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.
North East Counties Open Pentathlon
On Sunday 18th March 4 of our club athletes were in action in Gateshead and came home with several trophies.
Silver for Jess at World Indoor Championships
Jessica Ennis won silver in the pentathlon at the World Indoor championships in Istanbul today, despite leading going into the forth event. Jess had begun the day in Istanbul with a brilliant run in the hurdles, dominating the field to win in 7.91s, but in the high jump only cleared 1.87m at her third and final attempt. She responded with a shot put of 14.79m - the furthest she has ever thrown, indoors or out - to lead by 10 points overall heading into the long jump.But after an opening leap of 6.19m, she followed up with 6.18m before being red-flagged for overstepping the board on her final effort. This left her in fourth place and needing to beat leader Nataliya Dobrynska by 6.5 seconds in the final event, the 800m, to win. It proved too much for Jess and she had to settle for the silver medal
England Athletics U17 & U15 Indoor Combined Events Champs 2012
Five of our athletes were involved in the Championships, with Joe Hobson winning the U15 boys Northerm Championship
Jess in World Leading Form
Jessica Ennis ran the fastest 60m hurdles in the world this year as she impressed at the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham today. She ran a personal best 7.87 seconds to beat hurdles specialist Danielle Carruthers into second. She also set a personal best with 6.47m in the long jump to set her up for next month's defence of her pentathlon title at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul.