Youth Development League 1 (U13/U15), Cleckheaton

A good start to the Youth Development League in Cleckheaton this weekend with many winning performances and Personal bests.

In the U13G, 75m race, Jamie Hemsworth came 4th in the A race in a time of 11.3 and Eniola Ajagbe got a PB in the B race by coming 1st in 11.0.

Jack Parker also got a PB in the U15B 100m, coming 3rd in 13.2. In the U13B race, Joel Vernon came 1st in the A race with a PB of 13.7. Kayden James came 2nd (B race) with a PB of 13.9. In the Non-Scoring race, Nathanial Dyas finished 1st in 14.4. Acacia Williams-Hewitt finished 1st in 13.1 in the U15G, with her team mate Elle Koziupa also coming 1st in the B race with a PB of 13.5.

In the U13G 150m, Claudia Turnell and Eniola Ajagbe had a good race both running Pbs and coming 1st in 22.2 and 22.0. In the 200m, Jack Parker (U15B) finished 3rd with a Seasons best of 26.8. For the U13B, Joel Vernon (A Race) came 1st in 27.5 and Kayden James (B Race) came 1st with PB of 28.9. In the U15G, Acacia Williams-Hewitt came 1st with a PB of 26.3 and Elle Kosiupa also finished 1st in the B Race in 28.0.

Alex Durant came 4th in the U15B 300m with a PB of 47.6. Lucy Revitt ran a seasons best in the U15Gs race coming 1st in 44.3 and Tati Wilson finished 1st in the B Race with a PB of 46.0.

In the 800m, Alex Durant (U15B) finished 2nd with a PB of 2:22.3. For the U13B, Charlie Sleney came 1st in a PB of 2:35.6 and Luke Baxter came 2nd (B Race) in 2:20.4 which is another PB. Tati Wilson won the U15G A 800m with a season’s best of 2:27.7. Holly Booker knocked 15 seconds off her PB to win the B race in 2:32.0. May Quinn also ran a PB of 2:41.88 to win the non-scoring 800m. In the U13G race Ruby Simpson finished 1st in 2:26.5 and Emma Shipley also finished 1st running a PB in the B race in a time of 2:29.6.

Zena Hartley won the U13G A 1200m in 4:05.0 and Georgia Robertson won the B race in 4:12.2. In the 1500m, James Hartley (U15B) ran a PB coming 4th in 5:10.4. Dylan Stevens finished 2nd in the U13 Boys race in 5:00.8, just outside his pb. In the 15G race, Laura Trask won with a big Pb of 5:20.1, taking 11 seconds off her previous PB and Ellie Rogers won the B race with a Seasons best of 5:37.0.

In the 70m Hurdles, Erin Lobley came 1st in 12.8 and Madeleine Anderson came 1st in the B race with a PB of 16.5. In the U13B, 75m Hurdles, Sam Kelly finished with a PB coming 2nd in 18.1 and Lucy Revitt (U15G) came 2nd in 13.2.

In the High Jump, Gabriel Gisborne (U15B) jumped a PB of 1.53m coming 2nd. Sam Kelly (U13B) also Jumped a PB coming 2nd with 1.25m and Sam Oliver (B Jumper) came 1st with a seasons best of 1.15m. For the U15G, Sophie Oliver finished 4th with a jump of 1.20m. In the U13G High Jump, Erin Lobley came 1st with a jump of 1.35m and Gabrielle Anderson also came 1st (B jumper) with a Jump of 1.10m.

Jack Parker came 1st in the U15B Long Jump with a seasons best of 4.58m and Alex Durant came 3rd (B jumper) with a PB of 3.77m. For the U13B, Joel Vernon came 2nd with a PB of 4.28 and Kayden James also got a PB finishing 2nd with a jump of 3.67m. Lucy Revitt (U15G) came 2nd jumping 4.33m and for the U13G, Gabrielle Anderson jumped a PB coming 3rd with 3.74m and Madeleine Anderson (B jumper) came 2nd with a jump of 3.25m.

In the Shot Putt, Sam Kelly (U13B) came 4th with a throw of 4.23m. Acacia Williams-Hewitt came 1st for the U15G A Group with a PB throw of 9.20m and Tati Wilson also came 1st in the B group with a PB of 7.33m. Erin Lobley (U13G) came 1st with 7.80m and Claudia Turnell came 1st with a PB of 5.71m. In the Discus, Gabriel Gisborne (U15B) came 4th with a PB of 15.44m. For the U15G, Lauren Foletti came 4th also throwing a PB of 14.62m. In the Javelin, James Hartley (U15B) came 4th with a PB of 18.43m. Lauren Foletti had a good throw in the U15G, coming 1st with a PB of 25.58m and Sophie Oliver (B thrower) came 3rd with a PB of 10.81. For the U13B, Sam Oliver came 4th with a PB throw of 11.45m and Dylan Stevens came 2nd with a PB of 10.56m. Gabrielle Anderson and Madeleine Anderson both won there A and B groups in the U13G, both getting PBs of 14.02m and 12.65m.

National 6/12 Road Relay Championships, Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield

Saturday 16th April 2016

Competitors at the National Road Relay Championships were faced with cold winds, sunshine, rain and snow flurries.

The Senior women’s team finished 14th. Nicky Squires got the team off to a good start on the opening long leg, finishing 14th in 31:46. Charlotte Slack, not helped by the cold conditions, was 19th on the 2nd short leg in 20:31. Hannah Whitelam, recovering from injury, was 20th in 20:54. Zanthe Wray on the 2nd of the long legs came in 15th in 32:51. Hannah Fletcher maintained her position on the next short leg with 19:06. Charlotte Ward, making her debut for the team, matched Hannah’s time to bring the team home in 14th in 19:06.

The Senior men did very well to field a complete team despite a number of absences. Tom Bains led off, running the fastest long leg for the team, finishing 25th in 27:39. Nic Barber on the first of the short legs was 31st in 17:11. Ben Beattie finished 35th in 29:25 and Mike Sprot 39th in 18:12. Andy Challenger moved the team up to 31st on his long leg with a time of 27:56. Connor Milnes ran the fastest short leg for the team with a time of 15:47 to move to 28th. Rob Little ran another strong long leg to finish in 25th in 27:50. Gareth Phoenix was 27th in 19:03 and Matt Hobbs maintained the position with 29:22. Sam Peters ran 18:18 or 27th with Zak Mellard gaining one place on the final long leg with a time of 29:35. Josh Walton completed the final short leg in 17:39 to finish 26th.

Many thanks to Hannah Whitelam, Nicky Squires and Andy Challenger for their hard work in getting the teams together.

Wakefield Spring Open Meeting

For the U11 Boys, Cosmo Johnson came 2nd in the 80m in a time of 12.81, he came 1st in his 600m in 1.58.16 and he also won the Long Jump by jumping 3.30m.

Sam Lawford came 3rd in his first 100m of the Season in 11.93 and 1st in the Senior Mens 200m in a time of 24.41.

Cameron Bell opened his track season with a strong run in the 800m. Taking the lead at the bell, he held off senior athletes with a strong kick to record 1:56.12,

In the senior women’s 800m, battling against a cold wind, Charlotte Slack was 2nd in 2:25.98 with Caitlin Tevendale 4th in 2:35.94. Caitlin was 2nd in the 400m in 66.53.

Tati Wilson looked strong in her opening 800m, finishing 2nd in the U15G race in 2:30.29.

Connor Milnes followed the leader in a tactical 1500m, kicking away at the bell to win in 4:14.28. David Lewis made a solid start to his track season running 4:42.19 to finish 5th overall (3rd U17M).

Imani Wilson, making a welcome return to the track, made her debut at 3k, winning in 11:09.56.

Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon, Sheffield

Zanthe Wray produced a fine run to win the Sheffield half marathon, improving her time from last year by 1 minute. Zanthe finished first woman (64th overall) with a new pb of 83:09.

Dave Archer narrowly missed out on defending his title, finishing 2nd in 70:50. Gavin Keight was 14th in 75:32. Mike Sprot was 44th in 81:53. Robert Wapshott broke his pb by over 5 minutes, running 85:27 for 95th and Ewan South was 133rd in 87:30 which was 4 Minutes faster than last year.

Manchester Marathon

Steve Bayton produced a fine IMG_2671performance in his debut at the marathon to win the Manchester marathon in 2:22:34. Steve was in a chasing group for the early part of the race, before coming through to take the lead in the latter stages to win in convincing style.


Pete Hodges hopes of running a pb were frustrated by a hip injury in the opening miles. Pete still managed to finish 111th in 2:50:52.

Northern 12 Stage Road Relays, Sunderland

The senior men finished 7th overall in the Northern 12 Stage relays with consistent performances across the team.

Andy Challenger ran a strong opening long leg to put the team in 7th in 20:11. Matt Hobbs was 9th on the first of the short legs with 11:22. Tom Bains held his position on the second of the long legs with a time of 20:46. Ben Beattie was 9th on his short leg in 11:29. Dave Archer gained two places on the third long leg with a time of 20:31. Connor Milnes ran the fastest short leg for the team finishing 7th in 10:48. Rob Little, running the final long leg, looked strong and finished 7th in 20:23. On the final 5 short legs, Gavin Keight ran 11:02, Zak Mellard 11:22, Pete Hodges 11:53, Sam Peters 12:11 and Nic Barber brought the team home in 7th in 11:51.