Weekly update – 5th July 2024

Let’s start this week’s run down of what’s been going on with some track and field action at Nuneaton on Saturday in the RingGo Summer Special Meeting where Aisha Abdullah claimed a win in the U15G discus with a throw of 20.39. She claimed another win in the U15G shot with a throw of 11.10, there was another victory for the family with Vienos Abdullah winning the seniors hammer competition with 42.86.

There was some league action in the Upper Midland North & East 1C division at Telford where Sebastian Darville was 3rd in the 100 U20M A with 12.8, Maliq Morris was 3rd in the 200 U20M A with 24.9, Sebastian Darville was 2nd in the U20M A shot with a throw of 6.24. In the ladies section Nteokan Egopija was 2nd in the 100 U20W in 14.4, and then 2nd in the 200 U20W in 29.5, Amelia Hancock was 3rd in the U20W A long jump with a leap of 2.71, Amelia claimed a win in the U20W A discuss with 22.23, a win in the U20W A hammer with 41.64, a 2nd place in the U20W A sot with 6.34 and a 3rd place finish in the U20W A javelin recording a distance of 6.36.

Jahzi Tucker was 4th in the 100 U17M A in 12.4, Quai Quintyne was 3rd in the 100 U17M B race in 12.5, Jahzi Tucker was 3rd in the 200 U17M A in 24.6 and Quai Quintyne was 2nd in the 200 U17M B in 26.4. Maliq Morris placed 4th in the 400 U17MA in 56.7, Samuel Southall was 5th in the 800 U17M A with 2.21.9 and Aryan Kumar Pal placed 3rd in the B race with 2.21.9. Over 1500 Sam Thursfield placed 2nd in the U17M A in 4.26.9. Maliq Morris was 3rd with a leap of 4.56 in the U17M A long jump. Tagjot Singh won the U17M A shot with a throw of 10.19, placed 2nd in the discus with 22.41 and bagged a runners up spot with 33.60 in the javelin where Jahzi Tucker was 2nd with 2.62 in the B event. Ethan Kendrick won the U17M A hammer with 51.69.

Mia Hamer was 4th with 14.4 in the 100 U17W A and Brianna Sailsman was 3rd with 14.8 in the B race. Over 200 Nickirah Spencer was 4th with 30.9 in the U17W A and Mi Hamer was 3rd with 29.9 in the B race. Scarlett Willoughby was 3rd in the 800 U17W A with 2.28.6, Zoleka Mzuku was 3rd with 4.59.3 in the 1500 U17W A with Ronni Read winning the B race in 5.34.5. Mia Hamer claimed 3rd with 3.75 in the U17W A long jump with Alice Baugh coming 3rd with 3.24 in the B comp. In the throws Vienos Abdullah was 3rd in the U17W A shot with 5.70, 2nd in the discus with 14.83 and won the hammer with a throw of 41.28.

On the tarmac there was a 3rd place for Tyler Hawley in the Penkridge 10k, crossing the line in 34.42, Ben Pilsbury was 18th and 2nd M40 in 38.17, Veronika Foster was 104thand 16th lady in 47.24, Craig Buggins placed 140th in 49.44, Laura Davies was 180th in 51.51, Ruby Buggins came 217th in 53.42 and claimed 1st in her age group. And in the Penkridge Fun Run there was a win for Lila Pearce who was 1st female and 4th overall in 9.32, Ciara Butler Montero was 3rd female and 13th overall in 11.30, Jaxson Pearce was 19th in 11.57, claimed 3rd U9.

And Rich Amor-Wilkes, having completed the Welsh 3000s back in June, was able to get his  fastest known time ratified, the aim being to have been at the top of all 15 of the mountains over 3000 ft in Wales within the space of 24 hours, without using any form of transport. The length is about 24 miles, but the distance to the start point and down from the finish point can take it to over 30 miles in total. Rich clocked a total time for an unsupported attempt of 7.40.13.

Dave Norman

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