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Bury St Edmunds, EAL, July 2017
Second place for CATS at EAL round 3.
A good result for CATs at the third EAL of the season. With some of the bigger and stronger teams not competing in this cycle, we had the opportunity to gain some valuable points.
The senior men were only 3 in number but achieved a gallant 5th position, due to great performances by Adam Vigar, Peter Godron and Etienne Viljoen. Senior (and U17) women put out a strong team. PBs for April Castle in the 400m (71.1 sec), and Debbie Castle in discus (32.75 m, 1st place). Hannah Castle jumped and threw with her usual excellent skill. Ella Gray ran well in the 100m, the 200m and the 400m. Emma Gadsdon added the 300m to her usual high jump event, scoring well in both. Sian Goodman made her EAL debut with a very respectable 6 min 31.1 for the 1500m. Sian Gifford was reliable as ever coming third in the 800m (2 min 44.0). A last-minute 4 x 100m relay team finished in 57.0 sec, gaining 5 team points.
The U15 girls put up their usual fight to finish, with stunning performances by Isabel Looker in the 200m (28.2 sec), Maya Rattray in the 100m (13.4 sec), Amy Thompson in 800m (2 min 42.7) & Ebba Paterson in the 800m (2 min 32.0 , PB) . Freya Richardson ran, jumped and threw to gain 14 team points. Ayra Anderson was her usual reliable self, scoring well in the 300m and the 800m. The relay team of Jen Palmer, Mya Anderson, Isabel Looker and Mia Paterson ran hard in 55.1 sec, narrowly missing the 3rd spot.
The U13 girls were well represented and came joint 3rd. The sprinters were in fine form with Erin Rogers gaining a PB in the 100m (14.6 sec) and the 200m (30.8 sec) and Olivia Gillon gaining a PB in the 200m (30.6 sec). A successful first time out for new athlete Mridula Venketesh in the 100m and 200m, and a PB for Agnes Whitley in the long jump 3.25m. Blythe Goodman ran a PB in the 800m (2 min 46.3), in a race that was won by Molly Redgrave (2 min 37.8). Grace Kelway stopped by for long enough to come 2nd in the 70m H. The relay team of Rachel Sandercock, Katie Roberts, Olivia Gillon and Erin Rogers stormed around in 60.9 sec, coming 4th in a very tight race.
The U15 boys, who were represented only by Sam Shippey, Samuel Lemnell and Matti Godron, performed so well they still came 4th overall. Samuel Lemnell gained a PB in javelin (28.40m) gaining him 3rd place.
U13 boys were also low in number but high in determination. Charlie Palmer won the shot (6m 66) and performed well in the discus and javelin. Henry Dover stormed to success in the 1500m & Antoine Atmadjov gained a PB in the 100m (14.2 sec). Damian Atmadjov sprinted and jumped well and came 2nd in the shot with a PB of 9.58m. Joshua Calvert was excellent in the 800m finishing second in 2 min 33.3, narrowly followed by the speedy Rocco Viljoen. Luke Gadson high jumped and long jumped well to gain 8 team points. Finn Rattray took several seconds off his previous PB running the 800m in 2 min 55.8.
The U17 men came 2nd in their category, due to great performances by Ermeas Aferwerki in the 1500m (4 min 13.9, PB) Samuel Gardiner in both the 400m (54.8 sec, PB) and the 800m (2 min 6.1, PB) & Callum Cahill in long jump, high jump and triple jump. Tom Palmer felt like a change of pace so competed in the 100m and equalled his PB. Bradley Hicks gained a PB in hammer (23m 97). Stefan Godron was strong as usual in javelin, shot and discus.
The U11s were out in force. First time appearances for Leo Morely Robertson, Joseph Burns and Art Goodman. Harry Gillon gained a PB in the long jump of 2.91m.
We go into the final round with all to play for.
Report by John Hyland
Southern Athletic T//F League Event – Luton
Colchester & Tendring AC continue to make steady progress in their Southern Athletics Track and Field Division 3 League when finishing a very good 3rd team at Luton on Saturday against some stiff opposition. Team Results lst St. Albans; 2nd= Luton=3rd CATS= 4th= Peterborough=5th Barnet= and 6th= Chiltern Harriers & Bedford.
The men got the Black Vests off to a good start with excellent sprinting from Akin Akinboh finishing 2nd in his 100m 11.5 and 200 mts 23.5; young Owen Fookes gave a good account of himself in the 400mts. 2nd 54 secs; Olli Gifford who worked hard all afternoon had a PB in is 800mts 2nd – 2- 07 2 ; Sam Gardiner gave all in his 800mets with a time of 2.09 2; Ermeas Afewerki showed up well in a fast 1500mts 2nd – 4m20s the 4 x 400 squad of Owen Fookes, Olli Gifford, Sam Gardiner and Ermeas Afewerki ran an exciting race to finish a super lst in 3m.38.3.
Whilst in the Field Events Adam Vigar had a busy afternoon taking part in four events his best being the Long Jump 3rd 5.30m; Stefan Godran had an excellent throw in the Javalin 36.24 – 3rd; Bradley Hicks gave all in the pole vault 1.80 – 3rd and 1.500mets ; Cleveland Williams scored valuable points in the Shot Putt and the Discus.
In the Ladies section, Lauren Woodiwiss was in sparkling form with wins in the 200mts 27.7 and 400mts 62.6 PB. In the 800mts Emily Donoghue ran her first ever 1500mt steeple chase and was rewarded for her effort 3rd in 6m 37.2; Sian Hicks, Diane Wooller and Team Captain Sian Gifford all worked hard all afternoon to scored valuable points in the 1500 and 5000mts. April Castle took part in an amazing nine events with a PB in the 400mt hurdles3 80.8 and triple jump 9.36; her sister Debbie was also in great form in the field events winning her discus with a throw of 32m-17. also her sister Hannah came 2nd in the B String Discus, Carey Hollick did well in the shot putt 3rd whilst Sarah Kelley looked strong in all her field events winning her pole - vault in an excellent 2m-65.
The 4 x 100 m relay of April Castle, Sarah Kelley, Lauren Woodiwiss and Sian Hicks came home in 2nd spot, the squad was also a brilliant 2nd in the 4 x 400mts relay to the delight of Team manager Jenny Williams
Report by John Hyland
There were excellent performances by Colchester and Tendring athletes in the Eastern VETERANS League at Chelmsford. In the over 35 group, Justin Hubbard and Aaron Bollu got seasons bests in the long jump and 200 metres respectively. Whilst not the performances of their younger days these performances were both of high standards. Life personal bests were achieved by Cleveland Williams in the over 50 shot putt and Carey Hollick in over 35 shot putt, 1.5 K walk and 200 metres. Meanwhile in the oldest age group Diane Wooler moved towards the top of national rankings in both 800 and 200 metres. Steve Cartwright, also in the older category, looked in good shape with an excellent performance in the 400 metre hurdles. Asian Gifford completed the team giving a good account of herself in both 800 metres and 400 metre hurdles, giving away over 10 years to other competitors. This joint team with Ipswich Barriers provides great competition for the older athletes in a friendly atmosphere.
EYAL results Cambridge
Cats had some great performances on Sunday at the EYAL at Cambridge on Sunday with so many PB's from the young athletes on show. In U13's Olivia
Gillon got a pb in both the 100m and 200m 14.8 and 31.6 secs respectively.
Grace Kelway also got a couple of PB's in 70m hurdles 14.2 secs and threw a new best in the shot putt at 5m 38. Erin Rogers scored 31.1 in 200m and Alex Penny jumped to a new PB on the long jump with 3m 93. Henry Dover ran a brilliant 1500m race to get a time of 4.45.4 and Charlie Palmer threw well in the discuss 12.39 and the Javelin 19.79. In the U15's Daniella O'Leary got a new PB in 100m with a time of 13.1 and Isabelle Looker stormed to victory in only her second competition with 13.7 for 100m and 28.6 for 200m.
Mary Olayiwola and Ayra Anderson ran fantastic races to achieve pb's in 300m 44.7 and 45.7 respectively. Amy Thompson ran a great 800m race in a time of 2.41.9 and Sam Shippey also running 800m in a time of 2.10.3 and Matti Godron jumped 4.33 in the Long Jump. U17's also had some fantastic performances, Ella Gray achieved 2 PB's in 100m 13.2 and 200m 27.3 and Owen Fookes stormed down the track for 100m with a time of 11.7.
Finally Stefan Godron threw 9.23 in the shot putt and 42.87 in Javelin. All CATS performed fantastically well with team sprit high to the delight of Team Manager.
Report by Sarah Palmer
Essex Relays, Hornchurch
At The Essex Track Relays Championships held at Hornchurch on Friday evening Colchester and Tendring A-C promising under 15 Girls 4x 300mets squad of Ebba Paterson- Ayra Anderson- Jenny Palmer- and Mary Olayiwola were delighted with there performance when winning Essex County Silver Medal’s there 3x 800mets squad of Saffron Rose- Ayra Anderson- and Ebba Paterson finish a worthy 5th to make it a enjoyable occasion
Report By John Hyland
Eastern counties track and field champs
A number of CATS athletes were in action at the Eastern Counties Track and Field Championships held at Cambridge on Saturday there was success for the vastly improved Ermeas Afewerki who in his first Championship race won gold medal in U17men 1500mets- 4mins 21-6; April Castle was in fine form winning Gold in the senior 100mets Hurdles and 400mets Hurdles plus Bronze in the Javelin; her Sister Debbie was also amongst the medals in the Senior women’s Discus and Javelin whilst young Samuel Shippey showed good form finishing 3rd in an exciting U15 boys 200mets to win Bronze, he also won Silver medal in the U15 Boys 800mets; in the sprints Ella Gray looked sharp in the U17 women’s 200 mets running a PB to finish 4th Molly Redgrave showed up well in the u13 girls 800mets as did Hannah Castle in the S/W Discus
Report By John Hyland
ISA NATIONAL ATHLETICS 2017, 19th June, Alexander Stadium, Birmingham
COLCHESTER and Tendring Athletics Club duo Kayleigh and Kiera Atkinson produced outstanding performances at the National Independent Schools Championship, at Alexandra Stadium in Birmingham.
Ten-year-old Kayleigh won a gold medal in her age group for the 600metres, managing a time of 1min 50.3 seconds.
Sister Kiera, 11years old, won a silver medal in her age group, just being pipped at the post by a tenth of a second to finish second in 1m 44s.
As well as being a personal best time, this also broke the existing record.
Both girls were over the moon with their results, as were their parents, both girls also did their club and school proud.
Report John Hyland
Southern Athletics League, 17th June, Braintree
Colchester & Tendring senior team were always going to find their Southern League Track and Field Division 3 tough after a number of their team called off for various reasons but those who did perform rose to the occasion to help the Black Vests finish a respectable 3rd. Team results – Watford lst; Braintree 2nd; CAT’s 3rd; Barnet & District 4th and Highgate 5th.
There were a number of exciting races during the afternoon with the Men producing an inspired win in the 4 x 400 relay 3m.48 Thomas Palmer won his 800mts in fine style in 2m. 3.5; 16year old Ermeas Afewerki sliced another 5secs. off his 1500mts finishing 3rd in 4m.17-7; Ollie Gifford showed excellent team spirit competing in six events; Sam Gardiner showed up well in his 400mts -55secs.; valuable points were scored in the field events by Adam Vigar, Cleaveland Williams, Bradley Hicks and Arron Bollu.
The Ladies had a superb afternoon Lauren Woodywiss was in great form winning her 200mts in 27.l and 400mts 62:8 (PB). Super vet Margaret Deasy regained her form after recent injury to win her 3000mts in 11m.38-8. her daughter Mary-Ann looked strong finishing a fine 3rd in the 1500mts 5.12.1.April Castle had a pb in the Triple Jump 9m 44 her sisters Debbie and Hannah were impressive in the field events - The talented Sarah Kelly came 1st her high jump in 1.42 and 2nd in the Pole Vault 2m 50 ; Sian Gifford excelled in an amazing seven events to score valuable points . there were heroic performances by Sian Hicks and Emily Donoghue; in the 2000Mets Steeplechase Carey Hollick showed up well in the 400mt hurdles. as did Cerys Vickers in the sprints= The ladies team finished on a high note coming second in 4 x 400 relay to make it a good afternoon for CATS and Team Manager Jenny Williams supported by Sian Gifford
Report by John Hyland.
Essex Schools, 10th June 2017, Chelmsford
The sun was shining on Sunday for the EAL home meeting. The Essex Schools Championships the previous day meant that many of our regular athletes were resting or injured. However, the CATS stepped up to the task to give us an overall 4th position. The U13 Boys and the U17 Men did particularly well, both coming third in their groups.
There were plenty of PBs in the younger age groups. In the U11 group, Kayleigh Atkinson (1.54.1) and Fred Walton (2.08.5) both achieved new PBs in the 600m.
The U13 girls were out in force. New PBs for in the 70m Hurdles for Grace Kelway (14.7) and Katie Roberts (14.8). The 100m sprint resulted in new PBs for Olivia Gillon (15.6) and Ella Embry (15.2), in the 200m for Thalia Wynter (33.8), Erin Rogers (31.9) & Olivia Gillon (32.8). In the middle distance events new PBs in the 800m for Katie Roberts (2.52.2) and Rachel Sandercock (2.52.6) and a PB for Kiera-Jayne Atkinson (5.05.8) in the 1500m.
The U13 boys were helped to 3rd place overall with Charlie Palmer obtaining PBs in javelin (17.3m) & shot (6.84m). Rocco Viljoen got a PB in discus with a throw of 11.59m, to add to his PB in the 800m (2.30.9), followed by Finn Rattray (3.00.5). Thomas Ashley ran 200m in 30.6 sec (PB) & Finley Gardner took more than 2 seconds off his previous 200m PB coming home in 30.9 sec. There was 1500m success for Sam Humphrey setting a new PB of 5.33.5.
The U15 girls put in a solid performance as usual. On the track, Emily White achieved a PB in 1500m (6.06.4), as did Amy Thompson in the 800m (2.44.0). In the field events there were also several PBs; Maya Rattray in the long jump (3.97m) & Olivia Page in the discus (18.94m) and javelin (13.8m).
The U15 boys were missing many regulars, but several athletes took themselves out of their comfort zone to gain valuable points for the club. George Gray obtained a PB in 100m (16.3 sec) and ran a super 200m (30.7sec). Aidan Cahill took several seconds off his previous 800m PB coming home in 2.19.7. Isaac Price came first and threw a new PB in discus (28.12m).
The U17 men had great success. Akin Akinboh won the 100m and equalled his PB in the 200m despite competing at Essex Schools the previous day. Sam Gardiner stepped up to run the 100m in a great time of 12.4 coming 3rd in his heat, as well as gaining a PB in the 800m (2.08.9). The A stream and B stream 400m events were both won by CATS athletes – Owen Fookes and John Lord. Owen also made his high jump debut with a jump of 1.45m.
U17 & Senior Women were solid as usual. Debbie, April and Hannah Castle all gave their usual solid performances in both track and field events scoring 55 points between them, with Debbie Castle winning first place in both javelin and discus. Cerys Vickers jumped a new PB in long jump (4.41m) and Carey Hollick showed the vets how to do it, recording a new PB in the 100m (18.7 sec) whilst Lauren Woodiwiss won the 300m (42.9 sec). Sian Gifford & Georgie Sturgeon stepped briefly out of the Scorer’s cabin to score points in the 800m and the relay.
The senior men’s team put in 100% effort throughout the day with all of the team competing in multiple events. Sam Jones and Ollie Gifford competed in as many events as possible, and Paul Sturgeon & Steven Shippey joined coach Etienne Viljoen in scoring plenty of points for the club.
Daniella O"Leary 100m heats JG
MIA PATTERSON 100M HEATS JG
ELLA GRAY 200M FINAL IG
JOY OGUNLEYE GOLD 100M IG 12.44
AKIN AKINBOAH GOLD 200M IB 23.6
ALFIE KELWAY 4TH IN FINAL 80M HURDLES
OLLY MITCHELL HEATS 300M JB
THOMAS PALMER 800M BRONZE IB
LAUREN WOODYWISS BRONZE 300M IG 42.2 NEW PB
Maldon Park Run, 20th May 2017
Kiera Jayne Atkinson, a very promising 11 year old young athlete, continues to make her mark. In the Maldon 5k Park Run over the weekend Kiera ran a superb 19mins PB, coming home 1st female -5th overall to give her excellent 87.54 age grade%. Her Mother Jayne, was 3rd lady in a good time of 21mins 21secs.
Southern Athletic League. May 2017, Woodford Bridge
Colchester and Tendring AC produced their best Southern Athletic League Track and Field result for some time when competing at Woodford on Saturday. With a combination of Seniors and Juniors pulling together, team sprit was high helping the club finish an excellent 3rd. The rejuvenated Dean Frost, on his come back trail, got the black vests off to a flying start with a useful 800mets, winning in 2-03-16; Ollie Gifford assistant team manager, also a former promising teenager of CATS, gave a good account of himself coming 2nd in the Bstring 800mets 2-11-1. Other impressive results from the middle distance men were William Page 1500mets 3rd 4m-15-08; Freddy Richardson 5th 9m-57-67 and Emeas Afewerki 1,500 mets B string 1st 4m-25-45. In the sprints the squad worked hard all afternoon best being Owen Fookes 400mets 3rd 53-16; Sam Gardiner 400mets B string 56-29 and Akin Akinboh – 100m 3rd = 11-32. Sam Jones ran in both the 110 hurdles and the 400m hurdles finishing 3rd and 4th.
In the field events Bradley Hicks had a good pole volt of 1m 65 - Stefan Godron came 4th in the Javelin 38-05, with Adam Vigar coming 3rd in his high jump 1-55. The Men’s 4x 400mets relay saw the exciting squad of Dean Frost- Ollie Gifford- Owen Fookes and Sam Gardiner finish a superb 2nd.
In the Women’s section the squad gave 100%. Debbie and Hannah Castle covered all the Field Events in fine style, Mandy Hicks dug deep to run the Steeple Chase and the 400m hurdles, the ever-green Margaret Deasy showed determination winning her 5000mts following this up with the 1500mts – 3rd. Good sprinting came from Keiran Wealls and Lauren Woodiwiss, Phillipa Baxter looked comfortable winning her 1500m steeple chase, Sian Hicks and Team Manager Sian Gifford worked tirelessly all afternoon both shone in the 400 and 1500mts. Sarah Kelly showed up well in the high jump and pole vault; Emma Gadsdon scored valuable points in the 800mts as did Carey Hollick in the Shot Putt. CAT’s were 3rd and 4th in 4x100m and 4x40Omets Relays
010 - Mens 800mets Dean Frost black vest T clicks into top gear to win with Ollie Gifford TT 2nd in the b string
036 – l/r senior middle distance squad Phillipa Baxter, Sian Gifford, Sian Hicks and Margaret Deasy
062 - Cat’s Mens 4 x 400 l/r Dean Frost, Owen Fookes, Sam Gardiner and Ollie Gifford
053 -Phillipa Baxter winning 1500m steeple chase
014 – Keiran Wealls in good form in the 100mts
1 Orion Harriers 295pts
2 Woodford 268pts
3 Colchester and Tendring 265pts
4 Braintree 208pts
5 Newham and Essex Beagles 180pts
6 Ilford 135 pts
Report by John Hyland
Essex and Suffolk Track and Field Championships, May 2017
Colchester and Tendring AC teenagers had encouraging success when competing in the Essex Track and Field Championships at Chelmsford over the weekend. On the Saturday, Joy Ogunieye maintained her rich vein of form to win Gold medal in the U17 women’s 100 mets 12-14. She followed this up on the Sunday winning silver in her 200mets 24-96 PB; Jimi Sijuwola looked a find prospect when winning Silver medal in the u15 boys 100mets 11-98, he followed this up running his 200mets in 24-06. Alfie Kelway showed excellent technique in the U15 boys 80mets hurdles to win Silver in 12-21PB. Promising Sam Shippey gave a good account of himself to win Bronze in his u13 boys 300mts 39-29.
Other athletes who performed well were Jenny Palmer, who had a PB in her u15 girls 300mts 45 6secs, Mary Olayiwola in the same event also made it to the final running her 300mts in 45-27. Daniella O’Leary and Ella Gray both showed up well in their sprint heats Elsie Gray produced her best U17 1500mts to date when running 4.51.79 PB. Likewise Freddy Richardson had a PB in his U17 1500mts heat 4-24=58. Henry Dover finished a fine 4th in his U13 Boys 800mts 2-28-1 and Joe Pattinson ran his heat in the U20 Boys 800mts 2m-2-03; Lauren Woodiwiss ran a PB in the final of Womens U17 300mts 42-6 secs and ran in the final of the u17w 200mets 26-06 PB.
At The Suffolk Championships, CATS field athletes scooped a number of Medals. Debbie Castle was a star winning 4 gold in the Shot 9-35m, Javelin 32-58m Discus, 30-74m and Hammer28-74m PB. Her talented sister, Hannah, was also amongst the medal long jump Bronze 3-77m, Triple jump Bronze 7-24 and Silver Discus 22-64. Issac Price's U15 Discus won a well deserved silver - 23-66m.
Report John Hyland
Eastern Young Athletes' League, May 2017, Thurrock
When competing in the EYAL at Thurrock on Saturday Colchester and Tendring youngsters achieved a number of excellent victories and PB's to make it overall a good day for the black vests, led by Ella Gray U17 in 200m with 26-5 and U17 Lauren Woodiwiss 300m - 45sec. Molly Redgrave U13G took 6 seconds off her PB - 800m in 2.44.1, Daniella O'Leary equalled her PB in 100m 13.4. Sam Gardiner U17 competed for the first time in 400 (56.0) and 800 (2.10.2) Owen Fookes U17 400mets 52-5 Thomas Palmer U17 stepped up and ran 800 cruising to win the race in 2.04.07. Kiera-Jayne Atkinson U13 stormed to victory in her 1500m in 5.10.5.; Stefan Godron U17 Javelin 37- 5m = Bradley Hicks U17 Discus 19= 5m. Ebba Paterson U15 Girls 300mts 46.3.
Other athletes who achieved valuable points for the Club were U13 Boys Henry Dover, Luke Gadsdon, Charlie Palmer; U15 Boys Jimi Sijuwola, Thomas Sturgeon, Isaac Price, Aiden Cahill, Matti Godron Alfie Kelway ; U17 Boys Callum Cahill.
U13 Girls Alexandra Penny, Rachel Sandercock, Grace Kelway, Mazy King, Katie Roberts; U15 Girls Chanel Mba, Jennifer Palmer, Ayra Anderson, Emily White, Freya Richardson, Lucy Page, Victoria Utti ; U17 Women Cerys Vickers and Emma Gadsdon.
Team Manager, Sarah
East Anglian League, April 2017
1st EAL of the season at Ipswich on Sunday CATS finished 4th overall, only 6 points behind the 3rd placed team all the athletes did themselves proud.
Many U13 were competing in events for the first time (most don’t have an official PB so I cant mention that in many cases). Notable performances were:
1500m from Katie Roberts ( 3rd. in 5.56.5) and Rachel Sandercock close behind (in 6.08.0) – first time at this event
800m Mazy King 3rd (2.47.2) and Grace Kelway (2.50.0) (first time)
75m Hurdles Bea Paterson (16.5 s) and Rachel Sandercock (17.5 s) (first time)
Shot Grace Kelway 5.36m
800m Henry Dover, 2nd with a PB of 2.27.5 s
75m Hurdles Antoine Atmadjov 2nd in 15.7s, and first timer Tom Ashley in 16.8 s
Maddie Southworth solid performance in the 100m 15.0 s
U15 good results too
Mia Patterson solid performances 100m (13.6) and 200m (28.6)
300m Mary Olayiwola 3rd in 46.6 s and Jenny Palmer winning her heat in 48.0 s
800m 1st place Ebba Paterson 2.37.2, and Ayra Anderson 2nd in her heat with 2.39.6
2nd place in 4x100m relay for U15G
Jimi Sijuwola 1st place in 100m (11.9 s) and 200m (24.9 s)
Sam Lemnell 3rd in 300m (47.7 s)
Alfie Kelway 80m Hurdles 12.3 sec (new PB and 1st place)
Alfie Kelway 80m Hurdles 12.3 sec (new PB and 1st place) and 2nd in shot put 7.55 m
Ollie Mitchell great results for him with 100m 12.5 sec 200m 26.9 sec (PB)
1500m Aidan Cahill 2nd place in 4.52.1
High Jump Matty Godron 3rd with 1.30m. Matty also came 2nd in discus with 20.37 m
Akin Akinboh 2nd place in 100m in 11.6s
Solid 200m performances from Owen Fookes ( 24.5s) and Akin Akinboh (24.2s)
Owen also came 1st in the 400m in 53.7 sec
But Tom Palmer had the second fastest time of the day in 400m in 54.3 s
Thomas Palmer had a clear win 5 secs ahead of the next runner in 1500m 4.20.7 s (took 7 seconds off his previous PB !!)
Freddy Richardson, gaining a PB, also ran well in the 1500m ( 4.27.5 s)
Stefan Godron came 2nd in javelin with a throw of 38.43m – a new PB
U17 Girls and senior women
Joy Ogunleye 1st in the 100m with 12.2
200m Great performance from Lauren Woodiwiss 3rd fastest of the day in 27.5s, and Kira Wealls 28.2 s
Lauren was also 2nd in 300m 45.7 s and Ella Gray ran well in 47.1 s
April Castle gained valuable points by competing in 100m Hurdles (1st place), the 400m, long jump, triple jump (3rd place), Javelin, and the relay !!
Sister Debbie Castle gained 3rd place in shot, 1st place in javelin (33.57m), and 3rd in hammer with a new PB of 28.64m
Carey Hollick also gained points in discus and shot put.
Sian Gifford stepped in on the day to earn points in the 400m and the relay.
Emma Gadsdon came 3rd in High jump with 1.30 m
2nd place and a PB for William Page 800m 1.59.5
Ben Miller was first in the U20M category in the 1500m in 4.20.3 (second in the race after SM)
Adam Vigar in high jump, second as U20M (1.55m) (third overall behind SM)
Petor Godron earned points in Discus, Shot, Javelin and Hammer.
Kate Team Manager EAL
Lee Valley SAL, April 2017
Colchester and Tendring got their Southern Athletics League Track and Field, Division 3, season off to a fine start when competing at Lee Valley Stadium on Saturday. Match results 1st Victoria Park, 2nd Harlow, 3rd Colchester & Tendring, 4th Enfield, 5th Huntingdon, 6th Ilford. There were a number of fine individual performances April Castle scored valuable points in 4 events her best being the triple jump 9.78. Her sister Debbie also worked hard in four field events. Sarah Kelly produced a fine pole vault jump 2.60m, in the B stream P/V Alicia Walklett came 1st in 2 meters. Saffron Heffer was 3rd in the high jump with a leap of 1.40m. Carey Hollick showed what an impressive all rounder she is in her 3 field events. On the track Joy Ogunleye gave a good account of herself in the sprints 100m in 12.53s 2nd and the 200m 25.88s. Ami Fosker was 3rd in the 100m 14m.1.
Elsie Gray had a run away win in the 1500m in 5m 12.90s. Ellie Cumner finished 1st in the B stream 5m27.36. Georgina Sturgeon showed improved form in the 800m 4th in 2m36.16m, with Emma Gadsdon 3rd in the B stream 2m53.25. Sian Hicks gave her all in the 400mets. Club Captain Sian Gifford led by example competing in the 400m Hurdles and the 2000m S/C. In the men’s section young Owen Fookes looked sharp in his 400m 52.64. Akin Akinboh did well in the sprints 100m 11.84s, 200m 24.00. Thomas Palmer gave a good account of himself in his 800m 2nd, 2m 01.3s. William Page worked hard all afternoon winning his B stream 800m in 2m02.49s 2nd in the 5000mets Dean Frost, a non-scorer had a superb run in the 800 mets coming 2nd with a time of 2m.046. Freddy Richardson did himself proud in his 1500m, 2nd 4m.36.93, with Ermeas Alewerk finishing strongly 1st in the B stream 4m 52.06, . Benjamin Miller set the pace in his 2000m S/C, 2nd 7m 04.7s. In the field events there were a number of pints scored by Bradley Hicks in the discus 19m 99c pb, and P/V 2m , he was supported by Emmanuel Ogunleye, Peter Godron and Stefan Godron and Jonathan Lord. Report by John Hyland
April 2017 update
In the English Schools Cross Country Championships held at Norwich on Saturday Colchester and Tendring’s Joseph Patterson running for Essex in the Senior Boys 7k had a excellent run coming a respectable 68th out a field of 334, Essex athletes won the overall Cup a superb achievement by all. Will Page running for Suffolk also gave a good account of himself to finished a worthy 119th position Mary Ann Deasy though feeling below par stuck to her task in the Senior Girls with a creditable run
At Essex 3x5k Road Relays held at Harwich over the weekend Colchester and Tendring Ladies Vet Team were delighted to win Bronze Medals a good confident booster for the new road season , the trio of saw Ellie Cumner ran 21.5, Jane Atkinson 21.11 and Sian Gifford 22.26.
The Harwich Park Run saw two of CATS very talented youngsters produced outstanding times 10 year old Kiera Jayne Atkinson finished 2nd in 19min 07pb from a field of 93 runners of all ages her 9 year old sister Kayleigh Ann Atkinson was also in brilliant form to finished 6th in 20.12pb with Dad Kieron Atkinson 9th pb in 20.42.
At the Colchester Park Run good efforts came from Ben Miller 3rd 17.48, Ellott Black 22.07 (PB), Georgina Sturgeon 23.45 and Elsie Baggot 25.02.
Report by John Hyland
Essex / Eastern Indoor Championships - Lee Valley
The 4th & 5th February was the Essex & Eastern Indoors Championships event, this was curtailed by a power cut which wiped out most of Sunday’s Competition at Lea Valley indoor athletics arena.
However, Joy Ogunleye won gold in the 60 metres Under 17 sprint on the Saturday in a time of 7.71s, whilst Kiera Wealls reached the semi final of the same event.
U15 boy Alfie Kelway won a deserved 60 metres hurdles silver medal in a personal best time of 9.38s
U20 Emmanuel Ogunleye won an unexpected silver medal in the long jump. He leapt a very respectable 5.94m despite not having trained for the event since year 7 at school.
Henry Dover made his indoor debut in Under 13’s 60 metres event but was out of the medals. Owen Fookes, Jimi Sijuwola & Akin Akinboh did well in the 200m heats on Sunday morning, before the meeting was plunged into darkness and abandoned.
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South East Schools Inter-counties Cross Country
CATs were represented at the South East schools inter-counties cross-country event held at Brands Hatch on Saturday. Ben Miller 26th & Elsie Gray 18th were both in as 4th Essex runners to keep their English Schools hopes alive. Matt Brayshaw finished 61st (8th Essex runner) and may yet gain an English schools vest. Freddy Richardson (81st) and Mary-Ann Deasy (26th and 5th Essex scorer) ran well, while Aidan Cahill got badly spiked & unfortunately had to drop out on his CATS debut.
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23year old Tom Gifford of Colchester and Tendring A C now studying sports psychology based in Colorado at Aspen University. He had his was first race indoors at Albuquerque New Mexico last week, his recent hard training has started to pay off running in his Senior men’s 8oo meters in 1mins 51-72 pb. This places him 4th in the Power Ten at the moment, Great work Tom from all at CATS.
Report John Hyland
SEAA Cross Country Parliament Hill
Saturday had seen just 4 CATs athletes travel down to Hampstead Heath for the South of England Championships on the usual muddy course in the North of the Capital. Under 17 Freddy Richardson had a good race, finishing in 119th of a huge field in his age group. Elsie Gray had her best ever race for the club finishing 32nd out of 161 competitors and beating many more fancied runners in the under 17 girls race. Will Page was very happy with his top fifty finish (43rd) & Joseph Patterson was 57th in the Under 20 Men’s race.
Report Bob Kimber
Essex Schools Cross Country
Colchester and Tendring hosted the Essex Schools Cross Country Championships over the Hilly Fields for the third successive year, there was a number of excellent results from CATS athletes representing N.E.E.S.
CATS Results = Junior Boys - Matthew Brayshaw 7th. Inter Boys - Freddy Richardson 17th, Ermeas Arewerhi 29th. Senior Boys - Joe Patterson 5th, Ben Miller 8th. Inter Girls - Elsie Gray 9th. Ellisa Baggott 37th, Senior Girls - Mary Ann Deasy 5th.
A big thank you goes out to all those volunteers who helped on the day from CATS, Colchester Harriers ,Great Bentley, Essex County Officials, Essex Schools Staff, Team Managers, St Helena School and the Hilly Fields Ranger together with the 260 youngster from all over Essex competing for their District which helped made it a very successful morning sport.
Report John Hyland
Essex Cross Country
A small squad of CATS athletes braved the coldest day of the winter so far to represent the club at Braintree on Saturday, Under 13s race saw the hardworking Michael Knowles finish in 27th While Molly Redgrave went 1 better with 26th for the girls. The under 17 men saw Ben Miller have probably his best race of this winter to maintain his chance of the bronze individual medal at the end of the season. Freddy Richardson, who finished 6th attacked the hills with relish to also record his best finish of the winter, Mary-Ann Deasy gave a good account of herself finishing 7th in the Under 17 girls. In the Senior men’s race William Page finished 21st & 4th under 20 just 2 days after being CATS 1st English schools qualifier at the Suffolk schools on Thursday with a 5th place.
Report by Bob Kimber
Essex Cross Country Champs
At the Essex Cross Country Championships held at Claybury Woodford on Saturday 7th January, CATS athletes found the going tough but stuck to their task. Ben MIller was a useful 12th in the u17 Men’s 5k with Freddy Richardson a fine 20th whilst in the u20 Men’s 8k Joe Patterson worked hard to come home in 12th, with Elsie Gray u17 Women 5k race came home in a respectable 10th.
The Essex Schools Cross Country Championships are being held at Colchester Hilly Fields for the third successive year on Saturday 21st January this a credit to all those volunteers who will be involved on the day. First race starts at 10am Changing and Parking is at St Helena School. Sheepen Road. Colchester.
Report by John Hyland