The first day of the 2022 County Championships took place at Stevenage on Saturday featuring 1500m, Vets and Relay events.
Twelve Club members challenged for medals in the 1500m. The closest race of the day was the U17 men’s race where SNHAC’s Will Galliford raced HPX’s George Ward to the line winning in 4.20.0 with George clocking 4.20.1! Abigail Manson was third in the U17 Girls race in 4.57.5 and Tyler Wannerton was second in the U20 Men’s race in 4.36.06. Also competing were U13s Casey Wyatt, Oliver Rose and Casey Wannerton, U15’s Aubrey Murray (4th 4.53.0), Patrick Thorne, Matthew Thompson and Harrison Lund along with U17’s Imogen Rose and Isaac Whitten.
Competing in the Vets Championships M45 Chris Westcott won his 1500m in 4.32.06. M55 Steve Mayfield collected gold medals in the long jump, triple jump, shot, discus and javelin, while W65 Joylyn Saunders Mullins won her Javelin competition and husband Tim won the hammer.
The afternoon finished with 4x100m and 4x400 relays. The Club put out 5 teams in 4x100m and 2 in the 4x400m. There were wins for the U13 Boys and U20 Women with U13 Girls, U15 Boys and U17 Girls finishing second. In the 4x400m both U20 Women and U20 men won their races.