Two golds, a silver and a bronze at British Championships
It was a great weekend of performances at the Alexander Stadium for five of our athletes in the British Masters Championships.
Hayley Cargill, returning after a long break, scorched round her final lap in the 800 to take the W35 title in 2:25.07 off a first lap pace that would have looked casual in a 1500.
Clare Ridd matched this with a 1.55m PB to take the W35 High Jump title, improving her masters record and inching ever closer to the overall club record.
Joe Eastwood showed his consistency and class in the M65 javelin, throwing 31.47m to take silver in this event.
Martin Willis fought his way around a 3000m steeplechase to collect a well deserved bronze medal, as well as throwing 8.06m in the shot put for 6th place.
Debbie Singleton was also in action, competing in the W60 heavy hammer and hammer throws, coming 6th in both events including a PB of 9.48 in the heavy.
Congratulations to all on an exceptional weekend’s work!
Sam has been selected by the Association of British Hammer Throwers to compete in the International Throws Competition in Leiria, Portugal this weekend.
Congratulations and Good Luck, Sam!
gratulations to one of Walton youngest members 11 year old Xavier Taylor on earning his first Surrey vest, competing in the Derek Crookes Under 13 Inter Counties at Kingston on Saturday.
Xavier competed in the B string Long Jump, jumping a new PB of 4.51 for 6th place, he also anchored the Surrey boys 4×100 relay team.
Well done to Xavier, a bright future awaits!
The last YDL Lower Match was held at Windsor AC on Saturday 20th July.
As usual the athletes represented themselves fantastically well, both individually and as a team supporting each other throughout the day.
A number of PB’s for many athletes, but a special mention to Emma Fisher for breaking the club record in the 100m.
A huge thank you to those who did events for points, and to Debbie Singleton leading our Officials and many helpers out on the field. Thank you to the coaches and parents who supported and encouraged all day long. Without you all, none of this is possible.
The final events the relays again proved to be most exciting the 4x 300 U15 girls beat the club record again!!! And the U15 boys 4 x 300 were in a thrilling race with Windsor who fielded an extremely fast quartet, we came in second but fought the whole way.
What a way to finish the season. We finished in 5th place in a highly competitive league and it has been a pleasure and a privilege to watch each Athlete develop over the Summer.
Thank you all so much.
Team Manager YDL Lower.
Sam Mace – Second at Welsh International.
Sam Mace was selected to represent England – South at the Welsh U20 International on Wednesday 24th July at Cardiff, earning his first Junior England vest and International honours.
Sam came second in his age group and third overall against the twice Commonwealth Welsh Champion Osian Jones, who also broke the Welsh Hammer record at the International.
Sam was part of the winning England – South Team at The Welsh Athletics U20 International which featured a match between Wales, Welsh Schools, the three English regions, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Guernsey.
Also competing at the match for Guernsey was former member Sia Banbury, who came 6th overall in the hammer with a great 44.95m throw.