Four Double Gold winners at County Championships

The TVH young athletes had a successful weekend at Lee Valley on Saturday and Sunday.

Of the four double winners, the most unexpected was under 15 Harvey Kitchen getting to grips with the Long Jump and producing 5.19 one centimetre off his PB and his 80m Hurdles wins. On Saturday Kosana Weir showed an impressive sprint finish to win both the 800m and the 1500m under 17 Women’s titles. Hannah Hall was also a clear winner in the 100m and the 200m. In the under 15 boys shot Jahreem Charles won with an impressive 11.50 and he followed it up with a 35.34 throw to win the Discus.

Having another successful day, working on her speed by doing the 200m and 300m, Charlotte Buckley finished with a full set of medals: 200m 3rd; 300m 2nd; 800m 1st. Under 13 Zakia Mossi showed great potential when easily winning the 800m and a fine turn of speed against much taller girls when coming 4th in the 100m. Another unexpected winner was under 13 Basil Rock in the 1500, beating a boy who had achieved better results in the cross country season. Other boys in the u13 race were Alfie Turner who finished 5th and Charlie Rollo, 8th.

India Weir had little opposition in the 3000m but the battle came from a 3 metre head wind in the back strait. In 2nd place Verity Walker also paced well to get silver. Another 3000m silver was won by Oliver Weintraub who earlier had run in the 800m as a warm-up, just behind Nicholas Duer who was 6th. Also in the 800m with Kosana were Alice Harray who did well to win bronze and Amelia Casey was 5th. Alice was also 4th in the 1500m.

The Sunday 1500m races were very exciting to watch. The Under 15 girls race was invaded by two girls from Blackheath and after Ava White had led until the bell they produced blistering last laps and left Ava to finish 3rd. Fine runs by Melina Duer, 5th and new member Lily Cheshire, 7th, Niamh Murphy, 10th and Capucine Rousset 15th were given full encouragement by the TVH supporters. Again we had plenty to cheer in the under 13 1500m. Kate Price, age 11 was having her first 1500m race and 6th place was a brilliant start for her. In 9th place Olivia Colegrave had a very fast finish and Lily Dafter, 10th also finished fast. Eva-Marie Weintraub was just behind her in 11th place and Camille Rousset received our encouragement in 12th place.

Our other under 17 medals were Toni Ademuwagun who won the HJ and Jaye Haley who was 2nd in the 300m, Charlotte Cooney-Quinn won silver in the 75m hurdles. She was also 7th in the 800m and Lily Salkeld was 8th. Lily just missed a medal when she was 4th in the Long Jump. Lily Dafter was 5th in the HJ. Malachi Boyce also just missed a medal when he was 4th in the u17M 100m.

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TVH Vets finish 4th at the Millenium Arena

On Monday evening 9th May, Serpentine hosted the first Vets League match at Millenium Arena in Battersea Park. TVH men started the SCVAC series with a small team, missing some regulars unavailable for the first match. This meant the remaining men had a busy evening but still managed to put TVH in 4th place – 1 better than our best finish last season.  Continue reading TVH Vets finish 4th at the Millenium Arena

TVH Young Athletes start the season with PBs and a club record at the YDL

TVH’s YDL Upper Age Group (U17/U20s) team got the season off to a solid start with 1 club record, 9 event wins for the ladies and 4 for the men. Despite taking a very small team to Oxford due to injuries, last minute revision plans, athletes competing at BUCS, and other clashing commitments – all the athletes present did very well to fill in gaps and excel at their specialist events. With the great team spirit that was shown and a larger team at the remaining three matches, TVH will move up the table from their current position of 5th place.

Eleanor Crow made a successful return to the team having spent a year out with a serious knee injury, Eleanor did well to finish 3rd in the 80m hurdles, 2nd in the high jump and was a member of the sprint relay team that finished 3rd
Eleanor Crow (U17) successful return to team

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SAL Match 1, 14 Wins for TVH Athletes

Having performed well in the first season in SAL Division 1 with a mid-table finish at the end of last season, the first match of a new Southern League season saw the Valley men and women travel to Bedford on Saturday.

The final result wasn’t what they were hoping for as the final scores placed home team Bedford & County in 1st on 220 points, Belgrave Harriers 2nd on 171, Crawley 3rd on 155 and TVH 4th on 132.

However this result doesn’t reflect the fact that the TVH team put in some great performances which produced 7 wins for the men’s team and 7 wins for the women’s team in what was a very competitive match.

It was also good to see 7 Valley athletes making their TVH Southern League debut, with 4 on the men’s team and 3 on the women’s team.

The TVH Man of the Match and Woman of the Match awards went to Mark Dyble for wins in the B 100m and 4x100m relay plus a 2nd in the A 200m, and junior athlete India Weir for her wins in the 800m and 2000m steeplechase.

There are still 4 Southern League matches to go and with a strong turnout in the next match we can move ourselves up the league table, so make sure to come and support the team at the next match at Harrow on Sunday May 22nd.

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Congratulations to TVH’s Trophy Winners

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Ava White U13 Award winner for 2015/16

TOM MAJOR TROPHY, for the Best Performance of the Year
Zoey  Clark

DENLEY OLYMPIC TROPHY, for the Best Junior (U20) of the Year
Jude Bright-Davies

NORRIS SEGAL TROPHY, for the Best U17 Performance of the Year
India Weir

MEL EDWARDS TROPHY, for the Best U15 Performance of the Year
Erika Yeboah

ROY CLARRIDGE TROPHY, for the Best U13 Performances of the Year
Ava White and Samuel Conteh

SIMON MADDISON TROPHY, for the Most Meritorious Veteran Athlete Performance
Richard Hooley

KEN NORRIS SAO PAULO TROPHY, for the Most Meritorious Performance at 10 miles or over
Tracy Barlow

DAVID SEGAL Sprint Awards for 2015, for the Best 400m performances
Seniors: Chris McAlister and Aisha Naibe-Wey
Juniors: Danny Burrowes and Sherique Ruddock

Volunteer of the Year award
Dave and Marion Huffer