The annual SEAA Southern Road Relay Championships took place on Sunday at Crystal Palace.
Starting and finishing in the Crystal Palace Athletics Stadium, each runner ran the same 3.1K lap. Despite heavy rain all morning, the young RPAC runners all performed well with some excellent lap times achieved.
The U13 boys, Matthew Pickering, Gusie Lewis, Sam Rolaston and Will John-Cox finished in 20th place out of 44 teams from across Southern England. Matthew ran the 10th quickest lap of all (145 competitors) and this despite a heavy fall out on the course which saw him treated in first aid after the race. The U13 girls were placed 25th out of 56 teams with Lucy Dénecé, Alessia Turner, Shakila Keable and Lily Woodhams all taking part. Lucy, like Matthew, ran the 10th quickest lap overall in her age group where 179 girls competed.
With Noah Young and Joe Walker running well in the U15 boys and Emiko Salvi one of the fastest amongst the Surrey qualified U17W, the rain was forgotten.
The Surrey XC Relay Championships take place in Stoke Park, Guildford on Saturday 27th October. Teams of 3, with a minimum age of 11 on the day of the race. Before that, the first Surrey League xc matches take place on Saturday 13th October. The girls match is at Putney Vale. The men's race is at Petersham but boys venue to be confirmed.
The Junior coaches also have access to paper copies of the attached.
The last of this seasons Lower Age Group YDL matches took place on Saturday at the Linford Christie Stadium in Wormwood Scrubs.
With most taking part in two or three events, there were a number of new PB's and highly placed finishes from the RPAC athletes.
For Joely Watkinson there was an excellent throw of 21m31 in the U15 Javelin. A new PB and 1st place on the day. Joely also ran a good 1500m finishing 3rd. Francesca Manrow continued a great run of PB'S this season by improving her 150m time and her clearance in the high jump. Eva Peters had another Long Jump PB with 4m11.
Barton Carter returning to action after a lengthy break finished 2nd in the U15 Long Jump, Zara Watkinson had a 3rd place finish in the U13 1200m and Joel Manrow was 3rd in the U15 800m.
Thanks go to Anita Evered for putting together the team entry and to David Manrow for overseeing the team on the day.
Pictures from the Linford Christie Stadium:
The last Lily B League meeting of this year took place on Saturday at The David Weir Athletics Stadium in Sutton and a small contingent from RPAC acquitted themselves well with plenty of first places.
Competing in A stream events, Lucy Dénecé won the U13 1500m and also the Javelin with a throw of 21m 46. Katie Mac won the U17 Shot with 9.54 and was 2nd in the 80mH. Eva Peters won the U13 long jump with 3m 66 and was 2nd in both the 100 and 200m races. Lily Cain-Jones won the U15 Javelin with a throw of 27m 67 and Francesca Manrow won the U13 Discus with a throw of 16m 71.
Alessia Turner finished 2nd in the U13 70mH and won the B string long jump with a leap of 3m 66. Lily Woodhams picked up good points for the team with 2nd place in her U13 100m race and 3rd place in the 800m. Lily also jumped well in the long jump.
U11's Emily Sheard and Eve Goulding both performed well in the 75m and 150m sprints with Emily also putting in a good jump in the non-scoring long jump competition.
Thanks go to Kirsten Mackison for all the organising of our Lily B participation throughout the summer, and her management of the team at each of the matches. Also to the officials from RPAC and the parents and coaches who helped them. Special thanks go to Fiona Gent who spent the whole afternoon collating the results for the meeting.
Pics from the match starting with Katie and Alessia in the hurdles:
Hot again at the latest Lily B League match, this time at a parched Kingston.
Amongst numerous good performaces there were several PB'S obtained including two for Francesca Manrow who threw 17.41 in the discus and cleared 1.25 in the high jump. Lucy Dénecé threw a huge PB in the Javelin with 21.58. A distance that sees her ranked 4th in Surrey for U13G'S Javelin. Lucy also ran a fast 1500m winning her race in 5.15.4.
There was a Shot PB for Katie Mackison with Katie edging ever closer to the 10m mark throwing 9.91. Katie also threw 38.65 in winning the U17W'S Javelin competition. Iris McCauliffe had a PB in the Shot too.
Lily Woodhams had a PB in the 100m and competed well in the Long Jump and 800m. Eva Peters equalled her PB in the 100m, did well in the Long Jump with 3.97, and threw a respectable 11.19 in her first attempt at the Javelin. In the U13G'S 800m there was another strong performance from Shakila Keable, finishing in 2nd place with a time of 2.38.2.
Our U11 competitors, Eve Goulding and Amelie Lawrence both ran well in the 75m and 150m sprints. Eve picked up new PB'S in both!
Lucy throwing 21m:
Shakila and Francesca in the 800m:
Iris in the Shot:
Eve and Amelie in the U11 sprints:
Lucy after her 1500m:
Francesca in the 800m:
Lucy and Eva: