Weekend Round Up – 19/09/2020


A busy weekend with meetings both Saturday and Sunday which may be the last for a few months again now after the announcement today. Some excellent results with lot’s of personal best and a new Team Russell Record.

Team Russell Record :

Ben Morton (Hallamshire Harriers) went in the 300 metres at the Run Jump Throw meeting. The target was to go under 40 seconds. Ben really went for it over the first 200 metres but with the strong headwind in the final 100 metres Ben just missed that target. However an excellent run and personal best by 0.3 seconds to beat his own Team Russell record. A tough winter now and will see Ben make the transition from 100/200 metres to 400 metre running.

Personal Best :

Caitlin McCloy (Hallamshire Harriers) went in the 1500 metres this weekend. After her big personal best last week over 800 metres we knew she was in great shape. A big personal best with so much more to come from this young lady been such a novice of running on the track. A hard winter should see Caitlin get qualifying times for the English Schools in both the 800 and 1500 metres. Exciting times ahead Caitlin.

Elliot English (City of Sheffield & Dearne). After a big personal best last weekend Elliot again improved his time taking him to 9th in the Yorkshire rankings for 2020.

George Wallace (City of Sheffield & Dearne) was racing for the first time since the indoor season. Leading the race from start George set a big personal best (6 seconds) and was only over taken in the final 30 metres to finish 2nd overall.

Grace Igoe (Hallamshire Harriers) went over 800 metres and was looking to get close to Emily Simpsons Under 13 Team Russell record. An excellent run and another big personal best but unfortunately was 0.1 seconds away from the record. With another year in the age group I am pretty sure the record with go in 2021 if Grace can stay healthy. Well done Grace this was the performance of the weekend for me.

Holly Brewster (Longwood Harriers) set a personal best in the Under 17 Ladies 800 metres. This personal best was very impressive to me as Holly has only put together about 4 weeks of consistent training together since lock down. Holly is now looking forward to the cross country season (fingers crossed). Well done Holly.

Casey Musgrave (Hallamshire Harriers) went over 800 metres after her impressive 300 metre time last weekend. A personal best by over 5 seconds and if we can work on Casey’s endurance over the winter this girl could run some super fast times with the natural speed she has.

Leah Gregory (Hallamshire Harriers) set two personal best in 2 weeks and although it was a best there is still so much more to come from this young lady. A very messy race with 9 people in a 6 lane track meant a lot of barging. Really looking forward to working on Leah’s endurance over the winter as I am sure Leah can challenge Team Russell’s Under 17 ladies record of 2.13.21.

Adam Hirst (City of Sheffield & Dearne) is in excellent shape. Unfortunately Adam was ill a few weeks ago and missed 10 days of training. Adam wanted to give it ago here and came away with a big personal best. Although the way he had been training Adam is in much better shape than his time suggests. Well done Adam bring on the winter and hitting some miles.

Well done to Toby Morton (Hallamshire Harriers) who was competing for the first time in the Under 15 Boys Discus. We had a target and Toby achieved that. Toby’s distance took him to second on the Team Russell rankings and was just short of the distance to get on the Power of 10. Toby still has another year in this age group. Well done …..

Well done to all our athletes on a short but very successful 2020 Track Season.

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