Successful day at the Norfolk County Sportshall Championships.
We had two Gold medalists with Abeni Beckham winning the U13 Standing Triple Jump and Isabella Christmas-Ablett winning the U11 2 lap hurdles as well as picking up Bronze in the Chest Push.
We had other medalists with Ben Cone picking up 1 silver and 2 bronze in the Speedbounce, 4 lap and 6 Lap
Joel Burgess won two silvers in the 2 lap and 4 lap along with 2 4th places in the SLJ and STJ
In the U11’s Seth Frankland achieved bronze in the Speedbounce,Isabella Christmas-Ablett bronze in chest push, Liam Bridges won silver in Javelin and Agatha Gouldby won silver in Standing Triple Jump
In the supporting junior race, Waveney numbers were down from the previous race at Framlingham, owing to a lot of them competing the day before in a Suffolk Schools Cross Country Event.
Sam Stevens who is having a excellent winter season, put in another great run to finish in sixth place overall was third in the U15 section with his time of 12:41.
Harriet Lyman, recorded a remarkable double, she finished top in her age group (U17) in the Schools competition the day before, she then went on to win the girls race outright at Sutton with her time of 13:19. Alex Wilson clocked a creditable14:07 in finishing 18th overall (7th in the boys U15). Making her debut in cross country, Oakley Arnould who has competed in several 5km Lowestoft park runs, proved to be just as strong over the mixed terrain at Sutton, took 39th place overall in 16:19 (8th in the Girls U13 section).
It was the Round 3 of the Inter-Club tournament yesterday, the Sportshall leg, which we hosted at East Point Academy.
Although our ‘home’ tie, with almost 100 athletes competing, it was a thoroughly dominant display by our athletes, continuing their fine form from the Suffolk League successes by gold medals in all categories bar the U11 girls! The full results will be posted in the next couple of days but our hall of fame was:
U11 boys – 1st Jude Benson-Smith, 2nd Seth Frankland, 3rd William Butcher.
U13 girls – 1st Abeni Beckham, 2nd Shamara Hammonds and just missing out on 3rd by 2 points Kiera Kane
U13 boys – 1st Michael Van-Haren, 2nd Benjamin Cone, 3rd George Browne
U15 girls – 1st Naomi Boots
U15 boys – 1sr Sm Stevens, 2nd Henry Carter, 3rd Pierre Stohr.
Thanks to the parents who continue to support us in competition – we really do want to get more of our athletes competing though – it’s why we train them, and why they train.
Thanks also to those that helped on the day – especially our more senior Juniors – Harriet Gooch, Alec Wilson and James Russell!
In the junior race, as well as the more experienced middle distance runners the team also included several members who usually compete in sprint and throw events in the track and field season. So most of the squad used the cross-country race as part of their strength training during the winter period and they handled the tough terrain very well and recorded some very creditable times.
The junior middle distance runners were to the fore for the club, with Jamie Besford (U15) finishing strongly to secure 11th place overall with 10:17, only one second adrift was Sam Stevens in 12th. Harriet Lyman finished first in the U.17 age group, in finishing in 29th place overall with 10:57.
11th Jamie Besford (U15) 10:17. 12th Sam Stevens (U15) 10:18. 29th Harriet Lyman (U17) 10:57. 40th Alec Wilson (U15) 11:31. 57th Chase Hodds (U13) 12:33. 62nd Abeni Beckham (U13) 12:50. 73rd Tobias Scriven (U15) 13:13. 74th Benjamin Cone (U13) 13:13. 75th Naomi Boots (U15) 13:13. 76th Nathan Littlejohns 13:21. 79th Vaughan Beckman (U13) 13:29. 82nd Mason Hodds (U17) 13:37. 83rd Lily Collins (U17) 13:39. 90th James Russell (U17) 14:32. 96th Ethan Hodds (U13) 15:08.