Another top YDL performance from Barton! At Battersea earlier in the season, Barton won the 100 and the 200m races, both with PB's, and came first in the Long-Jump. At Hillingdon on Saturday, he won the 200m and in the Long-Jump, not only won, but broke the U13B club record with a big PB of 4.86m!

It was a day of PB's all round as our young team performed with great gusto on an afternoon of sunshine and heavy showers.

In the U15B Alex Collins, as ever competing in the maximum three events, came away with three PB's (100m, 300m and Long-Jump). There were two for Tomos Knowles (1500m and discus), a discus PB for Charlie Jenner, and big PB's in the 1500m for Oli Mooney and Noah Young.

Our U15G'S all had good performances. Lily Cain-Jones PB'd in her 100m race and at Long-Jump, and came 2nd in the Javelin. Amanda Stapley had a big PB in winning the B stream 800m in a race that saw Frankie Evered overhaul the front runner at the last bend to win the A stream race in style . Amanda also just pipped that runner so they took 1st and 2nd places in the combined A and B string race. Frankie also PB'd in the Shot and finished third in the 300m. Amanda took fourth place in the high jump.

Joining Barton in the U13's we had Oscar Curry, as at Battersea where he won,  running a great 800m race to finish in third place in the A stream. On his debut, Matthew Pickering went off fast and was close behind at the finish ensuring he was the winner of the B stream. Another in his first track race in the League was George Evered who made the Team Manager proud, posting a fast time.

The U13G'S had their share of PB's too! Eva Peters, strong as always,  in both the 75 and 150m. Lucy Dénecé in the 1200m (taking 8 seconds off her previous best), and Lucy PB'd in the Long-Jump. Eva Marsh, also PB'd in the Long-Jump and came 2nd in the A string 800m.  Zara Watkinson threw a huge 13.31m in her first competitive javelin competition and also ran a good 1200m. Francesca Manrow was 2nd in the B string 800m, and had a strong 75m and good high jump too. There were good performances too from Caitlin Holloway (Javelin), Lexi Stewart (800m) and Sofia Viera in the 75 and 150m.

The U13G'S finished the afternoon with Francesca, Lexi, Lucy and Caitlin taking part in the 4 x 100m relay.

Fifth place on the day (improving on our sixth place at Battersea)! The next YDL match is back at Battersea on Sunday 16th June.





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:



Warm sunshine made for good conditions on Saturday at the first Lily B Girl's League match of the season held at the David Weir Stadium in Carshalton.


With several U11’s from the Academy having their first outing in the League, there were plenty of  inspiring performances to admire. Not least the sight of our U11 4 x 100m relay team, at the end of a long afternoon, coming home in 5th place in a time of 72.2 seconds.

Most of the U11’s turned their hand to more than one event and as well as the relay, some were seen competing in the 75m sprint, some going for the longer option of 600m, and some trying the long jump. Of particular note were the performances of Katie Foss (2.00.5) and Alessia Turner (2.04.6) in the 600m race. Both times are quick!

It was a good day for all our Katie's! In the U15 Javelin, Katie Mackison threw a new PB and new Club Record distance of 32.15m. This took 1st place in the A stream competition. Lily Cain-Jones threw a hugely impressive 25.90m to take 1st place in the B string and confirm our strength in Javelin at this age group.

Katie Driver had a great day competing in three U17 events and finishing with one 1st and two 2nd places. In the 1500m she won the B string with Emelye Kenyon-Brown making it a club double by winning the A stream race.

There was more double success​ in the U15 800m with Lucy Broderick and Frankie Evered winning the A and B strings respectively.

Some of our U13’s took on new events including Amanda Stapley and Francesca Manrow tackling the high jump, and we also saw a fast and exciting 4 x 100m relay with RPAC finishing 3rd in the U13 A team race in a good time of 61.9 seconds. Izzy, Caitlin, Eva and Francesca made up the team.

Provisional results have RPAC finishing in 4th place in the match.

Special thanks are due to the Officials from RPAC without whom the event could not take place. Donna Barrington-Smith, Ian Crouch, Naomi Jones and Gina Watson. Also to Fiona Gent who gave up her Saturday to sit in the control room and compile the results as the events took place. There was a great response as well to team manager Kirsten Mackison's request for parents to help the officials at those field events we were allocated to assist at.

The next Lily B match is in Croydon on Saturday 3rd June. Details and team announcements soon.

Pics include the U13 Relay Team and Eva Peters and Lucy Dénecé at the long jump.


Whilst team numbers were low, there were many PB's and entries onto the club records pages resulting from numerous outstanding performances at the Ebbisham Boys League meeting in Carshalton, and the YDL meeting in Dartford on Sunday 30 April.

At the Ebbisham match, Barton Carter had another great day! Barton produced 3 PB's the highlight being a speedy 27.7 in the 200m that moves him into 2nd place in the U13 boys club records. His other best performances came in the 100m and long jump. Another with a hat trick of PB's was Alex Collins in 200m, 300m and triple Jump. James Naylor PB'd in the U17B'S 200m and 400m and Oscar Curry produced his 2nd consecutive PB in the U13B's 800m. 

At the YDL meeting in Dartford there were two new club records set. Amelia Watson with 9.99m in the U17W Shot, and Anousha Wardley with 1.45m in the U20W High Jump. Earlier this year Anousha set a new club Pole Vault record with a clearance of 3.03 in Cardiff.

Pictured at Dartford, new club record setters Anousha and Amelia:

There was some strong running by RPAC Juniors at this year's YMCA Fun Run with no fewer than five 1st place finishes!

Following the adult races were the U16 boys and girls in their 1 mile race. Felix​ Vaughan was 1st boy home and Pippa Roessler 1st girl. This was followed by the U12's race which saw Matthew Pickering 1st boy,  and Lucy Dénecé 1st girl. There were top ten finishes for Eva Marsh 3rd girl, Gusie Lewis 5th boy, Lily Wonders 6th and Francesca Manrow 7th girls, Will John-Cox 8th and Jack Timbrell 9th boys, and Lilah Unwin 10th girl.

In the U10 race, Katie Foss was 1st girl and Ollie Burnett 2nd boy. There were good results too from George Mooney who was 7th boy home and Harry Peters 9th.

Several more youngsters from the Academy took part and their enthusiastic running was a great advertisement for the club.

Pictured with trophies, medals and Simply Sports vouchers are Lucy, Eva, Matthew and Pippa; Katie; Ollie; Felix and Pippa:

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