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TVH Athletes win two Gold, three Silver and a Bronze at BUCS Athletics

The British Universities & Colleges Sport Championships (BUCS) were held in Bedford over three days from Saturday 5th May to Monday 7th May. Once again it proved a success for TVH athletes as the came away with two gold, three silver medals and a bronze medal, plus quite a number of PB’s and SBs.
One of the highlights was the very high quality triple jump competition. In her final BUCS competition, Lia Stephenson produced her best ever jump, going over 13m for the very first time. Lia’s best hop, step and jump to win the silver medal was a brilliant 13.03m!
Having represented England at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, Amar–Mazigh Aichoun was back in action in Bedford competing for his university. Amar had a fantastic competition by winning two medals, gold in the Ambulatory 200m and silver in the 100m to add to his two silver medals from last year.
TVH’s other medalist sin action were two higher competition athletes that will be competing in our UK Women’s Athletics team this summer, Katie Lambert and Kathryn Woodcock. In her first BUCS competition, Katie came away with an excellent silver medal with a very good throw of 56.28m in the hammer. New member, Kathryn, has recovered well from a recent injury and did very well to come away with a bronze medal in the discus with a throw of 45.04m.
There were many other amazing performances, well done to everyone. Full results are listed below.
BUCS Championships, Bedford, 5th to 7th May 2018, Results:
100m M Para’ 2nd Silver Amar-Mazigh Aichoun T38 11.27
100m M Semi-Final 2 6th Keano Paris-Samuel 11.20
100m M Heat 1 4th Keano Paris-Samuel 11.12
100m M Heat 9 7th Danny Burrowes 11.91
200m Para’ 1st Gold Amar-Mazigh Aichoun T38 24.81 SB
200m M Final 8th Leroy Cain 22.00 SB
200m M Semi-Final 2 5th Keano Paris-Samuel 22.06 SB; 8th Issac Kitchen-Smith 22.55
200m M Semi-Final 3 3rd Leroy Cain 21.70 SB
200m M Heat 1 2nd Isaac Kitchen-Smith 22.43
200m M Heat 6 2nd Keano Paris-Samuel 22.30
200m M Heat 7 1st Leroy Cain 22.14
400m M Heat 4 8th Max Thorp 55.82 PB
800m W Semi-Final 1 5th Izzy Dye 2:13.39 SB
800m W Semi-Final 3 8th Alex Mundell 2:24.01
800m W Heat 1 2nd Katie Olding 2:16.03 SB; 3rd Izzy Dye 2:16.82
800m W Heat 3 5th Alex Mundell 2:21.51 SB
800m M Heat 1 6th Robert Vallance 2:00.68 SB
1500m M Heat 2 8th Oliver Newton 4:04.64 SB
5000m M Final 6th Petros Surafel 14:08.24 SB; 16th Paulos Surafel 14:34.62 SB
5000m W Final 14th Sarah Johnson 18:49.11 SB
High Jump W Final 9th Ella Widdop-Gray 1.63m
High Jump W QB =1st Ella Widdop-Gray 1.66m SB
Pole Vault W B Final 3rd Shannon Connolly 3.20m
Triple Jump W Final 2nd Silver Lia Stephenson 13.03m PB
Triple Jump W QA 2nd Lia Stephenson 11.97m
Discus W Final 3rd Bronze Kathryn Woodcock 45.04m SB; 5th Sophie Mace 44.37m SB
Discus W QA 3rd Sophie Mace (HCA) 42.66m
Discus W QB 2nd Kathryn Woodcock (HCA) 43.92m
Discus M QA 8th Raul Rinken 38.74m
Hammer W Final 2nd Silver Katie Lambert 56.28m SB
Javelin M Final 4th Jack Swain 58.88m
Javelin M QA 3rd Jack Swain 59.40m SB

Strong season opener for TVH’s Vets

What a first night of competition for the TVH Vets!

Allan McSween started it off in a hotly contested M35A 100m race to claim second place by just .1 of a second with a time of 12 seconds flat. 
Bai Bai Conteh then smoked the opposition with an emphatic win in the M35B in 12.3s.
In the field Greg Bennett threw a new M35 Discus PB with 23.7meters putting him a close 2nd place in a tightly packed top 3 (all throwing 23meters).
Delroy Mitchell totally outclassed the field in the M35A 400m, winning by over a 3 second margin in 54.7 seconds.
Christian Neilson started his return to competition after injury with a 5th place 75s 400m in the M35B race.
Having just joined the club Maurice Quirke got straight into action with a 6th place M50 400m of 67.5 seconds. 
Jim Blakemore ran as a non-scorer in the M50 400m for time of 69 seconds.
A controversial 2000m walk saw the last three finishers not being given a time – this wasn’t an issue for Paul Woodgate though as he finished third M35 in 14 mins 25 seconds.
Back on the field Bai Bai Shot Putted 9.08meters to take second place M35, just 3cm back of first.
Jim Blakemore stepped into the circle for an extremely valuable M50 4th place 7.06 meters.
Greg Bennett long jumped a fairly distant 3rd place in the M35 with 4.63meters.
The 1500 is a popular event at the Vet meets and the men were split into two races; M35A/B first followed by M50/M60 & Non-scorers.
Christian Neilson and Paul Woodgate ran in the M35 with Paul (5m21s) 6th scorer for the A-string and and Christian (5m36s) 4th scorer in the B-string.
Jim Blakemore backed up his 400m and shot put for a hard earned 6th place M50 1500 in 5m42s.
To finish the night the men’s 4x400m was lead out by Bai Bai who quickly opened out a massive lead which was then squandered by Greg when he tripped at the 300m mark, rejoining grazed back in second place, handing over to Allan who clawed back some meters on leg three so when Delroy started the final leg it looked possible on the back straight that he might reel in the 1st place Hillingdon runner, but had to ease off due to complaining hamstring and settle for an eventful 2nd place.
All this amounted to a TVH total of 79 points which placed us equal 5th with Highgate Harriers and just 4 points (1 more scoring event) behind the 4th place Ealing Southall & Middlesex so please encourage your fellow TVH vets to get involved.
Big thanks to all who gave their time on a Monday evening to compete & support and I hope to see you all at Perivale on the 4th of June for match two.

Athlete Spotlight – Charlotte Buckley

Double Gold for TVH at Gold Coast Commonwealths

Two 400m Bronze Medals at the European Masters Champs

The European Masters Indoor Championships took place in Madrid, Spain from Monday 19th March to Saturday 24th March. Congratulations to all TVH’s athletes that represented Great Britain, especially to Eddie Betts and Kermitt Bentham for bringing back home a bronze medal each from their 400m races.

TVH/GBR Masters Results:
400m M45 Heat 1 1st Eddie Betts 55.40
400m M45 Semi-final 1st Eddie Betts 53.83
400m M45 Final 3rd Eddie Betts 54.13
400m M55 Heat 1 2nd Kermitt Bentham 59.29
400m M55 Semi-final 1st Kermitt Bentham 57.04
400m M55 Final 3rd Kermitt Bentham 56.05
Long Jump Final M45 7th John Munroe 5.71m
Long Jump Final M60 11th Trevor Wade 4.45m