Humberside Track League Meeting No. One
King George V Stadium, Grimsby
On Saturday 25th of April the first of the 2015 Humberside League meetings took place at the King George V stadium in Grimsby. These meetings are mainly frequented by our younger athletes. The Youth Development League competitions begin at the under 13 year’s age group. For our youngest juniors (under 11’s) this is one of the league competitions for them.
All age groups are catered for, up to and including senior athletes. Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings. A healthy number of our junior athletes made their way over the Humber to compete at Grimsby, where a lot of new PB’s and seasons bests were set by our young athletes.
Details of the best performances on the day are as follows:-
William Fairburn is 9 years old and he joined our junior training group in October of 2014. During the autumn and winter he has missed very few of the popular weekly Saturday ‘Park Runs’ which Hull City Council organise in ‘Peter Pan’ park. He made his track debut in his Kingston vest at Grimsby. William ran in 3 races, the 80 metres where he claimed 3rd place and set a new PB of 13.5s. He was the winner of the 150 metres with another new PB of 28.0s. His final race was in the 600 metres where he got another 3rd place finish and another new PB of 2:08.6s.
Tonisha Pickering has been with us since 2013 and she is an experienced competitor in this league and also in the York summer league. She competed in the 80 metres and 150 metres races, finishing 3rd in the 80 in a season’s best of 14.0s and 2nd in the 150 with a new PB of 27.3.
Alex Chivers took on his first 600 metres race which he completed in 2:28.1s for a 9th place finish.
Alanah Thoresby has been at the club since 2013 and is in her 3rd competitive season. You could call her a seasoned campaigner now in the Humberside League. She ran in both the 100 and 200 metres races. Alanah won her 100 in a new personal best time of 15.1s. The 200 saw another PB from her of 31.8s to claim 3rd place in her race.
Ella Draper who is also in her 3rd season of competition and is an accomplished middle distance runner took on the 100 and 200 metres sprints at Grimsby. Ella took 3rd place in her 100 race in a new personal best time of 15.5s and finished in 2nd place in the 200 which also garnered a new PB of 31.4s.
Jodie Martin finished 2nd in her 100 metre race and also set a new PB of 15.1s. She then went on to the 800 metres where she won another 2nd place finish and picked up another new PB of 2:41.5s.
Sophie Reed is in her first season of competition and Saturday saw her taking on the 200 metres and the long jump. She was the winner of her 200 race and she set a new personal best time 31.4s. In the long jump her best effort of the day of 3.37m saw her collect a 6th place finish.
Evie Watson is now into her second season with Kingston and is making steady progress in our junior group. She started 2015 with a 7th place finish in the Humberside Cross Country Championships in Weelsby Woods in Grimsby. On her return to the town last Saturday she once again made her presence felt. She set new PB’s in both the 200 and 800 metres races. She took 2nd place in the 200 in 31.6s and 4th place in the 800 in 2:49.9s. She then went on to the long jump where she claimed another 2nd place with a jump of 3.72m.
Katy Tomlinson ran a new personal best of 15.7s to finish 3rd in her 100 metres race. She finished 5th in her 200 in 33.8s, another new PB. Holly Adams was placed 3rd in her 100 metres which saw her set a new PB of 15.5s.
Katy McCabe joined our training group in January this year and was making her league debut at this meeting. She will have mixed memories but will never forget her day here. Katy ran in the 1200 metres race where she was accidentally clipped by another athlete which sent her tumbling to the track. She got back to her feet and carried on to win the race. She also ran a new personal best time 4:44.9s. Unfortunately the fall left her with a broken wrist which is now ‘in pot‘. We wish her a speedy recovery.
Ben Copley is a young thrower who is showing some promise. He and his training group have spent the winter with our specialist throws coach Dave Bennett. All the hard work Ben had put in came to fruition at Grimsby. He set three new personal best’s. Ben won the discus competition with a throw of 28.43m. He won the shot putt with a throw of 8.82m and took 3rd place in the javelin with a new best of 26.56m.
11 years old William Buckle joined our junior training group in October 2014 and he was making his league debut at Grimsby. The young man had a great day out he competed in the 200 metres, 800 metres and long jump events. In the 200 he ran to a 2nd place finish and a new PB of 31.3s. The 800 metres saw him take 3rd place and a second new PB of 2:48.8s. He picked up another 3rd place in the long jump event with his best leap measuring 3.59m.
Another 11 years old athlete who was making his league debut for Kingston was Finlay Parker who ran a personal best time of 33.0s in the 200 metres to take 3rd place. He also finished 7th in the long jump with his best effort of the day measuring 3.30m.
Divaldo Agostinho is now into his second competitive season for Kingston and he took on three events. The 100 and 200 metres and the 75metres hurdles races. In the 100 he finished in 2nd place with a new PB 15.2s. The 200 metres gave him a 4th placing and another new PB 32.2s. In his first ever 75 metres hurdles event he finished in a very creditable 2nd place and picked up another new PB of 15.6s.
Theo Dabbs was another of our youngsters making his league debut at Grimsby. He set a new PB of 15.9s in the 100 metres to claim a 2nd place finish and then took on the long jump event where he had a best leap of 2.63m.
The word all-rounder was made for 13 years old Shaun Kerry. He is entering his third season at Costello. He is a very promising young hammer thrower, who also acquits himself most favourably with the javelin or shot in his hand. He is a decent jumper at both long and high varieties and he can more than hold his own in the sprint races. At Grimsby he saw action in the Javelin throw and both the 100 and 200 sprint races. He won the Javelin with a new personal best throw of 31.80m. He took 2nd place in the 100 metres in a new PB time of 13.6.s and 3rd in the 200 with another new PB of 29.4s.
14 years old multi-eventer Venus Morgan was in top form in the 75 metres hurdles, where she won the race in a new personal best time of 11.9s, team mate Paige Mathers finished in 2nd place with a time of 13.7s. Venus also ran in the 800 metres where she finished in 2nd place and also set a new PB of 2:45.0s.
13 years old Rebecca Chivers was the winner of the javelin competition. Becky also set a new PB for herself with a throw of 19.24m.
Lucy Savery ran in both the 200 and the 300 metres races. She set new personal best times for both races. Lucy crossed the line in 31.0s in the 200 metres and 49.6s in the 300 metres race. She posted 3rd place finishes in both races.
Chloe Sole was the winner of the 80 metres hurdles race where she set a season’s best time of 13.2s, her team mate Sian Kerry took second place and she too put in a season’s best effort of 14.7s.
Both girls entered the 100 metres sprint race and both set seasons bests there too. Chloe finished 4th in 14.0s and Sian 6th in 15.2s.
Sian Kerry also was the winner of the javelin competition with a throw which measured 26.40m.