Five WAC members competed in the 2017 London marathon and all produced good performances. Best club performance on the day was produced by Rob Jones in 2:50:50 followed by Adam Pollock in 3:17:49 and Club Vice Chairman Kirsty White in 3:54:25. Maggie Crosswell clocked 4:27:01 while finishing the 5th 70+ lady and Club President John Brooke finished in 4:40:20, also a 70+ competitor. Well done all of you!
Joel Khan, wearing an England vest, jumped a PB and club record of 2.11m in Hustopece, Czech Republic, on Saturday 4th February. He won the Junior Men’s competition. The U20 club record has stood since 2009. Well done Joel.
Belated congratulations to Joel Khan for being selected as the Young Sports Person of the Year at the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Sports Awards held at Sixways on 9th November 2016. (see Gallery page for photo)
Congratulations to Ben Clarke on finishing 4th in the National Indoor U20 Heptathlon Championships at Sheffield last weekend (8th/9th January). After a slightly disappointing first day, he regrouped on day 2 to record 8.57 in the 60m hurdles, a p.b of 1.93m in the high jump, and a 2m 40s 1000m to finish the championships in 4th place with a score of 4782 points, which is a new club record. The previous weekend he set three new U20 club records in 60m Hurdles (8.52s), shot (10.69m) and pole vault (3.61m) at Lee Valley. Well done Ben!
Congratulations to Alice Wright on winning a bronze medal in the U23 European Cross Country Championships in Sardinia on Sunday. She was always in the leading group and set the pace for a good part of the race and in doing so she led the GB & NI team to a gold medal. Well done Alice!
Three WAC athletes competed at the World Masters Athletics Championships, which were held in Perth, Australia from 26th October to 6th November, and they brought back four medals. There were two silver medals for Iris Holder in W75 Triple Jump and Long Jump while Richard White, competing in the M55 age group, gained a silver in 400m Hurdles and Bronze in 400m. Marion Loveridge also travelled to Perth. Well done to the three of them!
At the City of Worcester Sport Awards held at The Worcester Arena on Thursday night Worcester A.C. had two winners, with the awards being presented by Steve Cram: Joel Khan won Junior Male Sports Person of the Year and Dave Walker won the Howard Peters Award for Outstanding Contribution. Whilst Joel was an obvious candidate for his high-jumping performances during the past year, Dave was taken completely by surprise at being awarded the most prestigious award of the evening and now goes forward to the BBC regional Unsung Hero awards and the winner of that goes to the televised Sports Personality of the Year awards in London. Congratulations to both of them!
See "Gallery" page for photos.
The winter Conditioning & Core Strength Training sessions will start again in the Nunnery Wood High School gym on Monday 3rd October. Click HERE for details of times and contacts.
On 2nd September, Joel won gold in the high jump at the UK School Games at Loughborough representing the England Midlands team. A great end an excellent season for the young man.
At the Midland Vets League Cup Finals held at Nuneaton yesterday the Men's team won the 'A' Cup Final for the second year running and the Ladies' also won. This meant that the club won the combined trophy for the third year running and also completed the "double double" having also won both men's and women's South Division titles. Well done to Dave Hope and Roger Garland and their teams.
Worcester AC's Women and Men have won the South Division of the Midland Vet's League again. Well done to all of them!
Joel Khan cleared 2.07m to finish in eighth equal position at the European Youth Championships. Well done Joel!
Joel Khan made it through the qualifying round in Tblisi with a jump of 2.08m. He will compete in the final on Saturday evening. Watch this space!
Joel Khan has been selected as part of the GB team to compete in the inaugural Eauropean Youth Championships to be held in Tblisi, Georgia on 14-17 July. See a full report on the Reports page
A small group of Worcester AC athletes competed in the national U20 & U23 Championships at Bedford on 18/19 June and two of them came away with medals. Josh Carr won the silver medal in the U23 men 1500m with a time of 3:48.69 and Joel Khan won the bronze medal in the U20 High Jump, although stil an U17. See a full report on the Reports page
Jenny Nesbitt and Alice Wright are continuing where they left off last season.
Jenny finished 3rd in the European 10000m Cup held in Mersin, Turkey on 5th June in a time of 33m 45.46s to lead the British team into first place.
Alice produced a new Club 10000m record time of 32m 36.11s in the Payton Jordan Invitational in Stanford USA on 1st June.
Well done both of you!
Well done to Ben Clarke for finishing 4th in the National Under-20 Men's Decathlon at Bedford on 14th/15th May. In doing so he clocked 15.49 seconds for 110m Hurdles breaking his own club record by more than a tenth of a second.
Also well done to Joel Khan who became county champion at Worcester on 14th May and in doing so beat his previous club record and also cleared the qualifying height of 2.07m for the European Junior Championships in Tblisi in July.
Congratulations to Jenny Nesbitt for winning the Reading Half-marathon on Sunday in a time of 1h 12m 54s.