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ANOTHER CLUB RECORD - AND ANOTHER(for which see Lily B League Report for June 29th)
Along with Alex Meaklim(U15B TJ),another recent new member,claimed a new Club Record - Arun Davis took 2/100ths off Neal Renfer's 10 year-old Under 13 Boys 200 mark with 27.4 in the YDL LAG match at Woking on 20th June. Well done,both,and welcome!
SOUTHERN CHAMPS PBs
Jordan Smith-Bent(100/200) and Mary Iheke(400) took advantage of some good,if gusty,conditions at Watford to set new personal marks,with Mary also snipping 2/100ths off her recent Club Record.
In the Mens 100,Jordan was 3 times under his previous best with 10.75 and 10.78 twice,and made the Final(8th),as well as joining Tom Butcher in the K&P AllTime Top 20. Andre Nembhard clocked his best of the summer(10.99 w+2.1). In the 200s,Jordan was again faster than ever,running 22.03 and 22.07;both Justin Green and Chris Hall ran 22.79 in their heats. M45 Andy Robinson joined a large field in the SM 5000,finishing a creditable 18th in 15.52.24.
In the Womens 400,Mary Iheke won her heat comfortably(56.52) and was a fine 2nd in the Final in exactly 55.00. Molly Renfer yet again ran within a couple of metres of her best(4th in Final 2.08.66),just 33/100ths short of her PB set at Twickenham two days before.
HCA Luke Caldwell(Dorking Mole Valley/New Mexico University) has won his first GB Vest,having been chosen by the selectors to compete over 5000 in the forthcomng European Under 23 Championships in Finland.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Busy! - Ewell welcomes the Nicky and Mike's teams for the 3rd round of the SVL SWLDiv on Monday evening(24th)===it's the RBK Primary Schools Champs at Kingsmeadow on Wed 26th===Mary & Julie's R1-winning Lily B Girls(U13/U15/U17) go to Walton on Sat 29th for the first of 2 matches in 8 days to complete their regular season===and the YDL UAG R3 match on Sunday at Kingsmeadow,which also incorporates our U17 Women,also sees Frank's team hoping to augment 2 consecutive wins.
ENGLISH SCHOOLS SELECTIONS
Many congratulations to Mae Thompson(Surrey SG 400H),Harry Reynolds(Middlesex JB 1500) and Alex Meaklim(Middlesex JB TJ) who have achieved their goal of representing their County at the prestigious English Schools Championships in Birmingham on July 5th/6th. With the latter taking Josh Diffley's U15 Club Triple Jump Record with 12m84 at Ashford on 18th.,all three are now Club Record Holders. HCA Linus Field(SMR) is also in the Middx SB team at 400. Full(prov) entries from all Counties are on the ESAA website.
Sincere commiserations to those who have striven to make the teams,but have just fallen short,of which there are several in the Club.
UPDATE - JACK PETCHEY AWARDS
Frank Schubert announces Neil Wellard as the latest worthy winner and very appropriately as the new holder of the Club Under 17 3000m Record. See both the Young Athletes File for the Full List of JP winners to date and the Club Records File for the latest New Club Record Holders - click on the Main Menu on this page.
YOU CAN NOW VOTE FOR THE JOINT MAY AND JUNE AWARDS
Gordon & Harriet Lester's SAL team won,after two 2nds,at the first of 3 consecutive Home fixtures which will end the SAL season. Reports to come.
Phoebe Law & Caitlin Dimbleby win for Surrey in the SE Schools Inter County at Basingstoke.
Gill Broderick's Ebbisham surpassed themselves tieing for 1st place(eventually) at the Croydon Ebbisham League M2 - not often we get the better - or equal - of HHH and Croydon in this league. Citius,altius,fortius! Individual results on TOPS/TPOT soon. Report here in due course.
MORE RECORDS - see Report on Latest News
On home territory at the Surrey Schools,Sophie Dimbleby,Phillip Bearman and Neil Wellard each added entries to the Club Records Book - well done!
10.76 FOR TOM BUTCHER
Tom Butcher went into the Top 20 K&P AllTime 100m listings with a legal 10.76(+1.0) at Wednesday's Lee Valley Open,finishing 2nd in his race,and handing a short lesson to several younger athletes behind him.
May 29th - Watford Open - Hardly allowing time for the 'ink to dry',Harry Reynolds improved upon his first Club record mark and his PB at the Surreys on Sunday by finishing 3rd in his race in 4.17.57. Sister Rhianna lowered her 100 best to 13.84(0.8),with Abbie Hutchings clocking 14.40. The girls long jumped to 4.59 and 3.46 respectively.
1st - Ewell - Surrey Vets Champs - There were Golds for Rob Lowe,Adam Bellis,Clare Nelson & Andy Gordon,with a Bronze for Nicky Atkins. Full Results - www.surreyathletics.org.uk
1st - parkrun - In Bushy,Phil Bearman Jnr took 15th out of 1015 finishers(17.55),with Father in 53rd(19.24),Liz Richardson 205th(22.21) and Avelline Deighton 416th(24.52,but K&P pride of place went to 9 year old Olly Wilson whose 4th place in 7.20 in the 2K Junior run lifted him to 2nd best ever in the Age Graded List for that event. At Banstead Woods,Matt Hyett placed 5th/174 in 19.07;in Richmond Park,George King was 36th(21.34) and Fiona Whatley 223rd/266 in 30.57;Maureen Chitty(33.12) was 62nd in a smallish field at Roundshaw Down and Gaby James took 66th/104 at the Kingston event in 26.21.
1st - Sport City,Manchester - On her return from Uni in the USA,Molly Renfer lowered her recent 1500 PB to 4.29.85 in taking 5th in the BMC Grand Prix Meeting.
2nd - Ashford - SCVAC Champs - Mike May won Gold and Silver in his M50 sprints with 14.5/30.2,two of his best times this season,and faster than at Ewell the day before.
6th - Parliament Hill - Gordon Pearce won what was probably his track debut at the distance race at Highgate's Night of 10,000ms in 32.33.40.
8th - Hayward Field,Eugene,Oregon - At the prestigious NCAA Div 1 Championship,HCA Luke Caldwell(DMV/New Mexico University) was 7th in the 5000 Final in 13.55.55,short of his PB.
8th - parkrun - Spreading like……! - Maureen Chitty 80/97 Roundshaw Down 32.45===Fiona Whatley 212/270 in Richmond 29.58===Lana Whatley 28/80 in Parramatta,Oz===Avelline Deighton 48/95 at Kingston 24.50===at Bushy,Phil Bearman Snr was 21st(18.35),with Son(150/1007) warming up for his Club U17 'Chase record in the afternoon and Eleanor Bibby 834th(31.13)===and Matt Hyett was 5/168 at Banstead Woods(18.46).
9th - Southampton - UKWL D1 - Dominique Blaize and Pippa Wingate represented Enfield & Haringey as HCAs,with the former winning both the A200(24.06 w+2.6) & LJ(6.30 w+5.0),whilst Pippa placed 4th in both the A Shot and Discus(10.59/47.08).
12th - Watford - BMC - Molly Renfer clocked her umpteenth sub-2.10 800 in taking 6th in her race,but agonisingly again just a few feet short of her PB.
12th - Ashford - Open - Andre Nembhard easily won his 200 in a windy 22.88(+3.4).
15th - Bedford - EA Champs - Molly Renfer was short of the sought-after Eurpoean U23 1500 Qualifying mark in finishing 12th in 4.35.8.
15th - Basingstoke - SE Schools Inter-County - Phoebe Law(1500) and Caitlin Dimbleby(PV) did their causes for selection for the ESAA Champs no harm by winning their Inter Girls events in 4.50.9 and 2.90 respectively. Phoebe extended a sustained winning streak over all distances and Caitlin equalled her PB & U17 Club Record. In the Inter Boys 3000,Neil Wellard took 4th(9.24.8),just half a second outside his recent Club Record and Philip Bearman was 5th(4.49.3) in his 1500 Steeplechase,just short of his own Club Record. In the Junior Girls,Mollie O'Sullivan(3rd 2.20.5) to all intents equalled her PB,give or take 3/100ths,whilst Sophie Dimbleby(23.46) was 9th in the Javelin.
15th - parkruns - Bushy saw Phil Bearman Snr in 18th(18.18),with PB Jnr 87th(20.48),Jo Bourne 595th(27.03) and Eleanor Bibby 803rd(30.19) - 1020 finished=====Lucie Fletcher placed 36th/125 at the Kingston event=====Lana Whatley came in 28th/90 in New South Wales=====Fiona Whatley took 187th/270(28.25) in Richmond Park=====and on Wimbledon Common,Ella Shaw was 255th/374 in 28.18.
16th - Swansea Open - William Trimble duly won the SM javelin with 52.05,ahead of some training partners in Swansea.
18th - Ashford - ESAA Cup Reg Rd - There were some good performances by members representing Grey Court,Hampton GS & Lady Eleanor Hollies inc a 13.3/4.72 75H/LJ double by Rhianna Reynolds,a 44.1/1.50 300/HJ double from Laura Darcey and a decent 12.4 80H from new member Alex Meaklim,but it was the latter who particularly impressed,reaching out to 12m84 in the Triple Jump to claim the Club U15 Record(qv) by over half a metre.
19th - Lee Valley Sprints Meet - Victor Nwagbara returned to competition with a handy 11.15(+3.1) and 11.29(legal) double;Tom Butcher ran 10.87/10.95,both just over 2.0m+; and V35 Andy Gordon would likely have been as pleased as anyone with 2 legal runs at 11.79.
20th - Twickenham - Four members took advantage of the match between St Marys University v Ivy Leaguers,Brown and Dartmouth Unis from New England == Running for St Marys,Elijah Vidal posted a 200 PB at 23.06 after a 11.57 short sprint == Pippa Wingate had another useful series at SP/DT/HT(10.80/35.60/50.38) == M40 Steve Simmonds,about to make his BAL debut with Gareth Cook in Oz,upped his PB to 37.15 in anticipation == whilst fellow Ivy Leaguer,Molly Renfer(Harvard) ironically chose to at last improve her 800 PB,albeit marginally,against the Yanks OVER HERE with 2.08.33.
23rd - SportCity,Manchester - Northern Champs - Danny Eckersley was back again in his native county,taking 5th in the SM 400Hurdles in 57.05.
22nd/23rd - SE Schools Multis Champs - Representing Middlesex,Rhianna Reynolds took 17th/28 in the JG Pentathlon with 2379pts and Laura Darcey placed 15th/24 in the IG event(3343pts). Both will be in the same Age Group in 2014. Both their Sprint Hurdles performances - 12.9(75) and 13.1(80) - stood out.
22nd - parkrun - Neil Wellard won a 3rd Nonsuch event,winning in 17.09,with Elle-Louise Butcher 86th(24.13) - 293 finished===In Sydney AUS,Lana Whatley was 21st in the Curl Curl run(23.58(54 partook)===Matt Hyett(19.08) ran into 7th/257 in the Richmond event,with Fiona Whatley 201st(29.55)===895 completed the Bushy run with Philip Bearman Jnr a fine 6th(17.23) from PB Snr 18th 18.28,Jo Bourne 167th 22.16,Liz Richardson 196th 22.49 and Eleanor Bibby 633rd(29.00).
25th - Kingsmeadow - Richmond Schools Champs - Winners included Alex Meaklim(80H/TJ),Rhianna Reynolds(75H/LJ),Laura Darcey(SP/300),Harry Reynolds(1500) and Charlie Philips(300). Aaron Bruce chalked up a 5-second PB over 800(2.17.64),a just reward for some serious efforts over several distances recently. Abbie Hutchings was also in good form over 100(14.06). E & O E.
26th - Kingston - RBK Y7/8 Champs - Some 16 members competed for their schools - there were wins for Eleanor McDonnell(200),Mollie O'Sullivan(800 - by the length of the home straight!),Elisha Edman(SP),Sophie Dimbleby(JT) and Charlie Dugdale(JT). Kathryn Bartle(800),Alex Shaw(800),Ben Paton(800) & Rebecca Keddie(1500) each clipped a few 100ths off their 2013 best times.
26th - Newham - Open Sprints - Andre Nembhard confirmed his return to some form with a repeat 11.13,whilst Elijah Vidal,with some wa,clocked 11.40/23.11.
26th - Crawley Open - Under 11 Olly Wilson(4th) posted a significant 800 time of 2.40.20 in an all-age group race.
29th - Cardiff - Welsh Champs - Chris Hall jumped his best of the summer at 6.67,with a series of 4 jumps over 6.50,and claimed a well-earned Bronze Medal on Day One of the Welsh.He later made the most of 110H opportunity,taking the Gold in 16.7.
29th - parkrun - Leading K&P youngsters,Phil Bearman(7th 16.49 at Bushy) and Harry Reynolds(4th 19.05 at Kingston) led the way. Senior Phil was in good form,too,in 21st/913 in Bushy(18.12) whilst Avelline Deighton placed 49th/109 at Kingston and Lana Whatley ran into 20th/49 in Parramatta Aus. Parkrun seems not to have caught on Down Under yet.
29th - Hendon - LICC - Jason Bernard showed commendable form with a 23.50 legal win over 200,plus an 11.56windy 100. It was another opportunity for Bilen Ahmet to demonstrate his affinity to multi-eventing,contesting 10 events in the afternoon,his best,not surprisingly being a 3.62 win in the Vault. Otherwise it was only the Javelin which evaded him in the field,but he added 100/200/800 for good measure. Good build-up to the BAL a week ahead.
30th - Watford - BMC GP - Molly Renfer sought in vain for a time near to 2.06.0 for Euro U23 selection for Switzerand,just falling short,finishing 10th in her race in 2.10.66. HCA Luke Caldwell(DMV),already a GB U23 Selection over 5000 was happier,lowering his 1500 PB to a fine 3.42.14.
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