Weekly update – 19th April 2024

There was plenty of action over the last few days over long and short, up and down, and also a bit of chucking things as track and field season kicked into life and there was plenty of clubs vests competing around the country.

The marathon season really got underway with the Manchester version at the weekend. First back from the club was Jake Brown who came home in 22nd place in 2.34.42, Ben Foster was 171st in 2.44.46, Sabrina Thomas was 2209th overall and 18th F35 in 3.13.52, Dave Joynson was 2554th and 11th M60 in 3.17.29, Phil Evans was 2619th and 13th M60 in 3.18.13, Dave Norman was 4361st in 3.30.39, Jo Lane finished in 3.25.29 to take 4978th Ben Rawlings crossed the line in 3.35.35 in 4991stplace, Emily Simmonds was 6577th in 3.44.59, Rob Carrington was 9217th in 3.58.09, Emily Rawlings was 9993rd in 4.01.28, Danni Braine was 11965th in 4.14.41 and Gill Mitchell ran 5.12.06 to take 19119th place.

And in the USA Jay Patel placed 4216th in the prestigious Boston Marathon finishing in a time if 3.07.59.

There was some action over the fells in the Llangollen Fell race over 17 miles and around 3000 feet of elevation Rich Amor-Wilkes had one of those days that runners dream of placing 22nd in 2.28.21.

And we were back on track and field in the Leamington Spring Throws Festival where Georgina Neilson was 1stU17W with a throw of 35.50 in the hammer.

At the Birchfield Harriers Young Athletes Meeting there was a 4th place finish for Vienos Abdullah in the all ages hammer taking 3rd U17 with a throw of 33.95. Aupromeyo Mukherjee placed 2nd in the U15 100 in 12.76, and then took 4th in the U15 300 with 43.03, James Crust placed 1st in his heat in the U17 400 with 53.90, Ronni Read placed 9th in 5.29.12 in the U15/U17 1500, Gabriella Okafor was 1st in her heat in the U17 200 in 30.32. 

And in the seniors version on the following day La-Taunya Samuels placed 3rd over 100 in 12.51 and 3rd over 200 in 25.79, , Connor Blincoe was 3rd over 400 in 55.17, Psalm Roberts-Nash was 2nd over 400 in 49.37 and Freya Hooper placed 2nd over 200 in 27.36.

Dave Norman

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