The Holiday Club run by SNHAC Coaches, Coaching Assistants and Leaders started today with 30 youngsters enjoying being coached in a variety of events at Ridlins Stadium. Running for the next two weeks 10am – 3pm with morning and afternoon options available, it gives members and non -members the opportunity to try out a new event or gain extra coaching in an event they enjoy. Open to those aged 8-14 and with event specific options available for Club members up to the age of 16. More details from email@example.com
U20 Jess Astill has been selected for the 4x400m relay team at The World U20 Championships in Columbia from 1st-6th August. For a first year U20 this is a great achievement.
Three of the Club’s young athletes gained their County vests at the match in Kingston upon Thames on Sunday. Representing Hertfordshire, Edythe Oughton was seventh in the A 100m – 14.54 and fourth in the B 70H – 12.77. Fred Dilley placed sixth in the A 800m – 2.33.28. Theo Prinsloo was third in the B Discus – 18m47.
Twenty Eight SNHAC Vets/Seniors/U20/U17 Athletes covered as many events as possible on Saturday to ensure a healthy points score and match result in the Southern Athletic League. League leaders Brighton and Hove won with 234 Points, SNHAC 208, Havering 196 and Ryston 94.
In the women’s competition U17’s Lucy Baverstock and Corazon Da’silva won A and B 200m – 27.16 and 27.90. Aimie Taylor won the PV -2m80. Kerry Murch won the A SP, DT, JT and B HT- 10m55, 32m02, 38m and 26m89. Kerry also came 2nd the 400H and B 110H. Libby Taylor won the A HT B SP and DT. Jenny Cotter won the B 2k SC having run 100m, 1500m and 3000m.
In the men’s competition U20 Jacob Kinchin-Smith ran a PB of 22.2 to win the 200m. There were A string wins in the PV and LJ for Dylan Baines -3m40 and 6m31. Chris Westcott won the B 1500m, Adam Searle the B 400H and 2k SC and Bobby Pitman B PV. It was lovely to see Oscar Jopp dropping in during his 12 day visit from the USA, putting on a Club Vest and competing in the JT, DT and SP. Contributing to the great team effort were Alex Pickard, Adam Price, Rhys Williams, Prince Onwuegbuzie, Jake Sutton, Jamie Joseph, Tyler Wannerton, William Galliford, Barry Mainstone, Steve Feely, Steve Mayfield, Shannon Rapacchi, Kirsten Morley, Sandra Reed and Chris Feely. Many thanks to all the Clubs volunteers who helped with officiating, photo finish, results, refreshments and Ray from SBC who ensured the stadium was in tip top condition and worked tirelessly through the day.
In another first for the Club results were processed remotely. Results manager Paul Morris tested positive for COVID during the week so using the Clubs WiFi, results were sent to Paul at home from the photo finish area. Match results were available at the end and could be accessed via a QR code on the Club’s Facebook page.
For the fourth time in a matter of weeks Jess Astill has set another Club U20 400m record. Running in the heats of the England Athletics U20/23 Championships Jess was second on Saturday in 54.45. In the final on Sunday 54.38 saw Jess finish fourth, also in action was U23 Libby Taylor who finished ninth in the Hammer recording 46m89.