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SURREY ROAD LEAGUE 2018

News on the Surrey Road League fixtures from the County secretary. These fixtures are in the diary. We encourage any and all road runners to consider taking part in these races, we are entered in the league for both men and women. Athletes should enter individually. If you are second claim and interested in racing for us, please let Jack know before the 6th May!

Welcome to the 2018 Surrey Road League.

Here are the League races for 2018.

Richmond Half Marathon Sunday 6th May
Sutton 10km Sunday 20th May
Dorking 10 miles Sunday 3rd June
Richmond 10km Sunday 17th June
SLH Elmore 7 miles Saturday 14th July
Elmbridge 10km Sunday 22nd July
Wimbledon 5km Sunday 12th August

With seven events in the League, it will be the best five scores to count. The Richmond Half Marathon, Dorking 10m, Richmond 10km and Wimbledon 5km will also serve as county championships.

The Surrey Athletics website shows all details currently available: http://www.surreyathletics.org.uk/road/league/index.php?Y=2017&O=R&S=2018.

At some time prior to the first race the clubs taking part must let me have the names of any second-claim members who are likely to enter League races under the name of their first-claim club. Second-claimers are eligible for the League provided that their first claim club is not taking part. I will automatically include all those who were declared last year, but let me know if any no longer apply. You can see the list of second-claimers here: http://www.surreyathletics.org.uk/road/league/2018/clubs.php?O=L.

The county road relay championships do not form part of the League but you may wish to make a note of the date, which is later than usual. The road relays will be held over the usual course from Wimbledon Park on Saturday 15th September.

England National Cross

Eleven Walton athletes made the short trip on Saturday to compete in Nationals at the iconic venue Parliament Hill with the traditional uphill start. With a tremendous atmosphere and big fields taking to the start line in each race to charge up the famous start there was some impressive performances.

In the under 13 Boys race Ollie Emment ran another great race, unintimidated by the very tough course he rose to the challenge to continue his fine season on the country to come home in 19th place, out of 570 finishers.

Three athletes in the under 15 Boys race Jack Gemmell, Tom Jones and Ross Hurst committed themselves well over the very tough course. Jack finished in 95th, Tom 114th and Ross 151st out of 504 finishers.

In the under 17 men’s race again three Walton athletes lined up, Ollie Coppellotti was first Walton athlete home in 158th closely followed by Joshua Taylor in 164th and Michael Cottrill in 268th out of 356 finishers.

Matt Pharaoh and Isaac Mammen were the two Walton representatives in the Junior men’s race over 10km. Both running well. Matt coming home in 178th and Isaac in 204th.

Only two female athletes took part both in the under 17 womens race. Both girls committed from the start Charlotte Vaughan came home in 50th and Rachel Pharaoh 119th out of 276 finishers.

Well done to the athletes who represented the club so admirably on Saturday on this historically tough course.

England Age Group Championships

WALTON ATHLETES SHINE IN SHEFFIELD

Day 1 Report.

George Sudderick stormed to an emphatic victory in the under 15 Boys 300 metres in 36:35, which was not only a Championship Best Performance, well inside the previous mark of 36:56, it was also a UK Indoor Age Record.

Jeslyn Agyei-Kyem came a credible 7th in the under 15 girls 60 metres final in 7:98. Jeslyn set two pbs to reach the final, 7:96 in the heat & 7:90 in the semi-final.

Tyler Panton made the final of the under 17 men’s 60 metres, and came 7th, setting a new pb of 7:15.

Cedelle Agyei-Kyem c

ame 5th in the under 17 women’s 300 metres heats in 42:70, just outside her seasons best and closing the day for Walton Georgia Russell came so agonisingly close to a medal in the under 15 Girls Shot Putt, but ended up just outside the medals in 4th place, but with a new pb of 10:98.

Day 2 Report

Jeslyn Agyei-Kyem made the semi-finals of the Under 15 girls 200 and ran a pb of 26:18.

Caitlin Paul in her first National Championships ran a new pb in the under 15 girls 60 Hurdles 9:82.

George Sudderick

narrowly failed in his attempt to do the 200/300 double but still ran a superb race and came home in second place in the 200 in a new pb 22:58, which moves him to 6th place on the UK All time Indoor rankings.

Tyler Panton also ran a great 200 in the U17 men’s race and took the Silver medal in 22:63. In the semi finals Tyler improved his indoor pb to 22:52.

Congratulations to all the Walton athletes who competed this weekend at the England Champs.

Surrey Indoor Champs

Walton AC Throwers dominate the Surrey County Champs

Day one saw 2 Gold Medals and 3 Bronze Medals.

With Philip Kastner winning the U17 men’s Long Jump with a PB of 6.35m and George Sudderick U15 Boys winning the 60m with a PB of 7.17m.

Bronze medal winners were Caitlin Paul U13 Girls in the 60m Hurdles and Hayden Evans U13 Boys in the Long Jump with 4.26m.

Philip Kastner picking up his second medal, a Bronze for joint third in the 60m Hurdles with a PB of 9.15m.

Also running the 60m were Emma Fisher, Hayden Evans, Caitlin Paul, Georgia Russell, Luca Soave, Jasmine De La Touche who all had PB’s.

Jasmine De la Touche Long Jumped 4.34m.

Day two saw a super medal haul with the Whopping Walton throwers achieving 4 Golds, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze Medals.

Sam Mace started the day with a 13.68m PB and won the Gold in the U20 Men. Following this his sister Sophie Mace not wishing to let the side down took the Gold with 11.59m in the Senior Women.

Jasmine De La Touche also gained a Silver medal in the U17 Women’s Shot.

A Gold came again in the U17 Men for Philip Kastner and a 12.64m PB. Josh Cowie also with a PB 9.25m won the Bronze Medal in the U17 Men Shot.

In his first competition Jakob Howe picked up the Bronze Medal in the U15 Boys Shot with 7.20m PB.

Finishing the Shot Put events for the day was our new U15 Girls Surrey Champion Georgia Russell with a super PB of 10.91m.

Meanwhile upstairs, Tyler Panton picked up the Bronze in the U17 Mens 60m with a PB of 7.28 and Sam Bishop ran a 7.64 PB.

Jasmin De La Touche ran a PB 60m Hurdles in 10.50.

Our other Senior Woman Jo Flowers ran 8.97 in the 60m.

That makes 4 Surrey Shot Champions, 1 Surrey Long Jump Champion and 1 Surrey 60m Champion. Well done to everyone who competed.

Go Walton AC!

Surrey League Titles Galore for Walton!

Outstanding results for Walton AC in the Surrey Cross Country League as all male teams win their divisions, whilst Emment, Woolmer and Marks claim individual honours.

Walton Young Athletes secure League titles!!

Outstanding team effort was the order of the day on a cold and chilly afternoon at Wimbledon Common and the boys did not let themselves down.

As for the first time in the same season we secured both the under 13 and under 15/17 team titles in emphatic style and so thoroughly deserved.

In the under 13 boys race Ollie Emment reigned supreme with another victory and in doing so claimed the overall individual title. Ollie was supported by Christopher Vaughan in 10th, Alex Histon-Allvey 12th, Harry Tuckman 14th, Jacob Gelona 27th and Callum Stewart 34th.

The under 15/17 boys were lying in second place going into this final fixture, just 5 points behind South London Harriers. The boys were having none of it, determination to defend their league title they romped to the league title with some great packing.

First home was Ben Fitzpatrick in 3rd closely followed by Ben Marks in 4th. This performance by Ben Marks secured him the Runners Up spot in the overall individual competition. Having his best run of this season and next home was Ollie Coppellotti in 8th, closely followed by Joshua Taylor 11th, Jack Gemmell 12th and Ross Hurst 13th. Rueben Leyland was next across the line in 25th, Joseph Daws-Twilley 28th, Archie Forsyth 32nd, Ben Palmer 36th and Jack Fernandes 39th.

Huge congratulations to all the boys, including those not their today (Michael Cottrill, Edward Dawson, Tom Jones, Finn & Josh Punton, Harvey Ball and Ben Shepherd) who ran this season and thanks to all the parents for their outstanding support.

Meanwhile, over in Croydon, the men’s team cemented their promotion back to division 2 with overall victory in division 3, in spite of a weakened team that still managed third on the day. Duncan Woolmer again led the team home in 3rd place to claim overall 2nd position, supported by Matt Reed (8th), Matt Pharaoh (20th), Jon Ladley (21st), Isaac Mammen (25th), Rob Lovegrove (30th), James Harvey (36th), Chris de Mauny (40th), Jonny Bevan (130th) and Adam McCarthy (137th). Matt Pharaoh and Isaac Mammen were 1st and 2nd U20 for the season.

The women and girls were at Richmond Park earlier in the day, and again suffered from low numbers, however quality not quantity was the order of the day, with Jo Locker, Lizzie Amos and Guilaine Sheward plaing 19th, 33rd and 154th in the senior division 2 race, while Charlotte Vaughan was 4th in the U17 race, and Lani Cardwell 27th in the U15 race. The U13 girls completed the racing, with Bella Wiles 19th and Erin Simper 23rd.