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BUPA Great Edinburgh Cross Country International, 11/1/14

James Wilkinson was 13th in the Men’s 4k race with 12.31.




2XU Surrey Men’s League Division 1 – Putney Vale, 11/1/14

Competing as a guest, Danny Davis won the Surrey league (“I think it may be his first win of any description over cross country and it was a good one, beating Jon Gilbert and Paskar Owor” says Phil Townsend)




ATW Metropolitan League – Horsenden, 11/1/14

Running for his 2nd claim club, Alex Davy was 21st in a very strong Met League, surpassing his Yorkshire run as the best performance of his career.




Leeds City Indoor Open – South Leeds, 12/1/14 

In the under 11 age group, Heidi Parry and Samantha Crebbin were just below their respective personal bests in the long jump, Heidi with 2.97m and Samantha with 2.57m. Heidi went 3rd on the club U11 all time list with a run of 9.3s in the 60m and Samantha 15th with her 10.8s, Heidi running the distance for the first time and Samantha slicing over half a second off her previous best. In the shot, Heidi had a tremendous win with an excellent putt of 6.89m with the 2kg ball, Samantha adding plenty to her previous best with 4.14m.


Maisey Howson ran 9.0s to win the U13 g girls 60m, taking a couple of tenths off her pb and moving up to +7th on the club all-time rankings. In 2nd place, Poppy Cooke took a big chunk off her previous best with 9.1s, moving her to 14th on the club list. Erin Swallow ran the distance for the first time, her 9.7s placing =24th on the rankings list.

Erin set a big new pb in the long jump, finishing 3rd with 3.70m (=43rd club U13 all-time list), Megan Taylor was just behind, again with a pb 3.60m in 6th (49th U13 all-time list) and Poppy was just shy of her best with 3.50m in 9th. Megan also made her debut in the 60m hurdles, going 10th on the club U13 list with a time of 12.7s.

In the shot, Maisey moved her pb on from 6.17m last season, with an excellent putt of 6.90m to win the U13 event, moving up from 31st to 17th on the club all-time list. Erin was a little down on her best with 5.37m in 4th and Poppy wasn’t too far off her pb with 4.48m in 8th place.

Maisey was on fire today and cleared 1.34m to win the high jump, adding what in this event is a huge improvement of 6cms to her pb, moving from 20th to 11th on the club rankings.


In the U13 boys events, Matthew Hambling (6th) just held of Isaac Wardman (7th) in the long jump, Matthew adding an excellent 60cms to his previous best with 3.82m and Isaac jumping 3.79m on his debut at the event.

Matthew was just below his best in the high jump with a 1.15m clearance and in the 60m, Isaac took almost half a second off his previous best with 8.8s in 4th place, moving him up to 11th on the club U13 list.


Rhea Southcott was 3rd quickest in the U15 girls 60m hurdles, improving her pb from 10.81s to 10.4s, moving up to 12th on the club rankings list. Sian Horrex ran the event for the first time, clocking 11.1s, equalled her pb in the high jump with 1.30m and set a new pb in the long jump improving her best by 10cms to 3.81m.

Lily Horsfield also equalled her high jump best, finishing 2nd with 1.40m, Hannah Wakeford set a new best with 1.35m in 5th, just ahead of Rebecca Lister, equalling her best with 1.30m. Abi Burton was just shy of her best with 1.30m and Fiona Oddy a little off form with a 1.15m clearance.

Leonie Ashmeade had a fine run in the 60m, setting a new pb of 8.4s, moving up to =12th on the club all-time list. Megan Sanders virtually equalled her pb with 8.5s in =3rd, Rebecca was just outside her best with 8.8s and Fiona equalled her pb with 9.6s.

Megan had a fine win in an excellent shot competition, setting a new pb and meeting record with 10.28m, moving up to 6th on the club rankings list. In 3rd place Rhea set a huge pb with 9.69m, moving up to 12th and Abi added a ridiculous amount to her previous best with 8.67m in 4th, placing her 28th on the club rankings list.

As well as Sian, there were another seven Leeds City U15 long jumpers, none of them managing to set a pb. Megan was 2nd with 4.85m, Grace Plater 4th with 4.39m, Rebecca close to her best with 4.38m in 5th, Rhea 7th with 4.22m, Lily 8th with 4.18m, Fiona close to her pb with 4.00m in 9th and Abi 12th with 3.51m.


Tobi Sanni won the U15 boys 60m, setting yet another pb with 7.7s to go =5th on the club rankings list and made it a brace of wins, taking the shot too with 9.61m.

Jack Hirst won the long jump, not far off his best with 5.14m, Callum Orange was 2nd with 5.01m, again close to his pb and in 5th, Louis Spencer 5th in a new best of 4.20m.

Callum was just shy of his pb in the high jump, winning with 1.50m and Louis ran 60m hurdles for the first time, going 13th on the club rankings list with 10.8s in 2nd place.


Caoimhe Crampton was just outside her best in the U17 women’s 60m, after suffering with a back injury recently, winning with 8.2s was a great result .

Vikki Adams was in fine form in the field, limiting herself to just one putt in the shot due to injury, but 10.29m was an excellent result, equalling the meeting record. In the long jump, Vikki wasn’t too far off her best, winning with 4.94m, Matt Barton noting that “with a foot dropping extremely early she’s looking good for the Northern’s”.

Hope Chilokoa-Mullen was just a few cms shy of her best with 4.78m in 3rd and with the technique she displayed, it’s surely just a matter of time before she’s over 5m.


There were a number of new best performances in the U17 men’s 60m, Israel Dore equalling his to win with 7.5s, going =15th on the U17 club rankings.

Bernell Bennett, Lewis Renton and Reynold Banigo ran joint 2nd fastest times with 7.6s, pb’s for Bernell and Lewis and a fine debut run for Reynold, all going =22nd on the club U17 rankings. Conner Archer took a couple of tenths off his previous best, going =39th in the rankings with a 7.8s run.

Connor wasn’t far off his best in the long jump, placing 2nd with 4.77m and cleared 1.45m in the high jump on his debut for another runner up spot.


In the U20 events, Jacob Fincham-Dukes set an excellent pb in the 60m, winning with 7.3s and going =15th on the club rankings list. Emanuel Owino was 2nd with 8.1s in his first race over the distance, having previously ran over 1500m for the club.

Jacob moved up to 8th on the club 60m hurdles all-time list with an 8.6s win and in the long jump pit, Elliott Hurley was just shy of 7m with a winning 6.99m, setting him up nicely for the Northern Championships next weekend.

Sian Gilmartin-Green took a chunk off her pb in the 60m, going 6th on the club all-time list with 8.3s and was a close 2nd from Melody Peterson (4.74m) with 4.69m (27th club U20 rankings), taking off well short of the board.

Daphnee Disasi cleared 1.35m in the high jump on her club debut, going 27th in the club U20 rankings and the powerful Greta Raznauskaite also made her debut in club colours, winning the shot with an excellent 11.55m.




PECO Cross Country League, 12/1/14

Running for their 2nd claim clubs in a field of over 600 runners, Pete Branney was 6th in 28.21, Mark Bryant 8th with 28.33, Ashley Colley 47th in 30.38, Sian Davies 207th in 35.51, Alison Varley 210th with 36.00 and Rachel Dyson 294th in 38.01.




Leeds Uni v Leeds Met Varsity (inc BUCS Trials)

James Walsh was 2nd with 29.48, just ahead of Gordon Benson (29.55) and Simon Deakin (29.56). Chris Smith was 17th in 32.21, with Pete Branney (32.56), Greg Hull (33.07) and Gav Chatterton (33.11) following each other home in 22nd-24th places, with Tim Crossland in 31st (34.00).

In the women’s race, Lucy Crookes was 5th in 23.45 and Jennie Guard 11th with 25.16.




Scottish National Open – Emirates Arena, 18/1/14 

Lisa Humphreys was well down on her 60m pb with a run of 9.23s, but set a new best in the 60m hurdles, going 8th on the club senior rankings list with 9.69s.

Marie Dobson set an indoor best in the 200m with 26.61s and ran 60.68s in the 400m, a good start to her indoor season.




Northern Senior/U20/U17 Indoor Championships – Sheffield (EIS), 18-19/1/14

Hope Chilokoa-Mullen took the Northern U17 title in just her 2nd triple jump competition, setting an excellent pb of 11.33m to go 2nd on the club U17 all-time list and 2nd on the UK Power of 10 rankings.

In the U20 events, Amena Jefferies wasn’t far off her best with 9.22m in 9th and Finlay Fuller was 4th in the men’s event with his 2nd best ever result of 12.25m (29th U20 club rankings). Fin also ran in the heats of the 60m, placing 4th in his heat with 7.54s, not too far off his pb of 7.3s.

Andrew Russell was just shy of his pb in the U20 pole vault, placing 6th with 4.00m and James Finney set a new best with 3.80m in 8th, before having to exit the competition to take part in the 400m.

Having shown at the Leeds Indoor Open that there was more to come if she got it right, Vikki Adams delivered with a tremendous pb in the U17 women’s long jump. Her 5.32m earned her the Bronze medal (just 1cm behind 2nd place) in a huge field of 26 athletes and moves her up to =13th on the club rankings list.

In the U20 women’s long jump, Melody Peterson improved on her 4.74m at South Leeds, finishing 9th with 4.83. A great effort from Mel, who’s been struggling with a foot injury for a long time. Sian Gilmartin Green jumped the same distance in 10th, again improving on her result the week before, moving up to 24th on the U20 club rankings. Amena was close to her best with 4.43m in 14th, going 29th on the U20 all-time list.

On the track, Andrew dipped under 9.0s for the first time in the heats of the U20 men’s 60m hurdles, clocking 8.99s in his race. Jacob Fincham-Dukes stormed to an excellent 8.29s pb to win his heat, elevating him to 4th on the club U20 rankings, just 4/100ths shy of the record held by Adam Timms. In the final, Jake was a shade slower with 8.36s, picking up an excellent Bronze medal in a close finish.

Nick Petrou eased through his heat of the U20 men’s 400m, winning in 50.03s, but pulled up soon after the start of his semi final clutching his hamstring.

James Finney set a pb with 53.51s, finishing 2nd in his heat and went over a second faster in his semi, placing 2nd with 52.19s. In the final James set off strongly, but ran out of gas,, placing 6th in 56.51s.

In the senior event, Carl Foulstone made a nice start to the season and was just outside his pb, clocking 53.76s on his indoor debut.

Elliott Hurley had shown that he was in good form at the back end of 2013, running a big pb in the 60m at the Northern Open meeting.

He cruised through his heat here in 7.04s to win, equalled his pb to take the semi final in 6.95s and the scorched to victory in the final with a superb 6.89s.

Elliott’s time breaks his own club U20 record and eclipses Ian Simpson’s Senior record of 6.9 from 1990.

Racheal Bamford scored a classy victory in the senior women’s 1500m, accelerating away from the field on the last lap to win by 10 metres in 4.28.85.

On the second day of the championships, Andrew was 2nd equal in the U20 high jump, getting back into the ’80s’ with a 1.80m clearance.

Vikki set an indoor best in the U17 women’s shot, taking Silver with a fine putt of 10.66m, just 10cms shy of her best.

In the U20 men’s long jump Elliott was just shy of his pb and over 7m with 7.04m in 2nd, Jake still struggling with consistency on the board with 6.45m in 5th place.

The Bentley twins made decent season debuts in the senior men’s horizontal jumps, Sam edging it from Josh in both events. In the long jump, Sam was 9th with 6.22m, Josh 10th with 5.93m and in the triple jump, Sam was just ahead with 12.99m in 5th, Josh just shy in 6th with 12.97m.

Racheal added Silver in the women’s 800m to her 1500m Gold from yesterday, easily winning her heat in 2.13.47s and then tracking the leader until the last lap in the final, finishing just outside her pb with great run of 2.07.60. That time takes Racheal to 2nd on the all-time list behind club legend Sandra Arthurton who ran 2.05.9 as a teenager in 1979.




British Athletics Cross Challenge – Cardiff, 19/1/14 

Danny Davis continued his good form, finishing 9th in 34.38 and in the U13 girls race, Poppy Cooke finished an excellent 13th with 12.12 in a field of almost 100 athletes.




Brass Monkey Half Marathon – York, 19/1/14

Jason Cherriman went to 33rd on the club all-time list, finishing a fine 6th place in 71.33. Leon Foster wasn’t far off his pb with 74.51 in 14th and Chris Corcoran broke his own club M60 record with 93.09. Sian Davies was a under minute outside her pb with 95.53.




Inskip Derby Arms Half Marathon, 19/1/14

Trevor Clough wasn’t far off his M55 club record, finishing 54th in 84.59, the first home in his age group.




Stockton Winter 5k Series – Cowpen Bewley, 19/1/14

Alistair Davy was 32th overall and the first M65 home in 24.41.