With Storm Freya bearing down, the course designers tried hard to please the weather gods, with offerings of lactic acid and muscle cramps courtesy of a deceptive ascent from the start to ‘A’, an in-your-face climb from 'B' to 'H', a stone path that had the 'long spikes vs. short spikes vs. trail shoes' debate going all morning, and an array of rabbit holes on the run-in that would not have looked out of place in Watership Down.
Elly Hind represented Radley at the England Athletics Indoor Combined Events Championships in Sheffield on 10 March. This was a high quality competition with the best 50 combined event athletes in England. She started the day with a near PB of 9.40s in the 60m hurdles and went on to 5.10m in the long jump. Shot came next, and a PB of 8.07. High jump followed and after three attempts at 1.68m and 12 jumps in total, she finished with 7cm PB of 1.65m. That puts her second in the current UK rankings.
Entries for the Charles Kear Memorial Open (Graded) Meeting taking place on Sunday 24 March 2019 have now closed, thank you to everyone who has entered this event.
No more entries will be accepted and no entries or registrations on the day.
Well done to the Radley Masters who competed at the weekend at Nationals achieving medals, pbs and season's bests galore.
In the 800m, Thomas Proctor Legg achieved a season's best 2.11.00 whilst Jan Ellacott won bronze in the 60m with a 9.17s run (both missing from photo).
It is with regret that we have had to cancel the Discus and Hammer events at our Open Meeting on the 24th March due to the expected repairs to the throwing cage not being completed on time. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused by this decision, the circumstances of which are beyond our control.
The following Radley athletes have been selected for the Oxfordshire County Indoor Sportshall team to compete at Burgess Hill on Sunday 3rd March.
Many congratulations and good luck to you all.
- U11s: Grace Halsey, Bryony Wyatt, Henry Fletcher and Ralph Allen
- U13s: Melodie Torbrand, Mia Crawshaw, Bailie Wells and David Oyedoh
- U15s: Jeannette Davies
In addition, the following have been selected to represent Oxfordshire in the County Cross Country team at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough on Saturday 9th March.
Many thanks and well done to all the athletes who competed last Sunday in the 4th indoor sports hall competition at the new venue in Wantage.
Particular congratulations go to the U11 girls who came 3rd overall on the day, and a special mention for U11 Heath Stillion who came joint 1st and rounded off his day by achieving a new hall record in the 1 lap.
The 5th and final indoor sports hall competition for this season is Sunday 10th March at Bicester Sports Centre. Emails re availability will be sent out nearer the time.
The 2018 Radley awards night ceremony provided a short break from winter training and the cross country season as the club came together to celebrate attitude and achievement throughout the past athletics season.