Northern League Match 2
Our senior men's and women's team bounced back from a disappointing 6th place finish in their first match to win match 2 at Wakefield at the weekend. The team finished just one point ahead of second placed Scunthorpe. There were 14 individual event winners from our team, but had 19 empty events been filled then a victory by a more emphatic margin might have been achieved. The team currently sit in 3rd place in the Division 2EC.
Jessica Ennis breaks Denise Lewis' UK heptathlon record
||Jessica Ennis is the new UK record-holder and now the overwhelming favourite for Olympic gold in two months’ time after blowing away her key London 2012 rivals with a performance broke Denise Lewis's UK record of 6,831 with a final tally of 6,009 which saw her win the heptathlon event ahead of Chernova.
UK Young Athletes League Match 2
In the beautiful setting of Mount St Mary’s College, Spinkhill our young athletes gave another fantastic team performance agonizingly finishing in second place just 4.5 points behind the strong team from Preston Harriers. The lead changed many times between these two clubs with Sheffield in the lead coming into the final few events.
City of Sheffield AC Athletes Compete in Olympic Stadium
Last week 5 club athletes took part in the 2012 School Games in the Olympic Stadium, an event which brought together athletes from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Brazil. This was the final test event at the venue prior to the Olympic Games in July/August and provided a fantastic experience for all of them. The games are designed to replicate the experience of athletes at the Olympics and began with a welcome to all the teams at an opening ceremony on Sunday 6th May at Excel London.
Good Start for Young Athletes
Our Young Athletes team made a good start to the 2012 track & field season in the new look Northern Premier Division on Sunday 6 May. The team produced some fine performances to finish in second place to home side Preston Harriers in the six team match, beating Leeds City who finished third. Four of our athletes achived a AAA Grade 1 standard in their events.