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International Success for Jess


Friday 1st October 2021

On Saturday, Stevenage and North Herts AC athlete Jessica Astill finished off her season by competing in her first international competition, the SIAB schools home international. She was selected to compete for England after finishing second in the u17 girls 300m at the English national schools’ finals back in July. Firstly, Jess finished fourth in the individual 300m in a time of 40.36 seconds. Later on in the day, Jess was part of the England team when they broke the national record for the 4x300m, winning the race in 2 minutes 37 seconds. This sees the end of a fantastic season for Jess, which after considerable training disruption due to lockdown, has seen her win 2 national medals.

Also, out in action this weekend was some of the club’s road runners. Competing at the Standalone 10k, including the Herts veteran’s county championships. The highest finisher of the day was Chris Westcott, who finished in 11th position overall, and 4th in the V40 age group in a time of 36 minutes and 19 seconds. Next was Trevor Mason, who finished overall 126th and 18th in the V50 age group in 46 minutes and 8 seconds, and lastly Tony Carolan was 448th and 31st in the V60 age group in 58 minutes and 36 seconds.

Overall, this weekend saw a triumphant end to the track season, as our athletes now look towards the road and cross-country season in the coming months.