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Double Celebration


Monday 7th September 2020

After a five month wait athletes from SNHAC have finally been able to resume training at Ridlins Stadium, Stevenage. Lock down and water supply problems have seen the stadium closed for a prolonged length of time. Athletes returned to training on Thursday albeit under very different conditions. Small groups working in ‘bubbles’ and by invitation only are now looking forward to a hard winters work!

Sunday saw the opportunity for some Club athletes to find out what sort of shape they were in after the summer training in parks and gardens. Herts Phoenix held a limited events Open at Wodson Park, Ware on Sunday featuring 200m, 400m, 800m, High Jump and Javelin.

Four members took part in the 200m – U17’s Jacob Kinchin-Smith and Jamie Joseph ran 24.1 and 24.73 respectively while U15 Calum Fairey (25.5) and U13 Wilf Page (31.5) both ran personal bests.

In the 800m there was a season’s best for V45 Chris Westcott 2.11.9, and a personal best for Calum 2.16.8. U15 Imogen Rose ran a season’s best 2.42.9 and for U13 Matthew Thompson 2.46.3 was also a personal best.

In the Field Events U17 Ed Laws equalled his high jump personal best clearing 1m75, Senior Moe Sasegbon 1m65 and Jamie Joseph 1m55, while U13’s Toby Hales 1m15 and Eve Farmer 1m - both recording personal best clearances. U20 Georgia Shephard - Gazely threw a personal best of 35m73 in the javelin.