October News Round-up

Varsity Match – Beckett Park, 2/10/13 

Six Leeds City athletes competed in this end of season track meeting.

In the walks, Jamie Higgins won the 1 mile race in 6.16.2 and Ellie Dooley was 2nd in the women’s race. Jamie improving his U20 and senior records and Ellie, just outside of her mark with 7.20.4.

Georgia Yearby claimed a sprint double, winning the 200m in 26.8s and the 400m in 59.2s, also finishing 2nd in the 100m in 13.2s. In the field, Alice Simpson eased herself back into competition winning the shot with 11.38m.

Back on the track, new recruit Chris Smith won the 3000m in 9.23.6, Lucy Crookes winning the ladies race in 10.34.6.



International Šmarna Gora Mountain Race – Šmarna Gora (SLO), 5/10/13

Greg Hull and Lucy Crookes went out to Slovenia to take in the mountain scenery, Greg finishing 50th (6th M45) in 56.12.6 and Lucy 13th in the women’s race with 58.35.8.



Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Half Marathon – Glasgow, 6/10/13 

Susan Partridge was first woman home and 17th overall, just 9 seconds outside her pb with 70.40.



National 6/4 Stage Road Relays – Birmingham, 12/10/13 

Men – A Team

Jon Wills lead the team off with an 18.05 leg, handing over to Luke Cragg in 30th place. Luke ran a tremendous 2nd leg, making up 14 places and running the team’s fastest leg with 17.45.

On leg 3, Danny Davis lost 3 places with an 1835 leg, handing over to Alan Buckley in 19th place. Alan ran an excellent sub 18 minute 4th leg (17.56), making up 5 places and handing on to Carl Smith in 15th position. Carl ran 18.06 on the 5th leg, moving up one place and leaving Simon Deakin in 14th place. Simon produced our 2nd fastest leg of the day with a 17.51 last leg, gaining 5 places and bringing the team home in 9th place.

Men – B Team

The B team finished in 33rd, Mike Burrett leading off and running 18.32 for his leg, handing over to Steve Lisgo in 48th place. Steve ran just a second slower than Mike, making up 10 places and passing over to Fergus Meade. Fergus ran 19.29 on leg 3, dropping 9 places and handed on to Martin Roscoe on leg 4. Martin made up those 9 places with a run of 18.59 and passed on to Michael Salter. On leg 5, Michael made up a couple more places with 18.56 and Tom Edwards made up a couple more on the last leg with a run of 19.19.


Claire Duck lead off the ladies team with an excellent run of 14.51, the 19th fastest of almost 300 runners. Lucy Crookes took over in 7th place and dropped 3 places on leg 2 with a run of 15.30. Jennie Guard lost 4 places on leg 3 with 16.40 and Katie Parry made up one place on the last leg with 15.44, bringing the team home in 13th place.



Wistow 10k, 13/10/13

Leeds City athletes Ashley Colley and Jon Walton ran, finishing 21st and 26th respectively with 37.37 and 38.14 (8th M40)



London Colleges XC League – Parliament Hill, 16/10/13

In his opening cross country race of the season, Mike Wood finished 10th in 26.39.



World Masters’ Athletics Championships – Porto Alegre, Brazil, 16-27/10/13

Two of our senior athletes made the long trip out to Brazil representing Great Britain.

Hazel Barker was just shy of a medal in the W50 high jump with a season’s best 1.31m clearance and was 11th in the shot final with 9.22m after a 9.44m best in qualification.

Tony Bowman just missed a medal in the 200m, placing 2nd in his heat with 32.64s (-1.2) and 4th in the final, going faster with 31.78s (-1.0).

In the 80m hurdles, the European Record holder retained his World title, winning his heat with 15.19s (+0.3) and then the final in 15.26s (-1.7).



Durham University Cross Country Race, 19/10/13 

Chris Smith finished 10th in 22.28.



BUPA Great Birmingham Half Marathon, 20/10/13

Alan Buckley finished a fine 8th place in 67.45 and in the wheelchair race, Bret Crossley was an excellent 2nd, clocking 61.01.



Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon – York, 20/10/13

Mike Burrett finished an excellent 7th in a new best of 2.29.09, moving up to 17th on the club all-time list.

Danny Jones was 255th in 3.24.17, Chris Corcoran not far behind with 3.26.42 (6th M55+) and Geoff Pitter (M55+) ran 5.05.21.



UKA British Fell Relay – Llanberis, Gwynedd, South Wales, 20/10/13

There was a fine team effort by Leeds City, finishing 11th, with star of the show Jack Simpson, 2nd on the first leg ahead of some of the top guys in the country.

Adam Osborne and Simon Deakin ran leg 2, Greg Hull and Tom Edwards ran leg 3 in poor conditions and Martin Roscoe brought the team home in 4.31.40.



South Yorkshire Series – Sheffield EIS, 26/10/13 

Kiikii Brown was in fine form in the U11 events, just missing Caoimhe Crampton’s club record in the long jump by 2cm’s, winning with an excellent 4.18m, a huge improvement on her previous best of 3.65m. In the 60m, Kiikii took a massive half a second off her pb with 9.39s in 2nd place, moving up to 4th on the club all-time list.

In the U13s, Maisey Howson wasn’t too far off her best in the 60m with a 9.59s clocking, or in the long jump with 3.68m. Her shot was around a metre down on her best, but 5.20m was good enough for 5th, her best placing of the day.

Magnus Cameron was close to his long jump best with 2.08m and threw a pb in the shot, with a best putt of 3.21m.

U15 Lily Horsfield will have been disappointed with her long jump of 3.90m, having always been the right side of 4m in the past.

At the beginning of November Rhea Southcott is eligible to compete for the club and showed good form on the track, with a 1 second pb of 29.43s in the 200m. In the field, Rhea was just outside her 60m best with 9.11s and moving up to a heavier weight in the shot, posted a very decent 8.01m.



Bradford City Runs 10k, 27/10/13

U20 Dean Jerome took a fine 3rd place in 34.43.



BMW Frankfurt Marathon, 27/10/13

In the same race that Derek Hawkins broke the club record last year, Dave Webb took 21 seconds off his pb with an excellent 2.15.21.



Great South Run 10 – Portsmouth, 27/10/13 

Susan Partridge was an excellent 5th place in the women’s race with 58.08 (gun time).



London Colleges XC League – Richmond Park, 30/10/13

Mike Wood was 14th in this 2nd race of the series, clocking 29.10.