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Young Athletes Win Promotion to Premier Division


A combined team of U20 and U17 athletes from Coventry Godiva and Leamington C&AC fought off stiff competition from 5 other teams to win the Midlands NE Promotion match and gain promotion to the Midlands North East Premier Division. To qualify for the promotion match the composite team won their league beating teams from Milton Keynes and Northampton amongst others. The match was contested between the winners of each league and the three existing Premier league teams facing relegation.  Throughout it’s first year as a combined team Leamington C&AC and Coventry Godiva performed consistently well and finished the promotion match 81 points ahead of their nearest competitors Charnwood. 


41 youngsters competed on the day with 19 athletes winning (often multiple) events and 6 winning relay teams providing an incredibly strong finish to the competition. Many also achieved standards recognised by the Amateur Athletics Association including Jai Sispal 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles & 2km steeplechase, Drew Sinnott long jump & javelin, Cameron Williams-Stein pole vault, high jump & discus, Stephen Baffour & Matthew French in both 100m & 200m, Jess Starling & Findlay Douglas 400m, Esther Adikpe 200m & 400m, Pierce Clisham 800m & 1500m, Matthew Ashbourne shot, Holly Bates 300m, Alys Clarke pole vault & shot, Freya Bennett 800m, Lydia Mitchell and Lauren Ashbourne in javelin. The team, co-managed by Katharine Stein (LCAC) & Sally Eldridge (Coventry Godiva), look forward to taking on the Midlands Premier League in 2020. 

Leamington and Coventry Godiva Team

Masters T&F

 Leamington C&AC Masters athletes had a successful night on on Wednesday in the third round of the Masters Track and Field League and now sit second in the table.Rupa Morris set things off well with a win in the 100m in  time of 15:7 seconds, followed by her second win of the night in the 400m in 72:5. Phil Gould stormed to victory in his 400m event, crossing the line in 55:6 whilst Paul Andrew took the win in the 1500m with a time of 4:32:6.

Rebecca Kitching was delighted to be able to compete in the pole vault which is normally not an option for ladies at this event. She impressed with a winning height of 2.50m and is hopeful that the pole vault will be a regular event at these meetings going forward. Kitching also took second place in the 100m with a time of 14s. There was a number of other second place victories on the night with Tony Foster coming second in the 2km walk whilst Tom Foulerton achieved second place in the 1500m despite having competed in the walking event moments before.

Laura Gould was happy with her throw in the hammer which earnt her second place whilst Emma Greenwood also came second in her discuss event. Saffia del Torre and Caroline Coward also placed second in the 400m and 1500m respectively. The men’s relay team had to settle for second place in the medley event whilst the ladies came third. 

Ladies Relay Team
Mens Relay Team

Senior League 16th June

Senior league Match 2 at Loughborough. With a few more athletes than the 1st match the team came 6th. 

Starting with the track events and shortest first. In the 100m James McNally run a Pb in 11.5 to come 6th in the A race and Matthew Ashbourne also coming 6th in 12.1 in the B race. Louise Corcoran and India Phillips both ran solid perforce to come 5th and 4th retrospectively in their A and B races. 

Ben Hawkes ran a great race to win and run a Pb of 21.9s in the 200m and James McNally was 5ht in 24.2s. Stephanie Child was 4th in her 200m  race and Rebecca Kitching was 5th with a PB time of 29.6s.

Nathan Moore was 6th in his 400m race with Remo Volpe making his Senior debut to be 5th in the B race. Stephanie Childs was 7th in the A race and India Phillips who is proving to have a fab season already won the B race with a Pb time of 64.5s.

With only the men having athlete in 800m plus race they got valuable points for the team. Phil Gould and Paul Andrew ran brilliant 800m in the pouring ran. With Paul running a PB of 2.21.8. Phil Gould and Alex Ibbs proved to have strong races in the 1500m, and Paul Andrew and Charlie Staveley running SBs in the 3000ms.

India Phillis won both the 100mh and 400mh missing out on a PB in the 100mh by 0.2s and running a Pb in the 400hm. WOW!

We fielded 3 out of the 4 relays teams, 4×1 men were 4th, 4×1 women were 3rd and 4×4 men were 5th.

Moving to the Field. 

Drew Sinnott was 2nd in the High Jump, jumping a PB of 1.65m. He later went onto winning the Long jump and James McNelly was 3rd in the B field. 

Rebecca Kitching won the Women Pole vault with a PB of 2.60.  Louise Corcoran and Stephanie Child were both 2nd in the Women Long jump A&B fields.  No men fancied the Triple jump, with Rebecca Kitching 3rd (A) and Stephine Childs 1st (B).

Drew Sinnott proved a natural in the shot putt coming 5th with a PB of 9.87m and Matthew Ashbourne moving up a weight to compete came 3rd in the B also with a PB, 8.89m. Sophie Hunt and Mary Carter both threw well coming 2nd (A) and 1st (B) retrospectively. 

James Sinnott and David Ashbourne were keep the double act both competing in the Hammer and Discus. Both coming 6th in Discus (A&B), and 5th and 6th retrospectively in the Hammer. Lauren Ashbourne and Sophie both had solid performance in the Discus. Lauren 4th (A) and Sophie 1st (B). Sophie and Mary both throwing in pouring rain to compete in the hammer kept cool head to get a good throw in to come 4th (A) and 2nd (B).

Drew Sinnott again picking up full points in the Javelin and Matthew Ashbourne (again moving up the weight) also picking up full points. Lauren Ashbourne couldn’t quite come away with the win to come 2nd in the A and Mary Carter throwing well enough for 1st in the B. 

With plenty of space left on the team. The team travel back to Burton on the 6th July, hoping to get out of the relegation zone.