SAM (TEAM MANAGER) REPORT:
Well done everyone!!!
Our 2nd round at Cheltenham started a little chilly but the sun was doing it’s best to break through for what promised to be a sunny ish (!) day…
Special shout outs to Harry Williams for coming back after leaving to run the Relay as more drop outs happened… Thomas King & Ruby Saunders who got moved about quite a bit and Lucas Harrell who was prepared to come early at the last minute for the 200m if needed. Molly Bryant and Beth Clarke who had school commitments first and Imogen Latham who stepped in last minute for the girls relay, Laura Chance won the 1200m by a country mile and Katie Whittaker stepped off the track after the 1500m and straight into the 4x300m Relay! SUPER proud of everyone’s team spirit and commitment.
Out next match is Sunday June 23rd at our home ground YOSC with it’s BRAND NEW TRACK!! It was a shame to have 3 or 4 athletes “dropping out” in the week leading up to this match, however it is an improvement on the 12 last time! Please, please can I ask for 48hrs notice where possible so I can offer the places to other athletes and give them enough time to prepare, especially parents who all of a sudden have to drive somewhere!
This is NATIONAL level, it’s an awesome opportunity and stands out on the power of 10 profile… please talk to your coaches and ensure training is correct leading up to the competition, you should be “peaking” on the day – not too tired. Remember to warm up and cool down PROPERLY…. you are national level athletes and need to look after yourselves!
However, despite the team gaps your/our athletes have 110% and did your club, me and your coaches proud with your efforts… We finished in 6th place, with only 40 or so points difference between us and 5th place. This is an amazing achievement considering we had a small boys team and gaps in the u13 girls team and lost a whole boys relay team. We had SO many PB’s too!! Adam Nolan pb’d in 300m again, Hannah Holman through 35m in hammer and nearly 7m in shot and Eve Saunders stepped in to do hammer last minute for those valuable points! Theo Spurrell also stepped into hammer last minute and won! Will Taylor pb’d in Shot, Henry in Javelin, Maddy H-S in Javelin and Amy Nolan in High Jump – to name only a few!!!!
I’d also like to say a MASSIVE thank you to the parents that help on the day and all our officials which stand all day officiating, also earning us valuable points, we had the 2nd highest officials points, you are all amazing…
Results posted on the fb group page. Please notify me within 24 hours if anything is wrong.
The 2nd round of the lower age group YDL yesterday at Cheltenham started a little chilly but the sun was doing it’s best to break through for what promised to be a sunny ish (!) day…
Special shout outs to Thomas King and Ruby Saunders who got moved about quite a bit; Lucas Harrell who was prepared to come early at the last minute for the 200m if needed; Molly Bryant and Beth Clarke who came after school commitments first; Imogen Latham who stepped in last minute for the girls relay; Katie Whittaker who stepped off the track after the 1500m and straight into the 4x300m Relay; Hannah with a fantastic hammer throw that flattened the 35m cone (sadly a no throw though!); Theo who won the hammer stepping in at the last minute, and Harry Williams who was on his way home when he got a call to come back to take part in the U15 boys 4 x100m relay … which they won in style!
We still had quite a few gaps in the team, but all but all our athletes gave 110% and did us proud! We finished in 6th place, with only 40 or so points difference between us and 5th place. This is an amazing achievement considering we had a small boys team and gaps in the U13’s girls team and lost a whole boys relay team at the last minute.
We had SO many PB’s too!! Take a look at this list… and we’ve probably missed some too! (comment below of your PB is not mentioned here!)
Adam: 300m, hurdles
Luke: HJ, hurdles, discus
Theo: 100m, hammer
Imogen: 100m, LJ
Naomi: 300m, hurdles
Theo: 100m, 200m
Leon: 200m, Shot
Akira: 100m, 800m
Henry: 1500m, javelin
George: HJ, LJ
Natasha M: 75m, 150m
Maddy: hurdles, javelin
Amy: HJ, Shot
Natasha R: shot, javelin
A massive well done to all our athletes, whether or not you got a PB this time, you all contributed points and are a vital part of the team! Well done to team manager Sam, who encouraged the athletes all day, as well as having to make lots of last minute changes as needed!
A huge thank you also to the parents that help on the day and to all our officials, who also earn us valuable points, we had the 2nd highest officials points of the match! Our officials team did the pole vault, amongst others, which started at 1m70 and finished at 3m70 – taking over two hours!
Next match is June 23rd. If you’re in school years 6, 7, 8 or 9 and would like to take part please get in touch with our fabulous team manger Sam!