Tamworth Athletic Club Senior A Team travelled to Cheltenham on Sunday for he third
round fixture of the division 1 battle.
With a slightly depleted team, due to injuries and athletes not available, all the athletes
competing stepped up to be counted. And after a blistering hot day Tamworth finished in
second place just behind Bristol and West /Yate, but ahead of Birchfield Harriers, Cheltenham and County, Notts AC and Wolverhampton/Bilston AC.
Harry Everitt took 2nd place in his 100mtrs in 11.4sec, 2nd in the 200mtrs in 22.6 and leapt out to 5.97m in the long jump.
Dan Cartwright took first in his 100mtrs in 11.3s while Jacob Spencer also took first place in his 200mtrs in 22.8sec. Tom Ainsworth ran 50.5 for yet another 2nd place in his 400mtrs.
The multi-talented Adam Young took 2nd place in his 400mtr hurdles with a time of 68sec, ran a time of 20.3 sec in his 110mtr hurdles. Whilst in the field he tripled jumped 10.01mtrs, high jumped 1.75mtrs and pole vaulted 2.80mtrs
Anthony Parkes, recently back from injury, ran 2min 0.9sec for his 800mtrs and 53.1sec for his 400mtrs.
Andrew Woods ran a well-timed race to second place in the 800mtrs in 2min 6.3seconds.
Tom Randolph competed for the club for the fist time this season and won the 1500mtrs in 4min 7.5sec.
Stephen Parkes took a brace of silvers in the 2000mtr steeple chase and the 1500mtrs with times of 6min 32.4 sec and 4min 12.2 sec respectively. He followed this up
with his first long jump in 10 years, leaping out to 5.45mtrs for 3rd place.
Tamworth’s distance duo of Sylvain Letendart and Ben Evans competed in the 5000mtrs and finished with times of 16min 56.9sec and 17min 16.3seconds.
Alex Berrow took gold in the shot with a seasons best 12.14mtrs, snatching the win in the
Kane Densley, still recovering from injury, took two second places, the first in
the shot with 9.08mtrs followed up with the javelin and 34.17mtrs.
Greg Richards also took second place in his javelin with a seasons best performance of 41.38mtrs.
The men’s 4 x 100mtr relay team of Everitt, Densley, Sheriff and Spencer took first place in 43.8 seconds with the 4 x 400mtr team of Ainsworth, Sheriff, Spencer and Randolph
following their lead taking first place in 3min 28.2seconds.
In the ladies team, Amy Bowen, running into a head wind, took 2 thirds in the 100 and
200mtrs in times of 12.9 and 26.3seconds.
Lucy Wheeler also ran 12.9 seconds in her 100mtrs for second place and in the field she cleared 1.80mtrs in the pole vault for 3rd place and heaved the shot out to 7.57mtrs.
Alice Mellor was placed third in the 200mtrs in a time of 26.6sec just 0.1 behind the first 2 athletes.
Isabelle Neville took 2nd place in the 400mtrs in 61.2 seconds.
Eve Clawley took first place in her 400mtrs in 59.5 seconds, 3rd place in the
800mtrs in 2min 23.6 seconds, then leapt 8.40mtrs in the triple jump.
Beth Devonshire ran both the 100mtr hurdles and the 400mtr hurdles in times of 20.1 sec and 81.2 sec for a 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Emily Findlater took on the same double and took 2 silvers in 20.3sec and 70.3 seconds. Emily also competed in the long jump and finished with a leap of 6.06mtrs.
Sian Lewis had a tough day, starting with a long jump of 3.85mtrs and then competing in the 800mtrs, where she took 2nd place in 2min 26.8seconds, and the 1500mtrs in 5min 59.3seconds. Older sister Laura Lewis-Waters had an even harder day running both the
1500mtrs and the 3000mtrs where she finished in times of 6min 22.5sec and 13min
The great Sarah Williams leapt out to 8.64mtrs in the triple jump and cleared a
height of 2.20mtrs in the pole vault.
Multi-talented Olivia Woodward took 2nd place in the high jump with 1.50mtrs, 3rd in the shot with 9.28mtrs and threw a javelin out to 25.27mtrs.
Youngster Hannah Evans threw 13.06mtrs in the javelin.
In the ladies relays, Tamworth took first place in the 4 x 100mtr in 49.1seconds with the
team of Woodward, Bowen, Mellor and Wheeler. In the 4 x 400 they took second place in
4min 9seconds with the team of Clawley, Neville, Mellor and Findlater.
Tamworth’s final league fixture is on Sunday 5 th August at Notts AC