Having gained the silver medal in the English Schools Inter-girls (U17) High Jump with a leap of 1.74m, Hannah Tapley went on to represent England in the SIAB Schools International at Cardiff last weekend where she also won a silver medal. She has also been selected to represent the Midlands at the Sainsbury's School Games in Manchester in September. (Also see reports and pictures on "Reports" page).
Well done Sophie Tothill and Sandra Lane who finished 2nd and 3rd lady in the 2nd Fast & Furious 5K race at Stourport on 26th June.
The second long-standing club record to be equalled within a month (see below) was produced by the Mens 4x100m relay team at the 3rd Midland T&F League meeting at Solihull on 6th July. The time of 44.5s, which was originally set 36 years ago, was posted by Ollie Biddle, Tom Kenwright, Jack Hocking and men's team captain Marcus Manton. Well done chaps!
Worcester AC's Heather Paton was in the national athletics spotlight recently when she competed at the Sainsbury’s British Senior Athletics Championships at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.
Click HERE to see a report and pictures from today's Evesham Observer
The committee are pleased to be able to announce that the club has attained Clubmark accreditation for another three years.
Congratulations to Ben Clarke on becoming the ESAA Midlands Combined Events Intermediate Boys' Champion. He recorded personal best performances in the javelin, shot and 400 meters, backed up with solid performances across the other five octathlon events resulting in an overall gold medal-winning score of 4304. It was a closely fought contest down to the last event, with Oxfordshire's Timothy Stevens in second place only six points behind.
Congratulations also to Rachael Bayliss and Candy Lockett who were selected to represent the County in the Intermediate Girls' competition, helping the team to a fourth place finish.
A 31-year-old club record was equalled by Zoe Styles at the County Schools Championships at Nunnery Wood on Saturday 14th June. The under-20 Women's 100m record of 12.3s was set by Kim Price in 1983. Well Done Zoe!
Click HERE to see a report and pictures from yesterday's Evesham Observer
The following is an email from Sharon Price who was awarded one of the club entries for the London Marathon...
Just wanted to drop a note of thanks for the London marathon place. It was a truely great day, I felt well prepared despite the glitch of the spine irritation 5 weeks back. The anticipation and training for the event was rewarding (if tiring) in itself, I truely enjoyed and benefited from the whole experience. The race was tough for me, the sun was relentless and though I ran all the way without too much difference in my splits it felt much tougher physically and mentally than New York which had posed no problem last November. However despite this I managed to finish with a PB of 4 hours 40 minutes and 2 seconds, almost a whole two minutes faster than New York so I was really pleased with my time. So, thanks again I really appreciated and enjoyed the place. Sharon.