Winter Wonderland!

South of England Indoor Combined Event Championships – Lee Valley 20/21 Dec 2014

Setting goals and targets is all part of a coach's role. Often desire and expectations are unrequited for a variety of reasons, illness, tiredness or just lack of preparedness. This was not the case at this year's indoor combined events championships. Seven of our athletes took on the demands of the 5 events in the women's pentathlons. Some great performances ensued.

Day one saw Alice Hopkins and Rebecca Scott in the U17 women's events. Alice won the 60 m hurdles and the long jump was 3rd in the high jump and 2nd in the shot. All of which meant she finished with the silver medal and a new club record points score of 3120 pts. Rebecca set a new PB in the hurdles and despite a bad cold still finished 9th overall and was to have the fastest of all 7 ladies 800 m.

Day 2 saw Petrina Chantler Edmond, Tori Harte and Steph Ward in the U15 girls, with Maike Chapel in the U20W and Adela Hussain in the Sen Womens. Petrina set new PBs in the hurdles and 800 and finished 2nd in the shot for a 9th place finish, Tori had solid performances across the events recovering well in both high and long to finish 16th showing great discipline and composure to get her 3rd and final long jump in after 2 failures and Steph set new PBs in the hurdles and shot then stormed the 800 knocking 13 seconds off her previous best. Maike started well with a new hurdles PB and then won the high jump but she had to withdraw after the shot with a recurring ankle injury. Adela won all her events save the hurdles and 5 good performances included an equal high jump PB which saw her take the gold medal!

Expectations met, lessons learnt, development achieved and new targets and goals set for the coming season. All in all a great end to 2014. Two medals 13 PBs and a host of great memories!

Results

Name

Age Grp

60 hdls

High

Shot

Long

800

Points Points

Final Pos

Petrina Chantler

U15

10.46

1.37

9.46

4.17

2m 45.57s

2464

9th

Tori Harte

U15

10.39

1.31

7.79

4.07

2m 52.82s

2205

16th

Steph Ward

U15

10.62

1.22

6.39

4.05

2m 50.44s

2006

20th

Alice Hopkins

U17

9.21

1.56

9.48

5.19

2m 50.65s

3120

2nd

Rebecca Scott

U17

10.19

1.47

6.40

4.46

2m 44.12s

2507

9th

Maike Chapel

U20

9.77

1.62

7.81

nmr

dnf

1902

6th

Adela Hussain

SW

9.50

1.59

9.07

4.95

2m 45.02s

3064

1st

Pete O’Keefe

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