Weekend track & field round up

In addition to our fantastic four of Sophie, Lou, Niall & Izzy who were competing in the British indoor championships at the weekend, the clubs athletes were in action all around the world.Jenny Beckingham & Emily Jenkinson were competing for their American Universities in the various indoor collegiate indoor championships with Jenny running an impressive sub 2 mins 12 sec 800m in Alberquerque on Friday.

The English masters inter-area championships took place at Lee Valley on Sunday and Vic Novell recorded a win for the Southern Counties in the mens over 70 60m sprint and followed that up with 3rd place in the over 70’s long jump.  I am guessing that Vic was also part of the victorious Southern Counties over 70’s 4 x 200m relay team.  Jon Tilt once more did the over 50’s 400m & 800m double for the Southern counties.

Jasmine Larsen recorded a sesons best shot putt at the Swindon Winter throws open on Saturday and Areila Richardson did likewise for the javelin at the IOW Frostbite open on Sunday where Mike Ferne threw the discus just short of 40m.  Not too bad for a 68 year old.

At the Lee Valley minithon on Sunday, Maisie Jeger broke the clubs 600m U13 girls indoor record and also went 3rd on the all time indoor 200m list for the same age group and Amy Wall went 2nd on the all time U11 girls 60m & 200m lists.