There’s been plenty of track and field action over the last week, below is a brief report from Mike Robbins:
Loughborough International – 19th May
Two Newbury AC athletes were in action at this world class meet. Charlotte Payne continued her impressive start to the season with another club record in the hammer, throwing 61.83m for third place, and earning herself a call up to the Great Britain U20 team for the forthcoming Halle Throws International in Germany.Izzy Fry made the most of a quality field to finish 12th in the 3000m, setting a new PB and U20 club record of 9:44.02.
BMC Regional Races, Tipton – 21st May
Callum O’Neill followed up his 3000m PB in the SAL by taking a huge 6 seconds of his 1500m PB, running 4:05.87 in the men’s A race.
Oxford Open Graded Meeting – 22nd May
The PBs continued to fall at the second Oxford open of the season. U13s Clementine Barry (14.3s) and Thea Osbourne (14.6s) set new PBs in the 100m, while Bo Stewart equalled her own with 13.7s.
Rebecca Downie ran her fastest ever 1500m with 5:19.10, while Emma Downie and Ben Wickens ran well in the 1500m and 400m respectively.
BMC Grand Prix, Manchester – 25th May
Harry Russell opened his outdoor season in spectacular style with his fastest ever 800m, running 1:51.25 to take second place in the men’s B race.
Callum O’Neill continued his perfect week with a tough display of front running in the 5000m, cutting a lonely figure all race until being narrowly pipped to the line, but still smashing his PB with a time of 14:48.33
Bruce Longden Steeplefest, Lee Valley – 27th May
Mike Robbins had to work hard on the last lap, but was rewarded with a new PB and senior club record in the 2000m steeplechase, with a time of 6:34.70.