British winner and Regional Medals!
In the Vitality Westminster Mile run on May 27, Melissa Courtney added to her tally of titles with British SW victory in 4-35. She beat 18 other invited top athletes as she builds towards what is possibly her next target: the European Championships 2018, the first part of which will be staged during the second week of August in Berlin. Other events will be held in Glasgow later.
In the South of England Championships held at Bedford last weekend, Jed Skilton placed second in a tactical u20M 800 in 1-59.73. In the same meeting, Jamie Grose won the silver medal in the SM3000 Steeplechase in 9-37.72, showing his steady improvement in this knackering discipline!
Those performances were on Saturday. In the parallel Northern meeting in SportCity, Manchester, on Sunday, Jack – the son of HJ coach Mark Roach – was not quite at his best in achieving the bronze with a best SM LJ of 7.14m.
Ten Dorset Schools’ Champions in 2018!
In the 2018 County Schools’ meeting held at King’s Park on June 9th, mild conditions and a raucous crowd helped many athletes to good performances. Ten PAC athletes became champions in 11 events. There were 18 PBs and William Rabjohns set a CBP in the Yr.7B 1500.
|100||Louis Bourke Ht.||1/5||12.9|
|100||Ht.1 Edward B-Smith||4/5||12.2|
|Ht.2 George Crouch||2/5||11.5|
|FIN. George Crouch||2/8||11.5|
|100||Ht.1 Safia Stacey||5/7||13.9|
|Ht.2 Leah Watts||5/7||13.7|
|FIN. Leah Watts||8/8||14|
|100||Ht. Fleur Mansell||4/6||13.9|
|FIN. Fleur Mansell||6/8||13.8|
You will see from the results the range of events across which we produced champions. This reflects the quality of the athletes but also the skills of our coaches!
As a follow-up to the DSAA Championships, ten PAC members were selected to represent Dorset Schools in the SW Schools’ Championships at Exeter on Saturday June 16. These are:- Heidi Taylor, Ashia Wilson, Charlotte Piper, Fleur Mansell, Amy Mercer, Imogen Davis, Liam Nixon, Josh Smith, and Harry Midgley. Congratulations to them.
The next step for these athletes is to gain selection for the Dorset team to the ESAA (All-England) Championships at Birmingham on July 13/14.
(Please note that Year 7 athletes are not eligible for Junior Boys.)
Sunday June 17 – UKYDL LAG 3 here at home. Selected team will be published Wednesday. All your support will be very welcome from 11.30 am.
Sunday June 24 – WESSEX Match 3 here at home. We need all athletes aged u11 to u17 to contact Peter Cornes express their availability. The contact from u10s and u11s is particularly important for their entries for the QuadKids competition. THIS IS YOUR LEVEL!
Sunday, July 1st – UKYDL UAG Match 3 at Southampton. All athletes in the u17 and u20 age-groups are asked to contact Mark Pauley about their interest.