In the Annual ‘FISEC’ (Catholic) T&F Games held this year in the Iolanda Balas Stadium, Bucharest, Romania , Cameron Thomas (u/20) pulled off a very good double of Silver Medals in his specialised events the 1500m and 3000m and was  representing GB against 8 other countries. In his first event the 1500m he ran close to his personal best of 4.09.82 in a very competitive race and ran very well recording win his 1st Silver. However 2 days later in the 3000m this race became a tactical affair until the last lap which ended with a sprint for the line and Cameron managed to clinch his 2nd Silver in these Championships recording a time of 9.38.89.

             At the Scottish Athletes Combined Events & Masters Championships in Grangemouth, Scotland, veteran Conrad Kennedy (v/55) finished 4th in his Heat of the 200m recording a time of 26.54.

             In the BMC (British Milers Club) Series 1500m at Chester-le-Street on a blustery evening , results were as follows: (Race B) Scott Armstrong (u/23) 4.08.26 pb, (Race E ) Sam Terry (u /17) 4.37.24 pb, (Race G) Derek McGirl (v/50) 4.50.38 pb, ( Race H) Alastair McCall ( v/55) 5.02.92.

              Two weeks earlier Alastair did manage to record a personal best time  in the Great North 10k at Gateshead finishing 80th overall , 2nd (v/55) and recording 40.34.

               In the North of England (Div 4E ) fixture at Whitley Bay , Durham however were well under strength on this occasion as there was only 3 women competing in the Team not enough to turn out a relay Team and to support the men as its a combined scoring system that counts with A and B strings hopefully in most of the events in a full program of Track & Field. However, those who did compete did very well with many personal bests achieved, the full results of the Durham team who finally finished 5th were as follows:


Senior Men :

          100m  (A) Nick Ingram 2nd 11.7.  (B) Tyler Thomas 2nd 11.8.

                   n/s Maverick Delos Reyes 12.2 pb, Daniel McLoughlin 12.7.

          200m   (A) Nick Ingram 3rd 24.1.  (B) Maverick Delos Reyes 2nd 24.7 pb.

 Senior Women   (A) Ellie Harris 2nd 27.8 pb.

 Senior Men :

          400m  (A) Tom Rutherford 1st 55.9 pb, (B) Daniel McLaughlin 2nd 60.1 pb.

  Senior Women   (A) Lauren Etchells  1st 61.5 pb.

  Senior Men :

             800m  (A) Adam Ord 1st 2.03.5 (B) Jonny Wilkinson 1st 2.08.2.

   Senior Women : (A) Caitlin Carr 3rd 2.28.4 pb.

              1500  Senior Men :  (A) Rob Everson 3rd 4.25.4. (B) Jonny Wilkinson 3rd 4.40.7.

               5000m  (A) Rob Everson (4th) 16.46.5. (B) Stephen Hamil 3rd 18.14.7 pb.

             Senior Men’s Relays : Durham

                   4x100m (1st) 48.3.    4x 400m (1st) 3.51.2.

          Field Events:

            Sen/Men : High Jump (A) James Thornton (5th) 1.45m pb.

              Long Jump (A) Daniel McLaughlin (5th) 4.56m. (B) Tyler Thomas (5th) 3.56m pb

            Sen /Women :

                Long Jump : (A) Caitlin Carr (2nd) 4.45m pb.

             Sen/Men : Triple Jump (A) (2nd) 10.35m pb. Sen/Women : (A)  Caitlin Carr (1st)

                 9.59m pb, (B) Lauren Etchells (1st) 9.31m pb.

             Sen/Men : Shot (A) Paul Thornton (1st) 8.06m.(B)Tom Rutherford (4th) 5.41m pb.

                          Discus (A) Paul Donaghy (5th) 19.61m .

                          Hammer (A) Paul Donaghy (4th) 16.84m.

                          Javelin (A) James Thornton (3rd) 33.15m , (B) Nick Ingram (2nd ) 25.35m.

Cameron’s double Silver in Bucharest