Northern Athletics Inter Counties Championships

Posted August 26, 2015 By David Radford

Baldvin Magnusson Chloe Sole (3) Faye Oliver Joshua Tranmer Libby Wheeler (4) Paige Mathers & Venus Morgan Shaun Kerry Sian Kerry Sophie O'Hara

 

Northern Athletics Inter County Championships

Witton Park, Blackburn – Saturday 22nd August 2015

 

The annual Northern Athletics County Championship’s, were held this year at Witton Park in Blackburn, the home track of Blackburn Harriers AC.

This competition is for athletes who are in the under 15 and under 17 age categories, and they compete for their athletics County area. All of the young athletes in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire compete for Humberside.

The other teams contesting these championships were Yorkshire, North East Counties, Lancashire (incl. Isle of Man), Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Cumbria.

The Yorkshire team were the winners of the competition with a total of 277 points. Humberside finished in 8th place on 158 points.

 

Twelve members of the team which travelled over to Lancashire were from Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club and details of their performances at the championships are as follows.

 

Under 15 Boys

There was no hammer competition at Blackburn, so the Northern hammer Champion Shaun Kerry, competed in the shot putt, discus and long jump events.

In the Shot he threw a new PB of 11.63m, to take 3rd place. The Discus and Long Jump were events that Shaun is unfamiliar with, but he gave them his best efforts and set new PB’s in both. He threw the discus 22.43m, and in the long jump he recorded a best of 4.51m.

 

Under 17 Men

Joshua Tranmer, the bronze medallist at the recent Northern Championships, saw action in the both the discus and the shot competitions. In the discus he claimed 2nd place with a throw of 39.16m, and in the shot he took 8th place with a throw of 11.20m.

On to the track where Marcel Dalee was seen competing in two middle distance races, the 800 metres and the 400 metres. In the 400 Marcel ran a new PB of 51.40s, to take 5th place, and in the 800 metres, he claimed 3rd place with a good run of 1:59.86s.

In the 3000 metres race Baldvin Magnusson was the team representative and he picked up a 7th place finish, with a recorded time of 9:42.99s.

 

Under 15 Girls

Northern silver medallist Venus Morgan took 2nd place in the 75 metre hurdles race, which she ran in a time of 11.75s. She also ran in the 200 metres race, where she took a 5th place finish, and also set a new PB of 27.10s. Venus was in further action in the shot event, where she put out a throw of 8.63m.

Paige Mathers ran in the 75 metre hurdles ‘B’ race, where she took 4th place and recorded a new PB of 12.46s.

Libby Wheeler took 4th place in the long jump, which is her specialist event, with a jump of 5.07m. She also ran in the 100 metres race where she took 7th place and recorded a time of 13.63s.

Kate Huntington ran in the 100 metres ‘B’ race, where she also collected a 7th place finish, with a run of 14.07s.

Faye Oliver represented the team in the discus competition, where her best throw on the day measured 19.02m.

Kate Huntington, Venus Morgan and Libby Wheeler, were joined in the under 15 girls 4 x 100 metre relay, by Charlotte Cawkwell of Barton & District AC. The girls finished in 7th place and recorded a time 53.15s.

 

 Under 17 Women

 

Amelia Robinson was the winner of the 300 metres  ‘B’ race, where her time for the run, of 40.97s, was a new PB

Chloe Sole was the team representative in the 80 metre hurdles ‘A’ race, where she ran a new PB of 12.87s, to take 6th place.

Sian Kerry ran in the 80 metre hurdles ‘B’, where she finished in 7th place and ran a time of 14.67s. Sian saw further action in the shot putt, where her best throw of the day was one of 7.41m.

Sophie O’Hara competed in both the discus and shot competitions. The discus saw her put in a throw of 32.66m, to take 5th place, and in the shot her best effort of 10.51m, gave her an 8th place finish.

 

 

 

Amelia Robinson

 

   

2015 Northern Under 13/15/17 Championships

Posted August 19, 2015 By David Radford

Adam Coles Amelia Robinson  31 Ben Copley (3) Chloe Constable  30 Chloe Sole Connor Bingham (2) Dominic Singh Hannah Kynman (3) Harry Powell (3) Harry Stutely (2) Jack Perry        Long Jump Gold Jessica Fields  3 Jodie Martin - Evie Watson - Alanah  Thoresby Joshua Tranmer  England Championships  2014 Marcel Dalee  40 OliviaStevenson  England Debut Paige Mathers & Venus Morgan

Northern Athletics Championships

Under 13’s – Under 15’s and Under17’s

Middlesbrough Sports Village  

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th August 2015

 

The 2015 under 13/15 & 17 Track and Field Championships were held at the new Middlesbrough Sports Village, a brand new facility, which cost in the region of 18 million pounds to construct. It was opened on the 4th of December 2014, and is now the home track of the Middlesbrough Mandale Athletic Club.

30 athletes from Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club made the journey up to the north eastern outpost of Yorkshire, over the weekend of the 15th and 16th of August. Some of them were going to their first major championship meeting and were hoping to make their mark. Others had real hopes of getting into the finals and even into the mix for medals. All of them wanted to enjoy the experience, and to perform to the best of their abilities and leave with no regrets.

On Saturday the 15th of August, the opening day of the championships, twenty Kingston athletes took to the track and field, and between them they reached seventeen finals. Five of them were crowned Northern Champions, four picked up silver medals, and three won bronze.

On day two, Sunday the 16th our athletes contested thirteen more finals, and the medal haul was increased by three more silvers and a bronze

 

The final total of medals won was sixteen, 5 Gold, 7 Silver, and 4 Bronze.   

 

 

 Day One – Saturday 15th of August

England International Olivia Stevenson gave another master class in the under 17 women’s hammer final. She dominated the competition, where she won the gold medal, with a throw of 56.76m, which was a new Championship best performance.

Ollie is also a very good discus thrower, and she competed in the discus final, where her throw of 35.87m, gave her a second podium appearance, this time she collected a bronze medal.

Fellow ‘Hull Hammer Squad’ member Alice Barnsdale competes for the Lincoln Wellington Club, but trains at Costello. She joined Ollie in both the hammer and discus finals. In the hammer she won the bronze medal, with a throw of 47.42m, and a throw of 24.75m, earned her a 9th place finish in the discus. Alice also finished 8th in the shot putt final, with a throw of 9.20m.

 

The under15 boys hammer final saw two of our promising young throwers displaying their talents. Shaun Kerry collected the hammer squad’s second gold medal of the day, with a throw of 48.89m which was a big new PB. It has been fantastic watching Shaun’s progress this season, and he is now the Northern Champion.

Will Robinson collected the silver medal, with a throw of 41.00m. Will has only been with the club for a few months and is still very much in the learning stage. He is very strong and has great potential.

 

Ben Copley is another young athlete who has made tremendous strides forward this season. His best events are javelin, where he is currently ranked number 2 UK, discus and shot putt, where his ranking is number 9 UK in both. Unfortunately there was no under13 javelin or discus at Middlesbrough.

He competed in the under13 boys shot putt final, where he threw a new PB of 10.10m, to claim the gold medal.

Ben also competed out of his age range in the under15 boy’s discus final, where another new PB of 33.71m, gave him his second gold medal of the day and made him a double Northern Champion.

Will Robinson was the bronze medallist in the discus final, with a throw of 30.65m, giving him his second medal of the day.

 

 Matthew Elliott is both a talented triple jumper and middle distance runner. On the opening day Matthew’s attention was firmly on the triple jump final. An excellent jump of 11.02m gave him 2nd place and a silver medal to bring home.

 

Dominic Singh is ranked number 2 in Yorkshire and is Kingston’s leading under 17 sprinter. He began his 200 metre campaign, trying to better the silver medal he won at the 2014 championships in Wigan. He won his heat in 22.49s, to safely book his place in the final, to be held later in the day. He improved on that time in the final, running 22.19s, to take the gold medal, and become the Northern 200 metre Champion.

 

Shaun Kerry hadn’t finished his efforts for the day. He had more to do in the under 15’s javelin final. He launched his second new PB of the championships, a throw of 39.59m, to collect the silver medal.

Shaun also contested the under15 boys shot putt final, where he took 4th place with a throw of 11.63m. He was joined in that final by training partner Will Robinson who finished 8th, with a throw of 9.51m.

 

 Adam Coles competed in the under15 boys 80 metre hurdles final. He ran a tremendous race and recorded a new PB of 12.12s, to collect the silver medal. Adam is very competitive and is filled with boundless enthusiasm. He has great potential for the future and fully deserved this success.

 

The club had two athletes in the under 17 men’s 800 metre final. Marcel Dalee who ran a time of 2:02.32s, to win the bronze medal and Connor Bingham who took 5th place and recorded a time of 2:04.33s.

 

The under 17 men’s pole vault final brought Harry Stutely into the action, he is another great competitor who has been a cornerstone in the club’s league campaigns, both in the youth team and the senior league this year. Harry put in a new PB, with a clearance at 3.30m, to take 4th place.

 

Younger brother Ben Stutely was Kingston’s representative in the under 13 boy’s long jump final. His jump of 4.36m, earned him a 5th place finish

 

In the under 15 boy’s long jump final, the English Schools champion Jack Perry was unable to find his best form and this time he had to settle for a 4th place finish, with his best effort of the day being one of 5.79m.

 

Chloe Sole competed in the under 17 women’s 300 metre hurdles final, where she finished in 5th place and ran a time of 54.55s.

 

Jessica Fields ran in heat one of the under 17 women’s 300 metres, she finished 7th and ran a time of 44.58s, which unfortunately was not enough to get her into the final. Amelia Robinson ran in the second heat, where she set a new PB of 41.54s, to take her into the final.

In the final Amelia ran a time of 41.63s, which gave her a 5th place finish.

 

Four of our girl sprinters lined up in the heat’s of the under 17 women’s 100 metres. Emily Lyons ran in heat one, where she took 5th place in a time of 13.11s.  In heat two, Charlotte McIvor ran a new PB of 14.69s, for a 6th place finish. Gabbie Whittle took 3rd place in heat three and recorded a time of 13.5s, and Chloe Constable was placed 5th in the same heat, in 14.2s. Unfortunately none of the girls qualified for the final.

 

Also taking place at the championships was the under 20 men’s 3000 metres final, where Harry Powell was Kingston’s representative. He took 5th place in the race and his recorded time was 9:20.51s.

 

Day Two – Sunday 16th of August

 

 

Dominic Singh’s under 17’s 100 metre campaign got under way. He was drawn in heat 3 and he cruised into the final, running a time of 11.41s.

In the 100 metre final, held later in the day he ran even faster, recording a time of 11.2s, but he just failed to snatch the gold and this time he had to settle for the silver medal.

 

Multi- eventer Venus Morgan competed in the under 15 girl’s 75 metre hurdles event. She was the winner of heat one and ran a time of 11.78s, to go into the final.

In the final Venus improved on her heat time and crossed the finish line together with Amy Carter of New Marske AC. Both girls had the same time of 11.63s, but the race was awarded to Amy and Venus had to be satisfied with the silver medal.

Paige Mathers ran in heat 2 of the 75 hurdles but her time of 12.78s, was not enough to get her to the final.

 

Hannah Kynman, the under 15 Northern Indoor 200 metre Champion, contested both the 100 and 200 metres at Middlesbrough.

In the 100 metres she was drawn in heat 2, which she duly won equalling her PB of 12.60s, and moved on to the final.

In the final Hannah broke her PB, lowering it to 12.48s, but was beaten to the gold by 0.03 of a second and had to be satisfied with the silver medal.

The 200 metres saw Hannah win heat 2 and run a time of 26.26s, to gain straight entry to the final.

The final, saw Hannah run a time of 26.75s, to take a 4th place finish.

 

 Joshua Tranmer saw action in both the under17 shot and discus finals. In the shot he was throwing against some serious competition, two of them were 15 metre plus throwers. Josh stuck to the task, gave it all he had, but had to settle for 7th place, with a best effort on the day of 11.56m.

The discus is Josh’s stronger discipline. He was the 2014 Northern under 15 Champion. This was a three way battle for the title and he was in it right down to the wire. His best throw of 41.22m, won him the bronze medal.

 

Marcel Dalee saw second day action in the under 17 men’s 400 metre final, where he ran a new PB of 51.40s, for a 5th place finish.

 

The under 17 women’s javelin competition saw two Kingston athletes contesting the final. Emily Robinson set a new PB of 35.30m, for 4th place and Sian Kerry took 5th place with a throw of 30.50m.

 

Chloe Sole contested her second hurdles final of the weekend, this time in the under 17 women’s 80 metres event. She claimed 6th place and ran a time of 12.99s.

 

Matthew Elliott, competed in his second final of the weekend, this time he was on the track in the under 15 Boy’s 800 metres. He set a new PB of 2:18.96s, for a 6th place finish.

 

A trio of under 17 women’s sprinters competed in the heat’s, of the 200 metres.

Chloe Constable ran in the first heat, where she finished 6th and recorded a time of 28.82s. Gabbie Whittle was placed 5th in heat 2 and her time was 27.00s. Emily Lyons ran 26.77s, for 3rd place in heat 3.

 

Kingston, were represented in the under 13 girls long jump final, by Alanah Thoresby and Evie Watson.

Alanah set a new PB of 3.97m, for a 10th place finish and Evie was placed 11th with a jump of 3.87m.

Alanah and Evie were also in action in the heat’s of both the 100 and 200 metres races. This time they were joined by Sophie Reed.

In the 100 Evie ran in heat one, where she finished 5th in a time of 14.78s. Alanah finished 7th in heat two and ran a time of 15.11s. Sophie was 4th in heat three and her time was 14.93s.

 

The 200 metres found both Evie and Alanah in heat one. Evie was placed 5th in 30.45s, with Alanah 7th in 31.16s. Sophie ran in heat two where she finished in 7th place in 30.85s.

In the under 13 girls 800 metres, Jodie Martin ran in heat two, where she took 4th place and recorded a time of 2:37.84s.

 

All of the under13 girls, Alanah, Evie, Sophie, and Jodie were competing in their first major track and field championship meeting.

Sian Kerry Sophie Reed Will Robinson & Shaun Kerry

 

   

Final Senior League Meeting 2015

Posted August 16, 2015 By David Radford

Adam Preston (13) Amelia Robinson (4) Daniel Gray (2) Freddie Capes Harry Stutely  32 Hollie Smith James Wardle to Matthew Elvidge Jess Cappleman  30 Luci Preston Luke Giblin (7) Maegan Taylor (6) Maggie Okul & Nicole Gray Oliver Newton (10)

 

Northern Senior League – Division 1

Thorne’s Park, Wakefield

Saturday 8th August 2015

Kingston upon Hull Athletic Clubs final senior league meeting of the current track and field season, took place at Thorne’s Park, the home of Wakefield Harriers, on Saturday 8th of August 2015.

Once again the team was a potent mix of master and senior athletes and the rising talents from the clubs youth system.

In addition to the Wakefield club, our other opponents were Sale Harriers, Preston Harriers, Derby Athletic Club and Blackburn Harriers. Going into the match Blackburn and Wakefield were the joint league leaders, with both on 13 points. Kingston were sitting in 3rd place on 12 points.

Everything was up for grabs on the day, and it made for a great atmosphere and a tense and closely fought encounter, both on the track and in the field.

We enjoyed a fine summers day over in the West Riding. Temperatures reached 23 degrees and it was very humid.

The Kingston athletes put in a very good team performance, and there were some excellent new PB’s posted on both track and field. The first three teams were separated by a mere 14 event points.

Kingston upon Hull finished the day in 3rd place, the 4 league points we collected put us in the runners up spot. Behind the 2015 Division 1 champions Wakefield Harriers.

 

 Details of all the performances by the Kingston athletes are as follows.

 

100 and 200 Metre Sprints

Luke Giblin, the clubs pre-eminent male sprinter, ran the ‘A’ races in both the sprints. He won the 100 in a time of 10.94s and took 2nd place in the 200 in 21.92s. Joe Cooper took 3rd place in the 100 ‘B’ in 11.27s, and Daniel Gray, the 400 metres gold medallist at this year’s English Schools Championships, won the 200 ‘B’ in 22.16s, a new PB.

In the women’s events, English Schools 100 gold medallist Charlotte Paterson ran both the ‘A’ races. She won the 100, where she recorded a time of 12.24s, and took 3rd place in the 200, where she ran 25.23s. Maegan Taylor made it a double success in the 100 metres with a fine run of 12.35s, for 1st place, and Emily Lyons took 3rd place in the 200 metres ‘B’ where she ran a time of 26.82s.

400 Metre Races

The men’s ‘A’ race saw Dan Gray collected his 2nd victory of the meeting, this time in his specialist event, where he cruised to victory in a time of 51.02s. In the ‘B’ race Adam Preston recorded a time of 53.22s, to take 5th place.

In the women’s ‘A’ race Adam’s younger sister Luci Preston picked up a 4th place finish, with a run of 62.16s. In the ‘B’ race, 15 year old Jessica Fields put in a great effort to set a new PB of 63.77s, and claim 3rd places.

 

800 Metre Races

Our representatives in the men’s 800 metres were two 16 year olds, Marcel Dalee in the ‘A’ race and Connor Bingham in the ‘B’.  Marcel finished in 4th place and ran a time of 2:00.40s, whilst Connor took 3rd place in his race, with a run of 2:03.82s.

Jessica Cappleman was the ‘A’ runner in the women’s race, where she finished 5th and ran a time of 2:34.53s. Amelia Robinson another, 16 year old, ran the ‘B’ where she finished in 3rd place, with a season’s best time of 3:25.15s.

 

1500 Metre Races

The clubs leading men’s 1500 metre runner, Oliver Newton, ran the ‘A’ race, where he took 3rd place and set a new PB of 4:04.44s. Harry Powell ran the ‘B’ and he also finished 3rd with a time of 4:20.19s.

15 year old Natalie Bell ran the women’s ‘A’ race, where she finished 4th and posted a new PB of 5:13.82s. Jessica Cappleman took 3rd place in the ‘B’ with a run of 5:36.48s.

Men’s 3000 Metre Steeplechase

Biathle specialist and fierce competitor Gregan Clarkson, was the ‘A’ runner in this gruelling event, and he ended up a comfortable winner, finishing 9 seconds ahead of the second man home. He ran a season’s best time of 10:23.84s. The ‘B’ runner was Jack Michaels, who took an excellent 2nd place in his race and set a new PB of 11:57.95s, knocking 4.3 seconds off his old time.

Men’s 5000 Metre Race

Gregan Clarkson returned to the track, this time for the 12 and a half lap race. This time he had to settle for 4th place in the ‘A’ race, putting in a run of 16:31.8s. Oliver Newton volunteered to run the ‘B’ and he picked up a 3rd place finish and set himself a new PB of 17:42.8s, taking 3 minutes off his previous best time.

 

Hurdles Races

Jack Michaels ran the men’s 400 metre ‘A’ race, where he took 2nd place and posted another new PB of 60.65s. Gregan Clarkson volunteered for the ‘B’ race, where he took 4th place in 74.89s.

Amelia Robinson took 2nd place in the women’s 400 metre ‘A’ race, where she set a new PB of 65.78s.

The men’s 110 metre hurdles saw Matthew Elvidge running the ‘A’ and Jack Michaels, taking on his first ever high hurdles race in the ‘B’. Matt took 3rd place in his race and ran a season’s best time of 22.00s. Jack took 3rd in the ‘B’ and ran a new PB of 21.69s.

In the women’s 100 metre hurdles Natalie Varga ran the ‘A’, where she took 6th place and recorded a time of 22.37s. Jessica Lee took 3rd place in the ‘B’ running the race in 20.31s.

Hammer Throw

Our representatives in the men’s hammer competition were two of the clubs Master’s athletes, John Twiddle and Darren Gibson, who boast a combined age of 100. They are serious competitors and no one takes them lightly. John picked up 3 gold medals at the recent British Masters Championships.

John was the ‘A’ thrower and he won his competition with a throw of 40.49m. Darren made it a winning double, his throw of 33.74m, taking him to victory in the ‘B’.

In the women’s competition we fielded two of the best young hammer throwers in Great Britain. Maggie Okul, ranked number 2 UK at under 20 and Olivia Stevenson ranked number 3 UK at under 17. Both of the girls have recently represented England on International duty. Maggie won the ‘A’ event with a throw of 51.46m and Ollie won the ‘B’ and set a new PB with the 4kg hammer, with a throw of 46.59m.

All four throwers are proud members of the ‘Hull Hammer Squad’.

 

Discus Throw

More action for John Twiddle, this time he took 3rd place in the ‘A’ event, with a season’s best throw of 34.93m. Sprinter Joe Cooper volunteered to be our ‘B’ thrower and he collected points for the team, and set himself a new PB with a throw of 15.35m.

Ollie Stevenson is not just a superb hammer thrower, but she is a very good discus thrower too. She was the winner of the women’s ‘A’ event, with a throw of 32.63. Nicole Gray made it another double victory for the team in the ‘B’, where she threw a new PB of 24.87m.

 

Shot Putt

John Twiddle collected his second victory of the day in the ‘A’ event, throwing a distance of 11.90m. Darren Gibson kept the team points total rolling with a throw of 8.11m in the ‘B’

In the women’s competition Maggie Okul took 5th place in the ‘A’, with a throw of 8.47m, and Nicole Gray took 3rd place in the ‘B’ and set another new PB of 7.15m.

Javelin Throw

15 year old Harry Stutely was the ‘A’ thrower in the men’s event, where he faced tough opposition from some good senior throwers. He acquitted himself well and threw a new PB of 24.97m. Track specialist Oliver Newton earned further points for his team in the ‘B’, with a season’s best throw of 16.74m.

The women’s competition saw Maggie Okul and Nicole Gray back in business. Maggie took 4rd place in the ‘A’, with a throw of 27.43m and Nicole was also 4th in the ‘B’, where she threw 12.65m.

 

 Long Jump

Matthew Elvidge was our representative in the ‘A’ event and he had a good competition, taking 2nd place with a season’s best effort of 6.40m. In the ‘B’ James Wardle was involved in a really close contest. He took 3rd place, with a jump of 5.72m, but victory could have gone to any of the leading three athletes.

In the women’s competition sprinter Luci Preston took 5th position in the ‘A’ with a season’s best leap of 4.67m. Jessica Lee took 4th place in the ‘B’, where she put in a jump of 4.43m, which was a new PB.

Triple Jump

Matthew Elvidge and James Wardle were on duty again in the triple jump competition. Matt put in a season’s best jump of 10.94m in the ‘A’, which gave him a 6th place finish, and James took 3rd place in the ‘B’ where he registered a new PB of 10.88m.

Sprint champion Charlotte Paterson took 4th place in the women’s ‘A’, with a best effort on the day of 10.40m. Jessica Lee also had a 4th place finish in the ‘B’ with a jump of 8.87m.

High Jump

15 year old Freddie Capes made his senior league debut at Wakefield, where he had a good competition and took 4th place in the men’s ‘A’ event, with a height clearance at 1.60m. Matthew Elvidge was back in action in the ‘B’, where his season’s best clearance at 1.60m, gave him a 3rd place finish.

The women’s competition saw Hollie Smith take 2nd place in the ‘A’, with a season’s best clearance at 1.65m, and Natalie Varga set a new PB with a jump of 1.30m in the ‘B’.

Pole Vault

Harry Stutely competed in the men’s ‘A’ event, where he took 3rd place with a height clearance at 3.10m.Bethany Arandle made her first league appearance of the season in the women’s ‘A’ event, where she took 2nd place, with a season’s best clearance at 2.40m.

 

Relay Races

 

4 x 100 Metres – Men

The Kingston team of Joe Cooper, Matthew Elvidge, James Wardle and Luke Giblin finished in 3rd place and ran a time of 45.50s.

 

4 x 100 Metres – Women

The quartet of Luci Preston, Charlotte Paterson, Emily Lyons and Maegan Taylor took 2nd place and recorded a time of 49.67s.

 

 

4 x 400 Metres – Men

The one lap team of Adam Preston, Marcel Dalee, Oliver Newton and Daniel Gray took 2nd place in a time of 3:30.4s.

 

4 x 400 Metres – Women

The women’s team of Amelia Robinson, Luci Preston, Jessica Fields and Charlotte Paterson, took 2nd place and ran a time of 4:04.36s.

 

   

England Athletics Combined Events Championships

Posted August 13, 2015 By David Radford

Nathan Hood  9

 

 

 

Nathan Hood (3)Nathan Hood (5)

 

England Under17 & Under 15 Combined Events Championships

Bedford International Stadium

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August 2015

 

The National Combined Events Championships, for athletes in the under 17 and under 15 age ranges, took place at the Bedford International Stadium, over the weekend of the 8th and 9th of August 2015.

Kingston upon Athletic Club were represented at these championships by our 16 year old combined events specialist Nathan Hood, who put both his body and mind to the test over two full days of action, in the most demanding event in the athletic world, the Decathlon.

On the Saturday, Nathan saw action in the 100 metre sprint, the long jump, shot putt, high jump and the 400 metre race.

A fine run in the 100 metres produced a new PB of 13.12s and got his competition off to a good start.

Next on the agenda was the long jump, where his best jump on the day was one 5.29m.

Nathan’s next action came in the shot putt, where another excellent performance saw him set his second new PB of the day, with a throw of 8.54m.

His penultimate discipline of the opening day was the high jump, where his clearance at 1.45m left him reasonably satisfied.

The closing event of day one was the one lap race, the 400 metres. A run of 63.95s took him close to his personal best time, and gave him a good finish to the first day.

 

Day two of the championships, on Sunday 9th of August, began in the best possible way, with an excellent new PB of 18.06s, in the 110 metre hurdles.

Next event on the agenda was the discus throw, where his best effort of the competition was a throw of 21.85m.

The points Nathan has picked up in the youth team’s league campaign this season have played a big part in the team’s successful promotion campaign. Especially in the pole vault, one of his strongest disciplines. The fates were against him at Bedford and the eighth event did not go to plan.

Nathan is built of stern stuff. He rallied himself and went into the javelin, the ninth event, and gave it his best. He put in a good effort of 30.20m, to further increase his points total.

He negotiated the 10th and final discipline, the intimidating and exhausting 1500 metres, recording a time of 5:34.9s.

He was out of contention for the National medals, but his grit and determination in carrying on after his major disappointment, earned him the points to claim the Northern bronze medal.

Nathan’s points total for the decathlon competition was a new personal best of 3315.

 

   

British Masters Athletics Association Championships

Posted August 4, 2015 By David Radford

Darren Gibson  &  John Twiddle

 

Diane Smith (2)

 

 

British Masters Athletics Federation Championships

 

Alexander Stadium, Birmingham – Sat & Sun 25th/26th July 2015 

 

Kingston upon Hull AC’s Diane Smith, Darren Gibson and John Twiddle travelled down to Birmingham’s Alexander stadium over the weekend of the 25 and 26th of July for the British Master Athletics Federation (BMAF) championships. This is one of the biggest domestic events for Masters (aged over 35) athletes, with 798 entries from around the UK and overseas.

 

Diane Smith was first to compete, taking part in the W50 Hammer throw on Saturday the 25th. The event proved to be highly competitive, with nine athletes battling for the medals. Diane finished in 4th place with a season’s best throw of 38.80m.

 

John Twiddle was next up with a 09:30am start for the M45 hammer on the Sunday morning. After a cautious start to the competition which took place in difficult rainy conditions, John took the lead in the 4th round and held on for the gold medal with a throw of 40.87m. This gave him a narrow victory over local rival Matthew Hammond (39.67m) of Scunthorpe AC who had also taken silver the previous day in the discus with a throw of 34.53m.

 

Darren Gibson was next in the circle for the M50 hammer. The competition started promisingly with an effort of 37.02m, a two metre improvement on his result the previous weekend. Unfortunately in the second round Darren suffered a strain to his back and had to drop out of the competition, finishing in 9th place. After some physiotherapy and light training Darren will travel to Lyon in France, later this month to compete at the World Masters Athletics Championships.

 

John Twiddle took part in two further events. The shot Putt, which took place in heavy rain, making the conditions difficult for both the athletes and officials alike. Despite the weather John took the gold medal with a distance of 11.69m, significantly down on his season’s best but comfortably ahead of the second placed athlete on 9.45m.

 

Finally in the 35lb weight throw and with the rain reduced to a drizzle, John completed a hat-trick of gold medals with a personal best 11.84m.

   

English Masters Inter Area Challenge Match

Posted August 4, 2015 By David Radford

John Twiddle & Darren Gibson

English Masters Athletics Association

 

Inter Area Challenge – Solihull – Sunday 19th July 2015

 

 

Following their successes earlier in the year at the Northern Masters Championships, Kingston’s Darren Gibson and John Twiddle were selected to represent the Northern Masters team at the English Masters Athletics Association’s Inter-Area Challenge match at Solihull on the 19th July.

 

In the Over 35’s age group John was selected in three events the shot putt, discus and hammer throw. The discus was the first event of the three. John secured maximum points with a season’s best 33.98m just ahead of pre-event favourite Peter Roberts, who was representing Wales.

 

In the shot Graham Porterfield of Scotland took an early lead with a throw of 11.43m, however John’s 3rd round effort of 11.96m took the lead and proved enough to take first place.

 

In the Over 35s hammer John (38.44m) took second place behind Midland’s Rob Careless’ throw of 48.07m.

 

In the over 50’s event Darren Gibson took third place with 35.39m.

 

Sue Hearnshaw (now Richardson), the Olympic Long Jump bronze medallist in Los Angeles 1984 and formerly of Hull Spartan AC but now competing for City of York, also represented the Northern Masters team finishing 3rd in the triple jump with 8.09m.

 

 The final results table left Northern Masters in 5th place overall

 

MEN & WOMEN OVERALL

 

 

Midlands                                 305.0/ 300.0               605.0

Southern Counties                 315.0/290.0                605.0

Eastern Veterans                   282.0/271.5                 553.5

      Welsh Masters                       262.0/224.5                 486.5

      Northern Masters                  221.0/204.0                 425.0

      Veterans AC                            199.0/ 114.0                313.0

      Scottish Veterans                   101.0/12.0                   113.0

      South West                              55.0/32.0                       87.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Upper YDL Team Promoted – Won all 4 League Matches

Posted August 3, 2015 By David Radford

Amelia Benson & Gabrielle Whittle (2) Sian Kerry Shelter from the storm  Martha Savage, Maggie Okul, Kate Pattison, Olivia Stevenson Olivia Young Nathan Hood  30 Matt Backhouse  & Joe Cooper Luci Preston (6) Josh Taylor-Brown Jessica Lee  31 Jack Michaels  33 Jack Brothwell (2) Hollie Smith Harry Powell (9) Freddie Capes Eliot Gay Chloe Constable  30

 

 

UK Youth Development League – North East 2 – Match 4

Princess Mary Stadium, Cleckheaton

Sunday 26th July 2015

Kingston’s youth team travelled over to the West Riding of Yorkshire, for their final league match of the 2015 season, at the Princess Mary Stadium in Cleckheaton.

We had won all the previous matches and arrived at the stadium as league leaders, and four points clear of our closest challengers.

Our opposition, once again came from the teams representing Bingley Harriers, Spenborough and District AC, Rotherham Harriers and Grimsby Harriers.

This match coincided with the start of the school summer holiday period and consequently all the teams were missing a number of their athletes.

The competition began at mid-day in truly awful weather conditions. Heavy rain arrived in the Pennines, and it poured relentlessly from the sky for the entirety of the match.

The athletes, as always, took it all in their stride and they produced some exceptional performances in the conditions, including several personal best performances.

Kingston won the match by 19 event points and ended the 2015 season as the undefeated league winners, and also gained promotion to North East Division One for the 2016 campaign.

 

Details of all of the day’s events and the athletes who contested them are as follows.

100 and 200 metre sprint races

Joe Cooper and Eliot Gay were our Under 20 men’s representatives, with Joe taking 2nd place in both the ‘A’ races, running 11.3s in the 100 and 23.2s in the 200. Eliot was the winner of both the ‘B’ races, recording 11.6s for the 100 and 23.2s in the 200.

In the under 17 men’s sprints Matthew Backhouse won the ‘A’ race, clocking a time of 11.6s and Brett Dorley took 2nd place in the ‘B’ running a time of 12.8s.

Unfortunately both Matt and Brett experienced hamstring problems during the race and were pulled out of the rest of the track programme.

The under 20 women’s races found Amelia Benson running the ‘A’s and Luci Preston the ‘B’s. Amelia won both races, clocking 12.9s in the 100 and 26.9s in the 200. Luci also won both of her races, recording 13.3s in the 100 and 27.6s in the 200.

The under 17 women’s 100 metres saw Olivia Young take 2nd place in the ‘A’ in a time of 13.9s, and Chloe Constable take 2nd in the ‘B’ with a run of 14.3s. The 200 metres paired together Gabrielle Whittle and Chloe Constable. Gabbie took 2nd place in the ‘A’ race with a run of 27.8s, whilst Chloe took 3rd place in the ‘B’ with a time of 30.0s.

400 metre race

Jack Michaels has been improving almost on a weekly basis all season in his chosen events, 400 metres and 400 metre hurdles. He was the winner of the under 20 men’s 400 flat and he ran the race in a time of 54.2s.

300 metre race

The winner of the under 17 women’s 300 metre ‘A’ race was Gabrielle Whittle in a recorded time of 46.8s. Martha Savage ran the ‘B’ and she was literally pipped on the line and had to settle for 2nd place, she ran a new PB of 49.4s.

 

800 metre races

Joshua Taylor-Brown was involved in a really close contest down the home straight in the under 20 men’s 800 metres. He crossed the line together with the Rotherham runner Oliver Potter but lost out on 1st place by one tenth of a second. Josh’s time was 2:05.2s.

Jack Brothwell ran in the under 17 men’s 800, where he took 3rd place in a time of 2:15.1s.

Martha Savage returned to the track for the under 17 women’s 800, she ran a strong race and took 2nd place in 2:39.0s.

1500 metre races

In the under 20 men’s 1500 metres Harry Powell took 3rd place and recorded a time of 4:16.3s.

In the under 17 men’s event, Jack Brothwell ran in his second middle distance race of the day, and he put in a storming effort, to take 3rd place and record a new PB of 4:20.4s.

Hurdles races

Jack Michaels won his second one lap race of the day, with a fine run of 64.5s, in the under 20 men’s 400 metre hurdles.

In the under 17 women’s 80 metre hurdles Sian Kerry took 2nd place, in a recorded time of 15.1s.

 

 Discus Throw

Harry Powell showed his versatility by taking 2nd place in the under 20 men’s discus ‘A’ event, with a throw of 15.27m.  Jack Michaels won the ‘B’ and also set himself a new PB with a throw of 14.94m.

The under17 men’s event found middle distance runner Jack Brothwell making his debut in a discus competition. Jack took 2nd place and set himself a PB of 13.98m.

English Schools bronze medallist Kate Pattison was the under 20 women’s ‘A’ thrower. She won the competition with a throw measuring 37.17m. In the ‘B’ event Maggie Okul gave the team a double victory with a new PB of 25.17m.

Olivia Stevenson was the winner of the women’s under 17 event, with a throw of 34.32m.

Hammer Throw

Joshua Taylor-Brown was the winner of the under 20 men’s ‘A’ hammer throw, with an effort of 18.62m. In the ‘B’ Jack Michaels picked up his 4th event victory of the match with a throw of 16.22m.

Brett Dorley, whose day on the track had finished after his first event, took to the field to help his teams cause. He won the under 17 hammer throw with a best effort of 19.21m.

The under 20 women’s competition saw English Schools silver medallist Maggie Okul as the ‘A’ and Kate Pattison as the ‘B’. Maggie won her event with a throw of 49.95m, and Kate took 2nd place in the ‘B’ with a new PB of 21.70m.

English Schools silver medallist Olivia Stevenson picked up her 2nd victory of the day, with a throw of 56.50m.

 

Javelin Throw

The under20 men’s event saw Harry Powell giving his utmost in another unfamiliar discipline. He picked up 4th place with a throw measuring 11.56m.

Decathlete Nathan Hood took 3rd place in the under 17 men’s event with a throw of 28.79m.

Maggie Okul picked up her 3rd victory of the day, in the under 20 women’s event, launching the javelin out to 24.79m.

The under17 women’s competition saw a victory for Sian Kerry with a throw of 23.74m.

Shot Putt

Sprinter Joe Cooper took 2nd place in the under 20 men’s shot, with a throw of 4.04m.

In the under 17men, Brett Dorley collected his second victory of the match, and also set a new PB of 7.11m.

In the under 20 women’s ‘A’, Maggie Okul chalked up her 4th victory of the match and set her 2nd new PB of the day, with a throw 9.43m.  The ‘B’ saw victory number two for Kate Pattison with 8.33m.

Sian Kerry registered a new PB of 7.87m, in the under 17 women’s event, for a 3rd place finish.

 

Long Jump

Eliot Gay is not only a fine sprinter but he is also a very good long jumper too. He jumped a new PB of 5.65m for 2nd place in the under 20 men’s event.

Nathan Hood gave us our second win in the long jump, in the under 17’s competition, with a leap measuring 5.50m.

In the under 20 women’s event Luci Preston, jumped a season’s best distance of 4.16m, in the ‘A’, for 4th place. Jessica Lee won the ‘B’ with a jump measuring 4.03m.

Chloe Constable set a new PB of 2.75m in the under 17’s for fourth place.

 

Triple Jump

Jessica Lee took 3rd place in the women’s under 20’s, with a best effort of 8.61m.

High Jump

Freddie Capes picked up another victory for the team, in the under 17 men’s event, with a clearance at 1.60m.

Hollie Smith cleared a season’s best height of 1.60m, to win the under 17 women’s event.

Pole Vault

This most difficult of events is the speciality of Nathan Hood, and he collected his 2nd victory of the day with a height clearance at 3.00m.

 

Relay Results

 Under 20 Men – 4 x 100 metres

Joe Cooper, Joshua Taylor-Brown, Jack Michaels and Eliot Gay were the race winners and they ran a time of 47.5s.

 

Under 20 Women – 4 x 100 metres

The Kingston quartet of Luci Preston, Maggie Okul, Jessica Lee and Amelia Benson were the winners of the race and their recorded time was 54.8s.

 

Under 17 Women 4 x 100 metres

Our foursome of Gabrielle Whittle, Olivia Stevenson, Chloe Constable and Olivia Young continued the teams winning streak with another victory in a time of 56.1s.

 

Under 20 Men – 4 x 400 metres

The team was the same as the 4 x 100 race. Joe Cooper, Joshua Taylor-Brown, Jack Michaels and Eliot Gay, and they produced the same result, another team victory and a recorded time of 3:41.1s.

 

Under 17 Women – 4 x 300 metres

Our 4 girls, Gabrielle Whittle, Martha Savage, Chloe Constable and Olivia Young took second place in the race, with a time of 3:15.5s.

 

   

Welsh International – Cardiff – 29th July 2015

Posted July 31, 2015 By David Radford

Toni Buckingham - Maggie Okul - Robbie Shaw - Daniel Fleming - Francis Mulvaney

Under 20’s International Meeting

Cardiff International Sports Stadium

Wales versus England

Wednesday 29th July 2015

The annual Welsh International meeting was held in the Cardiff International Sports Stadium, on the evening of Wednesday 29th July 2015.

The competition covered every track and field athletics discipline and England chose three athletes to represent their country in each of the events.

For the women’s hammer competition the selectors chose the champions of the three English athletics regions to don the England vest.

The Southern Champion Rebecca Keating, the Midlands Champion Katie Lambert and the Northern Champion, Kingston upon Hull Athletic Clubs Maggie Okul.

The three girls know each other well and have been involved in many tussles in throwing circles all over the country. Their last meeting was at The English Schools Championships on the 11th of July, where Rebecca came out on top with Maggie taking the silver and Katie having an awful day and failing to make the final cut.

The hammer competition got under way at 8:00pm. It was a dry and sunny evening but it turned chilly when the sun disappeared.

All the throwers made cautious and some of them edgy starts, but from round two it was pretty clear that the three English girls would be sorting out the medals between themselves.

Maggie, who was performing in her 3rd Welsh International meeting, took the silver medal with a throw of 50.36m. Rebecca won the bronze with 48.41m and the gold went to Katie with 50.77m.

 

Maggie loved every moment of her time spent in Cardiff and she was delighted with her medal. She met up with many of her old friends in the England Team and made some new ones too.

She got back into Hull on Thursday afternoon and went straight into the 5-o-clock training session with her coaches Dave and Di Smith at Costello.

Next on the agenda is the Inter Counties Championships which will be held at the Bedford International Stadium, this coming weekend 1st and 2nd of August. This is a senior championship event and Maggie has been selected to represent Humberside.

   

Lower YDL – Final League Match – 2015 Season

Posted July 27, 2015 By David Radford

Adam Coles Adriana Arroyo (2) Daisy Evans Emilia Russell Emily Dye (3) Evie Watson & Jodie Martin Jack Perry        Long Jump Gold Jennifer Hopkinson Katie Smith - Ciara Andrews - Sophie Reed - Alanah Thoresby Lewis Gilbey

UK Youth Development League 

Northern Premier – League 2

Costello Stadium, Hull –Saturday 18th of July 2015

 

Our junior team’s final league meeting of the 2015 track & field season, was held at the Costello Stadium on Saturday 18th of July.

Kingston’s young athletes faced opposition from the elite juniors from Gateshead Harriers, Chesterfield and District, Leeds City, Doncaster and Team North Cumbria.

At the start of the competition, Kingston stood in 3rd place on the league ladder with a total of 13 points. Two points behind the joint league leaders, Gateshead Harriers and Chesterfield and District, who both had 15 points.

The top two clubs would be promoted and the bottom team would face relegation. In order for Kingston to gain promotion, we would not only have to win this match but both Gateshead and Chesterfield would have to finish in 5th and 6th positions on the day. It was an unlikely scenario.

Our youngsters performed splendidly and many personal bests were set both on both the track and on the field. They were deserving of the highest praise.

We finished 3rd on the day and remained in third place on the final league table. Gateshead and Chesterfield earned promotion to Premier League 1 for the 2016 season and Doncaster were relegated to east Division 1.

The weather for the competition was bright with some glimpses of the sun and a temperature in the mid teens. The perennial Costello wind was present. No matter what the season it never seems go away.

 

 Details of all our athlete’s performances are as follows.

 

Under 15 Boys

English Schools long jump champion Jack Perry started off his day in the 100 metres ‘A’ race, where he took 2nd place and ran a time of 12.6s. Lewis Gilbey also took 2nd place in the ‘B’ race with a run of 13.0s.

In the 200 metres Lewis won the ‘B’ race in a recorded a time of 26.1s and Jack took another 2nd place finish in the ‘A’ in 25.3s.

The 300 metres brought together Joseph Seed and Adam Coles. Joe took 5th place in the ‘A’ race and ran a time of 46.6s, whilst Adam who was running his first ever 300 metres race set a most impressive new PB of 41.8s, to win the ‘B’.

Matthew Elliott set a new personal best of 2:24.4s, to win the 800 metres race.

Our representatives in the 80 metres hurdles were Adam Coles and Sam Westhead. Adam took on the ‘A’ race, where his time of 13.1s earned him a 3rd place finish. Sam took 4th place in the ‘B’ with a run of 14.6s.

Out on the field, our two English Schools hammer finalists Will Robinson and Shaun Kerry were in action in the throwing circle. Shaun won the ‘A’ event with a new personal best throw of 42.59m, and Will won the ‘B’ with an excellent effort of 41.01m.

Will Robinson saw further action in the discus competition, where he threw a new PB of 28.95m, to take 2nd place in the ‘A’ event. Joseph Seed took part in his first discus competition and threw a new PB of 13.33m, for 5th place in the ‘B’.

Shaun Kerry returned to the fray, this time in the javelin competition. He threw his second new PB of the day, launching the javelin out to 36.96m, to take 2nd place.

Shaun Kerry and Will Robinson were back in tandem in the shot putt competition. Shaun finished 4th in the ‘A’ event with a throw of 10.94m, whilst Will took 2nd place in the ‘B’ with his second new PB of the day, with a throw measuring 9.50m.

The long jump competition saw Jack Perry in his main event and yet another jump in excess of 6 metres, this time 6.04m was enough to win the ‘A’. Adam Coles picked up another new PB in the ‘B’ competition with a jump of 5.32m to give us a double win in the long jump pit.

Matthew Elliott and Philip May were our contestants in the high jump. Matthew set a new PB in the ‘A’ event with a height clearance of 1.50, which gave him 3rd place. Philip also took 3rd place in the ‘B’ where he cleared1.35m.

 

Under 13 Boys

Ben Stutely took 3rd place in the 100 metres ‘A’ race with a run of 14.6s, and Harrison Haigh was placed 4th in the ‘B’ in a time of 15.4s.

The 200 metres brought together Harrison Haigh and Harvey Newton. Harrison ran in the ‘A’ race, where he finished 4th in a time of 31.6s. Harvey was also 4th in the ‘B’ and his time was one of 33.1s.

The 800 metres saw Sam Frankish run a new PB of 2:41.2s, for a 5th place finish in the ‘A’ race and Daniel Chadwick also registered a new PB of 2:48.1s to take 3rd place in the ‘B’.

The 1500 metres saw Harvey Newton take 3rd place in the ‘A’ race and also set a new PB, with a run of 5:19.9s. Robert Smith also claimed 3rd place in the ‘B’ and he too set a new PB of 6:03.5s.

Henry Cannell took 3rd place in the 75 metre hurdles ‘A’ race, where he ran a time of 14.8s. Daniel Chadwick ran a time of 17.5s, which gave him a 3rd place finish in the ‘B’.

Finlay Parker is in his debut season for the club and he was competing in only his second league meeting. He represented us in the javelin competition (his first one) where he threw 11.37m, to earn his team precious points.

In the shot putt ‘A’ competition Fabian Vidal threw a new PB of 5.88m, for a 5th place finish, and Robert Smith also set a new PB of 4.93m in the ‘B’ to take 4th place.

Ben Stutely and Fabian Vidal represented us in the long jump. In the ‘A’ event Ben threw a new PB of 4.42m, to take 2nd place, and in the ‘B’ Fabians throw of 4.08m, earned him 3rd place.

In the high jump William Buckle’s new PB of 1.30m, gave him 3rd place in the ‘A’ event, and Divaldo Agostinho’s clearance of 1.15m, earned him 2nd place in the ‘B’.

 

Under 15 Girls

Northern indoor champion and English Schools semi finalist, Hannah Kynman, asserted her authority over the field with victories in both the sprint races. In the 100 metres ‘A’ race she clocked a time of 13.0s and in the 200 ‘A’ her time of 27.5s was almost 2 seconds faster than the runner up.

In the 100 metres ‘B’ race Jennifer Hopkinson took 3rd place with a recorded time of 14.1s. The 200 metres ‘B’ saw Savannah Beal take 4th place with a run of 30.0s.

Our representatives in the 300 metres were Abbie Haigh and Olivia Morton. Abbie finished 5th in the ‘A’ race with a run of 49.1s, and Olivia ran a season’s best time of 48.2s, for 4th place in the ‘B’.

The 800 metres saw Daisy Evans run a time of 2:40.0s, for 5th place in the ‘A’ race and Abbie Haigh take 4th place in the ‘B’ with a time of 2:47.7s.

The 75 metre hurdles saw training partners Venus Morgan and Paige Mathers in tandem. Venus won the ‘A’ race, running a time of 12.3s, and Paige took 2nd place in the ‘B’ with a time of 13.3s.

Beth Shaw threw a new PB of 19.13m, in the discus ‘A’ event, for a 4th place finish, and in the ‘B’ Harriet Cannell also took 4th place with a throw of 17.45m.

Beth Shaw was back in action in the hammer ‘A’ event, where she threw 26.66m for 3rd place. In the ‘B’ event, and in her final competition for Kingston was Adriana Arroyo, who threw a new PB of 17.95m, for 3rd place. Adriana is returning home to Mexico with her family, all of whom will be missed by the many friends they made during their stay in Hull.

The javelin competition saw Harriet Cannell take 2nd place in the ‘A’ event with a throw of 28.62m. Paige Mathers was the winner of the ‘B’ where she threw a   new PB of 26.88m.

The shot putt competition paired together Beth Shaw in the ‘A’ and Abbie Haigh in the ‘B’. Beth threw a new PB of 7.21m, for 5th place and Abbie 5.94 for 4th place.

Both Venus Morgan and Savannah Beal, were engaged in extremely close contests in the long jump. Venus jumped 4.98m, for a second place finish in the ‘A’ event and Savannah took 3rd place in the ‘B’ with a leap of 4.37m, which was a new PB.

In the high jump Venus Morgan took 4th place in the ‘A’ competition with a clearance of 1.55m, and Paige Mathers was placed 2nd in the ‘B’ with 1.35m.

 

 Under 13 Girls

In the 75 metres sprint race Sophie Reed  took 4th place in the ‘A’ race in a time of 11.4s, and Katie Smith was in 2nd place in the ‘B’ with a new PB of 11.1s.

The 150 metres sprint saw Katie Smith running the ‘A’ race and picking up another 2nd place in 22.7s. Emily Dye took 2nd place in the ‘B’ running a new PB of 23.3s.

On to middle distance, where in the ‘A’ race Jodie Martin ran a new PB of 2:36.8s for 2nd place. In the ‘B’ Emilia Russell also took 2nd place and also ran a new PB of 2:46.9s.

In the 1200 metres Evie Watson ran 4:27.5s, for 4th place in the ‘A’ race and Katy McCabe took 2nd place in the ‘B’ where her run of 4:31.1s was a new PB.

In the 70 metres hurdles race Ciara Andrews took 2nd place in the ‘A’ in 12.2s. Katie Smith was the winner of the ‘B’, running a time of 12.6s.

The javelin competition saw a club and a league debut by one of our newest recruits, 12 year old Indigo Atkin. She launched the javelin out to 19.90m, to take 2nd place in the ‘A’ and set herself a personal best performance. In the ‘B’ Sophie Reed took 3rd place with a throw of 13.29m.

In the shot putt Ciara Andrews threw a new PB of 7.87m, to take 5th place in the ‘A’. Faye Oliver took 4th place in the ‘B’ with a throw of 6.77m.

Evie Watson and Emily Dye were our representatives in the long jump competition. Evie set a new PB of 4.17m in the ‘A’ to take 3rd place and Emily finished 2nd in the ‘B’ with a jump of 3.98m.

Alanah Thoresby was the winner of the high jump ‘A’ competition with a clearance of 1.38m, which was a new PB and Rosie Shepherd took 2nd place in the ‘B’, clearing a height of 1.15m.

 

 RELAY RESULTS

 

4 x 100 metres – Under 15 Boys

Kingston’s team of Lewis Gilbey, Philip May, Matthew Elliott and Adam Coles finished in 2nd place and recorded a time of 51.3s.

 

4 x 300 metres – Under 15 Boys

Matthew Elliott, Joseph Seed, Sam Westhead and Adam Coles, finished in 3rd place in a time of 2:56.5s.

 

4 x 300 metres – Under 15 Girls

The Quartet of Abbie Haigh, Daisy Evans, Olivia Morton and Savannah Beal, finished in 4th place with a time of 3:18.2s.

 

4 x 100 metres – Under 13 Boys

Harrison Haigh, Finlay Parker, Divaldo Agostinho and Ben Stutely, finished in 4th place, running a time of 59.4s.

 

4 x 100 metres – Under 13 Girls

The Kingston foursome of Katie Smith, Sophie Reed, Emily Dye and Jodie Martin, took 2nd place and ran a season’s best time of 56.8s.

Matthew GreendaleOlivia Morton Will Robinson & Shaun Kerry English Schools 2015  hammer final

   

Olivia Stevenson makes England debut

Posted July 27, 2015 By David Radford

OliviaStevenson  England Debut

Schools International Competition

Grangemouth Stadium, Falkirk – Saturday 18th July 2015

 

The Schools International Athletics Board arranges a small number of events annually, to provide competition for the elite young athletes from England, Wales, Scotland and All Ireland.

An International meeting is usually arranged for the weekend after the English Schools Championships. The gold and silver medallists from the English School’s events are selected to represent England at this meeting. The athletes who represent Wales, Scotland and Ireland are the gold and silver winners from their countries equivalent events.

All of the athletic events and disciplines are contested, and each of the four nations had two athletes representing them in each event.

The 2015 Under 17’s International was held at the Grangemouth Stadium in Falkirk, Scotland, on Saturday 18th of July 2015.

Kingston’s Olivia Stevenson, who was the English Schools silver medallist, was selected to represent England in the Hammer competition. The England Squad travelled up to Grangemouth together, by train. Ollie was looking forward to her first International competition and hoping to enjoy the whole experience.

The conditions on the day were grim. It was cold and miserable and it was raining, accompanied by strong winds, with gusts of up to 50mph.

The hammer contestants were the top 8 under 17 throwers in the UK and it was a tight and highly competitive competition. She had a slightly inconsistent start but managed to get a throw out to 54.96m which ultimately earned her a silver medal. Her main rival Katie Head managed to pip Ollie for the gold. The two girls have been ranked no’s 1 and 2 UK all season, interchanging those rankings several times and both of them this season have held the British record.

She thoroughly enjoyed her experience but was disappointed with the distance she threw. That however was down to the conditions alone.

She met many new people who she will stay in touch with, as is the norm in athletics. The England team supported each other in all the events, they cheered each other on and the support and good will from the other competing teams was also much appreciated. Only a handful of the English athletes returned home without a medal.

Ollie’s season is still far from over. She is now busy training and preparing for three more major championships which are coming up in the next five weeks.

On the weekend of the 15th and 16th of August she will be up in Middlesbrough for the Northern under 17 Championships, where she will be defending the title she won in 2014.

She will make the journey down to Bedford on the weekend of the 29th and 30th of August, for the England under 17 Championships. In 2014 she brought the silver medal home from there.

From the 3rd to the 6th of September, she will be in Manchester, representing Northern England at the ‘Sainsbury’s’ UK School Games. Ollie is making her debut appearance at these games, which all of our athletes, who have been to them in past years, have thoroughly enjoyed.