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Youth Development League – (UAG) – 26 June – Parliament Hill

Upper League YDL Parliament Hill 26th June 
Well done all what a fantastic atmosphere at Parliament Hill
Luckily the weather stayed dry for a very calm day (except when the relays were on)
The day saw even more PB’s for the season from;  Sia in the Hammer throwing 47.74m and Shot 6.93m,  Anousha Wardley equalled PB in Pole Vault of 3m, Charlie Feinson throwing the U20 1.75kg Discus 9.78m, Isaac Mammen Discus 18.73m 
On the track PB’s; Jemima Hobbs 100m 14.4, Rory O’Doherty 200m 27.34, Charlie Feinson 400m 55.1, Josef Hubbard 400hur 63.7
Also welcome to Stephan Fotso who also had a great day and two PB’s Long Jump 5.64m, 100m (ran as U20) 12.5
The relay teams were all stars : 4 X 100m U17 Men Stephan Fotso, Sam Mace, Josef Hubbard, Joe O’Connor ran 47.81
                                                   4 X 100m U20 Men Calum Beauchamp, Matthew Pharaoh, Rory O’Doherty, Charlie Feinson ran 49.65
                                                   4 X 400m U17 Men Charlie Feinson, Jamie West, Isaac Mammen, Josh Hathaway ran 3.53.63
A very big thank you to all our officials: Jack Rutherford, Debbie Singleton, Andrew Kennard, Stuart Mace, Hilary Jones, Elaine Pharaoh, Tracy West and Karen Hubbard 
Overall Walton were 3rd out of 6 – our best result yet!!
Full results are on the Power of 10 
Next match is a home match at Walton on the 24th July and our last match at Stompond Lane

Youth Development League (LAG) – 19 June – Kingston

It was another successful day for Walton at their third match of the season with lots of PBs and another Club record. The U13 boys, Freddie Allen and James Wiles, set huge PBs in the 1500m and Ricky Villa-Abrille got a new PB in the shot. Freddie, Ross and Jacob also stepped in to fill events at the last minute and did a sterling job scoring points for the team. All of them gained PBs in these events, too. There were also lots of PBs for the U13 girls including Georgia Russell in the shot, Tea McBean – 150m and Bella Wiles in all her events. Olivia Hanson made her first outing for the team scoring a PB in the 70m hurdles. The U15 girls continued the trend with PBs for Emma Horsey (300m), Eva West (200m) and Charlotte Vaughan (300m) with a time of 43.5s, which was also a new Club record! The U15B also had lots of PB’s with several athletes getting two or more including Sam Bishop (80mH, SP), Tom Cursons (80mH, 800m), Michael Cotterill (200m, 800m) and Joshua Taylor (300m 800m). Others were gained by Evan Lee (200m), Tom Jones (1500m) and Josh Cowie (Hammer). Ben Fitzpatrick also put in a good performance in the 1500m in his first outing for the Club. There were also some good runs in the relays with the U13 girls going below 60s in the 4x100m for the first time this season and the U15 girls taking 6 seconds off their 4x300m time.

Once again, thank you to the officials, without whom we wouldn’t be able to compete and to Andrew for giving up another weekend to coach. Thank you too, to all the parents who supported and got the athletes to the right place at the right time with the right number on: there were some pretty fast and last minute changes to be made!

The next match is at home on the 16th July and the full results will be posted on the Power of 10 website.

Youth Development League (UAG) – May 29 – Mile End

Upper League YDL 29th May Mile End
A cold but at least dry day saw another depleted Walton and Reigate Priory team trek to Mile End for our second match.
Overall we had 9 PB’s and one St Johns foil blanket injury.
Highlight of the day: Olympian Christine Ohuruogu was training on the track and happy to participate in the girls selfies.
Once again the relay teams were the boys and for a change we had two 4 X 100m with the Under 17’s battling against the Under 20’s in the same race.
Wishing a speedy recovery to Calum who pulled his hamstring but managed to still win his hurdle race.
Overall we finished 4th out of 6.
A big thank you to our coach of the day Andrew Kennard who warmed up and cooled down all as well as being seen and sometimes heard across the track.
Thank you also to all the parents for traveling by train and car all the way across London much appreciated and to our Reigate athletes Anousha Wardley, Pippa Wonders, Abbie Owens and Isabel Hornung.
We would be nowhere without our precious officials so thanks too to : Ivan, Andrew, Dave, Stuart, Elaine, Tracy, Hilary, Tait and Sophie.
Our next match is at Parliament Hill on 26th June.
Full results are on the Power of 10 website

Youth Development League (LAG) – Match 2 – 21 May 2016

YDL LAG Match 2 – Guildford – 21 May 2016

The second YDL LAG match of the season saw some encouraging performances from a young team.

There were four new additions to the team: Alex and George Whicker, Jack Taylor and Tom Jones, all of whom performed well in their first match.

Performance of the day has to be Charlotte Vaughan’s incredible 1500m, which broke the Club Record and now ranks her 5th in the country. Sam Bishop also equalled the Club Record over 200m, with the best ever electronic recorded time. There were lots of PBs across the age groups including: Bella Wiles – 800m and JT, Izabella Angell – 150m and HJ, Jack Gemmell and Ricky Villa-Abrille – JT, Alex and George Whicker – HJ, Jasmine de la Touche – DT, Evan Lee – LJ, Michael Cottrill – 300m, Edward Dawson – 80mH, Ben Marks – 1500m, with Tom Cursons, Emma Horsey, Rachel Pharaoh and Eva West achieving PB’s in all of their events!

Many athletes showed true team spirit yesterday by stepping in to events or changing events at the last minute. Clara Sawicki ran a great PB in the 1500m, a 4x100m relay leg and a 4x300m relay leg, all in the space of 35 minutes at the end of the day. Michael Cottrill left his discus throw to run the 800m with just 20 minutes notice and Ross Hurst and Bella Wiles both took hasty changes to their races in their stride to name but a few. Thank you to all the athletes who accommodated the many changes yesterday. It was much appreciated!

Thank you also to the officials, who once again did a great job for the team, Andrew for his coaching and to all the parents who supported and helped to get everyone to their events on time. The team enthusiasm was superb yesterday and culminated in another exciting relay finale, which saw us all cheering home two huge victories in the U15 girls and boys 4x300m.