third, the 4 x 300m team of Jo, Jocelyn, Alice and Frankie was fourth.
The next match is nearer home at Hemel Hempstead on June 25th.
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South Bucks got off to a great start at the first Southern Athletics League match of the season at Walton-on-Thames on Saturday.
After being promoted from Division 3 last year, team managers were keen to see how the team fared in the new division. Despite having a few athletes missing, the team had a great day achieving second place in the match of six, only headed by hosts Walton AC.
There was sunshine at Walton but a cool, blustery wind.
There was a double win in 100m with Christina Poulsen winning A string and Sarah Cross B string. In 200m Christina was second and Lailah Pope second in B string. Emily Smith took a further win in 400m A string and Aoife McAuley made a solid 400m debut to be second in B string. Lily Jessop-Tranter was fourth in A string 800m with Amy Hogbin third in B string. Lucy Wilkinson ran strongly to win A string 1500m with Ivy Uhart fourth in B string. More South Bucks wins came courtesy of Ellie Shield and Samantha Usher in 3000m, Ellie logging a PB of 10.56.2 to win the A string.
In the field Aoife was fourth in B string high jump, Sarah first in B string, both clearing 1.40m. In long jump Aoife was third in A string and Lailah third in B string. Caroline Parkinson won pole vault with 3.00m. Sarah was third in A string shot, fourth in A string javelin with support from Ellen Taylor in shot. Emma Caddell and Amy Hogbin scored useful points in discus. Ellen looked after A string hammer.
The 4 x 100m team was second and the 4 x 400m team of Amy, Lucy, Lily and Emily were impressive winners in 4.13.8. T20 athlete Fiona Calder had a busy day in non-scoring 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, long jump and javelin.
Kieran Shah pulled up in A string 100m and was out for the day. Caleb Hambrook looked after B string and Caleb and James Twallin ran well in 200m. James and Jean-Louis Plaatjies were second and third respectively in 400m. High quality 800m races saw David Clark fourth in A string and Isaac Jessop-Tranter third in B string. David was third in A string 1500m and Sammy Bennetts third in B string. Myles Caddell was fourth in A string 3000m with Tom Starck third in B string. Myles added a well-paced win in 3000m steeplechase later in the day.
Ryan Wells scored well all day, winning 100m hurdles, long jump, triple jump and B string javelin. Alex Wells and Leo Selcon Park scored useful points in shot, discus and hammer, and Ed Morris had a busy day with second in A string javelin and contributing well in 400m hurdles, high jump, long jump and triple jump.
The 4 x 100m team was fourth and the 4 x 400m team third.
The league works on a round-robin basis so the next match at Abingdon on June 18th sees the team competing against five different clubs.
Good Evening, Race Report fans. I hope you have enjoyed a thoroughly nice weekend.
Before we get into this weekend’s racing, a look back to last weekend when Tessa and Duncan Passey, alongside Ben Martin took part in the Ultra Trail Snowdonia by UTMB. While unfortunately Ben had to withdraw, Tessa and Duncan completed the gruelling-sounding event in a time of 12.34.15. Well done (and this reporter has certainly now got some ideas in her head…)!
Although overall numbers at the Championships were down on previous years, Chiltern Harriers had a good presence at the Bucks County Championships at Oxford Horspath at the weekend.
There were several wins, medallists, and personal bests. Conditions on Saturday were cool and windy but Sunday saw warmth and sunshine.
The Girls 100m final saw Zoe Partridge second in a PB of 15.21 with Bethan Lloyd narrowly fourth in 15.32. In javelin Zoe again gained second place with 16.53m with Bethan third with 10.77m. The long jump saw a good Chiltern turnout with Kara Gorman third (3.74m PB), Nia Clarke fourth (3.73m PB), Zoe Partridge fifth (3.71m PB), Bethan Lloyd seventh (3.33m), and Maya Davis eighth (2.60m). The 1500m saw a Chiltern 1-5 with Kara Gorman victorious (4.56.6), Maya Davis second (5.16.16), Nia Clarke third (5.18.78 PB), Holly Knott fourth (5.37.00 PB), and Soraya Roughton fifth (5.42.15). U13 Boys long jump saw Like Coultate fourth in 3.82m and Kit Dixon sixth in 3.42m. There was another good turnout in the 1500m – Luke was again fourth in 5.17.42, Kit sixth in 5.24.20, Jacob McCall seventh in 5.24.26, Isaac McCall ninth in 5.30.17, Isaac Taylor tenth in 5.34.46, and Vadim Poltorak 13 th in 5.56.20.
Abi Masters began a successful weekend with a silver medal and a PB of 44.14 in the 300m final. In the 100m Abi and Isla Dalby reached the 100m final where Abi was again second in 13.48 and Isala seventh. The 1500m was a very good race and 19 girls faced the starter. Issy Robinson ran well in a high calibre race to be sixth in 5.02.40, Evelyn Wildman ran a PB of 5.04.75 to be seventh, Marlie Nkoane tenth in 5.07.66, Katie Allsop 13 th in 5.19.09, Megan Lockwood 16th in 5.31.31, and Zoe Aleksandrova 18 th in 5.55.51. Isla Dalby won long jump with a huge PB of 4.50m. Evelyn Wildman was sixth in 3.87m, Abi Masters seventh in 3.61m and Zoe Aleksandrova tenth in 3.46m. Dylan Rossi won 300m and there was a Chiltern 2-3 in 100m with Emile Morti running 12.57 and Taye Chan 12.63. Aarav Johnson was sixth in 14.97. Isaac Collier had a great run to win 1500m in 4.26.29 PB with James Holdsworth second in 4.31.18 PB, Aidan Suleyman fourth (4.33.07 PB), and Charlie De Sousa 13 th (5.20.70 PB).
U17 Ffion Harman threw a PB of 17.96m to be fourth in javelin. Ffion was also fourth in 300m in 45.68 with Elizabeth Nickless running 49.57. Florence Lee-Rubis was second in U17 80m hurdles in a PB of 13.44 and followed this up with a win in long jump with a great new PB of 5.08m. There was a stunning run from U17 Lucy Wilkinson to win 1500m in a superb PB of 4.35.00. Lily Jessop-Tranter was third in 4.57.65, Allegra Massey fourth (5.04.56), Jo Snelling seventh (5.26.31) and Rebecca Lawson eighth (5.35.86) to complete a good Chiltern showing. Chisom Nwafor won U20 long jump with 5.85m but felt a tight hamstring and retired from the rest of the weekend. In 100m Sarah Cross ran 13.35 to be fourth Senior Woman with Charlotte Hewson fourth U17. Sarah won Senior women’s
javelin with 32.73m. Isaac Jessop-Tranter was running well in U17 400m but tripped and took a heavy fall. He picked
himself to finish in fourth in 58.45. Max Roughton was sixth in 59.65. Sam Attia was third in U17 men’s 100m in 13.26.
Zoe Partridge took a win in shot with 5.90m and followed this up with more gold in discus with a PB of 19.43m. Holly Knott was second with 11.64m. Bethan Lloyd (31.56) and Bronwen Harman (33.71) both scored PBs to be fourth and fifth in 200m. Holly won further silver with 1.20m in high jump, and Nia Brown won bronze with 1.15m. Bethan Lloyd (14.70 PB) and Bronwen Lloyd (18.20 PB) took gold and silver in 70m hurdles.
Abi Masters picked up her third silver of the weekend in 200m with a PB of 27.72. Again the U15 girls middle distance was good with Issy Robinson, Evelyn Wildman and Lydia Cross all making it through the heats, Evelyn and Lydia running big PBs of 2.28.64, and 2.26.34 respectively. In the final Issy was fourth in 2.24, Evelyn fifth in 2.30 and Lydia sixth in 2.37.
Ryan Allbrook won bronze in 200m in 27.14 and was fourth in long jump in 4.56m. The 800m saw Mattie Gemmell seventh, Dylan Rossi eighth, Theo Roughton ninth and Eddie O’Brien tenth. Theo was third in discus with 14.45m.
Ffion Harman won silver in 300m hurdles in a PB of 48.60 with Florence Lee-Rubis fourth in a PB of 49.62. Florence was second in high jump with 1.40m. Ffion was fourth in 200m in a PB of 28.43. Sarah Cross won senior shot and was third in senior 200m in 29.09. Rebecca Lawson won bronze in U17 triple jump with a PB of 8.36m. Lily Jessop-Tranter won silver in 800m with 2.23.96 with Alice Peckham fourth in a PB 2.30.80. In U20 men’s 800m John Nickless was third in 2.02.01 and Tom Askey sixth in 2.10.09.
Hello Race Report fans! It’s been a really hectic couple of weeks in this Reporter’s life and I am glad to be home, even if I do feel a bit like I’ve been run over by a bus.
Chiltern Harriers U13s and U15s got their league season going at the YDL LAG at Winchester on Sunday. In a tough league the club was seventh but there is potential to improve on that in subsequent matches with stronger turnouts.
It was a well organised meeting with electronic timing and it developed into a warm sunny afternoon.
The U15 Boys are the strongest Chiltern team this season and there were several wins and good performances. Emile Morti won A string hurdles in 13.24 with Taye Awuku-Chan winning B string in 13.65. The duo also ran well in 100 with Emile fourth in 12.44 in A string and Taye fifth in B string in a PB of 12.80. Ryan Allbrook ran a PB of 26.72 in 200m with Leo Sauer making his club debut in B string. Cameron McGuffin ran well for fourth in A string 300m with Dylan Rossi sixth in B string. Isaac Collier added to the wins with a PB of 2.08.51 in 800m and Dylan Rossi ran a big 800m PB in B string of 2.25.19. James Holdsworth was in a good 1500m, fourth in a season’s best 4.35.73. Charlie De Sousa ran a PB of 5.24.76 to be third in B string.
In the field there was a double win in high jump with Isaac Collier leading A string jumper with 1.56m and Ryan Allbrook winning B string with 1.45m. In long jump Taye was third in A string and Cameron second in B string. James and Leo looked after shot, Emile and Dylan discus, and James and Isaac javelin. The 4 x 100m relay team of Leo, Emile, Taye and Charlie was fifth and the 4 x 300m team of Isaac, Cameron, Dylan and James sixth.
Just five U15 girls took part, but all worked hard and there were some very good efforts. Abi Masters and Isla Dalby ran PBs in 100m and both also ran well in 200m. Issy Robinson had a great run to log a PB of 44.89 in 300m and also a PB of 2.24.61 in 800m. Evelyn Wildman ran a PB of 5.06.58 to be second in A string 1500m, with Zoe Aleksandrova also in PB shape to be third in B string. Abi and Zoe looked after long jump and Issy and Evelyn high jump. Isla did shot and Zoe javelin. The 4 x 300m team of Evelyn, Isla, Abi and Issy did very well to be third in 3.11.91.
The three U13 boys on show covered as much as they could with Luke Coultate running an 800m PB of 2.26.14 to be second. Luke also helped out in hurdles and javelin. Isaac Taylor made his club league debut with good efforts in 150m, 1200m, and long jump, and Kai Burgess tackled 75m, shot and javelin.
Zoe Partridge and Holly Knott ran well in 75m and 150m, both gaining PBs in 150m. Maya Davis ran a PB of 2.33.20 to be fifth in A string 800m with Bethan Lloyd also in PB form in B string. Kara Gorman ran a great time of 3.53.06 in 1200m but was only third in a very high quality race. Bethan Lloyd and Bronwen Harman were third in A and B string 70m hurdles respectively. Zoe and Kara helped in long jump, Holly and Nia Brown tackling high jump. Maya and Bronwen threw shot and Bethan and Bronwen javelin. The 4 x 100m team of Bronwen, Kara, Maya and Bethan were sixth.
The club were not far behind clubs in fourth, fifth and sixth but the team will need more numbers to avoid relegation this campaign.
Following the success of Roger Ellerby's marathon training group, he has kindly volunteered to run an eight week training programme to improve 5K race performance.
The two controlled sessions for this programme will be at our normal Tuesday and Thursday meeting spots.
The plan is for all those interested to be assessed by me to evaluate their current fitness, this will be derived from various tests carried out on a Tuesday evening ( or another convenient day-time ). Each athlete would then discuss their desired goal/s from the programme.
The intention is for me to oversee the Tuesday sessions which will be focussed on skills, agility, strength and balance and the Thursday session will be a progressive, incremental speed programme at the track, tailored to meet the individual's goals, conducted by Mike.
The rest of the weeks sessions will be outlined in the programme but carried out as and when by the athletes.
The Tuesday's sessions will be at the same location as the normal summer club locations. This will enable athletes to opt in or out as they wish throughout the 8 week programme.
The content of both Tuesday's and Thursday's sessions will be published before each session.
If this initiative proves a success then further plans for 10K and Half Marathon could be carried out leading up to the usual Marathon programme.
Interested athletes should contact Roger directly - you can find contact details here
South Bucks got off to a solid start in the YDL at Bournemouth on Sunday. Despite a smaller than usual turnout, the team battled hard and achieved a creditable third place in the division of seven teams. The team features U17s and U20s from Chiltern Harriers and Wycombe Phoenix.
Conditions were mostly good: dry, mild and still with an occasional light shower. The atmosphere was enhanced by hearing the Bournemouth v Leeds match at the Vitality Stadium next door.
Under 20 Women
There were just two South Bucks U20 women competing but both were in great form. Christina Poulsen won 200m in 26.1 and was second in 100m in 12.7. Chisom Nwafor tackled five individual events and looks good for her heptathlon summer. In shot Chisom threw 13.28m to go third in the UK rankings. This was backed up with 6.08m in long jump to go joint top, and 14.7 in 100m hurdles, again third nationally. All three events were convincing wins. In the afternoon, there were fewer fireworks but 1.50m in high jump for second and 34.76m in javelin for second completed a great day. Christina led a 4 x 100m relay team to fourth aided by U17s Ffion Harman, Lyla Griffin and Melody Ball.
Caleb Hambrook (U17) and Caleb Akinsipe ran well in 100m and 200m A and B string, Caleb Hambrook logging a 200m PB of 23.9 and Caleb Akinsipe gaining PBs of 11.9 and 24.3 in both. Raihan Lenoire won 800m, Sammy Bennetts won 1500m and Matt Evans was second in 3000m to keep the points going. Decathlete Ryan Wells performed well with three second places in discus, hammer and shot, one third in javelin and a win in 110m hurdles in a PB of 15.20. Leo Selcon Park provided good back up in B string hammer, shot and javelin. The 4 x 100m team of the Calebs plus U17s Harrison Sears and Finn Walsh ran well for 50.1, and a diverse quartet of Raihan, Sammy, with U17s Ibrahim Achichi and Issa Phillips-Pope ran well for 3.28.1 in 4 x 400m.
The U17 women were the largest South Bucks team of the day. Lailah Pope and Olivia Edwards looked after short sprints and Ffion Harman tackled 300m. In middle distance Rebecca Lawson and Lyla Griffin ran well with Ivy Uhart and Emma Readman in 1500m. Allegra Massey was third in 3000m. Florence Lee-Rubis ran a PB of 13.8 in 80m hurdles and Ffion ran a PB of 50.2 in 300m hurdles, Jo Snelling also running well.
In the field, Florence and Aoife McAuley jumped well in long jump and high jump, and Rebecca Lawson made her triple jump debut. Melody Ball threw well in javelin and hammer, backed up by Lyla in hammer and Ffion in javelin. Ivy and Emma filled in well in discus and Aoife and Melody looked after shot. The 4 x100m relay team of Lailah, Olivia, Florence and Aoife were second as were the 4 x 300m relay squad of Jo, Rebecca, Ivy and Emma.
Harrison Sears ran PBs in A string 100m (11.7) and 200m (24.6) with support from Issa Phillips-Pope in 100m and Finn Walsh in 200m. Ibrahim Achchi won 1500m steeplechase in a PB of 4.43.8 and helped out in 400m. Daniel Cogan worked hard in 800m and 1500m. In the field Finn was A string long jump and high jump and Caleb Hambrook helped out in shot. Issa Phillips-Pope won pole vault with an impressive 3.10m.
The next match sees another trip to the seaside, Brighton on Sunday May 28th. The team can build on a good opening match.