An action-packed weekend of fixtures that included the first of the UK Youth Development League fixtures (see separate report here), Dale Langley taking part in the London Marathon and the Birchfield Open.
London Marathon, Sunday 28 April 2019
Dale Langley represented Tamworth AC in the London Marathon on Sunday; taking the club’s allocated place this year. Dale traveled to the capital having worked hard in his preparations and putting in some decent cross-country performances along the way. Thankfully, runners didn’t have to endure the searing heat of last year and Dale crossed the line with an excellent time of 3:08.32 in his first attempt at the marathon distance.
Afterwards, Dale said “It was a real privilege to run the London Marathon representing Tamworth AC; my home town. Trying to balance my training schedule with working full time during the winter months and only having 16 weeks to train was a real challenge”
“My race strategy was to run the marathon progressively, picking up the pace every 5 km. I felt this paid off as I was within my predicted time. It was an amazing experience crossing the finish line. I have now fulfilled a lifelong dream”
Birchfield Open, Sunday 28 April 2019
At the Birchfield Open, Lottie McLaren (Under-15 Girls) continued her great form with a win in the 800 metres and a time of 2:30.77.
Brothers Luca (Under-15 Boys) and Jesse Bradley (Under-13 Boys) did well in the 1,500 metres, with times of 5:05.61 and 5:18.28 respectively. Tegan Vickery (Under-15 Girls) also ran the 1,500 metres, clocking a time of 5:48.00.
In the Pole Vault, Isla Crameri (Under-17 Women) once again cleared 3.00 metres. New Personal Bests all round for Camron Harrison (Under-15 Boys) with 2.90 metres, Charley O’Neill (Under-15 Women) with 2.80 metres and Amy Cook (Under-17 Women) with 2.70 metres. Ruby Coldwell (Under-15 Girls) cleared 2.20 metres. In the Javelin event, Amy Cook threw 31.04 metres.