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.
Our senior women produced an outstanding team performance to take the silver medal and with the men’s team finishing an excellent sixth place, it meant that HHS were the most successful senior team at the National cross country championships. This was backed up once again by some excellent performances by the juniors.
Hatti Archer again proved her class battling at the front of the race on a course that proved a true test of cross country running. Hatti was in contention all the way to the line, finishing 5th in 31:09. Lizzie Adams improved again on her performance at the Northerns to finish 25th in 32:36. Hannah Fletcher continued her fine form with her best ever performance at the National, taking 45th in 33:33. Zanthe Wray then brought home the team to the silver medal in finishing 65th in 34:11.
It was great to see so many senior men then start the final race and witness another fine team performance. Steve Bayton had another excellent run to take 21st in 44:07. Bertie Houghton provided great support with a fine run to finish 34th in 44:54. Rob Little continued his good form with a strong run in 63rd in 45:51 with Dave Archer running really well, despite losing a shoe on the opening lap, to give the team a great start in 76th in 46:05. Andy Challenger produced a strong run for 117th in 46:59 and Aidan Smith came through the field on the final lap for 141st in 47:32 to bring the team home in 6th, the highest finish at the Nationals for many years.
Matt Hobbs ran well to take 173s in 48:12 with Tom Bains also running strongly in 189th in 48:38. Pete Hodges brought the 9-man team home with a fine run in 212th in 48:55. The scores for the 9-man team have still not been finalised.
Andy Thake and Nicholas Barber turned back the years with excellent runs for 227th in 49:11 and 241st in 49:29 respectively. Tom Jenkins came 243rd in 49:33. Ben Beattie, thankful it was not a flat course, battled through to 271st in 50:00 with Zak Mellard 297th in 50:21. John Birch ran well for 321st in 50:43 with Gavin Keight 371st in 51:23, Matt Payne 655th in 55:51 and Paul Faulkner 728th in 56:49.
Connor Milnes, after leading the field on the opening mile of the U20M race, finished 23rd in 39:00. Wyatt Hill, making his debut in the National, ran well for 56th in 40:54 with Josh Walton working hard to finish 78th in 42:27.
In the U20W race, Ellie Crownshaw ran well for 49th in 25:15 and Flora McNeill battled round to 129th in 39:03.
Cameron Bell produced a fine run in the U17M race to finish an excellent 7th in 20:04 with Jack Crownshaw running well for 137th in 23:06.
In the U17W race, Imani Wilson continued her return to fitness with a good run to take 72nd in 22:42 and Caitlin Tevendale worked hard to finish 140th in 24:31.
David Lewis also worked hard in difficult conditions to finish 180th in 19:05 in the U15B race.
Eve Crownshaw ran well to take 73rd in 18:13 in the U15G race with Laura Trask continuing her improvement to finish 77th in 18:18. Saskia Huxham battled hard to finish 117th in 18:48 and Kira Round finished 244th in 20:25.
Taylor Hill produced another fine run to finish 7th in 13:02 in the U13B race. Dylan Stevens made an excellent debut at the National running very strongly throughout to finish 148th in 14:42. Jacob Hartley came 366th in a time of 16:38.
Jodie Hill produced the outstanding individual performance of the day to finish 4th in 14:09. Jodie was in the leading group throughout the race, pushed the pace on in the middle of the race, and was narrowly run out of the medals in the final straight. Zena Hartley continued her excellent season with a fine debut at the National finishing 58th in 15:01. Tati Wilson showed good strength to take 126th in 15:35 with Mo Martin again finishing strongly in 144th in 15:46. May Quinn had a good run to finish 163rd in 15:55 and Katie Adams came 197th in 16:08. Holly Booker and Emily Hunter both ran well to finish 220th and 267th in 16:20 and 16:39 respectively. Lauren Chambers in her first National race came 369th in 17:33 and Jenna Hazard finished 414th in a time of 18:19.
Many thanks to our team managers Tina Wilson, Hannah Whitelam and Dave Archer who have helped to make this one of the most successful cross country seasons in many years for HHS
Jodie Hill finished her fine cross country season with another mature performance at the British Schools International cross country in Falkirk. Representing England in the junior girls’ race, Jodie coped well with the fast start, working her way through the field to finish 9th overall, despite being one of the youngest competitors. Jodie helped the England team to a comprehensive team victory.
Steve Bayton and Bertie Houghton represented the North in the senior Home Countries race. Steve finished 10th in 32:28 with Bertie 12th in 32:50. Steve and Bertie claimed bronze team medals as the North finished third in the team competition.
Joe Wilkinson also helped the North U20 team to the bronze medal with a strong run to finish 10th in 26:26.
There were a number of fine performances by HHS athletes at the Cardiff half marathon despite the poor weather conditions. The senior men continued their fine form from the cross country season with three men in the top twenty.
Steve Bayton, using the race as preparation for the Manchester marathon, was 15th with a new pb of 1:08:27. Andy Challenger improved his pb to 1:08:35 in 18th. Rob Little improved his pb by a minute to finish 19th in 1:08:45.
Dave Archer was 44th in 1:12:06 with Ben Beattie 46th in 1:12:40 and Zak Mellard 82nd in 1:14:24.
Nicola Squires had a strong race despite the hard conditions and was 6th in the women’s race and 210th overall in 1:19:10.
Saturday 30 January 2016
The Northern Cross Country Championships at Witton Park, Blackburn was another memorable day for Hallamshire. The demanding course was made even more challenging by clawing mud, driving sleet, snow, hail and strong winds. It proved to be a real test of running ability, character and courage.
The Senior Women provided one of the performances of the day to regain the Northern title. Hatti Archer led the team brilliantly on her return with a fine 6th place in 31:24. Lizzie Adams, also making a welcome return after a long lay off, battled her way to 18th in 32:57. Zanthe Wray made another set forward to finish a fine 20th in 33:08 with Hannah Fletcher also having her best ever run at the Northerns finishing 26th in 33:36. Hannah Whitelam continued her improvement taking 74th in 37:29 with Rachel Poole battling through to 184th in 42:44.
The Senior Men also produced a fine performance to claim the bronze medal in the team competition and within 4 points of denying Leeds the silver medal. Steve Bayton followed his fine run at the Yorkshires with an excellent 9th place in 45:02. Bertie Houghton worked his way through the field for a fine 17th in 45:33. Rob Little looked very strong in taking 19th in 45:38 with Dave Archer showing great strength to finish 28th in 46:32. Andy Challenger overcame his dislike of cross country to make a crucial contribution in 45th in 47:54 and Pete Hodges continued his fine form to take 65th in 49:05 to clinch the bronze medal. Nic Barber and Neil Northrop used their felling running experience to finish 87th (50:21) and 93rd (50:31) respectively. Ben Beattie was 104th in 50:53 with Mike Sprot 203rd in 55:21 and Paul Faulkner 373rd in 1:02:01.
Connor Milnes, despite a cold and with the testing conditions ran well in the U20M race to finish 14th in 28:47 with Josh Walton also running well to take 42nd in 31:12.
In the U20W race, Charlotte Slack had her best run ever in the Northerns to finish 17th in 24:44 with Ellie Crownshaw using her fell running strength to take 27th in 26:22.
Cameron Bell produced one of the outstanding individual performances in the U17M race to claim the bronze medal. In a breakaway group of 3 on the opening lap, Cameron held on well to take 3rd in 19:42. Jack Crownshaw ran well to finish 55th in 22:34 and Jack Wells had his best run of the winter in 64th in 23:00.
In the U17W race, Mary McCarthy ran very well to take 7th in 19:29. Imani Wilson continued her return to fitness with a good run to finish 25th in 20:30. Caitlin Tevendale, despite being unwell, dealt well with the difficult conditions to finish 58th in 22:07.
David Lewis produced a strong run to lead home the HHS athletes in finishing 76th in 16:40. Victor Baycroft battled through finishing 89th in 16:53.
In the U15G race, Eve Crownshaw showed her strength on the fells to finish 15th in 17:53. Saskia Huxham and Laura Trask both ran very well to finish 21st (18:07) and 23rd (18:09) respectively.
Jodie Hill produced another outstanding performance to claim the individual bronze medal and lead the team home to gold and the Northern Athletics title. Jodie was 2nd coming off the top of the hill only to be caught in the thick mud on the run in, finishing 3rd in 13:51. Zena Hartley had another impressive run to finish 17th in 14:36. Maggie Naylor came 40th in 15:08 and May Quinn continued her fine form finishing 47th in 15:20, all helping the team to Gold. Holly Booker had an excellent run taking 49th in 15:21. Mo Martin had a strong run to finish 56th in 15:27 and Katie Adams was 71st in a time of 15:41. Tati Wilson, despite difficultly breathing in the difficult conditions, battled through to 73rd in 15:44 with Lois Blake showing great courage to finish 95th in 16:07. Lauren Chambers finished 152nd in her first ever Northern Championships in 17:09 and Jenna Hazard came 174th in 17:58.
In a high quality U13B race, Taylor Hill produced another of the outstanding individual performances of the day to finish 4th in 12:49, narrowly failing to close the gap on 2nd and 3rd on the final run in. Tom Atkinson gained valuable experience in his first Northern championships and showed great character to finish 188th in 16:34.
Many thanks to Tina Wilson, Hannah Whitelam and Dave Archer for their work as team managers to get out so many athletes and help produce such a memorable day.
Hallamshire again had a great turn out in the Sheffield Indoor Festival of Athletics, across all the events in each age group.
In the 60m, Joseph Jefferies (SenM) came first in his race with a time of 8:08. For the Under 20 Women, Jessica Smith won her race in 8:37, Helena Felle came 3rd in her race in a time of 8:96 and Charlotte Mather finished 4th in her race in a time of 8:99. For the Under 20 Men, Keenan Smith again had a good run finishing 2nd, being the youngest in his race and only just missing out on first place in a time of 7:47.
For the Under 17 Women, Gabby Craft finished 6th in her race in 8:30, Alicia Littlejohn came 5th in her race running a seasons best in 8:71. Millie Glossop also ran a personal best finishing 6th in a time of 9:51. The Under 17 Men also kept up the great performances, with Morgan Francis-Lewis winning his race with a personal best of 7:56, Ben Kelly finished 3rd in the same race as Morgan in a time of 7:68. Ryan Selman also produced a personal best finishing 6th in 8:46.
In the Under 15 Girls, Acacia Williams-Hewitt got them off to a good start by winning her race and getting a personal best with 8:30. Lucy Revitt came 2nd behind Acacia with a seasons best on 8:39. Freya Sedgewick came 5th in her race in 8:96 and Lauren Foletti finished 3rd in her race in 9:08.
In the Under 13s, Aimee Asaba finished 5th in 9:41 and Isobel Tupholme came 6th in 9:75. For the Boys, Nathanial Dyas came 1st in his race in a time of 9:18, Sam Kelly came 2nd in 9:48 and Luke Baxter came 4th in 9:70.
In the 200m, Charlotte Mather finished 2nd in her race with a seasons best of 30:39 and Helena Felle came 4th also with a seasons best of 31:43. For the Under 20 men, Keenen Smith came 5th in his race with a time of 24:25. Harriet Simpson got the Under 17s off to a good start, finishing 1st with a personal best of 27:62. Ayman El-Amrani finished 2nd also with a personal best of 24:49 and Morgan Francis-Lewis came 6th in his race with a seasons best of 24:65. Ryan Selman finished 3rd in 27:55 which is also another personal best. In the Under 15 girls, Acacia Williams-Hewitt got a personal best coming 1st in 26:43. Lucy Revitt finished 4th with a seasons best of 27:02, Elle Koziupa also got a personal best coming 2nd with a time of 28:30 and Freya Sedgewick finished 3rd in 30:04. Some good performances from the Under 13s aswell, with Erin Lobley coming 2nd with a personal best of 28:55, Aimee Asaba finished 5th in 30:69 and Isobel Tupholme came 3rd with a personal best of 32:04. Nathaniel Dyas came 2nd in 29:79, Dulcie Bristow (U11G) came 1st in 32:02 and Cosmo Johnson (U11B) finished 1st in 31:44, both running personal bests.
In the 400m, Stephan Fleming finished 3rd with a personal best of 62:67.
In the 800m, Joseph Hutchesson finished 6th in 2:06:78, Tilly Simpson came 1st in 2:08:68 and Leo Cossham finished 1st with a personal best of 2:13:67. Stephan Fleming finished 4th also with a personal best of 2:29:91. Alex Durant came 2nd in 2:26:44. Ruby Simpson finished 2nd in her race with a personal best of 2:29:46, Emma Shipley and Claudia Turnell also ran a personal bests coming 3rd and 4th in 2:33:91 and 2:40:96. Summer Ludlam finished 5th with a seasons best of 2:45:13, Megan Weaver came 6th with a personal best of 2:49:89. Luke Baxter came 4th in his race also with PB of 2:49:59, Kiera Eales-Smith finished 2nd with a seasons best of 2:46:49. Bobbie Waugh came 5th in 3:02:15, Maddie Cundy finished 6th with a PB of 3:03:87 and Cosmo Johnson came 1st with a PB of 2:41:22.
In the 1500m, Tom Bains ran a seasons best finishing 3rd in 4:03:78 and Morgan Grayson (U13B) finished 2nd with a PB of 5:44:98.
Oscar Bryce (U20M) had a seasons best in the Long Jump coming 3rd with 5.36m. Ryan Selman (U17M) came 2nd with a PB of 4.63m, Lucy Revitt (U15G) came 2nd with 4.54m and Nicole Hague came 5th with a PB of 4.48m. Erin Lobley came 3rd with a jump of 4.21m, Aimee Asaba came 7th with a PB of 3.97m and Isobel Tupholme came 17th with 3.25m. Cosmo Johnson came 1st with a jump of 3.35m.
In the High Jump, Thomas Hughes (U20M) jumped 1.85m, Ayman El-Amrani (U17M) came 2nd with a seasons best of 1.80m and Jack Holland (U17M) came 3rd with a PB of 1.65m. Leo Cossham (U17M) came 4th also with a PB with a Jump of 1.55m and Erin Lobley came 3rd with a PB of 1.30m.
Thomas Hughes came 3rd in the Shot Putt with a PB of 8.35m. Alicia Littlejohn (U17W) came 7th with a seasons best of 7.41m, Harriet Simpson came 8th with a PB of 6.39m and Millie Glossop came 9th also with a seasons best of 5.75m. Acacia Williams-Hewitt came 3rd with a throw of 8.36m and Nicole Hague came 8th with 7.37m.
A good turn out of U17 and U20 Hallamshires over a range of events at the weekend. In the Under 17 Men, Reece Allen finished 6th in the 1500m final in a time of 4:40:10. Ryan Selman was in Heat 1 of the 200m and finished 5th in 28:03. In the Under 17 Men’s 60m race, Ben Kelly finished 3rd in Heat 3 in a time of 7.70, qualifying for the semi-finals, where he finished 8th in a time of 7.68. Ryan Selman finished 6th in Heat 1 of the 60m in 8.59. In the U17 men High Jump, Jack Holland came 6th jumping 1.60m. In the Long Jump, Ryan Selman finished 9th with a jump of 4.19m.
In the Under 17 Woman, Amelia Finn finished 8th in her heat in 9.53. Harriot Simpson finished 6th in her heat in a time of 8.67 and Gabby Craft finished 3rd in her heat in 8.24, qualifying for the semi-final where she finished 5th in 8.31. In the 60m Hurdles, Gabby Craft made the final after finishing 3rd in Heat 2 in 9.61 and she finished 9th in the final in a time of 9.63. In the U17 Women’s 800m, Tilly Simpson finished 1st in Heat 1 in a time of 2.13.90. In the final, Tilly had a great race to finish 1st with a Championship Record of 2.06.67. In the Under 17 women Shot Putt, Mollie Crump finished 7th with a throw of 9.91.
In the Under 20 Men 200m, Keenen Smith finished 4th in 24.08, qualifying for the semi-finals where he finished 5th in Heat 1 in 24.37. In the 60m, Keenen Smith finished 6th in heat 5 in a time of 7.51. In the High Jump, James Lee finished 4th jumping 1.85m and Thomas Hughes finished 6th also with a jump pf 1.85m. In the Long Jump, Thomas Hughes finished 4th with a jump of 6.04m. Oscar Bryce finished 4th in the U20 Men’s Shot Putt throwing a distance of 11.54m.