Day 1 of the delayed Bucks County Championships took place at Stantonbury Stadium, Milton Keynes on Saturday. (Day 2 will be Sunday August 15th.)
This first part of the championships featured track events from 100m to 800m for all age groups, and field events for the U13 and U15 age groups. The 1500m and hurdles events will be in August,
Conditions were grey, but with little wind and only a smattering of rain, quite good for athletics.
Ellie Danner had a good day, winning gold in the 200m in 29.63 and bronze in 100m in 14.71 (after a PB of 14.58 in the heat). Also in 100m heats were Laura Fletcher (16.18) and Mia Malik (16.51). In the 200m final Charlotte Grosse was fifth in 32.11, Laura Fletcher fifth in 33.91 and Mia Malik sixth in 34.40. The 800m was run as two time trials with Lydia Cross best placed in fourth in a PB of 2.33.95 in the faster race. Issy Robinson (2.49.46) and Leila Pollard (3.03.66) also ran well in the other. In the field Laila Pollard was third in javelin with 11.52m.
Felix Danielli had a busy day with four events. Felix’s best result was in the 200m where he won bronze in 29.47 and Tayte Fahey was fourth in 30.53. William Adey won bronze in 100m in 13.82 with Felix Danielli fifth in 14.38 – both good PBs. Felix was the fastest of the Chiltern 800m runners across the two time trials in a PB of 2.28.06 . Also in heat 2 was William Adey with 2.34.75. James Holdsworth won heat 1 in 2.30.85 with Charlie Quantrill running 2.37.10. William Adey was third in long jump with 4.10m, Tayte Fahey seventh with 3.60m and Felix Danielli ninth with 3.40m. Tayte won high jump as the only competitor with 1.20m and Austin Tinsley won silver in discus with 15.19m, just 1cm off the gold.
Mila Luker won bronze in the 100m final in 13.37, after running 13.52 in the heat. Kayla Best and Sophie Habgood qualified for the 200m final where Kayla won bronze in 27.04 with Sophie fourth in 27.25. The 800m final saw Frankie Baxter and Sofia Lomas qualify from the heats. Frankie was just edged into fourth in the final in 2.24.17 and Sofia was seventh in 2.39.18. In javelin Lucy Wilkinson saw a return to form to throw 20.73m to win bronze. Sophie Habgood threw 17.71m to be fifth. Sofia Lomas won bronze in long jump with 4.39m and Frankie Baxter won bronze in shot with 7.28m.
The 800m final saw only four boys toe the line. English Schools bronze medallist Isaac Jessop-Tranter won in a comfortable 2.10.32 and Daniel Munn was third in 2.25.55 in his debut at the event. Max Roughton won high jump with 1.30m, and 300m with 44.87, the sole competitor in both. Johnny Tunstall won silver in his first shot competition with a new weight of 4kg. His distance was 9.44m.
Rufaro Chikwanda was fourth in 200m in 28.33 and third in 300m in 45.53, both times PBs. Five Chiltern Harriers made it to the 800m final. Holly Henderson ran a season’s best 2.19.8 to win silver and the other Chiltern girls battled it out for fifth to eighth with Ellie Shield fifth in 2.33.8, Charlotte Docwra sixth in 2.34.2, Alice Brown seventh in 2.34.4 and Hannah Ashby eighth in 2.36.3.
Newcomer Archie Colley did well to reach the final of the 100m in his first track meeting running 12.08 in the heat and 12.06 in the final. Noah Hobson ran 12.69 in the 100m heats. Archie ran 24.72 in the 200m heat with Noah Hobson running 26.31. Thomas Askey ran strongly in 400m to record a PB of 54.23 to win bronze. Fast improving John Nickless won his heat in a PB of 2.07.87 and improved that to 2.04.56 in the final to win bronze. Jamie Shepherd ran a big PB of 2.17.60 to be eighth in the final.
Finn Hobson was fourth in the 100m final in 11.89 and repeated the position in the 200m final in 24.69.
Lily Holt ran her first 100m flat since 2018 and ran a great PB of 12.99 to be second.
Sarah Cross took part in her first track race for several years and ran an excellent 12.94 in 100m to be second.