British International Grand Prix Meeting – Birmingham Sat Feb 15th
UK Athletics National Indoor Championships
WSEH AC athletes performed well in the UK Athletics National Championships over the weekend and the local club emerged with two National Champions and two silver medallists.
Nigel Levine successfully defended the 400m title he won last year with a time of 46.82secs as did Rachel Wallader with her winning effort in the Shot with a pb of 16.45m.
Laura Wake grabbed silver in the Ladies 400m in 53.35secs and Shelayna Oskan-Clarke repeated the feat in the 800m in a pb of 2m6.6secs.
Some 150 athletes from as far afield as Manchester and Dorset converged on the Thames Valley Athletics Centre on Saturday to compete in the 3rd of the WSEH AC Winter Indoor Open Meetings.
There was good representation from the local club with a number of WSEH athletes making the top 3 in their event/age category.
In the 60m sprint, hurdler James Bell showed a good turn of speed to win his race, topping the age group with his 7.18secs. Cameron Challis was 3rd placed on 7.18secs.
South of England Cross Country Championships
After the WSEH Successes in the County Cross Country Championships a haul of medals were in prospect at the South of England Cross Country Championships on Hampstead Heat last Saturday. Teams were hit by severable notable absentees and medals only accrued in the Under 17 Ladies event where team silvers resulted. Hannah Novacovic led the WSEH team home in 10th place Tilly Compton–Stewart was 36th, followed by Kathryn Ditton in 43rd place and Isabelle Rayner was 78th. Team winners were Aldershot Farnham & District AC.
There was a medal bonanza for WSEH athletes at the South of England Indoor Championships at Lee Valley Stadium over the weekend.
Joey Watson had a field day breaking his own club record to win the U20 Shot with a magnificent 17m20 and then went on to also take gold in the Senior Shot with a pb of 15m43.