Durham City Harriers had two under 17 athletes competing for Durham County Schools in the English Schools Athletic Association T & F Championships at the Alexandra Stadium, Birmingham, over 2 days of excellent competition. The ESAA is one of the largest athletics events in the World and are staged each year bringing together some of the best athletes in each county of England. Pride of place must go to Tia Anderson in the Intermediate Girls 300m where she finished 5th in the Final recording a very good time of 40.32, having finished an excellent 2nd place in her Heat and recording a personal best time of 40.12. Adam Ord also had a tremendous run in the Intermediate Boys 800m Heats where he also ran a personal best time of 1.57.62 having just run under 2 mins for the very first time last month. Although he failed to reach the Final on this occasion, he finished a very creditable 5th place. Both athletes should be very proud of what they achieved against very strong opposition on the big stage!

Meanwhile results are now to hand for Match 3 of the Northern Senior League (Div 3E ) which was held at Whitley Bay. Yet again there were some fine performances produced on the day by the City Team, as follows:

Senior Men:
100m (A) Greg Venyo (1st) 11.4, (B) Nick Ingram (1st) 11.6.
200m (A) Boxuan Jin (2nd) 24.3, (B) Tyler Thomas (1st) 23.7.
400m  (A) Matthew Douthwaite (2nd) 53.0, Jason Catterall (3rd) 58.2.
800m (A)  Rob Everson (4th) 2.12.1 (B) Jason Catterall (4th) 2.16.6
1500m (A)  Cameron Thomas (2nd) 4.26.5 (B) Rob Everson (1st) 4.31.3.
5000m (A)  Shaun Day (6th) 19.44.3.
400m Hurdles (A) Gabriel Tallara (3rd) 69.7.
Hammer (A) Paul Donaghy (4th) 16.85m (B) Jason Catterall (3rd) 13.29m.
Discus (A) Matthew Douthwaite (5th) 17.95m.(B) Greg Venyo (3rd) 17.28m.
Javelin (A) James Thornton (6th) 30.86m (B) Tyler Thomas (6th) 15.08m.
Shot Putt  (A)  Greg Venyo (3rd) 7.39m (B) Jason Catterall (5th) 4.56m.
Long Jump (A) Nick Ingram (5th) 5.19m (B) Gabriel Tallara (1st) 5.02m.
Triple Jump (A) Greg Venyo (2nd) 11.17m (B) James Thornton (1st) 9.70m.
High Jump  (A) Boxuan Jim (1st) 1.90m (B) James Thornton (3rd) 1.40m.
Relay (4x100m) (1st) Nick Ingram, Greg Venyo, Tyler Thomas , Boxuan Jin, Time (45.7) .
Relay (4x400m) (2nd) Jason Catterall, Matthew Douthwaite, Greg Venyo, Cameron Thomas,  Time (3.50.5.)

Senior Women:
100m (A) Lucy McIlroy (4th) 13.6.
200m (A) Lucy Mcilroy (2nd) 28.2 (B) Rebecca Mott (2nd) 28.0
400m (A) Rebecca Mott (1st) 62.8 (B) Jennifer Taylor (2nd) 64.0
800m (A) Sam Coleby (1st) 2.14.3 (B) Alexandra Ingram (5th) 3.01.5
1500m (A) Charlotte Kenyon (5th) 5.36.9 (B) Laura Hopper (5th) 6.13.0
3000m (A) Charlotte Kenyon (5th) 12.00.6 (B) Alice Hopper (4th) 14.07.8.
Discus (A) Laura Hopper (4th) 15.42m (B) Lucy McIlroy (4th) 12.54m.
Javelin (A) Samantha Coleby (2nd) 29.30m (B) Isabel Thornton (1st) 21.74m.
Shot Putt (A) Isabell Thornton (5th) 6.73m (B) Jennifer Taylor (3rd) 6.59m.
Long Jump (A) Isabell Thornton (4th) 4.41m.
Triple Jump (A) Isabell Thornton (4th) 9.16m (B) Alice Hopper (4th) 6.81m.
Relay (4x100m ) (2nd) Jennifer Taylor, Lucy McIlroy, Isabell Thornton, Rebecca Mott. Time (54.0).
Relay (4x400m) (1st)  Samantha Coleby, Lucy McIlroy, Rebecca Mott, Jennifer Taylor, Time (4.23.4).

At the end of day's competition the City Harriers finished 4th Team with 294 points.

Athletics Report – English Schools / Senior League