It’s been a very busy weekend for us at Tamworth AC with our Annual Presentation Evening to recognise the achievements of our athletes over the
year (see report here) and plenty of action at the Charnwood Open Series, Tipton Games, Run in the Forest 5 Mile and the Cathedral to Castle Run.
Charnwood Open Series, Saturday 06 April 2019
At the Paula Radcliffe Athletic Stadium in Loughborough a good selection of Tamworth AC athletes across the age groups got in some early season track racing.
Niamh Kilgallen (Under-17 Women) ran a new PB of 12.92 in the 80 metres Hurdles.
In the 100 metres, Arantxa Middleton and Elizabeth Felton (Under-15 Girls) ran 14.12 and 15.93 respectively. Niamh Kilgallen and Anya Brady (Under-17 Women) ran 14.72 and 19.34 with Hope Spooner (Under-20 Women) sprinting 15.61. William Newman (Under-13 Boys) clocked a new PB of 17.83 and Paul Tasker (Veteran 45 Men) ran 14.69.
In the 800 metres, Lottie McLaren (Under-15 Girls) finished with a time of 2:26.98. Sian Lewis (Under-17 Women) and Nicola Brady (Veteran 35 Women) both claimed new PBs of 2:23.43 and 2:36.85 respectively.
In the 200 metres, Arantxa Middleton and Elizabeth Felton (Under-15 Girls) ran PBs of 27.76 and 31.68 respectively. Anya Brady (Under-17 Women) ran 29.10 and Hope Spooner (Under-20 Women) ran 31.33. William Newman (Under-13 Boys) picked up another PB of 37.87 and Paul Tasker (Veteran 45 Men) ran 30.25.
More PBs for James Measham (Under-15 Boys) with 5:02.24 in the 1500 metres and Lottie McLaren (Under-15 Girls) with 44.44 in the 300 metres.
Finally, in the 400 metres, Isabelle Neville and Eve Clawley (Under-20 Women) clocked 60.06 and 60.19 respectively.
Over to the field events and Niamh Kilgallen (Under-17 Women) jumped 1.45 metres in the High Jump and scored a new PB in the Shot Put with 9.24 metres. Isla Crameri (Under-17 Women) also made a new PB with 3.00 metres in the Pole Vault.
Tipton Games, Sunday 07 April 2019
At the Tipton Games, John Jenkins ran the 400 metres in 54.63. Katherine Snowden finished the 1,500 metres 5:11.02. Bethany Ostick (Under-17 Women) clocked 13.28 in the 100 metres and jumped 4.35 metres in the Long Jump. Ruby Spencer (Under-15 Girls) threw the javelin 23.52 metres.
Run in the Forest 5 Mile, Sunday 07 April 2019
The Burton and District Summer League Season got underway with the Run in the Forest 5 Mile, hosted by South Derbyshire Road Runners at Conkers in the National Forest.
Defending league and race champion Ben Evans battled a hard-fought race with the leading three shuffling positions throughout. A late push for the line got the better of him, edging Evans into second place with a time of 27:38, but it was enough to take top score and open his league account for the new season.
Club Chairman Derek Bolton notched a time of 35:37 to take 4th place in the Men’s Vet 50 category. Lisa Stretton took 2nd place in the Women’s Vet 35 category with a time of 37:34, followed closely by Katherine Bradley with 37:48 and 2nd place in the Women’s Vet 45 category.
The 1 Mile Fun Run that took place before the main event saw Tamworth’s young athletes dominating the field. James Stretton won the race with a time of 5:19, followed by Luca Bradley in second with 5:24 and his brother Jesse in third with 5:38. Kian Dickson took 5th place with 5:52 and Corin Bradley was 9th with 6:52. For the Girls, Charlotte Evans finished with a time 8:11.
Next up in the Burton and District Summer League is the Uttoxeter Half Marathon on Sunday 5th May.
Cathedral to Castle Run, Sunday 07 April 2019
Now in its third year, the popular Cathedral to Castle Run starts at Lichfield Cathedral, taking in a 10-mile multi-terrain route to finish at Tamworth Castle.
The highlight of the main event for Tamworth saw Howard Bush take 3rd place in the Men’s Vet 40 category, finishing 10th overall with a time of 1:04.31.
The junior fun run was won by Tamworth’s Jessica Salt; continuing her recent run of excellent form.