Megan and Edward feature in Southern Champs at Kingston
Last weekend (21-22 August) at Kingston, in the South of England Athletics Association (SEAA) Championships for u13, u15 and u17 athletes, Megan Mowbray and Edward Bird both won their events. Megan won the u15G Triple Jump with 10.24m. (She also placed =5th in the High Jump with 1.40m; and 16th in the Long Jump with 4.54m) Edward won the u17M 1500 (of 17 runners) in the good time of 4-00.89. Henry Cornish won his u15B 800 Heat in 2-10.45 on the Saturday; but next day was eased into silver position in spite of improving to 2-05.49 (of 8 runners). In the u15G 300, Jaya Collinson won her heat in a fast 42.71: in the final she placed third in a better 42.63. (The winner was Nia McConnell of Dorchester!)
Other PAC members who faced the challenge of an Area Championship were Amelia Drew (u13G 800); Eleanor Mowbray (u17W Long Jump and Shot); and Caleb Cheng in the u15B 100, 200 and Long Jump.
Invited to South-West Trials to run in London Mini-Marathon
We have nine athletes who have been invited (based on their 1500m performances) to trials to participate in the London Mini-Marathon on Sunday, October 3rd. The trials will be held at King’s, Taunton on Sunday, September 12th. Those selected will then go as a South-West team to run in this major event over part of the London Marathon course on the day of the re-born Marathon! It is up to them and their parents to acknowledge the invitation and then travel to Taunton if they wish. We wish them well.
- u13G Seni Purnell
- u13B Oliver Harrison
- u15G Nancy Taylor and Lexie Brown
- u15B Henry Cornish and Oscar Ewen Matthews
- u17M William Rabjohns, Edward Bird and Mark Ruby