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 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!
Two of our members participated in the English National Cross Country Championships held at Parliament Hill in London on Saturday 22nd February. First to run was Jenny Nesbitt who followed up her fine runs earlier in the season with another great performance finishing 7th in the Junior Women's race. Also competing was Lewis Sternkopf who finished 75th in a very large field of 280 in the Under-17 Men's race. Well Done to both of them.
Worcester AC's Jack Hocking became the Northern Area Under-17 400m champion in Sheffield yesterday. In his first ever indoor race Jack won his semi-final in 51.92s and was the second fastest qualifier. In the final he was 5th at the 200m mark but ran a strong second lap to win his first regional title in 51.43s and move to 4th place in the UK rankings. Well done Jack!
Worcester AC was very well represented at The NIA last weekend with 23 athletes competing. There were plenty of excellent performances including 18 personal bests by 16 athletes.
There were also 2 new club records from u13 Sebastian Thompson, making his first appearance as a Worcester AC athlete - he ran 8.62s in the 60m sprint (an improvement on the existing record of 0.19s) and 10.03 in the 60m hurdles.
Full results for Saturday can be found HERE and Sunday HERE.