Track & Field Latest News 20/02/2018

11/02/2018  U13/U15 Open Meet, Lee Valley
Lizzy Harrison ran 28.27 in the U15G 200m which beat Ella Reed's 28.61 club record which she set earlier this year. Lizzy Harrison: 60m - 8.61s (1) / 8.77s (5), 200m - 28.27s (4),LJ - 4.28m (5) Willow Bedding: 60mH - 11.74s (4) / 11.82s (5),Shot - 6.97m (2), LJ - 3.34m (11)   Further Info

07/02/2018  Lee Valley Open
800m Race F: Conall McGinness 2:01.30 (5)   Further Info

28/01/2018  Keith Ward Indoor Meet, Kings Lynn

Joe Purbrick continued his club record-breaking rampage as he scored his seventh record this month.  Competing in the Under 15 Boys long jump, Joe leapt out to 5.29m for 2nd place as he improved Christian Roberts' 13-year-old record of 5.01m.  Prior to the weekend, Joe would have ranked 16th in the country in this event.  He already ranks 4th in the 60m hurdles and 13th in the 60m flat race.  In the Under 15 Boys triple jump, Ayo Opaleye established a new club record by bounding out to 11.62m.  This was almost a metre further than his outdoor personal best.  Before this meet, his distance would have ranked him 4th in the country.  Making his indoor debut, Toby Carroll broke Jason Hart's year-old Under 13 Boys shot putt record of 4.67m with a distance of 5.01m.

U15B 60m Ayo Opaleye 8.0 (2)  - Ayo also won heat 1 in 8.0; Heat 2 Joe 7.9 (1); U13B 60m Toby Carroll 9.6 (2); M35 60m Yinka Opaleye 8.2 (1) - Yinka also won heat 1 in 8.1; U13G 60m ht 2 Ruby Charter 9.8 (4); U15B 60mH  Joe Purbrick 9.5 (1), Spencer Taylor 10.1 (2); U13B 60mH Toby Carroll 13.4 (5); U13G 60mH Moria Howard 12.4; SW PV Sandra Pedley 1.80 (7); U15B LJ Joe Purbrick 5.29 (2) Club Rec, Spencer Taylor 4.64 (5); U13G LJ Moria Howard 3.76 (4), Ruby Charter 3.28 (8), Katie Robinson 2.79 (10); U15B TJ Ayo Opaleye 11.62 (3) Club Rec, Spencer Taylor 10.50 (5); U13B SP Toby Carroll 5.01 (5); U13G SP Katie Robinson 5.15 (4), Moria Howard 5.07 (5)

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27/01/2018  London Games, Lee Valley
After an injury-ridden 28 months of inactivity, Ollie Pocklington ran a PB 2:21.41 for 3rd place in his 800m race in the London Games at Lee Valley. Welcome back, Ollie.   Further Info

20/01/2018  London Indoor Games

Just two weeks after setting three club records and claiming a Southern Counties championship medal, Joe Purbrick continued his relentless climb in athletics by setting yet another three club records at the London Games in Lee Valley.  In the 60m hurdles, Joe reduced his best by 0.14 secs down to 8.83 and brought his 60m record down from 7.67 to 7.55 secs.  In the 200m, Joe stormed to victory with 24.38, smashing his club record by over a second.  In her indoor debut, Shannon Flockhart placed 3rd in her 800m race with 2:17.80 which is just 0.8 secs from the 38-year-old Under 17 Women's, Under 20 Women's and Senior Women's indoor club records.

60m:  Matt Gough 7.49 (2); Joe Purbrick 7.55 (1) Club Record; Ella Reed 8.80 (6); Tamzin Digpal 9.43; Ruby Charter 9.89 (5)

200m:  Ella Reed 28.76 (3); Moria Howard 32.86 (2); Joe Purbrick 24.38 (1) Club Record; 800m:  Conall McGinness 2:03.62 (4); Shannon Flockhart 2:17.80 (3); Joel McGinness 2:32.41 (5)

60mH:  Joe Purbrick 8.83 (2) Club Record

LJ:  Matt Gough 5.52 (6); Ella Reed 4.39 (5); Ruby Charter 3.26 (5); Moria Howard 3.81 (5)

SP:  Tamzin Digpal-Race 6.71 (2)

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06/01/2018  Southern Counties Indoor Champs, Lee Valley

As the clubs sole representative at the Southern Counties Under 15 Boys Indoor Championships at Lee Valley, Joe Purbrick rose to the occasion by setting three club records and winning a bronze medal.  In the 60m, Joe ran 7.73 secs in his heat and 7.67 secs for 4th place in the semi-final.  He beat Christian Roberts hand-timed 7.7 secs U15B club record set in 2005.  In the 60m hurdles, Joe won bronze with a fine 8.97 secs which once again beat another Christian Roberts 2005 record, this one by 0.07 secs.

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