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Katie Mac takes Javelin Final 5th place at English Schools T & F Championships

Katie Mac takes Javelin Final 5th place at English Schools T & F Championships

Competing in the Inter Girls Javelin Final at the prestigious English Schools Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, (held over two days, Friday and Saturday 13th/14th July), Katie Mackison finished in 5th place with a throw of 39.65m!

Katie was selected to represent Surrey based on her Gold medal winning performances at both the Surrey Championships and the Surrey Schools Championships earlier this summer. In both competitions she achieved the qualifying distance which is a prerequisite for competing at the English Schools National Championships.

Many congratulations to Katie!

Katie at the Alexander International Stadium in Birmingham after her Final:

South Surrey Quad Kids Final, Guildford 4th July 2018

South Surrey Quad Kids Final, Guildford 4th July 2018

Following the qualifying heats in June, two RPAC teams made it to the South Surrey Quad Kids Final held at Guildford on Wednesday 4 July. The format was 8 teams of ten athletes, 5 boys and 5 girls, with each athlete doing a 75m sprint, a 600m, a standing long jump and a Howler throw.

After they had won their heat we had hopes of the A team winning a medal for the first time, but we were up against strong competition from Guildford, Epsom and Camberley, all of whom had been in the other qualifying heat.

Our athletes excelled themselves. Travis Bateman was second fastest overall in the sprint and had the second best long jump. This placed him third overall in the boys event. Max Orchard was sixth overall, which is a tremendous achievement for a year 4 athlete up against year 5 and 6's. Sam Stapley had the second fastest 600m overall and achieved a gold standard score as did Harry Peters. Kai Adams also scored very strongly.

Amongst the girls Alessia Turner and Shakila Keable performed hugely impressively, scoring highly in all events and finishing third and fifth overall respectively. Holly Elliott and Lily Woodhams also competed very strongly, achieving gold standards and ensuring that in aggregate the team amassed an impressive score.

At the final analysis we learnt that we had won the silver medal, beaten only by the hosts Guildford Young Athletes Club.

There was also a number of impressive performances from our second team. Sam Rolaston achieved a PB in the 600m and had the third fastest time overall on the night. Pollyanne Stott scored strongly across all events, achieving a gold standard and Charlotte Pelekani and Daisy O'Brien only just missed out on this, achieving a silver standard score. Joel Lawrence and Ollie Burnett scored well and excelled particularly in the 600m with impressive times, likewise Justin Collins who had a particularly impressive score in the long jump.

We also had a number of younger athletes, Will Shortall, Amelie Lawrence and Henry Stockley, who scored well and will be eligible to compete again next year.

 

Moray Laing wins medals at European Transplant Games

Moray Laing wins medals at European Transplant Games

GB transplant athletes returned with the Overall Best Team Trophy from the European Transplant Sport Championship in Cagliari, Sardinia. Over 50 inspirational transplant athletes who have overcome serious illness have returned triumphant from Cagliari, Sardinia with a haul of medals.  The championships are open to all organ and bone marrow transplant recipients and dialysis patients of all ages and abilities from over 25 different countries.

One of the athletes returning was Reigate Priory's Moray Laing from Coulsdon.  Moray, who had a kidney transplant ten years ago and already a World Transplant Games champion at javelin, returned with one silver and one bronze medal for discus and javelin.

Moray said it was an honour to represent Team GB at the Games and to compete against other transplant athletes from many European countries.  "The Games provide an incentive to keep fit, take advantage of a second chance generously given to me by my donor and to help in promoting organ donation. The coaching and support I have received at Reigate Priory AC definitely helped me in winning the medals.  I am also grateful to my sponsor Angelo Conte of Nonna Rosas in Coulsdon who kindly provided  my team kit as all team members are self funded or sponsored".

Moray is now preparing for the British Transplant Games in August with a view to qualifying for the British team which will compete in the World Transplant Games next year in Newcastle.

Congratulations Moray!

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YDL Eltham, 17 June 2018

YDL Eltham, 17 June 2018

 

Sunday saw the latest match in the Lower Age Group Youth Development League, taking place on this occasion at Eltham.

For U15 Alex Collins there was a continuation of his run of PB's with 4.18 in the long jump and a time of 27.96 in the 200m. Alex was close to his best in the 100m too. Dan Stapley cleared an impressive 1m.60 in the U15 high jump. Lily Cain-Jones was second in the Javelin with a big throw of 24m.25.

Frankie Evered picked up a PB in the U15 Shot having already raced well in both the 800m and 300m. George Evered competed in the U13's with fast racing in both the 100 and 200m's, and George picked up points for the Shot too.

There were new PB'S amongst the U13's for Ben Wright and Shakila Keable in the 800m, Lucy Dénecé in the 1200m, Zack Lovegrove in the 200m and Lily Woodhams in the long jump. Shakila's time for the 800m, 2.35.94, is particularly quick for a still 10 year old, and Lucy's 1200m time of 4.03.01 is the third quickest in the club's records. Matthew Pickering won the 1500m by a comfortable margin.

Several athletes competed in three events each including Eva Peters who had a good day with third place finishes in each of the 75m, 150m and long jump. Lily Woodhams ran in the 75m and 800m as well as doing the long jump, and Ben Wright added the 100m and the long jump to his 800m.

Anita Evered was organised and calm as ever in her role as team manager and as always at the YDL meetings Simon Evered was helping officiate events throughout the day. A mention too for Ivan Barrett who was one of the UKA officials running the match.

Pictures from the YDL - starting with George, Zack and Ben:

Shakila on her way to another 800m PB:

Lily and Eva in the Long Jump:

Surrey Call Up for U17's Lucy, Katie and Emiko

Surrey Call Up for U17's Lucy, Katie and Emiko

Congratulations to Lucy Broderick (800m), Katie Mackison (Javelin) and Emiko Salvi (3000m) who have all been selected to represent Surrey in the U17'S Southern Inter - Counties match being held at Lee Valley in July.

All three were also selected by Surrey Schools for the inter-counties match against Kent, Hampshire and Sussex hosted by Sussex this weekend.

Each of them won medals in both the Surrey County Championships held in May, and the Surrey Schools Championships held earlier this month.

 

Emiko, Lucy and Katie with some of their medals won this summer:

Ebbisham Boys League, Coulsdon 10 June 2018

Ebbisham Boys League, Coulsdon 10 June 2018

The latest match in the Ebbisham Boys League took place at Coulsdon on Sunday.

In the U11'S there were particularly strong performances from Max Orchard and Jayden Alabi. Both ran fast 150m and 600m races and both were amongst the highest scoring long jumpers. Harry Peters and Justin Collins also performed well at three events each with Harry picking up a new PB in the 150m and Justin equalling his PB in the 150m.

A good turnout in the U13's saw Finlay Caldwell, Ben Wright and Joel Lawrence taking on three events each and a number of others doubling up with two events.  Matthew Pickering took 2nd place in the 1500m and Gusie Lewis was 3rd in the 800m. Samuel Stapley finished 2nd in the B string 800m with Sam Rolaston leading home the four other RPAC 800m runners in the non scoring event.

In the U15's it was a great day for Alex Collins who had PB's in all three of his events! 100m, 200m and long jump.

Dan Stapley won the U15 high jump with a clearance of 1m.50 whilst Oscar Curry and Joe Walker ran well in the 800m. 

U17's can take part as non scorers in this league and turning out consistently all summer has been Drew Burridge. Drew equalled his PB in the 400m and running his first competitive 100m had a fast time of 11.9! Charlie Jenner threw 13.51 in the discus to establish a club record for U17B's Discus!

Thanks go to Sam Jenner for Managing the team and liaising with Dorking and Mole Valley AC with whom we formed a joint team.

Pictures from Coulsdon:

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Christmas is coming and it’s time once again to join us for the 2017 Holly Run.

Reigate Priory Athletics Club have hosted this event for the last 34 years. There are races for all ages starting from 8 years and this is your chance to join previous race winners/participants such as Mo Farrah and Scott Overall.

Last year we had glorious sunshine, once the early morning mist had cleared (photo below is start of the U11 race), but you should also be prepared for mud and occasionally snow, it’s a true cross country experience!

Before and after the race you, your family and friends can relax in the warm with hot drinks and home made cakes, whilst watching the post race presentations.

We hope you can join us, entries are now open via the Holly Run website: www.hollyrun.com

Holly Run 2016 U11 Girls start v2