Radley AC hosted the 4th round SAL match at Tilsley Park on Saturday.
Despite the fixture clashing with many of the U17 proms Radley fielded a strong team which came out easy winners in this Div 2W fixture.
The highlight of the day came from hammer thrower Aislinn Baird who beat her own Hammer CR by over 1m to record 46.43m (and a win by 12m). Fellow throwers Kathryn Woodcock, Christina Nick and Luisa Chantler also dominated the other throwing events with Kathryn’s Discus throw on 42.75m gaining her female athlete of the match with 839 points.
At this time of year the facilities at Tilsley Park are used frequently. Over the next couple of months there are occasions when the track will be closed to public and club use due to event bookings. Tilsley Park have published these closures on their website here.
Currently, none of the upcoming closures directly impact on our club training nights.
The opportunity to represent Oxfordshire, with a chance of getting to the English Schools' National finals in Birmingham and possibly onward to represent England was only taken by 11 athletes this year.
4 boys, 1 under 15, 2 under 17 and 1 under 19 – so no team as it takes 3 to make a team in any age group: 7 girls with 4 u15 girls and 3 u17 girls so 2 teams but no sen girls at all!
Those that did go oozed quality from the start and their efforts paid off with Alice Hopkins winning the Inter Girls and Sam Way the Inter Boys.
It was a local derby between Radley AC and hosts Oxford City AC at Horspath track, Oxford. In the 3rd Div 2 (W) fixture of 2015.
Radley’s star of the day was 17-year-old Alex Miell-ingram who knocked an impressive 11 seconds off his previous 800m PB to clock 2.02.27 and then ran his first ever track 5K and improved his previous time (done on the road) by 33 seconds for 17.12.19. His team mate in the 800, James Currah also had a good day knocking 8 seconds of his SB to clock 2.02.79.
Next Monday, 29 June, Tilsley Park will be closed for training due a vets league match being held at the track. Check with your coach to see if alternative training arrangements have been made.
The Oxford Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 11th October 2015 with the race starting at 10am at Saint Giles. The race organisers are looking for people who may be interested in getting involved, though either running or volunteering at the event. Volunteers receive a T-shirt and refreshments. More info at: www.oxfordhalf.com or see attachment for volunteer information.
Radley AC had an early start and a long trip to Plymouth for their second SAL fixture of the season.
The team was small due to exams, illness and injury but the team spirit was excellent and the athletes rallied around to gain valuable points.
The ladies were the stars of the day with Gina Sunderland gaining a pb and English Schools qualifying standard in the 100mH with 15.2 and followed that by a win in the B string 200m and assisting her team to a win in the 4 x 100m relay. Team mate Tara Kafke in only her 2nd competition in over 2 years due to a serious injury had a fantastic day getting a winning double in the 200m (25.3) and 400m (56.8) and also formed part of the 4 x 100m relay team.
Thank you to everyone who competed and supported us at the second Oxon League match at Banbury on the 17th May. We had some very good individual and team results with the U15 girls finishing 1st and the U17 and U11 girls finishing 2nd.
The last Oxon League this season is Sunday 6th September.
Attached is a timetable for the upcoming County Championships on the 23-24 May 2015.
Parking: athletes & spectators are asked to use the BMW/Mini car park (Gate 7) for the event and not the car park at the track. Their will be no additional parking at the track, unless you are an official, volunteer or have medical restrictions please park in the MINI facility.
UKA is to adopt the IAAF rule book from April 1, 2016. Age group consultation concerns whether the adoption of the IAAF rule book should include changing UKA age groups from the current U20, U17, U15 and U13 categories to the IAAF’s U20, U18, U16 and U14 categories.
The impact the proposed age group changes would have on hurdles, steeplechase and throws specifications available to download in a proposed age group changes document here.