Yorkshire Road Relays – Zak Ferguson has really knuckled down this last 6 weeks with his training and this showed here. Competing for his new club Rotherham Harriers for the first time …. The plan was to go of hard and Zak did exactly this pulling away from the field early on and coming away with the Gold medal. Zak also helped Rotherham come away with the gold medal. Well done Zak bring on that mini marathon and then the track season.
Mini Marathon Qualifying Race – Bobbie Waugh again like Zak has really knuckled down in training and the rewards are starting to pay of. The race was run over 3 miles and was a 3 lap course with a few testing hills. Bobbie went of harder than in previous races and this helped here as she came away an excellent 5th place in a quality field and booked her place on the East Midlands team for the London mini marathon. Bobbie ran a very impressive 19 mins. Well done Bobbie you deserve it keep working hard and bring on that track season.
Park Runs – Elliot Reed went to York and ran an impressive 20 mins flat. Elliot has one more chance to break the Team Russell record for a 10 year old before he turns 11. Issy Waugh had a stormer of a run at Endcliffe Park Run running a blistering 19.37 mins setting a new course record for a 10 year old. Sure it won’t be long until Issy goes under 19 mins. First year Under 13 can Issy get close to Emily Simpsons Team Russell records this year over 800 metres and 1200 metres.
Nottingham Open Meeting – Ben Morton first Year Under 15 Boy has been working really hard in training and this showed here with a personal best in the Long Jump and in doing so set a new Team Russell Record. Well done Ben keep working hard and hopefully extend that record over the summer. First year Under 17 Holly Fowler went in the Triple Jump for the first time and set a new Team Russell record. Once Holly masters the middle phase we could see some great distances. Ella Kynoch went in both the Shot and Discus. The Discus came up first where she struggled to find her form. A few more competitions and I am sure we will see some big distances that Ella does week in week out in training sessions. Ella then went in the Shot and set a new outdoor personal best. Ella will compete this weekend in Loughborough where she will hopefully bag the English Schools qualifying distance in both the Shot and Discus. George Wallace who has been under the weather this last week went in the 100 metres and set a new person best. George was going to go in the 800 metres also but not feeling great decided to give it a miss until next weeks Charnwood Open meeting. Well done everyone a great day.