Stevenage and North Herts Athletic Club Championships and Open competition took place at Ridlins Stadium on Saturday. Club athletes either participated in the Championship (3 events of their choice – a Minithon) or just did one or two events in the Open. The weather was kind and the technology worked – both photo finish and EDM were in use. Many Club athletes took the opportunity to post season’s best and personal best performances and a number had a go a new event.
The overall Women’s Club Champion was U20 Libby Taylor – SP, DT and HT (8m38, 24m82 and 45m77) with Senior Shannon in 2nd and U17’s Annabelle Howells and Aimie Taylor in 3rd. Senior Dylan Baines took the Men’s title – 100m, HJ and JT (11.74, 1m75 and 27m39) with U17 Will Galliford in 2nd and U20 Ed Laws in 3rd.
In the younger age groups, there were wins for U11 Priscilla Nethmi Tibenderana and Oliver Rose, U13 Georgia Sutcliffe and Horatio De-Vyott, U15 Kyle Gall Gray and Lucy Baverstock.
Three of the Clubs Jumps/Hurdles Squad opted to keep U17 Isaac Whitten company in the last event of the day, the 1500m Steeplechase – a great way to cool down! Barrier clearances techniques however provided the best photo opportunities of the year, with U17 400m hurdler Jake Sutton having an early bath. Joined by Ed Laws and Jamie Joseph they finished a clear 2 minutes behind Isaac who only got his feet wet. Photos by Michael Joseph and Paul Pickard should be entered for the COMET Sports Photograph of the Year.
Full results and photos on the website.
The Winter Fixture List – Cross Country and Indoors will be on the website mid-October.