Ben secured his first national medal at the ESAA combined championships, in Bedford last weekend. His event performances included 6.22 (long jump), 33.77 (discus), 36.01 (javelin), 52.03 (400m), 14.27 (100H), 1.79 (high jump), 10.19 (shot) and a resounding 1500m victory in 4.29 to clinch his place on the podium. Ben now goes on to represent England at the indoor pentathlon in Glasgow in December.
At the Midland Vets League Cup Finals held at Nunnery Wood on Sunday the Men's team won the 'A' Cup Final for the second year running and the ladies came second. The club missed the combined trophy by three points. Well done you olduns.
Congratulations to Joel Khan who, at the England Athletics U15/U17 Championships at Bedford on 29th/30th August, became the U17 Men's High Jump champion with a jump of 2.02m. In doing so he set new club U17 and Overall records.
Dan Banks, Ben Clarke, Danielle Hopkins, Jack Hocking and Hannah Tapley also competed at the championships. Well done to all of them.
At the Midland Counties U13/U15/U17 Championships at Alexander Stadium on 16th August Sophie Tothill became the U17 Women's 3000m champion in a time of 10'18.35 a beating her previous PB by 15 seconds. Well done Sophie.
Richard White became the Club's first ever World Champion when he struck gold in the M55 400m hurdles at the World Master's Championships in Lyon recently. Laurence Oldfield also won gold and silver medals as a member of the GB M70 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams respectively. Two other members picked up silver medals - Barry Swindells in the M75 1500m and Iris Holder in the W70 Triple Jump. Iris also won a bronze medal as a member of the GB W65 4x100 relay team. Five other club members also took part. Well done to all of them. (See also "Reports" page).
Congratulations to the club's Ladies' and Men's Vets teams who won both Vets Leagues for the second year running at Redditch last Thursday (29/7/15).
See also "Reports" and "Gallery" pages.
Congratulations to Barry Swindells who was shown as the UK's top 1500m runner in the V75 category in this week's AW.
Congratulations to Ben Clarke on becoming ESAA Midlands Combined Events intermediate boys champion for the second year running. In a strong throws dominated field, Ben was able to use his strengths in 400m, 100H, high jump and 1500m to secure victory with a new pb and club record of 4619 points. This places him 8th in the national rankings for octathlon, and qualifies him for the ESAA national finals in September. Well done Ben.
Congratulations to Alice Wright who ran a PB of 32'46.57 to take the bronze medal in the European U23 Championships in Tallinn, Estonia yesterday. For full reports click HERE (courtesy British Athletics) and HERE (courtesy of Worcester News).
Nixie Turner, in her other guise as a triathlete, has qualified to represent Great Britain in the 2015 European Youth Relay Championships on 26th July in Banyoles, Spain. Good Luck Nixie!
At the WAC Open meeting last Thursday evening Joel Khan was the first Worcester AC club member to clear 2.00m in high jump since our records began. He is only 15 years old (first year U17 age-group) and this is a fantastic landmark for him, his coach Deirdre Elmhirst and the club. Well done Joel!
Declan McManus became the National U20 Steeplechase champion at Bedford on 20th June, finishing in a time of 9'05.5. Congratulations Declan!
82 members of Worcester AC entered the County T&F Championships held at Nunnery Wood on Saturday 23rd May and between them they won 81 medals including 35 gold, 24 silver and 22 bronze. Two young athletes went into the club records in winning their gold medals - Eve Dutton set a new record when she cleared 2.15m in the U15G Pole Vault and Darian Moore ran 12.7s in the U13B 100m to equal the existing record. Well done everyone who competed.
Click HERE for full results.
Jenny Nesbitt was 6th in the England Championships 10,000m at Parliament Hill and Alice Wright won the 10,000m at the Mountain West championships in USA. Both have now achieved the UKA standard for the European U23 Championships. This puts Alice 8th in the all-time Under-23 list and for 2015 Alice is 2nd and Jenny 4th in the Under-23 10000m list. The two ladies their and coach Dave Walker are certainly flying the flag for Worcester AC. Well done!