At the Ivanhoe Challenge Cross Country event on 16 February, Charlotte and Sophie Perry took 1st and 2nd place in the Year 11 Girls race. Jesse Bradley finished 2nd in the Year 5 & 6 Boys race, with Corin Bradley 25th and William Newman in 51st.
Charlotte Evans came 36th for the Year 5 & 6 Girls.
Finally, Luca Bradley finished 2nd in the Year 7 & 8 Boys race.17th February
At the City of Birmingham Indoor Games on Sunday 17th February, Camron Harrison vaulted 2.80m. Amy Cook vaulted 2.50m and both Ruby Coldwell and Charley O’Neill made 2.40m
On the track, Jacob Spencer took first place in the U17 Men’s 200m with 22.31 secs and Arantxa Middleton clocked a PB of 43.50secs in the U15 Girl’s 300m.
Luke Jones won the Senior Men’s 800m with 1:57.84 and then ran 4:15.03 in the 1500m.
Club Secretary Derek Bolton, clocked 1:17.40 at the Rugeley 10 Mile.
15th to 17th February
At the BUCS Indoor Championships in Sheffield, Hayley Mills won the 60 metres with a time of 7.32secs It was a superb race with Hayley pushing all the way. In the 200 metres Hayley came 1st again with a time of a time of 23.49secs.
Tom Randolph took silver in the 800 metres with a time of 1:53.29 and Luke Jones won his heat to make it to the semi-finals.
Away from the track, James Woolley
jumped 5.64m in the Long Jump.
A handful of Tamworth AC’s young athletes made the trip to Leeds for the ECCA Saucony English National Cross Country Championships.
Harewood House provided a beautiful backdrop in the early morning mist as thousands of athletes of all ages gathered from across the country to take part in the annual event.
The Under-17 Women’s race was first on the timetable, as the atypical warm and sunny February weather cleared the morning haze. Twin sisters Charlotte and Sophie Perry once again paired up for the 5km race. Charlotte was first over the finishing line with a time of 22:09, followed by Sophie with a time of 24:02.
In the 6km Under-17 Men’s race, Max Kent once again put in a solid run with a time of 22:52; rounding off a promising season before he joins the Senior Men’s team.
Joseph Gorst, the youngest member of the travelling Tamworth team was unfazed by the occasion and field of over 400 athletes in the 3km Under-13 Boys race; finishing with a time of 13:05.
Team Manager Ben Evans said “It’s great for our young athletes to experience these big events. I must admit I was a little envious watching them head off from the busy start line. They’ve all handled the occasion really well and it’s fantastic to see the club represented at the National Championships”
At the England Athletics Under-15, Under-17 and Under-20 Indoor Championships in Sheffield, Camron Harrison cleared 2.66m in the Under-15 Boys Pole Vault and Isla Crameri vaulted 2.95m for the Under-17 Women
Jacob Spencer ran 22.65 to win his Under-17 Men’s 200m heat, before unfortunately being disqualified in his semi-final.