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. 

Sphinx and Arden (WRRL)

Sphinx 5

The wet weather did not seem to put local athletes off competing in the Warwickshire Road Race League on Wednesday which saw the fourth race of the season take place in Memorial Park, Coventry. Leamington C&AC ladies remained in top form taking the team win with Natalie Bhangal finishing second lady in 31:12 closely followed by teammate Hannah Thorpe in 31:24. Jenny Jeeves was 11th lady across the line but took the winning prize for her age category in a time of 33:05 with Jade Holt just behind in 33:27. 16 Leamington C&AC athletes braved the conditions with Richard Hood finishing first for the club in 28:42, Iain Mclauglin pushing to the line to finish just 3 seconds behind. Marc Curtis and Paul Okey also battled it out for 60th place, Curtis crossing the line in 32:05 with Okey only 2 seconds behind. Other runners: Andrew Higgons (33:24); Christopher Hitchman (35:16); Graham Donoghue (36:25); Leonie Holt (36:43); Shamira Naidu-Young (38:44); Carol Blower (40:52); Graham Roberts (41:39). 

Arden 9


Rest from the Sphinx 5 was not an option with the fifth race, the Arden 9, taking place on Sunday, which saw the third race in one week for the more stoical racers. The weather was somewhat kinder for the 9 mile race around Hampton-in Arden and on occasions the runners found themselves running in sunshine. Natalie Bhangal ran another course best (having run course bests at the 2 Castles and Sphinx in the same week) crossing the line in 57:22 as second lady and first in her age category. Jenny Jeeves and Courtney Depala helped the ladies team come third overall on the day finishing in 1:01:54 and 1:10:46 respectively. Dominic Priest won his age category and was 6th to cross the line overall in a time of 51:50, whilst the second LCAC runner home was Vassilis Andreoulakis who was 17th in a time of 53:26 taking home first prize in his age category. Other runners: Gavin Fowler (56:22); Paul Rutter (58:51), Marc Curtis (59:35); Christopher Hitchman (1:04:19); Graham Donoghue (1:06:47); Alex Montgomery (1:11:06); Laura Gould (1:19:00)