Charlotte’s Record Vault / Men’s 12 Stage Glory / News round up

Bunny Run 1 (3M/328ft) – Haworth, 1/4/14

Jack Simpson finished 3rd in this first of a series of 3mile fell races with 15.57, Jess Nixon 206th in 27.08.

Jack ran most of the race in only one shoe!




Queen Sport 5k – Belfast, 2/4/14

Glen Phair equalled his best 5k time, finishing 2nd in 14.52.




National 12 stage/6 stage Road Relays – Sutton Park, 5/4/14

The all conquering Leeds City men retained the National 12 stage title in a dominant performance, the ladies team finishing 17th in the 6 stage race.




RWA 20k and age group Championships – Sheffield, 5/4/14

Ellie Dooley bounced back after her disqualification in Lugano last month, taking victory in the U20 10k Walk with 50.50.

During the race, Ellie had to stop to tie a shoe lace, but still came home inside the qualifying time for the World Race Walking Cup in China next month.




Weir Archer Academy Disability Open Meeting / Surrey County Disability Championships – Kingston, 5/4/14

Two of our wheelchair racers, Nick Smith and Dagan Roberts got their seasons underway, competing in distances from 100 to 400m.

Nick clocked 21.22s (-0.9) in the 100m, 42.20s (0.0) for 200m and 92.97s in the 400m.

Dagan’s times were 24.29 in the 100m, 45.38 in the 200m and 91.22 for the 400m.




Wakefield Spring Open – Thornes Park, 5/4/14


U11 Kiikii Brown stuck to the long jump today and was just below her pb with 3.94m, taking the win over a big field.

In the U13 girls 100m, Maisey Howson moved up to 13th on the club rankings list, improving her pb from 14.7s to 14.35s, Jade Twist making her debut and clocking 16.17s.

The same pair also competed in a couple of field events each, Maisey clearing 1.35m to win the high jump and putting the shot 6.83m.

Jade long jumped 3.08m and had a best of 4.06m in the shot, both again debut events for her.

Leonie Ashmeade set a new best of 13.60s in the U15 girls 100m, Rebecca Lister was just outside her pb with 14.00s and Alex Pyman ran a one second pb with 14.71s.

In the 75m hurdles, Sian Horrex and Fiona Oddy made their debuts at the event, clocking 13.74s and 13.81s respectively, Charlotte Wade slicing a huge two seconds off her previous best with 14.48s.

In the 800m Megan Driscoll improved her pb to 2.42.68 and also set a new best in the long jump with 3.90m.

Caitlyn McDonagh added a couple of cm’s to her high jump best with 1.35m, Sian, Rebecca and Fiona equalling their respective pb’s with 1.30m, 1.30m and 1.25m.

Rebecca was close to her pb in the long jump with 4.51m, Sian improved her best to 4.00m and Fiona wasn’t far off her pb with 3.96.

Abi Burton was very close to her best with 3.93m and Leonie made a big improvement to her previous best with a leap of 3.81m.

Throwing with the new U15 girls weight of 3k in the shot, Abi was 4th with 8.59m, Caitlyn 10th with 6.85m and Alex 11th with 6.61m.

Abi also threw the lower weight of 500g in the javelin, setting her new best at 22.79m.

Probably the performance of the day went to Charlotte in the pole vault, adding a whopping 30cm’s to her previous best and breaking the U15 club record with a fantastic 2.10m.

In the U17s, Jenny Watson made a welcome return to competition, clocking 13.79s in the 100m and 13.03s in the 80m hurdles.

Imani Mclaren ran 14.02s in the 100m and leapt a very decent 4.47m in the long jump on her competitive debut.

Rioko Moscardini also making her debut in the 100m and clocking 14.26s, fractionally ahead of Flory Orum who ran a pb 14.27s.

Keavey Ward cleared 1.45m in the high jump and ran 14.01s over the 80m hurdles.

Jemma Ibbetson had four fouls in the hammer, but improved her pb in the discus, moving up to 10th on the U17 rankings list with 32.82m.

With the new lighter weight javelin, Vikki Adams set the standard with the 500g implement, throwing an excellent 36.39m in 2nd place, Keavey’s 19.17m, a little down on her pb with the 600g spear.

Vikki also set something to aim for with the new weight 3k shot, going way out to 12.45m for a fine win.

Daphnee Disasi  added a huge 10cm’s to her high jump pb with a clearance at 1.45m (U20 club rankings =23rd) and ran 14.19s for the 100m and 29.64s in the 200m.

Sian Gilmartin-Green moved up to 21st on the U20 long jump rankings list with 5.05m and clocked 13.46s in the 100m, also going 21st on the rankings list.

Georgia Yearby was in fine form, running a season’s best in the 100m with an excellent 12.65s.

Alana Walker (F37) threw over 6m again with the 4k shot, with a best of 6.02m today.



Zack Howson went 21st on the U11 80m ranking list with 13.62s, 32nd on the long jump list with 3.05m and putt the 2k shot 3.11m.

Adam Powell and Sam Cavell ran the U13 boys 100m for the first time, clocking 14.79s and 14.93s respectively and in the 200m, Eddie Hunter took a second off his previous best with 29.84s.

Eddie lopped five seconds off his best in the 800m with 2.34.31, Robbie Watson improving his pb by almost the same amount to 2.38.55.

Robbie also putt the shot a new best of 5.27m, Adam added a metre to his long jump best with a leap of 3.96m and Sam was just outside his pb with 3.73m.

In the U15 boys 100m, Conor Hopkinson got a race under his belt, but was over a second down on his pb from last July, running 13.82s.

Ben Nurse clocked 2.30.93 in the 800m and Oliver Bingham 6.09.04 in the 1500m, both running their first races in club colours

There was a good turnout of U17 men sprinters from the club, Miguel Comyn-Zamora running the quickest time of the day with 11.47s, a fine start to his outdoor campaign.

Connor Wood clocked 11.73s in his first 100m and Bernell Bennett was close to his best with 11.79s.

Lewis Renton was a few tenths outside his best, Reynold Banigo clocked 11.98s in his first 100m and Sharic Morton-Johnson ran 12.32s.

In the 200m, Connor ran a pb with 23.36s,  Miguel clocked 23.43s and Bernell was just outside his pb with 24.35s.

Dominic Peterson made a good debut in the 400m, clocking 54.44s, but was twelve seconds down on his best in the 1500m with 4.38.85.

In the 100m hurdles, Harrison Wade took a second off his best with 15.51s and Connor Archer went even better, taking almost two seconds off his previous best with 16.59s.

Matt Harrison made his season’s debut on the track, running 68.17s over 400m hurdles, 2.24.3 for 800m and 5.07.94 in the 1500m.

Ciaran O’Dwyer made his debut in club colours, clocking 2.21.41 in the 800m and 4.54.85 for 1500m.

Reynold still appears to be struggling to shake off a knee injury and found 1.80m enough to win the high jump, Connor A just below his best with 1.50m.

In the pole vault, Harrison started his season well going over 2.90m in 3rd place.

George Armstrong struggled a little in the discus competition after some long warm-up throws, finally getting a respectable 46.65m throw in.

Ben Mitchell made a fine start to the season, adding two and a half metres to his previous best with 29.05m.

In the 400m, U20 Nick Petrou won in a season’s best 49.86s, Carl Foulstone running 54.29s. Carl also ran the 400m hurdles and was close to his best with 58.95s in 3rd place.

James Finney ran the U20 height 110m hurdles for the first time, clocking an excellent 15.23s to go 13th on the club rankings list.

Steve Linsell threw the hammer a disappointing 25.11m, but later realised it was a club M50 record.

He was happier with 28.97m in the discus (2nd M50 club rankings) and in the shot he putt 8.67m (2nd M50 club rankings)

After a long time away from high jumping after Achilles surgery, Steve cleared 1.65m, before failing the first attempt at 1.70m and pulling out with a hamstring twinge.




Wakefield Hospice 10k, 6/4/14

In her first race of the year, Julie Barley was 1st F50 woman in 45.18.




Greater Manchester Marathon, 6/4/14

Mike Burrett finished a fine 12th place, but was a little disappointed with his 2.30.55. Jason Cherriman didn’t come into the race fully fit had to pull out with a quad injury.




Paris Marathon, 6/4/14

Celia De Maria competed in her first Marathon since 2010, clocking 3.22.49.




Warrington Open Meeting, 6/4/14 

U13 Oliver Kitchingman ran his first 100m, clocking 14.4s in equal first and also made his debut in the javelin, throwing a very good 19.38m in 4th place, going 5th on the club rankings list.

In 6th, Robbie Watson was a few metres down on his pb in the javelin, having a best throw of 15.70m.

Kiikii Brown won the U11 long jump, close to her best with 3.98m and clocked 12.5s in the 75m sprint, again not far off her pb.




Pendle Junior Races – Barley, 6/4/14

In the first race of the FRA Championships, Poppy Cooke successfully took to the fells and was 1st girl in the U14s race with 21.48.




Bunny Run 2 (3M/328ft) – Haworth, 8/4/14 

Jack Simpson finished 2nd this time after his 3rd in the opening race, clocking a faster 15.42.




Bay Road 5k – Derry, 9/4/14

Glen Phair took five seconds off his previous best 5k time, winning with 14.47.




Northern Veterans League – Cleckheaton, 9/4/14

Steve Linsell was hoping for an improvement on his 1.65m high jump from the weekend, but didn’t expect the 9cm season’s best of 1.74m he achieved.

He had three close attempts at a UK over 50 record of 1.77m and will be hoping to clear at least that height in the near future.

Steve also threw the 6k hammer 30.29 and set a new pb of 10.31m with the 6k shot.




IAAF Race Walk Challenge – Poderbrady (CZE), 12/4/14  

Jamie Higgins (21st) continued his impressive form as a senior athlete, taking over two minutes off the 20k time he walked last month on his debut, this time with 1.26.02




ETU Triathlon European Cup – Quarteira, Portugal, 12/4/14  

In his first Triathlon of the season, Gordon Benson finished an excellent 3rd place for Britain in the Elite Men’s race.





Gortin 10k, 12/4/14

Glen Phair was in winning form once again, with a time of 33.46.




Virgin Money London Marathon, 13/4/14 

In the men’s Wheelchair race, Bret Crossley took over 8 and a half minutes off last year’s debut marathon, with a superb 1.51.24.

Dan Grant took 4 minutes 40 off his pb from last year’s race, running an excellent 2.35.27 to go 29th on the club all time list.

Sian Davies was 4 minutes outside the time she ran last year and Chris Corcoran was 10  minutes outside his club M60 record with 3.32.21.

Phil Lindsay was hoping for under 5 hours, so will have been disappointed with his run of 5.49.33.




Kingston Upon Hull Spring Open – Costello Park, 13/4/14

Ben Seymour ran 12.3s in his first 80m race, going 7th equal on the U11 boys club rankings.

In the 150m, Ben went 9th on the rankings list with 25.0s and long jumped 3.74m, very close to his best.

Oliver Kitchingman moved up to 9th equal on the U13 boys 80m rankings with a big pb, improving from 12.os to 11.3s.

In the field events, Oliver was just below his pb in the shot with 8.56m, but in the javelin added a huge 5m to his pb from the previous week with 24.39m, just shy of Ben Sleigh’s club record.

Dylan Charlesworth was just short of his high jump pb with 1.20m, a little down in the long jump with 3.62m and almost a second shy of his pb in the 75m hurdles, clocking 16.5s.

Erin Swallow wasn’t far off any of her pb’s, throwing 9.93m in the javelin, long jumping 3.36m and putting the shot 5.72m.

In the U15 long jump, Rebacca Lister was 4th with 4.42m, Grace Plater 5th with 4.38m and Fiona Oddy 6th with 4.10m, just 1cm shy of her best.

Rebecca equalled her pb again in the high jump with a 1.30m clearance in 5th, Fiona a couple of places back with 1.20m.

Both were close to their best times in the 75m hurdles, Rebecca with 14.1s in 4th and Fiona 14.2s in 5th.

Grace ran the 100m, a couple of 1oths down on her pb with 14.5s and set a new best in her first 200m with 30.4s.

Imani McLaren ran 14.2s in the U17 100m, just ahead of Rioko Moscardini (14.3s), Rioko also running the 200m in 30.3s.




Sheffield Festival of Athletics – Woodbourn Road, 13/4/14

U15 Tobi Sanni, was close to his season’s best in the 100m with 12.48s and a second down on his 200m best with 25.91s.

Lewis Renton (U17) ran a season’s best 11.75s in the 100m and ran his slowest 200m for a couple of seasons with 25.91s.

U20 Reece Davison, set a new pb in the 100m with 11.79s and ran 54.67s in the 400m.

Sheryl Punter ran her fastest 800m since 2011, clocking 2.24.15.