Weekly update – 9th May 2024

There is so much going on at the moment it’s hard to keep up, especially when the results from certain events don’t appear as quick as I would like, so it’s a case of catching up first and then trying to make sure I don’t miss anything. I apologise if anyone is not included here, it’s certainly not intentional.

First of all, let’s catch up with the results from the UK Youth Development League Midlands N/E 1C fixture hosted at Aldersley.

Michael Deans placed 3rd in 12.1 in the 100 U20M A, Dyquane Johnson placed 1st in 13.1 in the 100 U20M B, Jesse Osamuyi Oni was 3rd in 12.1 in the 100 U17M A and Harley Johns placed 1st in the 100 U17MB race. Nteokan Egopija was 2nd in 14.6 in the 100 U20W A, Brianna Sailsman was 4th in 15.4 in the 100 U17W A and Nickirah Spencer was 3rd in the 100 U17W B in 15.3.

Over 200 there was a 3rd place finish for Roshane Gordon in 25.2 in the U20M A, Dyquane Johnson placed 1st in 26.8 in the U20M B, James Crust was 3rd in 24.4 in the U17M A and Jesse Osamuyi Oni was 1st in 24.4 in the U17MB. Nteokan Egopija was 2nd in 30.3 in the U20W A.

Over 300 there was a 4th place finish for Macy Read in 51.5 in the U17WA, and over 400 a 2nd place spot for Roshane Gordon in 54.30 in the U20M A and a win for Maliq Morris in 55.4 in the U20M B race. Yaw Osei-Asabere was 1st in 55.4 in the U17M A and James Crust was also 1st in 54.8 in the U17M B race.

Over 800 there was a 5th place finish for Aryan Kumar Pal in 2.24.1 in the U17M A and Samuel Southall placed 3rd in 2.26.7 in the U17M B race. Zoleka Mzuki was 2nd in 2.30.3 in the U17W A and Scarlett Willoughby was 1st in 2.32.7 in the U17W B. Over 1500 Ronni Read placed 2ndin 5.31.2 in the U17W A.

There was a 2nd place finish in the 4 x 100 U20M with a time of 49.6 and another 2nd in 56.1 in the 4 x 100 U20W event. There was a 3rd place in the 4 x 100 U17W in 58.8, a 4th in the U17W 4 x 300 in 3.15.7.

In the field events there was a win for Theo Nicholls in the U17M A high jump with a 1.60 clearance, Theo also placed 2nd in the U17M A long jump with a leap of 4.48. James Crust won the U17M B long jump with 4.04. Veinos Abdilla was 2nd in the U17W A shot with 6.60, Charlotte Higgins won the discus for U20W A with 14.68, Veinos won the U17W A discuss with 17.64, Ethan Kendrick won the U17M A hammer with 50.25, Amelia Hancock won the U20W A version with 39.72, Veinos claimed win in the U17W A hammer with 37.81, Georgina Neilson won the U17W B hammer competition with 35.18, and Tegjot Singh was 3rd in the U17M A javelin with a 28.54 throw.

There was action on the tarmac on a wet Wednesday night in the DK10k where Alex McVie placed 18th in 37.54, Rich Amor-Wilkes was 21st in 38.34, Adam Cotterill placed 56th in 41.36, Ian Thursfield placed 98th in 44.57, Rob Carrington 211st in 49.47. On the same night Isobelle Jones pulled on an England vest in the XXVII Oderzo Citta Archeologica 5k in Italy claiming the runners up spot in the U20s event in 16.56. And there was 5k action in Cardiff where James Neilson placed 43rd in a high class field with a lightning quick 15.31.

There was more action on the road in the Great Birmingham half marathon where Rich Amor-Wilkes completed his 3rd race in 8 days coming 77th in 1.25.08, Ben Pilsbury was 192nd in 1.29.52, Noah Sandland was 522nd in 1.38.08 and Rob Carrington placed 2490th in 1.59.01. And at the same event over 10k there was a 475th place finish for Javan Dew in 48.31, Anna Moore placed 593rd in 50.03, Laura Davies was 700th in 51.25 and Nico Campbell was 919th in 54.01.

It was a difficult day for Darren Owen-Jones in the Milton Keynes Marathon where a hot day put paid to any chance of a PB, Darren did well to finish in 3.55.46 in 642nd place. And on the subject of marathons, Imogen Harley, claimed a win the ladies race in the May The Fourth Be With You Marathon, over 28.5 miles (so surely qualifies as an ultra) over the trails of Carding Mill Valley. Although there are no official results as yet, unless you count last years, it was certainly a happy Star Wars Day for Imogen.

As usual there are no Triangular League results to date so that will be another one to catch up on when they appear, but that would seem to be it for this week.

Dave Norman

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