A step closer to a result
It'll soon be a month since the running of the UKA 10k Championship. A provisional team result has been available for a few days and, as we thought, the Bels are shown in second place. When will 'provisional' become 'official'? Who knows! Result
Above: After the Crawley match the Belgrave SAL Team posed with the Chichester squad who were delighted to have competed alongside the Bels. Photo by Rose's Mum.
A massive team win at K2
Saturday 15 June. The boys and girls of the Southern Athletic League racked up a huge score at Crawley and were so intent on a charge up the league table that shorter distance runners stepped up to fill the almost always vacant steeplechase slots to keep the score climbing. We reached 319 points in the end and moved a little closer to the promotion zone - now 5th in the league.
We've had a technical issue making uploads very difficult over the past few days. A work-round has been found and hopefully we can catch up on some results in the next day or two.
John Powell - MBE, FRSA
Many congratulations to our Committee Chairman John Powell, made a Member of the Order of the British Empire today for his services to Athletics. John, who is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), also holds the Metropolitan Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, The Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal 2002, and The Queen's Jubilee Medal for public service 2012.
Gran marcha Alberto!
A cracking new personal record for 5000 metres was set by Alberto Lozano in the Meeting Iberoamericano de Atletismo at Huelva on 12 June. Alberto raced home in 13:23.25 in second place behind countryman Alemayehu Bezabeh. The Spanish Federation have set a standard of 13:20.00 as the qualifying mark for the IAAF World Championships later this year so Alberto is not far away.
Placing 4th in the England Athletics Heptathlon Championship at Bedford on 1/2 June, Jodie Favell was just 25 points behind her best ever score with 4,822 points and included a personal best 800 metres.
William Sharman has been showing good hurdling form. He was 2nd in Prague on 10 June, clocking 13.44.
Opening his 2013 campaign in Rome at the Golden Gala Meeting on 6 June, Phillips Idowu was 7th, triple jumping 16.44m.
In Moscow at the IAAF World Challenge Meeting Dwain Chambers was a winner over 100m in 10.32. Meanwhile Greg Cackett has been in action in the British League with a win and 2nd place over 100m/200m at Sport City in Shaftesbury Barnet colours.
Bels head Eastern Division - both men and women
Wednesday 12 June, Tooting. Results
UK Women's Athletics League Division 3
Great result from match 1 at Leeds
Saturday 8 June. With athletes dropping out through injuries we took a team of just nine to the John Charles Stadium and team manager Bob Bridges thought it would be a damage limitation exercise; but the nine performed magnificently and if we can fill some of the blank spaces (as per normal the 1500m and upwards) we could be in danger of promotion. As Bob said afterwards, "It is days like this that makes it all worthwhile".
Southern Race Walking Association 20k
Another medal for Mo
Saturday 8 June. Maureen Noel (pictured left) won the women's race in the SRWA 20k at Enfield Playing fields. She recorded 2 hours 5 minutes and 12 seconds, less than a minute slower than she did in walking to 2nd place in W45 age-group in the European Veterans' "Non-stadia" championships in Czech Republic at the end of May (2:04:24). She also walked to 2nd in the 10k in the European event in 61:13.
Photo by John Hall
Sunday 1 June, Surrey Masters Championships.
Vilma Thompson and Chris Privett swept the board at Ewell with five golds and a Championship best each. Results
Silver medals in UKA Road 10k Champs?
It'll be a while before a team result is declared but Phil Wicks had a good run behind winner Mo Farah who was some way short of his 2010 27:44 best on this course, winning in 29:13. Phil was a delighted 2nd individual in 30:05, ten seconds ahead of Tipton's Nicholls, but then the 'Whippets' squeezed two more men home just ahead of our own James Kelly. Matt Graham closed in for us and it would seem that Tipton were winners with the Bels runners up.
It's been a busy weekend. The Westminster mile saw Mike Trees become the fastest ever British 50 year-old for one mile on the road (we believe) with a time of 4:38, and Yasmin Marghini at the lower end of the age group (11 years-old) won her race with 5:46. Kris Gauson was our fastest man, 13th fastest overall, with 4:09.
The Middlesex County Championships at Lee Valley was the scene for Adelaide Clair's assault on our 33 year-old Under 13 club record for 1500m. Adelaide (pictured left) broke that record comfortably by running 5:13.4 to place second and remove ten seconds from her best ever time. Winner of the 3000m walk for women was Gražina Narviliene.
At Kingsmeadow in the Surrey Championships U13 Ayse Hussein was outstanding - she won the 70m hurdles and the shot putt. Sophie Hubbard collected bronze medal in the U15 high jump. Among the senior athletes David Wellstead took the triple jump title and Jodie Favell cleaned up in the hurdles by winning both the 100 and 400 metres, also taking 2nd in the long jump and 3rd in the javelin. Jo Rhodes took silver medal in the 1500 metres but just missed out on a medal in the 800 metres.
Southern Athletics League - a win in Lewes
In a very close match in which President Charlie Dickinson was pulled off the timekeeper's stand to run a 3000m and middle distance runners took on the pole vault, the boys and girls of the SAL won by just one and a half points after a recount. We are now placed sixth in our division- another win and we'll be in severe danger of gaining promotion! Full results
Top row: Rachel Basford sets out in the 4x400 metres relay. Emmanuel Adesina cuts the sand in the long jump. Nick Dilley hands over to James Myatt in the long relay. Centre row: Sam Shore tries his hand at steeplechasing. Jodie Favell suffers a rare defeat by a Belgravian - Rachel Basford - in the sprint hurdles. Bottom row: Team Manager Hazel Mead set a pb in the hammer but here is on discus duty. Ian Watkins prepares to launch the hammer. Robert Norville sends Nick Dilley on his way in the 4 x 400 metres relay.
Photographs by very kind permission of Danny Simpson of Lewes.
At last it's official ... Belles are National Half Marathon Champions Result
Opening Rosenheim League Match Results
runnerslife chat to Alan Mead about the magic of the road relays - Link
The fastest husband/wife marathon combo ... Phil and Emily Wicks talk torunnerslife after the VLM - Link
Review of the Women's R&CC season by Will Cockerell - Link
Sunday 28 April, Coventry, Race Walking Association 20k Championship
Gražina is English Champion
The National 20k walk in Coventry this afternoon didn't turn out to be the great triumph we had hoped for the Belgrave women. Half the squad were elsewhere and we had one drop-out and one DQ, so Gražina Narviliene was our only female finisher. But what a finisher! She was 3rd in the UKA championship and 1st in the RWA (which covers just England - the first two in the UKA event were from Wales).
Despite not having done a 20k in many years and feeling various pains and discomforts on the way round, Gražina walked really well to record an excellent 1 hr 50 mins 19secs, which placed her 6th overall, with just 3 men in front of her in addition to the 2 young Welsh ladies.
Commiserations to Lauren Whelan, who dropped out after suffering the effects of a very brisk start and a very chilly wind.
Of interest to 'Stattos'
Friday 25 January. Some of our members need to get out more. We offer you the British Athletics League All time Belgrave points scorers to 2012 link, the 2012 BAL scores link ... and, going back in time, the first decade of the the Men's Surrey League results 1962-1972 link.
© Belgrave Harriers 2001-2013: updated 18 Jun 2013 at 9:20.