Andy Heyes was denied a medal by the smallest of margins at the British 1 mile road championships, on a course run on the Mall and finishing in front of Buckingham Palace. In a very close race, Chris O’Hare, a finalist from the World Championships in Moscow, held a narrow lead into the finish (4:06), with Chris Warburton close behind and Andy and Johnny Hay crossing the line together. The original chip timing results placed Andy in 3rd with the same time (4:07) as Warburton and Hay. The line judge decided that Hay had won the dip on the line and Andy was given 4th place.
Lexi Wilson was 12th (34th overall) in the U17M/W 1 mile road race in 7:56.
Tatjana Wilson was an impressive winner of the combined U11/U13 race in 5:35. Mo Farah ran part of the race with the juniors and presented Tati with her trophy.
The report from Athletics Weekly can be found here.
UK Anti-doping have issued new advice on the use of supplements for athletes. If you use any kind of supplement, such as sports drinks, energy gels or vitamin tablets, to aid training and racing please read the advice very carefully.
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HHS athletes took advantage of the very warm conditions at Cudworth to produce some outstanding performances across all disciplines. In total, HHS came away with 8 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze medals and a host of new pbs. The outstanding performances of the weekend came from Tilly Simpson who secured double gold in the U15G 800m and 1500m with two new championship best performances of 2:13.6 and 4:37.10 and Oscar Bryce who took gold in the U17M hammer with 49.55 and silver in the shot putt with 13.48 and discuss with 38.04.
The gold medalists were Adeel Khaliq U20M 200m in 22.56, Tom Bains in the U20M 3k in 8:55.02, Essa Ahmed U20M 400m in 50.47, Oscar Bryce U17m Hammer with 49.55, Jacques Etia U15B 100m in 12.26, Tilly Simpson U15G 800m in 2:13.6 and 1500m in 4:37.10, Lucy Revitt U13G 80m in 11.06.
Silver medals were won by Darren Newbould SM 3k SC in 10.55.64, Charlotte Slack U20W 400m in 60.38, Hannah Fletcher U20W 3k in 10:39.71, Oscar Bryce U17M shot putt with 13.48 and discuss with 38.04, James Lee U17M high jump with 1.85, Emily Fox U17W javelin (missing from official results) and discuss with 31.08 and Josh Francis U15B javelin with 15.62.
The bronze medalists were Cameron Bell U17M 800m in 1:59.55, Thomas Hughes U17M high jump with 1.80 and triple jump with 11.64, Tatiana Wilson U13G 800m in 2:28.49, and Lucy Revitt U13G long jump with 4.66.
There were other very good performances with some fine pbs for athletes in heats and finals throughout the two days. Full results can be found here.
A break down of performances by HHS athletes compiled by Steve Marshall is available here: Yorks Champs 2014.
Darren Newbould finished 2nd in 28:04 at the final South Yorkshire Road League race to clinch the V40 title. Mike Sprott was 5th in 28:30 with Scott Wilson 6th in 28:31, Sam Peters 25th in 30:15, Nick O’ Sullivan 72nd in 32:40 and Chris Guy 74th in 33:44.
Nicola Birch was 7th in the women’s race (91st overall) in 33:32.
The Hallam Chase is due to be run on Tuesday 27th May, starting at 8pm from the Hallam Cricket Club on Sandygate Road, Crosspool. The course is only just over 3 miles but takes over 20 people to safely marshal the route. So, if you have any free time on the evening of the 27th, any offers of help would be greatly appreciated, particularly as quite a few people are on holiday that week.
If you are available to marshal, please contact Chaanah Patton on 01433 620591/07968 238999 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org)