We’re pleased to announce that Jill Slatter has been awarded the England Athletics South East Regional Council Award for Services to Athletics, following a nomination from the Club’s committee (and other individual nominations).
Jill was one of the founder members of Radley AC in 1972 and continues to support its activities acting as a sprint/hurdle coach, track judge and sitting on Committee.
Entries for our Club Championships taking place on 10 September 2016 have now closed, thank you to everyone who has entered.
No more entries will be accepted and no entries or registrations on the day.
Radley’s senior team travelled to its final SAL match in Dartford on Sat 20 Aug.
Lack of availability of athletes meant the team was only 16 athletes strong (including 6 masters athletes) across both genders and this was therefore always going to be a struggle to fill every event (2 per event) against the top 2 teams in the league. Despite this the athletes there covered as much as they could and rallied around, showing great team spirit to muster as many points as possible. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough and the team came 4th on the day with only 143 points.
At the u15/u17 South of England Champs Holly Griffiths-Brown landed the Gold medal in the u15 girls triple jump. As Holly took her first jump it was evident that the competition was over as she landed a 10.58mt jump - this was up in the top 5 jumps in the country this year and shocked the other competitors who never recovered. No one could respond and Holly just got better and better as the rounds went on.
A fantastic day for Radley athletes at the final YDL fixture of 2016 as part of the Team Oxfordshire composite team.
The highlight of the day was from U20 Tom Anstice who achieved a massive pb throwing the javelin 64.18m. This was an huge improvement from his previous best of 55.80m and means a seasons improvement (so far) of over 11m. Not only was this a pb but also a CR and moves Tom up to 7th on the UK rankings. Tom also won the shot with a pb of 11.04 and won the discus with 29.54.
8 Radley athletes had entered this year’s SEAA Combined Events Championships, with every expectation of 3 of them taking a medal.
Regrettably the attrition rate meant that no medals were forthcoming.
Day one – Saturday the 16 July started badly as Adela Hussain (SW) had to pull out before the competition started with a damaged foot. With Pakistan internationals to prepare for this was a precaution we had to take to ensure she is in good shape in Oct/Nov.