This last weekend was a great weekend for sport with our athletes competing in the YDL matches, the mini marathon, BUCs 10k and of course the Virgin Money London Marathon! Continue reading Weekend round up: Big PB’s for TVH athletes at the London Marathon
The TVH young athletes team led by team manager Amber Simukonda travelled to compete on the bright blue track at Dartford on a lovely warm sunny day. This was the second fixture in the YDL, TVH finished second to Cambridge Harriers in the first fixture at Battersea on 21st April. Getting our coach through the very narrow entrance to the park proved to be the most difficult task of the day, after that it was a fantastic day for TVH.
In a close fought contest with Cambridge Harriers, TVH won the fixture by 632 pts to 617.5 pts, leaving us equal on 15 league points but just behind on total match points with two teams to be promoted. The remaining two fixtures will be hosted by Cambridge Harriers at Sutcliffe Park on Sunday 17th June, with us hosting the final fixture at Linford Christie Stadium on Saturday 21st July.
TVH’s Young Athletes showed what a great club they are by winning three age group trophies and retaining the overall girl’s trophy. This is the clubs’ best ever season in the North West London Young Athletes Cross Country League. Continue reading Best ever season in the NW London Young Athletes Cross Country League
After heavy rain on Friday the venue was extremely wet and muddy at Loughborough for the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships. All 12 TVH’s athletes did extremely well in challenging conditions.
The highlight was Middlesex senior men, managed by TVH’s Phil Wetton, winning team gold. TVH’s Chris Smith was back to great form coming home second scorer in an excellent 17th place. James Ellis backed up his fine run at the Nationals two weeks earlier with another very good run coming home in 95th place.
The ladies and girls Middlesex teams have also been in very well managed by TVH’s Jeane Browne for many years. The sole TVH representative in the senior women’s race was Sarah Johnson who had a strong race to finish in 61st place as the Middlesex finished as one of the top counties in the UK in eight.
In the junior races, TVH had the first Middlesex Man home in the Under 20’s Jake Hooley was 91st and Max Buckley was the fourth scorer as the team finished 20th.
Likewise in the Under 20 Women’s event, Kosana Weir led the team home in 26th place. India was fourth scorer in 69th place to bring the team home ninth.
TVH had five members of Middlesex County young athletes teams at Loughborough.
In the under 13 girls we had Kate Price who was a magnificent 33rd and the second Middlesex girl and Charlotte was the last Middlesex girl although she will still be under 13 next year. The team finished in eighth place, which was a good result.
TVH also had two representatives in the under 15 boys event. Abdikifi Abdi was the fifth Middlesex boy home and Shami Umanaskar unfortunately lost his shoes in the mud but did well to complete the Middlesex team.
Charlotte Buckley who has had a restricted cross country season was selected by the retiring team manager Jean Browne on past performances. She had her best run or the winter to be the second Middlesex woman home in the under 17 race. The team finished in eighth place.
Congratulations to all TVH athletes and team managers that did so well for their county.
Inter County Championships, Loughborough, 10th March, Results:
Under 13 Girls. Team 8th.
33 K Price 15:18; 176 C Edge 16:51.
Under 15 Boys. Team 15th.
180 A Abdi 23:03; 269 S Umashankar 24:16.
Under 17 Women. Team 8th.
44 C Buckley 24:28.
Under 20 Men. Team 20th.
91 J Hooley 34:27; 137 M Buckley 36:51.
Under 20 Women. Team 9th.
26 K Weir 28:23; 69 I Weir 36:31.
Senior Women. Team 8th.
61 S Johnson 37:20
Senior Men. Team 1st.
17 C Smith 44:55; 95 J Ellis 48:13.
A very cold day with a bitter wind had TVH managing to field three scoring teams in the championships. The best result on the day came from the under 13 boys who finished 23rd team out of 56 full teams. The first Valley boy home was Alfie Turner in 112th place out of the 570 finishers. Although he has been unable to compete for most of the season this was by far his best race of the winter. Charlie Rollo also had a great run and was happy with his 130th place. Sol Inglis was also well inside the top half in 151st place. It was also pleasing to see Morris Rock having a great race with over 230 runners behind him. Well done all of you! Continue reading Young Athletes run well at National Cross Country Champs