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Surrey Athletics Network U13/U11 Open, Woking 19 July

Surrey Athletics Network U13/U11 Open, Woking 19 July

It was a successful night for Gusie Lewis, Lucy Dénecé and Eva Peters at the SAN Open Meeting held in Woking on Wednesday. Competing in the Year Six events, Gusie won Gold in the 800m, Lucy won Gold in the 1500m and Eva picked up the Silver Medal with a PB in the long-jump.

All three have had a good summer of athletics with each recording several excellent results through the season.

Southern Athletics League, Lewes, 9th July

Southern Athletics League, Lewes, 9th July

Holidays and other commitments meant that only two RPAC athletes competed at the Southern Athletics League match at Lewes last Sunday, joining with colleagues from Holland Sports and Dorking & Mole Valley. However, Jo Davey and Rachel Woodman each competed in 4 individual events, contributing 29 points between them to the team total of 191.

Jo dropped down in distance from her usual 1500m, finishing first in all of the 400m (66.9), 800m (2:27.2) and 400m hurdles (77.7). She also competed in the hammer, scoring more valuable points for the team. Rachel, in her first competition in 6 years, was 1st B string in the long jump (4.80m, just 3 cm off her PB), triple jump (9.17) and 100m hurdles, plus competed in the high jump. Rachel also ran a leg in each of the two relays.

Overall the team were 2nd, just 29 points behind the joint team from Lewes & Haywards Heath. After the first 4 matches the team is lying in 9th place out of the 16 in the division.

The 5th and final match for 2017 is on Saturday 19th August at Hastings.

 

Surrey selection for Barton in Derek Crookes Inter-Counties Match

Surrey selection for Barton in Derek Crookes Inter-Counties Match

 

Congratulations to Barton Carter who has been selected for Surrey to compete in the Long-Jump in the Derek Crookes Inter-Counties match at Kingston on Saturday 29th July.

Barton has shown great improvement this year taking his personal best in the long-jump from 4m 03 to 4m 86.

 

Ebbisham Boys League, Woodcote School Coulsdon 9 July

Ebbisham Boys League, Woodcote School Coulsdon 9 July

The league matches keep on coming! This time it was the boys' turn with the third and final Ebbisham League match of the season held at Woodcote School in Coulsdon on Sunday.

Some powerful performances from the sprinters led the way with PB'S across the board in 100, 200 and 400m.

In the U17's, Tyrese Greenway doubled up with 11.3 in the 100m and 23.2 in the 200m. Both PB'S and both quick! Tyrese broke his own club record for both events. James Naylor also had a PB in the 200m and Joe Jenner in the 400m. Joe also recorded 11.07 for a PB in the Triple Jump, also a new club record.

It was business as usual in the U13 sprints for Barton Carter. With PB 's in both the 100 and 200m, Barton just missed out in the long jump. Barton is having an exceptional summer of athletics. His time of 27.3 in the 200m equals the club record for U13B!

There was a Javelin PB for Charlie Jenner in the U15's.

In the middle distance races, year sixs Matthew Pickering and Gusie Lewis also picked up PB'S. For Matthew it was a first sub 5 minute 1500m with a time of 4.57.7 whilst Gusie recorded 2.31.8 in the 800m.

Standing out in the U11 competition was Sam Rolaston. Sam ran a quick 600m in a time of 1.52.5 and recorded 3.66 in the long jump.

Quad Kids Final, Guildford Spectrum, 5th July 2017

Quad Kids Final, Guildford Spectrum, 5th July 2017

Having qualified for the Final by virtue of their performance in the semi final last month, a great team performance by the RPAC young athletes saw them finish in fifth place.

Special congratulations go to Jack Timbrell who was third boy overall, and to Eva Peters and Shakila Keable who were seventh and ninth girl respectively. 

Nearly all our competitors improved their score over the semi finals and out of the twelve who took part, no fewer than eight were awarded the Gold Award which is a great achievement!

As eight of the team are still in year five (or below!), this makes their performance even more impressive. They will have the opportunity to return for next year's competition with every chance of even greater success!

Lily B League, Guildford, 1 July 2017

Lily B League, Guildford, 1 July 2017

The third of this year's Lily B League matches took place in Guildford on Saturday. As usual there were numerous good performances and a number of Personal Best's achieved including amongst the highlights on the day the following:

In the U15's sprints there were PB's for Vicky Wilkes (200m) and Lily Cain-Jones (100m) and Lily also finished in second place in the Javelin. Pippa Roessler took second place in the 1500m and Frankie Evered was third in the 800m.

Amongst the U13's there was a huge throw in the Discus by Francesca Manrow, recording 16.63m!  Francesca also competed in the 200 and 800m's finishing fourth in both races. Eva Marsh ran a PB in the 1500m finishing 3rd in the B string whilst Lucy Dénecé took third place in the A string. There was a big leap of 3.74m by Anya Gill in the long jump.

Several U11'S competed in the non scoring events and in the sprints, Lily Woodhams ran 11.5 in the 75m to finish 4th fastest. Harriet Thynne and Edie Phillips performed well in the 150m and amongst several taking part in the long jump, Katie Foss, Harriet, and Lily Woodhams all recorded jumps of over 3m. Five took part in the 600m where Katie Foss finished 2nd in 1.59.3 and Lily Woodhams 4th in 2.00.7. Both times are exceptional. Carson Morley, Pollyanne Stott and Scarlett Nimako also ran well.

Many thanks go to Gina Watson who performed tirelessly all afternoon as our UKA qualified official and to all those parents who volunteered to assist with the officiating.

 

Huge success for Katie Mackison in the Surrey Championships on Sunday! Katie threw 39.22m in the U15G'S Javelin which not only won her the Gold medal, but was a Championship Best Performance. No Surrey U15G has thrown so far in the Championships. Ever. It is also a National Standard which means Katie has gone beyond the Entry Standard for the English Schools Track and Field Championships in July and should be confident of a place in the Surrey team. Oh, and a new club record!

 

 

 

There were many other outstanding performances. In the U20W, Anousha Wardley took Silver in the Pole Vault and there was a Bronze for U17W Amelia Watson in the 80mH with a new PB.

 

James Naylor qualified for the final of the U17B'S 400m with a new PB, finishing eighth fastest in Surrey. He also set a new PB in the U17B'S 200m. 

 

Tyrese Greenway, who has only recently started in the sport, ran PB'S in both heat and final of the U17B'S 200m finishing seventh. In the 100m he recorded the eighth fastest time in the heats, in another PB. Unfortunately, as he was in the fastest race, under the qualification rules he just missed out on a place in the final. In both the 100 and 200m Tyrese set new club records for the U17B'S! As Tyrese is in the lower year of his age group, these were very promising performances.

 

In the U15G'S​, Lily Grant was Bronze medalist in the 300m and also qualified for the 75mH final where she finished sixth. Lucy Broderick followed what seems to be a RPAC tradition in 800m of being placed in the "heat from hell" with three of the medal favourites! With only the winner of each heat guaranteed a place in the final plus the four quickest losers from across the four heats, it meant they were forced to run the heat as if it were a final. Lucy qualified and took Bronze in the final with a PB and English Schools Championships entry standard time. 1, 2 and 3 in the final all came from her heat!

 

Frankie Evered had a great run in the 300m heats, with a new PB.

 

Pippa Roessler eased through her heat of the 1500m on Saturday, returning on Sunday to take sixth place in the final.

 

In the boys U15 1500, Felix Vaughan also negotiated Saturday's heat without a problem and finished fifth in the final. Both Pippa and Felix are in the younger year of their age group.

 

Victoria Wilkes had a good weekend, getting through to the semi-final in both the 100 and 200m.

 

In the U13G's, Lucy Dénecé ran two PB's in the 1500, on Saturday to qualify, then again in the final on Sunday where she finished sixth. Eva Marsh ran a season's best time in the 800m qualifying, just missing out by one place on reaching the final.

 

 

 

Two of the RPAC officials on duty at the Championships. Ian and Donna: