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Recent Volunteers

Volunteers @ Surrey County Combined Events Championships, 7-8 September 2019

Ivan Barrett, Ashley Burridge, Naomi Jones

Volunteers @ YDL LAG, 20th July 2019

Antony Collins, Dave Mills, David Manrow, Joanne Antoniou, Mark Peters

Volunteers @ SAL, 13th July 2019

Ashley Burridge, Ian Crouch, Ivan Barrett, Jo Davey

Volunteers @ Vets T&F, 8th July 2019

Annette Morris, Ashley Burridge, Ian Crouch, Ivan Barrett

Volunteers @ Summer Evening 10k, 3rd July 2019

Apologies if we've missed anyone: Adam Lloyd, Adrian Grant, Ailsa Nurse, Alastair Watkinson (+  daughters), Alex South, Alex South's Daughter, Andrew Bamford, Andrew Patrick, Anna Baer, Annette Morris, Antony Read, Aoife Kehoe, Ashley Burridge, Ayden Higgins, Bethany Higgins, Carolyn Patrick, Chris Veale, Claire Humphrey, Craig Parke, Daniel Emson, Dave Williams, David Nurse, Doug Kington, Duncan Mallison, Ewan McKay, Fran Dunham, Freddie Roux, Ginevra Stoneley, Ian Crouch, Ian Martin, Ian Thomas, Irene and Keith Leitner, Jamilla Ncayiyana, Jas Dhanda, Jenny Carus, Jo Davey, Kate Knight, Lee Savage, Malcolm Woodman, Max Wilson, Melanie Fulton-Bell , Michael Stanley, Moray Carey, Moray Laing, Nat Wilson, Natalie Laing, Nicholas Wade , Nicky Hodgetts, Paul Byrne, Paul Chandler, Ralph Tuckwell, Renwick Horsfall, Richard Scrase, Rick Coles, Ruth Willis, Ryan English, Sarah Finch, Stephen Smith, Steve Smith, Steve Watkins, Steve Watkins' daughter, Stewart Mcintyre, Sue Carnell, Tom Almond, Usha Stevens, Wayne Chappell

A sunny day in Horsham and a strong turnout at the third YDL fixture of the summer resulting in our more than doubling our points tally from the first two fixtures (although they were in Portsmouth and Bournemouth)!

The strength of our team was emphasised when, at the end of a long day of competition, we fielded four teams in the Relays. Our U15B Relay team (Joe, Jack, Patrick and Ethan), came home in 2nd place in a time of 52.6. Each of our other Relay teams finished in 4th place. The U15G (Amelia, Emelye, Boo and Lucy) in 57.1, the U13B (Oli, Noah, Felix and Freddie) in 61.3 and the U13G (Pippa, Frankie, Amanda and Izzy M) in 61.9.

There were many sensational individual performances throughout the day including two show stopping 300m races with Joe Jenner and Jack Broughton storming home to win the A and B races respectively.With times of 40.6 and 40.9 they had the first and second fastest times out of both races combined.

Highlights in the field events were wins for Amelia Watson in the Shot, Issie King in the Long Jump and, with a big PB, Lily Cain-Jones throwing 22.44m to win the U13G Javelin.

There were many wins for our athletes on the track too, and most also competed in three separate events. Our unflappable team manager, Gina, calculates that an incredible three-quarters of the teams performances produced PB's:

U13G - Pippa (800, JT), Frankie (75m, LJ), Lily C-J (JT, SP), Izzy M (1200m SP), Eva (800m) and Amanda (1200m).

U15G - Amelia (100m), Lily G (200m) Boo (200m DT), Lucy B (800m), Emelye (DT, JT) and Emiko (1500m).

U13B - Dan (100m HJ, LJ), Oli (800m JT), Noah (800m JT), Freddie (1500m - 4th in a row!) and Alex (75mH, LJ).

U15 B - Joe (SP new club record), Ethan (100m, 80mH, LJ), Jack (300m), Charlie (80mH, DT), Patrick (JT) and Tommy (100m, SP, DT).

Of particular note amongst these were Lucy Broderick whose 800m in 2.19.9 makes her only the third U15G at RPAC to go under 2.20 (and Lucy has another year to come as an U15), and Eva Marsh who took a full 12 seconds off her previous best 800m time. Felix Vaughan won the U13B's 1500m in a time of 4.42.0 which was only a fraction of a second off a PB, and also the eighth fastest time run this year for the distance in his age group.

As ever, we are indebted to our seemingly ever present UKA qualified officials Ivan and Ian, and thanks go also to the parents who provided assistance to the officials.

The final YDL match of the summer is at Woking on Saturday 16th July.

Pictures from Horsham:

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