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15 very committed Oxfordshire athletes striving to get through the regional round, of this year's, ESAA combined events (Midland Div) to secure a place in the national finals in September at Exeter.
Some athletes were quite experienced whilst 6 athletes were making their debuts including the entire u15 boys team.
On 18-19 June, 4 Radley athletes took part in the U20 national championships at Bedford.
Kathryn Woodcock and Luisa Chantler Edmund competed in the U20 womens' discus. After a consistent series of throws over 44m Kathryn finished the competition with a new personal best and club record of 45.89m to finish the competition in the silver medal position behind Divine Oladipo (Blackheath) who threw a UK lead distance of over 48m.
The ESAA Regional Combined Events competition takes place at Derby on the weekend
of 25-26 June. Expectations are high for the 3 complete teams (U15 girls and boys and the U17 women). These 12 athletes along with 2 U17 men 1 U19 man and U19 woman all have realistic expectations of making the national combined events finals in Exeter in September.
The U15 girls are all Radley athletes, Zoe Lovibond, Holly Griffiths-Brown, Kylah Rowlands and Matilda Donaghy. All the girls are in great shape and many PBs are expected in the competition.
The first Oxon league match of the year was on 30 April at Horspath, Oxford. Well done to all our athletes who competed, match results are attached. The next two matches are on 14 August (Banbury) and 4 September (Horspath).
Luisa Goes Big!!
Ambition is important in all walks of life but without the relevant skills and experience very often we fail to meet the standards we set ourselves. Exposure to higher and higher competitions, club, county, regional, and national are all steps on the road toward meeting your international aspirations. However, delivery on each of the stages is quite a different aspect of experience – in other words it’s one thing to desire success and yet another to achieve it.
Radley's teams in the County Road Relays at Abingdon Rugby Club on Sunday fared well. The senior woman’s team: Emma Haley (20:18); Ana Ramos-Villaverde (21:51); Emma Huepfl (20:42) won silver. The U13/U15 girls team: Hermione Jewell (06:53); Rachel Burton (06:37); Martha Adams (06:35); Sasha Palfreyman (07:03); Hannah Mott (07:36) won bronze. Well done, results are attached.
Radley AC made the long trip to Peterborough for their first SAL fixture of 2016 having returning to the top division (Div 1) this year.
The fixture was always going to be a tough one with the overall league winners at home (Nene Valley) as well as Colchester who finished 5th last year, whilst the other team (Harrow) was promoted along with Radley but as winners of Div 2W last year.
Radley rallied around to put a team together despite exams and injuries taking its toll and the efforts of the athletes that were there paid off.
Two athletes from Radley AC flew the flag for GBR recently - Alastair Duncan and Ben Owen. Huge congratulations to them both as Masters do not get the recognition they deserve; the standard of competition was very high with large numbers of entries.
Alastair Duncan M55 just missed the 60m semi final running 8.41.
In his 200m semi final he stormed round to 5th in 27.04 (posting a sb of 26.56 in the heat.)