id233-June 2005 Round Up

Written by DB   

Separate reports for May 22 Ebbisham/June 4 BAL & SWL/June 5 YAL/June 6 SVL now on this Menu. For the latest on Club records breakers,see 8 Mar entry on this Menu - most recent - Harriet Lester,Dominique Blaize,John Ratcliff,the Vet Women 4 x 400 & Camilla Thrush

On the individual front,Bob McDonough kicked off the month with 2nd place in the M60 group in the Dorking 10 miles(68.02).

The Marathon Windows Tour of Epsom provided 5 days of racing,with Rachel Burbridge,a previous female winner,finishing 35th overall and 3rd female;Dave Gibbons,Debbie Raymond,Mike Elliot & Johanna Gibbons also completing the full monty. For full results,go to Useful Links and click on Run With David.

Over the weekend at Hexham,Dominique Blaize,in her first serious outing of the summer,claimed silver at the AAA of England U20W Heptathlon with a substantial score of 4823 points,which would have placed her 6th equal in the 2004 UK Rankings.Apart from that,she set 4 Club Records at U20 level(plus exceeding Charmaine Johnson's Open Heptathlon mark by some 300 points),but surprisingly not in either the HJ or LJ -- 14.73 100H, 25.24 200 & 11.27 SP plus the actual Hept. score above. Results on www.gbrathletics.com

Jamie McCullagh(1.52.17) & Craig Price(1.54.76) both finished 5th in their races at the BMC Meeting at Watford. Full results on www.britishmilersclub.com

Raft of Club records over 11th/12th June - see Latest News dated Mar 8th for details.

Catherine Reed completed the hilly Edinburgh Marathon(3h.50) on the 12th,outside her PB,but next goes for the Abingdon race on an altogether flatter and potentially faster course.

Congratulations to Camilla Thrush on her selection for the British Masters team for the Interland international against France & Belgium at Ashford on the 25th(SP/DT but,sadly,not so far,the HT!).

Jamie McCullagh moved into the UK 800 Top 25 with a fine 1.50.50 at Watford on June 15 - and an auto entry into the AAAs. Good shout for a Club Record were it not for predecessors such as Colin Campbell 1.46.1(a UK record at the time) and Bob Adams 1.46.8(a Welsh record then).

A full report on the Lily B League opening match on June 18th can be found via the adjacent menu.A small contingent went to Tooting for the HHH Open at which Rugare Mabika ran a 23.3 200 and Liz Richardson continued to lower her sprint times. Details from the Inter County Schools are on the Latest News Menu.

At Ashford,Kent,in the Southern Senior Champs.,Victor Nwagbara continued his return to full action after exams by clocking 11.16(ht) & 22.32(sf);newcomer Andre Nembhard ran 11.31 just behind Victor;and James Heptonstall leapt out to a 6.84 LJ,with a +2.9 wind,but having qualified with 6.47,also jumped a legal 6.64 for 9th overall.

See separate League match reports for June 25/26 etc - elsewhere Nicky Atkins lowered her PB for 10k in the Dysart Dash with a useful 45.56 and Bob McDonough took top M60 prize in the North Downs 30k in 2h.30.41.

At Ashford,Camilla Thrush,representing GB against France & Belgium in the Interland Vets Match,placed 4th/5th in the SP/DT with 10.54/31.79.

Competing for Surrey in the annual ArmyHants/Achilles fixture at a rather windy Aldershot on June 29,Humphrey Waddington upped his HJ PB TO 1.80;Mike Maranzano,against his employers, won the 2000ST(6.27.4);and James Heptonstall(6.38/13.26),Victor Nwagbara & Camilla Thrush(SP 10.33) were also in action.

On the 30th,Maddy Garner(Y7 1500/HJ 5.37.5/1.30) & Lucy Jones(Y8 Hdls) were winners in the Borough Champs Part 2,with Ezra Nelson triple jumping 9.45 as probably the best mark from the K&P members in action.

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