Weekly Round Up- Warwickshire Schools and Two Castles


Wednesday saw the second open track event at Coventry Godiva’s home ground, which saw an exciting 800m for Leamington C&AC. A number of highly talented athletes were in attendance and U15 athlete Jai Sispal saw himself in the fastest race of the heats. Sispal has gone from strength to strength this season and was set out to break his PB with an aim of running 2:04.  Sispal started towards the back of the pack of which he has not been accustomed in recent months, however the athlete showed incredible persistence and kicked with 200m to go to overtake most of his competitors to come third in a time of 2:02:07, smashing his PB. Mother and daughter, Emma and Robin Greenwood achieved PBs in their sprint and discus respectively.


There was more success on the track on Saturday with Leamington C&AC young athletes taking part in the Warwickshire School Championships. Sispal again was running the 800m and managed to run an even faster time of 2:01.2 breaking the school record. This time currently ranks him 5thin the UK for his age category. Rosie Cale ran a personal best in her 800m and with her coach, Chris Jackson positioned to encourage her on the track, Cale managed to push into second place with a time of 2:25.

Under the coaching of Dave Ashbourne and new jumps coach Katharine Stein, Alys Clarke and Lauren Healy equalled their PBs in the pole vault with Clarke taking the school record with a jump height of 2.20. Cameron Williams-Stein equalled his PB and carried on in height to reach a new PB of 3.70m and a new school record. In the throws, Matthew Ashbourne won his discus throw with 11.37m which was a personal best and sister Lauren achieved school records and PBs in javelin and discus.


On Friday, the younger athletes competed in the second round of Quadkids at Stratford. James Gould, who shows dominance in the 600m, did not disappoint finishing an easy first although he was somewhat more surprised with his win in the 75m sprint with a new PB of 12.1.


Ben Hawkes and Phil Gould represented Leamington C&AC at the Midland County Championships on Sunday. Hawkes came third in the 400m with a new personal best of 49 seconds and breaking his own club record by .38 of a second. Gould was frustrated with his time of 10:39:59 in the 3000m steeplechase event which was 9 seconds off his PB. Gould had hoped to better his time but a pulled hamstring during his warm up meant he was unable to run the race as planned.

Two Castles

Callum Hanlon lead the Leamington mens team home to finish 2nd overall in 32.55, Richard Merrell was not far be hide in 19th in 35.56, Vasslils Andreoulakis (37.27), and Dean Mawby (37.34) completed the Mens team who came 3rd.

Greg West was 4th Junior Man home with a time of 40.33.

Other Leamington Man were Jason Hill 37.55, Charlie Staveley 38.06, Marc Curtis 39.58, Stephen Hundal 40.14, Andrew Cooknell ran a personal best 40.34, Craig Bower 41.06, Brian Miller 42.04, Paolo Foglingo 42.20, Anderw Higgins 42.16, Chirs Hitchman 43.11, Peter Stockbridge 44.34, Phillp Pavey 44.50, Simon West 46.35, Alex Montgomery 47.11, Simon Perkin 44.01, Wes Stanton 48.36, Seb Jones 49.01

Kelly Edwards was 61 overall and 3rd Lady in a time of 38.58. Not far be hide was Natalie Bhangal who was 76 overall and was the 5th Lady home 39.58. Completing the Leamington Ladies team was Wendy Daniels (41.09) and Jenny Jeeves (42.39), they went on the win the Ladies Team prize.

Other Leamington Ladies were Saffia Del Torre 46.35, Courtney Thornberry 47.02, Shamira Naidu-Young ran a Personal Best time 47.22, Tara Fagge 52.34, Carcol Blower 52.42, Helen West 52.55, Mary Donaldson ran personal Best time 57.49.

Our Junior Women were on fine form after both competed at the Warwick Schools Track and Field Champs the day before. Rosie Cale won the junior girls prize in 46.08 and Rositsa Gugutkova was the third junior lady home with a time of 48.39, not to mention she run a fab 3k the day before!!

Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the 2018 Annual General Meeting of Leamington Cycling and Athletics Club will be held at Edmondscote Athletics Track on Thursday 28 June 2018 8pm


AGM Agenda

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Annual report and accounts of the board 2017-18
  3. Election of directors
  4. Revision of articles of association to reduce the minimum number of board meetings to 3 from 6
  5. Any other business

Senior League

Senior League & Club Record

After breaking the 400m last time around, Ben Hawkes now has the 200m club record coming 1st in 22secs. He also ran a great 400m to come in 1st.

Callum Hanlon took part in the 1500m coming 1st with a SB 4.11.3min. In addition he also competed in pole vault jumping 2.30m to gain a SB and win the B event and long jump with a PB of 5.72m to come 2nd in the B event. Finishing off a busy day with a 3000m PB 9.00.4 to come 2nd, with Paul Andrew 2nd  in the B race.

Coming back after giving birth nine months ago, Shelley Went ran a super 100m in 14.2sec to come 3rd.  Louise Corcoran gained season best in the 100m, 200m and triple jump.  Louise also competed in the long jump to come 3rd.


Senior Team at Gloucester

Mary Donaldson, after already throwing a Seasons Best in both javelin and hammer, jumped a respectable long jump to come 1st in the B event.  To finish off her day she ran a 400m to pick up more points.

U17s Cameron Williams-Stein competing in his first senior league was 5th in high jump with a height of 1.65m.  He then went on to gain a pole vault PB of 3.50m to come 2nd and also increasing his club record.  Topping off his day Cameron came 5th in triple jump with tough competition (12.34m)

Starting off the day with hammer, Callum Sinnott threw a fine 21.10m to come 4th.  He then managed a 6.06m long jump coming 3rd and then threw a fine 8.98m in shot to come 2nd before pulling his hamstring and had to sit out the rest of the day.

100m Duo Manjot Atwal  and  Mark Mcaleenan came 5th and 6th retrospectively. Morgan Reeves 200m 5th Seasons Best after having a year out to enjoy his first year of Uni. Alex Ibbs had a strong run in the 800m to come 5th.  Alex then filled in the Triple Jump coming 3rdin B event. Phill Gould ran a fine 1500m to come 2ndafter already running the 3000m Steeple Chase.

Sophie Smales 200m 30.6 SB coming 3rd  & long jump SB 3.72m to gain valuable points with 4th place.  Saffia Del Torre – 800m 2.45.0 5th, 1500m 5th 5.36 and high jump 1.40 to come 3rd.  India Phillips 100 hudles PB 18.1 2nd, 400m hurdles 2nd 74.6s


On to the throws specialist with Jim Sinnott gained valuable points.  Jim came 2nd in shot, 4th in discus, 3rd in the hammer and 3rd in javelin

Sophie Hunt, 2nd shot put with a PB of 10.49m, 1cm off English schools, also in the hammer Sophie threw a PB of 37.15m to finish 2nd. Fellow team mate Lauren Ashbourne was 5th in shot putt, 4th in discus and 3rd in javelin.

Coming back from early season injury James McNally gave discus ago for the first time to come 4th and then 5th in javelin.


A massive thank you to our Field Judges team – Mary Hodges, David Ashbourne, Mark Hunk, Niki Reeves, our Time keeper – Alan Edwards and Track Judge – Graham Thompson, who gained full officials points.


4x100m both teams coming 4th

Mens 4x400m winning