Club. The largest number of members for a number of years took up the
challenge and turned out to show what they could do on the track and in the
The later start date seems to have given everybody a bit more time to
hit some reasonable form. There was also the added bonus of two days of good
UNDER 13 GIRLS
India Dryburgh in her first Championship fought
her way through to the final of the 100m where she came a creditable 8th. India
also made it to the final of the 200m where she came 5th with a new pb. Best
result of her day came in the long jump where she won the bronze medal again
with a new pb.
Darby Begley-Jones made it through to final of the 800m where
she came 8th. Darby ran new pbs in the heats and final. Darby also entered the
long jump and jumped a new pb.
Charlotte Vaughan in her first year as an
under 13 ran an excellent race to come 6th in the final of the1500m with a new
Stars of the age group were Tait Jones and Nicola Bell. In the shot Tait
won the silver medal, just missing out on gold and Nicola was 5th. In the
Javelin Nicola threw a new Club record and a pb to win the silver medal with
Tait taking the bronze with a new pb. Best result came in the discus with Tait
winning the gold and Nicola the silver with a new pb
Millie Thorpe made it to the final of the 75m hurdles where she came
6th. Millie ran a new pb in the first round of the 200m and jumped 3.70m in
Francesca Turner was 6th in her heat of the 200m and 7th in her
75m hurdles race
Helena Garland was 7th in the long jump and 5th in her
heat of the 100m.
Hetty Taylor in her first Championship was 6th in her
heat of the hurdles and 9th in long jump with a new pb. Hetty also made it to
the semi-final of the 100m where she came 6th.
Hetty’s best result was in
shot where she won the silver medal, making it a one two for Walton.
Withers ran two new pbs in the 1500m to make it to the final of the 1500m
where she came a very good 7th.
Sophie Mace despite being not 100% had
another fantastic weekend. Sophie started by winning the shot on the
Saturday. On the Sunday Sophie started where she left off by
winning the hammer with a championship best performance and followed this up
again by winning the discus with another championship best performance. In a
close javelin competition she was in silver medal position until the last
round where she was pushed down to 4th.
UNDER 17 WOMEN
Walton athlete in this age group, Lucy Weir in the long jump. Lucy finished
8th with a jump of 4.7m
UNDER 20 WOMEN
Lack of training and fitness
didn’t stop Lisa O’Brien winning both the 100m hurdles and the long
Sister Sinead lacking practice with a year out at university, took
the silver medal in hammer and the bronze in shot and discus.
Veterans Susie McLoughlin and Helen Channon showed they can still
compete with the best. Helen won the long jump and Susie took the silver medal
in the 400m. Susie also ran a respectable time in the 200m to finish
Tina Howell took the gold in the triple jump with 9.82m.
Parry won a rare track event for the Club winning the gold in the 1500m with a
new pb. Fiona also doubled up in the 800m and won the bronze medal again with
a new pb.
Carla Letheby in her first year as a senior threw 3 seasons bests
and one pb in the shot.
Carla was second in hammer and shot. The shot was
extremely close losing out in the 5th round by just 6cm.
In discus Carla
won the gold medal and doubled up to take the javelin gold as
UNDER 13 BOYS
Oliver Coppellotti, despite being under the
weather, ran a good 1500m to take 6th place.
Sam Mace looked like he was
going to have a bad start to the weekend when he lost his rhythm in the under
15 boys hammer. However, he pulled out one good throw to take the gold medal
from boys two years older than himself.
Normal service was resumed with
another star performance in javelin and discus where Sam not only set new
championship best performances, but also County records.
In the shot Sam
again claimed the gold medal with a throw only 4cm below that of the mighty
Michael Wheeler’s record. A fantastic set of results.
Euan Traynor in his first Championship ran a pb in the 300m to finish
4th in his heat and just miss out on qualification for the final. Euan also
jumped a pb in long jump to finish 6th.
Calum Beauchamp had a great weekend
running two pbs in the heat and the final of the 1500m, winning the bronze
medal in a fast race.
Curtis Court had another great weekend coming 8th in
long jump with a new pb. In the high jump Curtis held it together in a tense
competition to take the gold medal on count back with a new pb.
Yamakawa in his first year as an under 15 also had a great weekend. Sawa won
the bronze medal in the 80m hurdles and took the silver in javelin with a new
pb. In the discus Sawa won the bronze medal and topped off the weekend by
throwing himself instead of an implement to win the long jump with a
UNDER 20 MEN
Curtis Knight was on good form throwing pbs in
javelin and hammer. In the hammer Curtis won gold with a pb. In the discus
Curtis won the silver medal and followed this up by winning the silver in
javelin with a new pb.
Martin Norman was the only senior
man at the Club brave enough to step onto the track. Martin carrying a slight
injury finished 6th in his heat of the 200m.
George Thomas high jumped his
way to the silver medal.
Rob Smith, another Walton athlete not 100%, just
missed out on a medal in the hammer to finish 4th.
Veteran Craig Timmings
brushed off the cob webs and showed he can still pole vault by winning the
All in all a brilliant weekend for the Club and the athletes
A full set of results can
be found on the Surrey County web site.