Luisa Chantler Edmond (Radley AC/Cherwell School) already the national indoor shot champion, took on her close rival Sophie Mace (Walton AC), the number one ranked athlete, at the U15 SEAA championships at Ashford Kent. Sophie started with a good throw of 12-01mts, a distance Luisa had not been able to achieve as yet. It looked as though it might be a battle for silver! After a good opener of 11-70mts Luisa set a new PB in round 3 of 12- 17mts.
The Middlesex Trophy Meeting due to take place on Saturday 17 August 2013 at Perivale Park has been cancelled due to several problems.
It is hoped, by the event organisers, that this event will take place next year with a new format.
The Oxon Athletics Network has vacancies for a number of paid roles. If you are interested please see the attached poster for further information.
3 Radley athletes competed in the above this weekend. U20 Emma O'Hara came 9th in the hammer with a throw of 53.35. This was a great performance as the only U20 in the competition. 110m Hurdler Ashley Johnson had a good run to come 5th in his heat against eventual winner Will Sharman, clocking a 14.73. At one point it looked as though he was going to grab 3rd but clipping the last few hurdles slipped him back a few places. David Gain was the other competitor, taking part in the 200m.
In great weather eight Radley Athletes competed in Birmingham at the English Schools Championships over the weekend. Between them they won three medals. Emma O'Hara Gold in the Senior Girls Hammer, Kathryn Woodcock Silver in the Intermediate Girls Discus and Luisa Chantler Edmond Silver in the Junior Girls Shot. Alice Hopkins finished 5th in the Junior Girls 75m Hurdles, Tom Anstice 10th in the Intermediate Boys Javelin, Ellie Smith 17th in the Junior Girls Discus. In the Sprints Lois Waknell (100m) and Jordan Dorrian (200m) were eliminated in the heats.
Hi Everyone, Usually you see me running round the streets of Abingdon, or round the track at Tilsley Park. On the 13th July I will be doing the Moonlight Stroll in Oxford which starts at 10.30pm!!! I am ‘strolling’ for Sobell House Hospice in Oxford and would welcome your support, however small, for this very worthwhile charity. You can donate on the Just Giving Website – http://www.justgiving.com/Rose-Webb/ Many thanks. Rose.
Attached is the Oxfordshire Athletics Association newsletter for June 2013. Have a look to see what's been going on in county athletics.
Please be aware that there is a vets league match at Tilsley Park on Monday 1 July 2013 so the track will be closed for training. Check with your coach to see if alternative training arrangements have been made for this date.
Well done to all our athletes who competed at the ESAA Regional Combined Events. Please read the attached report of the weekend.