Southern Athletics League Parliament Hill Saturday 11th September 2021
TVH athletes completed the track & field league season in the final SAL fixture at Parliament Hill on 11th September. The Southern Athletics Team led by team managers Phil Wetton and Fran Lou had their most emphatic victory of the season to finish with 3 wins from the 4 fixtures that commenced in late June. Sophie Mace and Tom Taylor were chosen as the TVH athletes of the match for their performances throughout the afternoon with Sophie throwing a season’s best 46.93m in the discus and Pippa Wingate and Jack Paget were ranked as the league Woman & Man of the Match for their performances in the hammer.
Other notable performances from TVH women on the day included Laurensa Britane 40.83m in the javelin, Steph Ainley in the 5000m & 1500m, Maddie Casey in the 1500m , Rosie Vallance in the steeplechase and Sarah Stephen improving steadily through the season in the pole vault. In the men’s events Isaac Kitchen-Smith won the 200m, Jude Bright-Davies winning the long jump and 100m B string, Oli Newton in the 800m and Rob Vallance in the 1500m, a season’s best 1.95m high jump by Michael Adekunle and a 48.95m javelin throw by Artur Jurgenson.
Full results are at https://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=415966
Middlesex Young Athletes Road Relays Minet Park, Hayes Sunday 12th September 2021
The Middlesex road relays returned to Minet Park, Hayes after the cancellation last year. 20 TVH young athletes competed, for some in their first race for TVH and with 11 taking part in the Under 15 Girls race.
One of the athletes in his first race was a well-known TVH name, Luis da Silva (wearing medal in group photo) finishing 3rd in the Under 11 boys race just 2 days after his 9th birthday and Philip Mueller in 5th place. We only had three athletes in the U13 races, Felix la Trobe, Zach Moore and Xanthe Greenfields all running well, with Felix following up his big 800m improvement at Eton the previous weekend with the equal 2nd fastest time in the U13 Boys races.
We started 4 teams in the Under 15 Girls races, Skye Bishop finishing with only one boy ahead of her and Orla Grist, Charlotte Brown and Ava Levy separated by only 2 secs. Skye ran the 2nd fastest time two years ago in the U13 Girls race and was again 2nd fastest, 40 secs quicker than in 2019 with 11:07.
Anna Kelly was our fastest athlete on the second stage and third fastest on the day running 11:41 with Maya Sutaria also under 12 mins with 11:56. Adela Svihalkova ran the 3rd leg for the A team, winning by more than a minute and running a time of 10:30, the second fastest ever time in the 17th year of the event at Minet Park and the fastest since 2010. TVH girls now have 3 of the 5 fastest times run in that age group; Adela, Charlotte Buckley and India Weir.
The Under 15 Boys team of Harry Greenfields, Louis Moore and Reggie Rock finished 3rd, Reggie running the quickest leg of the team, 5 secs quicker than Louis with 11:10. Charli Edge was our only competitor in the U17 races, finishing in a dead heat on the first leg for the equal fastest time, also 11.10.
Full results are at http://www.middlesexaa.org.uk/
Photo credits: Sophie Mace – Christophe Cayssials , Young Athletes Road Relays – Seb Bishop