It was a busy week for athletes from Wolverhampton & Bilston AC with the club vest putting in an appearance here, there and everywhere.
Let’s start with the short stuff and move on up, we’ll start with the UK Youth Development League Upper Midland North & East Division at Telford with a double header with both U20s and U17s competing and many having to double and even treble up in discipline and age group. Dave Perkins, mens track & field manager, advised the club finished in 1st place on the day with Sebastian Duroe running 12.99 and Stefan Dumitrache running 13.1 over 100m, then both doubling up over 200m running 25.9 and 26.2 respectively. They also had a go at the javelin with Sebastian throwing 16.41m and Stefan 15.40m. Noah Sandland clocked 57.5 and Sebastian in his third race of the day clocking 62.9 over 400m. Noah then ran 4.46.1 with Joe St Quinton running 5.06.3 over 1500m. David Osamudiamen won the long jump competition by 1 cm with a leap of 5.36m. The mens team of David, Henry Boakye, Stefan and Sebastian recorded 49.9 in the 4 x 100m relay.
In the ladies competition Rita Amune clocked 13.7 over 100m and 29.3 over 200m. Beth Rawlinson looked a natural over the hurdles in the 1500m steeplechase recording 5.41.8 on her debut. Jessica Preston won the shot competition throwing 8.43m and then claiming victory in the hammer recording a distance of 32.13.
In the U17s Michael Deans ran 12.8 and Henry Boakye ran 12.7 over 100m, Nicardo Lewis ran 25.4 and Michael clocked 26.0 over 200m. Nicardo then clocked 59.8 over 400m for the win. James Nielson raced over 1500m recording a time of 4.40.8 taking 1st place. Josef Koren ran 24.6 over 100m hurdles. Nicardo Lewis got through even more work in the long jump leaping 5.2m, Henry also putting in a long shift jumping 4.76m. David Osamudiamen recording 8.49m in the shot and 18.85m in the discus and Josef Koren recorded 11.74 in the discus and 12.26 in the javelin.
In the ladies competition Elizabeth Amune clocked 14.8 and Vivian Orie 15.6 in the 100m. Sara Jones ran 47.9 in the 300m. Scarlett Williams ran 5.02.7 to win the 1500m A race and Sara Jones won the !500m B race with a time of 5.20.7. Charlotte Higgins clocked 14.0 in the 80m hurdles Elizabeth Amune jumped 3.95 in the long jump. Amelia Hancock threw 23.88 in the discus and 38.34 in the hammer to win both events. Charlotte Higgins won the womens B discuss with a throw of 11.49.
Well done to everyone who put in a double, treble and quadruple shift for the club. All details can be found on the Power of 10 website. And also well done to the track and field manager, the coaches and officials from the club who made the day a success.
Elsewhere Louise Hackett clocked 4.31.08 over 1500m at a Charnwood AC open meeting, and at the Loughborough Outdoor Open Meeting Harry Dyall clocked 1.59.95 and Izzy Cotham ran 2.12.98 over 800m, Beth Dyall ran 5.18.52 over 1500m and over 3000m Louie Lambeth crossed the line in 9.25.55, Amelia Samuels ran a massive PB of 9.29.17 and Pravesh Patel clocked 9.46.42.
A group travelled to Sutton Park again, this time for the British Masters Road Relays Championships, the M55 were off first finishing in 26th place in a total time of 1.06.15 with Pete Hood recording 21.48, Rob Edwards 22.13 and Darren Edwards running 22.14. The M45 team finished in 9th place with Shaun Bennett running 19.40, Greg Asbury 18.45, Darren Owen-Jones 19.19 and Gareth Briggs 19.21. And the M35s team was 18th with 4/6th of the team having to run down an age group to make up the numbers. Roger Grand ran 18.50, Nick Beach 21.22, Paul Clarke 19.38, Dave Norman 21.21, Paul Tabor 22.24 and Lee Partridge 21.49.
Also on the roads there was a victory for Ben Pilsbury in the Longhorn 10k finishing in a time of 39.07. And to tidy up a couple of late results Rob Cartwright took 3rd place in 37.03 and Sarah Thurley claimed an impressive victory in 44.10 and 14th overall in the Eton Mess 10k.
And finally, the marathon maestros were at it again taking on the classic distance in Blackpool, Dave Joynson finished in 36th in 3.14.25 to take 2nd M55 and Gillian Mitchell finished in 5.55.23 in 348th place.