Club Achievements 2017

Muller International – Birmingham
WSEH AC had four athletes invited to compete in the televised Muller International Games in Birmingham on Saturday. Of these Shelayna Oskan–Clarke set a new indoor best in the 800m in 2m01.71 but was just pipped on the post for 2nd place. Another to grab a 3rd place was Rachel Wallader in the Shot with her 17m25 effort. In the 60m Hurdles Ben Reynolds ran a pb of 7.87secs for his 5th place which should see him selected for Ireland in the Euro Indoor Championships. Decathlete Ashley Bryant was 6th in the Long Jump with his 7m57.

UK Athletics Indoor Championships and Euro Indoor Trials in Sheffield
WSEH AC were well represented at the UK Athletics Indoor Championships in Sheffield over the weekend – the meeting also being used as a selection guide for the European Indoor Championships in March.

Some 180 athletes from all points to the South and West decended upon the Thames Valley Athletics Centre on Sunday to compete in the 3rd competition in the WSEH AC Winter Indoor Series.
Some 40 plus WSEH athletes were amongst the competitors anxious to establish the progress of their winter training.

The 60m Senior Mens Sprint saw WSEH’s Deji Tobais at his best with a winning time of 6.78secs. Other WSEH athletes to figure prominently were Rhys Durban-Davison and Aaron Richardson – both timed at 7.14secs.

South of England Cross Country Championships
Athletes from the WSEH AC lower age groups were out in force for the South of England Cross Country Championships on Hampstead Heath on Saturday, however it was a disappointing response amongst the Senior Men.

The top result came in the U20 Ladies race where Felicity Johnson claimed an excellent 4th place. She as closely followed by Alex Barbour who was 8th with Isabelle Rayner also running well for her 41st spot.

In the recently published UK Masters National Ranking Lists, WSEH athletes figure prominently with six athletes topping their event/age group category.

Pride of place goes to Barbara Norris, mother of WSEH’s U20 international Hammer thrower Jake Norris. She tops the rankings in the Vet45 Discus with 35m24 and in the Hammer with 43m82. She is also 2nd in the Shot with 19m39 and 6th in the Javelin with 25m44.

The 4th Chiltern Cross Country League match of the series at the Milton Keynes Equestrian Centre saw so few WSEH athletes making the trip, that WSEH slumped down the leader board in terms of overall positions. The local club were particularly short of runners in the younger age group races, with no athletes at all contesting the U17 Mens race, the Under 15 Girls or the U13 Girls races. The one bright spot of the afternoon came from the Mens U20 Team of Adam Moore, Blake Moore and James Tidd that were 3rd placed in the U20 age group.