The England Under 20 and Under 23 Champs at Bedford saw a host of club athletes in action and such was our depth that the club realised 15 medals, including two gold, four silver and nine bronze along side many other great performances.

Bekah Walton threw over 50m again with 50.20m to win the under 23 womens javelin, and Nana Gyedu continues her fine form with a 14.78m win in the under 20 ladies shot. A great new pb for HAC athlete Aaron Enser in the 3,000m steeplechase winning silver in 9.12.54, with Hannah MacAulay securing silver in the under 23 ladies discus with 42.48m, and Annie Davies and Isabella Hilditch running brilliantly for silver and bronze in the 100m hurdles with 13.69 and 13.79 respectively, and Fleur Todd Warmoth ran brilliantly for silver in the under 20 ladies 3,000m with a great new pb of 9.42.73. All other medalists including many bronze medals listed below, plus yet another new 400m pb for Sam Reardon with 47.48 and Dillon Claydon’s shot of 15.32m for 5th.

 

Under 23 Men
Aaron Enser 3000m SC 2nd 9.12.54 PB
Kelechi Aguocha High Jump 3rd 2.10m
Ben Sutton Long Jump 3rd 7.04m
Alex Botterill 800m 3rd 1.51.98
Lewis Harknett 3000m SC 4th 9.21.71
Coleman Corry 400m Hurdles 7th 58.59
Under 23 Women
Bekah Walton Javelin 1st 50.20m
Hannah MacAulay Discus 2nd 42.48m
Annie Davies 100m Hurdles 2nd 13.69
Isabella Hilditch 100m Hurdles 3rd 13.79
Lauren Farley Javelin 3rd 47.36m
Under 20 Men
Sam Reardon 400m 5th 47.48 PB
Dillon Claydon Shot Putt 5th 15.32m PB
Barnaby Corry Pole Vault 6th 4.15m
Dillon Claydon Discus 6th 42.78m
Henry Fisher 800m 7th 1.54.65
Pablo Seema Roca 400m Q 49.82
Under 20 Women
Nana Gyedu Shot Putt 1st 14.78m
Fleur Todd Warmoth 3000m 2nd 9.42.73 PB
Holly Mpassy 400m 3rd 55.67 SB
Amelia Gray Triple Jump 3rd 11.97 PB
Mallory Cluley 100m Hurdles 3rd 13.85
Amarisa Sibley 800m 3rd 2.11.04
Kaliyah Young 200m 5th 24.79

 

At the Southern League London South East match held at Eltham, the club won the mixed mens and womens match by a clear margin against Kent AC, Bexley and Cambridge Harriers. There were many outstanding performances including Michael Damoah 10.93 in the 100m and 22.17 in the 200m, Faith Akinbileje 11.98 in the 100m for a pb, Zsiriah Thomas 25.78 over 200m and a new sb, a fine run from V45 athlete Carole Coulon with 10.31.00 over 3,000m, 15.25 by Zoe Austridge over the 100m hurdles and wins in both mens and womens 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m relays. In the field Edward Regan recorded a pb in the high jump with 1.70m, the same height for Rebecca Hawkins, good pole vault efforts by Benjamin Platt, Oscar Whitcombe, Barnaby Corry and Holly Platt, with Brydon Duncan still an under 17 wining the senior discus with new pb of 35.86m. Solid discus wins for Hannah MacAulay and Gypsy Nash also still an under 17 athlete who also threw a new pb of 40.16 to win the hammer with Abbie Stewart also throwing a new pb with 39.96m.

 

Nick Brooks