Last Thursday saw the Club host another successful open meeting, this time with the added bonus of electrical timing in place for the 3Km races! There were a number of personal bests for our athletes including –
- Jag Matharu 11:28
- Sofia Latham 11:29
- Jason Kabel 10:59
- Luca Matharu 10:02
- Reece Freeman 9:52
- David Lawrence 9:10
- Chris Hudson 9:04
15 Club members competed in the final London Inter-Club Challenge meeting at Lee Valley on Sunday, clocking up six PBs.
Top performer was under 17 Luca Matharu who improved his 800 time to 2.00.15, almost sub-two! Taia Tunstall was close to her best in recording 47.50 in the discus. Meanwhile, Omar Grant set a season’s best of 10.66 for the 100 metres at Stratford, also on Sunday.
Several Harrow AC athletes were in action in the British Championships this weekend, with the Harrow vest prominent on TV.
Max Schopp produced a big PB of 51.92 to reach the final of the 400 metres hurdles, where he finished seventh. Miguel Perera clinched the bronze medal in the sprint hurdles despite hitting hurdles while Destiny Ogali set a new best of 10.53 in the 100 metres semi-final.
Megan Bailey placed fourth in the pole vault final while Taia Tunstall would have been disappointed with her throw in the discus final after setting a PB of 47.90 in the recent open meeting in Chelmsford.
In other recent meetings, Owen Heard set a new 400 best of 49.63 in Nuneaton on 30 August while Chris Hudson set a PB of 4.12.20 in the BMC meeting in Lee Valley on 29 August.
Despite very wet weather this evening the first of a series of open meetings was held at the Bannisters stadium – full results online here and my photos below from once the rain had stopped! Well done to all the athletes and thanks to the helpers, officials and organisers.
The results are also now showing on Power of 10 – here
Wishing Kayla a Happy Birthday for Thursday!
Nia Wedderburn-Goodson moved to the top of the UK under 17 100 metres rankings with her impressive PB of 11.71 (+1.1) at Dagenham on Sunday. There were also fast sprint times for Kesi Oludoyi (10.73), Omar Grant (10.74) and JJ Nwawulor (10.80PB). Owen Heard set a PB of 50.17 for 400 metres at Yate.
Meanwhile, four Club members all featured in the top 35 in the 600-strong St. Albans 10k road race on Sunday, Lee Fedden finishing 13th with 34.13, just ahead of Damian Nevins and Kevin Fini.
Back on the track and Neil Johnston has been in scintillating form over the past few weeks, clocking PBs at 1500 (3.48.46) and 3000 (8.11.06)!
Elsewhere Ollie Smith clocked a fast 48.35 to win the Bromley Open Meeting 400 on Saturday. His next outing will be the British Championships on 4 September.
Full results online here.