Saturday 3rd August 2019, Alexander Stadium, Birmingham
The Thames Valley Ladies were looking to match our men’s BAL team and make it a 3 out of 3 win in the final premier league match of the UK women’s league. We went into the competition feeling confident and after a brilliant day of athletics became UKWAL champions for the 3rd year in a row!
The day witnessed a number of season’s bests which ensured we accumulated maximum points and secured our leading position.
We also had a brilliant PB performance by Izzy Dye in the 3000m, running 9:47.
The TVH track athlete of the match was Charlotte Buckley. Charlotte ran a fantastic race, controlling the full two laps from the front and leading all the way. She was rewarded with a season’s best and also ran a speedy relay split in the 4x400m.
The TVH field athlete of the match was Katie Lambert, who despite breaking her thumb 2 days before the match, managed to throw her best ever distance at a UKWAL match in the hammer!
The TVH overall club athlete of the match was Sophie Mace for scoring the most points in the field by covering the shot, hammer as well as main event the discus.
The whole day was very much a team effort. A big thank you to everyone that helped make the day possible:
- Thank you to each and every one of our athletes competing on Saturday. Whether returning from injury, chasing fitness or achieving season’s bests, we know each athlete gave their all.
- Thank you to our officials gaining valuable points for the team and making sure the event went smoothly as possible.
- Thank you to the parents and supporters that travelled to Birmingham to cheer the team on and help on the day.
- Thank you to our Sports Massage Therapists, Jade and Kirsty that helped treat our athletes pre and post competition.
- Thank you to our coaches that help our athletes not just on the day of competition but throughout the year ensuring they are supported in their athletic ambitions.
- Thank you to our Team Manager, Manuel that works tirelessly to ensure TVH are in a position to win the league year after year!
Here’s to a brilliant season and many more to come. Up the valley!