id434-July 2006 Round-Up

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A few late June results just to hand - congratulations to Camilla Thrush & Pat Logan who were selected for the GB teams(just M40 & W35) for the annual Interland international,this year in Le Touquet,FRA on June 24th. Camilla found herself in an abbreviated squad,and again did all 4 throws,her best being a 33.83 DT & a 37.05 HT,the latter the last of an exhausting day. Meanwhile Pat,now 45,tore round the B 200 to break his Masters best with a fine 23.64,rounding off the day with a leg in the winning team.

Back home,Felix Hatton threw for the winning South team in the Inter-Regional fixture at Birmingham,taking 5th in 60.78,whilst Victor Nwagbara continued a return to fitness(see BAL July 1st report) with a 22.7 runout at Parliament Hill - both these on 24th,too.

Still on June 24th,Maddie Garner,Harriet Lester & Gordon Lester represented Surrey at the ESAA SE Regional Multi-Events at Lewes - Maddie was 22nd in the JG Pentathlon with a score of 1779pts(best was her 800 2.41.9 for 551pts);Gordon was 12th in the JB Pentathlon with 1614pts(best result was his 13.2 80m H for 559pts) whilst Harriet competed only on day 1 as she exhibited loyalty to the NYAL match on the Sunday at Kingsmeadow(best performance was,not surprisingly,her 12.4 80H in 12.4 for 747pts).

More late June results - There were 14 members representing their schools in the Kingston Borough Y7&8 Champs on 28th. Picks of the day were the winners - Lucy Clacher Y7 800 2.45.4(her 3rd 800 in 5 days,having shown real spirit and ability in earlier Southern League & National YA League matches for the club);Enes Ongoren Y8 1500 5.00.3;Charlie Ambidge Y8G 100 13.4;Molly Renfer Y8 1500 5.27.6 & Maddie Garner Y8 HJ. Luke Newman,Tash Bassett & Asher Nelson also placed in the first three in their events….AND

Richmond Schools Champs were held at St Marys,Twickenham on Jun 12th/13th - leading K&P results inc. a 5cm improvement by William Trimble on his club U15 Javelin record(43.77),a PB 100 for Emily Kneebone(13.42),an 11.36 TJ from Alain Ashford plus wins for Callum Burke(100),Ed Perry(800), & George Wilkins(70H/HJ).

Into July itself,Victor ran again(2nd) the day after his usual leading stints in the BAL,running 11.1 & 22.6 at Finsbury Park.

Further up the scale,Steve Wright ran a PB on the road in the British London 10K(39.08).Bob McDonough won consecutive M60 categories in the Bushy Park 5k(19.45 on Jun 24/20.06 Jul 1) & Les Girls took 3rd Womens 'gongs' in the Nonsuch Park 4 x 2.2m Relays. In the latter,where the womens team was 30th/60(58.52) all told,Rachel Burbridge(13.30),Nicky Atkins(14.37),Jo Gibbons(16.32) & Debbie Raymond(14.13) were the constituent parts - Jamie McCullagh ran a swift 10.48 leg for the winning nondescript composite mens team.

July 12th was a busy day for K&P members - apart from the Rosenheim League at Twickenham(see separate report),there were athletes in action at Kingston(VAC meet where Mike May achieved his first sub 27s(26.9) clocking as a Vet),at Aldershot(Surrey Inter County) and at the Watford Open. At the Senior match against the Army/Hants/Achilles,our 7 reps won all but one of their strings - for the Women,Camilla Thrush took her season's bests up a notch for SP(11.10) & JT(27.21) as well as winning the DT(30.97) and Liz Patrick won the TJ(11.03);and in the Mens match Mike Maranzano(1A 2kST 6.31.0),Kyle Stevens(1A SP 14.53),Nic Owen(1B SP 13.96) & James Heptonstall(2A LJ 6.62 & 1B TJ 12.49) all scored freely,though it was Felix Hatton who performed best taking his PB and the Club record to 64.55 in winning the JT.Surrey won the womens match and the men were 2nd to the hosting Army. At the VAC meet,Mike May consolidated his lead for his retention of the Gibson(Sprints H'cap) Cup and it was good to see Roger Bartlett,Alison Jones & Joan Trimble(PB 100 14.9) joining the 'regulars'(Mike,Chuck & Pat) at these outings. At Watford,Victor Nwagbara ran 22.89 as part of his training routine,whilst,in an NJL match at Stevenage,Matt Field ran a 15.9 110H.

Elsewhere,Ross Shaddick helped his Devon club,Tavistock, to victory in their own 4 x 1.1 mile relay and contested the Hayter Heller road race(result to come).

Jamie McCullagh ran 1.52.07 in the AAAs 800 heats in Manchester(15th/16th) without qualifying - both Dominique Blaize and Victor Nwagbara also received invites but preferred to concentrate on other priorities.

Not to outdone by our European action(see later file) over the 22/23 weekend,our 3 U23 field event musketeers went to Bedford for the AAA Champs - Kyle Stevens would have been the most pleased as,despite a very short comp.with a mere 4 throwers,he set an excellent PB of 15.72,some 40 cms up on his previous best. Sadly,he was 4th of the 4 there - it seems these days only the top boys bother. In the Javelin,Felix Hatton would not have been too chuffed with a best of 60.82 for 5th,whilst James Heptonstall(also 5th with 6.90) would also have wished for a repeat of his 7m+ jump at the last BAL. Talking of which,all 3 will be in action for the K&P BAL team in Gateshead on Aug 5th - of such are promotions made!

At Watford on 26th,Jamie McCullagh ran his fastest 800 of 2006,taking 5th in the BMC A race in 1.50.93 - just 0.43 outside his best ever.

At Tooting at the HHH Open, U15 Gordon Lester improved his PV PB to 3.10;William Trimble(U15) took the Javelin at 43.25;Mike May had a reasonable double of 13.64/27.29;and Adam Bellis returned from injury to clock 51.6 for 4th in the SM400.

Soracha Healy,Victoria Douglas,Eleanor van Klaveren,David Fitzpatrick & George Wilkins were all selected for the Surrey Under 13 team for the 11-team Inter County match at Kingsmeadow on the 30th,though George had to pull out with a knee injury. Soracha ran 29.34 for 2nd in her match 200,also won a n/s 100 in 14.02 & anchored the Surrey team to 2nd in the 4 x 100 relay--Victoria,sadly,did not register a valid jump in the LJ(we all do it!!) but ran 14.96 in a n/s 100--Eleanor threw 17.66 for 3rd in her Javelin pool & David jumped 4.55 for 9th in his LJ pool. Full results are on the Surrey website - www.surreyathletics.org.uk.

In the last Bushy Park TT of July,Susan Cook ran a pb 30.54,closely chaperoned by Simon!

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