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Superlative but contrasting performances from two of our very promising youngsters this Saturday(28th).
In Richmond Park,U17 Phillip Bearman held of the challenge of M35 Mark Reed to WIN the Bert Long Trophy for the Club Open 5 Miles CC Championship - his 2nd outing of the day - pretty sure it has not been won by someone as young,though one would need to check on David Beaver's age if and when he won it in the 1970s.(Matt's report now on Latest News).
Meanwhile,at the Biggleswade Open T&F Meeting at Sandy,the Earley Family found a last fling 70m Hurdles Open Race in order to enable Pippa to try and severely dent her own,and Phoebe Haynes's,11.8 Club Record before she moves up to the U15 Age Group.This she duly did,substantially reducing the mark with a very swift 11.3,despite a minor hesitation,half a second inside her win at the Lily B Final. This fine time lifts Pippa into the UK Top Ten,just short of the fastest in the UK this summer of 11.15. She also equalled her best 100 clocking with 13.5,and long jumped 4.54. The Sandy record represents her 5th Club record this summer in 4 different disciplines.
T & F RANKING LISTS
The Club Lists on this site are now being compared with the Surrey lists - www.surreyathletics.org.uk - to achieve consistency,though the County lists have slightly stricter criteria,as do the National listings,TOPS and TPOT. This will take time,given the depth of performances and the volunteer effort involved.
A provisional schedule can now be accessed via the Main Menu(left) under Fixtures(unsurprisingly)
INAUGURAL CLUB RECORDS
Layla Thompson(U20W) and Phoebe Law(U17W) have been duly added to the roll of Club RecordHolders(q.v) at 1500 Steeplechase.Well done,Girls.
CONGRATULATIONS to Lana Whatley who has returned to the UK for the homeland version of her Marriage Ceremony on Saturday next,14th - her 5 bridesmaids are Dominique,Sasha,Isabelle and her two sisters.
1st - Woking YA Meet - All 4 of our competitors picked up medals at this well-organised Annual YA Open Meet. Aggressive intent over the 2nd 300 from Under 11 Olly Wilson gave him a good win in his 600 in 1.51.59,but the winner of the 2nd race was a few tenths faster to take the gold - he later ran into 6th in the 80m Final(12.15/12.30ht). U13G Pippa Earley also showed no intention of being beaten,winning the LJ at 4.29 from a large field,and then taking the 200 comfortably in 28.10,after a heat win in 28.66. Rhianna Reynolds won silver(joint) in the U15G HJ(1.45) and bronze at LJ(4.50),but better still showed no repercussions from mishap at the Lily B Final the day before. Caitlin Dimbleby duly took the U17W gold in the Vault(2.80) and Rory McCann was over 40m(40.04) to win the U17M Javelin.
4th - Kingston - VAC 10000 Champs - In Race 3,amongst flying footballs,Nicky Atkins(W45),clocked 45.32.0 for 5th.
4th - Crystal Palace - CP Open - Mary Iheke continued to put the 'frighteners' on a predominantly male race,over 200 this time,with another PB,at 24.43. Late in the summer this may be,but the prospect of a sub 54 over 400 is well on the cards.
4th - Watford - Open - Harry Reynolds was an agonising 9/100ths of a second outside Phil Bearman's Club U15 800 record,though he posted yet another PB at 2.06.42.
7th - parkrun - Of the 1000 who crossed the line in Bushy Park,Phil Bearman Senior stole a march on Matt Hyett by 8 places,taking 18th to 26th, and 18.08 to 1835.Twenty seconds back,PB Jnr just pipped Josh Hall by one place,32nd to 33rd(18.56/18.57). In 375th was Ben Taplin(24.16) and Eleanor Bibby finished 669th(28.10). Sam Vassall found good form to take 2nd/96 at the Kingston event(18.21),with Laura Cook 37th(22.32) and Vet Mike Edwards 54th(25.41). At the Richmond event,George King placed 33rd/326 in 20.48.
7th - Dorney Lake - Triathlon - report from PB Senior - "Just to update you on Phil Jnuior's exploits on Sunday at Dorney Lake for the Diamond-Tri super sprint triathlon of 400m swim 10.6k bike and 2.5k run, where he came out of the swim 2 mins behind the leader in 13th place out of 95 entrants,then moved up to 8th after the cycle,but still 1m 50 secs behind the leader.He then ran 45 secs quicker than anyone over the 2.5k course,and 2mins quicker than the leader,which meant he overhauled everyone to win his first tri at his first attempt by 11 secs.This coming Sunday(15th),also at Dornay Lake,he tackles a Half Olympic Tri consisting of a 750m swim,a 21.2k bike and a 5k run. Should be interesting!"
8th - Twickenham - SMR Open - Several K&P members attended the traditional end-of-season Meet at St Marys. There were PBs for U15s Aaron Bruce(3000 10.59.4) & Harry Robinson(JT 34.22),with SBs from M50 Mike May(100 14.3) and M45 Rob Lowe(HT 20.09),and it was nostalgic and satisfying to see one of Pat Wilks' 'Poly All Time Greats',73 year old Roger Bartlett,heaving the 4k Shot out to 10m13. Full results on TPOT.
11th - Lee Valley Sprints Open - U20 Nick Logan made a late fray into the Lists with a 11.98/24.61 sprints double.
14th - The Road Season opened with the Surrey Relays and,though there was no K&P Men's presence,the Women fielded a quartet in the SW event,finishing 9th of the 14 complete teams. Liz Richardson was our fastest with a 20.46 leg,Natalie Sacre ran 20.50,Rachel Brookes 21.03 and Sarah Harris gamely completed the team with 24.18. Full results - www.surreyathletics.org.uk
14th - Boston,Mass - Molly Renfer(H) ran into 16th in the Harvard v Yale CC match.
14th - parkrun - Just a handful of K&P at Bushy(of 803),with Phil Bearman Jnr home in 13th(18.33),Phil Snr 17th(18.42),Lucie Fletcher 83rd(20.47),Jo Aherne 230th(23.46),Rachel Cook 276th(24.29),Ben Taplin 288th(24.41) and Cashel Riordan 720th(33.06).
15th - Dorney Lake - Sprints Triathlon - Phil Bearman Senior sends this report from young PB's 2nd Tri event - "Started in wave 9 for all under 35's;came out of the 750m swim in 5th;all the swim times were slow due to the wind on top of the lake making it difficult to swim. Then onto the 21.2k bike,where he made up 3 positions to 2nd with the run to go.He overtook the leader at the 2.5k point and never looked back winning with 42 secs to spare(17.12 for the 5k!!).At the end of the day, all waves for the sprint were put together in time order for all ages male or female, and Phillip's time was 3rd out of the 400 to complete the course."
21st - parkrun - There was another good K&P turnout at Bushy,which it is fervently hoped will result in boosts to our Winter CC teams and results - Phil Bearman Jnr,fresh from Tri, continued towards the top,taking 6th(17.14),with fellow youngsters Aaron Bruce 23rd(18.14) and Lucie Fletcher 78th(19.47) looking in good order close behind. Natalie Sacre's improved form took her up into 183rd(21.54),with Kathryn Bartle 206th(22.13),Rachel Cook 225th(22.38),Jo Bourne 336th(24.03),Ben Taplin 397th(24.58),Richard Gibbins 488th(25.57) and Gemma Watts 659th(28.37). Down on the South Coast,at the Eastbourne event(124 fin),Harry Johnston promised a good CC season,finishing runner-up(17.06),whilst,at the Kingston run,Avelline Deighton placed 49th(24.52) and Mike Edwards 58th(25.53) of 110 completions.
21st/22nd - Erith - Kent County Combined Events Champs - Bilen Ahmet ended the season on a high note by taking the Kent Senior Decathlon title and thus joins our 4 Surrey lads in a Ranking List of unusually gigantic K&P proportions(q.v.). With 3 season's bests plus a 3.70 PV,he scored 4498pts. Results on the Kent County website and the Stats sites.
28th - Earlysville,VA - Panorama Farms Invitational - Representing Harvard,Molly Renfer came in 70th in this collegiate CC event(18.45.4). Hosted by University of Virginia,Molly was one place outside Harvard's 4th-placing/7-to-score team. Winning time - 16.31.8. 113 completed.
28th - parkrun - In a field of 112,Jorge Beltrao was in good form at the Kingston run,taking 6th(19.35),ahead of Lucie Fletcher 16th(20.26),with Mike Edwards,before joining the Club 5 in the afternoon,67th(25.44) & Richard Vassall 109th(36.03).Over at Nonsuch,Neil Wellard was just pipped for the win,taking 2nd(17.25) from 349 finishers. In Bushy,Josh Hall 40th 18.49 and Phil Bearman Jnr 41st(18.50) led K&P home with the latter just warming up for his later successful challenge for the Open Club 5 in Richmond Park(q.v.). Harry Reynolds was home in 80th(19.47) and Kathryn Bartle 317th(23.30) of the 963 completions.
29th - Sutton - Jim Day Memorial Pole Vault Extravaganza(Indoors) - Over 100 vaulters foregathered to compete in Allan Williams's tribute to,and in memory of,JD and K&P's Thomas Snee grabbed the opportunity to improve significantly from his outdoor PB of 3.60 firstly to 3.61,and then to a fine 3.81 in this his first season in the sport. Caitlin Dimbleby also took part but seemed a little weary after a long outdoor season and was short of her summer record-breaking form.
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