Northern Indoor Championships – Under 17’s/Under 20’s

Posted January 21, 2015 By David Radford

Andrew  Morgan-HarrisonCharlotte Paterson (4)Daniel Gray (2)Hollie SmithConnor Bingham (7)l to r Megan Grant  Matt Backhouse  Joe CooperGabrielle Whittle & Amelia BensonEliot GayBrett DorleyMarcel Dalee - Sheffield 01.06.14Emily Lyons Emily Lyons (2)

Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club

Northern Indoor Championship’s – Under 17’s & Under20’s

EIS Stadium, Sheffield

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th January 2015

The 2015 Northern Athletics Indoor Championships were held over two days in the superb English Institute of Sport Stadium in Sheffield. There was a huge turnout of athletes from every corner of Northern England for the first indoor championship meeting of the year.

18 members of our youth teams competed at the championships and Kingston were represented in 10 of the weekend’s finals. They won a gold, two silver and 2 bronze medals. All of the athletes put in immense efforts and we saw a mass of personal bests and seasons best performances.

Charlotte Paterson who has made the move up to the under 20’s, took the silver medal in the 60 metres race where she also set a new PB of 7.61s. This continued her success story from 2014 where she won silver medals at the English School Championships and the UK School Games and gold at the Northern (outdoor) Championships.

Hollie Smith won the bronze medal in the under 17 women’s High Jump, setting a season’s best performance of 1.60m. Hollie was the Humberside County and Humberside Schools high jump champion in 2014, a year which saw her out of competition for some time because of injury. It was good to see her not only back competing at these championships but also to see her performing so well.

Chelsea Walker competes for the City of York Athletic Club but she does her training at the Costello Stadium under the guidance of one of Kingston’s most experienced coaches John Brant. She won two medals in the under 20 women’s category. The first was gold in the 400 metres in a season’s best time of 57.77s. The second came in the 60 metres hurdles where she won bronze and set a new PB of 8.98s.

Connor Bingham took with him his excellent form in recent cross country events and enjoyed a good weekend in Sheffield where he competed in two finals, the 1500 metres on the Saturday and the 800 metres on Sunday. He took 5th place in the 1500 metres where he set a new PB of 4:28.30s. Followed by a 4th place in the 800 where he another new PB of 2:05.61s.

Marcel Dalee also competed in the 800 metres final where he ran a time of 2:07.61s which earned him 5th place. Marcel had earlier run a season’s best time of 2:05.69s in the heats. He also ran in the heats of the 400 metres where he took 3rd place in heat 1 with a time of 54.01s.

Joe Cooper fought his way through the heats and took a well deserved place in the under 20’s 60 metres final. He ran a new PB of 7.23s which gained him 6th place. Joe was well pleased with the day’s events and so he should be.

Matthew Backhouse contested the under 17’s 60 metres final. He took 6th place in a recorded time of 7.44s. In the heats Matt had registered a new PB of 7.34s. He also competed in the heats of the 200 metres. He was the winner of heat 4 where he set a new season’s best of 23.45s.

Bryony Underwood competed in the under 17’s high jump final. She finished in 9th place with a season’s best clearance of 1.45m.

Daniel Gray deserves a special mention. He competed in the heat’s of the under 20’s 400 metres, he set a new PB of 49.59s. He was in great form and qualified for the final. He looked a certainty for a medal. In the final he suffered hamstring problems which put him out of the race. Everyone at the club wishes Dan a speedy recovery.

Another nine of our athletes competed in the heats of their events and they put in some mighty performances which are well worth recognition.

Eliot Gay took 2nd place in heat 2 of the under 20’s 200 metres where he set a new PB of 23.18s. In heat 2 of the 60 metres he set another new PB of 7.36s.

Andrew Morgan-Harrison set a season’s best of 23.57s in heat 3 of the under 20’s 200 metres to take 3rd place. In the 60 metres he finished in 5th place in heat 3 in 7.48s.

Brett Dorley ran in heat 1 of the under 17’s 60 metres. He finished in 4th place and set a new PB of 7.64s. In the 200 metres he ran another PB of 25.13s to give him another 4th place in another first heat. Brett is happy with his performances, two new PB’s and getting a qualifying time for the British Indoor Championships in February.

Gabrielle Whittle has just moved up to the under 17 age group. She ran in heat 2 of the 60 metres, where she claimed 3rd place and a new PB of 8.30s. She also raced in heat 3 of the 200 metres where she put in a season’s best performance of 27.18s.

Chloe Constable was taking part in her first championship competition. She ran in the under 17’s 60 metres where she set a new PB of 8.78s.

Megan Grant ran in heat 5 of the under 17’s 60 metres where she took 4th place with a time of 8.39s.

Amelia Benson is another new under 17, she competed in heat 6 of the 60 metres where she took 2nd place and set a new PB of 8.16s. She also contested the 200 metres where she put in a season’s best performance of 26.84s.

 Emily Lyons took 3rd place in heat 6 of the under 17’s 60 metres and she set anew PB of 8.20s. In the 200 metres Emily ran a season’s best of 26.84s.

Jessica Fields is another new under 17 athlete and she competed in 2 events. In the 60 metres she was placed 5th in her heat and recorded a time of 8.66s. The 300 metres saw her put in a season’s best performance with a time of 45.20s.

 

   

Northern Indoor Championships – Seniors

Posted January 21, 2015 By David Radford

Annabelle LewisLuke Giblin (2)CallumGiles (1)Maegan Taylor (2)Megan Hoult (2)JohnTwiddleSonia SantosMatt (2)

Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club

Northern Indoor Championships

EIS Stadium Sheffield

Saturday & Sunday 17th/18th January 2015

 

Nine of our senior athletes represented the club at the Northern Indoor Championships, which were held at the English Institute of Sport Stadium in Sheffield.

Five of them competed in the finals of their events and they brought home with them one gold, one silver and one bronze medal.

Annabelle Lewis, the 2013 World Championship’s bronze medallist once more donned her Kingston vest and competed in the women’s 60 metres race. She won the gold medal and clocked a time 7.39s, half a second ahead of her nearest challenger.

Luke Giblin won the silver medal in men’s 200 metres running the race in 21.83s. He also took 4th place in the men’s 60 metres where he set a new PB of 6.91s.

Callum Giles followed his training partner over the line in the 200 metres to claim the bronze medal in a time of 22.18s. Callum also set a new PB of 22.14s in the heats.

John Twiddle the reigning British Master’s Throws Pentathlon Champion, contested the shot putt final at Sheffield. He was placed 7th with a best effort on the day of 11.97m.

Matthew Elvidge competed in the long jump final where he finished in 10th place. His best jump was one of 5.87m.

Asher Gammon was competing in his first Championship event. He has been working hard throughout the last few months in all aspects of training. He ran in the heats of the 60 metres and was delighted when he set a new PB of 7.56s in heat 2.

Three of our senior women sprinters competed in the heats of the 60metres.

Maegan Taylor was a 4 x 100 metres relay gold medallist at the 2014 BUCS Championships. She took 3rd place in heat 1 of the 60 metres at Sheffield and she ran a time of 7.80s.

Megan Hoult is the reigning Humberside Champion at both 100 and 200 metres. She ran in heat 3 at the EIS and was also placed 3rd in a time of 7.77s.

Sonia Santos won bronze medals at 200 metres and 100 metres hurdles at the Hull International Athletics Festival meeting last August. She ran in heat 2 at Sheffield and recorded a time of 8.37s.

   

Leeds Young Athletes Open Meeting

Posted January 17, 2015 By David Radford

Alanah Thoresby (3)Adam ColesCiara Andrews (4)Libby Wheeler (2)Venus Morgan (8)Alex Chivers

 

Leeds AC Young Athletes Open Meeting

Sunday 11th January 2015

Eleven athletes from our younger training groups travelled across to Leeds on Sunday 11th January to compete at the indoor open meeting which was hosted by Leeds Athletic Club.

The athletes in the under13 and under 15 age categories are building up to the Northern Indoor Championships which will be taking place at the EIS Stadium in Sheffield on Sunday 1st of February.

Details of all our athletes performances at Leeds are as follows:-

Maddie Storr – Under 17 Women

Maddie competed in the long jump competition where she finished in 9th place with a jump of 4.38m which is a new PB

Bryony Underwood – Under 17 Women

Bryony entered the high jump competition where she finished in 4th place with a clearance of 1.45m a season’s best

Venus Morgan – Under 15 Girls

Venus was the winner of the shot putt with a huge effort of 8.58m a new PB and an increase of 70cm on her previous best.

She also contested the long jump where was placed 7th with a season’s best effort of 4.73m

Libby Wheeler – Under 15 Girls

Libby took 3rd place in the long jump competition with a jump of 4.80m which was a season’s best effort

She also ran in the 60 metres race where another season’s best saw her take 5th place in a time of 8.6s

 

Becky Chivers – Under 15 Girls

Becky took part in her first competition as an under 15 athlete, she performed very well on the day and can be proud of her achievements.

She ran the 60 metres hurdles race finishing in 6th place and set a new PB of 11.1s.

In the 60 metres flat race she finished 16th and she set another new PB of 9.7s.

She also competed in the shot putt where a new PB of 5.75m gave her 12th place.

Paige Mathers – Under 15 Girls

Paige competed in two events, the 60 metres race and the high jump.

In the 60 metres a new PB of 9.3s gave her a 12th place finish.

In the high jump she cleared a season’s best height of 1.35m which gained her 6th place.

Ciara Andrews – Under 13 Girls

Ciara competed in 3 events, 60 metres hurdles, long jump and shot putt.

In the hurdles she took 2nd place and in doing so set a new PB of 10.3s

The long jump gave her another 2nd place finish and another new PB of 4.05m

The shot putt saw Ciara take 3rd place and set another new PB of 6.71m

Alanah Thoresby

Alanah competed in 3 events, 60 metres race, long jump and shot putt.

The long jump saw her finish in 7th place with a season’s best effort of 3.74m

The shot putt saw another season’s best of 5.17m and an 8th place finish.

The 60 metres race saw Alanah finish 8th and set a new PB of 9.5s

 

 Jack Perry – Under 15 Boys

It was a very successful day for Jack, who won all of his three events and set new PB’s as well.

The 60 metres race saw Jack set a new PB of 8.0s in winning the race.

A new PB of 5.19m in the long jump gave him another victory.

The shot putt was Jack’s 3rd win of the day with another new PB of 8.86m

Adam Coles – Under 15 Boys

Adam took on two events, the 60 metres and the 60 metres hurdles.

The hurdles gave him a 1st place finish and a new PB of 9.4s

In the 60 metres race he took 2nd place and set another new PB of 8.3s

Alex Chivers – Under 13 Boys

Alex took on two events, the shot putt and the long jump.

In the shot he took 4th place with his best effort being one of 4.31m

The long jump saw him claim 6th place with a new PB of 2.98m

 

 

   

Junior Group – Athlete of the Month- December 2014

Posted January 13, 2015 By David Radford

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Junior Training Group

Athlete of the Month – December 2014

 

At the end of each month the coaches of our junior training group select the athlete who has impressed them the most during that time period and they award to them a cup, which they retain for the following month. In addition they are also awarded a smaller trophy which is theirs to keep.

The winner of the award for December 2014 was Becky Chivers.

Becky is 13 years old and she first started at Costello at the age of 8 when she was selected for ‘Hot Shots’ after achieving platinum level at a schools competition in year 4.

Shortly after this she joined Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club and she has enjoyed participating in all of the athletic categories in recent years.

She especially enjoys Hurdling and now that she has entered the Under 15 category she is looking forward to competing in more Javelin events.

She also enjoys helping out with the younger group of children and she has a good social circle with many other athletes. Some of them attended the same ‘Hot Shots’ event 4 years earlier and also became members of the club.

Becky had a busy track and field season in 2014. She represented the club in the National Youth Development League and the Humberside League, where she competed in 70 metres hurdles, shot putt, long jump, javelin and 800 metres.

She was also chosen to represent her County in the Under13/under15 Inter Counties Championships, in both 70 metres hurdles and shot putt.

   

40th Humberside Cross Country Championships

Posted January 7, 2015 By David Radford

Harry Powell (U20 Mens Champion)Shaun Smith (U17 Mens Champion)Under 13 Girls ChampionFinlay Pickering (U13 Boys Champion)Jack Brothwell    Silver Medal     U17 MenConnor Bingham  4th U17 MenNatalie Bell      Silver Medal      U15 GirlsMatthew LyonsJosh Taylor-Brown (2)

 

40th Humberside Cross Country Championships

Weelsby Woods, Grimsby – Sunday 4th January 2015

Twenty one of our Junior and Youth team’s athletes competed in the 40th Humberside cross country championships, which were held this year in Weelsby Woods in Grimsby.

Kingston were the team winners at under 20 men, under 17 men and under 13 boys.

At under 20’s three of our athletes finished in the first five and included the race winner Harry Powell.

The under 17’s was won by Shaun Smith, who has been in superb form in the last few weeks.

The under 13’s saw four of our athletes in the first nine home. Finlay Pickering, the winner of the race was running in his first event for the club.

Not to be outdone by the boys Abbie Haigh became the new under13 girl’s champion.

Full details of the performances of all our Junior and Youth team’s athletes are as follows.

Under 20 Men – 7200 metres race

Harry Powell was the winner of the race and he ran a good time of 23.39s, despite him suffering recent injury problems.

Oliver Newton took 4th place and he recorded a time of 25.07s.

Joshua Taylor-Brown finished in 5th position and his time was 26.25s.

Under 17 Men – 6200 metres race

Shaun Smith continued his recent good form and was the winner of the race where he recorded a time of 23.47s.

Jack Brothwell, another of our form runners, took 2nd place with a time of 24.13s

Connor Bingham put in another good performance and he took 4th place in 24.31s.

Under 15 Boys – 4900 metres race

Adam Egan also put in a great effort and took 3rd place in his race, where he ran a time of 20.03s.

 Under 13 Boys – 3300 metres race

Finlay Pickering, who was running in his first race for the club was the winner of the 3300 metres and he recorded a time of 11.45s.

Matthew Lyons took 5th place in the race and he ran a time of 13.51s.

Joe Seed finished in 7th place and his time was one of 14.44s.

Robert Smith took 9th place and his recorded time was 15.07s.

Under 11 Boys – 2000 metres race

Daniel Chadwick was running in what was only his second race for the club and he took 4th place and set a time of 8.40s.

Thomas Iverson took 5th place and his recorded time was 8.44s.

Alexander Chivers finished in 8th place and his time was 9.37s.

Under 15 Girls – 4100 metres race

Natalie Bell took 2nd place in the race and she recorded a time of 17.46s.

Sophie Sweeting finished in 6th place and she ran a time of 18.43s.

Martha Savage finished in 7th place and her time was one of 18.48s.

Under 13 Girls – 3300 metres race

Abbie Haigh was the winner of the race and she recorded a time of 14.58s.

Evie Watson took 7th place in a time of 15.57s.

Emma Sweeting finished in 9th place and her time was 17.02s.

Under 11 Girls – 2000 metres

Lauren McClean took 5th place in the race and she recorded a time of 10.10s.

 

   

40th Humberside Cross Country Championships

Posted January 7, 2015 By David Radford

Gregan Clarkson (6)

40th Humberside Cross Country Championships

Weelsby Woods, Grimsby – Sunday 4th January 2015

Gregan Clarkson was one of twenty two athletes who travelled over to Grimsby on Sunday 4th January2015, to don the blue and gold vest of Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club and compete at the 40th Humberside Cross Country Championships, which were being held at Weelsby Woods.

He is no stranger to these championships, he was the runner-up in 2014 and has finished 3rd on three occasions. He is a consummate competitor who loves to run and he never gives anything less than his very best in whatever he does. He lined up with another 82 athletes, to contest the 2015 race, which covered 9300 metres in Weelsby Woods.

Gregan was the winner of the race, completing the course in a time of 29:38s he finished 28 seconds ahead of the 2nd placed finisher.

This is his first victory in these championships and it follows on from his achievements at Solihull in late November of 2014 where he was crowned the British Biathlon Champion.

   

Sale Harriers Open Series – Sunday 21st December 2014

Posted December 31, 2014 By David Radford

Luke Giblin & Gideon Okoh                         CallumGiles (1)

 

 

Sale Harriers ‘Open Series’

Sunday 21st December 2014

 

Sale Harriers held their ‘Open Series’ Indoor Meeting at the Sport City Athletic Stadium in Manchester on Sunday 21st December 2014.

Four of our clubs senior male sprinters made the journey over the Pennines to compete in the 60 metres sprint events. 121 sprinters entered the competition and they were split into 23 heats. The athletes with the fastest times proceeded to the second round where they split into 5 more races.

Luke Giblin is the clubs number one sprinter and he had a fabulous track season in 2014. He was a double silver medallist at the Northern Championships and a gold medallist at the Humberside Championships, where. In the 100 metres he set a new Championship record, running a lifetime best of 10.6s.

In his first 60 metres race at Sport City he took 3rd place in 6.96s. This was not only a new PB but also a new club record.

His second race saw him finish in 2nd place in a time of 6.99s.

Luke recorded the 3rd fastest time of the day.

Callum Giles is another Humberside Champion. He won the 200 metres gold and the 100 metres silver medal at the 2014 championships, where he was beaten to the gold by his team mate and training partner Luke Giblin

At Sport City he won both of his 60 metres races, in the first he set a new PB of 7.06s. In the second he recorded a time of 7.07s.

Callum recorded the 7th fastest time of the day.

Gideon Okoh was the bronze medallist at the 2014 Humberside Championships, behind Luke and Callum. He won the gold medals however at both long jump and triple jump.

He took 3rd place in both of his 60 metres races at Sport City, recording a time of 7.31s in his first race and 7.25s in his second.

Gideon recorded the 12th fastest time of the day.

 

Samuel Henriquez took 3rd place in his first 60 metres race where set a new PB of 7.44s. In the second he was placed 5th recording a time of 7.52s.

Samuel recorded the 12th fastest time of the day.

 

 

 

   

Northern Athletics 10k Championships – 28th December 2014

Posted December 30, 2014 By David Radford

Gregan Clarkson (4)

Northern Athletics 10k Championships

Sunday 28th December 2014

 

Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club was represented at the 2014 Northern Athletics 10k Championships by Gregan Clarkson.

This year saw the race being held on Sunday 28th of December, on the road in the Ribble Valley at Clitheroe in Lancashire.

1500 athletes took part in the Championships, which were keenly contested on what was a cold and clear day on the other side of the Pennines.

Gregan Clarkson finished in a creditable 37th place in the race and he was pleased with his time of 33.17s which was one of the fastest times of his career.

This was Gregan’s 4th race on consecutive days.

On Christmas day he ran in the Hull Park Run where he finished 2nd out of 198 competitors. He was accompanied in this race by his fellow Kingston athlete Oliver Newton who finished in 4th place.

Boxing Day saw him running in the East Hull Harriers 10k race where he finished 3rd out of 250 starters.

On the 27th of December he was to be found in Sheffield competing in the Graves Park run, where he finished 1st out of 51 competitors.

The 2014 season is over for Gregan now but he is eagerly looking forward to his 2015 campaign.

 

 

   

Sheffield Open Cross Country Meeting – 27th December 2014

Posted December 30, 2014 By David Radford

Jack Brothwell (left)Daniel Chadwick

 

Sheffield ‘Open’ Cross Country Meeting

Saturday 27th December 2014

 

Two of Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club’s athletes, took part in the ‘open’ cross country meeting, which was held in Graves Park, Sheffield on Saturday 27th of December 2014.

Severe weather had struck the Sheffield area during Friday evening and the early hours of Saturday morning. Up to 8 inches of snow had fallen overnight and the Graves Park area had been transformed into a winter wonderland.

All of the races went ahead as planned over the cold and snowbound course.

Jack Brothwell one of our outstanding young middle distance runners, competed in the 5000 metres race for Under 17 men.

He took 2nd place in the race and he ran a time of 22.32s.

Daniel Chadwick is 11 years old and he joined our junior training group in September 2014. This meeting saw Daniel’s debut as a competitive athlete. He ran in the 2500 metres race, in the tough and challenging conditions, where he took 3rd place and recorded a time of 14.44s.

This was a superb effort from Daniel and he thoroughly enjoyed himself as well.

 

 

 

   

British Biathlon Championships

Posted December 30, 2014 By David Radford

Gregan Clarkson

2014 British Biathlon Championships

Solihull 29th & 30th November 2014

 

Gregan Clarkson of Kingston upon Athletic Club is the new British senior men’s Biathlon Champion.

He won the title at the British championships which were held at Solihull over the weekend of 29th and 30th November this year.

This is the 4th national biathlon title that Gregan has won. The event consists of swimming and running.

He took 2nd place in the swim and registered a time of 2:16.88s.

He won the 1600 metres run setting a time of 4:42.32s.

Gregan is a former two-time World Champion in the Biathle event, which is a continuous run, swim, run event. He won the two world titles in 2006 and 2008.