Weekend Roundup 26.02.17

National Indoors and Cross Country

Last weekend saw local young athletes in competition at the highest of levels at National Championships both in the discipline of cross country running at Nottingham and indoor athletics at Sheffield.

National Cross Country Championships

The weekend started off with a bang with the Middlesbrough AC (Mandale) under 15 boys taking team gold at Woolaton Park in Nottingham. The team was led by Patrick Haycock in in his best race ever taking a highly creditable 12th place in the individual race. Closely behind the other three members of the team ran well together with Daniel Currie in 27th place, Archie Lowe in 32nd and Daniel Payne in 34th position. The team scored 105 points to beat the highly fancied Aldershot team who scored 187 points.

In the individual races Philippa Stone (Middlesbrough AC Mandale) featured in one of the closest medal races of the championships. Competing in the under 20 women’s age group race Philippa was in the leading group for much of the race and in the final 200 metres found herself in a tussle with Surrey champion Niamh Brown of Aldershot, Farnham and District AC prevailing to win a magnificent bronze medal by just one second.

In the under 17 men’s race Josh Cowperthwaite was again in great form at national level in the under 17 men’s race. Although this time Josh missed out on a medal Josh ran a very strong race to finish in fourth place overall. All of the cross country runners will now be setting their sights on representing their counties at the English Schools Championships in two weeks’ time.

National Indoor Championships

The English Institute of Sport In Sheffield was the venue for the England Athletics under 20, Under 17 and Under 15 Championships with athletes representing Middlesbrough AC (Mandale) and New Marske Harriers competing at the highest level.

Steven Wheater (Middlesbrough AC) Mandale turned in the best performance of the weekend in the under 17 men’s high jump. The reigning North East and Northern champion Steven equalled his personal best of 1.95 metres before going on to set a new personal best of 1.98 metres and claiming Teesside’s only medal of the championships.

In the under 17 women’s 60 metre hurdles the area had two representatives Amy Carter (New Marske Harriers and Jasmine Clarke (Middlesbrough AC Mandale). Both girls negotiated their first round competition with ease Amy running 8.88 seconds and Jasmine a new club record of 8.80 seconds. The semi-final saw Amy run a lifetime best and new Marske Club record of 8.79 seconds with Jasmine narrowly missing out on a place in the final by 0.05 of a seconds. Amy then placed 5th in her first national final with a time of 8.84 seconds.

Afoma Ofor (Middlesbrough AC) competed in her first national championships going out of the competition at the semi-final stage in the under 15 girls 60 metres after recording her second fastest time of 8.13 seconds in the heats. Josh Allen (Middlesbrough AC) 11th in under 20 men’s 1500 metres.

 

26.02.17 Cumulative scores 2017, Croft details, presentations

Final cumulative scores available here

Sunday 12th March Croft Circuit, Dalton near Darlington is the Road Relay meeting and end of season medal /trophy presentations. Relay details

The league medals are presented to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each age category based on their best 5 scores and having competed at a minimum of 3 meetings.

25.02.17 ECCA Saucony English National Cross Country Championships, Wollaton Park, Nottingham

The weekend started off with a bang with the Middlesbrough AC (Mandale) under 15 boys taking team gold at Woolaton Park in Nottingham. The team was led by Patrick Haycock in in his best race ever taking a highly creditable 12th place in the individual race. Closely behind the other three members of the team ran well together with Daniel Currie in 27th place, Archie Lowe in 32nd and Daniel Payne in 34th position. The team scored 105 points to beat the highly fancied Aldershot team who scored 187 points.

In the individual races Philippa Stone (Middlesbrough AC Mandale) featured in one of the closest medal races of the championships. Competing in the under 20 women’s age group race Philippa was in the leading group for much of the race and in the final 200 metres found herself in a tussle with Surrey champion Niamh Brown of Aldershot, Farnham and District AC prevailing to win a magnificent bronze medal by just one second.

In the under 17 men’s race Josh Cowperthwaite was again in great form at national level in the under 17 men’s race. Although this time Josh missed out on a medal Josh ran a very strong race to finish in fourth place overall.

Other results James Hughes in 60th in the u13 boys, Laura Havis 140th and Betty Bergstrand in 143 Rd in the u15 girls with 470 finishers! Ben Bergstrand 59th in the U17 boys Ben Palmer 228

All of the cross country runners will now be setting their sights on representing their counties at the English Schools Championships in two weeks’ time.

Full results can be found here

National Cross Country Nottingham

All the best to club athletes entered

Condolences to colleagues at Quakers Running Club

Posted from Darlington parkrun

It is with enormous sadness that I am writing this post, to inform our parkrun community that Neil Harrington, a regular parkrunner, QRC club member and friend, sadly passed away yesterday. Our thoughts go out to his wife Linda and children Rachel, Matthew and Michael.

We will be having a moment of reflection on Saturday and I would like to ask you all to please wear Club vests (regardless of club) to unite the parkrun community to show our respect for Neil

 

British Universities Championships & Overseas Roundup plus North East Counties Athletics Association Championships

Reports available here: http://www.middlesbroughac.org.uk/indoor/

 

NYSD XC 19/2/2017

19.02.17 NYSD Cross Country Richmond Old Racecourse

The club had 20 athletes entered u11’s 3 boys and 6 girls, the u13’s 3 boys picked up the 3rd place team points, and we had 2 u13 girls, 2 u15 girls and 1 u15 boy, 2 u17 boys, and 1 senior man.

Many thanks to Shaun Purkiss and Richmond & Zetland Harriers members for their efforts in putting another excellent meeting. The conditions were ideal for some good competition between the various age groups from under 11 to senior level. This being the last meeting for individual and team points, things look like being pretty close in some of the age categories.

The next meeting is the Road Relays which will be at Croft Circuit, Dalton, Near Darlington on Sunday 12th March. The trophies and medals will also be presented at this meeting.

Hope to see you all on the 12th.

Regards

Sid Rudd NYSD cross country secretary

Photos

Seating for NECAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

The club sends its best wishes to all club athletes that are entered into this weekend’s

North East Counties Athletics Association championships at Gateshead College. 

Please be aware THERE ARE NO SPECTATOR SEATS FOR SUNDAY. There are 200 chairs for Saturday but they are all needed by the council for the Sunday. Sunday will be standing only for the spectators.