Club Achievements 2018

As Windsor Slough Eton and Hounslow's (WSEH) Jake Norris, who heads up one of the best club Hammer squads in the UK, moves towards the close of his 2018 season, he can reflect on an impressively successful year.
Jake joined the athletic club in 2010 and has been with his hammer coach, Paul Dickenson since the age of 12. Dickenson himself a two time Olympian and has developed for WSEH, what is arguably one of the strongest club hammer squads in the UK.
Like other athletes of his calibre, Jake gained a sports scholarship at the Louisiana State University (LSU) and headed there in August of last year. Having finished his first indoor season in the US with a British best in the 35 pound weight discipline, his focused turned to the 2018 outdoor season.

At his first outdoor competition for LSU in March he broke the British Junior Record in the senior weight hammer with a throw of 70.98 metres. He extended this record twice more, culminating with a bronze medal at NCAA Finals with a 73.24 metre throw.
The beginning of April saw Jake break the British Under twenties record with 79.55 metres, a distance he extended to 80.45 at the British National Championships shortly after his return to the UK, despite still suffering from jet lag.
Selection for the U20 World Championships followed, where Jake proved his ability to cope in pressure situations. He won the gold medal, again breaking his own record, with a massive 80.65 metre throw!
Jake still holds the British Youth Record with the 5k hammer, which he gained when winning the Silver Medal at the European Youth Championship in 2016, with a distance of 79.20m. A sign of his immense ability.

Despite his status on the UK list, Jake is a consummate club athlete, competing for WSEH whenever his busy schedule allows.

WSEH’s three athletes competing in the World Junior Championships in Finland, all performed with distinction. Jake Norris won the Hammer event with a new GB Junior Record of 80m65 whilst Bayley Campbell also made the Final finishing in 6th place with a best of 71m28. Alex Haydock-Wilson was the lead off runner in the GB 4x400m Relay which took the bronze medal.


Following their recent victories in the National Championships, Morgan Lake (High Jump) and Megan Marrs(100m Hurdles) have been selected to compete for the UK in the World Cup competition next weekend in London.
WESH have four athletes competing in the World Junior Championships this week in Finland. Jake Norris and Bayley Campbell both compete in the Hammer whilst Alex Haydock-Wilson is selected for the 4x400m relay. 2nd Claim WSEH member Josh Zeller will tackle the 110m Hurdles.

UK Womens League Premier Division – Edinburgh

British Championships and World Cup Trials – Birmingham
WSEH AC were well represented in the British Athletic Championships at Birmingham over the weekend with 20 athletes attempting to secure a place in the UK team for the World Cup.

WSEH AC totally dominated the 3rd match in their Southern League Div 1 series finishing some 70 points ahead of the second placed club.

Match result:
1. WSEH AC 252pts
2. Belgrave Harriers 170
3. Reading AC 127
4. Bedford 7 County AC 120

Out of the 34 event programme WSEH provided 43 individual winners, with A and B winners in 17 of the events thus delivering maximum points.

National Under 23/Under 20 Championships – Bedford
WSEH AC dominated the National Under 23/Under 20 Championships at Bedford over the weekend emerging with 5 National Champions and 6 athletes in the silver or bronze medal positions.
Pride of place goes to Jake Norris, who only returned from his university in the USA 3 days previously. He set a new National Record in the Under 20 Hammer with a throw of 80m45, which ranks him No 2 in the World this year. In the silver medal position was Bayley Campbell who set a pb of 73m42.