Heart of England Match Report - 10th June

The first Heart of England meeting took place on Sunday 10 June 2012.

This saw the introduction of several new U11 and U13 athletes who had not previously competed on behalf of the Club. All equipped themselves very well. Diarra Layne (who did compete last year) ran very well in the 600m, 75m and Long Jump – gaining a new pb in his 75m sprint. Newcomer Dylan Bowley gained pbs in all three events.

In the girls U11s Isabella Moxey, Allana Smith and Lauren Hughes all ran and jumped very well in their events.

In the U13 age group Travis Bowley gained a new pb in the 800m leading from gun to finish and also turned out good performances in the shot and javelin. Joe Pendred gained pbs in the 1500m and Javelin as well as doing the long jump. Newcomers Christain Beucheler, James Ritchie and Jack Pepperall all performed very well in various events, all of which were new to them in competition. All showed good potential for the future.

In the girls corresponding age group, multi event athlete Freya Marlow showed her consistency in the 70m hurdles, and Javelin and gaining a pb to win the B string long jump. Demi Fox in her first visit to the H of E league performed very well in both sprint events and leaped to a new pb in the long jump winning the A string

In the U13 girls 800m Both Tabby Walford and Rebecca Hughes comfortably won their A & B races respectively, Tabby running a great tactical race to comfortably win the race overall, and Rebecca Hughes was third overall. Both also did sprints 100m and 200m respectively.

In the U15 age group Multi event athletes Jamie Shaw and Luke Andrews had a busy afternoon competing in Long Jump, Hurdles, 200m, Javelin and Shot between them.

In the boys events, Jack hope taking on the less favoured 800m ran an excellent race to lead from the start and win with a new PB by 5 seconds. Also dropping down in distance Josh Cara took on a 400m looking for some speed work, and dint disappoint by finishing in 3rd place to record an impressive time of 59.4. Edward Cannell run an excellent 1500m to finish 2nd in 4:54.7 a new PB by nearly 5 seconds.

On the girls side Rowena Cattell did both sprints – gaining pbs. Evie Horsley performed very well in the 100m and Long Jump. Lydia Cole also performed well in her long jump. Unfortunately due to the cancellation of High Jump for all athletes, Lydia was unable to take part in her other scheduled event. Annie Gilbert performed well in the shot and javelin where she finished 2nd.

Hanna Winstone ran well in her less favoured 1500m to finish 5th in 6:13.0 and also ran well in the 200m to finish 2nd in the B race and record a new PB of 30:0. In the 800 Gemma Vaughan dropping down in distance ran well to finish 2nd in 2:39.6, and returning from injury Beth Gordon won the B race and finished third overall with 2:41.2 a SB.

In the U17 category Bradley Fox had his normal busy afternoon – coming 1st in the 100m hurdles and shot and 2nd in the long jump by 1cm! Courtney had two second place finishes in the 100m and Shot.

The Middle distance group performed well with Josh Coles again looking for some speed with an 800m setting a PB to finish a close 2nd in 2:04.6 and he also finished 3rd in the B string 200m to record a new PB of 25.0, and in a busy afternoon he also finished 2nd in the B string 400m narrowly outside his PB in 55.5. Liam Kirk lead from start to finish to record an impressive win in a new PB of 4:29.3 in the 1500m. Ed Cherry continues to inch closer the English Schools qualification time and easily won his 400m A string with 51.5 followed up with 4th in 24.5.

On the girls side Lorna Milne had a busy afternoon competing in the 80m hurdles, 100m and Long Jump gaining at least one pb on the way. Harriet Sumnal performed to her normal high standard finishing in 2nd in both Javelin and Shot. Niamh Bailey who was hoping for a rest day ended up taking part in javelin, shot and a rare 800m winning all three B string events. Sofia Gaziano ran in the 100m and Sheena Britten ran in the 200m and a rare appearance in the Long jump.

Abigail Coleman ran well in the 1500m to finish a comfortable 3rd in 5:15.3 supported well with Claudia Kelsell easily won the B string race in 5:26.3. In the 800m Jess Gordon ran a fantastic race to smash her previous PB by 4 seconds and easily win the race with 2:21.1, no doubt helped on with a keen first lap set by Niamh Bailey who was running her first 800m of the season and also held on brilliantly to win the B string and set a new PB by over 10 seconds with 2:30.1. Fran Ashworth looking for a speed workout ran a 300m and finished second in 42.2 to equal her PB, and the B string was ran by debutant Abigail Coleman who ran well to easily win in 44.9

The majority of athletes also took part in successful relay teams.

The day finished with a joint third finish. However, it has been noted that two results are missing, namely Dylan Bowley’s 75m and Luke Andrews shot. If these scores are amended and added then we should finish as outright 3rd place finishers!! Given the lack of organisation on the day and problems with the computer data entry on the day, this may not occur, but equal third is still a great achievement.

Well done to all who took part.

The next H of E event is at Kettering on Saturday 21 July. Please confirm your availability to Amanda Marlow as soon as possible.