ALDER VALLEY BOYS LEAGUE FINAL – READING SUNDAY SEPT 11th
With two major WSEH AC coaching groups opting not to support the Alder Valley Boys League Final at Reading, coupled with the start of the soccer and rugby seasons, it was a much depleted team that contested the match the last track match of the season. Not surprisingly the local club finished in last place in the 6 club match won by the host club Reading AC.
Despite the gaps in the team there were some good individual performances from those WSEH athletes present.
NATIONAL UK DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE FINALS
The WSEH AC Young Athletes travelled to Bedford on Saturday and Sunday to contest the National Finals of the UK Athletics Youth Development League where the local club were pitted against the best that the North and Midlands could offer. In fact WSEH were one of only three clubs to contest the Under 15/13 final on the Saturday and the U20/17 final on the Sunday – an achievement in itself.
Under 15/13 Final– Satuday 2nd Sept
NATIONAL UNDER 17/15 CHAMPIONSHIPS – BEDFORD
WSEH AC added to their already considerable tally of National Champions from the Senior, U23 and U20 competitions with two more gold winners at the National U17/15 Championships at Bedford over the weekend.
WSEH AC had five athletes in action at the Rio Olympics, with Morgan Lake making the Final of the High Jump. Morgan, the current UK U20 Record Holder with 1m94 had high hopes of at least equalling the UK Senior Record of 1m98 set by Katrina Johnson-Thompson in the Heptathlon early in the Games. Morgan did well to make the Final cut with 1m94 though she failed to raise her game with 1m93, she finished well out of the medal hunt.
British Athletics League, Premier Division – Hendon
WSEH AC’s stay in the top flight of British League athletics proved to be a short one when they were relegated after one short year from the British League Premier Division at Hendon on Saturday. With injuries and holiday absentees playing a part, and with their fate already sealed, the local club fielded only a token team.
1. Birchfield Harriers(Birmingham) 390pts
2. Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers 313
3. City of Liverpool AC 299
4. Woodford Green AC 282
5. Newham & Essex Beagles 262
UK Athletics Senior Championships
WSEH AC added to their already significant list of National Champions in the UK Athletics Senior Championships at Bedford over the weekend with three gold award winners plus a whole host of other excellent performances. Taylor Campbell added the Senior Hammer title to his previously won U23 title with a throw of 68m59. Amy Holder was another WSEH thrower to top the podium in the Discus with a winning effort of 52m73. WSEH track athlete to make his mark was Alex Tovey, winning the traditional Emsley Carr Mile in 4m07.22.