Track & Field, 2011 (reports by Alan Mead unless otherwise credited)
GAA Metric Miler Meeting, Glasgow, 28 December 2011.
Men. 3000m: 2 M Pollard 8:32.05.
Crystal Palace Open Indoor Meeting, 21 December 2011.
Men. 60m: 4h1 L Reid 7.56.
Metaswitch Games, Lea Valley, 11 December 2011.
Men. 200m: 4h1 L Reid 24.30. LJ: 3 L Reid 6.16.
Zatopek 10,000m, Melbourne, Australia, 10 December 2011.
Men. 1 E Bett (Kenya) 27:39.33; 14 R Dessaix-Chin 30:29.97.
Surrey County Heptathlon Champs., Carshalton, 10-11 September 2011.
Women. 1 J Favell 4559 (15.00/3.3, 1.51, 9.61, 26.70/2.2, 5.18/4.7, 33.40, 2:29.95).
IAAF World Challenge, Rieti, Italy, 10 September 2011.
Men. 110mH: 5 W Sharman 13.79/-0.1.
Samsung Diamond League, Zurich, Switzerland, 8 September 2011.
Men. 110mH: 8 W Sharman 14.12/0.1.
Veterans AC 10,000m Champ., Battersea Park, 7 September 2011.
Men. 7r1 T O'Neill M55 39:07.2.
Veterans AC Champs., Battersea Park, 28 August 2011.
M55. SP/DT/JT/HT: 1/1/1/1 C Privett 12.07/40.83/37.69/46.94.
M60. 5000m: 1 C Dickinson 18:44.24.
W55. SP/DT/JT/HT: 1/1/1/1 V Thompson 10.90/26.05/24.18/31.58.
British Athletics League Division 1, Match 4, Crawley, 27 August 2011. Full results
4th on the day 5th in the League
Bill Laws writes:
Match 3 at Gateshead had proved a nightmare with only 13 athletes competing for Belgrave. Last place had meant that relegation was a possibility as Match 4 approached and rumours were rife that Blackheath & Bromley were going to pull out all the stops to escape the drop. And as the Monday team faded away into the dusk it became clear that only 8 of our Gateshead heroes were going to make the short trek down the M23 to Crawley. It is at times like this that the team manager is expected to earn his crust.
The Cavalry arrives
BT’s profits leapt as telephone lines across the country fired into action with the result that on the day a comparatively large squad of 17 faced the marauding hordes waiting to seal out fate.
With the track events starting at 2.30pm attention turned to the first four field events. The hammer saw Mick Jones return, competing for the first time since a serious bike accident last winter. His 59.75m effort was a UK age record for 48 year olds and was good enough to win the B comp. Matthew Richards is now back in the grove and his good A string points meant we were off to a flying start. So too were the long jumpers with Boris Bojinov’s second in the B adding to Paul Ogun’s fourth spot in the A. Then 17 year old Daniel Gardner won the A pole vault but, with no B string, points were being sacrificed. Then to the discus where Leith Marar won the A event and Greg Beard had to settle for second in the B. So as the track started Belgrave had notched up 86 points out of the 112 on offer and we were in the lead.
So far this year Paskar Owor has been a virtual one man middle distance team. But this time he had some serious support. Returning from injury Steve Davies ran a season’s best in the A 800 to gain second ahead of former Belgrave runner Graeme Oudney who now races for Harrow. In the B race Paskar secured a sound third spot but then went on to win both the A 1500m and A 5000. Steve won the B 1500 just 7/100’s sec short of Paskar’s effort. And in the 5000 Richard Ward surprised all but himself gaining a fine third place in the B race. Sadly we had no competitors in the steeplechase which has been a disaster event this year.
And then a dip in our fortunes. Whereas in the Gateshead match we had maxed on high jump points in this one we had a big fat zero as our jumpers were either injured or at the World Champs. Jean Charles Roghi continued to prop up our weak hurdles efforts and was even persuaded to run the B 400. In the sprints Greg Cackett equalled his best 100m time of 10.45 sec. His second place in the A was nearly matched by Seun Marcus whose BAL debut saw a new legal best of 11.09 sec for third spot in the B. His trip down from Loughborough had been well worthwhile. Greg was persuaded to run his debut 200m. In the A race he recorded a respectable 21.80 sec from lane one. Clearly disappointed it was obvious that a long and rewarding first year in athletics had finally caught up with him.
Roller coaster ending
The shortage of numbers meant that neither of the relays would be contested opening the way for a late surge from our nearest rivals. But we had a few tricks up our sleeve. Mark Allen is now recovered from a nasty leg infection which had remained undetected by his local A and E despite several visits. His support in both the shot and javelin added big points and despite the fact that these events were held at the same time and he threw the javelin in shot shoes he finished third in the B javelin with a new lifetime best. Aaron Crawford foot faulted what was close to a winning effort so had to settle for fourth in the A javelin. He was not a happy bunny. But Greg Beard and Mark Allen were as they mopped up maximum points in the shot. And the final field event, the triple jump, also yielded good points with Paul Ogun third in the A and David Wellstead fourth in the B.
So with the final relays about to start Belgrave were in third spot. Blackheath and Bromley won the sprint relay and finished second in the long relay to add 30 points while we sat it out. But while that was not good enough to catch us Liverpool accumulated 14 points from the relays to overtake us by just 2 points. But to finish fourth in this match and fifth overall was to some a result worth having.
For you statisticians
We have mentioned before that if every A and B event is won the max points total possible is 508. The Belgrave and Premiership record is held by Belgrave for a team of all first claim athletes (No HCA’s) at 434 points.
This year in Match 3 at Gateshead Belgrave’s small team of 13 athletes only contested 356 of the points on offer and scored 201 – a “strike rate” of 57%.
In Match 4 384 points were contested and the team of 17 scored 268 points – a “strike rate” of 70%
Imagine what a full team contesting all 508 points could achieve. We’ve been there before. Can we do it again?
Tony Ganio has been able to look after the jumps squad at matches only because Chris Lewis volunteered early season to provide physio services to Belgrave athletes on match days so freeing Tony from this role. Chris has worked on both Belgrave and Gateshead athletes and at the Gateshead match the Gateshead physio helped the Belgrave squad. Such support has been really appreciated by the athletes of both clubs and our thanks go to Chris for his support this year.
100m: 2 G Cackett 10.45/0.9; 3 S Marcus 11.09/0.7. 200m: 6 G Cackett 21.80/?; 8 S Marcus 23.11/?. 400m: 8 C Webb 52.45; 7 J-C Roghi 51.83. 800m: 2 S Davies 1:52.61; 3 P Owor 1:56.2. 1500m: 1 P Owor 3:53.87; 1 S Davies 3:53.94. 5000m: 1 P Owor 14:48.41; 3 R Ward 15:12.51. 110mH: 8 J-C Roghi 16.39/-0.4; no B competitor. 400mH: 7 J-C Roghi 54.16; no B competitor. 3000mSC: no competitor. HJ: no competitors. LJ: 4 P Ogun 7.09/-0.5; 2 B Bozhinov 6.7/-0.7. TJ: 3 P Ogun 14.36/-1.7; 4 D Wellstead 13.76/-0.2. PV: 1 D Gardner 4.80; no B competitor. SP: 1 G Beard 16.73; 1 M Allen 14.61. DT: 1 L Marar M40 50.36; 2 G Beard 44.34. JT: 4 A Crawford 60.67; 3 M Allen 52.48. HT: 3 M Richards 60.77; 1 M Jones 59.75. 4x100m: no team.. 4x400m: no team.
Match result: 1 Kent AC 364; 2 Windsor SE&H 298; 3 City of Liverpool 270; 4 Belgrave 268; 5 Blackheath &B 260; 6 Gateshead 250; 7 Harrow 241; 8 Crawley 213.
Final league positions: Kent AC 28 (1275); City of Liverpool 25.5 (1206.5); 3 Windsor SE&H 22 (1138); 4 Gateshead 18 (1097.5); 5 Belgrave H 16 (1040); 6 Harow 15.5 (1058); 7 Blackheath &B 12 (995); 8 Crawley 7 (903).
McCain's UK Challenge Final, Birmingham, 20 August 2011.
Gradually coming towards the end of a very successful first season in athletics, 21 year-old Greg Cackett took some good scalps as he won the 100 metres in the McCain's UK Challenge Final. Into a stiff breeze of 2.0 mps Greg sprinted to a 10.56 clocking and put two UKA selections for the European U23 Championships behind him. Greg Beard was third in the shot with 17.19 metres and Samson Oni also placed third, in the high jump.
Horizontal jumpers also got into the frame with Babatunde Amoso 3rd in the triple jump and Paul Ogun second in the long jump.
Jodie Favell travelled to Birmingham as a reserve competitor, got the run in the 400 metre hurdles that she hoped for and set a personal record of 63.27.
Men. 100m: 1 G Cackett 10.56/-2.0. HJ: 3 S Oni 2.11. LJ: 2 P Ogun 7.54/0.8. TJ: 3 B Amosu 15.39/0.1. PV: nht D Gardner. SP: 3 G Beard 17.19.
Women. 400mH: 8 J Favell 63.27.
London Inter Club Challenge, Woodford, 20 August 2011.
Men. 100m: 4r5 S Marcus 11.35/1.0; 4r7 P Walker 11.61/0.9. 200m: 2r4 S Marcus 22.93/1.6; 3r4 P Walker 23.14/1.6. 400mH: 2 J-C Roghi 55.01. TJ: 1 D Wellstead 13.8.
Universiade 2011, Shenzhen, China, 16 & 18 August 2011.
Men. 1500m: 8 K Gauson 3:49.84 (3h1 3:53.68).
BMC Grand Prix 10,000m, Birmingham University, 13 August 2011.
Men. 10 J Kelly 31:23.33.
British Athletics League Division 1, Match 3, Gateshead, 13 August 2011. Full results
The Spartan Army
Bill Laws writes: Outnumbered and outgunned thirteen Belgrave athletes assembled at the splendidly refurbished Gateshead International Stadium for an epic battle against overwhelming numbers. Spartans to a man they mixed and matched to glean precious points but injury to Gary Wilson and a hard trip on Paskar Owor in his first event – the 800m – reduced effective numbers to eleven by the end of the match. Surely Belgrave’s smallest ever squad by far (previous was eighteen).
And yet at the final count their last place was just a tantalising 21 points behind sixth placed Blackheath and Bromley and 13 points behind seventh placed Crawley who had arrived en masse.
The field events started at 12.30 and saw the Bels devoid of pole vaulters. No show, no points. At the same time the hammer kicked off with Matt Richards our sole representative. Conscious of his three fouls in the previous match his apprehension was palpable and with his first two throws also deemed fouls it seemed another disaster was in the making. But a scrambled 48 metres saw him just make the cut and a final round effort of 61 metres gained a great second place. Relief all round.
Gary Wilson had arrived for the sprint hurdles and feeling good had agreed to “get one in” in the long jump, run the B100 and complete the sprint relay squad. His previous best of 7.06 metres was shattered in round two as he winged to 7.28m with a +0.4m/s wind. Great jubilation and with his expectation of more to come he completed all 6 jumps. His effort put him second in the A while Paul Ogun won the B. Great points.
Getting our middle distance men out has been a problem all year due to injuries and other commitments. Only Paskar Owor made it to Gateshead and as usual was down for the 800, 1500, 3000 and long relay. So reliable has he been that we expected solid points in the opening 800m. But boxed in, he was floored on the second lap and eventually jogged home in pain. The Gateshead physio worked wonders to get him ready for the 1500 (2nd) and 3000 (3rd) but the long relay team was pulled at the end of the match when defeat became inevitable, The long relay squad had worked hard enough already without needing pointless punishment. But let’s look at the middle distance debacle. With no steeplechasers, no B competitors in the 800, 1500 and 3000m we were not contesting a total of 64 match points. It doesn’t take a genius to realise that’s like fighting with one hand behind your back.
Greg Cackett is a name people are going to get familiar with. New to the sport after a spell in football he was unknown at the start of the season. But a series of steadily improving runs has seen him emerge as a raw sprint talent now respected by his opponents. The A 100m took place into a headwind gusting to more than 4m/s. With a field containing several international sprinters Greg blasted to an impressive victory with second placed Dwain Grant trailing 0.17sec in his wake. As emphatic a victory as you will see over class opposition. Meanwhile Gary Wilson had warmed up for the B100m but had to withdraw as his prolonged jumps efforts had aggravated an old injury. That also meant goodbye to the sprint hurdles and sprint relay. Big points lost as a result. Jean-Charles Rhogi (JC to us) moved up to the A sprint hurdles after his earlier effort as our sole 400m hurdler.
Max high jump points
But just as lack of numbers was beginning to take its toll the jumps were to provide more good news. Long jump specialist Paul Ogun managed fifth spot in the A triple with a legal 14.09m effort. Once again there was no B competitor. Darvin Edwards and Samson Oni came up on the day by train with Coach Trevor Llewellyn and duly scored max high jump points to boost the team. Travelling so far on the day is not ideal preparation and the heights reflected this. But Darvin who is off to the World Champs on 23rd August as 50% of the St Lucian team was able to get last minute tips from his coach.
The throwers again provided great support despite both Mark Wiseman and Mark Allen having other commitments. Greg Beard won the A shot and squeezed a good third place in the A discus. Aaron Crawford gained a fine second place in the javelin but unhelpful winds curtailed distances. Aaron backed up the B discus for points as did Clifton Green in the shot to follow a solid third place in the B javelin.
Matt Threadgold and Cameron Webb had to wait till 4.00pm before their first event the 400m. Twenty minutes later they ran the 200 and a further 20 minutes later the sprint relay. Paul Ogun stood in for the final leg despite trying to dodge it by reporting he had only run one before and had not taken the baton. Commendable baton changing and a storming back straight by Greg Cackett saw Cameron Webb handing the baton to Paul Ogun in fourth place. Paul showed remarkable speed for a long jumper but had to concede to specialists. The squad finished in a creditable sixth spot recording 42.70sec - the best Belgrave relay time for the season.
So there you have it. A great performance from a tiny squad; but we had failed to contest 152 points from the 508 on offer. We will have to do better in the final match of the season to ensure relegation is avoided.
100m: 1 G Cackett 10.80/-3.7; no B competitor. 200m: 8 M Threadgold 23.22/-3.1; 8 C Webb 23.97/-2.1. 400m: 6 M Threadgold 49.35; 7 C Webb 51.26. 800m: 8 P Owor 2:07.53; no B competitor. 1500m: 2 P Owor 3:57.33; no B competitor. 3000m: 3 P Owor 8:35.45; no B competitor. 110mH: 7 J-C Roghi 16.35/-2.8; no B competitor. 400mH: 7 J-C Roghi 55.71; no B competitor. 3000mSC: no competitors. HJ: 1 D Edwards 2.15; 1 S Oni 2.10. LJ: 2 G Wilson 7.28/0.4; 1 P Ogun 7.02/1.2. TJ: 5 P Ogun 14.09/0.3; no B competitor. PV: no competitors. SP: 1 G Beard 16.78; 8 C Green 8.02. DT: 3 G Beard 45.67; 8 A Crawford 23.14. JT: 2 A Crawford 60.96; 4 C Green 47.00. HT: 2 M Richards 61.00; no B competitor. 4x100m: 6 Belgrave 42.70 (M Threadgold, G Cackett, C Webb, P Ogun). 4x400m: no competitors.
Match result: 1 City of Liverpool 361.5; 2 Kent AC 321; 3 Gateshead H&AC 296.5; 4 Windsor SE&H 290; 5 Harrow AC 262; 6 Blackheath &B 229; 7 Crawley AC 214; 8 Belgrave H 201.
League positions after three matches: 1 Kent AC 20 (911); 2 City of Liverpool 19.5 (936.5); 3 Gateshead H&AC 15 (847.5); 4 Windsor SE&H 15 (840); 5 Harrow AC 13.5 (817); 6 Belgrave H 11 (772); Blackheath &B 8 (735); 8 Crawley AC 6 (690).
Men's Southern League Division 2 (N), Match 5, Walthamstow, 13 August 2011. Full results
100m: 1 P Walker 11.3; 2 B Davies 12.2. 200 1 P Walker 23.4; 1 B Davies 24.7. 400m: 2 P Graham 54.4; 2 R McMillan 64.8. 800m: 2 L Eguia 2:20.4; no B competitor. 1500m: no competitors. 5000m: 2 L Eguia 17:07.7; no B competitor. 110mH: no competitors. 400mH: no competitors. 3000mSC: no competitors. HJ: 3 P Walker 1.40; 1 R Collier 1.40. LJ: 2 P Walker 4.47; 3 McMillan 3.40. TJ: no competitors. PV: 2 P Mayfield 2.00; no B competitors. SP: 2 R Collier 12.15; 1 P Mayfield 10.84. DT: 2 C Privett M50 34.56; 1 R Collier 34.43; n/s P Mayfield 35.55. JT: 2 P Mayfield 40.60; 1 R Collier 40.46. HT: 2 C Privett M50 41.68; 2 P Mayfield 26.92. 4x100m: 1 Belgrave 48.2. 4x400m: 1 Belgrave 3:50.1.
Teams: 1 Luton 114; 2 Loughton 93; 3 Belgrave 76; 4 London AC 4.
Final league positions: 1 Luton 19 (524); 2 Bedford &C 18 (512.5); 3 Cambridge &C 16 (523); 4 Huntingdon 16 (523.5); 5 Watford 15.5 (481); 6 Milton Keynes 15 (512); ... 11 Belgrave 10.5 (394); 16 clubs.
Loughborough Leap, 11 August 2011.
Men. 110mH: 1 W Sharman 13.47/1.5 (1h1 13.57w/2.6).
Rosenheim League Final, Kingsmeadow, 10 August 2011. Full results
Men. 100m: 6 R McMillan 14.55/-1.9. 200m: 6 M Threadgold 24.23/0.0. 400m: 1 M Threadgold 49.68; n/s 5r2 R McMillan 64.42. 800m: 5 L Eguia 2:13.23. 1500m: 6 L Eguia 4:24.12. 110mH: 4 S Lamb 20.27/0.0. 4x200m: 4 Belgrave 1:44.08. LJ: 2 D Wellstead 6.27. PV: no competitor. DT: 5 P Mayfield 33.16. HT: 5 P Mayfield 29.76.
Match result: 1 Kingston &P 87; 2 Herne Hill 76; 3 Hercules W 62; 4 Croydon H 50; 5 Belgrave 49; 6 St. Mary's Richmond 29; 7 British Airways 14; 8 Walton 9.
League status clinched at Cleckheaton
It was a very small team that rattled around inside the minibus and faced up to the coach loads of athletes from Reading, Crawley and Herne Hill. But the aim wasn't so much the opposition, rather the need to complete at least 50% of the events to avoid falling foul of the League Rules and with the Channel Islands and Coventry already out of contention thus ensure a berth in the league for 2012.
After a long afternoon with everyone doubling and tripling up with much good humour, the target was achieved. Show event for the Belles was the javelin where Jodie Favell, already winner of the 400 metre hurdles, took second place and Jude Turner was winner of the B string. A special word too for Maureen Noel who had won her 1 hour Walk Championship at Dartford the previous afternoon and then travelled up to compete in the 1500 and 3000 metre events in Cleckheaton.
So, we line up again in 2012. Can we strengthen the squad over the winter? One thing is for sure you can't fault the Belles for committment.
100m: 4 A Onuora 12.4; 4 H Ryan 13.2. 200m: 5 A Onuora 25.9; 6 H Ryan 27.8. 400m: 6 C Onuora 74.6; no B competitor. 800m: 6 C Onuora 2:39.1; no B competitor. 1500m: 6 C Onuora 5:36.5; 6 M Noel W45 6:16.6. 3000m: 6 M Noel W45 12:43.6; no B competitor. 100mH: 4 J Favell 15.5; no B Competitor. 400mH 1 J Favell 65.0; no B competitor. 2000mSC: no competitors. HJ: 4 M Nestor 1.45; 4 A Onoura 1.25. LJ: 4 M Nestor 4.92; no B competitor. TJ: 3 M Nestor 10.74; no B competitor. PV: no competitor. SP: 6 H Ryan 7.77; 6 H Mead 6.52. DT: 6 H Mead 21.97; 4 J Turner 20.30. JT: 2 J Favell 33.06; 1 J Turner 32.67. HT: 6 H Mead 23.83; 5 J Turner 16.83. 4x100m: 5 Belgrave 52.4 (J Favell, M. Nestor, A Onuora, H Ryan). 4x400m: 6 Belgrave 4:29.6 (H Ryan, A Onuora, C Onuora, J Favell).
Match result: 1 Crawley 213; 2 Leeds City 192; 3 Herne Hill H 190; 4 Liverpool H 176; 5 Reading AC 167; 6 Belgrave H 103.
Final league positions: 1 Crawley 21 (605); 2 Herne Hill H 19 (636) 3 Reading 17 (557) 4 Leeds City 16 (526); 5 Liverpool H 14 (538); 6 Belgrave H 11 (447); 7 Channel Islands 7 (271); 8 Coventry 3 (75).
Internationales Hochsprung Meeting, Viersen, Germany, 7 August 2011.
Men. HJ: 3 S Oni 2.22.
Aviva London Grand Prix, Crystal Palace, 6-7 August 2011.
Men. 110mH: a 6h1 W Sharman 13.72/-0.9. TJ: b 3 P Idowu 17.07/0.8.
Women. JT: a 3 G Sayers 63.41.
Lea Valley Sprints Meeting, 3 August 2011.
Men. 100m: 7h1 P Walker 11.33w/4.0.
UK Champs & World Champs Trials, Birmingham, 29-31 July 2011. Full Results
Old favourites continue to dominate at UK Champs
It was in 2002 that Goldie Sayers last failed to win the UK/AAA title and since then she has stood head and shoulders above the rest of the nation's javelin throwers, competing at two Olympic Games, three World Championships (her win here will make it four as long as she keeps healthy), a European Championships, two Commonwealth Games and eight European Cups. Our greatest ever female athlete took the title this time with a margin of around nine metres.
Meanwhile, Dwain Chambers won his fifth national 100m title to book his place on the plane to Daegu, Korea, for the 2011 IAAF World Championships.
At 33 Dwain still has too much speed for the nation's younger stars as he turned on a winning run of 10.09.
“I tell you what, it’s not getting any easier,” said the Belgravian. “I relish the competition because that’s what brings out the best in all of us. It keeps me on my toes. Being among youngsters keeps you optimistic and energetic and at my age I need every ounce of energy I can get.”
As for his chances in Daegu against the top men in the World: “The main thing is I have to keep myself healthy and that’s going to be difficult because we had a new baby girl two nights ago. My duties are going to be double, but hopefully I can repeat my sixth from two years ago.”
Other Belgrave medallists at Birmingham were Greg Beard (3rd in the shot putt) and William Sharman (3rd in the sprint hurdles).
Men. 100m: b 1 D Chambers 10.09/0.9 (1s1 10.20/0.7, a 10.46/-2.3); 6s2 G Cackett 10.55/0.9 (a 4h3 10.65/0.9). 1500m: c 10 K Gauson 3:46.76 (b 2h3 3:44.50); b 8h2 S Davies 3:48.41. 110mH c 3 W Sharman 13.77/-0.8 (1h2 13.88/-0.6). HJ: c 4 S Oni 2.16. SP: 3 G Beard 17.64.
Women. JT: 1 G Sayers 60.57.
Men's Southern League Division 2 (N), Match 4, Cambridge, 30 July 2011. Full results
Cornettos all round beat the Cambridge blues
Match four was in far flung Cambridge and another small team meant that far from challenging for a top slot in the division in 2011, with one match to go we are not so far away from the relegation zone. There was plenty of fun though as we started the track events with a win - thanks to Steven Lamb - and finished with ice creams all round thanks to the Team Manager.
As a junior the aforementioned Steven was once third best 400 metre hurdler in the country, clocking times in the 53-54 second region. Ok that was 1994, but dipping his toes into the world of one lap hurdling again it surely will not be too long before he can claim a sub-60 once more.
Paul Graham was amazed by his 11.2 pb in the 100 metres and Peter Bammodu looked good too as our young sprinters shared out the events and even stretched to a 400 metres and in Pierre Walker's case a 1500m, although we suspect it will be a long time before Pierre tries another one.
It was good to have big Roy Collier and Chris Privett in action in the throws while Pete Willis covered a 5k, a 1500 metres and a leg in the long relay. Dave Wellstead came along for moral support and a non-scoring triple jump (he was ruled out of scoring by his appearance in the last BAL team).
100m: 2 P Graham 11.2; 3 D Williams U20 12.3; n/s 2r3 P Bammodu 11.3; 3 P Walker 11.4; 4 B Sogunle U20 12.5. 200m: 2 P Graham 23.6; 1 P Bammodu 23.7; n/s 2rA P Walker 23.3. 400m: 4 A Williams 60.8; 4 R McMillan 64.2. 800m: no competitor. 1500m: 4 P Willis 4:39.6; 4 P Walker 7:53.1. 5000m: 2 P Willis 17:11.3; no B competitor. 110mH: 2 S Lamb 20.8; no B competitor; 400mH: 1 S Lamb 61.8; no B competitor. 3000mSC: no competitor. 4x100m: 2 Belgrave 47.2 (A Williams U20, B Sogunle U20, P Bammodu U20, P Graham). 4x400m: 4 Belgrave 4:03.4 (P Willis 62.3, R McMillan 62.4, S Lamb 58.2, P Walker 60.5). HJ: 4 P Walker 1.40; 4 B Sogunle U20 1.10. LJ: 4 A Williams U20 5.08; 3 B Sogunle U20 4.43. TJ: no competitors; n/s D Wellstead 13.68. PV: no competitors. SP: 2 R Collier 10.84; 2 C Privett M50 10.53. DT: 4 C Privett M50 31.42; 2 R Collier 29.60. JT: 3 R Collier 39.47; 2 C Privett M50 33.92. HT: 2 C Privett M50 40.29; 3 R Collier 22.10.
Teams: 1 Huntingdonshire 115.5; 2 Harlow 83.5; 3 Milton Keynes 81; 4 Belgrave 55.
League positions after four rounds: 1 Luton 15 (410); 2 Bedford 15 (408); 3 Huntingdonshire 13 (413.5); 4 Colchester 13 (389); 5 Cambridge &C 12.5 (405); 6 Watford 12.5 (385); ... 11 Belgrave 8.5 (318); 16 clubs.
Watford Open Meeting, 27 July 2011.
Men. 1500m: 5r9 T Trees U15 4:47.74; 4r16 L Eguia 4:19.76.
BMC Nike GP, Stretford, 23 July 2011.
Men. 1500m: 12rA S Davies 3:49.22. 3000m: 6rA M Mulhare 8:02.45; 1rC M Pollard 8:30.94.
Herne Hill H Open, Tooting, 23 July 2011.
Men. 100m: 5rB R Ffrench-Shand 11.41/-1.2; 5rD S Marcus 11.60/-2.1; 1rF M Threadgold 11.26/-0.5; 5rG P Walker 11.84/-1.0; 6rK B Sogunle U20 12.62/-1.1. 200m: 2rB M Threadgold 22.59/-1.0; 3rE P Walker 23.80/-1.1; 2rI R McMillan 29.69/-0.4. 400m: 1rD M Threadgold 49.78; 2rF R McMillan 64.63. 800m: 6rC A Luce M45 2:25.88. 1500m: 11 A Luce M45 4:57.50. 400mH: 5rA S Lamb 62.3.
McCain Birmingham Games, 23 July 2011.
Men. PV: 1 R Warensjo 5.00.
IAAF Samsung Diamond League, Monaco, 22 July 2011.
Men. TJ: 1 P Idowu 17.36/-0.6.
Women. JT: 4 G Sayers 60.97.
Spitzen Leichtathletik Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland, 21 July 2011.
Men. HJ: 2 S Oni 2.23.
Lea Valley Sprints Meeting, Lea Valley, 20 July 2011.
Men. 100m: 1r2 K Mannuoyo 11.14/-0.1; 1r3 P Walker 11.55/-0.6; 1r4 P Bammodu U20 11.25/-0.6. Round 2 2r3 P Walker 11.48/-0.4; 6r5 P Bammodu U20 11.52/0.0; 2r6 K Mannuoyo 11.11/0.0.
Rosenheim League Eastern Division Match 6, Tooting, 20 July 2011. Full results
The Eastern Division came to a conclusion in a drizzle that didn't abate for the whole evening. In the men's match somehow we pulled in six wins - as many as the the rest of the teams combined - but blanks in three events held the team back to third on the night although still safely qualifying for the final. Paskar did his normal three race trick and was aided and abetted by Matt Threadgold, running so well over 400 metres these days but stepping down for a 100m/200m double, and javelin ace Clifton Green.
Nelleke Quispel made a notable debut in the women's team, running a non-scoring 2:27.0 800 metres with a 69 first lap as a warm up for the scoring 400 metres and 1500 metres.
100m: 1 M Threadgold 11.2. 200m: 1 M Threadgold 22.4; n/s 4r2 W Ireson 25.8. 400m: 4 W Ireson 57.6. n/s 5 R McMillan 64.4. 800m: 1 P Owor 1:59.8. n/s 4 D Kiralyfi 2:03.0. 1500m: 1 P Owor 4:19.9. n/s 3 B Barton M45 4:46.4; 7 A Luce M45 4:50.8. 3000m: 1 P Owor 8:32.1. 2000mSC: no competitor. 4x200m: no team. HJ: 3 W Ireson 1.55. LJ: no competitor. SP: 3 P Mayfield 10.52. JT: 1 C Green 54.80; n/s P Mayfield 37.45.
Match results: 1 Herne Hill H 53; 2 Hercules Wimbledon 52; 3 Belgrave H 47; 4 Croydon H 41; 5 Serpentine 21; 6 Striders of Croydon 6.
Final League positions: 1 Herne Hill H 34 (332); 2 Belgrave H 27 (305); 3 Croydon H 22.5 (241); 4 Hercules Wimbledon 21.5 (247); 5 Serpentine 11 (127); 6 Striders of Croydon 10 (102).
Women. 400m: 1 N Quispel 67.5. 800m: n/s 1 N Quispel 2:27.0. 1500m: 1 N Quispel 5:24.3; n/s 1 M Noel W45 6:05.9. LJ: 5 S Howard W40 3.29. SP: 3 H Mead 7.25. JT: n/s 1 J Turner 29.25.
Match result: 1 Serpentine 18; 2 Belgrave H 17; 3 Hercules Wimbledon 12; 4 Croydon H 8; 5 Herne Hill H 6; 6 Striders of Croydon 3.
Final League positions: 1 Serpentine 31.5 (108); 2 Belgrave H 27 (107); 3 Croydon H 22 (61); 4 Striders of Croydon 14 (47); 5 Hercules Wimbledon 13.5 (39); 6 Herne Hill H 11 (29).
Scottish Championships, Scotstoun, 16-17 July 2011.
Men. 800m: b 1 K Gauson 1:50.73 (a 1s2 1:53.90, 1h3 1:55.76). 5000m: 5 M Pollard 14:59.81.
England Athletics Championships, Bedford, 16-17 July 2011.
Men. 100m: a 4s1 G Cackett 10.45/1.9 (3h2 10.64/0.1). 200m: b 6h1 M Threadgold 22.81/1.1. 400m: a 3h1 M Threadgold 48.72. TJ: B Amosu 15.51. SP: a 1 G Beard 17.58.
London Inter-Club Challenge, Lea Valley, 16 July 2011.
Men. 100m: 4r6 P Walker 11.92/-0.9. 200m: 4r4 P Walker 24.04/-3.3. JT: 4 D Wellstead 36.74.
Meeting Internazionale Cittŕ di Padova, Padua, Italy, 17 July 2011.
Now that's more like it! William Sharman advanced his cause for 2011 with a 13.56/0.0 second clocking over the 110 metre sprint hurdles to win his heat and then back it up in the final with 13.63 into a 1.7mps headwind.
Men. 110mH: 2 W Sharman 13.63/-1.7 (1h3 13.56/0.0).
Aviva Grand Prix, Birmingham, 10 July 2011.
Earning a worthy record as being the man who can be relied upon to consistently produce the goods, Phillips Idowu took his record of victories over Frenchman Teddy Tamgho to seven from their ten clashes. Tamgho is of course the World Leader with 17.91m but in the damp conditions he could only produce two leaps over 16m from three valid efforts while Phillips had five jumps in excess of 17 metres with a best of 17.54m.
Men. TJ: 1 P Idowu 17.54/-0.2.
Meeting EAP de Chambery, France, 10 July 2011.
Now that's more like it! William Sharman advanced his cause for 2011 with a 13.56/0.0 second clocking over the 110 metre sprint hurdles to win his heat and then back it up in the final with 13.63 into a 1.7mps headwind.
Men. 110mH: 2 W Sharman 13.63/-1.7 (1h3 13.56/0.0).
McCain Jumps & Throws Fest, Copthall Stadium, Barnet, 9-10 July 2011.
Men. HJ: b 1 S Oni 2.27. TJ: b 2gA B Amosu 15.85/0.1; 2gc D Wellstead 14.02/-0.8. PV: a 3 R Warensjo 5.25. SP: a 2gA G Beard 17.81. DT a 2gB L Marar 50.40. HT: b 3gA M Richards 61.51.
BMC Nike Grand Prix, Solihull, 9 July 2011.
Simon Jones improves again - Kris Gauson 3:43.4
Elevated to the A race at the BMC Nike Grand Prix after his win and pb at the previous event at Watford, Simon Jones lopped another three seconds off his 5k time, placing 6th in 14:03.79. A sub-14 beckons, as he nestles between Stephen Sharp and David Anderson on our all-time list in 24th place (up from 30th).
Sharpy himself clocked a respectable 14:21.36 and Paskar Owor set new figures of 14:26.00. It was a disappointing run from Paskar though, his recent 29:28 10k pointing to something nearer 14 minutes.
Home from the USA for a while and planning to tackle the UK Championships and Trials, Kris Gauson (pictured above) placed third in a tight A 1500 metres where the first seven were all within 9/10ths. Back in early June he qualified for the prestigious NCAA Championship but had the bad luck to pick up food poisoning on his way to the event and although he took part, had to pull out of the race.
Men. 800m: 8rC J Blackledge 1:52.93; 6rD A Connick 1:54.61. 1500m: 3rA K Gauson 3:43.38; 9rE M Pollard 3:56.90. 5000m: 6rA S Jones 13:03.79; 11rA S Sharp 14:21.36; 15rA P Owor 14:26.00.
IAAF World Challenge Meet, Madrid, 9 July 2011.
Dwain Chambers was breathing down the neck of USA's Justin Gatlin as they crossed the line in 10.10 and 10.13 with a wind reading of -1.6mps.
Men. 100m: 2 D Chambers 10.13/-1.6.
Men's Southern League Division 2 (N), Match 3, Watford, 9 July 2011. Full results
Bels wobble at Watford
The faint prospect of a possible match win evaporated when news filtered through that a couple of "hoped for" men were going to be unable to make it at the last minute. A swift re-jigging of the team to cover middle-distance and throws had our Team Manager (and President) enquiring of her 'aged P', "You don't fancy lobbing a hammer out do you?" As he struggled for a reasonable excuse, up spoke young Deji Williams, coming to the rescue with, "I'll do it."
Now 17 year-old Deji is of the whippet-like sprinter's build but no TM looks a gift horse in the mouth and within minutes our young hero was swinging a 7.26 kilogramme hammer ... and plonking it in neatly in the sector. Second place in the 'B'! He followed up later with an identical position in the discus and by the end of the meeting, having 'only' secured second in the 'B' hundred, laughingly had to face the banter that maybe he should switch to the throws 'cos he gets just as many points there! Last seen munching a burger, maybe he'd started work on trying to put on a little weight.
Other gaps were filled by Richard McMillan, Pierre Walker, Ben Davies and driver Bob Bridges but perhaps the most amusing was the 800m, plugged by Will Cockerell. Using it as a warm-up for the 5000m (next race on the track) he not surprisingly elected to 'jog it'. But Will's discombobulated jog had many watchers convinced that he'd been shot in the foot by the starter, as he hobbled away round the bend. His one grace-saving thought as he concluded his first lap, "Thank goodness Alan's not here to see this," was disconcertingly punctured by the voice of that very timekeeper shouting in his ear at the bell ... "88, 89, 90!"
Great to see Pete Willis back running, and supporting Will in a 5k where our Hon Secretary was very much more at home (and he followed up with a 'chase for good measure), and to see eligible BAL men Gary Wilson, Cameron Johnston and an injury hampered Set Osho boosting the team. Paul Graham took a good 'B' 200 win and was well pleased with his split in the long relay.
As usual, an enjoyable and fun-filled MSL outing; and again, as usual, thanks to our regular officials Gill and Tony Fairclough.
Men. 100m: 1 S Osho 11.0; 2 A Williams U20 11.9; n/s 1r2 P Graham 11.6; 4r2 B Davies 12.1. 200m: 2 P Walker 23.4; 1 P Graham 23.6. 400m: 3 B Davies 54.0; 4 R McMillan 63.2. 800m: 4 L Eguia 2:11.7; 4 W Cockerell 2:59.7. 1500m: 3 L Eguia 4:25.9; 2 P Willis 4:42.8; n/s B Barton M45 4:47.3. 5000m: 2 W Cockerell 16:45.6; 3 P Willis 17:24.1. 110mH: 1 G Wilson 15.8; no B competitor. 400mH: no Belgrave competitors. 3000mSC: 2 W Cockerell 10:49.9; no B competitor. HJ: 3 B Davies 1.40; 3 P Walker 1.40. LJ: 4 P Walker 4.88; 4 B Davies 4.12. TJ: no Belgrave competitors. PV: 1 C Johnston 3.80; 2 P Mayfield 1.17. SP: 2 P Mayfield 10.72; 2 R Bridges M60 6.75. DT: 2 P Mayfield 33.18; 2 A Williams U20 17.13. JT: 2 P Mayfield 39.96; 4 A Williams U20 19.85. HT: 2 P Mayfield 29.54; 2 A Williams U20 11.80. 4x100m: 1 Belgrave (A Williams U20, B Davies, P Graham, P Walker) 46.6. 4x400m: 4 Belgrave 3:50.9 ( B Davies 56.1, 2 P Walker 58.3, R McMillan 63.7, P Graham 52.8).
Teams: 1 Colchester 107; 2 Watford H 93; 3 Belgrave H 76; 4 Barnet &D 74.
League positions after three rounds: 1 Luton 12 (315.5|); 2 Bedford &C 11 (292); 3 Colchester 10 (302); 4 Milton Keynes 9 (305.5); 5 Huntingdonshire 9 (288); 6 Camb & Coleridge 9 (275); ... 9 Belgrave H 8 (264); from 16 clubs.
W55. JT (8th) 6 V Thompson 25.15. WT 7.26kg: (11) 4 V Thompson 11.85. SP 3kg: (15) 3 V Thompson 10.90. Throws Pentathlon: (16) 2 V Thompson 3797 (HT 3kg 34.46, SP 10.55, DT 1kg 28.26, JT 500gm 24.00, WT 12.17).
Irish Milers Club Meeting, Dublin, 8 July 2011.
Men. 3000m: 1 M Mulhare 8:02.08.
IAAF Samsung Diamond League, Paris, 8 July 2011.
Goldie Sayers hit 62.51 metres with her fifth throw in the javelin - unable on this occasion to match Obergföll's 68.01m world leading throw.
Women. JT: 4 G Sayers 62.14.
Rosenheim League Eastern Division Match 5, Croydon, 6 July 2011. Full results
Trips to Croydon Arena each year for Rosenheim League matches often seem unpopular - but this year, a second match in this windswept arena was more than many could contemplate and the turnout from most clubs was very poor.
The Belgrave teams placed 4th (men) and 5th (women) at the end of a chilly evening but both remain in second place in the division with one match to go before the final.
Men. 100m: 1 R Ffrench-Shand 11.3. 200m: 1 R Ffrench-Shand 23.3; n/s 5r1 A Williams U20 25.1. 400m: 4 W Ireson 57.7; n/s 4 R McMillan 64.6. 800m: 2 N Goolab 2:06.6. 1500m: no competitor. 3000m: no competitor. 110mH: no competitor. TJ: 1 D Wellstead 12.56. PV: no competitor. SP: 2 P Mayfield 10.35; n/s C Privett M50 9.12. DT: 2 C Privett M50 31.66; n/s P Mayfield 32.87. 4x200m: 3 Belgrave 1:47.6.
Match result: 1 Herne Hill H 58; =2 Croydon H/Hercules Wimbledon 45; 4 Belgrave H 39; 5 Striders of Croydon 19; 6 Serpentine RC 15.
Positions after five matches: 1 Herne Hill H 28 (279); 2 Belgrave H 23 (258); 3 Croydon H 19 (200); 4 Hercules Wimbledon 16.5 (195); 5 Serpentine RC 9 (106); 6 Striders of Croydon 9 (96).
Women. SP: 2 H Mead 7.16.
Match result: 1 Striders of Croydon 24; 2 Croydon H 15; 3 Serpentine RC 8; 4 Hercules Wimbledon 6; 5 Belgrave H 5.
Positions after five matches: 1 Serpentine RC 25.5 (91); 2 Belgrave H 22 (90); 3 Croydon H 19 (53); 4 Striders of Croydon 13 (44); 5 Hercules Wimbledon 9.5 (27); 6 Herne Hill H 9 (23).
UK Women's Athletics League Division 3, Match 2, K2 Crawley, 2 July 2011. Full results
Creeping up to 5th at Crawley
Results of match one had been adjusted due to some unregistered athletes taking part (not Belgrave athletes we add) and our new team place of fifth there was equalled here on the day at Crawley. The home club were out in force and took the match from a Leeds outfit who had travelled well and pushed them hard. Coventry Godiva have decided to pull out of the league and will take no further part this year.
There was a delayed start to the hammer, the Channel Islands athletes having been delayed on the ferry from the Isle of Wight where they'd been taking part in the Island Games. It didn't bother Rachel Basford though, as she launched her ball and chain over the 40 metre line to win the competition. She was juggling the event with the long jump and found to her surprise that she threw less than in the opening match - but this time won - whereas she jumped longer - but finished further down the long jump field.
Louise ... opened up with a fine win
Louise Aylwyn was one of three debutantes in our UKWAL team and she opened up with a fine win in the 400 hurdles, matched by Jodie Favell in the B event. Sprinter Amala Onuora took second in the 100 metres, as did by Susan Bovill a few minutes later.
"Do you want me to run."
Amala has done a little recruiting since the first match, persuading her sister Chichi to turn out in the middle distance events. Chichi has run the London Marathon so 800m and 1500m hold no terrors for her. Three months after giving birth to baby Arthur, Sarah Murphy gave Team Manager Bob Bridges a call on the morning of the match: "Do you want me to run?" A flabbergasted Bob took her up on the offer and with veteran race walker Maureen Noel also offering her services we almost had the middle distances covered.
... she needn't have worried ...
Michelle Nestor was in good form, triple jumping her way to maximum points and going over 5 metres to gain second in the B long jump ... and get second in the B high jump. Stepping up from the Rosenheim League, Jude Turner made her first appearance in a UKWAL match and her 33+ metres third place in the javelin meant that Jodie, relegated to the B event was able to take another win. But Jodie had tweaked a calf muscle in the sprint hurdles and was now unavailable for the relays. Who could step into the breach? Rachel Basford had shown some speed on the long jump run up ... and nervously she took her place on first leg of the 4 x 100 metres. She needn't have worried; she did fine.
And by the time Susan Bovill ended her busy day by anchoring the 4 x 400 metres team the Belles were solidly in fifth and only three points off fourth. If only we could find a pole vaulter ... or a steeplechaser ... there are so many more points available.
100m: 1 A Onuora 12.4; 2 S Bovill 12.8. 200m: 5 A Onuora 25.9; 4 L Aylwyn 27.7. 400m: 2 S Bovill 58.5; 5 J Case 64.9. 800m: 7 C Onuora 2:44.0; no B competitor. 1500m: 7 C Onuora 5:33.0; 7 M Noel W45 6:05.4. 3000m: 7 S Murphy 11:48.5; 6 M Noel W45 12:42.7. 100mH: 3 J Favell; 3 J Case (times not known). 400mH: 1 L Aylwyn 64.7; 1 J Favell (time not known). 2000mSC: no competitor. LJ: 3 R Basford 5.04; 2 M Nestor 5.02. TJ: 1 M Nestor 10.74; 2 S Bovill 9.08. HJ: 4 R Basford 1.55; 2 M Nestor 1.40. PV: no competitor. SP: 7 H Mead 7.25; 7 J Turner 7.08. DT: 6 J Turner 16.63; 6 H Mead 13.60. JT: 3 J Turner 33.50; 1 J Favell 31.31. HT: 1 R Basford 40.81; 5 H Mead 21.34. 4x100m: 4 Belgrave 51.6 (R Basford, S Bovill, L Aylwyn, A Onoura). 4x400m: 3 Belgrave 4:07.0 L Aylwyn 62.7, A Onoura 62.0, J Case 63.0, S Bovill 59.3).
Match result: 1 Crawley 204; 2 Leeds City 200; 3 Herne Hill H 170; 4 Reading AC 168; 5 Belgrave H 165; 6 Liverpool H 145; 7 Channel Islands 107.
British Athletics League Division 1, Match 2, Kingsmeadow, 2 July 2011. Full results
The topsy-turvey world of BAL National One
Alice in Wonderland may well have been at home here, writes Bill Laws. What, you may ask is going on when the winning team of match 1 finishes last in match 2 and the second last placed team in match 1 wins match 2? Something surreal is going on in this topsy turvey world of track and field athletics.
And in the lead up to this match Belgrave had its own déjŕ vu moments as five of our top sprinters reported unavailable for duty leaving Greg Cackett as the only one at the top of his game while Laurence Oboh nursed a thigh strain through the B100 and sprint relay. At one point there were no 200 sprinters for Belgrave! But after running a pb in the 400 a buoyed up Matt Threadgold agreed to jog the A200 for points just 20 minutes later and was rewarded with a time approaching his pb. Another 30 minutes later he anchored the sprint relay and then the long relay teams. Matt was not the only one fighting for points as Will Cockerell ran the B 1500 for a point and an injured Mike Trees slowed dramatically in the 3000 also to gain a point.
What might have been ... but flashes of brilliance
As usual these days it was another case of what might have been. No representation in the B200, B400, B high jump and B steeplechase meant we weren’t contesting 48 points. Add to that 3 fouls in the A hammer and you get the measure of the task ahead.
But several flashes of brilliance and some pleasant surprises kept the team on track for a well fought fifth spot resulting in a League standing of third after two matches. Greg Cackett shaved his pb in winning the A100m in windless conditions. Jonathan Blackledge looks to be coming back to top form as he finished third in a fast finishing A800 won by Harrow’s Olympic contender Andy Baddeley. And ex triple jumper Gary Wilson who has reinvented himself as a sprint hurdler over the winter chose the B110H to run his first ever race over the sticks and was rewarded with a respectable wind legal 15.79 sec timing for third spot.
Once again our middle distance was not well represented and Paskar Owor was left to again give the points an air of respectability finishing second in the B 800 (1.54.37), second in the A1500 (3.52.20) and third in the A3000 (8.23.93) being narrowly beaten by Blackheath and Bromley’s super star Scot Overall; all the more remarkable because all three events took place in within a period of just 1 hour 50 minutes. Not a bad training session.
Throws and jumps men saved our bacon
But once more the throws and jumps men saved our bacon. Greg Beard’s 17.70m win in the shot was a season’s best. Mark Wiseman accumulated 34 points which included a win in the B shot and second in the A discus. Good to see Leith Marar back and to welcome new spear chucker Aaron Crawford. Again throws leader Clifton Green’s “lads” had performed well amassing 74 points for the four throws. Meanwhile Tony Ganio’s jumps squad were doing their best to upstage the throwers. Rob Warensjo won the A pole vault with soon to be married Cameron Johnston backing up with solid B points. Our only representative in the high jump Tom Gardner finished second in the competition. Amosu Babatunde won the A triple jump and David Wellstead leapt a season’s best to gain second spot in the B. With Paul Ogun gaining third place in the A long jump and David Wellstead adding a few points in the B the jumpers had amassed 76 points to again pip the throwers.
Determined to scrap for every point relay teams were assembled which comprised few specialists. The sprint relay team was led off by triple jumper David Wellstead. More renowned for his spring than speed the other teams were well down the back straight while an inexperienced Greg Cackett tried to contain his instinct to flee. Eventually the baton was safely passed and the real business started and a sixth place achieved; more valuable points, even with last place in the long relay which concluded the meeting. With two 400 hurdlers and an 800m man it was left to specialist Matt Threadgold to unsuccessfully avoid the wooden spoon, But the four points gained proved invaluable as fifth place on the day was secured. Their time would have secured 6th place in Match 1 so a valiant effort all round.
Again our physio Chris Lewis helped a number of athletes from both Belgrave and Gateshead to remain in one piece and our grateful thanks to him for a great day’s work.
100m: 1 G Cackett 10.52/0.4; 4 L Oboh 11.11/0.4. 200m: 8 M Threadgold 22.64/-1.0; no B competitor. 400m: 5 M Threadgold 48.31; no B competitor. 800m: 3 J Blackledge 1:51.89; 2 P Owor 1:54.37. 1500m: 2 P Owor 1:52.20; 8 W Cockerell 4:38.60. 3000m: 3 P Owor 8:23.93; 8 M Trees M45 10:34.83. 110mH: 7 JC Roghi 16.58/-0.7; 3 G Wilson 15.79/0.4. 400mH: 6 JC Roghi 54.68; 4 A N'dabia 56.09. 3000mSC: 8 W Cockerell 10:39.30; no B competitor. HJ: 2 T Gardner U20 1.90; no B competitor. LJ: 3 P Ogun 6.98/1.1; 6 D Wellstead 6.27/-0.8. TJ: 1 A Babatunde 15.43/0.2; 2 D Wellstead 13.92/-1.0. PV: 1 R Warensjo 5.00; 4 C Johnston 3.60. SP: 1 G Beard 17.70; 1 M Wiseman M40 14.98. DT: 2 M Wiseman M40 51.35; 1 L Marar M40 47.49. JT: 5 A Crawford 58.58; 5 C Greene 54.16. HT: 5 M Wiseman M40 46.14; 3nt M Richards. 4x100m: 6 Belgrave 44.63 (D Wellstead, G Cackett, L Oboh, M Threadgold). 4x400m: 8 Belgrave 3.24.82 (A N'dabia 52.6, JC Rohgi 51.6, J Blackledge 51.3, M Threadgold 49.4).
Match result: 1 Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow AC 318; 2 City of Liverpool 298; 3 Kent AC 290; 4 Harrow AC 278; 5 Belgrave H 274; 6 Crawley 259; 7 Blackheath & Bromley H 238; 8 Gateshead H &AC 237.
League positions after two matches: 1 Kent AC 13 (590); 2 City of Liverpool 11.5 (575); 3 Belgrave H 10 (571); 4 Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow AC 10 (550); 5 Harrow AC 9.5 (555); 6 Gateshead H &AC 9 (551); 7 Blackheath & Bromley H 5 (506); 8 Crawley AC 4 (476).
Meeting de Sotteville-les-Rouen, France, 2 July 2011.
Men. 110mH: 2 W Sharman 14.07.
Samsung Diamond League, Lausanne, Switzerland, 30 June 2011.
After his horrible training accident last year William Sharman made a promising start to his 2011 campaign in the sprint hurdles at Lausanne, Switzerland, clocking 13.71/1.0 for 8th in the B race. Phillips Idowu had a great triple jump series - 17.26, 17.21, 17.22, 17.52, x, 17.14. In the meantime his rival Teddy Tamgho of France could only pull out one valid jump. The only trouble was that Teddy's valid effort was a monster 17.91 metres to head the World's performances for 2011.
Men. 110mH: 8rB W Sharman 13.71/1.0. TJ: 2 P Idowu 17.52/1.0.
Watford Open Meeting, 29 June 2011.
Men. 100m: 1r4 R Fox 12.71/0.5; 1r8 P Walker 11.55/0.5; 3r11 S Osho 10.90/0.0. 200m: 2r4 R Fox M45 26.15/nwi; 2r7 P Graham 23.76/0.7; 1r9 P Walker 23.27/nwi; 2r11 S Osho 21.96/nwi.
European Classic Meeting, Volenje, Slovakia, 28 June 2011.
Men. HJ: 5 S Oni 2.15.
BMC Gold Standard Races, Stretford, 28 June 2011.
Men. 800m: 5rB J Blackledge 1:53.07.
Woodies AAI U23 Champs, Tullamore, Ireland, 26 June 2011.
Men. 1500m: 4 M Mulhare 3:56.79.
England Athletics U20 & U23 Champs., Bedford, 25-26 June 2011.
A young man in a hurry: Greg Cackett placed 4th in the England Athletics U23 100 metres Championship at Bedford. His 10.56 and 10.53 were wind aided in the heat and semi-final but his run in the final had no such problems. Greg's having a great season - amazing when one considers that it's his first year of athletics.
Matt Threadgold was close to his best ever 400 metres run, clocking 48.72 in the semi-finals.
U23M. 100m: a 4 G Cackett 10.54/0.9 (4s1 10.54w/3.1, 3h4 10.56w/3.1). 400m: a 7s2 M Threadgold 48.79 (3h3 49.07. LJ: b 7 P Ogun 7.21/0.7. PV: b nht R Warensjo. JT: b ndr A Crawford.
U20M. HJ: a 6 T Gardner 1.96. PV: a 6 D Gardner 4.70.
BMAF Champs, Birmingham, 25-26 June 2011.
M50. SP: (7.26Kg) a 5 C Privett 11.37; DT: (1.5Kg) a 6 C Privett 37.97. JT: (700gm) a 5 C Privett 35.81. HT: (6Kg) b 3 C Privett 47.60. WT: (11.34Kg) b 3 C Privett 16.73.
W55. SP: (3Kg) a 1 V Thompson 10.54. HT: (3Kg) a 1 V Thompson 33.35. WT: (7.26Kg) a 1 V Thompson 11.56.
Internationales Lausitzer Leichtathletik Meeting, Cottbus, Germany, 25 June 2011.
Women. JT: 2 G Sayers 62.91.
Rosenheim League Eastern Division Match 4, Battersea Park, 22 June 2011. Full results
Another tight men's match which could have gone either way between Herne Hill Harriers and Belgrave. In fact there was just one point in it with the 4 x 200m relay to go where at the end of the first lap the two teams were side by side. Belgrave's incoming Pierre Walker, who had been in action since the beginning of the meeting, helping to set up the electric timing equipment, overstretched in handing over the baton and tweaked a calf muscle which had him and the baton hitting the deck. While the baton was being retrieved the Herne Hill team got away by 15 metres but by the end of the race it was back to just two metres. Exciting stuff as a Belgrave win here would have meant a drawn match. As it was, Herne Hill prevailed by just two points.
Things were more clear cut in the women's competition where the Belles dropped only one point to score 29 out of a maximum possible 30 - but they still need to win both remaining matches to catch the Serpies. New faces in the team were Jude Turner a cricketer (bowler) and netball player turning her arm to the javelin with good effect, Sandra Alaneme, a prodigious triple jumper, and young Sandra Dike, who ran the 100m and was delighted to be part of a winning relay team.
Many thanks to all the officials who assisted. It was an extremely busy match with so many sprinters taking advantage of the electric timing. Particular thanks to Don Anderson and his team who set up the timing equipment with very little lead time - and just about avoided getting locked in the Park for the night four hours later.
Men. 100: 2 P Bammodu U20 11.33/0.4; n/s 3r3 P Walker 11.66/0.4; 5r3 B Davies 12.60/0.4; 1r6: 1 R Ffrench-Shand 11.15/0.1. 200: 4 A Williams U20 24.22/1.2 n/s 6r2 R McMillan 29.11/1.1; 1r3 R Ffrench-Shand 22.63/nwi; 4r3 B Davies 25.10/nwi; 1r4 P Walker 23.51/0.4. 400: 2 V Woodham-Smith U20 53.83; n/s 4r1 C Minn 54.24; 6r1 W Ireson 57.37; 6r2 R McMillan 64.50; 8r2 E Adu-Baah 68.35. 800: 1 P Owor 1:59.61; n/s 2r1 M Trees M45 2:10.6 5r1 W Ireson 2:17.4; 2r2 L Eguia 2:12.40. 1500: 1 P Owor 4:08.44; n/s 4 M Kiralyfi 4:20.82; 7 L Eguia 4:31.68; n/s 1r1 S Kollmorgen 4:42.60; 4r1 A Luce M45 4:50.54; 5r1 B Barton M45 4:51.74; 7r1 T O’Neill M55 5:04.38. 3000: 1 P Owor 8:57.93; n/s 8 M Trees M45 9:21.55 16 C Dickinson M60 10:55.7*; * = manual time. 400H: 4 S Lamb 65.13. 4x200: 2 Belgrave 1:38.98. TJ: 1 D Wellstead 13.20. PV: no competitor. SP (7.26kg): 1 C Privett M50 10.22; n/s P Mayfield 10.44. JT (800g): 1 P Mayfield 41.16; n/s D Wellstead 38.98; C Privett 33.68.
Match result: 1 Herne Hill H 61; 2 Belgrave H 59; 3 Hercules Wimbledon AC 48; 4 Croydon H 27; 5 Serpentine R 25; 6 Striders of Croydon 12.
Positions after four matches: 1 Herne Hill H 22 (221); 2 Belgrave H 20 (219); 3 Croydon H 15 (155); 4 Hercules Wimbledon AC 12 (150); 5 Serpentine R 8 (91); 6 Striders of Croydon 7 (77).
Women. 100 n/s 3r1 A Onuora 12.65/0.4; 2r2 S Dike U17 13.89/nwi. 200: 4 A Onuora 26.14/0.0. 800: 6 M Noel W45 2:58.69. 4x200: 1 Belgrave 1:53.96. TJ: 1 S Alaneme 11.52. JT (600g): 1 J Favell 31.71; n/s J Turner 32.34.
Match result: 1 Belgrave H 29; 2 Serpentine R 21; 3 Herne Hill H 11; 4 Croydon H 5; 5 Striders of Croydon 4.
Positions after four matches: 1 Serpentine R 21.5 (83); 2 Belgrave H 20 (85); 3 Croydon H 14 (38); 4 Herne Hill H 9 (23); 5 Striders of Croydon 7 (19); 6 Hercules Wimbledon AC 6.5 (21).
Army Champs, Tidworth, 22 June 2011.
Men. HT: 1 J Osazuwa 54.62.
Welsh Champs, Cardiff, 18 June 2011.
Men. HT: 1 M Richards 63.68 (CBP).
NEAA Champs, Sportcity, Manchester, 18-19 June 2011.
Men. 100m: a 5 L Giblin 11.07/-2.7 (1h4 10.79/0.3). 200m: b 5 L Giblin 21.88/-2.1 (2h4 21.68w/4.0).
SEAA Senior & U20 Champs, Ashford, 18-19 June 2011.
Men. 100m: a 6h3 C Webb 11.58/-1.8. 400m: a 6s2 M Threadgold 50.38 (2h1 49.64). 110mH: 5 A Hartis 19.96/0.3. 400mH: a 5h2 JC Roghi 55.59. HJ: a 1 D Edwards 2.15. LJ: a 1 P Ogun 7.14/2.0. TJ: b 4 D Wellstead 13.92w/4.5. PV: b 4 D Gardner 4.70. DT: 5 L Marar M40 50.53.
U20M. PV: a 2 D Gardner 4.80.
Women. 400mH: a 4h2 J Favell 64.31.
3rd European Team Champs, Stockholm, Sweden, 18 June 2011.
Stockholm sees Goldie near top form
Javelin. First throw of the competition and defending champion Christina Obergföll of Germany speared the turf at 66.22 metres - a world leading mark for 2011. Excitement over? Far from it. Goldie Sayers was next up and our Olympic fourth placer hit one of her best throws ever - 64.31m. Neither of these two improved in the next couple of rounds but last throw winner at the Olympic Games Barbora Spotáková of the Czech Republic crept closer with 61.98m and the Russian Mariya Abakumova moved into third with 64.21m. Just one throw left each then and Spotáková launched a mighty 64.40m to push Goldie back into third - only for the Belgrave woman to respond with 64.46m to regain her second spot. A great competition from our National record holder.
Shot Putt. Greg Beard was unable to reproduce his best throws of the year and had to be content with 12th place. He must have been mighty pleased to pull on a British vest though after years out of the sport.
High Jump. With a clear high jump card up to and including 2.20m hopes were high that Samson Oni would at least equal his season's best of 2.24m but on this occasion it was beyond him and he had to settle for 8th.
100 metres. In spite of a whole series of runs just a hundredth or so over 10 seconds, Dwain Chambers could not be regarded as favourite - that mantle had been draped on the shoulders of Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre who had recently set a National record of 9.96. Chambers had a good start and might have been centimetres in front early on, but Lemaitre came through powerfully and it was another French record - 9.95 - while Dwain held onto second in 10.07 a metre and a half ahead of Portugal's Francis Obikwelu.
Men. 100m: 2 (2r2) D Chambers 10.07/1.0. HJ: 8 S Oni 2.20. SP: 12 G Beard 16.97.
Women. JT: 2 G Sayers 64.46.
3rd European Team Champs, 1st League, Izmir, Turkey, 18 June 2011.
Men. 400m: 7 (6r2) D Gillick 46.95.
IMC/GV Ryan Crusaders Meet, Dublin, Ireland, 18 June 2011
Men. 5000m: 1 D Mulhare 14:11.18; 4 M Mulhare 14:22.01.
Herne Hill H Open Meeting, Tooting, 18 June 2011.
Men. 100m: 1rB S Marcus 11.25/-0.4; 4rH B Sogunle U20 12.95/1.7. 200m: 3rB S Marcus 23.00/0.4.
Women. 800m: (mixed) 2rB F Skinner U132:44.45; 6rB M Skinner U13 3:11.75.
BMC Gold Standard Races, Watford, 15 June 2011.
Men. 1500m: 6rA J Blackledge 3:50.87.
Watford Open Meeting, Watford, 15 June 2011.
Men. 100m: 1r1 S Osho 11.02/0.0. 200m: 3r3 R Fox M45 26.23/0.3; 1r7 S Osho 21.95/0.9; 2r7 C Webb 22.19.
SLAN Meeting 2, Croydon, 15 June 2011.
Boys. JC Doukrou - hurdles 17.1, 100m 14.4, LJ 3.92, JT: 10.94.
Girls. S Dike - hurdles 15.3, 300m 47.6, LJ 3.35
Internationales Pfingstsportfest, Rehlingen-Siersburg, Germany, 13 June 2011.
Men. HJ: 3 S Oni 2.18.
Meeting National D1 de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France, 12 June 2011.
Men. 100m: 4 D Chambers 10.09/0.9.
BMAF Throws Pentathlon, Milton Keynes, 12 June 2011.
M50. 2 C Privett 3256 (HT: 41.66, SP: 10.71, DT: 36.63, JT: 34.25, WT: 16.46).
Bedford International Games, Bedford, 12 June 2011.
Men. 100m: 1r5 G Cackett 10.89/-2.8. 200m: 4r3 S Osho 22.39/-0.5.
Women. TJ: 11 S Alaneme 12.15/1.6.
European Classic Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey, 11 June 2011.
Men. 100m: 1 D Chambers 10.17/0.4.
BMC Nike GP., Watford, 11 June 2011.
5,000m pb bonanza at Watford Full results
Four personal records were set by Belgrave 5k runners with Dan Mulhare's 13:58.62 leading the way and taking him to 19th on the Belgrave all-time list. Dan was 7th in the 'A' race while brother Michael ran 14:04.33 and Stephen Sharp ran his best for four years with 14:06.57.
But we'd already been treated to a huge advance by Simon Jones who not only took his best down to 14:06.57 - he outkicked Enfield's Jon Pepper over the last 200 metres to win the B race. Further down the field Mark Pollard was also on a best - 14:38.61.
Men. 1500m: 10rA S Davies 3:42.95; 10rC J Blackledge 3:51.11; 9rD P Owor 3:50.28. 5000m: 7rA D Mulhare 13:58.62; 12rA M Mulhare 14:04.33; 15rA S Sharp 14:06.35; 1rB S Jones 14:06.57; 17rB M Pollard 14:38.61.
Lea Valley Sprints Meeting, 11 June 2011.
Men. 100m: Round 1. 2r13 R Ffrench-Shand 10.81w/2.5.
London Inter-Club Challenge, Copthall Stadium, Barnet, 11 June 2011.
Men. 100m: 2r7 R Fox M45 12.66/2.0.
London Schools Champs, Battersea Park, 11 June 2011.
Junior Boys. 1500m: 2 F Shuriye 4:39.5.
Junior Girls. 200m: 7h1 F Skinner 30.8. 800m: 4h1 F Skinner 2:47.2.
Memorial Premo Nebiolo, Turin, Italy, 10 June 2011.
Men. HJ: 5 S Oni 2.19.
Women. JT: 1 G Sayers 60.30.
NCAA Div 1 Champs, Des Moines, IA USA, 9 June 2011.
Men. 1500m: dnf K Gauson.
Rosenheim League Eastern Division Match 3, Wimbledon Park, 8 June 2011. Full results
Cameron Webb made his Rosenheim début and really seemed to enjoy himself. Arriving only ten minutes before the 100 metres he was still keen to run - and pulled out an 11.1 for the win, following up with a 200 metres victory and a relay run. Evergreen Chris Privett took care of the hammer, David Wellstead the triple jump ... and of course Paskar Owor turned the middle distance events into a training session in preparation for the BMC Meeting this coming Saturday night.
Race walker Maureen Noel turned out for the 1500 metres and as a result, with no gaps on the team sheet, the Belles took their first win of the season. Winners were Hazel Mead in the discus and Jodie Favell in the high jump while Susan Bovill found 58.6 only good enough for second in a hot 400 metres that wouldn't have disgraced a UKWAL match.
Men. 100m: 1 C Webb 11.1. 200m: 1 C Webb 22.4; n/s 3r2 K Adjepong 25.2. 400m: 5 W Ireson 57.9; n/s 5r1 M Trees M45 60.4; 5r2 R McMillan 64.9. 800m: 1 P wor 2:01.2; n/s 4 M Trees M45 2:08.1. 1500m: 1 P Owor 4:19.3. 3000m: 1 P Owor 8:43.6; n/s 5 M Trees M45 9:14.2; 7 L Eguia 9:26.5. HJ: 2 W Ireson 1.55. TJ: 1 D Wellstead 13.04. DT: 2 C Privett M50 32.23; n/s P Mayfield 26.75. HT: 1 C Privett M50 39.77; n/s/ P Mayfield 28.69. 4x200m: 3 Belgrave 1:42.3 (K Adjepong, W Ireson, R McMillan, C Webb).
Match result: 1 Belgrave H 58; 2 Hercules Wimbledon 55; 3 Herne Hill H 49; 4 Croydon H 35; 5 Striders of Croydon 17; 6 Serpentine 11
Positions after three matches: 1 Herne Hill H 16 (160); 2 Belgrave H 15 (160); 3 Croydon H 12 (128); 4 Hercules Wimbledon 8 (102); 5 Striders of Croydon 6 (66); 6 Serpentine 6 (65).
Women. 400m: 2 S Bovill 58.6. 1500m: 4 M Noel W45 6:15.6. HJ: 1 J Favell 1.45. DT: 1 H Mead 23.51. 4x200m: 1 Belgrave 1:59.5 (H Mead, H Ryan, J Favell, S Bovill)
Match result: 1 Belgrave H 27; eq2 Hercules Wimbledon/Serpentine 15; 4 Croydon H 11; 5 Herne Hill H 6
Positions after three matches: 1 Serpentine 16.5 (62); 2 Belgrave H 14 (56); 3 Croydon H 11 (33); 4 Hercules Wimbledon 6.5 (21); 5 Striders of Croydon 5 (15); 6 Herne Hill H 5 (12).
Loughborough Uni v Achilles v Combined Services, Loughborough, 8 June 2011.
Men. PV: 3 R Warensjo (Lough) 4.90.
Lea Valley Sprints Meeting, 8 June 2011.
Men. 100m: 6r5 B Sogunle U20 12.12w/3.2; 6r7 A Williams U20 11.92w/3.6; 1r9 P Bammodu U20 11.11w/2.4; 5r9 P Walker 11.42w/2.4; 2r13 R French-Shand 10.81w/2.5. Series 2 4r4 B Sogunle U20 12.28w/3.7; 3r5 A Williams U20 11.90/0.0; 1r8 P Walker 11.10w/3.1; 8r11 P Bammodu U20 11.36w/2.3; 4r13 R French-Shand 11.03/1.1.
Meeting Pro Athlé Tour de Montreuil, Montreuil-Sous-Bois, France, 7 June 2011.
Men. 100m: 4 D Chambers 10.09/0.9.
UK Women's League Division 3, Match 1, Kingsmeadow, 5 June 2011. Full results
Belles growing in strength
There are signs that our women's team is gaining a little in strength and with luck, and in spite of a long trip to Leeds to come later in the season, hopes are high that we should hold our place in the UKWAL this summer. One certainly can't fault the Belles on team spirit and if we could just persuade a few middle distance runners to join Tilly Heaton on the track, we could start shooting for the top half of the division.
Everyone doubled and tripled up and our leading points scorer and only winner Jodie Favell took on additional duties as she scoured the streets of Kingston looking for triple jump ace Michelle Nestor - lost on the way from the station! Great to see Rachel Basford in action: the hammer's her speciality and what a classy competition that was with 41 metres-odd only good enough for 4th, but the long and high jump also received Rachel's attention where she scored even more points. Super-vet Vilma Thompson boosted the heavy events and looks forward to a 'special' birthday coming up this year which should see her setting club records with just about anything than can be launched as a missile. Also scoring good points was Hazel Mead who set three pbs by the end of the afternoon.
Key in the sprints is the ever-competitive Amala Onuora and with Haylene Ryan equally committed in the B events, good points were stacked up here. One lap stars Susan Bovill and the aforementioned Jodie teamed up with these two for a great run in the sprint relay and then Jess Case joined in for the long relay in spite of having already twice raced an entire circuit earlier in the day.
Great work everyone ... and we look forward to match two at Crawley.
100m: 4 A Onuora 12.43; 3 H Ryan 13.35. 200m: 5 A Onuora 26.11; 7 H Ryan 28.23; 400m: 4 S Bovill 57.82; 6 J Case 64.71; 800m: no competitor. 1500m: 8 T Heaton 5:54.94; no B competitor. 3000m: 8 T Heaton 11:58.13; no B competitor. 100mH: 2 J Favell 15.54; 4 J Case 18.67. 400mH 1 J Favell 64.40; 3 J Case 73.09. HJ: 4 R Basford 1.50; 3 M Nestor 1.40. LJ: 2 R Basford 4.89; 3 M Nestor 4.29. TJ: 2 M Nestor 10.54; 2 S Bovill 9.48. PV: no competitor. 2000mSC: no competitor. SP: 8 V Thompson W55 9.11; 5 H Mead 7.10. DT: 7 V Thompson W55 24.88. 4 H Mead 21.58. JT: 2 J Favell 32.01. 4 V Thompson W55 23.71. HT: 4 R Basford 41.16; 4 H Mead 23.20. 4x100m: 2 Belgrave 50.19 (S Bovill, H Ryan, J Favell, A Onuora). 4x400m: 4 Belgrave 4:10.0 (J Case 67.5, A Onuora 63.0, J Favell 61.0, S Bovill 58.5).
Teams: 1 Herne Hill H 256; 2 Reading 196; 3 Liverpool 188; 4 Crawley 161; 5 Channel Islands 160; 6 Belgrave 159; 7 Leeds 129; 8 Coventry 93.
British Athletics League Division 1, Match 1, Copthall Stadium, Barnet, 4 June 2011. Full results
Darvin the magnificent - Olympic and World Champs qualifier in the high jump
Diary notes 31st May. “Bank Holiday weather fine, Belgrave team looks good. Happy days”. 1st June. “Still no final OK from several athletes. Better chase again.” Result. Three withdrawals due to recent injuries. 2nd June. "Two more withdrawals plus others competing abroad. Ouch, Ask the four Squad Managers to mix and match their squads for best points”.
We all know that Friday teams look very different from Monday teams, writes Bill Laws, but the lead up to match 1 was more traumatic than usual. In the end a squad of just 19 performed above expectations pulling back from a difficult start to be just one point off the lead with the long relay to go. Where the team had suffered particularly badly was in the one lap event and not surprisingly we failed to contest the last relay and drifted back to finish a creditable third. This had all the hall marks of the last match of last season when the squad was reduced to just 18 and managed to amass only 186 points. This time our merry band excelled themselves to produce a total of 297 points with a combination of quality performances and much determination.
But first an intro to the new men on the block. We welcomed four new members to the squad. First, Greg Cackett who last year retired from football to take up sprints. In a few short months he has made a big impression and his Belgrave BAL debut produced a fine third place in a quality A100m followed by anchoring the sprint relay squad to a solid fourth place. In the pole vault we welcomed two new members - Robert Warensjo who finished second in the A event with 4.80m losing only on count back and 17 year old Daniel Gardner who won the B with a fine 4.60m clearance. Daniel was looking for a 4.80m height to qualify for the World Youth championships. Despite his disappointment he agreed to step in to cover the B high jump a couple of hours later equalling his pb to gain second and more good points. More about the high jump later. Another new addition was Babatunde Amosa who not only won the A triple jump but also finished fourth in the B long jump. And the last new squad member was Cameron Webb who came to run a non scoring 100m and finished up running the A400 to keep the points total moving.
Jumps and throws are big earners
The creation of a new team management structure with 4 squads looks as though it passed its first test with flying colours. There were two big point scoring squads. Tony Ganio’s jumps men snapped up 92 of the 112 points on offer. aided by Paul Ogun who came third in the A long jump and third in the B triple jump. and Darvin Edwards in the high jump. Darvin produced a quite enthralling demonstration of controlled power as he not only decimated Dalton Grant’s 15 year old Nat 1 League record of 2.21m but went on to get a first time clearance at 2.25m followed by a World and Olympic qualifying jump of 2.28m. Not surprisingly he was awarded man of the match. Not to be out done Clifton Green’s throws squad mixed and matched to make up for the loss of Mick Jones and Mark Allen. They banked 85 points from 112 on offer. Mark Wiseman won the A discus and finished second in the B hammer and B shot. These last two events were taking place at the same time due to problems with the inside hammer cage. The hammer was changed to the cage outside the arena and Mark could be seen striding purposefully between the two, such was his determination to gain good points. Greg Beard won the A shot, B discus and had one heave with the spear. Clifton Green doesn’t like head winds and his javelin fell short of expectations and Matthew Richards threw the hammer but was affected by a cold that had stopped his training over the last week.
The middle distance squad was just a three man band with Paskar Owor topping the individual points score of the day with a personal contribution of 34 smackers! Just five days after the London 10k he had lost a bit of speed finishing fifth in the A800, fourth in the A1500 but redeemed himself to win the A5000 having steadily overhauled the early break away leader from Gateshead. Meanwhile James Kelly jetted in from Madrid to gain third in the B 1500 and B 5000. The final member of our middle distance squad was Will Cockerell, ever eager to add to his all time points total gaining 7 valuable ones by strolling round the B800 and finishing a creditable 6th in the chase as our only representative. The chase had a somewhat unreal air because the water jump was excluded as it was less than half full due to lack of water pressure.
A full complement of sprinters
After last year, when we had six sprinters injured, it was a relief to have a full complement this year. Laurence Oboh has just re-surfaced having retired in 2005 at the tender age of 21. He has no miles on the clock so we expect great things from him. Luke Giblin ran a pb in the B200 to finish third but Craig Fleming was dqd in the B100 although it was the man in the lane next to him who jumped the gun. With no established sprint hurdles or 400m men it was left to Jean Charles Rhogi to add some creditability to these events. In the 400H he was third at hurdle 8 but faded to fourth. Nonetheless these were much better points than in recent years but with no B string man more points were lost. JC went on to finish third in the B110H and seventh in the B 400m. Matt Douglas doesn’t train these days but ran the sprint hurdle A race for a point.
Finally a big thanks to our new match physio Chris Lewis who worked on most of the team to get them to their next event. They really appreciated his efforts.
So all in all an encouraging day. Congratulations to Gateshead who did well to win so far from home. They host match 3 and it will be there that our fate will be decided.
100m: 3 G Cackett 10.46w/2.5; dq C Fleming. 200m: 7 L Oboh 22.09w/2.4; 3 L Gibling 21.56/1.4. 400m: 8 C Webb 51.10; 7 J Roghi 55.36. 800m: 5 P Owor 1:54.09; 8 W Cockerell 2: 21.61. 1500m: 4 P Owor 3:55.93; 3 J Kelly 4:04.82. 5000m: 1 P Owor 14:44.76; 3 J Kelly 15:21.29. 110mH: 8 M Douglas 16.92; 3 J Roghi 16.08. 400mH: 4 J Roghi 54.97; no B competitor. 3000mSC: (no water jump) 6 W Cockerell 9:55.93; no B competitor. HJ: 1 D Edwards 2.28 (BAL Div 1 Record, St. Lucian Record); 2 D Gardner 1.75. LJ: 3 P Ogun 7.13/1.5;4 B Amosa 6.49w/3.7 (6.15/1.6). TJ: 1 B Amosa 15.52w/2.2; 4 P Ogun 13.45w/2.3. PV: 2 R Warensjo 4.80; 1 D Gardner 4.60. SP: 1 G Beard 17.47; 2 M Wiseman M40 14.08. DT: 1 M Wiseman M40 51.07. 1 G Beard 45.96. JT: 4 C Green 57.77; 8 G Beard 35.82. HT: 4 M Richards 59.53; 2 M Wiseman 48.44. 4x100m: 4 Belgrave 42.38 (L Gibling, C Fleming, L Oboh, G Cackett). 4x400m: no team.
Teams: 1 Gateshead 314; 2 Kent 300; 3 Belgrave 297; 4= City of Liverpool and Harrow 277; 6 Blackheath 268; 7 Windsor SE&H 232; 8 Crawley 217.
Men's Southern League Division 2 (N), Match 2, Colchester, 4 June 2011.
Small team - big heart
In spite of being (unusually) a little short in the throwing department we dropped hardly any points in anything we contested. The sprints were great with Ryan Ffrench-Shand showing how it should be done but all credit to the young guns who travelled all the way to the wilds of North East Essex for non-scoring and relay runs; any of them could have slotted in to win the scoring sprints. Over one lap 17 year-old Vlad stormed the oval and Ben Davies impressed as he stepped up from his more usual 100 and 200 metre events.
Bringing big respectability to the jumps was David Wellstead, thoroughly enjoying himself in the Southern League as an alternative to the British League. Veteran Chris Privett scored well with all things throwable but gave the triple jump a miss this time, leaving this to Simon Lewis who with Tony Hartis popped up all over the place to keep things ticking along. But for every advance there seemed to be a middle distance event following for which we had no cover and instead of romping away with the match we finished just nine points down on the winners but in third spot.
100m: 1 R Ffrench-Shand 11.2; 1 P Graham 12.3; n/s 1r1 P Bammodu U20 11.4; 2r1 P Walker 11.4; 3r1 B Davies 12.4. 200m 1 R Ffrench-Shand 22.6; 1 P Graham 25.4; n/s 1r1 P Bammodu U20 23.4; 2r1 A Williams U20 24.1; P Walker 23.6; R McMillan 28.6. 400m 2 V Woodham-Smith U20 53.7; 1 B Davies 54.8. 800m: 4 R McMillan 2:29.7; no B competitor. 1500m: no competitor. 5000m: no competitor. 110mH: 2 A Hartis 21.7; 1 S Lewis 24.2. 400mH: no competitor. 3000mSC: no competitor. HJ: 3 S Lewis 1.40; 3 P Walker 1.10. LJ: 1 D Wellstead 6.16; 1 S Lewis 5.46. TJ: 1 D Wellstead 13.33; 1 S Lewis 10.89. SP: 3 C Privett M50 10.41; 3 A Hartis 7.47. DT: 2 C Privett M50 33.58; 4 A Hartis 15.63. JT: 3 D Wellstead 39.72; 2 C Privett M50 34.27. HT: 2 C Privett M50 42.02; 3 A Hartis 15.23. 4x100m: 1 Belgrave 46.8 (A Williams, P Walker, R Ffrench-Shand, P Bammodu) 4x400m: 1 Belgrave 3:54.1 (P Graham 60.4, B Davies 55.9, P Walker 59.0, V Woodham-Smith U20 59.0).
Teams: 1 Bedford 86; 2 Braintree 80; 3 Belgrave 77; 4 West Suffolk 75.
League positions after two rounds: 1 Luton 8 (211.5); 2 Bedford 8 (187); 3 Harlow 6 (206.5); 3 Barnet & Dist 6 (196.5); 4 Colchester 6 (195); 5 Huntingdon 6 (192); 6 Belgrave 6 (188); ... 16 teams in all.
International Flanders Athletics Meeting, Oordegem, Belgium, 4 June 2011.
Men. 100m: 1 D Chambers 10.27/-2.3.
ENEA Cup, Bydgoszcz, Poland, 3 June 2011.
Men. TJ: 1 P Idowu 17.52w/3.3 (17.32/1.7).
Festival of Miles, St. Louis, MO USA, 1 June 2011.
Men. 1 mile: 8 D Gauson 4:04.91.
Watford Open, 1 June 2011.
Men. 100m: 2r3 R Fox M45 12.94/0.0. 200m: 5r5 P Walker 23.63/0.7. 1500m: 5r11 T Trees U15 4:35.68; 4r14 M Trees M45 4:18.75. 3000m: 12r2 M Trees M45 9:09.56.
Zlatá Tretra, Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, 31 May 2011.
Men. HJ: 4 S Oni 2.24..
CAU Inter-Counties Champs., Bedford, 29-30 May 2011.
Two mighty wins came from Belgravians. Goldie Sayers took the women's javelin with 61.61 metres and Greg Beard was a whopping 75cm clear of the next man in the shot with 17.06 metres.
Men. 100m: a 6s1 C Fleming (WD Scotland) 10.91/1.9 (6h3 10.80/0.2). HJ: a 10 T Gardner (Sussex) 1.95. SP: a 1 G Beard (Yorkshire) 17.06.
Women. JT: a 1 G Sayers (Cambs) 61.61 (1QA 57.97).
Surrey Masters Champs., Ewell Court, 28 May 2011.
M35. SP: 1 P Mayfield 11.14. DT: 1 P Mayfield 33.81. JT: 1 P Mayfield 43.22. Heavy HT: 1 P Mayfield 10.62. WT: P Mayfield 10.62.
M45. 1500m: 1 A Luce 4:52.6; 2 B Barton 4:52.8.
M50. SP: 1 C Privett 11.23. DT: 1 C Privett 37.42. JT: 1 C Privett 31.87. HT: 1 C Privett 47.40. Heavy HT: 1 C Privett 16.25.
W55. SP: 1 V Thompson 10.86. DT: 1 V Thompson 28.19. JT: 1 V Thompson 22.53. HT: 1 V Thompson 34.03. Heavy HT: 1 V Thompson 12.03.
BMC Nike Grand Prix, Sportcity, Manchester, 28 May 2011.
Men. 1500m: 5r1 S Davies 3:44.10. 5000m: 5rC M Pollard 14:44.88.
NCAA Division 1, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. 26-29 May 2011.
Men. 1500m: K Gauson (c 5s 3:46.82, a 1h 3:48.38).
Samsung Diamond League Meeting, Rome, 26 May 2011.
Men. TJ: 1 P Idowu 17.29.
27° Grand Pręmio Brasil Caixa 2011, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 26 May 2011.
Men. 100m: 1 D Chambers 10.05/0.0.
Rosenheim League Eastern Division Match 2, Croydon, 25 May 2011.
A single point ahead at the end of the evening, Herne Hill Harriers denied the Bels a Rosenheim League win at windy Croydon. Greg Cackett was the class of the 100m field but was nevertheless disappointed with his 10.9. Attempting a 400m/800m/1500m/3000m quadruple as a training session, Richard Ward came unstuck after the second event when a twanging hamstring had him reduced to a walk in the home straight of the 400m. Hopefully it will turn out to be not too serious.
Men. 100m: 1 G Cackett 10.9; n/s 3r4 R Fox M45 13.2. 200m: 3 A Williams U20 24.2; n/s 4r2 R Fox M45 26.6; 7 T Trees U15 28.8. 400m: 4 R Ward 65.8 (torn hamstring); n/s 2r1 W Ireson 57.6; 4r1 R McMillan 64.0; 5r2 T Trees U15 62.5. 800m: 1 R Ward 1:58.7; n/s 5 R Norville 2:09.3; 8 T Trees U15 2:22.1. 1500m: 2 (scoring 1) M Trees M45 4:24.0. 3000m: 3 (scoring 2) M Trees M45 9:26.1. HJ: 2 D Wellstead 1.45. JT: 2 P Mayfield 38.91; n/s C Privett M50 32.44. HT: 1 C Privett M50 (7.26kg) 40.63; n/s P Mayfield 27.65. 4x200m: 3 Belgrave 1:47.4 (A Williams U20, T Trees U15, R McMillan, R Fox M45).
Match result: 1 Herne Hill H 58; 2 Belgrave H 57; 3 Croydon H 47; 4 Striders of Croydon 32; 5 Serpentine 17; 6 Hercules Wimbledon 15.
After two matches: 1 Herne Hill H 12 (111); 2 Belgrave H 9 (102); 3 Croydon H 9 (93); 4 Serpentine 5 (54); 5 Striders of Croydon 4 (49); 6 Hercules Wimbledon 3 (47)
Women. 100m: 1 A Onuora 13.1; n/s 1 H Ryan 13.7. JT: 2 H Ryan 19.85. 200m: n/s mixed 3r2 A Onuora 26.5.
Match result: 1 Serpentine 21; 2 Striders of Croydon 15; 3 Croydon H 13; 4 Belgrave H 11; 5 Hercules Wimbledon 6
After two matches: 1 Serpentine 12 (47); 2 Belgrave H 8 (29); 3 Croydon H 8 (21); 4 Striders of Croydon 5 (15); 5 Herne Hill H 3 (6); 6 Hercules Wimbledon 2 (6)
Sấo Paulo Caixa de Atletismo, Sấo Paulo, Brazil, 22 May 2011.
Continuing his Brazilian adventures, Dwain Chambers came within 2/100ths of cracking 10 seconds for the 100 metres with the wind spot on the maximum allowed - 2 metres per second. He now has a nice little streak of five wins out of five since 23 April in California.
Men. 100m: 1 D Chambers 10.01/2.0.
Loughborough International, 22 May 2011.
Representing Wales Matthew Richards set another personal best in the hammer with 64.69 metres, hot on the heels of his previous best throw of 63.58m set the previous weekend. Winners at Loughborough were Samson Oni who beat Darvin Edwards on count back in the high jump, and Greg Beard who is beginning to impress mightily with the shot, pushing it out to 17.56m.
1500m: 7 S Davies (Wales) 3:49.24. HJ: 1 S Oni (Lough) 2.18; 2 D Edwards (gst) 2.18; nht T Gardner (Lough). PV: 8= R Warensjo (Lough) 4.80. SP: 1 G Beard (Eng) 17.56. HT: 7 M Richards (Wales) 64.69.
Grande Pręmio Caixa/SESI de Atletismo, Uberlândia, Brazil, 18 May 2011.
Men. 100m: 1 D Chambers 10.13/-0.7.
BMC Gold Standard Races, Watford, 18 May 2011.
Men. 1500m: 8rA J Blackledge 3:50.67; 8rA S Sharp 3:51.13.
Watford Open, Watford, 18 May 2011.
Men. 200m: 2r4 P Walker 23.39/0.3. 400m: 3r3 P Walker 54.94. 800m: 1r3 T Trees U15 2:17.07. 3000m: 14r2 M Trees M45 9:00.05.
Caixa Governo do Para del Atletismo 2011, Belém, Brazil, 15 May 2011.
After a series of races in which strong headwinds had ruined times, Dwain Chambers at last set his season's best tumbling as he ran 10.16 seconds to win by over 2 metres.
Men. 100m: 1 D Chambers 10.16/0.6.
West Wales Champs., Swansea, 15 May 2011.
At Swansea in the West Wales Champs. Matthew Richards sent his hammer winging out to a new personal best to win the title.
Men. HT: 1 M Richards 63.58.
Surrey County Champs., Kingsmeadow, 14-15 May 2011.
Jodie Favell was busy, winning the javelin and picking up medals in the 100m and 400 metre hurdles events. Greg Cackett and Ryan Ffrench-Shand were finallists in the 100m and 200m respectively and Richard Ward launched a blistering finish to take five seconds out of the bunch over the last 250 metres of the 5000 metres - winning in 15:01.98 - before celebrating somewhat overnight and coming back to place third at 1500m the next day.
Senior Men. 100m: b 4 G Cackett 10.92/-1.3 (1h2 11.01/-1.4). 200m: a 5 R Ffrench-Shand 22.80/-0.5 (2s2 23.55/-4.9, 3h3 23.43/-2.4). 1500m: b 3 R Ward 3:58.73. 5000m: a 1 R Ward 15:01.98. DT: a 4 L Marar 47.57.
U20M. 100m: a 6 P Bammodu 11.60 /01.9 (3h1 11.76/-4.3)
Senior Women. 100mH: a 2 J Favell 16.25/-3.5. 400mH: b 3 J Favell 64.04. JT: a 1 J Favell 33.71.
Middlesex Champs., Mile End, 14 May 2011.
Men. 100m: 1 5 L Oboh 10.80w/3.1 (2s1 10.83/1.2, 3h1 10.99/2.0).
Humberside Champs, Hull, 14 May 2011.
Men. 100m: 1 L Giblin 11.0. 200m: 1 L Giblin 22.7.
Cardinal Twilight Classic, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, 13 May 2011.
Men. 800m: 1 K Gauson 1:49.43.
Rosenheim League, Eastern Division Match 1, Battersea Park, 11 May 2011.
Men. 100m: 5 B Davies 12.5; n/s 5r1 R Fox M45 12.9; 5r2 B Sogunle 12.7. 200m: 5 B Davies 25.4; n/s 6r1 R Fox M45 26.8. 400m: 2 V Woodham-Smith U20 53.5; n/s 3 W Ireson 61.1; 4r1 R McMillan 63.5. 800m: 5 W Ireson 2:18.4. 1500m: 4 R Norville 4:33.8. n/s S Kollmorgan 4:39.6. 3000m: 3 M Byansi 9:50.4; n/s S Kollmorgan (race walking) 13:18.4. 2000mSC: 1 D Mason 7:10.2. LJ: 1 D Wellstead 5.70. DT: 2 P Mayfield 32.49; n/s C Privett M50 35.17. HT: 1 C Privett M50 7.26kg; n/s P Mayfield 27.23. 39.62. 4x200m: 3 Belgrave 1:45.9 (R Norvill, R McMillan, R Fox M45, B Davies).
Match result: 1 Herne Hill H 53; 2 Croydon H 46; 3 Belgrave H 45; 4 Serpentine R 37; 5 Hercules Wimbledon 32; 6 Striders of Croydon 17.
Women. 100m: n/s 4 S Dyke 13.7. 200m: 1 S Dyke 29.5. LJ: 1 J Favell 4.56. DT: 1 V Thompson W50 26.00. HT: n/s H Mead 4kg 22.54; V Thompson W50 3kg 32.34.
Match result: 1 Serpentine R 26; 2 Belgrave H 18; 3 Croydon H 8; 4 Herne Hill H 6.
Full results (.xls)
Loughborough Students v Army v Birmingham University, Loughborough, 11 May 2011.
Men. HJ: 1 T Gardner (Lough) 2.00. PV: 2 R Warensjo (Lough) 4.90. SP: 2 J Osazuwa (Army) 11.66. HT: 3 J Osazuwa (Army) 55.29.
Scottish Loughborough Trials, Glasgow, 8 May 2011.
Men. 5000m: 5 M Pollard 14:42.46.
N. England League Division 2EC, Wakefield, 7 May 2011.
Men. 100m: 1r1 L Giblin 10.9.
Southern Leaguers start with a win
National record for Darvin Edwards
Men's Southern League Division 2 (N), Match 1, Battersea Park, 7 May 2011.
Leaping to a personal best of 2.27 metres, high jumper Darvin Edwards updated his own St. Lucian national record. Coming into the competition when all others had fallen by the wayside, Darvin cleared1.80m, 2.00m, 2.10m, 2.15m and 2.20m all at first attempts but needed a second try at 2.24m which equalled the All-Division Southern League Record set back in 1980. The bar was then set at 2.27m which he sailed over first time. Three reasonable attempts at 2.30m followed. 2.27m puts Darvin 12th in the World for 2011 but is 1cm shy of the qualifying height for the IAAF World Championship in Daegu, Korea, later this year.
Meanwhile on the track, using the borrowed starting blocks of 1980 Olympic Gold Medallist Allan Wells, Greg Cackett, coached by Margot Wells, made his first team appearance for the Bels, clocking 10.75 for the 100 metres. Greg is new into the sport having previously been a soccer player.
These and many other wins set the Bels on course for a clear match win and they ended up second in the division after the first round.
Men. 100m: 1 G Cackett 10.75/0.5; 1 R Ffrench-Shand 11.20/0.4; n/s 1r1 S Osho 11.07/0.9; 3r1 S Marcus 11.31/0.9; 1r2 P Bammodu U20 11.32/0.8; 4r2 P Walker 11.47/0.8; 1r3 K Akinnuoye U20 11.45/0.6; 4r3 B Sogunle U20 12.49/0.6. 200m: 1 R Ffrench-Shand 22,37/?; 1 S Marcus 23.27/? n/s 6r1 R Fox M45 26.91/?; 2r2 K Akinnuoye U20 23.47/?; 4r2 A Williams 24.30/? 400m: 1 V Woodham Smith U20 52.39; 1 P Walker 56.06; n/s 4r1 W Ireson 58.48; 6r1 R McMillan 63.53. 800m: 1 P Bogues 2:06.81; 1 R Norville 2:07.0; n/s 3 W Ireson 2:14.13; 5 T Trees U15 2:20.50. 1500m: 1 L Eguia 4:31.78; 1 R Norville 4:33.51. 5000m: 1 L Eguia 16:50.70; 1 M Byansi 17:18.65. 110mH: 1 A Hartis 18.35/1.2; no B competitor. 400mH: no competitors. 3000mSC: no competitors. HJ: 1 D Edwards 2.27 (League record); P Walker nht. LJ: 1 B Bozhinov 6.71; 1 A Hartis 4.93; n/s D Wellstead 5.63. TJ: 4 A Hartis 9.56; 4 C Privett M50 7.10. PV: 2 R Collier 2.60; 1 P Mayfield 2.40. SP: 1 R Collier 12.55; 2 P Mayfield 10.64; n/s C Privett M50 10.34. DT: 2 P Mayfield 32.87; 1 R Collier 32.11; n/s C Privett M50 34.89. JT: 1 P Mayfield 40.22; 1 R Collier 38.62; n/s C Green 59.22; D Wellstead 40.48; C Privett M50 36.13. HT: 1 C Privett M50 41.36; 1 P Mayfield 27.99. 4x100m: 1 Belgrave 44.09 (A Williams, R Ffrench-Shand, S Marcus, G Cackett). 4x400m: 1 Belgrave 3:51.9 (R Norville 57.9, W Ireson 58.7, R McMillan 61.2, V Woodham-Smith 54.1).
Teams: 1 Belgrave H 111; 2 London Heathside 83; 3 Cambridge & Coleridge 79; 4 Queens Park H 64.
League positions after one round: 1 Luton 116.5; 2 Belgrave 111; 3 Bedford &C 102; 4 Milton Keynes 102; 5 Colchester 102; 6 Watford 94; 16 teams in all.
Watford Open, 4 May 2011.
Men. 100m: 2r4 P Walker 11.65/-0.1; 200m: 3r4 P Walker 23.80/-1.7.
Trafford GP, Stretford, 3 May 2011.
Men. 1500m: 3r1 J Blackledge 3:50.35.
BUCS Champs, Bedford, 30 April-2 May 2011.
Men. 800m: 7s2 P Owor 1:57.95 (1h1 1:55.6). 1500m: 10 P Owor 3:53.72 (5s2 3:53.33, 3h1 4:02.97). HJ: 7 T Gardner 1.98. PV: 2 R Warensjo 5.00.
Southern Women's League, Kingsmeadow, 30 April 2011.
Women. 400m: 1 S Bovill 57.2. 100mH: 1 J Favell 15.4. 400mH: 1 J Favell 64.2.
Stan Lyons Invitational, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, 30 April 2011.
Men. 800m: 2h1 K Gauson 1:49.84.
Steve Scott Invitational, Irvine, California, USA, 30 April 2011.
Men. 100m: 1 D Chambers 10.39/-2.8.
Crawley AC Open, K2 Crawley, 24 April 2011.
Women. HT: 2 R Basford 43.59.
UCSD Triton Invitational, San Diego, California, USA, 23 April 2011.
Men. 100m: 1h1 D Chambers 10.57/-3.4.
Watford Open, 20 April 2011.
Men. 100m: 2r4 P Walker 11.59/0.3; 1r5 G Cackett 10.72/0.2. 200m: 1r4 P Walker 23.55/0.5. 1500m: 9r5 L Eguia 4:39.85; 11r5 T Trees U15 4:40.68.
Medway & Maidstone Open, 16 April 2011.
Men. JT: 2 C Green 56.41.
Mt SAC Relays, Walnut, California, USA, 14-16 April 2011.
Men. 100m: 8rE D Chambers 10.36/0.7. 1500m: 1 K Gauson 3:40.59. 5000m: 20rB D Gauson 14:19.53.
Kingston upon Hull Open, 10 April 2011.
Men. 400m: 1 L Giblin49.29.
Wakefield Spring Open, 10 April 2011.
Men. SP: 1 G Beard 16.60.
Miami Invitational, Oxford, Connecticut, USA, 9 April 2011.
Men. 800m: 4 K Gauson 1:53.46. 1500: 1 K Gauson 3:46.41; 6 D Gauson 3:51.15.
Sun Angel Track Classic, Tempe, Arizona, USA, 9 April 2011.
Men. 100m: 2h1 D Chambers 10.51/-1.2.
Watford Open, 6 April 2011.
Men. 3000m: 14r2 M Trees M45 9:22.2.
Hercules Wimbledon AC Young Athletes Meeting, Crystal Palace, 3 April 2011.
U17W. 100: S Dike 14.25. 200m: S Dike 30.14.
U15G. 100: O Peckham 14.23. 200m: O Peckham 30.07; F Skinner 32.30. 800: F Skinner 2:40.99. LJ: O Peckham 3.96m.
U13G. 200m: M Skinner 37.90. 800: M Skinner 3:17.30.
Mike Poehlin Invitational, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, 2 April 2011.
Men. 800m: 1 K Gauson 1:53.07.
New South Wales Champs., Olympic Park, Sydney, Australia, 26 March 2011.
Men. 10000m: 1 R Dessaix-Chin 29:35.80.
European Indoor Masters Champs., Ghent, Belgium, 16-20 March 2011.
M40. SP: d M Wiseman 15.57. DT: c 2 M Wiseman 51.52. HT: d 5 M Wiseman 49.06. Wt: b 3 M Wiseman 15.61.
W55. SP: c 3 V Thompson 11.11. HT: d 6 V Thompson 30.71. Wt: a V Thompson 12.16.
Middlesex Indoor Champs., Lea Valley, 6 March 2011.
Men. 200m: 3 P Walker 22.98.
Kent Indoor Champs., Lea Valley, 6 March 2011.
Men. 60m: 3 S Marcus 7.06 (1h2 7.12).
Alex Wilson Invitational, South Bend, Indiana, USA, 5 March 2011.
Kris Gauson became the latest member to duck under what still remains the magic figures of four minutes for the mile. He placed third in the Alex Wilson Invitational, reducing his personal record from 4:00.31 to 3:59.74.
Belgrave four minute milers
Times recorded while members of Belgrave Harriers. Others have beaten four minutes before they became Belgravians.
3:51.02 John Gladwin – 19 Aug 1987.
3:54.70 Andrew Graffin – 23 Aug 2002.
3:56.52 Andrew Lloyd – 27 May 1990.
3:58.49 Neil Speaight – 28 Jan 2006.
3:59.74 Kris Gauson – 5 March 2011.
Day 3. At last Dwain Chambers seemed "switched on" in defence of his European Indoor Championship 60 metres title. Strongly away he took a metre out of Lemaitre and at 40 metres was ahead of the field ... and holding it ... but what was this? A flash of green far to his left as the finish neared ... and it was the old campaigner Francis Obikwelu carrying his Portugese colours through the line for the win as Dwain prematurely dipped. There was just 1/100th of a second between them - 6.53 to 6.54. Lemaitre took the bronze medal in 6.58.
Day 2. After a sluggish start Dwain Chambers looked far from convincing in the first round of the 60 metres sprint, placing 3rd in his heat with 6.71, but nevertheless progressed to the semi-final stage. An improvement here saw him win his race in 6.61 seconds but it was very close with Martial Mbandjock of France given the same time. Francis Obikwelu of Portugal was also timed at 6.61 in winning the third semi but one has to say that Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre, winner of semi two with an electrifying last 30 metres to set a lifetime best of 6.55, looked the most outstanding sprinter on display.
Day 1. A late selection for the Irish team, Dan Mulhare was unable to achieve his target of a place in the final and maybe a sub-8 minute time for 3,000 metres. It's always a difficult in the heats of these competitions where nobody wants to totally commit themselves for fear of overdoing it in the early rounds. Dan himself took up the running in the second kilometre in an attempt to keep to an honest pace throughout and maybe go through as a fastest loser but with a few laps to go he was at the back of the leading bunch and lost a little ground as the inevitable acceleration kicked in. Nevertheless, he placed 6th in with 8:04.57, the first four finishing in a tight bunch in the 8:01s. He was 15th fastest of the 26 entrants.
Men. 60m: c 2 D Chambers 6.54 (b 1s1 6.61, 3h5 6.71). 3000m: a 6h3 D Mulhare 8:04.57.
Melbourne Track Classic, 3 March 2011.
Men. 5000m: 16 R Dessaix-Chin 14:07.32.
Horizon League Indoor Champs., Geneva, Ohio, 27 February 2011.
Men. 800m: 1 K Gauson 1:51.40 (ht 1:53.57). 1 mile K Gauson 4:07.86.
Surrey County Indoor Champs., Sutton, 26-27 February 2011.
U15G. 60m: 3h1 O Peckham 8.93.
BMAF Indoor Champs., Lea Valley, 26-27 February 2011.
M40. SP: b 1 M Wiseman 14.79. DT: a 1 M Wiseman 50.23. HT: b 1 M Wiseman 47.52.
M50. SP: b 1 C Priovett 11.05. DT: a 1 C Privett 40.51. JT: a 2 C Privett 46.97.
W55. SP: a 1 V Thompson 11.10. HT: a 1 V Thompson 28.78. Wt: a 1 V Thompson 11.76.
McCain City Challenge, Cardiff, 26 February 2011.
Men. PV: 4= R Warensjo 5.02. SP: 3 G Beard 16.97.
Showtime Super Series, Lea Valley, 23 February 2011.
Men. 60m: 3r1A S Osho 7.07 (4r1B 7.01). 200m: 5rA P Walker 24.21. 400m: 3 S Reidy 52.40.
BUCS Indoor Champs., Sheffield, 19-20 February 2011.
Men. 1500m: 5s1 P Owor 3:57.33.
AAI Indoor Champs., 19-20 February 2011.
Men. 60m: b 4s1 C Fleming 6.94 (1h6 6.94). 3000m: b 1 D Mulhare 8:05.26 (1h1 a 8:04.26).
SCVAC Indoor Champs., Lea Valley, 19 February 2011.
M40. SP: 1 M Wiseman 15.47 (rec).
Aviva Indoor GP, Birmingham, 19 February 2011.
Men. TJ: 1 P Idowu 17.57.
UK Indoor Champs & European Trials, 12-13 February 2011.
Men. 60m: a 1 D Chambers 6.57 (1s2 6.61, 1h4 6.68); 5h5 R Ffrench-Shand 7.01. 1500m: b 4 S Davies 3:45.69 ( a 2h2 3:48.82). 3000m: b 4 D Mulhare 8:02.20. PV: a 6 R Warensjo 5.11. SP: b 4 G Beard 16.91.
Husky Indoor Classic, Seattle, Washington, USA, 12 February 2011.
Men. 1 mile: 3rB K Gauson 4:01.38.
Scottish Indoor Champs., Glasgow, 12 February 2011.
Men. 3000m: 6 M Pollard 8:47.37.
Inter Varsity Match, Loughborough, 9 February 2011.
Men. 60m: guest race 1rA M Threadgold 7.04. 400m: guest race 3rA M Threadgold 48.50. HJ: 3A T Gardner 1.98. PV: 1B R Warensjo 5.00.
McCain City Challenge, Sheffield, 6 February 2011.
Men. 60m: 3 C Fleming 6.97; 400m: 2 M Threadgold 49.2; 60mH: 7 D Feeney 8.21. SP: 3 G Beard 16.75.
Women. LJ: 7B J Favell 4.74; SP 8B J Favell 9.15.
Birmingham City Games, 5-6 February 2011.
Men. 60m: a 2s3 D Chambers 6.72 (1h5 6.82); 4h1 L Giblin 7.11. 200m: b 3s2 L Giblin 22.14 (1h7 22.36). HJ: b 3= T Gardner 2.00.
Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow AC Open, Eton, 5 February 2011.
Men. 60m: 1r14A P Walker 7.41; 4r16A A Williams U20 7.56; 60mH: 1r2 C Minn 8.75; 3r2 A Hartis 9.59 (dnf r2).
SECTA Weight Pentathlon, Ewell, 5 February 2011.
Implements: HT, SP, DT, JT, WT.
M35. P Mayfield 2394 (30.22, 10.51, 33.24, 39.77, 10.68).
M50. 1 C Privett 3351 (45.67, 10.34, 38.87, 32.84, 16.81).
Meyo Indoor Meeting, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, 5 February 2011.
Men. 1 mile: 12 K Gauson 4:17.75.
NSW & All-Comers, Sydney, Australia, 3 February 2011.
Men. 5000m: 5 16:25.72.
Celtic Indoor International, Cardiff, 30 January 2011.
Men. 3000m: 1 S Davies 8:12.33.
London Indoor Games, Lea Valley, 29-30 January 2011.
Men. 60m: b 2r5A R Ffrench-Shand 6.88; 1r22A S Marcus 7.15; 3r3B R Ffrench-Shand 6.93; 4r8B S Marcus 7.11; 3r7B A Williams U20 7.49. 200m: a 1rF A Williams 24.15. 400m: a 1rG S Reidy 52.62. 60mH: a 1r4A C Minn 8.92; 2r4A S Reidy 9.19; 4r4A A Hartis 9.57; 4r3B C Minn 8,82; 2r4B S Reidy 9.24; 3r4B A Hartis 9.55. TJ: b 6 D Wellstead 13.40.
Women. 60m: b 6r3A A Onuora 7.93; 1r5B A Onuora 7.93.
Indiana Indoor Relays, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, 28 January 2011.
Men. 1 mile: 3 K Gauson 4:00.31.
All-Comers, Sydney, Australia, 27 January 2011.
Men. 3000mSC: 2 10:29.62.
Scottish Athletics Open, Glasgow, 23 January 2011.
Men. 60m: 1 C Fleming 6.97.
Welsh Indoor Champs., Cardiff, 22-23 January 2011.
Men. 800m: b 1 S Davies 1:55.46 (1h3 1:56.35); 1500m: a 1 S Davies 3:47.71 (1h1 3:57.54). PV: 1 R Warensjo 5.05
Gladstein Indoor Invitational, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, 22 January 2011.
Men. 800m: 1 K Gauson 1:52.56.
Loughborough Open, 22 January 2011.
Men. 60m: 1r5A S Marcus 7.14, 4r2B 7.15; 1r14A M Threadgold 7.16, 2r3B 7.15, 1r9B 7.19, 2r12B 7.10.
SEAA Indoor Champs, Lea Valley, 15-16 January 2011.
Men. 60m: b 4s1 W Bennett-Jackson 6.91 (2r13A 7.00, 2r3B 6.93); 5s1 R Ffrench-Shand 6.94 (2r11A 7.06, 2r5B 6.92). 60mH: a 5h1 C Minn 8.85; 6h1 A Hartis 9.58. HJ: a 1 D Edwards 2.20. TJ: b 4 D Wellstead 14.08.
NEAA Indoor Champs, Sheffield, 15-16 January 2011.
Men. 60m: dq s2 L Giblin (2h3 7.14). 200m: 3 L Giblin 22.27 ( 1s2 22.19, 1h2 22.57). SP: 2 G Beard 16.53.
Vault Manchester, Manchester Sport City, 15 January 2011.
Under 23 Men. 3 R Warensjo 5.12.
Metaswitch Open Meeting, Lea Valley, 2 January 2011.
Under 20 Men. 60m: 2r3A K Akinnuoye 7.34 (1r3B 7.24); 3r4B A Williams 7.51.
Sale Open Meeting, Manchester, 2 January 2011.
Men. 60m: 2r2A L Giblin 7.10; 4r2B L Giblin 7.44. 200m: 1r3 L Giblin 22.45.