YDL Upper Age Group -Match 3
South Bucks put in another solid performance at Harrow on Sunday at the third match in the YDL Upper Age Group series of matches. A fuller team than that at Match 2 was narrowly fourth, leaving the team in a solid fourth place from seven with one match remaining. It was a sunny but blustery day at Harrow.
Christian Poulsen ran well in 100m and 200m with B string back up from Aaliyah Cain and Lottie Warkup. Alice Brown and Grace Thorpe ran well in 400m for third place each. In 800m Abbie Henderson was second in A string with Tilly Firth winning the B string. Holly Henderson was third in A string 1500m, Charlotte Docwra second in B string. Jess Cook was second in A string 400m hurdles. In the field Hannah Wells did her usual great job of covering events: second in hammer, fourth in shot, discus, and triple jump, and fifth in javelin. Jess Cook won B string shot and Abbie Henderson was second in A string high jump. The 4 x 100m quartet of Keira Payne, Christina, Lottie and Aoife McCauley was third.
Devonte Johnson ran 100m and 200m A string, with Tam Mango 100m B string and Thomas Askey running a 200m PB of 26.00 in 200m B string. In 400m Oakley Denson was second in A string in 52.4 with Thomas Askey second in B string. Louis Peterson doubled up with second in 800m A string and third in 1500m A string. Archie Pinder won 800m B string with Laurie Gawne getting a PB of 4.18.2 to be second in 1500m B string. There was a double win in 3000m with Max McGarvie winning A string and Ibrahim Achchi B string. Ryan Wells scored great points in the field: first in hammer, second in shot, javelin and discus, and third in high jump. There was back up from Andrew Partridge, second in B string discus and shot, sixth in A string long jump. Archie was fourth in B string long jump. The 4 x 100m relay team of Tam, Devonte, Ben Gandini and Laurie was fourth.
A not fully fit Mile Luker was sixth in A string 100m, Keira Payne third in B string. In 200m Jemma Thomson ran well for fourth with Keira third in B string. Aaliyah Cain was fifth in A string 300m. Sofia Lomas ran a SB of 2.35.2 to be third in A string with Arabella Davis getting a PB in B string for second. Aoife McCauley and Lyla Griffin were third in A and B string 80m hurdles respectively. Frankie Baxter won A string 1500m steeplechase. In the field Sofia was third in A string long jump with Aoife second in B string. Sofia was also third in A string triple jump whilst Aoife was fourth in A string shot. Jasmine Smith threw a PB 21.07m to be fourth in A string discus with Lyla second in B string. Jasmine also gained a javelin PB to be fourth. The 4 x 300m team of Sofia, Jemma, Arabella and Frankie was third.
Max Stokes ran a PB of 12.0 to be fifth in A string 100m with Ben Gandini fourth in B string. John Nickless ran a 200m PB of 24.7 in A string, with Ben fourth in B string. John also ran well to be second in A string 400m in 53.9. There was a double win in 800m with Euan Pinder winning an exciting battle in A string and Rowan Gawne winning B string. In 1500m Isaac Jessop-Tranter won A string with Max Baxter second in B string. Sammy Bennetts was third in a string 3000m. The 4 x 400m team of Isaac Jessop-Tranter, Archie Pinder, Euan Pinder and John Nickless had a great win in 3.41.9, in the top ten performances in the UK. In the field Euan Pinder jumped a PB of 1.50m to be fourth in A string high jump, Isaac Jessop-Tranter was fourth in A string triple jump, Max Baxter was fourth in A string discus with a PB of 14.00m and Rowan Gawne was third in A string javelin with a PB of 26.19m.
The final match is at Portsmouth on August 7th.
Watford Opens on 15th and 29th June
Watford Open - June 29th
Another mild, still evening saw some great performances from Chiltern’s athletes in 1500m
Maya Davis U13 5.21.27 PB
Rebecca Lawson U15 5.31.15 PB
Eleanor Horne U15 5.51.55
Sofia Lomas U17 5.11.84 PB
Lucy Wilkinson U15 5.19.31 PB
Jacob McCall U13 5.22.49 PB
Evelyn Wildman U13 5.23.53
Nia Clarke U13 5.30.05
Isaac McCall U13 5.34.80
Charlie Quantrill U13 4.56.86 PB
Emily Ford U15 5.01.75 PB
Olivia Clarke U15 5.03.66
Issy Robinson U15 5.08.58
Ian Lawson v55 4.53.94 PB
Kara Gorman U13 4.55.56 PB
Marlie Nkoane U15 5.01.63 PB
Lily Jessop-Tranter U15 4.52.54 PB
Frankie Baxter U17 5.02.57
Tom Ford U13 4.34.87 PB
Ethan McCall U17 4.36.17 PB
Callum Powell U15 4.37.29 PB
Alex Hughes U15 4.39.56 PB
Max Baxter U17 4.31.37
Archie Pinder U17 4.14.79 PB
Euan Pinder U17 4.17.14 SB
Ash Finch U17 4.14.98 PB
Isaac Jessop-Tranter U17 4.18.18
Oakley Denson U17 3.56.81 PB
Watford Open June 15th
A hot sunny evening saw good performances from Chiltern’s middle distance runners.
Thomas Askey U20 26.21 PB
Maya Davis U13 2.35.95 PB
Eddie O‘Brien U13 2.37.60 PB
Rebecca Lawson U15 2.43.99
Jacob McCall U13 2.45.42 PB
Kara Gorman U13 2.35.21 PB
Ali Young V45 2.37.43 SB
Lydia Cross U15 2.38.53
Katie Allsop U15 2.38.66 PB
Nia Clarke U13 2.39.11
Issy Robinson U15 2.28.38
Lucy Wilkinson U15 2.32.36
Evelyn Wildman U13 2.34.53 PB
Kit Dixon U13 2.50.42
Marlie Nkoane U15 2.25.96 PB
Olivia Clarke U15 2.26.50 PB
Izzy Martin U15 2.23.54
Lily Jessop-Tranter U15 2.19.02 PB
Felix Danielli U13 2.26.79
James Holdsworth U15 2.17.86 PB
Isaac Collier U15 2.21.01 PB
Tom Ford U13 2.21.40
Max Baxter U17 2.16.05
Callum Powell U15 1.17.53
Alex Paul SM 2.09.79
Ethan McCall U17 2.12.11
Euan Pinder U17 2.02.82 PB
Louis Peterson U20 1.58.30 PB
Isaac Jessop-Tranter U17 1.58.33 PB
Archie Pinder U17 2.02.07 PB
Max McGarvie U20 1.57.70
Alex Hughes U15 9.53.91 PB
Maddie Hughes U17 10.11.44 PB
Emily Ford U15 11.08.76 SB
Thomas Redmond U17 9.01.16 PB
Ash Finch U17 9.10.81
Here comes the Midsummer Sun Race Report
Good Evening! Race Report comes to you live from my little, pretend Glasto experience (aka sofa). I hope you’ve all been enjoying the sunshine and the music as much as I have.
We’ll start things off by harking back to the weekend of 4th June, when, I am reliably, informed Aran Davidson earned himself an international podium (and perhaps a big slab of cheese) at the Biarritz half marathon in a time of 1.13.25 (3rd place). Makes me reach for a glass of wine just thinking about it.
Race Report - 18 - 19 June
Good Evening Race Report Fans. I hope you have not missed me too much. A relatively quiet weekend it seems.
There were first placed finishes for both Adam Shute and Mairead O’Rourke at Rickmansworth and Amersham, in times of 17.36 and 22.32, respectively. Meanwhile, Adam Finch earned himself an all-time PB of 22.22 at Rickmansworth.
In multi-sporting news, Neil Turner bagged a 2nd place finish in his age group at the Eastbourne Triathlon last weekend: a sea swim, plus a tough bike section over Beachy Head and back were topped off by an 18.28 5km run to finish. Today, Neil and James Repper raced at the English Aquathlon champs this morning - 750m swim and a 5km run. James bagged a bronze in 45-49 category and Neil grabbed a silver in 50-54.
South Bucks gained a second victory at the Southern Athletics League match at Luton on Sunday.
Despite several team changes during the week, the team were still strong enough to ward off a challenge from the host club.
There were twenty-seven South Bucks athletes in total (slightly down from 31 at the first match), nine coming from Chiltern. The match scores were South Bucks 286.5, Luton 250.5, Northampton 205, Biggleswade 153, Maidenhead 134, Aylesbury 41.
On a warm, sunny day there was some good athletics to enjoy. George Brown made his SAL debut with second place in 800m in a PB of 1.59.20. George added to this with a big win in his specialist event, 3000m with a time of 8.49.7, enough to earn the Man of the Match award. Matt Evans ran B string 800m and also gained a PB of 2.13.1.
There were seven Chiltern women taking part. Alice Brown was second in 400m in 62.7. In a tough 5000m in the heat, Ali Young and Charlotte Docwra had a good battle with Ali first A string in 2.02.2 and Charlotte first in B string in 2.04.6. Ali added first place in B string 1500m (5.28.0) with Soraya Lockwood winning A string in a PB of 5.10.3.
Holly Henderson won 1500m steeplechase in 5.51.4 and Abbie Henderson was third in A string high jump with 1.40m. Fiona Calder was second in B string 800m and also did non-scoring 200m and long jump. Alice was in the A string mixed relay team that was second and Abbie in the B string team that won.
Match 3 is on Saturday July 16th.
British Milers Club - PB Classic
Several Chiltern Harriers made the trip up to Milton Keynes for the British Milers Club PB Classic on Saturday 4th.
This meeting, for athletes U13-U20, is a good opportunity for young athletes to improve their times, each race being led by a pacemaker with lap targets. Chiltern athletes George Brown, Will Brown, Alex Johnson and Max McGarvie helped with the pacemaking.
Alden Collier was fifth in the Men’s A Race to log a season’s best 1.55.88. In the B Race U20 Max McGarvie also got a season’s best with 1.56.97. The C Race saw good runs from U17s Isaac Jessop-Tranter in 2.00.84 and John Nickless in 2.02.29, both outside their best however. U20 Louis Peterson won Race D in 2.00.34, just three tenths off his PB. U15 Callum Powell was fifth in the G Race in 2.19.51, just off his recently set best.
In the female 800m races Lily Jessop-Tranter ran 2.25.05 in the C Race whilst U15 Marlie Nkoane ran 2.33.07 in the Mixed I Race. U17 Allegra Massey won the Mixed L Race in a PB of 2.33.68.
In the Men’s C Race the Pinder twins both ran season’s bests - Euan in 4.22.30 and Archie in 4.26.58. U15 Alex Hughes ran 4.45.33 in the D Race, a little off his best, and in the F Race U13 Charlie Quantrill with 4.59.91 and U20 Charlotte Docwra with 5.10.64, were also a little off their best.
In the Men’s B Race U20 Tom Emery ran a PB of 9.07.12 and in the Women’s A Race U17 Maddie Hughes ran a PB, and ESAA qualifier, of 10.11.89.
In the Women’s 1500m race Frankie Baxter ran a PB of 5.29.17.
Watford Open - June 1st
A still, mild evening provided good conditions for middle distance running at Watford on June 1st, and the Chiltern contingent had another successful evening.
There were PBs for U13 Maya Davis (5.28.25) and U15 Eleanor Horne (5.50.68). U13 Isaac McCall was just off his best with 5.34.71.
PBs in this one for U13s Jacob McCall (5.25.04) and Eddie O’Brien (5.29.00) and U13 Nia Clarke was just off her best with 5.26.77.
U15 Issy Robinson ran well for a PB of 5.06.89 and U13 Evelyn Wildman also logged a new best of 5.12.60. Vet 45 Ali Young ran a season’s best 5.20.67 and U13 Luke Coultate 5.30.01.
Race 4 saw a Chiltern win for U15 Rory Hilton in a new best of 4.53.07. There were also PBs for U13 Charlie Quantrill (4.59.20), U13 Kara Gorman (4.59.98) and U15 Marlie Nkoane (5.02.62). U15 Olivia Clarke was slightly outside her best with 5.05.63.
This saw a positive race from U15 Aidan Suleyman who hung on well for a PB of 4.58.08.
U17 Ethan McCall ran well for a new best of 4.37.44. There were also PBs from U15 Callum Powell (4.41.57) and U13 Tom Ford (4.42.39).
U17 Maddie Hughes worked hard for a season’s best 4.45.25.
Senior Man Alex Paul had a good run to log 4.19.79 for a season’s best.
U20 Louis Peterson ran a PB of 4.02.77 and U17 Isaac Jessop-Tranter also had a PB evening with 4.08.38.
U20 Tom Emery ran well for a PB of 4.01.19.
There were five Chiltern PBs from five in the 3000m races at the end of the evening. In Race 2 Senior Man Aran Davidson with 8.49.47 and U23 Will Brown with 8.49.65 were third and fourth and not far behind U17s Thomas Redmond with 9.04.83 and Ash Finch with 9.08.14 also logged new bests.
In Race 3 U23 George Brown kept a good tempo for a big new best of 8.33.11.
Chisom Nwafor took part in the EA U18 Heptathlon Championships at Bedford at the weekend. The event, which also featured the Senior and U20 multi-events competitions, acted as a qualifier for the European U18 Championships which are in Jerusalem in early July.
In good conditions, and after recording four personal bests, Chisom won the gold medal with a points score of 5361, surpassing the qualifying standard for Jerusalem of 5200, and putting Chisom second on the U17 all-time list.
All weekend Chisom had a great battle with Taunton’s Seren Rodgers who ended on 5233. Chisom won three of the seven events and was never out of the top four. On Saturday Chisom opened with a PB of 14.69 in the 100m hurdles to be third. Chisom followed this with a win in high jump and another PB of 1.62m to remain third. A huge PB of 13.81m in the shot putt allowed Chisom to take the lead and open a gap on her rivals. A final PB of 25.33 in 200m meant Chisom ended the first day with a 63 point lead over Seren.
Day Two started well with possibly Chisom’s strongest event, long jump. A leap of 6.03m put her with a lead of over 200 and solid performances in javelin, 31.79m, and 800m, 2.28.53, left Chisom the victor despite a fast 800m by Seren to close the gap.
Chisom will now focus on getting ready for Jerusalem in just over a month’s time.
The South Bucks composite had a good match at Bournemouth on Sunday. Despite limited availability due to exams and other factors, the 31 athletes that took part worked hard and the team was fourth from seven on the day. A changeable weather day saw bright sunshine and a sharp shower mid-afternoon.
Christan Paulsen ran well in A string sprints, fourth in both in 13.1 and 26.5. Aaliyah Cain and Lottie Warkup were both fourth in the B strings. Olivia Edwards ran 2.29 for fourth in A string 800m, Tia Lomas 2.35 for second in B string. Charlotte Docwra was fourth in A string 1500m. Ella Griffin was third in 100m hurdles and Rufaro Chikwanda third in 400m hurdles. Olivia Brown had a great race to be second in 1500m steeplechase in an English Schools qualifier of 5.13.9. Tia Lomas jumped 4.52m in long jump with Rufaro and Hannah Wells doing well in triple jump. Hannah carried on her busy day with a win in shot, second in hammer, third in discus and sixth in javelin. The 4 x 100m team of Lottie, Rufaro, Christina and Ella were fourth whilst the 4 x 400m team of Tia, Charlotte, Ella and Lottie were also fourth.
The six U20 men available worked hard and gained some useful points. Ryan Wells won hammer and was second in discus and Keelan Welch was third and fifth in the short sprints in 11.7 and 24.3. Thomas Askey had a busy day with fourth in A string 400m and 800m. Max McGarvie added fifth in javelin and sixth in shot to his fourth in 1500m. Laurie Gawne won 3000m on debut in a good time of 9.35.5. Laurie added fourth in B string 200m. Andrew Partridge had a varied day in B string 800m plus PBs in long jump, shot and discus. The 4 x 400m relay team of Max, Laurie, Thomas and Max Baxter was third.
Keira Payne ran well in A string 100m and B string 200m with Bella Hussain in B string 100m and Aoife McCauley looking after A string 200m. The 300m duo of Frankie Baxter and Aaliyah Cain ran well. In 800m Evie Burton added an A string win to her second place in the 1500m earlier. Sofia Lomas was second in B string 800m, Ellie Faulkner third in B string 1500m. Jo Snelling ran A string 80m hurdles with Aoife McCauley in B string. Jo also ran A string 300m hurdles, Mae Burton looking after the B string. Frankie Baxter made a good debut in 1500m steeplechase, winning with 5.33.0. Aoife and Bella did long jump with Sofia in triple jump and Mae in high jump. In the throws Frankie and Evie did shot, Aaliyah and Sofia discus, and Bella and Kiera javelin. The 4 x 100m team was fourth and the 4 x 300m team of Jo, Frankie, Evie and Sofia third.
Again just six South Bucks men participated but all made big contributions. Isaac Jessop-Tranter ran A string 200m (PB of 25.5) and 400m and the 800m was looked after by Archie Pinder and Ethan McCall. Euan Pinder was second in 1500m with Rowan Gawne second in B string. Max Baxter was second in 3000m. Max added A string discus and won B string long jump. Archie did A string long jump and B string high jump and Rowan added A string shot. Ethan ran B string 400m and threw a javelin PB of 25.89m with Euan second in B string. The 4 x 400m team of Euan, Archie, Ethan and Isaac was third.
The third match is closer to home at Harrow on June 26th.