It was a windy and rainy scene for Round 2 of the Inter-Club tournament last Sunday at the Wellesley Athletics Track in Gt Yarmouth where Waveney Valley AC’s athletes competed against those from Gt Yarmouth & District AC, Framlingham Flyers and Bungay Black Dog RC. Over 30 Waveney athletes competed over a sprint, middle distance, long jump and a throw to identify the top athletes on a points basis over the four disciplines.
In 2nd place after round one’s road race, Waveney had eight U11 girls competing with Waveney’s best on the day Abeni Beckham who finished 2nd out of 21 girls. She was closely followed by Maddie Archbold in 4th, Grace Forster 5th, Shamara Hammonds 7th and Farren Turner 8th. The rest of the team included Libby Mayall, Maisie Elvin-Andrews, and Amy Catchpole.
Seven U11 Waveney boys competed against a field of 22, with Waveney also in 2nd place after round one. Again Waveney’s best was placed 2nd overall with Joel Burgess, who was followed closely by Theo Hudson in 3rd and Reuben Harvey in 5th, with Benjamin Cone, Vaughan Beckham, Finn Howes and Oscar Taylor completing the team. Reuben briefly held the Club record in the ‘Howler’ throw, but was quickly beaten by Theo with a throw of 31.45m
The U13 girls sat in 3rd place after round one, mainly due to a partial team, with again only 4 girls available for this fixture. Harriet Lyman was the top Waveney girl finishing 2nd in a field of 19, with Mia 4th, Hannah Mayne 6th and Harriet Gooch 9th. Hannah was just a fraction off her own 100m Club record with a run of 13.8s.
The U13 boys, in 1st place after round one again performed very strongly with 9 boys competing against a field of 17 with Waveney taking the top 4 places – Callum followed by Jamie Besford, Tai Elvin-Andrews and Leo Joscelyne with Alec Wilson following in 7th place, and Dylan Harvey, Pierre Stohr and Daniel Goldspink completing the team.
Waveney also had six U15’s competing individually – Lily Collins, Lauren Oram, Dylan Davies, Aidan Hewitt, Lewis Covill and Jake Block with some particularly strong running in very difficult conditions. Round’s 3 and 4, a cross-country and Sportshall will take place in the Autumn and Winter with the overall individuals and clubs crowned across the 4 events.