id569-June 2007 Round-Up

Written by DB   


BPTT regulars James Williams,Frank Schubert & Susanne Dietrich were again in action on June 2nd,whilst Julie Garner sampled the new WCTT. Results on -

The next day,Pat Logan 11.79/23.60,Mike May 13.64/27.48,Chuck Isetts 13.8/28.06 & Joan Trimble 14.84/30.95 were down at Ashford,Kent for the Southern Vets AC Champs. All except Mike medalled but he got a special one the day before,as BAL Nat 3 Div Sec., for coping with the fracas caused by the closing of the M27 at Southampton!

Just to hand,back in May,Matt Field posted a nippy U20 110H for WSEH in the National Junior League at Hendon(28th)(15.39). And David Cook posted an 11.3 win at Exeter on May 29th.

A lot going on from 2nd to 9th but see separate reports.

Julie Garner ran another PB in the BPTT(9th June) - 21.32.

Up at Peterborough(10th),Pat Logan(11.7/24.2) & Chuck Isetts(14.3/28.6) won their events at the Eastern Vets Champs.

William van Klaveren won the IAPS Champs U12 Javelin(400g) at Eton on the 11th with 29.58m, and will represent London Independent Schools in the National Finals in Birmingham on July 2nd. William follows in the footsteps of another Rokeby winner of the event,our current No 1,Felix Hatton.

Saturday a.m. - Julie Garner posts a PB at the WCTT(21.40).

At the Herne Hill Open on 16th.,early results indicate a 12.4 U17 100 win for Mary Iheke;3 very good marks for U13 Claudia Noakes(2.30 PV/6.18 SP/13.9 70Hdls);and PBs for Flo Penfold(SP 6.28/HT 12.74).Both Adam Wicks & Matt Clements,busy as usual,continued to show good form & Liz Richardson debuted at 5k(23.12.5).

Six members competed for Surrey at the Schools Inter County at Bedford on what was,apparently,a sodden day - and all acqiutted themselves well. This was a last chance to achieve an English Schools qualification before the final County squad is announced later this week. Tom Parry(1B InterB 100H 14.2) & Gordon Lester(1A PV 3.60) will have nudged the selectors on the Boys side,whilst Harriet Lester(1A IG 80H 12.4),Lucy Jones(3B same 13.1),Roseanne Mackay(2A IG TJ 10.42) & Emily McIlwain(2A JG HJ 1.55PB) will not have done themselves any harm.

Down The Palace,Matt Field was nearest to metal,finishing 5th in the Southern U20 110Hurdles Championship(15.21F/15.15ht);Adam Bellis ran right up to form,qualifying(4ht) for the Senior 400SF with 50.39 and running 50.83 there;whilst Andre Nembhard's 100/200 11.43/23.20 double will not have enamoured him!

Meanwhile,Rachel Burbridge celebrated weeks and weeks of preparation for the multi-terrain South Downs Marathon by finishing a splendid 39th overall(5th woman) in 3h.48,winning a prize for 1st Under 35,dipping in a sheep trough to cool off,getting thoroughly drenched in a thunderstorm,passing Chris Hogg at 25 miles and promising to do it all again next year. What more could you ask? Except I did - and I am hoping for an Original Contribution for the website in due course. Charlie Sklenar also ran,taking 120th in 4h.21.

A windy Sketty was the venue for the Welsh Under 20 Champs - or was it the Inter Hampton Games - where David Cook won the LJ at 6.94,a season's best & Chris Hall took bronze in the 200(23.4 into a strong headwind),was 4th in the LJ at 6.42 and 7th in the 100 Final(11.56).

Ross Shaddick's latest road race(16th) produced a 7th in the Bampton 10k/Devon Champs(36.14).

In the first of the Ivy League fixtures(Harvard/Yale v Birmingham/St Marys),James Heptonstall jumped 6.60/13.38,and it's now down to the Sir Roger Bannister Stadium,Oxford for the Americans v Oxbridge,with Humphrey Waddington in action.

Ross Shaddick(21st) ran a nifty road mile in the Tavistock trials(4.54) - to enhance his 5000 at the next BAL!

Julie Garner(another pb) & son Ollie(BP) and John Atkins(WC) ran the local Time Trials on 23rd(see their website addresses above).

Likely the best performance of the week came from recently-joined long-jumper David Cook(Exeter Uni/Wales/ex Epsom College/Hampton resident!!!,alongside Chris Hall). At the EA Champs at Bedford(23rd),he leapt to a PB 7.15 with his first trial;he had 3 further jumps over 7m(previous PB 7.06) and finished a splendid 5th. This will take him into the top half-dozen U20s in the UK & top twenty open.

Et a travers la Manche a Tournai,une maison des 'belgies',au Championnat Interland(23rd),Mlle Camilla Thrush gagnait une quatrieme place au Poids pour l'Angleterre(10.47) et,au Disque,une cinquieme place(31.09). Tres bon,comme elle etait blessee pour plusieurs semaines. Mais M.Logan etait eperdu!- il ne pouvait pas courir(demandez-lui l'histoire!).

Humphrey Waddington,though still competing with a badly-bruised heel,put the Yanks to the sword in the Ivy League fixture at Oxford(27th),winning the TJ,one of only 2 Oxbridge field wins,at 13.61,his 2nd best ever mark. He had earlier had marginal LJ fouls at 6.80/6.70 and had to settle for a safe 6.53,his best of 2007.

Same night(27th) at Tooting,Mike May(13.7/27.3) was our only the VAC Meet.

K&P members winning at the Borough Years 7&8 Champs(27th) at Kingsmeadow included David Fitzpatrick(Y7 Hdls),Beccy Kill(Y8SP) & Lucy Clacher twice(Y8 Hdls&JT),with runners-up slots for Patrick Corcoran(Y7 800),Fitzpatrick again(Y7 LJ),Philippa Allcock(Y7 800) & Sophie Peel(Y8 Hdls).

Susanne Dietrich was our sole performer in the 30th June BPTT - setting a PB of 21.52 in 121st place.

The UKA JumpsFest(30th in Birmingham) attracted a fairfew but it was another foul day,with the HJ & PV moved indoors. Nonetheless,the 3 K&P exponents fared pretty well,not least in recording their best marks on their 6th and final attempts - IAAF,please note! David Cook actually leapt 6.90 in the 1st round as well,but confirmed a win in the B Comp with a similar 6th round effort. In the C Comp,James Heptonstall got out to 6.53 on his last jump whilst Liz Davidson(TJ) also waited to the end to record her best of 11.40. Onto Sunday,Felix Hatton goes in the ThrowsFest(details in July RoundUp).


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