Dorset County Championships – 25/26 May 2013

Georgia Dudman reports on WAC’s big medal haul.

Over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, WAC took part in the Dorset County Championships at King’s Park in Bournemouth. Luckily, there was two days of sunshine, though with a brisk wind at times.  The move to the new date at the bank holiday affected the numbers attending and only one or two athletes contested in some events.  Putting some events together made for better competition, however; medals are awarded for each age category. Anyhow, we had some great highlights.

Paula Hine – making a difference

We were delighted with our Senior Men. In the 5000m Senior Men’s Final, Graeme Furley secured first place in 17m58.1s. Closely following him, Tim Harris arrived second in 18m25.4s In the 400m Senior Men Final, Ronald De-Bique came first in 55.0s He also secured first place in the 110m hurdles Senior Men’s Final.  Paula Hine took silver in the Masters 100 metres race

Our u13 girls’ category also stood out: Charlotte Ayton came first in the girls’ 100m in 13.9 and second in the long jump competition with 4m60. She also won the u13 girls’ discus with 24.44. In the u13 girls’ shot, Nia Burley secured second place with 6.10m and Rebecca May came third with 6.04m Rebecca May also came second for the u13 girls’ high jump with a 1.30m result. Ellie Stark took a bronze medal in the 70 metre hurdles.

Notably, for the u13 boy’s category, Liam Murphy-Parry and Elliott Symes came first and second place (respectively) in the 800m and the 1500m. Jack Ayton, who secured a score of 1.35m, won the u13 boy’s high jump. ElliotT Symes was also second in the shot with 6.00m and Alexander Long won the javelin with 19m82.

The u15 category also saw success. Ryan Long came second in both the boys’ 100m and boys’ 200m and won the hurdles in 12.6 followed home by Dominic Flavell for silver. Dominic took a bronze in the triple jump. Joe Miles and Tom Bourne secured first and second place (respectively) in the 1500m.  Joe also won the high jump with 1m48 with Lucas Noble in third place. Tom Boulton won the pole vault with 2m20

Having won the shot with 9m82 and the javelin with 24m67, Bethan Burley came second in the girls’ 75m hurdles and third in the girls’ 200m. Moreover, Abi Morgan and Kelly Snook secured first and second place (1m50 and 1m45 respectively) in the high jump competition.  Kelly also won the pole vault with 2m10.

We also did well in the u17 category. Sharon Hutchings secured third place in the 100m with a 13.7s score. She also took third place in the 200 and 800 metres and second place in the 300. Abbie Hine took bronze in the 1500 rueing the fact that she hadn’t entered the steeplechase. Charlotte Bourne was second in the 3000metres and the discus. Jason Sotheran stood out in this category too, winning both the 800m in 2.06.6 and 1500m in 4.22.7. Ryan Wallbridge was third in the 800 metres.  Liam Winton won the long jump with 5m11 and was second in the javelin. Christian Flavell won the 400 hurdles in 53.1 and the pole vault with 2.00 metres. Ryan Webb was second in the high jump with an impressive 1m80 and in the hurdles in 16.6.  Cameron Stark was second in the triple jump with 11m01.

Callum Kennedy (67) improved the club’s 5000m record by 24 seconds.

In the under-20s Callum Kennedy set a new club record of 15.56.6 in the 5000 metres and won the 2000 steeplechase in 6.45.5.  Matt Curtis showed a return to form with a second-placed high jump at 1m75 and a third-placed discus on 33m57. Jack Snook seems to have recovered well from injury and won the pole vault with 3m80.

Overall, the club walked away from the Championships extremely successful. A full set of the championship’s results can be found at www.powerof10.info

Georgia

T&F County Championships (Day 1) – 25 May 2013
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T&F County Championships (Day 2) – 26 May 2013
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