Monthly Archives: April 2012
It was a PB weekend for several Harriers in the Brighton Marathon on Sunday, well done all… what a great day!
Paul Bond – 2:54:25
Danny Bradford – 2:57:26
Scott Kendall – 3:12:24
Elizabeth Fairs – 3:31:56
Scott Wallace – 3:33:10
Russel Hite – 3:44:59
Rebecca Nicolson – 3:48:22
Lesley Tugwell – 3:54:23
Sharla Elder – 3:58:06
Michelle Hughes – 4:08:26
Graham Morrey – 4:24:49
Keith Fillingham – 4:24:02
Sue Teague-smith 4.49.39
Chris Stapleton – 4:53:04
Jennifer O’Callaghan – 5:06:33
Liz Eastwood – 5:16:17
It was the first time Worthing Special Olympics had taken part in this event and despite two early starts there were some excellent performances over the weekend.
Sam Gratton kept up his winning form with first in the Long Jump (4.68m PB) and second in the 800m (2.35.10 PB). There were several good results for other Worthing athletes in the 800m: Jordon Okonta 1st in 2.48.57 PB, Jack Tulett 2nd 2.58.93 and Haydn Cook in his first race 3rd in 3.17.35.
In the field James Crispin got silver in the Long Jump (4.55m), Jordon Okonta bronze (4.04m PB) and new comer Luke Cooper silver (2.22m).
In the Shot Putt Louis Pace won gold (7.69m PB), Luke Hibberd Gold (5.61m PB), Haydn Cook bronze (6.66 PB) and Miles Cosham (6.29m PB).
Stacy Roberts won 2 bronze medals in 200m with (39.06 PB) and Long Jump, and Luke Hibberd followed up his Gold in the 60m with another Gold in the 60m (12.0secs)
This brings to a close a fantastic indoor season for the whole team, who now look forward to the outdoor season which starts for some on the 14th April!
Grantham Grand Prix Series 14/04/12
Sam Gratton and Phil Williamson travelled to Grantham to start the Grand Prix season. Despite the weather conditions which started with sunshine and ended in a hail storm which held the Long Jump up for a while they put in some good performances.
Sam competed in his first 1500m, finishing 1st with a PB of 5.16.37m and then went on to take 2nd place in both 800m in a time of 2.44.05m and Long Jump 4.45m.
Phil ran a PB in the 100m (15.24secs) and then taking 2nd place in the 200m (30.45secs). Both our Worthing lads were up against some strong competitors, some of who have represented England so this was proved an excellent start to the season
This weekend the squad went to The Havant Open to carry on with their good work. Also joining in the fun this week were the javelin squad for their first competition of the season. As usual the hammer squad started the proceedings and a total of 22 competitors were taking part which meant a long wait between each throw. With the long wait and a cold wind the guys had to call on their experience to keep themselves warm and motivated. Jo Davison was up first today and feeling under the weather still managed to produce a best of 44.83m. Eloise Marshall carried on improving on her last week’s performance with a 35.24 and a best of 38.35m just half a metre below her last years PB. This put a grin on her face that could not be removed for the rest of the day. Lianne Baker took part today and though not have thrown the hammer in a while had a best of 22.35m while her sister Emily had a PB of 26.17m. Woody Cox had another great series of throws today no PB but a good consistent card finishing with a best of 47.35m. Odette Dicke who could not wait for this competition and having a no throw in the first round made the day hers as she just got better and better and finished with a PB of 29.39m. Odette had a smile as big as the one Eloise had and we wondered if they had been to the same place to buy them. Julia Williams had a good consistent card with a best of 21.98m and Simon Evans also had a good competition with a best of 46.64m.
8-9th April 2012
With the winter training out of the way the throws squad dusted the cobwebs off the hammers, polished up the discus and shot and of they went to Crawley to compete in their first throws competition of the season. Even though a cold day, the squad performed to their usual high standard, a promising start to the season.
The hammer boys and girls were first up and Fleur Dicke started the proceedings with a new pb of 24.79m. Julia Williams had two pb’s and finished with a 24.51m and fellow ‘Lefty’ (as they liked to be called), Odette Dicke followed with a 26.64m pb. Laura Duke who has been struggling of late with her throws finished with a 43.24m and Jo Davison finished with a 45.44m. read more…