Magical weekend for On-Fire KTH athletes!

In a hugely busy weekend for the Harriers with a home Heart of England league fixture, a BMC PB classic,Midland senior league and the Leicestershire County Pentathlon Championships, all competing for athletes, there were some terrific performances from all the squads with some significant PB’s being set.

One of the main highlights of the weekend was a magnificent run from bottom year U17 Erin Healy in the women’s 100m who smashed her PB, finishing in the same time as Dudley Stourbridge AC’s senior women Lucy Jones, in 12.3 which propels her to 13th in the UK rankings. This performance also significantly broke the 2011 Club record of 12.5 set by former KTH GB athlete Niamh Bailey, and is a measure of the improvement seen under the guidence of coach Ann Innis. Erin also set a superb PB in the 200m, again finishing a close second to Lucy Jones with a fine 25.7, and moves to within touching distance to the 200m Club record. Erin Healy has produced PBs' in 4 out of the 5 meetings that she has competed in so far this season. 5 of these performances have also been within the English Schools entry standard.

Erin Healy magnificent performance to smash the 2011 100m Club Record

For members of the MD squad there were difficult decisions to be made in which competitions to compete in but for U17 Poppy Carmichael, the decision to race at the BMC PB classic at Milton Keynes was a great decision, seeing her set a new lifetime best and move to 5th in the East Midlands with a powerful performance over 800m which saw her slice two seconds from her previous best with a fine clocking of 2:19.21 to move closer to her 2:16 season target, it’s been a good week for Poppy with her first Sub 5:00 1500m clocking a few days earlier, and she heads into the County Schools race in a boyant mood.

Poppy Carmichael fine new lifetime best and closing in on her 2:16 800m target

HofE league match

Middle Distance Squad

There was a superb win for U15 Brandon Raulia in the A 800m with 2:20.3, with a fine 2nd place for late substitute jack Althorpe in the B race. Jack Watson finished 2nd in the U17 Men’s B 800m. In the younger age groups there was a fine win in the B U13 800m for George Separovic.

For the women there was a fine 2nd place and a new PB for Krisztina Kurucz running in the 1500m for the first time this year with 5:19.8, with Elaine Fairbrother also finishing in second place with a new PB of 5:58.6 in the B race. In the 800m Charlotte Maywood had a fantastic race to finish in second place in the U17 race with 2:34.3, followed up with an equally impressive win for Harriett Jolley in the B race with 2:35.8. Mia Brockway also enjoyed a good race to finish in third place in the U15 girls 800m. In the longer sprints Charlotte Maywood finished in third place in the B 300m, with Henri Codling setting a new PB in the men’s A 400m in 57.60.

In the U13 Boys 1500m, both Alfie Frayne (4th in the A race) & Ben Brooker (2nd in the B race) set new PB’s with an identical time for both of 5:06.3, with Ryan Raulia running well for third place in the U15 Boys 1500m. Josh Cannell enjoyed one of his best races in the Red & White vest to finish a fine 2nd place with 4:38.6 and setting a new PB in the process.

Sprint Squad Report

The standout sprint performance of the day came from Cynthia Ike who ran an impressive double in the U15 Girls 100m & 200m recording times of 13.1 and a new personal best of 26.8 to blow away her opposition.

Personal bests were also recorded by Asha Johnson, 31.1 in the U13 Girls 200m, Dylan Mukhtar, 24.2 in the U17 Boys 200m, Henri Codling, 57.6 in the U17 Boys 400m, Millie Webb, 46.7 in the U13 girls 300m, meanwhile Rhianna Parris-Smith equalled her 100m best of 13.9 in the U17 Girls 100m.

Sprint Squad members also recorded personal bests in other events on the day. Benefitting from the coaching that they have recently received from ex-GB international high jumper, Canisus Alcindor, Lewis-Morgan Barton jumped 1.74 to win the U17 Boys high jump, and Matilda Braithwaite jumped 1.40 in the U15 Girls event. Lewis-Morgan also long jumped 4.96, while Matilda threw the shot 5.72 metres. Meanwhile, in the U17 Boys age group, Josh Gray posted two new bests in the 100m hurdles, 15.5, and jumped 5.34 in the long jump. Finally, Oliver Laskey jumped 4.33 in the U13 Boys long jump.

U11 report

The exciting sprint duo of William Robertson and Kaiden Ramsey did not disappoint at this fixture. William was 3rd in the 100m in 10.90 (just outside his own club record) and recorded a new pb in the B long jump of 4.14 for 1st. Kaiden was 1st in the B 75m in 11.3 and also 1st in a new pb in the A long jump of 4.30 and will be keeping a close eye on the club record of 4.36m.

Jacob Asher Relf destroyed the field in his 600m (fresh from his club record on Tuesday night) for victory. Dylan White also finished 1st in the 600m B race in a new pb of 1.54.2. William Rawcliffe made his debut at a League match and competed in several events with his best a pb in the 600m of 2.06.3.

In the U11 Girls Chloe Oliver ran a brilliant race for 2nd in the 600m recording a massive pb of 2.06, as well as doing the 75m and the long jump. Elizabeth Reading also made her debut at a League match winning the B race 600m and also competing in the howler. Issy Brockway recorded a new pb in the howler of 17.65 and also in the sprint 75m, as well as running a 600m. Darcie Cox also competed in the 600m and 75m. Lulu Mowforth ran a good 75m and also gained a pb in the long jump 2.95.

Multi Events report

Many athletes agreed to compete in multi events for the purpose of gaining points as well as competing in their main event a Sprint or Distance race. The reports from Sprint/Distance will be found elsewhere in this report.

In the U13B Ben Brooker did well in the high jump 1.20m and also did the shot. Rio Carr also competed in the long jump and shot. George Separovic competed in the hurdles and javelin. Alfie Frayne ran in the 100m (to fill a gap on the team sheet) and also attempted the javelin.

In the U13G Ruby McLeod gained a pb in the 1500m 6.32.2 and immediately afterwards competed in the 70m hurdles and also took part in the long jump. Emma Williams ran well for 3rd in the 70m hurdles in 14.0. Maddie Moxey ran in the 800m but also helped out by competing in the long jump and shot. Niamh Sinnott also gained a pb in the 1500m 7.25.8 and also took part in the shot and javelin. Asha Mohan also agreed to take part in the javelin to gain a point for the club.

Scarlett Maxwell-Munn finished 2nd in the High jump in a pb of 1.36 and also ran well in the 100m and 200m.

In the U15B Oliver Laskey jumped his way to a Long jump pb of 4.33 as well as taking part in the 300m. Ethan Nelis ran a pb in the 300m 44.3. Alfie Cope gained pbs in the long jump 4.05, 80m hurdles 15.7 and also javelin 17.41. Sam Harrison and Ryan Raulia both finished 3rd in the A & B shot. Brandon Raulia also finished 3rd in the javelin. Cole Sinnott was jumping well in the high jump, clearing 1.40 but unfortunately ran out of time to jump any further due to a clash with his sprint event.

In the U15G Isabella Moxey ran well in her 1500m but also gained pbs in the 300m and javelin. Matilda Braithwaite gained a pb in the high jump 1.40 for 3rd and also competed in the shot and javelin. Millie Webb gained pbs in the 300m 46.7 and long jump 3.94. Mia Brockway kindly stepped in to take part in the shot due to another athlete being unavailable gaining a much needed point for her club as well as running in her 800m event.

In the U17B Joshua Gray gained all 2nd places in all his events, 100m hurdles, 200m and gained a pb also in the long jump of 5.34. Lewis-Morgan Barton came 1st in the B long jump and also jumped a new amazing pb of 1.74 in the high jump as well as running in his 100m. Henri Colding threw the javelin 20.87 as well as his 400m. Joshua Cannell took part in the shot and javelin, in addition to his main event the 1500m.

In the U17G Olivia Knibb threw a new pb in the javelin of 14.32 as well as competing in the shot and long jump.

Midland Senior League

Middle Distance Squad

There was a new PB and club record for Tony James despite finishing in 6th place with a fine 2:10.7 and Krizstina Kurucz also set a new 400m PB finishing in a fine 3rd place in 64.6 and also running well for third place in the 800m with 2:32.5, with Sophie Moss running her first competitive 400m finishing second in the B 400m in a fine 65.3, and this after her finishing 1st in the B string 800m with 2:34. Edward Cannell put in a solid performance for third place in the men's 3k, as did brother Josh in the 1500m finishing in 4th place.There were also important points scored from Babs Poncia in the Womens 3k & 1500m, and for Steve Sinnot who had a very busy afternoon, competing amoungst otheres in the Pole Vault, Triple Jump and 3k steeplechase where he finished in a very respectable 4th place, with Sean Gallagher also running his first 3k sc finishing in a fine 3rd place in the B race.

Tony James lowered Vet 45 800m Club record to 2:10.7

Sprint Sqaud report

Emmanuel Mbu produced times of 11.4 in the 100m, & 23.1 in the 200m. Earlier in the day he also finished 3rd in his debut long jump with a leap of 5.79 metres. Not to be outdone by her fellow squad members, Annabelle Clotworthy ran an outstanding 200m to win the B 200m in a new best of 27.6. She later topped off the day with a 100m time of 13.2 seconds.

Superb day for the sprint Squad with Erin Healy, Annabelle Clotworthy & Emmanual MBU all setting PB's at 100m & 200m

In the field, Esther Osawa, competed in the long jump, producing a jump of 4.19, triple jumped 7.26, and threw the javelin 11.17 metres. Veteran, Lorna Barlow, threw 14.11 in the discus, 21.63 to finish 3rd in the hammer, 5.50 in the shot, & 17.47 in the javelin to finish 5th.

BMC Milton Keynes PB Classic

In the BMC Classic held at Milton keynes, one of the biggest BMC PB classics ever, there were great oppertunities for the MD squad to get a highly competitive/ paced race. In the 800m Tom Jaward sliced 2 seconds from his best with a fine race to finish in 2:05.15 in only his second race of the season to set a fine new PB, with Jack Hope in his first 2000m steeplechase of the season running a very respectable 6:11 to move to 12th in the UK, and Lilly Carmichael also set a SB in the U20 Women’s 1500m sc with 4:47.02.

Leicestershire County Pentathlon Championships

U13G Emma Williams from the Multi Events group competed in the Leicestershire County Pentathlon Championships on Sunday 4th June.

Emma won the event and her individual times and distances recorded were as follows:-

High Jump 1.26
Shot 6.32
800m 2.44
Long Jump 3.60
70m hurdles 13.79

A tremendous achievement for Emma. Congratulations on a great victory.