15/06/2013 National U20/U23 Championships, Bedford   details
At the Under 20/Under 23 National Championships held at Bedford, 20-year-old Jonathan Edwards won the bronze medal in the U23M hammer throw with a new club record distance of 61.79m. This added 30 cms to Jonathans old record which he set the previous weekend in Abingdon when he surpassed the 60-metre barrier for the first time. Now ranked 4th in the national U23M rankings (and 18th overall including Seniors), Jonathan rose to the occasion by beating the second and third-ranked U23M athletes in the country. A mere 14 cm-improvement would put him as the second-best Under 23 hammer thrower in the country. Jonathan also peaked well in the discus championship event as he added 36 cms to his club record with 47.81m, finishing 5th overall. This distance ranks him 7th in the country and a mere one-metre improvement would put him in third spot. In the Under 20 Men�s 100m heats, 18-year-old Ryan Palmer ran the club�s fastest-ever time with a wind-aided (+3.1) 10.62 secs, running a wind legal 10.98 for 5th in the semi-finals. Ryan then made the dash for St Ives to compete for Hunts AC as covered in the Southern Athletics League report. Tom Johnson finished 5th in his U20M 400m heat with 50.31 secs.
Posted by Wayne Dubose on 17/06/2013 12:48:06
15/06/2013 Southern Athletics League - St Ives  details
After winning its last Southern Athletics League meet by a huge 40 points, and despite missing key athletes who were competing in the national Under 20 and Under 23 championships at Bedford, Huntingdonshire AC once again blew the opposition away, this time winning by an almost unbelievable 88 points at their home track. The key to this team competition is to ensure that as many of the 72 events as possible are filled. On this occasion, 28 Hunts AC athletes covered 68. With 21 victories, there were many star performers on the day. In the women�s 1500m steeplechase, Sammie Skinner took first place and in the process reduced the club record by 1.3 secs with her 6:26.5 clocking. In the 400m A race, Lily Seach comfortably won by over two seconds with 63.2 secs while Claire Hurst, running in her first individual race in six years, won the B race by four seconds in 65.3 secs. She later ran first leg in the victorious 4x100m relay and third leg in the 4x400m team which also finished first. With three wins under her belt, this was a great return to athletics for Claire. In the 800m A race, 15-year-old Ella Blake led from start to finish to win by four seconds, reducing her outdoor personal best by over a second down to 2:26.0. Backing her up in style, 16-year-old Eloise Webb won the B race by over half a minutes with 2:37.4. Similar to Ella, Maggie Mulholland took the lead from the very start of the 3000m, winning by over seven seconds with 12:17.2. Competing in the B string long jump and 100m hurdles, Holly Addis not only picked up two wins, but she also set personal bests in both with 4.17 metres and 19.2 secs, respectively. Holly also ran third leg in the winning 4x100m relay team along with Claire, Lauri Watt, and Laurel Phelan. The women also won the 4x400m relay with Ella Blake, Sammie Skinner (who had just finished the steeplechase race minutes earlier), Claire Hurst and Siobhan Skinner carrying the baton around to an easy 12-second victory. On the men�s side, Hunts AC cleaned up in both hurdles events. While Junior Russell and Richard Phelan took first places in the 110 metre hurdles A and B string races, Jared Amos won the 400m hurdles A race by a huge 11 seconds in 61.9, while Peter Downhill took the B race by nearly 14 seconds in 66.4. Later in the meet, 17-year-old Jared won the B string 200m by three metres. After running a disappointing 800m race, 18-year-old Luke Scott redeemed himself by winning the 400m A race by almost two seconds, bringing his personal best time down from 53.6 secs to 52.2. Not having a disappointing 800m race, Matt Pyatt won the B race by over six seconds with 2:09.7. In the field events, Alex Knox-Hooke rose to the occasion in the long jump, winning the A string event on his very last jump with a personal best of 5.85 metres. Also claiming a long jump PB with 5.72m, George Seach won the B string by two metres! Earlier, George had won the B string 100m in 12.2 secs, his fastest ever. In a great gesture of team spirit, Ryan Palmer dashed from the national Under 20 championships at Bedford and made it to the St Ives track with literally seconds to go before the 4x100m relay. Ryan, who had equalled the club senior and junior 100m record at Bedford a few hours earlier with 10.7 secs, had just enough time to put on his spikes and dash to his place on the track. Running last leg, Ryan took the baton some ten metres down on the leader but powered through to claim the win. The next Southern Athletics League meet will be at Perivale in London on 20 July and with the top four clubs, including Hunts AC, competing against each other, this meet will no doubt be a decider in who finishes where by the end of the season.
Men: 100m A Yann Yao 11.8 (3), B George Seach 12.2 (1), n/s Alex Young 13.4; 200m A Yann Yao 24.0 (3), B Jared Amos 25.4 (1); 400m A Luke Scott 52.2 (1), B Peter Downhill 57.0 (1); 800m A Luke Scott 2:07.4 (3), B Matt Pyatt 2:09.7 (1), n/s Luke Amos 2:31.8; 1500m A Matt Pyatt 4:25.9 (2), B John Uff 4:55.7 (3); 5000m A John Uff 17:03.7 (2), B Ian Day 18:14.0 (2); 110mH A Junior Russell 21.4 (1), B Richard Phelan 22.9 (1); 400mH A Jared Amos 61.9 (1), B Peter Downhill 66.4 (1); 2000mSC AJ Ellwood 8:00.2 (3); 4x100m Jared Amos, Yann Yao, Junior Russell, Ryan Palmer 47.2 (1); 4x400m Luke Amos, Matt Pyatt, Jared Amos 54.3, Peter Downhill 56.1 - 3:51.7 (2); LJ A Alex Knox-Hooke 5.85 (1), B George Seach 5.72 (1), n/s Alex Young 3.87; HJ A Junior Russell 1.55 (2), B Richard Phelan 1.45 (2); TJ A Jared Amos 10.86 (3), B Luke Amos 10.20 (2); SP A Bob Ellingham 8.67 (3), B Wayne DuBose 8.48 (2), n/s Alex Young 5.78; DT A Bob Ellingham 24.49 (3), B Wayne DuBose 23.66 (2), n/s Alex Young 15.31 JT A Bob Ellingham 23.46 (3), B Richard Phelan 20.81 (2), n/s Alex Young 12.02; HT A Bob Ellingham 33.19 (3), B Wayne DuBose 16.46 (3)
Women: 100m A Lily Seach 13.8 (3), B Penny Butcher 17.8 (3); 200m A Lauri Watt 28.6 (3); B Claire Hurst 29.5 (2); 400m A Lily Seach 63.2 (1), B Claire Hurst 65.3 (1); 800m A Ella Blake 2:26.0 (1), B Eloise Webb 2:37.4 (1), n/s Siobhan 2:40.9; 1500m A Siobhan Skinner 6:00.5 (3); 3000m A Maggie Mulholland 12:17.2 (1); 100mH A Lauri Watt 18.7 (2), B Holly Addis 19.2 (1); 400mH A Penny Butcher 91.9 (2); 1500mSC A Sammie Skinner 6:26.5 (1) Club Record; 4x100m Claire Hurst, Lauri Watt, Holly Addis, Laurel Phelan 55.3 (1); 4x400m Ella Blake 65.9, Sammie Skinner 72.4, Claire Hurst 68.1, Siobhan Skinner 67.6 - 4:34.0 (1); LJ A Lauri Watt 4.49 (2), B Holly Addis 4.29 (1); HJ A Holly Addis 1.45 (3), B Laurel Phelan 1.35 (2); TJ A Holly Addis 8.90 (3), B Penny Butcher 7.99 (2); SP A Penny Butcher 5.40 (5), B Rebecca Pedley 4.79 (4); DT A Siobhan Skinner 13.13 (5), B Penny Butcher 11.91 (4); JT A Rebecca Pedley 13.56 (4), B Penny Butcher 12.02 (3); HT A Penny Butcher 11.72 (5), B Rebecca Pedley 10.79 (2)
Team Results: 1 Hunts AC 264, 2 Biggleswade 176, 3 Woodford Green & Essex Ladies 139, 4 Thurrock 126, 5 Orion 123
Posted by Wayne Dubose on 16/06/2013 16:48:29
11/06/2013 Biggleswade AC 3000m Series, Sandy  details
Thirteen-year-old Francesca Worrall became Huntingdonshire ACs second-fastest ever Under 15 Girl over the 3000m distance on the track. She was the only girl in the 15-strong field as she finished 10th in 11:13.0. Francescas time ranks her 22nd in the Under 15 Girls national rankings and first in the club for all ages. She has this year and next year to attack the 41-year-old U15G club record of 10:57.0.
Posted by Wayne Dubose on 13/06/2013 18:22:15
08/06/2013 County Schools Athletics Champs, Cambridge  details
Francesca Worrall was the top finisher for Hunts AC with 2nd place in the Junior Girls 800m in a new personal best time of 2:29.2. In a specially staged race, Lauri Watt ran 15.3 for the 100m hurdles in an attempt to reach the English Schools Championship standard of 15.3. Lauri has a couple more races to achieve this time. Her time was the best by a Hunts AC athlete in nine years and, more than likely, the 4th equal best ever at the Club.
Inter Boys: 800m AJ Elwood 2:26.6 (3); Junior Girls: 100m Molly Gregorious 13.9 (6), 800m Francesca Worrall 2:29.2 (2), Discus Molly Gregorious 18.45 (5); Inter Girls 100m Dani Hazelden 13.9 (4), 800m Ella Blake 2:28.4 (3), High Jump Dani Hazelden 1.30 (3)
Posted by Wayne Dubose on 11/06/2013 16:38:36
05/06/2013 Eastern Veterans League - Corby  details
In the second Eastern Veterans Track & Field League meet at Corby, the Huntingdonshire AC women�s team stole the show over the men by finishing joint first in the match, winning eight events and setting two club records along the way. After winning the previous meet, the Hunts AC men had to give way to Bedford & County AC on this occasion despite a haul of seven wins. In the W35 category, Hannah Stirley ran a storming 200m race to snatch the win and come within one-tenth of a second of her club record. With 50 metres to go, Hannah sensed her opponent was tiring and dug deep to haul her in in the last 20 metres of the race. To fill gaps, Sharron Kenyon stepped down in age category but that didn�t stop her from securing victory in the triple jump by 14 cms. Also, stepping down in age category, Maggie Mulholland finished second in the 3000m but was drawn around by a younger competitor to remove almost 8 secs from her own club veterans record. In the W45 age group, Karen Cameron filled in admirably for Maggie by winning the 800m by almost three seconds and the 3000m by just over one second. Sandra Pedley also picked up a brace of wins, first in the pole vault and later in the triple jump which she won by well over one metre. Not to be left out, Penny Butcher easily won the 400m hurdles by almost nine seconds. Penny later teamed up with Sandra, Maggie and Karen to break the veteran women�s club 4x400m relay record by four seconds, the 50th club record set this year so far. On the men�s side, Hunts AC picked up three wins in the 800m with Matt Pyatt taking the M35 race by 10 secs, Peter Downhill the M40 race by 17 secs and Willie Bradley the M60 race by 8 secs. Peter�s time of 2:06.3 places him in the top 10 in the country in the M40 rankings. Making his debut for the club�s veterans team, Jim Stocker took first place in the M60 3000m by a very comfortable 44.3 secs, while Wayne DuBose picked up useful points for the team with a win in the B string mile walk by almost two minutes. Richard Phelan, Willie Bradley, Richard Holland, and Derek Darnell finished off the meet with first place in the M50 4x400m by almost 10 secs. After two meets, the Hunts AC women�s team hold a slim lead on first place in the league while the men are dead level with Bedford & County at the top of the division. The next league meeting is at Bedford on 3 July, followed by the final meet at St Ives on 7 August.
M35: 800m Matt Pyatt 2:07.7 (1); Wayne DuBose Discus 21.87 (2), Triple Jump 5.64 (3), 200m 40.7 (4); M40: Peter Downhill 800m 2:06.3 (1), 200m 31.4 (3), 400m hurdles 68.5 (2), Triple Jump 8.93 (2); 3000m Ian Day 10:31.1 (4); Discus Mike Hayball 12.97 (4); M50: Richard Phelan Triple Jump 9.60 (1), Pole Vault 2.20 (2), 200m 29.2 (3), 400m hurdles 79.6 (3), Discus 19.15 (3), Javelin 21.33 (3); 800m Derek Darnell 2:32.4 (3); 3000m Richard Holland 11:11.5 (2); M60 Willie Bradley 800m 2:47.3 (1), Triple Jump 7.30 (2), 200m 34.1 (3), Discus 22.58 (3); 3000m Jim Stocker 11:32.0 (1); M35 - 60 1-mile walk A string Willie Bradley 10:24.7 (2), B string Wayne DuBose 10:32.9 (1); M35 - 49 4x400m relay Ian Day, Wayne DuBose, Matt Pyatt, Peter Downhill 4:21.9 (2); M50 4x400m relay Richard Phelan, Willie Bradley, Richard Holland, Derek Darnell 4:34.5 (1); Team result 1 Bedford 84, 2 Hunts AC 72, 3 Wellingborough 55, 4 Corby 48
W35: Hannah Stirley, 200m 31.3 (1), 400m hurdles 92.3 (2), 800m 3:31.1 (3); 3000m Maggie Mulholland 12:06.3 (2) Club Record; Sharron Kenyon Triple Jump 7.97 (1), Pole Vault 1.70 (2), Javelin 17.92 (2); Discus Catherine Gregorious 11.20 (3); W45: 200m Sandra Pedley 37.1 (2), Pole Vault 1.70 (1), Triple Jump 7.23 (1); Karen Cameron 800m 3:12.0 (1), 3000m 13:38.6 (1); Penny Butcher 400m hurdles 91.7 (1), Discus 11.95 (3), Javelin 14.28 (2); 4x400m relay Sandra Pedley, Maggie Mulholland, Karen Cameron, Penny Butcher 5:36.2 (1) Club Record; Team Result 1=Hunts AC 56, 1= Wellingborough 56, 3 Corby 52, 4 Bedford 32
Posted by Wayne Dubose on 06/06/2013 13:03:32
02/06/2013 Club Champs - 300H/400H (no U11/U13/U15), DT, HJ  details
With 46 athletes vying for gold, silver and bronze medals in the Huntingdonshire AC club championships over hurdles, high jump and discus, the highlight of the meet was Nathan Hilton and Adam Taylor equalling the club Under 11 Boys high jump record, with Nathan winning on fewer failures at lower heights.
300m Hurdles: Under 17 Women - 1 Emily George 53.8, 2 Alex Fox 56.4
400m Hurdles: Veteran Women - 1 Penny Butcher 91.7; Veteran Men - 1 Steve Willis 81.9, 2 Derek Darnell 87.2
High Jump: Under 11 Boys - 1 Nathan Hilton 1.15 (equal club record), 2 Adam Taylor 1.15 (equal club record), 3= Connor Lyden 1.05, 3= Julian Priest 1.05, 3= George Hamilton-Smith 1.05, 6 Joshua Doyle 1.05, 7 Joseph Purbrick 1.05, 8 Nathaniel Joslin 1.05, 9 Toby Simpson 1.00, 10 Toby Gray 0.90; Under 11 Girls - 1 Ella Couchman 0.95, 2 Amelia Willis 0.95, 3 Ellen Bullin 0.90, 4 Ellie Garnham 0.90; Under 13 Boys - 1 Harry England 1.35, 2 Josh Rathjen 1.30, 3 Jamie Francklin 1.25, 4 Fraser Kerr 1.15, 5 George Terry 1.15, 6 Charlie Evans 0.95; Under 13 Girls - 1 Harriet Bruce 1.35, 2 Nicole Covell 1.25, 3 Emily Purbrick 1.15, 4 Charlotte Pearce 1.10, 5 Emily Gallagher 1.05, 6 CaterinaWhitworth 1.00, 7 Charlotte Field 1.00; Under 15 Boys - 1 Mat Hick 1.50, 2 Ed Hick 1.35, 3 Chris Duma 1.35, 4 George Youngs 1.25; Under 15 Girls - Aleta Fraylich 1.25, 3 Molly Gregorious 1.20; Senior Men - 1 Junior Russell 1.55; Senior Women - 1 Siobhan Skinner 0.80; Veteran Men - 1 Wayne DuBose 1.30, 2 Steve Willis 1.30, 3 Derek Darnell 1.25, 4 Keith Hick 1.10; Veteran Women - 1 Sharron Kenyon 1.30, 2 Penny Butcher 1.25, 3 Sandra Pedley 1.10
Discus: Under 11 Boys - 1 Connor Lyden 14.34, 2 George Hamilton-Smith 13.99, 3 Adam Taylor 12.52, 4 Nathan Hilton 11.02, 5 Toby Gray 10.73, 6 Julian Priest 10.65, 7 Joseph Purbrick 10.52, 8 Toby Simpson 9.59, 9 Nathaniel Joslin 9.17; Under 11 Girls - 1 Ellen Bullin, 2 Ellie Garnham 7.00, 3 Amelia Willis 6.09, 4 Ella Couchman 5.91; Under 13 Boys - 1 Harry England 18.81, 2 Josh Rathjen 14.45, 3 Jamie Francklin 10.39, 4 Fraser Kerr 9.73, 5 Charlie Evans 9.09, 6 George Terry 8.51; Under 13 Girls - 1 Caterina Whitworth 13.84, 2 Emily Gallagher 13.19, 3 Mia Fairbrother-Burton 12.98, 4 Harriet Bruce 12.74, 5 Nicole Covell 11.61, 6 Emily Purbrick 10.13, 7 Caitlyn Proctor 9.62, 8 Amber Starling 8.60, 9 Charlotte Field 8.60, 10 Charlotte Pearce 8.44, 11 Eleanor Phipps 7.96; Under 15 Boys - 1 Mathew Hick 17.60, 2 George Youngs 15.51, 3 Chris Duma 15.23, 4 Edward Hick 14.80; Under 15 Girls - 1 Molly Gregorious 18.30, 2 Aleta Fraylich 10.70; Senior Women - 1 Siobhan Skinner 14.49; Veteran Men - 1 Wayne DuBose 24.28, 2 Mark Hamilton-Smith 17.40, 3 Steve Willis 15.79, 4 Keith Hick 14.70, 5 Derek Darnell 11.41; Veteran Women - 1 Sharron Kenyon 21.54, 2 Penny Butcher 11.31, 3 Sandra Pedley 11.00, 4 Catherine Gregorious 10.66
Posted by Wayne Dubose on 03/06/2013 08:58:13