With no Club fixture a number of WSEH AC athletes chose to contest the Under 17/15 Championships at Bedford and the British Masters Championships in Birmingham – with varying degrees of success.

Under 17/15 Championships – Bedford
The best results in these championships came from the females. Rachel Okoro’s switch to the Under 15’s Triple Jump from the Long Jump again paid dividends with a 3rd place bronze medal with a leap of 11m27.
In the U17 Age Group, Ayoola Babalola also secured the 100m bronze award with her time of 12.19secs.
Josh Pearson looked good for a medal in the U17 400m, winning his heat in 50.72secs. However, he had to settle for 4th place in the final with his slower time of 50.94secs.
There was a 6th place for Klaudia Walas in the U17 Triple Jump with her 10m86 effort. Carys Ward was also 6th in the U15 Javelin with her throw of 35m40.
The U15 Long Jump saw Kate Beadle in 7th place with her jump of 5m02.
Francesca Williams was well short of her best in the U17 Hammer, taking 8th place with 51m35. This was the same position gained by Liliana Burn in the U15 competition with 38m70.
Ellie Cleveland went out in the heats of the U17 200m in 27.53secs, whilst Marvin Tchangua’s loss of form this summer continued with his 9th place in the U17 800m in 2m07.1.

British Masters Championships – Birmingham
At the other end of the age scale WSEH AC’s veteran athletes were amongst the medals in the British Master Championships in Birmingham, with the WSEH throwers leading the way. Barbara Norris and Janet Smith totally dominated the Vet 50 category, with Norris(15m14) and Smith(12m93) taking 1st and 2nd respectively in the Heavy Weight. Norris went on to win the Shot with 10m47 with Smith back in 4th with 8m65. The chance of a trio of gold medals for Norris was lost when she failed to record a valid throw in the Hammer - this opened the way for Smith to grab the gold medal with her seasons best throw of 43m97.
Neil Griffin was in good form in the Vet 70 Shot and Discus taking the gold awards with 11m62 and 39m52. Another gold fell to Chris Mills in the Vet 40 Pole Vault with his 4m10 clearance. Rod Davies was just out of the medals in the Vet 60 Long Jump with his 4th place 4m14.
More medals accrued on the track with Michael Louise securing bronzes in the Vet 35 100m(11.41secs) and 110m Hurdles((15.27secs). Other WSEH placing were:

Vet 35 100m Seriasha Childs 5th 11.54secs
Vet 60 100m Rod Davies 6th 14..78secs