Weekly Update 15th June 2022

It was almost impossible to keep track of athletes from Wolverhampton & Bilston AC over the last few days as they were competing all over the place in various competitions on track and tarmac, road and off road when running, jumping and throwing. You needed to have 360 degree vision to spot everything that was going one, we’d have been better off with owls rather than a wolves to ensure we didn’t miss anything.

Some results are still unavailable, in particular those from the triangular league and also any times from the Church Stretton 10k on Saturday evening. I will also apologise in advance if I’ve missed anyone, there was so much going on and some of the results, particularly the schools which didn’t all record clubs, were very difficult to filter.

Let’s start on the track with the West Midlands Schools Championships as the club sent a good group to Solihull and came back with some medals. Nacrado Lewis picked up a bronze medal in the intermediate boys 100m with 12.14 with Michael Deans finishing 4th in 12.19, they then ran 3rd and 4th again over 200m with Nacardo clocking 24.85 and Michael 25.19, Nacardo then completed his day with a leap of 4.87 to take 7th place in the intermediate boys long jump. Madison Farley was 2nd in the junior girls 800m crossing the line in 2.24.3 and Macy Read was 6th in 2.28.9. Ronni Read bagged a gold medal finishing 1st in 5.07.5. Finley Powell was 2nd but 1st U15 in the boys high jump clearing 1.65.

In the Shropshire Schools Championships at Telford there was a gold medal performance for Ethan Kendrick in the junior boys hammer throwing 34.94. It was a great day for the Bowen’s with Elliot clocking 24.2 to win the junior boys 100m heat and then bagging gold in the final in a time of 24.0 and then winning the 300m in 38.4. It was a similar story for Frankie who also had a successful afternoon with a double gold, winning the junior girls 200m in a time of 27.2 in the heats and then matching that time to claim victory in the final. She also won the 300m in 44.2 from Daisy Frost who claimed 2nd place in 45.0 and Scarlett Willoughby completed a clean sweep for the club in 3rd place in 47.4. Daisy also won gold in the junior girls 800m in a time of 2.33.8 and Scarlett Willoughby was 2nd in 2.39.2. Daisy then completed her day with another 2nd place in the discus throwing 16.02. Ava Kind pocketed a gold medal in the intermediate girls 1500m finishing in a time of 5.05.7 and Henry Boakye did enough to qualify for the final finishing in 4th place in 12.4 in his heat and then clocking 11.6 in the final to go a place better and win the bronze medal. And there were plenty from the club pulling the strings behind the scenes officiating at Solihull, Telford and at the Staffordshire Schools at Stoke.

There was some midweek track action with Isobelle Jones taking part in a BMC meeting in Birmingham over 1500m to finish 8th in 4.32.02 and Beth Tabor clocked a new PB of 18.24.73 over 5k in the University of Birmingham Track & Field Series meeting. And to complete the track action Greg Asbury travelled to Derby to compete in the British Masters Track & Field Championships over 800m finishing 8th in the M45 category but claiming a new PB of 2.13.79.

There was the midweek conclusion of the Hereford 5k series, the three race competition finally coming to a close with Louie Lambeth claiming 10th place in wave 1 in a time of 15.54 to claim 1st U20 on the night and also 1st U20 in the series. Nick Beach shaved even more off his PB finishing in 5th in wave 2 coming home in a time of 19.14, around 60 seconds quicker than the first race over the series on exactly the same course.

At Aldridge Pravesh Patel claimed 13th place in 36.44 over 10k with Lesley Stamps coming home in 59.50 in 209th place and Leny Hall finishing in 224th in 1.01.15. Dave Smith had a couple of great runs and we should certainly acknowledge these even though we aren’t a duathlon club, running 21.19 over 5.4k and then 21.19 over 2.5k (with a 19.5k bike ride in the middle in 34.26) to claim 3rd place in his age group in the World Duathlon Championships in Romania in a total time of 1.07.07.

And finally a couple took part in the Lakeland Trails 15k race in Coniston, a near fell race over hilly rough terrain, Pete Hood was 29th in 1.19.21 to claim 2nd MV60 and Dave Norman nursed an ankle injury around the second half of the race to come home in a time of 1.24.03.

I will keep an eye open for any missing results from the weekend and try to catch up next week where I can to ensure nothing gets missed.

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