The cost of competition in terms of time, distance travelled and cost over the weekend to the Clubs Athletes, Parents and Coaches was extensive.
Five of the Clubs Endurance Squad were in action at the CAU National Inter County Championships representing Hertfordshire at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough on Saturday. Competing in Fields of over 300, the best placed finisher was U13 boy Aubrey Murray (82nd), completing his race in a time of 12.50mins, fellow club athlete Casey Wyatt finished in 14.03mins with the Hertfordshire Team finishing 6th. U13 Esme Searle finished the Girls Race in 15.08mins and the Hertfordshire team finished 25th. U15 Abigail Manson finished 137th in 18.13mins with the team placed 29th and U17 William Galliford placed 182nd with the Herts Team finishing 14th.
The Clubs poles along with coaches were also on their travels to Sheffield and Cardiff. U17 Athletes Bobby Pitman and Jamie Timms were in action at the England Athletics Combined Events Championships in Sheffield finishing in 20th and 21st places. Competing in the 60m, LJ, SP, HJ, 60H, PV and 1000m Bobby had PB performances in the shot 9m08, PV 2m63 and 1000m 2.57.91 for 3386 points, while Jamie, in his first indoor heptathlon recorded PBs in all seven events and was particularly pleased with a long jump of 5m50 and hurdles of 9.72. Final point score 3186.
In action at Vault Cardiff on Sunday Shannon Rapacchi was delighted with a Seasons Best performance of 3m41 and Second Claim member Aimie Taylor jumped a PB of 3m21.