News Round July

IWAS & CPSI National Athletics Championships – Dublin, Ireland, 9th June 2012

Alana Walker (F37) was close to her best in both the shot (6.49m) and discus (17.31m).


West Yorkshire League – Wakefield, 20th June 2012

In the youngest age group, Emily Tate was 5th in her heat of the U11 75m, just outside her best with 12.10s and in the U11 boys, Robbie Watson made the rankings list in the long jump, to go equal 27th with 3.06m and 11th place on the night. Robbie was a little outside his best of close to 2 minutes, with 2.06.92 in the 600m, finishing 6th in his heat.

Rebecca Lister was very close to her best in the U13 girls 80m, finishing 4th in her heat with 12.28s and putting the shot 4.79m in 14th place.

Lewis Renton won his heat of the U15 boys 200m in 25.20s, just shy of his recent pb in the YAL match, with Matthew Harrison 3rd in a pb 26.21s. Matthew also ran the 800m, finishing 5th in his heat in a big pb of 2.27.28, over 14 seconds faster than in the last WYL meeting here.

Nicola Sawyer was just outside her pb in the U17 women’s 200m, placing 3rd in her heat with 30.60s. She was a little down on her best in the discus with 19.23m and clocked 16.00s in her first 80m hurdles in 3rd place.

Reece Davison was half a second down on his best in the U17 men’s 200m, finishing 7th in his heat with 25.19s and had another 7th place, taking on the shot for the first time with 6.22m.

In the U17 800m, Sam Convery was close to his season’s best, finishing 5th in his heat with 2.14.50.

Georgia Yearby was close to her season’s best in the U20 women’s 200m, placing 2nd in her heat with 26.14s and in her first 800m of the year, knocked a couple of seconds off her previous best, winning her race with 2.20.16, to go 14th on the club rankings list.

In the Senior events, W50 Hazel Barker, equalled her outdoor season’s best high jump, in 6th place with a 1.30m clearance and in the men’s event, Tom Lindsay won with yet another 1.75m jump, from M45 Steve Linsell, who equalled his outdoor season’s best with 1.70m.

Tom was extremely close to 1.80m on a couple of his attempts and had earlier won the long jump in his season opener with 6.05m.


City of York Summer League – Huntington, 23rd June 2012

Rebecca Lister ran a fine pb of 12.0s (33= club rankings list) for 5th place in the U13 girls 80m, closely followed by Jessie Mogridge in 7th with 12.1s.

Rebecca was well down on her best in the high jump with 1.10m in 4th place, but leapt to a new pb in the long jump, finishing 6th with 3.61m (42nd club rankings list), Jessie one place behind with 3.45m.

Jessie also ran the 150m and was just outside the pb she set here earlier in the month, finishing 6th with 23.0s.

U15 Vikki Adams increased her javelin pb to 25.08m, finishing 2nd and moving above Hannah Ukandu on the club rankings list into 5th place.

In the same age group, Jemma Ibbetson was a little down on her best in the discus, finishing 6th with 19.57m, but set a new pb in the long jump with 3.89m in 7th place.

Lewis Renton took another chunk off his 200m pb set the previous weekend, winning the U15 boys race with 24.6s, moving up to equal 23rd on the rankings list. Lewis also finished 2nd in the shot with 9.66m, short of the 10m plus he threw last time here.

Matthew Harrison also improved his pb in the 200m, finishing 4th with 25.8s and took his 100m pb down to 12.8s as well as finishing 6th in the 800m in 2.30.3.

Dominic Peterson was just outside his pb in the 1500m, winning the race in 4.48.5 and jumped a very decent 5.13m in the long jump, just a couple of cms behind the winner.

After not being able to throw due to the bad weather at the last meeting, Luke Chalders was just short of his recent pb in the javelin with 37.15m, finishing in 2nd place.

Melody Peterson stuck to track events and took half a second off her previous bests in the U17 women’s 80m hurdles, finishing 2nd with 13.2s and the 200m, in 2nd again with 27.7s.

In the field, Sian Gilmartin Green won the long jump with 4.44m, ahead of Amena Jeffries with 4.40m, both very close to their best marks.

Amena took the honours in the javelin, winning with a season’s best 20.58m, Sian in 3rd with 17.39m, also a season’s best, moving her up to 24th on the rankings list.

In the hammer, Sian was 2nd in a pb 21.48m, rising up to 6th on the club rankings list, with Amena managing 15.72m in 3rd place, on her first attempt at the event and 11th place on the rankings list.

Reece Davison was 4th in the U17 men’s 200m knocking a few tenths of his previous best with 24.4s and wasn’t far off his pb in the shot, again finishing 4th with a putt of 6.04m.

After not running the 200m for a couple of years, Nick Petrou clocked a fine 22.8s to go equal 11th on the U17 club rankings list.

F37 athlete Alana Walker, competed in the senior women’s discus, winning with 16.77m and putt the shot 6.43, both efforts not far off her best.

Rosie Mackay won the senior women’s triple jump with 10.93m and was 2nd in the long jump with a leap of 4.79m.


Aviva Olympic Trials & UK Championships – Birmingham 23-24th June 2012

James Wilkinson finished an excellent 2nd place (just, as the 3rd placed athlete was given the same time) with 8.42.86 and must now aim to improve on his 8.34.00 best and get amongst the 3 above him on the POT rankings list, who already have the Olympic B standard of 8.32.00.

James Walsh (who the commentator referred to as James Wilkinson for the first few laps of the 5000m) was not in the form of last season that saw him run well under 14 minutes, finishing a disappointing 15th here in 14.28.87.

U17 Ellie Dooley finished a fine 5th in her first 5000m walk on the track, clocking 26.25.07 and setting more club records in the process.


Scottish Athletics Masters Championships – Dunfirmline, 24th June 2012

Tony Bowman claimed five M75 titles in windy conditions, taking the 100m in 18.18s (-3.8), 200m in 31.41 (-4.1), 400 with 90.87s, the 80m hurdles, just outside his season’s best with 14.66 (-2.7) and finally the 300m hurdles, with a season’s best 71.60s.


Lymm 5k – 24th June 2012

Nick Hooker was just 2 seconds outside his best time for this distance, finishing 2nd in 15.53.


Staveley Stampede 10k – 24th June 2012

Jack Simpson was a clear winner of the race, his 33.45 winning time, being well over 2 minutes faster than the 2nd placed runner.


BMC Gold Standard Races / Trafford Grand Prix – Stretford 26th June 2012

Joe Townsend was just outside his recent pb, finishing 3rd in the BMC 1500m B race with 3.55.17.

Sam Convery ran a pb in his heat of the 800m, winning with 2.12.20 and in the next heat Gemma Keir finished 7th in a season’s best 2.18.13.

Joe ran his first 3000m for a couple of seasons and improved significantly on his previous best, winning his race with an excellent 8.28.99, moving up to 38th on the club rankings list.

In the next 3000m race, Pete Branney ventured onto the track and ran a fine 9.25.38 to win from Leon Foster with 9.28.63 and in 11th place, Emily Birchall came agonisingly close to breaking her pb with 10.11.98.


Inter-Counties U15/U17 match / Northern 10000m Championships – Wigan, 30th June 2012

Several Leeds City athletes were part of the victorious Yorkshire team at this annual competition.

Caoimhe Crampton was 2nd in the U15 75m hurdles with 12.43 into a strong headwind of -2.5 m/s, but had a strong wind behind her in the 100m, winning in 12.84s (+4.3).

Vikki Adams competed in the U15 long jump, winning with a leap of 4.67 (+2.9), just short of her best and was 5th in the javelin with a pb 25.29m.

George Armstrong was 3rd in the U15 shot with a best putt of 10.65m in 3rd place, well below his best of over 12m this season.

Elliott Hurley had the wind against him in the U17 100m, winning in one of his slower times of the season with 11.36 (-3.1).

In the long jump, Elliott made it a great double, winning with 6.66m aided by a perfect +2.0m/s following wind.

Nick Petrou got closer to Richard Strachan’s club record in the U17 400m, winning in a new pb of 48.83s.

Mel Fletcher carried on her fine run of 5m plus jumping, finishing 3rd in the U17 long jump with a windy 5.08m (+3.7).

In the Northern 10000m Championship, Leon Foster running in his first track race at the distance, clocked 34.50.11 in 12th place.


US Paralympic Track & Field Trials – Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, 29th June- 1st July 2012

Hannah Cockroft was in record breaking form once again and on the first day, lowered her own WORLD RECORD in the T34 200m, winning with a fantastic 31.23s.

The day after she clocked 18.50s into a -1.8 headwind, to win the T34 100m.


Hexham Combined Events Meeting, 30th June – 1st July 2012

Jenny Lumley wasn’t far off her season’s best Heptathlon, finishing 9th with 4784 points.

Day 1 started with 15.55 (+1.5) for the 100m hurdles, close to her best of the season and was followed with a very good 1.69m clearance in the high jump.

In the next event, the shot, Jenny was close again to a season’s best with 10.94m and completed the day with 26.89s (+0.7) for the 200m, for a 1st day score of 2890 points.

5.19m in the long jump was a decent start to day 2 and in the javelin, 34.55m was a few metres down on Jenny’s best this season.

The 800m completed the day and a time of 2.30.61 was again up there with Jenny’s best runs this year.


ESAA North East Schools Combined Events Championships – Jarrow, 30th June-1st July 2012

U17 Women

Both Hannah Walker and Hannah Ukandu set personal bests in the Heptathlon, Hannah W. in 3rd with 3910 and Hannah U. in 5th with 3830, Hannah W. going 10th on the club rankings list and Hannah U. improving her 12th place score.

In the 80m hurdles Hannah W. ran 12.7s and Hannah U. 13.0s, followed by both, high jumping just below their best with 1.48m and 1.45 respectively.

Hannah W. wasn’t far off her best in the shot with 9.00m,with Hannah U. a little down in one of her best events with 9.58m.

In the last event of day one, both were closely matched in the 200m, Hannah W. running 28.4s and Hannah U. 28.5s.

Hannah W. was over 5m again in the long jump with a best of 5.12m, Hannah U. close to her best with 4.93m.

In the javelin, Hannah W. was just 9cm short of her best with 20.43m, 30m plus thrower Hannah U. launching the spear a fine 27.85m.

Hannah W. ran 2.32.1 for the 800m, with Hannah U. knocking 7 seconds off her previous best, clocking 2.43.2.

U17 Men

James Finney was 3rd, Matt Campleman 4th and Jack Gape 9th in the Octathlon, with Matt being the one not to score a pb points total.

Matt and Jack started off 15.5s in the 100m hurdles and James ran a pb with 14.9s to go 31st on the rankings list.

In the long jump, Matt went out to 6.00m, Jack 5.63m and once again, James set a pb with 6.34m to go 16th on the club list.

Jack was the one to set a pb in the shot, with a best putt of 9.85m, Matt & James having 10.49m and 11.24m respectively as their best attempts.

In the 400m Matt ran a fine 52.4s, James 57.4s and Jack 58.8s and in the discus, all three threw personal bests, Matt with 30.02m, James with 32.37m and Jack with 24.18m.

In the high jump, Matt cleared 1.75m, Jack 1.57m and club record holder James, just his opening height of 1.75m, due to his troublesome foot injury.

Jack set a debut mark with the 700g of 20.63, Matt threw 36.41m and James wasn’t far off his best with 46.21m.

Matt ran the fastest 1500m in 5.29.7, then Jack with 5.36.9 and James 5.48.2.

James’s 4341 moves him up to 8th on the club rankings list, Jack’s 3389 puts him 20th and Matt’s 4225 was below his best of over 4400.

U20 Women

Fran Coldwell pulled out part-way through the Heptathlon due to a back injury.

She started off with 18.7s for the 100m hurdles, then high jumped 1.42m, putt the shot 8.43m and ran the 200m in 29.9.

U20 Men

Connor Morley went to 17th on the club rankings list in his first U20 Decathlon, setting a few personal bests along the way.

In the 100m, he ran a new best of 13.5s, then went out to a season’s best of 5.45m in the long jump.

Connor set an equal pb of 8.35m in the shot, cleared a big season’s best and pb of 1.80m in the high jump, to go 20th equal on the club U20 rankings list and in the final event of day one, ran the 400m in 60.5s.

To begin day two, Connor clocked 20.5s for the 110m hurdles, threw the discus 17.16m and cleared a pb 2.60m in the pole vault.

In the javelin, he threw a pb of 27.56m with the 800g spear and finished off with 6.06.0 for the 1500m, to give him a final score of 3440 points and 3rd place.


Trafford Grand Prix – Stretford, 3rd July 2012

After their exploits here in the Northern League two days earlier, Mohamed Abshir and Danny Brownbill were back in action.

Mohamed won his heat of the 200m with 25.64s into a -1.9 headwind and was 2nd in his heat of the 400m with his fastest electric timing of 54.54s.

Danny followed his 400m pb at the weekend with 4th place here in one of the earlier heats, with a season’s best electric timing of 51.89s.


Jane Tomlinson Canal Run 5k – Methley, nr. Leeds, 3rd July 2012

In 46th place, Sian Davies was 7th woman home in 21.15 and in 65th, just over a minute further back was John Mace, who clocked 22.22.


Northern Veterans League – Cleckheaton, 4th July 2012

On a beautiful summer evening at Cleckheaton, Martin Farran took over 9 seconds off his 1500m season’s best and moved up to 3rd on the M50 rankings with 4.49.7, finishing 2nd in the race.

Hazel Barker putt the shot outdoors for the first time this season, hurling the 3k ball 9.54m in 2nd place

Steve Linsell progressed from a standing throw in the hammer at Stretford, by adding a turn and went 7 metres further to 21.21m and was amazed to find it was an M45 club record.

A series of 7m+ putts in the shot produced a best of 7.72m and his first round throw in the discus added 1 whole cm to his previous best, with 25.18m.


Wharfdale TTT 4k – Kettlewell, 6th July 2012

Adam Osborne was the top Leeds City finisher, taking 2nd place in 17.47, Greg Hull 6th (1st M45) with 20.36 and Chris Needham 8th in 21.36


BMC Grand Prix – Stretford, 7th July 2012

Claire Duck moved up to 7th on the club 1500m rankings list, with a fine run, finishing 12th in the women’s A race with 4.24.38, knocking 3 1/2 seconds off her pb, set in 2008.

In the men’s 5000m A race, James Wilkinson was 5th in 14.23.46 and Joe Townsend in 10th, took an amazing 15 seconds off his best, moving him up the rankings list from 36th to 18th with 14.28.15, an improvement of 43 seconds on his pb so far this season.


Birmingham Games & Parallel Success – Birmingham, 8th July 2012

Alana Walker (F37) was just a outside her best in the shot, putting the 3k implement 6.52m for 2nd place and threw a new pb in the discus, going over 18m for the first time with 18.44m in 5th.


Barnsley Young Athletes Open – Cudworth, 8th July 2012

U11 Robbie Watson, was 2nd in his heat of the 80m with a big pb of 12.4s, moving him up to equal 8th on the club rankings list and in the final, slightly slower in 8th with 12.5s.

Robbie dipped under 2 minutes for the first time in the 600m, moving up to 5th equal on the rankings list with 1.59.9, finishing 4th and set yet another best in the long jump with 3.39m in 9th, moving him up to 18th on the rankings list.

Tom Cryer qualified for the final of the U13 boys 200m in 5th place from his heat with 31.0, but didn’t run again and in the 800m, Tom was 14th with 2.43.9.

Jenny Watson ran a pb with 13.8s in her heat of the U15 girls 100m finishing 4th. In her semi final, she was 2nd with 13.9s and ran 14.0s in 7th place in the final.

Matt Harrison was 2nd in his heat of the U15 boys 100m, running a pb with 12.7s, Lewis Renton finishing 2nd in his heat with 12.8s.

In the final, the pair both ran new bests, Lewis finishing 3rd with 12.1s and Matt lowering his best again with 12.5s.

In the 200m, Lewis was 3rd in his heat with 25.8s and Matt 4th with 26.3s and in the final, Lewis was just outside his pb in 3rd with 24.8s, Matt finishing 7th with 28.5s.

Matt also ran in the 800m, taking 4 seconds off his pb with 2.23.0 in 3rd place.

Reece Davison ran one of his best times in the 100m, finishing 3rd in the U17 men’s event with 12.2s and was 5th in the 200m, not far off his best with 25.1s.


Jane Tomlinson’s Leeds 10k, 8th July

U17 Dean Jerome finished an excellent 8th place in 35.52, just outside his Bradford 10k time earlier in the year. Chloe Ryall set a new pb in her first run of the year, placing 63rd and first woman with 40.29. Sean Flanagan, another U17 athlete, made his 10k debut, clocking 40.41 in 75th.


Kilburn Feast 7 Road Race, nr. Thirsk, N. Yorks, 8th July 2012

Darran Bilton was just 5 seconds behind winner, New Marske’s James Bulman, Darran running 39.18, with Mike Burrett in 4th place with 39.44.


Trafford Grand Prix – Stretford, 10th Jul 2012

In his heat of the 800m, Elliot Todd broke 2 minutes for the 2nd time, finishing 5th in 1.59.77, just a fraction outside his pb from 2009 and going 38th on the U20 rankings list.

In a later heat, U17 Sam Convery took his pb down to 2.08.71 with a 2nd place finish, Gemma Keir (U17) running well, with 2.18.21 in 8th, one of her fastest races.

Aaron Lowery was just outside his time in the Northern League 1500m, finishing 3rd in his heat with 4.21.61.

Gordon Benson ran a season’s best 8.37.83 in the 3000m, finishing in 5th place, with Leon Foster running yet another pb in 16th with 9.18.26 and one place back, Susan Partridge went 3rd on the all time list with a superb 9.19.18 pb.

The 2nd 3000m race, saw Martin Roscoe take to the track for the first time in recent years, winning it with 9.20.11 to go 2nd on the M45 rankings list.


West Yorkshire League – Cleckheaton, 11th July 2012

Robbie Watson was just 1/100th of a second outside his best in the U11 boys 75m, winning in a time of 11.84s and in the shot, he was 8th with 4.67m.

Alex Pyman was 5th in the U13 girls 150m on her debut at the distance, clocking 23.71s and 20th in the long jump with 2.95m.

The winner of the long jump was Grace Plater, again over 4m with 4.16m and Charlotte Wade was 23rd with 2.55m.

In the 150m, Charlotte was almost a second quicker than her debut run earlier in the season, finishing 7th in her heat with 24.52s.

In the U15 girls sprints, Jenny Watson was 3rd in the 100m with 14.20s.

Matt Harrison was 6th in his heat of the U15 boys 100m in 13.10s and ran a big pb in the 1500m, finishing 9th in 5.17.28. He also threw the discus for the first time, placing 7th with 16.05m.

Harrison Wade was 4th in his 100m heat in a time of 13.66s, not far outside his best and was another to make his debut in the discus, finishing 7th with 16.64m.

In the senior women’s shot Hazel Barker putt the 4k ball 7.95m in 3rd place and F37 Alana Walker’s 6.45m with the 3k implement wasn’t far off her best.

Steve Linsell was allowed two throws at the end of the senior men’s discus competition, after arriving late and wasn’t too far off of his best with 24.58m.

In the U15 boys event, George Armstrong followed up his English Schools win, by adding 4m to brother Jake’s league record from 2008. His best throw of 47.61m is his 2nd best ever throw to date.


Eccup 10 – 15th July 2012

Nick Hooker continued his good form on the roads, winning in a pb 55.42, from 2nd place Pete Branney, who also posted a best for the distance with 56.05.

In 9th place and first woman, Susan Partridge ran 58.38 and Jess Nixon was 2nd woman in 63rd place with 65.31.

Trevor Clough was 8th M50 in 45th with 64.02 and Chris Corcoran 6th M55 in 168th with 73.08.


York Summer League – Huntington, 15th July 2012

Fine weather was the order of the day for a change, as a handful of Leeds City athletes took the short trip along the A64 for some useful competition.

Alex Pyman was 6th in the U13 girls 75m with 12.8s, ran a pb 23.6s for the 150m in 10th place and in her first 800m, clocked 3.08.7 in 7th.

Khalil Abdelaziz was a fraction outside his best in the U13 boys 80m, finishing 6th with 12.4s, long jumped 3.78m in 4th place and was 6th in the 75m hurdles with 18.7s.

U15 Matt Harrison,was 2nd in his first 80m hurdles with 14.6s, ran a pb 2.22.9 in 2nd for the 800m and was 6th in the 100m with 13.1s.

Lewis Renton was 3rd in the 100m with 12.9s, 5th in the 200m with 26.1s and 2nd in the shot with a best putt of 9.58m.

Luke Chalders had to wait all day to compete in the U15 boys javelin and was a little disappointed with his 36.62m in 2nd place.

Sian Gilmartin-Green was a couple of metres down on her best in the hammer, her 19.72m leaving her 3rd in the U17 women’s event. Sian threw a season’s best in the javelin with 18.75m and won the long jump, just outside her best this year with 4.49m.

Amena Jeffries was 3rd in the long jump with 3.56m, 3rd in the javelin with 18.12m and 4th in the hammer, throwing 12.77m.

Reece Davison ran 12.8s in the U17 men’s 100m in 8th place and wasn’t far off his best in the 200m, running 24.8s in 5th.

F37 Alana Walker threw over 18m for the 2nd time, finishing 3rd with 18.06m in the senior women’s discus.

Steve Linsell was just 2cm short of his pb in the senior men’s hammer, with 21.19m in 5th place and putt the shot a season’s best of 8.08m in 4th.

He added 2.5m to his discus best, finishing 5th with 27.77m, moving up to 4th on the club M45 rankings list and threw a 4m season’s best in the javelin with 28.41m in 2nd place.


Grossglockner Berglauf 12.670m, Austria, 15th July 2012

Adam Osborne took on Austria’s highest mountain and was 2nd Brit home in 11th place with 1.21.25.


Cork City Sports – Cork, Ireland, 17th July 2012

Joe Townsend kept up his current habit of breaking personal bests, by doing it again here in the 3000m, finishing 16th in 8.23.73, moving up to 34th on the club rankings list.


SIAB Schools International – Ashford 21st July 2012

The day after his 16th birthday, Nick Petrou ran another excellent 400m, winning for England Schools in 48.59s, just outside his club record of 48.40s.

Elliott Hurley was half a metre down on his best in the long jump, finishing 4th with 6.48m (-0.5) and Ellie Dooley started, but was unable to finish her 3000m walk.


BMC Grand Prix – Solihull, 21st July 2012

In the 800m, Rob Torch was well under 2 minutes again, finishing 7th in his race with 1.56.83.

Joe Townsend set yet another pb, this time in the 1500m, placing 4th in his race with 3.50.95 and moving up from 44th to 30th on the club rankings list.

In the women’s 1500m, Claire Duck was just a couple of seconds outside her best, finishing 9th in the race with 4.26.50.


CP Sport Grand Prix (Inc. Aviva U20 Parallel Success) – Yeovil, 21st July 2012

Alanna Walker (F37) was just outside her best in the shot, finishing 2nd with 6.67m and she also won the discus, not far off her best again with 17.76m.


West Yorkshire League – Wakefield, 21st July 2012

On a lovely warm day in Wakefield, there were some fine performances with lots of personal bests, especially in the field.

Robbie Watson won the U11 boys 75m in a pb 11.64s, moving up to 9th on the club rankings list. He also ran 2.02.00 in the 600m, finishing 6th and in the long jump, moved up to equal 16th on the rankings list, with a pb of 3.42m in 9th place.

Grace Plater was 2nd in the U13 girls 80m, clocking a pb 12.10s and was also 2nd in the 70m hurdles with 13.93s.

Jenny Watson was 5th in the U15 girls 100m in 14.38s and set new bests in the 75m hurdles, finishing 3rd with 13.30s, a half second improvement and long jump, where she leapt 4.00m in 6th place.

Matt Harrison won his heat of the U15 boys 100m in 13.60s, his slowest of the season, but set a new best in the 80m hurdles, finishing 2nd in 13.89s.

Billy Dawson was 2nd in the U15 boys 800m with 2.19.46 and putt a new best in the shot with 6.35m in 9th place.

In the U17 men’s 100m, Reece Davison was 7th with 12.25s and ran a debut 400m, winning his heat in 57.70s.

Jack Gape set a pb in his heat of the U17 men’s 400m, knocking almost 2 seconds off his previous best and finishing 5th with 56.98s. He followed up with two more best performances in the field, throwing the discus 25.83m and clearing 1.70m in the high jump, a big improvement, placing him equal 37th on the U17 rankings list.

After his big pb at Stretford 10 days earlier, Sam Convery couldn’t reproduce that form here, finishing 3rd in 2.13.58.

Nicola Sawyer was 2nd in the U17 women’s 100m with 15.18s, 4th in the discus with 21.17m and won the javelin with a season’s best 24.46m.

After setting a season’s best of just over 8m at York the previous weekend, Steve Linsell went out to a new pb in the shot, adding 10cm to his best, with a putt of 8.45m, moving up to 5th on the M45 rankings list.


Harrogate Town Centre 10k – 22nd July 2012

Darran Bilton was the leading Leeds City athlete and 1st M45, finishing a fine 3rd place in 32.40, one place ahead of Jack Simpson, who’s 32.48 was a pb for the distance.

In 5th, Mike Burrett ran 32.50 and Aidan Adams made it 4 in the top ten, placing 9th with 34.32.

Jess Nixon was 5th woman in 43rd place with 39.05 and Sian Davies 133rd and 20th woman with 44.37.


Puma Pudsey 10k, 22nd July 2012

Fergus Meade was the only Leeds City athlete taking part and finished 10th in 39.43.


British Masters Athletic Federation Championships – Derby 21-22nd July 2012

Tony Bowman was in tremendous form on a fine weekend of weather in Derby, claiming four M75 titles, one silver and three club records, one of them also being a British and European record.

In the 100m, Tony equalled his club record, winning in 14.58s (-0.6) and in the 200m, took 5/100ths off the record he set at the World Indoors in April with 30.33s (+1.8).

In the 400m, he was just outside his best, running an M75 outdoor best with 74.12s in 2nd place and in the 300m hurdles, won in a big season’s best of 59.36s.

The 80m hurdles was a bit special, as Tony improved his club, British and European record with a fantastic win in 14.36s (+0.9).

Hazel Barker set a season’s best in the W50 shot, taking silver with 9.95m and was 3rd in the high jump with an equal outdoor season’s best of 1.30m.

In the M45 high jump, Steve Linsell was happy with a season’s best of 1.78m and that the patella tendonitis he’s been suffering with wasn’t too troublesome.

He wasn’t so happy to lose on countback and for his old achilles tendon problems to return a few jumps into the competition.

Paul Dempsey was just outside Tony Bowman’s M45 record in the 400m, finishing 8th in 63.42s and went 6th on the M45 rankings in the 800m, placing 12th in the final with 2.34.52.


Trafford Grand Prix – Stretford, 24th July 2012

There were a host of fine performances from Leeds City athletes on a warm evening in Manchester.

In the first 800m race, Rob Torch was with half a second of his pb, winning with 1.56.46 and in 6th place, Elliot Todd revised his previous best, moving up to 35th on the U20 rankings list with 1.58.73. Mike Wood was one place further back, just missing his pb with 1.59.18s.

In later races, Luke Cooper ran a season’s best, finishing 6th in his race with 2.08.47 and Gemma Keir moved up to 15th on the U17 rankings list, taking 5th place with 2.17.68 in her race.

In the 1500m, U17 Sam Convery, took a big chunk off his previous best, winning his race in 4.23.84, Dan Fisher in 6th, also setting a new best with 4.28.42.

In another 1500m heat, Katy Parry was just half a second outside her best, finishing 4th in 4.43.67.

Martin Roscoe improved his 3000m season’s best by 18 seconds and smashed Brian Hilton’s M45 club record by 10 seconds, finishing 14th with an excellent 9.02.73, just 2/100ths behind the top M45 in the country (and that was indoors). In 17th Leon Foster ran yet another Stretford pb with 9.14.88 and Dan Fisher, running his 2nd race of the evening, was 21st in 9.25.70.


Morton International Games – Dublin, Ireland, 25th July 2012

Joe Townsend smashed his 3000m pb yet again, taking another 5 seconds off the time he set just last week in Cork, finishing 12th in 8.18.66 and moving up from 34th to 22nd on the club rankings list.


Parallel Success – Coventry, 25th July 2012

T34 Hannah Cockroft clocked 18.76 (+0.7) in the 100m wheelchair race and in the 200m 32.98 (-1.2) in her build up to the Paralympics in a few weeks time.


Jim Dingwall 10k – Elloughton, 29th July 2012

Mike Burrett was the winner by 20 seconds, in a season’s best for the distance of 32.39.


Idle Trail Race, 29th July 2012

Alistair Davy finished 92nd and 6th M60 in 52.58.

Unfortunately, UKA have announced that Leeds City’s Dave Webb has had to withdraw from the Olympic Marathon due to injury. He’s been suffering from a stress fracture and failed a fitness test at the Dartford Half Marathon.