10/11 FEB - Midland Indoor Championships (pt.1) - Birmingham
DOUBLE SILVER FOR LUKE BALL!
Long jump 5.41m, which increased his PB by 20cm.
High jump 1.65m, equalling his PB and enough to secure joint second place.
Having won her heat, Yvette Westwood got the Bronze in the Senior Womens 60m with a time of 7.79s
Fiona Barkley came 5th place in the U15 Girls Long Jump, in a huge group of seventeen competitors, with a great jump of 4.59, only 4cm off her PB. She also finished in 9th place with a jump of 1.35m in the High Jump
Emily John finished in 9th, equaling her Seasons Best of 1.50cm, in the U17 Ladies High Jump.
10 FEB Welsh Junior Indoor Championships
David Thomas (Bronze) Jack Moore (Gold)
Congratulations to High Jumpers Jack Moore and David Thomas, who picked up a Gold and Bronze medal at the Welsh Junior Indoor Championships, both jumping a Seasons Best.
Jack Moore – 1.90m (GOLD)
David Thomas – 1.80m (BRONZE)
4 FEB - South West U20 & Senior Indoor Championships (Part 2) - Cardiff
*SM 200m – Kane Lee (23.85s)
SM 400m – Kane Lee (50.99s)
SW 400m – Harriet Emery (61.84s)
SW 400m – Annie Lewis (62.98s)
*SM 800m – Adam Wilson (2.03.54s) SILVER MEDAL
*U20 Triple Jump – Lucy Durham (9.73m) SILVER MEDAL
Team Manager, Pat Gallagher, described the course as hard and muddy one with lots of tough climbs.
England International, Hannah Hobbs, again stole the show, winning the Senior Girls competition. Hannah, who said it was a tough race, but still managed to cross the line nine seconds faster than her nearest rival from Dorset.
Sister, Ellie Hobbs, also did fantastically well, finishing second. Ellie was told to “run as she felt” and perhaps started the race slower than she normally does, but she had such strength to pull them all back and bring home a Silver. This should give her plenty of confidence for the rest of the season.
Katie Howard deserves a mention, as she had an excellent race and finished in 9th, as does Rhiannon Patton, who is improving with every race and this time finished in 16th.
There were questions over health/fitness with two of the boys, as both Seamus and Abdi apparently seemed to be suffering with a bug and finishing down on what they would probably be hoping for, but still scoring well for the team.
29th Clemmie Lee (10:08)
51st Abbie Woodworth (10.28)
6th Dalis Jones (13:06)
9th Kate Howard (13:16)
2nd Ellie Hobbs (15:28) SILVER
16th Rhiannon Patton (16:20)
29th Emily Whitaker (16:45)
36th Charlotte Livesley (16:52)
1st Hannah Hobbs (17:10) GOLD
19th Steph Cummins (19:55)
60th Phoebe Gould (23:18)
33rd Seamus Robinson (15:17)
17th Abdi Hasan (22:45)
22nd Bryn Davies (23:01)
33rd James Harrod (23:14)
48th Greg Haywood (24:00)
44th Ben Rawlins (25:50)
48th Aiden Noble (26:01)
50th Ben Whitaker (26:11)
27/28 JAN - Midland Counties Open - Birmingham
60m – Molly Bryant – 4th (9.18s)
60m Hurdles – Molly Bryant – 3rd (10.56s)
27 JAN - Midland Counties Cross Country Championships - Nottingham
NOTE – Yate AC members compete as Westbury athletes for all XC competitions.
U13 BOYS 3km
8th – Seamus Robinson (11:47)
U13 GIRLS 3km
85th – Meghan Porteous (14:43)
U15 GIRLS 4km
4th – Dalis Jones (15:49)
8th – Rosie Hamilton-Jones (16:14)
15th – Katie Howard (16:42)
23rd – Rhiannon Paton (17:03)
44th – Phoebe Gould (23:03)
SENIOR WOMEN 8km
28th – Katie Hughes (34:44)
44th – Kirstie Hamilton-James (35:57)
61st – Emma Woodworth (37:28)
73rd – Tamsin Chick (38:19)
145th – Linda Phillips V40 (44:32)
27 JAN - Welsh Senior Indoor Championships - Cardiff
Senior Men 400m
2nd – Kane Lee (51.54s) with a Seasons Best of 51.53s whilst winning his heat.
Senior Men High Jump
4th Jack Moore (1.80m)
27 JAN - Fresno State Indoor T&F - Washington, USA
Yate/Westbury runner, Ellie Leather, had a great time in Washington racing for Fresno State Uni this weekend.
First she saw Galen Rupp warming up, then Lynsey Sharp spoke to her as they were jogging round the track. The meeting was full of music, good runners and security and she raced on a blue track.
Ellie ran the indoor mile on track that was 307m long, she was in heat 2 of 6 and finished a very impressive 3rd place out of 13 in a time of 4.59.24. and her first sub 5 min mile.
Why it was so impressive is that if it was a 1500m race she more than likely would have broke her outdoor pb (as it was she most likely did during the race). For the record her Great Aunt Diane Leather was the first female to break the 5 min mile mark 63 years ago.
20 JAN - Avon Schools Cross Country - Blaise Castle
A fantastic day at Blaise Castle, where the Yate/Westbury Alliance scored Two Gold, Three Silver and Two Bronze medals!
Seamus Robinson – 2nd
Ceredig Jones – 23rd
Abdi Hasan – 2nd
Bryn Davies – 3rd
James Harrod – 5th
Greg Haywood – 9th
Fred Stewart – 16th
Ben Rawlins – 6th
Aiden Noble – 8th
Ben Whitaker – 9th
Hugh Tarren – 11th
Laura Chance – 4th
Clemmie Lee – 8th
Abbie Woodworth – 10th
Tanya Gosh – 11th
Dalis Jones – 1st
Kate Howard – 2nd
Rosie Hamilton-James – 1st
Rhiannon Paton – 5th
Emily Whitaker – 6th
Charlotte (Lottie) Livesey – 7th
Rosie Allen – 3rd
Phoebe Gould – 6th
In addition to Hannah Hobbs who was away on International duty, there were several of our athletes not running, due to injury and illness. Hopefully they will have been put forward for South West Cross Country selection.
The South West Cross Country teams will be published on the Avon Schools web site within the next couple of days.
14th JAN - South West U20 & Senior Indoor Championships (Part 1) - Cardiff
60mH – Molly Jones (U20) 9.88s (PB)
800m – Adam Wilson (SM) 2.04.33s
800m – Annie Lewis ((U20) 2.26.20s
60m – Yvette Westwood (SW) 7.72s (GOLD MEDAL)
400m – Kane Lee (SM) 51.92s (GOLD MEDAL)
400m – Josh Snook (U20) 51.68s (BRONZE MEDAL)
400m – Harriet Emery (U20) 62.51s
HJ – Emily John (U20) 1.50m
7 JAN - Midland Counties Indoor Open Meeting - Birmingham
Jack Moore (U20 High Jump) 1.85m (PB 1.95m)
David Thomas (U20 High Jump) 1.75m (PB 1.87m)
Emily John (U17 High Jump) 1.50m (PB 1.60m)
Luke Lodge (SM Javelin) 42.10m (PB 42.72)
Chloe Phelps (U17 Javelin) 30.54m (PB 30.90m)
David and Jack were ‘lucky’ enough to find themselves competing against 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist, Robbie Grabarz, who opened his 2018 account with a leap of 2.30m, just 7cm down on his PB he set in 2012.
6 JAN - South West U13/U15/U17 Indoor Champs. - Cardiff
U13 / U15 / U17 SOUTH WEST INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
A grand total of nine medals as follows:
Maddie Davies (U13) – Shot put (5.67m) and 60m (8.93s)
Luke Ball (U15) – Long Jump (5.04m)
Ben Latham (U17) – Pole Vault (2.62m)
Adam Nolan (U15) – Pole Vault (1.72m)
Molly Bryant (U13) – 60m hurdles (10.53s)
Megan Williams (U17) – Pole Vault (1.82m)
Henry Watling (U15) – 800m (2.23.76s)
Phoebe Harvard (U13) – 60m (8.76s)
Other athletes who just missed out on a medal, but did achieve some great PBs were:
This was Phoebe’s first Indoor event and at still only 10 years old, she managed to win the U13’s Gold in the 60m, with a time of 8.76s. She was the 7th fastest girl out of 67 girls entered, across the three Championships being held at the same time.