West Yorkshire Track & Field League and recent news round-up

Wakefield, 9th May 2012

On a horrible, wet evening at Thornes Park, a handful of the Leeds City athletes competed pretty well in the poor conditions.

In the U11 age group, Robbie Watson ran the 600m, finishing 6th in 2.05.31 and Emily Tate did the 75m, winning her heat in 11.93s to go 13th on the club all time rankings list. Emily also competed in the long jump, placing 8th with a best leap of 2.63m. 

The U13 girls were well represented, with Rebecca Lister, Grace Plater, Alex Pyman & Charlotte Wade taking on the 80m and 150m.

In the shorter sprint, Rebecca was 6th in her heat with 12.25s, Grace 5th in her race in 12.40s, with Alex & Charlotte 4th & 5th in their heat, Alex running  just outside her time at York in the first meeting with 12.93s and Charlotte clocking 13.20s.

In the 150m, Grace won the 2nd heat in 23.31s and Rebecca ran a season’s best 24.22s in 4th place.

Alex & Charlotte were 2nd and 4th in the next heat , with 24.92s and 25.45s respectively.

In the U15 age group, Jenny Watson improved her pb in the 200m, finishing 3rd in her heat with 30.01s.

Matthew Harrison won his 200m race with 26.82s, Harrison Wade finishing 2nd in 28.22s.

In the previous heat, Lewis Renton had placed 2nd with 27.23s and Kieran Lockwood 5th in 28.03s.

Matthew also ran in the 800m, where he finished 3rd in his heat with 2.41.45.

Nicola Sawyer was a whisker away from her pb in the U17 women’s 200m, finishing 4th in 30.52s and she set a new best in the shot, placing 2nd with a putt of 7.51m.

Reece Davison was 5th in his heat of the U17 men’s 200m with 25.44s.

Tom Lindsay did well to clear 1.75m in the senior high jump, bearing in mind the wet conditions and V75 Tony Bowman set an outdoor season’s best in the 200m, finishing 3rd in his heat with 31.30s.


2012 World Race Walking Cup – Saransk, Russia, 12th May

After being selected to represent Britain in the 10k junior races, both Jamie Higgins and Ellie Dooley failed to finish.

After starting well and going through 5k in 22.38, Jamie was forced to retire due to a shin injury and Ellie, after passing the 5k mark in 28.10, found the heat of the Russian sun too much and pulled out.


Beverley 10k, 13th May 2012

Darran Bilton won this race for the umpteenth time, this year having to work hard to hold off the challege of Harrow A C’s Jim Cooper, who he beat by 5 seconds with 32.25.


Jane Tomlinson’s Leeds Half Marathon, 13th May 2012

Pete Steel finished a fine 10th in 79.24, with Emily Birchall 1st woman home in 36th place with a big pb of 82.57, moving up to 7th on the club all time list.

Danny Jones knocked almost 13 minutes off his time in last year’s race with 89.55 and Rob Gatenby ran his debut half marathon in 99.16.


Ignis Asset Management Women’s 10k – Glasgow, 13th May 2012 

Susan Partridge ran her first 10k race of the year, finishing 2nd in an excellent 34.05.


Ripon 10 mile, 13th May 2012 

New recruit, Jack Simpson won in fine style with 57.35, Rachael Dyson 4th woman home in 35th place with 71.03.


Middlesbrough 5k, 13th May 2012

Aidan Adams was 4th in 16.13, a touch quicker than in the same race last year.


Calder Way Relay, 13th May 2012

Leeds City finished 2nd to Wharfedale Harriers in 6.28.11

Leg 1 Ben Dyson/Steve Body 1.19.48

Leg 2 Chris Birchall/Tom Edwards 59.27 

Leg 3 Trevor Wilks/Martin Horbury 46.19

Leg 4 Adam Osborne/James Smith 1.03.26

Leg 5 Leon Foster/Pete Branney 53.35

Leg 6 Chris Needham/Chris Wright 1.25.36


Self Transcendence 5k – Battersea Park, London, 14th May 2012

Alex Davy broke 16 minutes for the first time, finishing 3rd in 15.56.


Trafford Grand Prix – Stretford, 15th May 2012 

Leon Foster ran 9.27.30, finishing 3rd in his heat of the 3000m.


 John Carr 5k Series – Esholt, 16th May 2012

Pete Branney was 2nd in a huge pb 15.46, Greg Hull 7th with 16.12, Ben Dyson 10th with 16.30, Steve Body 12th in 16.42, Aaron Lowery 21st with 17.07. Sam Convery was 50th in 18.25 and Jennie Guard 54th (3rd woman) ,again with 18.32, Martin Horbury ran his first race of the series in 74th with 19.21.


Montee Du Grand Ballon – Willer Sur Thur, France 17th May 2012

After a winter out through injury, Adam Osborne made a return to the mountains in fine style, finishing 8th in 63.45, a minute and a half faster than in last year’s race.