Adam Egan - Jack Brothwell - Shaun Smith - Connor Bingham Dan Gray (2) Gabrielle Whittle & Amelia Benson Harry Stutely (5) Jack Michaels (3) Jessica Fields Joe Cooper (11) Josh Taylor Brown (41)  Harry Powell (101) Josh Tranmer & Maggie Okul         6 Northern Golds between them Kate Pattison Macalley Morgan  &  Nathan Hood Megan Grant (5) Ollie StevensonSian Kerry

 

UK Youth Development League  

Northern Division 2 – Match 2

Costello Stadium Hull – Saturday 16th May 2015

 

The Kingston Youth Teams (under17 & under 20) second league meeting of the track and field season was held at their home track at the Costello Stadium, Hull.

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

It was a mostly dry day with sunny spells, but also a gusty and biting wind which made for difficult conditions on both the track and the field.

Kingston went into this meeting as the league leaders following our opening victory at Cleckheaton in April and we needed to win our home fixture to consolidate that victory.

Another magnificent effort from our athletes saw us sweep to victory by 179 match points. We are now 2 points clear at the top of the league and travel on the 28th of June to the Herringthorpe stadium, home track of our closest challengers Rotherham, for round three.

Full details of the team’s performances are as follows.

100 metres & 200 metres sprints – under 20 men

Joe Cooper is a dream to work with. He never gives less than 100 per cent effort and commitment and is a complete team player. He ran the ‘A’ race where he took 2nd place and set a new PB of 11.4s. Andrew Morgan-Harrison ran the ‘B’ race which he won in a time of 11.8s, but was the victim of terrible luck. As he wound down after crossing the finish line he suffered hamstring problems which put him out of the rest of the meeting.

 

Joe Cooper took another 2nd place finish in the 200 metres which he ran in his typical gutsy style, clocking 23.7s for his efforts. 15 year old Kyle Foster, who was making his league debut for Kingston, stepped in at short notice to fill in for the unfortunate Andy. Despite his nerves he did a great job for the team and took 3rd place in the ‘B’ race with a run of 27.1s.

400 metres race – under 20 men

The 400 metres brought together two more indispensable members of the team. Daniel Gray once again produced the goods for us. He dominated the ‘A’ race, which he won with ease, running a time of 50.0s. Josh Taylor-Brown ran the ‘B’ race for his team, which he also won, crossing the line in a time of 56.8s a new personal best time for Josh.

800 metres race – under 20 men

Josh Taylor-Brown was back in action, this time in his more familiar middle distance territory of 800 metres. He took 3rd place in the race and ran a time of 2:16.4s. Shaun Smith ran the ‘B’ race where he took 2nd place in a time of 2:11.5s.

1500 metres race – under 20 men

Harry Powell was the ‘A’ runner in the 1500 metres and he was the winner of the race, finishing 5 seconds ahead of his nearest rival. Shaun Smith ran the ‘B’ race which he also won and he finished 50 seconds ahead of his nearest rival. Shaun’s time was 4:18.5s.

3000 metres race – under 20 men

Jack Michaels doesn’t train for the gruelling 3k race anymore but at every league fixture he sticks his hand up to volunteer for it. Jack won the race for us and did it in a season’s best time of 10:55.8s.

400 metres hurdles race – under 20 men

Jack Michaels once more, this time in the event he does train for, the 400 metres hurdles. He took 2nd place in the race and he ran a time of 64.7s.

 

Discus Throw – under 20 men

Our representatives in the discus were two of our outstanding middle distance runners Shaun Smith and Harry Powell, both stepping up to help their team. Shaun Smith finished 3rd in the ‘A’ event, where he threw a new personal best of 16.47m. Harry Powell was the winner of the ‘B’ event with a throw of 14.30m.

Hammer Throw – under 20 men

Another event where our track athletes stepped forward to aid the clubs cause. It does help of course that both of them enjoy throwing the hammer. Josh Taylor-Brown won the ‘A’ event and he set a new PB of 19.23m in the process. Jack Michaels also won the ‘B’ event with a throw of 17.65m.

Javelin Throw – under 20 men

Daniel Gray contested the ‘A’ event where he threw a new personal best distance of 24.94m to take 3rd place. Harry Powell who was on most unfamiliar ground threw 4.93m to also finish in 3rd place.

Shot Putt – under 20 men

Joe Cooper was back in action in the shot, an event he always volunteers to do. He took 2nd place with a throw of 8.50m.

Triple Jump – under 20 men

16 year old Macalley Morgan a highly regarded young athlete stepped up from the under 17’s to compete in the triple jump. He jumped a season’s best distance of 10.69m to take 3rd place.

Pole Vault – under 20 men

16 year old combined events specialist Nathan Hood also stepped up from the under17’s to contest the pole vault. He equalled his personal best of 3.10m for the third time this season in winning the event for the team.

 

 100 metres and 200 metres sprints – under 17 men

Dominic Singh double silver medallist at both one and two hundred metres at the 2014 Northern Championship’s, 16 years old but an experienced campaigner was our representative in both of the ‘A’ race’s. Dom was far too good for the opposition and he won both races with relative ease. His time for the 100 was 11.2s and the 200 it was 23.0s. 15 years old Brett Dorley is still learning his trade but he is very quick, eager to learn and has lots of potential. He won both of his ‘B’ races, clocking times of 12.0s for the 100 and metres and 25.2s for the 200.

400 metres race – under 17 men

Kyle Foster was a young man who was making his league debut for the club. He was nervous but he certainly didn’t show it on the track. He ran a new personal best time of 57.2s which earned him a second place finish, getting his career off to an excellent start.

800 metres race – under 17 men

16 year old Jack Brothwell is in his 6th season with the club and is a first class middle-distance and cross country runner. He ran the 800 metres race in a new personal best time of 2:12.5s for a 2nd place finish.

1500 metres race – under 17 men

Our representatives in the 1500 metres were Connor Bingham who ran in the ‘A’ race and Adam Egan who contested the ‘B’ race. Connor took 2nd place in the ‘A’ race where he took 16 seconds of his old PB, running a new personal best time of 4:24.4s. Adam was the winner of the ‘B’ race and he also ran a new PB of 5:00.8s, taking 12 seconds off his previous best time.

Discus Throw – under 17 men

Joshua Tranmer the Northern discus and shot champion and England Championships finalist, currently ranked no.1 in Yorkshire in the discus was the winner of the competition with a throw of 37.76m, 15 metres in front of his nearest challenger.

 Hammer Throw – under 17 men

Sprinter Brett Dorley stepped into a gap in the team to throw the hammer for us. This was only his second competition and it looks like he has found himself a handy sideline. Brett took 3rd place and set himself a new PB of 20.95m.

Javelin Throw – under 17 men

Combined-eventer Nathan Hood who is ranked no.1 in Yorkshire in the heptathlon was our representative in the javelin throw. He launched a new personal best effort of 30.82m to take 3rd place.

Shot Putt – under 17 m

Joshua Tranmer returned to action in his second event. He threw the shot 12.17m to set a new PB and pick up a 2nd placefinish.

Long Jump & High Jump – under 17 men

Macalley Morgan a young man of many talents, most of them good, contested both the long jump and high jump competitions. He took 3rd place in the long jump competition with a leap of 5.16m. The high jump saw him clear a height of 1.50m, a new personal best for Macalley for a 2nd place finish

Triple Jump – under 17 men

Nathan Hood was back in action in the triple jump where he produced a season’s best performance of 10.61m to win the competition.

Pole Vault – under 17 men

15 year old Harry Stutely the 2014 silver medallist at the Northern Championships won the pole vault event with a height clearance of 2.70m.

100 and 200 metres sprints – under 20 women

Luci Preston the double sprints gold medallist at the 2014 Humberside County championships was our ‘A’ runner in the 100 metres and 15 year old Gabrielle Whittle, who has just come up to the under 17 team ran the ‘B’. Luci took 2nd place in the ‘A’ race in a time of 13.1s and Gabby won the ‘B’ race in 13.2s. Gabrielle Whittle saw further action in the 200 metres where she took 2nd place and ran a time of 27.6s.

400 metres – under 20 women

17 year old Luci Preston, who is now into her 6th competitive season with Kingston, ran in her first 400 metres race for the club in this league meeting. She won the race for us and got herself a PB of 61.1s.

Discus Throw – under 20 women

Kate Pattison, the Northern Champion at both the shot and discus and English Schools Championships discus bronze medallist dominated the ‘A’ competition from first to last. She threw a season’s best of 40.57m to win with ease. In the ‘B’ Nicole Gray made it a double discus win with a throw of 20.04m.

Hammer Throw – under 20 women

Nicole Gray contested her second event of the day and picked up a good 2nd place in the hammer competition with a throw of 22.17s, a new personal best performance for Nicole.

Javelin Throw – under 20 women

The javelin competition brought together Maggie Okul in the ‘A’ event and Sian Kerry the No.2 ranked under 17 in Yorkshire in the ‘B’. The girls were far too good for the opposition, with both of them throwing new PB’s, to win their respective events. Maggie threw a new PB of 28.48m and Sian increased her best out to 27.06m.

Shot Putt – under 20 women

Kate Pattison returned to the throwing circle, this time in company with Maggie Okul. Once again both of our girls won their competitions and they both set new personal bests as well. Kate increased her best 9.50m and Maggie took hers up to 9.19m.

 Long Jump – under 20 women

16 year old Olivia Young stepped up from the under 17’s to compete in the high jump. She won the competition for the team and put in an excellent performance. Her best effort on the day was one of 4.11m.

 100 and 200 metres – under 17 women

Olivia Young and Malvina Oberemok were the clubs representatives in the 100 metres. Olivia won the ‘A’ race and recorded a time of 13.8s and Malvina who was only running in her second competition for Kingston, took 2nd place in the ‘B’ in a time of 14.1s. Malvina ran in the 200 ‘A’ race and Chloe Constable ran in the ‘B’. Malvina took 3rd place with a time of 28.6s and Chloe was in 2nd place in her race in 29.5s.

300 metres & 300 metres hurdles races – under 17 women

15 year olds Amelia Robinson and Jessica Fields represented the club in both the 300 flat race and the 300 hurdles. Amelia ran in both ‘A’ races and Jessica in both ‘B’s and they both won all of their races. In the 300 metres Amelia ran a time of 42.8s and finished over 4 seconds ahead of the 2nd placed girl. Jess won her 300 with the same margin to spare.In the hurdles both girls ran new personal best times. Amelia ran her race in 54.5s and Jess recorded a time of 56.9 in hers.

800 & 1500 metres – under 17 women

Charlotte Dalton was our representative in both the 800 metres and 1500 metres race’s in our previous league match at Cleckheaton and she doubled up once again. She returned the same results as last time, again winning both races. She ran the 800 in 2:40.8s and the 1500 in 5:13.9s. Natalie Bell ran the ‘B’ race in the 1500 metres. She won the race and set a new PB of 5:19.1s.

80 metres hurdles race – under 17 women

Another double race win for the club With Chloe Sole winning the ‘A’ race and returning a time of 13.5s and Sian Kerry putting in a season’s best performance of 14.7s to win the ‘B’.

Hammer Throw – under 17 women

The hammer competition was under the total control of the UK No. 1 and UK record holder Olivia Stevenson from the first throw to the last. Ollie threw a massive 59.37m just 80 centimetres short of her UK record.

 Discus Throw – under 17 women

2014 Humberside County Champion and English School’s finalist Sophie O’Hara had a real tussle with Spenborough’s Jessica Hirst but Sophie’s class shone through and she came out on top and won the competition with a throw of 34.15m.

Shot Putt – under 17 women

Sophie O’Hara was back in action in the shot competition, it was another closely fought affair with Sophie throwing a season’s best of 11.09m but still having to settle for a 2nd place finish.

Javelin Throw – under 17 women

Emily Robinson ranked No. 1 in Yorkshire was making her debut for Kingston. She got off to the finest of starts, winning the event and setting a new PB of 34.42m.

Pole Vault – under 17 women

Natalie Varga was making her first league appearance of the season in her specialist event. She won the event and cleared a height of 2.30m.

 

Relay Results

4 x 100 metres – under 20 women

The Kingston team were the race winners in a time of 52.7s. Our four athletes were   Luci Preston – Malvina Oberemok – Olivia Young and Chloe Constable.

 

4 x 100 metres – under 17 women

Amelia Benson – Emily Lyons – Gabrielle Whittle and Megan Grant made up the relay team. The team won the race, posting a time of 51.5s.

 

4 x 300 metres – under 17 women

Amelia Robinson – Jessica Fields – Martha Savage and Natalie Bell took 2nd place in the 4 x 300. Their time for the race was 3:10.0s.

 

4 x 400 metres – under 20 men

Josh Taylor-Brown – Shaun Smith – Joe Cooper and Dan Gray were our representatives in a race which was memorable for a fantastic 3rd leg by Joe Cooper who pulled back a sizeable gap to give Dan Gray a chance on the final leg which Dan took and brought us home with seeming ease.

 

4 x 400 metres – under 17 men

Robert Larkin – Kyle Foster – Jack Brothwell and Adam Egan took 2nd place in the race which they ran in a time of 4:00.5s.

 

4 x 100 metres – under 17 men

Dominic Singh – Nathan Hood – Macalley Morgan and Harry Stutely took 2nd place in the race and recorded a time of 48.3s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Hannah Kynman (3)Dominic Singh Josh Tranmer  Sophie O'Hara  Henry Fairclough Maggie OkulEmily Lyons (5) Olivia Stevenson England Champions.hips

 

East Riding Athletics Trials

Costello Stadium, Hull – Wednesday 13th June 2015

 

For the majority of junior and youth athletes throughout England the biggest competition of this and every year is the ‘English Schools Championships’. The 85th meeting of which, will be held in Gateshead on the 10th and 11th of July 2015.

In order to compete at the games the athletes have to attain the set entry standard, which is far from being easy. Once this is attained then they must wait and hope to be chosen to represent their athletic county at the championships. England Athletics decrees that county should be called Humberside.

The East Riding Trials provided a platform for all the young athletes in Hull and East Yorkshire to compete and to try to attain the relevant entry standard for their chosen event. They may attain standards in more than one event but if chosen for the games they can compete in only one event and the athlete must choose which it will be.

The following eight athletes all achieved the requisite entry standards to enable them to compete at Gateshead should they be selected to do so.

Hannah Kynman had already attained the entry standard for the Junior Girls 100 metres with a great run of 12.6s in the clubs first league outing of the season up at Carlisle. She got the standard for the 200 metres at the trials with a blistering run of 26.3s. The Northern indoor champion has started the track & field season in majestic form.

Emily Lyons another of our outstanding young female sprinters also attained the standard at the trials in the Inter Girls 100 metres with an excellent run of 12.6s. Emily then went on to contest the Inter Girls 200 metres where she also attained the required standard. Her recorded time was 26.1s.

 Olivia Stevenson is the No. 1 ranked Inter Girls hammer thrower in the UK and is also the UK record holder. She won the 3kg hammer at the trials with a massive throw of 58.81m. Ollie is also a very good discus thrower and she attained the standard in that event as well setting herself a new PB of 37.66m. Ollie has a choice to make soon.

Sophie O’Hara is a very promising and fast improving Inter girl’s discus thrower and she attained the standard at the trials with a big new personal best performance of 35.62m.

Dominic Singh silver medallist at the 2014 Northern Championships and the clubs No.1 Inter Boy’s sprinter attained the standard in the 100 metres with a run of 11.2s.

Joshua Tranmer double Northern Champion in 2014 in discus and shot attained the inter boy’s standard in the discus competition where he threw a new PB of 41.05m.

Henry Fairclough competes for City of York AC but attends a school in the East Riding of Yorkshire. He achieved the standard in the shot competition with a new personal best throw of 15.44m.

Maggie Okul is the number 2 ranked senior girls hammer thrower in the UK. At the trials she put a further 3 metres onto her personal best when launching her 4kg hammer out to a distance of 53.14m, the second longest throw in the UK in 2015. Well in advance of the qualification standards.

   

Commsport Open Meeting, Sheffield – 10th May 2015

Posted May 23, 2015 By David Radford

Eliot Gay Ellie Townsend (4) Jess Townsend   & Jodie Martin Joshua Tranmer  England Championships  2014Alanah Thoresby (2)

 

Commsport Open Meeting

Woodbourn Road Stadium Sheffield

Sunday 10th May 2015

 

The Commsport Open Meeting proved to be a popular event and was well attended by athletes from Yorkshire and surrounding counties. It was open to entrants of all ages and provided electronic timing for the runners.

The highest ranked individual in each age category from under 13 upwards was awarded a prize of £50. The under 11’s were awarded certificates.

Ten athletes from Kingston’s youth and junior teams made their way over to Sheffield for the competition and details of their performances are as follows.

17 year old Eliot Gay ran in both the senior men’s 100 and 200 metres races. He set new PB’s in both races, finishing 4th in the 100 in a time of 11.38s and taking 2nd place in the 200 metres in 23.01s.

The reigning Northern shot and discus champion, 15 year old Josh Tranmer, took on both of those events in the under 17 category. He took 2nd place in the discus with a throw of 36.60m and threw a new PB of 12.12m in the shot for 3rd place.

Under 13 years athlete Ben Copley, one of the club’s most promising and fast improving young throwers, took on three disciplines, shot, discus and javelin. He won all 3 events, setting a new PB of 36.04m in the javelin, which propelled him up the rankings to No. 4 UK, and winning the shot where he is ranked No. 14 UK with a putt of 8.70m and discus where he is No. 2 ranked UK with a throw of 25.94m.

15 year old Bryony Underwood competed in the senior women’s high jump competition, where she pulled out a season’s best clearance of 1.50m for a 2nd place finish.

Our under 13 girl’s group were well represented at this competition and it was an excellent day out for Katie Smith, with one 1st and two second place finishes. She won the 150 metres race where she also set a new PB of 21.79s and produced another new PB of 14.60s in the 100 metres to take 2nd place. Katie had to settle for 2nd place again in the 70 metres hurdles where she clocked 12.89s for her run.

Alanah Thoresby ran a new personal best time of 22.66s to take 2nd place behind her team mate Katie in the 150 metres. In the high jump she pulled out a new personal best height clearance of 1.31m to win the event and in the 800 metres Alanah ran a season’s best time of 2.57.96s for a 6th place finish.

Jodie Martin was the winner of the 800 metres race where she ran a new personal best time of 2:38.98s. She also contested the 150 metres where she finished in 5th place with a time of 27.92s.

Jess Townsend took on the javelin, shot and discus disciplines. She won the discus event with a throw 13.03m a personal best for her. The shot saw another new PB of 5.09m and another 1st place finish. The javelin saw Jess take 3rd place with a throw of 8.30m.

Twin sister Ellie Townsend, who is still easing her way back into competition mode, having just recently returned after injury, took part in the high jump event. Ellie took 3rd place and cleared a height of 1.30m.

Niamh Derbyshire saw action in the long jump and the 800 metres. She set new PB’s in both events, running 2:54.89s for 5th place in the 800 and jumping 3.55m to take 4th place in the long jump.

 

   

Libby WheelerChloe Sole Emily Dye (3)

 

Doncaster AC Open Meeting

Saturday 9th of May 2015

A cold and breezy day at the Keepmoat Stadium saw Kingston’s top long jumper Libby Wheeler finally surpass the English Schools Championships qualifying standard when recording a distance of 5.06m to win the under 15 girls event. Despite having had a superb indoor season with several personal best performances through the winter the standard had always proved elusive until the productive trip to South Yorkshire.

Also in good form at the same meeting was training partner Emily Dye who had an extremely busy few hours. Emily first took the bronze medal in the under 13’s 70m hurdles, marginally outside her best with a time of 13.08 sec. A 1.25m clearance in the high jump, equalling her personal best, brought silver in the high jump while another 2nd place came in the long jump. A consistent series of jumps was climaxed by a best effort of 4.09m to round off the South Hunsley pupil’s most successful day of her athletics career to date.

Pole vaulter Natalie Varga found her main event cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions but took the opportunity to put her sprinting talents to the test after working hard on these over the winter. Her disappointment at being unable to vault was tempered by a new personal best of 13.76 seconds in the 100m, her first sub-14 second clocking.

 

Leeds City Open Meeting

Saturday 9th of May 2015

16 year old Chloe Sole continued her comeback after seeing her 2014 season ruined by a series of illnesses and injuries when placing 4th in a top class field in the 80m hurdles. Despite losing her unbeaten record for the season Chloe was well satisfied with her performance which saw her clock 12.9 seconds in less than ideal conditions, only 0.1 slower than her season’s best.

 

   

‘Kit Bell’ Memorial Open Meeting – Grimsby

Posted May 18, 2015 By David Radford

Andrew Morgan-Harrison (2) Ellie Townsend (3) Emily Lyons Harry Stutely (5) Jack Perry (2) Martha Savage

 

Grimsby Open Meeting

Monday 4th May 2015

A good turnout of our athletes travelled over to the King George V Stadium in Grimsby on bank holiday Monday the 4th of May, to take part in the Kit Bell memorial open meeting.

Details of their performances on the day are as follows.

 Under 11’s

Alex Grant and Aimee Zeibecke fought their way through the heats in the 80 metres sprints. In the finals Alex ran a new personal best time of 12.4s to take a 3rd place finish. Aimee who was making her track debut for the club was placed 6th in the girls final and she ran the race in 14.0s.

The long jump competition found Alex Grant and Aimee Zeibecke joined by Frances Farnill, another young lady who was making her debut for the club. Alex produced a second PB of the day with an excellent jump of 3.64m gaining him 2nd place. In the girls competition Frances jumped 2.68m for a 5th place finish and Aimee was in 7th with 2.52m. Frances Farnill also made her track debut in the 600 metres race where she finished 5th in a field of 14 runners with a creditable time of 2:21.7s. All in all it was very good day for Alex and notable debuts for the two girls.

Under 13’s

Ben Stutely is a talented young pole-vaulter and at Grimsby he took part in a men’s open age competition. He pulled out a personal best clearance of 1.90m to take 4th place. Esther Savage was another of our juniors making their club debuts at the meeting. She ran the 800 metres race in 3:02.8s and earned herself a 9th place finish and then took on the shot putt where a throw of 3.82m gained her 11th place, a good start to Esther’s competitive career. Eve Anderson made her second outing for the club. She ran in the final of the 200 metres where she ran 36.1s for 7th place

Holly Adams was appearing in her 5th competition in her Kingston vest. She ran in the 100 metres race’s and recorded a time of 15.4s for 5th place in her heat. In the shot a throw of 5.92m gained her 5th place and a leap of 3.37m in the long jump rounded off her day. Ellie Townsend made her competitive comeback after several months of niggling injuries. She took on the high jump and cleared a height of 1.15m. It is good to her back in action. Her twin sister Jess Townsend contested the shot competition where she threw a distance of 4.68m.

Under 15’s

Jack Perry is a young man who is showing a lot of promise. He took on the 100 metres race and the long jump. Jack was the winner of both the competitions, posting a time of 12.4s in the 100 and jumping 5.02 metres in the long jump. Abbie Haigh took on three events, the 800 metres, high jump and long jump. She took a good 3rd place in the 800 with a run of 2:37.9, 5th in the high jump with a clearance of 1.25m and 7th in the long jump with 3.45m. Natasha Rawling ran a personal best of 14.5s in the heats of the 100 metres but it wasn’t quite enough to get into the final.

Our under 17 and 20 athletes all competed in the senior men’s and women’s events and they put in some fantastic performances, showing what strength we have in our youth team.

Under 17’s & Under 20’s

Under 20’s athlete Andrew Morgan-Harrison won the 100 metres race in a season’s best time of 11.4s. Two under 17’s Brett Dorley and Harry Stutely took 5th and 6th places. Both of them set new PB’s. Brett’s was one of 12.1s and Harry ran 12.3seconds. Harry Stutely then went on to contest the pole vault final with his younger brother Ben. Harry finished in 3rd with a clearance of 2.91m.

Andrew Morgan-Harrison and Brett Dorley were back in action again in the 200 metres with Andy picking up another victory, crossing the finish line in 23.6s. Brett took 3rd place in the race and his recorded time was 25.8s

The women’s 800 metres saw under 17 Martha Savage run a storming race to take a 2nd place finish in 2:38.4s. Martha has only just moved up to the youth team from the under 15’s.

The women’s 100 and 200 metres races were both won by one of Kingston’s outstanding young sprinters Emily Lyons. She ran a season’s best time of 12.9s to take the 100 and a run of 26.4s saw Emily take the 200 as well.

 

 

   

Abbi Carter  2014 Re-union Adam Preston (7) Clare Blunt (3) Connor Bingham (7) Daniel Gray (2) Daniel Holiday Dominic Singh Harry Stutely (5) Jack Michaels (3) John Twiddle  & Darren Gibson Joseph Cooper Liam Holiday (3) Luci Preston (2) Luke Giblin Marcel Dalee - Sheffield 01.06.14 Megan Hoult (2)

 

North of England League Division One

Costello Stadium, Hull – Sunday 3rd May 2015

 

The opening league fixture of the 2015 track and field season was hosted at the Costello Stadium in Hull by Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club. It is a six team league the visiting clubs were Sale Harriers, Preston AC, Blackburn Harriers, Wakefield Harriers and Derby AC.

We had typical British weather with high gusting winds and torrential rain for the first two hours whereupon the sun made an appearance, the rain stopped and temperatures rose into the high teens before torrential rain returned for the end of the meeting.

Our team contained a good mix of veteran and senior athletes and we had a good turnout by members of our youth team.

It was a hard and closely fought contest and Kingston were pushed all the way by the Blackburn team but we secured a victory by a margin of two match points.

The club are now looking forward to their next match on Saturday 6th of June at Witton Park in Blackburn where they we will enter the fray as the league leaders.

Details of the performances of our athletes are as follows.

Track Events

 Our representatives in the men’s 100 metres races were Luke Giblin who is the no. 1 sprinter at the club and a man who commands the utmost respect from his peers, who was in tandem with one of our fast improving youngsters, 16 years old Dominic Singh. Luke won the ‘A’ race in a time of 11.0s, 3 tenths ahead of his nearest rival. Dominic won the ‘B’ race in 11.4s the same distance ahead of his closest rival.

The men’s 200 metres found Dominic Singh running the ‘A’ race, where this time he had to settle for 3rd place with a time of 22.6s and 18 years old Joe Cooper winning the ‘B’ in 22.3s.

The women’s 100 metres saw the talented and vastly experienced Megan Hoult running the ‘A’ race and 17 years old Charlotte Paterson, England International and youth team star the ‘B’. Both girls won their races, with Megan clocking 12.5s for her victory and Charlotte ran 12.4s finishing a full second ahead of the 2nd placed finisher.

The women’s 200 metres had Charlotte Paterson running and winning the ‘A’ race in a season’s best time of 24.8s and Megan Hoult winning the ‘B’ in 26.2s which was also a season’s best time for Megan.

In the men’s 400 metres Daniel Gray returned to action. It was his first outing since suffering a cruel hamstring injury in the 400 final at the Northern indoor championships in January. He won the ‘A’ race with a season’s best time of 49.1s. Adam Preston another of the clubs outstanding 400 metres runners was a 4th place finisher in the ‘B’ race in 53.3s.

The women’s race had 16 years old Amelia Robinson and 15 years old Jessica Fields turning out for the senior team. Both girls did the club proud. Amelia took 3rd place in the ‘A’ race with a new personal best time of 60.0s and Jess also ran a new PB of 64.9s for 2nd place in the ‘B’

The men’s 800 metres had two 16 year olds running for the club. Marcel Dalee recorded a season’s best time of 2:02.1s to take 4th place in the ‘A’ race and Connor Bingham 2:02.6 for a new personal best and 4th place in the ‘B’.

In the women’s 800 metres race Jessica Cappleman was a 4th place finisher running a time of 2.33.9s.

Youth team athletes Shaun Smith and Harry Powell turned out in the 1500 metres. Shaun was a 5th place finisher in the ‘A’ race setting a new PB of 4.11.8 in the process. Harry was placed 4th in the ‘B’ race in a season’s best time of 4:22.9s.

 

In the women’s 1500 metres 15 years old Charlotte Dalton made her senior league debut in the ‘A’ race where she ran a time of 5:20.1s. Jessica Cappleman returned to the track to run a season’s best effort of 5:27.0s for 2nd place in the ‘B’ race.

Seasoned campaigner Gregan Clarkson was in action in the 5000 metres race which saw him take 3rd place with a season’s best time of 16:14.2s.

The women’s 100 metres hurdles brought combined-eventer Clare Blunt into the fray in the ‘A’ race and Angelakie Koutsi another first timer in the senior league contested the ‘B’ race. Clare took 3rd place with a season’s best run of 17.3s, and Angelakie a 2nd place finish with a run of 20.1s.

The men’s 110 metres hurdles were contested by Liam Holiday who finished in 5th place in a season’s best time of 21.5s.

Liam Holiday also ran in the 400 metres hurdles ‘A’ race where he took 3rd place in a time of 65.3s. The ‘B’ race was won by a fairly recent convert to the hurdles Jack Michaels who ran a season’s best time of 64.1s.

In the women’s event we were represented by Clare Blunt who put in a season’s best run of 77.0s for 6th place.

That most gruelling of events the 3000 metres steeplechase saw Gregan Clarkson running the ‘A’ race for us and Jack Michaels the ‘B’. Gregan took 2nd place with a second season’s best run of the day and a time of 10:40.1, with Jack setting a new PB of 12:08.06, also for a 2nd place finish.

 

Field Events

The men’s high jump had the Holiday brothers Daniel and Liam battling for family honour. In the ‘A’ event Dan Holiday was placed 5th with a season’s best clearance of 1.55m. In the ‘B’ Liam Holiday also cleared a season’s best height of 1.45m for a 4th place finish.

The women’s event saw another appearance by Clare Blunt in the ‘A’ competition and a senior league debut in the ‘B’ event for promising young 15 year old Bryony Underwood. Clare cleared a season’s best 1.50m to take 4th place and Bryony 1.40m which earned her a 3rd place finish.

In the men’s pole vault two combined-eventers from our youth team took on the challenge. 16 years old Nathan Hood equalled his PB of 3.10m to take 3rd place in the ‘A’ event and 15 year old Harry Stutely clinched 2nd place in the ‘B’ with a clearance of 3.00m.

In the women’s pole vault Clare Blunt won the ‘A’ competition with a season’s best clearance of 3.20m. Rebekah Arandle made her 2nd appearance of 2015 in the ‘B’ event. Rebekah has missed most of the last 2 years with a persistent leg injury and it is really good to see her back. She also won her event with a clearance of 2.70m.

Our contestant in the men’s long jump was James Wardle. He didn’t have the best of days but he picked up precious points for his team with a jump of 4.95m.

The women’s event had sprinter Megan Hoult in the ‘A’ competition and the UK number one ranked hammer thrower Olivia Stevenson in the ‘B’. Megan jumped a season’s best of 3.91m for 6th place and Olivia 3.30m for 5th position.

The men’s triple jump saw further action from Daniel Holiday who put in a season’s best performance of 9.83m for 5th place.

In the women’s triple jump Clare Blunt made another appearance in the ‘A’ event and she clinched a 3rd place finish with a new PB of 10.45, whilst England International sprinter Charlotte Paterson took 2nd place in the ‘B’ with 10.32m.

 

The men’s hammer competition brought two of our veteran athletes out into the throwing circle. John Twiddle the reigning British Masters Champion was in the ‘A’ and the Yorkshire and the Northern Champion Darren Gibson in the ‘B’. John had to settle for 2nd place with a season’s best throw of 40.48m and Darren won the ‘B’ with a season’s best effort of 35.74m.

The women’s hammer saw the triumphant return of Abbi Carter, back in competition for the first time in almost 2 years. She totally dominated the ‘A’ event which she won with ease. Her best throw on the day was also a season’s best for her of 60.25. the buzz at Costello was ‘Abbie’s back’ One of her training partners the reigning Northern under 20 Champion and current UK No.2, Maggie Okul similarly dominated the ‘B’ competition with what for her was a mediocre throw of 46.12m.

John Twiddle was back in action again as the ‘A’ thrower in the shot event with Liam Holiday contesting the ‘B’. John’s best effort measured 11.86m and he had to settle for 2nd place. Liam threw a PB of 8.92m and he also finished 2nd.

In the women’s shot competition Abbi Carter rejoined the fray and she won 3rd place in the ‘A’ with a new personal best throw of 10.93m. 15 year old Sophie O’Hara stepped up from the youth team and pulled out great PB of 9.73m to win the ‘B’ event.

John Twiddle returned for the men’s discus throw where a season’s best of 33.86m earned him another 2nd place finish. Liam Holiday was back in business again in the ‘B’ and set himself a new PB of 22.21m for 4th place.

Our competitors in the women’s discus were Olivia Stevenson and Sophie O’Hara, two 15 year old members of the youth team. Ollie took 2nd place in the ‘A’ event with a throw of 32.94m and Sophie was the winner of the ‘B’ with a throw of 29.05m.

The men’s javelin competition saw the return of the Holiday brothers. Daniel Holiday threw a season’s best of 35.83 for third place in the ‘A’ event and Liam Holiday produced a season’s best 31.74 to win the ‘B’

In the women’s javelin Maggie Okul took 5th place with a throw of 26.17m.

 

Relay Results

Men’s 4 x 100 metres

Our team of Luke Giblin – Dominic Singh –Joseph Cooper and Liam Holiday won the race and recorded a time of 43.7s. 2 seconds in front of the second placed team Blackburn Harriers.

 

Men’s 4 x 400 metres

Daniel Gray – Adam Preston – Joseph Cooper and Liam Holiday finished in 3rd place and their recorded time was 3:36.2s.

 

Women’s 4 x 100 metres

Clare Blunt – Charlotte Paterson – Luci Preston and Megan Hoult took 2nd place and posted a time of 50.0s.

 

Women’s 4 x 400 metres

Amelia Robinson – Jessica Fields – Luci Preston and Gabrielle Whittle finished in 3rd place and their time was 4:08.9s.

 

   

Junior Group Athlete of the Month – April 2015

Posted May 18, 2015 By David Radford

Sophie Reed

Athlete of the Month – April 2015

Sophie Reed

 

The winner of our junior training group’s ‘Athlete of the Month’ award for April 2015 was Sophie Reed who competes in the under13 age category.

Sophie is a hard worker who seeks and listens to advice from her coach’s and does her best to put it into practice. The last few months have seen a steady improvement in Sophie’s technique and improved performances in competition.

Her competitive career began in January this year at the Northern Indoor Championships which were held in Sheffield. It was a big event to make her debut at but she took it in her stride. She ran in the heats of the 60 metres sprints where she finished in 5th place in heat 2 and then took on the long jump and the shot putt events. Sophie was placed 11th in the shot and 21st in the long jump. She was competing against the best young athletes in Northern England.

On the 14th of March Sophie was a member of the successful Kingston team who competed at the EIS Stadium in Sheffield in the ‘Tom Pinks’ relays and field events. The team brought 12 medals home with them to Costello.

At the Kingston upon Hull Open on the 12th of April she showed us that she had real promise, picking up a silver medal in the javelin competition and a bronze in the long jump, together with a 5th place finish in the 80 metres sprint.

The 25th of April saw Sophie in action in Grimsby in the first Humberside League meeting of the season where she won the 200 metres race and finished in 6th place in the long jump.

There is still a long season ahead of Sophie and hopefully many more successes to come.

   

Alex Chivers Emilia Russell Freya Vidal Gina De Lancey (3) Nathan Hood Ramon Arroyo (2) Shaun Kerry  Northern Indoors  01.02.15 Venus Morgan (7)Adriana (2)

Humberside Track & Field League – Meeting 2

Costello Stadium, Hull

Saturday 9th May 2015

 

The second Humberside Track & Field Meeting of 2015 was a quadrathlon event for younger competitor’s and a Pentathlon for older ones it saw athletes of all ages, from under 9 year olds to seniors competing in the event. The Quadrathlon is a competition for multi eventer’s, although it is open to everyone

Athletes from all the clubs around the Humber estuary attended and they were joined by competitors from athletic clubs at Scarborough, York, Rotherham, Worksop, Louth and Boston.

Results – Under 9’s

The disciplines for the boys and girls in the youngest group were 75metres sprint, standing long jump, vortex (a device used by youngsters learning to throw the javelin), 150 metres sprint and 600 metres race. They had to choose four of the five events and they were awarded points in accordance with times on the track and distances in the field.

Alfie Burrell of Grimsby Harriers was the winner of the boy’s event with a point’s total of 132. Ben Russell who is the younger brother of Kingston’s Emilia and is presently unattached to a club took the bronze medal with 97 points.

The girl’s event was won by Libby Killick of Barton & District AC who amassed a score of 200 points. Kingston’s Freya Vidal was in 4th place with 158 points.

 Results – Under 11’s

The four events contested by the under 11’s were 80 metres sprint, long jump, vortex and 600 metres. The boy’s event saw a remarkable one, two, three finish by Kingston’s Iverson triplets Tom, Harry and James with their team mates Joshua Bell in 5th and Alex Chivers 7th.

Tom finished on 197 points, Harry 196, James 193, Josh 182 and Alex 164.

The girl’s competition was won by Sophia Wright another unattached athlete who had a great day at Costello. Her points total was 190, 8 points clear of the silver medallist Ella Greenway of Cleethorpes.

Results – Under 13’s

The relevant disciplines for the under 13’s were 100 metres sprint, 800 metres race, long jump and javelin throw.

The winner of the boy’s competition with an impressive point’s total of 262 was Archie Yeo of Scunthorpe & District AC.

Finlay Parker who joined our junior section at the end of February this year took 4th place with 181 points, Ramon Arroyo 6th with 150 and Sam Frankish 8th with 133 points.

The gold medallist in the girl’s competition was Kingston’s Gina De Lancey with a point’s total of 199 and team mate Emilia Russell was in 6th place with 155 points.

 Results – Under 15’s

The boy’s chose five out of six eligible events. The events were 80 metres sprint, 200 metres sprint, 800 metres race, high jump, long jump and shot putt.

The gold medallist was one of Kingston’s promising young juniors Shaun Kerry who dominated the event, amassing a total of 1554 points.

Hull Achilles’ young prospect Callum Wilkinson took 5th place.

The girl’s competition saw yet another outstanding performance by Kingston’s Venus Morgan. She racked up a massive points total of 2642 which put her just short of 800 points ahead of the second placed athlete. Venus is in fantastic shape and looks set for a great season.

Club mate Abbie Haigh was in 6th place with 1641 points with Adriana Arroyo and Imogen Hayhurst also in action in the competition.

 Results – Under 17’s

Another pentathlon with the eligible events being 200 metres sprint, 1500 metres race, high jump, long jump, discus throw and javelin throw.

The winner of the men’s competition was William Seed of Cleethorpes AC with a point’s total of 2370.

Kingston’s Nathan Hood was the bronze medallist with 1573 points.

The women’s competition was won by Emma Dakin of Rotherham Harrier’s with 2316 points.

 

 

   

Alanah Thoresby (5)Hannah Kynman (3)Sophie ReedEmily Dye (3)Connor Pickering (2)Divaldo Agostinho (2)Shaun Kerry (3)Libby WheelerEvie WatsonEmilia RussellAbbie Haigh (14)

National Youth Development League – Northern Premier Div. 2

Sheepmount Stadium, Carlisle – Saturday 2nd May 2015

 

The 2015 track & Field season got underway for our junior team on Saturday 2nd of May, with a daunting trip up to Carlisle.

It was an early start for the bleary eyed athletes, together with parents and club officials. The bus left the Costello Stadium at 6:30am.

The weather in the far North West was most inclement. It was very cold with a strong gusting wind and it rained throughout the afternoon.

Our opposition on the day came from teams representing Gateshead Harriers, Chesterfield and District, Team North Cumbria, Leeds City and Doncaster AC. We will be meeting all these teams on a further 3 occasions during the course of the season.

Our cause was not helped by a poor turn-out of athletes which left us short on numbers and we were unable to cover several events. The athletes who did come with us were magnificent and they gave one hundred per cent for their team. Each and every one of them should be very proud of what they did at Carlisle.

We finished in a disappointing 5th place with only Doncaster AC below us and we collected 2 league points.

Details of the athletes performances on the day are as follows:-

 Under 15 Girls

14 years old Hannah Kynman was in superb form, winning both the 100 and 200 metres ‘A’ races. The Northern indoor champion set a new PB of 12.6s in the 100 which gave her a qualifying time for the English Schools Championships at Gateshead in July. The 200 metres saw Hannah leave the rest of the field trailing in her wake as she crossed the finishing line in a time of 26.8s.

A young lady who was making her league debut for Kingston at Carlisle was Savannah Beal who ran in both the 100 and 200 metres ‘B’ races. She took 4th place in the 100 metres in 14.7s and was 3rd in the 200 metres race in 30.1s. Both times were personal bests for Savannah.

Our representative in the 300 metres race was 13 years old Abbie Haigh a valued member of the team, who always gives her very best. She ran a new PB of 47.7s for a 4th place finish. Abbie returned to the track for the 800 metres where she picked up another 4th place finish and a season’s best time of 2:37.8s.

Becky Chivers contested the 800 metres ‘B’ race where she finished in 3rd place and recorded a time of 2:52.7s. She also took on the shot and javelin events, getting a new PB of 6.55m in the shot for 5th place and launching the javelin out to 17.74m to take 3rd place.

13 years old multi-eventer Venus Morgan who won bronze at the Northern indoor championships was extremely impressive in the 75 metres hurdles race, which she won with plenty to spare and picked up a new PB of 11.9s for her efforts. Venus was also in action in the high jump where a season’s best clearance of 1.40m gave her a 3rd place finish. A jump of 4.75m gave her a win in the long jump ‘B’ event.

Another athlete making her debut for the club was Beth Shaw who saw action in the hammer, discus and shot competitions. The hammer gave Beth a 3rd place finish with a throw of 22.64m. She propelled the discus out to 14.38m to give leave herself in 4th place and in the ‘B’ shot putt she finished in 5th place with a throw of 6.50m. This was a good start from Beth who was nervous before the meeting but overcame that and won her team valuable points.

Paige Mathers ran in the ‘B’ 75 metres hurdles race where she finished in 5th place in a time of 16.5s. Paige also appeared in the ‘A’ javelin throw, where she put in a season’s best performance of 19.34m, for 4th place.

Libby Wheeler a long jump finalist at the Northern Championships and an Inter Counties representative in 2014, took 2nd place in the ‘A’ long jump event, her best effort on the day measured 4.86m.

 Under 13 Girls

The 70 metres hurdles saw Ciara Andrews the Humberside County Champion in action and she got her day off to a winning start, with a good time of12.6s. In the ‘B’ race Katie Smith made her league debut for Kingston and she started her career with not only a win but she also matched Ciara’s time of 12.6s, which was a new PB for Katie.

The 75 metres sprint saw both girls back in action. Ciara ran the ‘A’ race where she took 2nd place in a new personal best time of 10.8s. Katie finished 4th in the ‘B’ and she too posted a new PB of 11.4s.

The 150 metres sprint paired Katie Smith in the ‘A’ race and Alanah Thoresby in the ‘B’. Katie finished in 4th place and Alanah in 3rd. Both girls set new PB’s of 22.7s for their runs.

In the 800 metres race we were represented by another Inter Counties representative in Ella Draper in the ‘A’ and Jodie Martin in the ‘B’. Both the girls took 2nd place finishes and both set new personal best times. Ella ran 2:35.4s in her race and Jodie 2:40.5 in the ‘B’.

Evie Watson and Emilia Russell made their league debuts for the club in the 1200 metres. Evie ran a new personal best time of 4:32.3s for 6th place in the ‘A’ race and Emilia also ran a new PB 4:48.0s, for 4th place in the ’B’.

In the Field events Ciara Andrews set a new PB of 19.41m in the Javelin ‘A’ which gave her a 2nd place finish and Sophie Reed was the winner of the ‘B’ event with a throw of 6.03m, which was a personal best for her.

Faye Oliver silver medallist at the Humberside County Championships and Inter Counties representative in 2014 took 2nd place in the Shot Putt where she threw a new personal best distance of 7.57m.

The High Jump saw Emily Dye a promising young sprinter and hurdler and long long jumper compete in her first high jump competition for Kingston, in company with Rosie Shepherd who was making her Youth Development League debut for the club. Rosie cleared a personal best height of 1.30m to finish in 2nd place and Emily took 2nd place in the ‘B’ competition with a best jump of 1.25m.

Evie Watson saw further action in the long jump competition, this time in company with Emily Dye. Evie was placed 3rd in the ‘A’ event with a best jump of 3.88m. Emily was also in 3rd place in the ‘B’ with her best jump of the day measuring 3.78m.

 Under 15 Boys

Shaun Kerry the shot putt bronze medallist at the recent Northern Indoor Championships represented the club in the shot and the javelin competitions. He took 2nd place in the shot with a new personal best throw of 11.06m. Shaun finished 3rd in the javelin event with a throw of 31.56m.

Matthew Elliott made his league debut at Carlisle where he represented the club in the 1500 metres race and the long jump. He ran a personal best time of 4:59.6s, for a 3rd place finish in the 1500 and jumped a PB of 4.91m for another 3rd place, this time in the javelin.

2014 Inter Counties representative Sam Croney ran in both the 100 and 200 metres races. He was placed 5th in each of the races and set new PB’s of 13.2s in the 100 and 27.3s in the 200.

 Under 13 Boys

Connor Pickering is now in his fourth competitive season with the club and is a much valued member of the team. He competed in the 200 metres race and in the shot putt and long jump. Connor won the shot competition with a new personal best throw of 7.37m. He took 4th place in the 200 metres with a time of 32.5s and jumped 3.50m in the long jump.

Harrison Haigh made his league debut in the blue and gold vest. He competed in the 100 and 200 metres sprints. He finished 5th in both the races, running the 100 in 15.5s and the 200 in 31.7s. Harrison also took part his first javelin competition where he set himself a PB 10.31m for 6th place.

Divaldo Agostinho or Junior as he is known at Costello is in his second competitive season at the club. He won silver at both 80 and 150 metres at the 2014 Humberside County Championships. At Carlisle he took on the 100 metres the 75 metres hurdles and the high jump. He was placed 3rd in the 100 in 15.4s and 5th in the hurdles in 16.2s. He posted a new PB in the high jump with a clearance of 1.15m.

Rob Smith is a middle distance runner who put in some excellent cross country performances during the last winter. He ran the 800 metres in this meeting and put in a season’s best performance of 2:50.6s to take 4th place. He also took on the javelin and shot events. In the shot he produced a personal best throw of 4.47m and he threw the javelin 7.14m.

Daniel Chadwick was another of our youngsters who was making his league debut at Carlisle. Daniel only joined our junior group in September last year and he has made rapid strides since then. His first event was the 75 metres hurdles race where he took 3rd place and set a new PB of 17.1s. The long jump saw him take 4th place with a jump of 3.13m. He then took on the 1500 metres and found the going tough in the awful weather conditions. He finished the race in a time of 5:36.1s.

 

 

 

 

 

   

Humberside Track League – Meeting No. One

Posted May 1, 2015 By David Radford

Ben Copley (2)Ella Draper    Becky Chivers(K12)Evie WatsonTonisha PickeringShaun Kerry  Northern Indoors  01.02.15Theo Dabbs  &  Divaldo AgostinhoVenus Morgan      & Paige Mathers

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:-

Under 11’s

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.

 Under 13’s

 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.

Under 15’s

 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.

Under 17’s

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.