id891-May 2009 Round-Up

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2nd - Liz Richardson continues her 'rehab' with 325th in the Bushy Park TT in 25.45,nearly 45 secs faster than 2 weeks ago. Over in Richmond Park,young Harry Robinson made his debut in that TT,taking 77th in 24.17.

2nd-4th - British Universities Champs at Bedford

Saturday 2nd(Day 1) - David Cook(Exeter) took bronze in the Mens LJ with what he will consider a disappointing 7m16 the day after his 21st,whilst conversely Humphrey Waddington(Cambridge) would have been deeeelighted with his 7m11 PB,though not so with 4th place.Chris Hall(Royal Holloway) leapt 6m47q,as well as running 11.58q over 100 but did not progress;and Isabelle Hatton(Birmingham) threw 24.77 in the Javelin.

Sunday 3rd(Day 2) - It was tornado-time(again) at BIS,but you take advantage and Chris Hall(Royal Holloway) did,winning his heat in a rapid pb 22.04(+4.1) in contrast to many who did not handle the conditions well - 11 out of 10 for that,Mr Hall!! Victor Nwagbara(Kingston) made a surprise appearance,running 23.30 over 200(+3.9). Nursing a back injury,Dominique Blaize comfortably won her 200 heat(25.33 +4.1),and then anchored her Brunel 4 x 100 squad through to Monday's Final. Isabelle Hatton(Birmingham) clocked a useful 15.81 in her 100H heat,and Bro. Felix(Sheffield) qualified comfortably for Monday's JT Final with 64.37. Sadly,Matt Field did not face the starter in the 110H.

Monday 4th(Day 3) - Further elation for Humphrey Waddington with another substantial improvement in taking the Triple Jump Silver with 14m.88,some 30cms in advance of his previous best - he missed the Gold by a mere 8cms but has some consolation in that this rockets him into this summer's UK Top Ten. Chris Hall also confirmed his excellent 200m form of Sunday with a legal 22.59 over 200(4th SF),only missing the final by a couple of places. Dominique Blaize did well to qualify from her 200m Semi(25.52) but,wisely,extracted herself from the Final to help her Brunel quartet to the Silver in the 4 x 100. Elsewhere,on advice from the physio,Felix Hatton decided not to risk his arm in todays Javelin Final.

3rd - On the Road - Bob McDonough was 3rd M60 in the Sutton Runners 10k in 43.49(125th/387 overall),with new W55,Sue Watson,in 241st with 50.26.

Previously unreported from April - Matt Field improved his Decathlon PB by over 100 points in taking 5th in an Invitation Comp at Millfield on Apr 25th/26th. His 6128pts consisted of 11.20/6.66/10.58/1.84/51.52(3479 Day 1) then 15.54/34.04/3.10/35.93/5.00.58.

7th - Not content with the PV and 1500 on Wednesday in the Ros.Lge.,Debbie Raymond,a lonely K&P runner,ran into 29th(2nd W) in the Dave Clarke 5 in Nonsuch Park.

County Champs Round-Ups - see separate file.

5th - Tom Ratcliff(U20) cleared a PB 1.75 HJ at Millfield.

10th - Ranelagh Half-Marathon,Richmond inc Surrey Champs - 216th Bob McDonough(3rd M60) 1h.36.23 and 653rd Lois Kerrison(W35) 1h.58.41. 892 finished.

16th - Liz Richardson improved again in the Bushy Park TT to 25.21(273rd).

16th - In his last Varsity match,Humphrey Waddington won both Long & Triple Jumps to help Cambridge thump Oxford by a large margin in the annual battle.In fine form,he was over 15m for the first time with a legal 15.03,sadly just 2 centimetres short of the CUAC record. He was also a mere 4cms shy of the K&P Club record but has time on his hands for that.The 15.03 lifts him into the UK Top Ten,with most of those currently above him still relying on indoor marks to retain their places.In the Long,an early round windy 6.98 accounted for the opposition.

23rd - Looking to run himself back to race fitness,Adam Bellis ran 23.23/51.22 at the LICC at Lee Valley.

24th-25th - Adopting the selfish & partisan K&P stance of the BAL Team Manager,the CAU Inter Counties at Bedford was something of a disaster for both the club and its leading 4 Surrey selections. Humphrey Waddington had had to pull out of the Triple Jump beforehand,still rehabbing after his Varsity 6.98/15.03 triumphs - and he remains very doubtful for the BAL match on June 6th. Felix Hatton's participation was also conjectural and,sadly,he had to withdraw on the day,and faces a further period of the unknown with more scans/tests etc and no throwing - no way he will be in Cardiff. Meanwhile,David Cook was treated with some disdain by the bureaucracy - as is the Organisers wont,extra competitors are allowed,if of sufficient standard. Trouble was there were then 4 Surrey athletes(Surrey are strong),but 3 were told after substantial travelling/costs that they would only get 3 jumps. Result - DC challenges DB in the rant stakes!,though he did eventually take the measly 3 trials(best of 7m10),and thankfully for him(and K&P) eased through his recent hammmie problem unscathed. So,it remained for the ubiquitous Camilla Thrush,on her first-ever CAU call-up,to achieve some K&P respectability - though the current results show her as having thrown her,or someone's,hammer 50m.40 - nice but sadly likely untrue - we await the truth! Later! Well,it was actually 37m40(14th) --- but I wonder whether T-Pot and the rest will exhibit awareness!

30th - More improvement for Liz Richardson in the BP TT;now down to 25.06(298th),not to mention then going over to Bromley to run a 1500 in the SWL in the afternoon. Bravo!

31st - David Greenfield achieved one of those performances of which we all dream - in the Edinburgh Marathon,he pulverised his previous best time by over 20 minutes in clocking 3h.55.55(2235th). More bravo!!

27th - Eltham - Justin Green,nursing a hammie back to life,ran 11.69/52.50 in the Cambridge Harriers Open.


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