Sam Gibson had a fine run in this years English National XC at Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath in London, where he was competing in the u/15 Boys Race over a tough 4.5k course. He performed very well on the day and finished a highly placed 53rd out of 504 finishers in a time of 16.40, only 87secs behind the winner and 4th counter from the North East. Younger sister Freya also ran well after a lengthy lay-off and finished 224th out of the 467 finishers in the u/13 Girls 3k, recording a time of 14.55. In the Senior Men's Race over 12k Robin Linten was 535th in 49.14, Adam Walker 683rd in 50.52, with Geoff Watson (v/40) 2174th out of the 2328 finishers recording 71.56.
In the England Athletics u/15 & u/17 Indoor Championships at Sheffield, Adam Ord had a good run in the u/17 Boys 800m heats recording 2.04.06 but missed out on the Final. Northern Indoor (u/17) 1500m Champion Cameron Thomas was unlucky to suffer a recurrence of a foot problem once the pace increased in the 1500m Final but gamely managed to finish in a time of 4.26.92, which was therefore well below his best time of 4.17.46.
At the BUCS (British Universities & College Sport) Indoor Championships at Sheffield, Scott Armstrong recorded a personal best time of 52.49 in the heats of the 400m and recorded 2.01.44 in the 800m heats, whilst Jordan Matthews recorded 26.71 in the 200m heats.
In the Sale Open Indoor Meet at Sport City the Club had a good number of athletes taking part to test their current level of fitness in this winter season and then to improve on their times in the forthcoming summer season, results of which were as follows:
u/15 Boys ; Travis Anderson 600m 1.39.53 pb.
u/15 Girls ; Lauren Etchells 200m 27.34 pb, Amy Collins 60m 8.50, Ellie Harris 60m 8.75.
u/17 Men ; Tyler Thomas 60m 7.64, 200m 24.32, Daniel McLaughlin 200m 26.38, Maverick Delos Reyes 200m 26.70 pb,
u/17 Women ; Tia Anderson 60m 8.25, 200m 26.18, Jennifer Taylor 200m 27.98.
u/20 Women ; Anna Carlon 200m 26.71.
u/23 Women ; Lucy McIlroy 60m 8.50, 200m 27.72.
Senior Men ; Conrad Kennedy (v/50) 200m 26.86.
Senior Women ; Samantha Coleby 600m 1.33.26.