Huge improvements and multiple champions!
In the Dorset County Championships at King’s Park last Saturday, Poole AC athletes showed how much their winter work has helped them to progress. Thus many achieved PBs and we have 36 champions! In the older age-groups the numbers were disappointingly low, but you can only beat those who turn up. In many cases PBs were achieved anyway! Note the two Championship Best Performances (CBPs) by Jaya Collinson! Club Records for Jaya (200) & Imogen Davis (Jav).
|Final||Jaya Collinson (CBP)||1/8||13.3|
|Final||Jaya Collinson (CBP)||1/6||27.5|
|100||Marcus Pidgley T37||3/6||14.6|
It should be noted that a variable wind, sometimes up to a headwind for the sprinters of -4.4 m/s had a considerable effect during the cool day!
There is no automatic follow-on from these Championships to a higher level. However County Team Managers will be inviting outstanding athletes to S-W Inter-Counties and South of England (SEAA) competitions later in the season.
PEDSSA Trials at Ashdown on Wednesday May 8th
This is not an exhaustive report on those District Trials. Successful athletes will be entered by Poole and East Dorset Schools into the Dorset Schools’ Championships to be held at King’s Park on June 8th. Contacts are through the schools. The cool wind was a major factor and distraction throughout. The results were circulated to schools. Suffice to say that Poole AC athletes had a significant say in the results!
UKYDL Lower Age-Group (LAG) Match 2
This will be staged at Ashdown next Saturday, May 18th from 11.30 am to 4.30 pm. This is a Team Dorset match but 19 PAC athletes are involved. Your enthusiastic support is welcome!
NOTE: There will be no track training on Saturday.
Southern League Match 2 at Winchester May 19
If you are u17 or older and keen and available, please contact Dave Pearson. This is another Team Dorset fixture and transport can be available.