It has been a busy start to the year for many TVH athletes competing Indoors with competitions every weekend in January. The highlights for this month have included new records for Pippa Rogan, Rachel Miller, Amelia Strickler and Jack Hatton.
Rachel (coached by Linford Christie) and Jack had secured their places at the Vienna / Bratislava International meetings on 26th / 27th January and both ran PBs and new Club Records at the South of England Indoor Championships at Lee Valley; Rachel running 7.24 secs for 60m and Jack 7.90 secs for 60m hurdles. Rachel improved further to 7.20 secs in Vienna and Jack ran 7.93 secs in Bratislava. Luke Lennon-Ford also competed in Vienna running 47.86 secs in the 400m.
Pippa Rogan broke the long standing Championship Best Performance at Lee Valley, equalling her 1.82m indoor best. Amelia Strickler improved her indoor shot best to 17.24m in Cardiff on 11th January, just 6cm less than her outdoor best. Continue reading Indoor Results round-up – new records for Pippa Rogan, Rachel Miller, Amelia Strickler and Jack Hatton
Start Fitness Metropolitan League Match 4, Wormwood Scrubs 12th January 2019
TVH hosted the 4th Start Fitness Met League fixture on a dry breezy day at Wormwood Scrubs and for the second successive year there was a record number of competitors with 1,243 runners finishing; 119 Under 11s, 118 Under 13s, 157 Under 15s & Under 17s, 293 in the women’s race and 547 in the men’s race to be exact! The event has grown rapidly in recent years, alongside the popularity of parkruns; there were 80% more young athletes, 80% more women and 50% more men competing compared to the corresponding fixture at the Scrubs in 2015. With very little rain in the 2 weeks before the event, the Scrubs was mostly dry, making for some fast races.
Men’s Race – with an excellent turnout of 33 TVH men the team performed very well in both the Div 1 senior competition and the veteran competition, finishing 3rd senior team and 5th veteran team in Div 1 . We had 12 men in the top 85 including veteran athletes Andrew Mitchell and Naol Abagibe with Gordon Low the first over 50 in an impressive 130th place. Continue reading Great TVH performances and turnout at Home Met League cross country
It was a fantastic day for TVH at the Middlesex County cross country championships at Greenford on Saturday 5th January. Hugo Cayssials led the way in a great win for TVH men’s team and Steph Ainley helped the TVH women to 3rd place. There were great performances from our young athletes as well including a win for Molly McCormack in the U11 Girls race, 2nd place for Jasmine Palmer in a close finish in the U15 Girls race, 3rd place for Sarah Kebbell in the U17 Women and a strong finish from Cameron McConnon getting up in to the medals for 3rd place in the U13 Boys race. Continue reading Middlesex Cross Country Championships, Greenford Sat 5th January 2019
Connie Henry’s Track Academy hosted their annual indoor meeting at Willesden Sports Centre on Sat 22nd December comprising two rounds of 60m and 60m hurdles. With many TVH athletes competing, the outstanding performances of the day came from Jack Hatton and Reece Earle. Continue reading Club Records for Jack Hatton and Reece Earle at Track Academy Indoor Sprint Challenge
TVH are hosting the 4th Start Fitness Metropolitan League cross country fixture at Wormwood Scrubs on Saturday 12th January 2019. The first race is at 12.40, please see attached Met League Course Maps 12th Jan 2019 for other race times. More information on the Met League website http://metleague.co.uk/fixtures.html