The in-form Ryan Watson (u/20) had an excellent run in this year's FISEC (National Catholic School Games) held in Genk, Belgium, finishing 3rd in the 1500m recording 4.15.09, having ran the 800m the day before where he just missed out on the Medals finishing 4th in 2.03.68. Fellow Harrier, Cameron Thomas (u/17), whose season has been interrupted by a stress fracture, competed in the 3000m and did really well considering, finishing 4th in a personal best time of 9.47.36.
In the 4th and final match of the Northern Track & Field League (Div 3E) held at Leeds, the Durham Senior teams were well under strength due to holidays, injuries, and other commitments. The athletes who turned out obviously had the impossible task of filling the void as you need A & B string Male and Female athletes in most of the events to compete in a full program of Track & Field and we only had one female Senior competitor doing Field Events. As a result Durham finished 5th out the 6 competing Teams with 212 Points and were unfortunately relegated to (Div 4E) for next season.
Those athletes who rallied to the cause however did extremely well, the results of which were as follows:
100m A Greg Venyo 3rd 11.3. B Nick Ingram 1st 11.6.
200m A Greg Venyo 2nd 23.3.B Gabriel Tallara 3rd 24.5.pb.
400m A Cameron Bain 1st 50.9. B Matthew Douthwaite 1st 52.5.pb.
800m A Jason Catterall 3rd 2.21.0. B Matthew Douthwaite 5th 2.35.2.pb.
1500m A Rob Everson 3rd 4.29.0. B Jason Catterall 3rd 5.06.4.
3000m S/Chase A Robin Linten 4th 11.21.4.
5000m A Robin Linten 3rd 16.32.4.pb. B Rob Everson 2nd 17.14.8.
400m Hurdles A Gabriel Tallara 2nd 67.7.pb. B Robin Linten 1st 69.7.pb.
Hammer A Paul Donaghy 5th 14.87m. B Jason Catterall 3rd 13.04m.
Discus A Paul Donaghy 5th 18.29m. B Matthew Douthwaite 3rd 15.59m.
Javelin A James Thornton 3rd 30.50m. B Nick Ingram 3rd 25.18m.
Shot Putt A Greg Venyo 5th 7.76m. B Robin Linten 5th 6.30m.
Long Jump A Gabriel Tallara 6th 4.73m. B Nick Ingram 4th 4.69m.
Triple Jump A Greg Venyo 3rd 10.88m. B James Thornton 2nd 9.82
High Jump A James Thornton 5th 1.40m.pb.
4x 100m (Durham 1st) in 47.2; Nick Ingram, Greg Venyo, James Thornton, Gabriel Tallara.
4x 400m (Durham 1st) in 3.40.6 ; Jason Catterall, Matthew Douthwaite , Gabriel Tallara, Cameron Bain.
Isabell Thornton who did compete had a really busy afternoon and credit to her for competing in 5 Events, results of which were as follows : Javelin 2nd 20.93m , Long Jump 4th 4.20m, Triple Jump 4th 9.19m, High Jump 4th 1.20m, Shot Putt 4th 6.43m.