The Easter period saw a number of Tamworth AC’s athletes getting in some quality performances ahead of a packed summer of league fixtures.
Thanks to Paul Tasker for keeping his usual keen eye on the results across the country.
Brighton Marathon, Sunday 14th April 2019
Ben Evans headed to the south coast for the Brighton Marathon; starting the race alongside an all-British elite field. Ben’s finishing time of 2:44.43 didn’t fully do justice to his recent run of good results and was perhaps slowed by the strong winds that runners had to contend with on the long stretches of exposed seafront.
A typical strong finish in the closing miles, helped Ben cross the line in 30th place overall and claim second place in the Men’s 40-44 category.
The result earns Ben a place on the England Masters Marathon Team, competing at the Home Nations International Marathon in York later this year.
Ben’s daughter Charlotte Evans also took part in the Brighton Mini Mile event, finishing with a time of 8:00 minutes.
Kettering Town Harriers Open, Sunday 14th April 2019
Bethany Ostick (Under-17 Women) ran 13.36 in the 100 metres and a new PB of 28.38 in the 200 metres.
Tegan Vickery (Under-15 Girls) ran 5:44.07 in the 1500 metres.
Sheffield Open Series, Friday 19th April 2019
Isla Crameri (Under-17 Women) continued to show growing confidence in the Pole Vault with a superb new personal best of 3.00 metres. She then went on to attempt 3.06 metres, only narrowly clipping the bar with her hand.
Massey Ferguson Easter Tractor 10k, Monday 22nd April 2019
Derek Bolton showed no signs of overindulgence over Easter, clocking a time of 43.06 at the Easter Tractor 10k to claim 4th place in the Men’s Veteran 55-59 category.
Nuneaton Open Series, Wednesday 24th April 2019
Anya Brady (Under-17 Women) ran 14.13 in the 100 metres and 29.02 in the 200 metres. Paul Tasker (Veteran 45 Men) continued his return to fitness, running 14.35 in the 100 metres and 29.52 in the 200 metres. Hope Spooner (Under-20 Women) ran 14.91 in the 100 metres and 31.19 in the 200 metres. Youngster William Newman (Under-13 Boys) was in action again with a new personal best of 17.73 in the 100 metres, 38.53 in the 200 metres, and another personal best of 2.68 metres in the Long Jump.