National Athletics League Premiership London South Eton, 28th August 2021
TVH returned to Eton for the final fixture in the National Athletics League (NAL) and produced another great team performance to win all four fixtures. This season the NAL Premiership is made up of four local mini-divisions and the overall title was decided by comparing the results of those divisions. TVH finished well clear in the final Premiership division table, with Harrow AC (who we competed against in the Southern Athletics League) in second place. The trophy will be presented at an England Athletics event in October.
As well as the great performances by our athletes, team managers Manuel da Silva and Phil Wetton highlighted the essential role of our officials at the four fixtures this season, especially Tash Mundell, Marion & Dave Huffer and the oldest of our officials Barrie Saunders.
NAL report on final fixture at https://www.nationalathleticsleague.org.uk/tvh-dominance-continues-at-eton/
Manchester International, SportCity Wednesday 18th September
Manuel da Silva managed a National Athletics League team on his 40th birthday at the annual Manchester International event. TVH performances on the day included the 400m Hurdles – Chris McAlister 1st 49.65secs , Nicole Kendall 1st 56.83, Jess Tappin 3rd 57.51, Triple Jump 1st Lia Stephenson 12.45m, 2nd Montana Jackson 12.19m and in the Shot 2nd Amelia Strickler finished 2nd with 17.45m.
Southern Athletics League Perivale Sunday 15th August
A small but very enthusiastic team led by team managers Phil Wetton and Fran Lou won a very close competition in the 3rd Southern Athletics League (SAL) fixture at Perivale on 15th August. Harrow AC have provided great competition for TVH this season in the Southern Athletics League (SAL) with the final fixture taking place on 11th September at Parliament Hill. The final points total at Perivale of TVH 400.9 and Harrow 398 showed just how close it was. Pippa Wingate won the League athlete of the match award for the best individual performance with 62.74m in the hammer and also won the shot and discus. With many athletes competing in several events the TVH women’s athlete of the match award was won by Clare Maurer who competed well in the pole vault and 5 other events. Other athletes having busy winning afternoons included Alex Mundell, Maddie Casey, Angela Barrett returning to form in the triple jump and long jump, Sophie Mace, Florian Vogel, Oli Newton and Rob Vallance.
Ruth-Ann Otaruoh triple jumped further than 12 metres for the first time with 12.19m, Reece Earle was bellow 11secs in the 100m and Joel Houslin ran a 200m PB of 21.70 secs and followed that up the following weekend with a 100m PB of 10.95 secs at the South of England U17 Champs.
The final TVH / BMC Open Meeting of the season at Linford Christie Stadium took place on a Sunday afternoon 22nd August after the previous three meetings were all on Wednesday evenings. This time the emphasis was on the Mile with some high quality races helped by expert pace making by athletes including Niki Faulkner.
Road Running – Mo Aadan continued his preparation for the London Marathon on 3rd October with a 3rd place finish in a new PB of 62:28 at the Big Half Marathon on Sunday 22nd August on a course following part of the marathon route finishing at Cutty Sark.