If you are looking for a tough cross country course then you wouldn’t have to look much further than Stanmer Park in Brighton,which was host to this year’s South of England Cross Country Championships on Saturday.
Representing Scotland at the Glasgow International Indoor Match, Myles Edwards ran a PB 3:50.47 in his international debut. Son of another TVH legend Mel Edwards, he reported on his experiences and the work behind his fantastic performance, below. Also representing Scotland at this match was Zoey Clark, a TVH International athlete who represented Scotland in the Commonwealth Games last year. Zoey ran 53.5 for the 2nd leg in the 4×400 at the Glasgow International Indoor Match helping her young team to finish in the silver medal position.
It was a truly incredible experience. Straight from the gun I knew the race would be lightening quick as the French athlete tried to run the legs of everyone. I was on the back of the pack and still went through 800 in 1.59 and 1200 in 3.00. My legs were in pain on those last two laps as I dropped off the back but I was determined to enjoy the experience and leave it all on the track so to battle away and come out with 1.5 second PB is really pleasing.
It was fantastic afterwards being able to watch Zoey Clark and Kelsey Stewart (also from Aberdeen) put in impressive legs on the 4x400m relay to scoop silver behind team GB. The whole experience showed me that all those morning runs and tough track sessions are worth it and that anything is possible with hard work and focus.
Fantastic work from the TVH ladies who won more medals this weekend in the Southern cross-country championships.
The South of England Cross Country Championships were held at a hilly Stanmer Park. It was a cold day but the sun shone and the ground was nice and firm.
SEAA Indoor Championships 2015, Lee Valley
TVH claimed 3 gold, 3 silver and a bronze medal at the South of England Indoor Championship this month. TVH’s finalist are listed below.
Erika Yeboah 3rd (bronze) U15 girls 60m, 8.00 PB. Erika is currently ranked 4th U15 in the UK.
Tayla Brade 4th 60m U20 women, 7.68. Tayla’s also ran PB times in her heats and semi (7.63).
Nigel Thomas 2nd (silver) 60m senior men, 6.85. Nigel is currently ranked 11th overall in the UK.
Keano Paris-Samuel 4th U17 men 200m, 23.52. Keano also just missed out in spot in the 60m final.
Isabel Dye 2nd (silver) 1500 U20 women 4:43.26 PB and new club record. Izzy has just moved up to this age group and was beaten by an athlete who set a new championship record.
Mohamud Aadan 5th 1500m senior men, 3:59.44 PB. Mohamud also set a new PB and a new indoor club the previous week in the 3000m at the BMC held in Sheffield (8:14.40).
Ogo Anochirionye 6th senior men long jump, 6.80m. Ogo recently set a PB of 7.14m at the Metaswith games.
Jude Bright-Davies 2nd (Silver) U17 men long jump, 6.42m. Jude is ranked 1st in the UK as an U17 in the triple jump and 2nd in the long jump.
Lia Stephenson 1st (Gold) U20s triple, 12.19m. Lia was just 4cm away from a new championship record and is ranked currently No.1 in the UK.
Jude Bright-Davies 1st (Gold) U17 men Triple Jump, 13.78m. New indoor PB and new indoor club record.
Shannon Connolly 1st (gold)senior women pole vault, 3.30m. Shannon also set a new indoor club record recently at the Metaswitch Games (3.50m).