Championships round up

Photo of Craig Murch of Birchfield Harriers courtesy of David Griffiths of fotoccompli.co.uk
Firstly, and most importantly, a big thank you to all of the technical officials and volunteers who made the event possible and such a success. Also to the Nick Wilson and his stadium staff and all of the Nuneaton Harriers volunteers from refreshments to registration and results.

The results are now on Power of 10 and the athletes profiles have been updated. If you spot my deliberate mistake in there somewhere please let me know.

The Warwick Vase for the best Club overall was retained by Stratford Upon Avon AC who first won it in 2016 and have kept it ever since. They were pushed hard by Birchfield Harriers, Coventry Godiva Harriers and Rugby & Northampton AC.

The Jack Hartley Trophy for the best individual performance goes to Craig Murch of Birchfield Harriers for his hammer throw of 70.52 Craig has won the Jack Hartley trophy a remarkable 5 times now. The photo for this post features Craig.

The Coronation Cup for the best performance over 1500m goes to Noah Homer of Birchfield Harriers who reduced the County record considerably in that event – and also in the 800m so an exceptional weekend by him.

We also recognise the best performances we look at each age group but to qualify for an award the performance must be a AAA grade 1. You can imagine that comparing a sprint with a distance race, a jump or a throw is quite difficult and subjective.

The best performances in each age group have been judged as : –
U13 Boys
Noah Homer of Birchfield Harriers for his 1500m in 4.33.99
honourable mention for Charlie Cook

U15 Boys
Andre Onyekwe of the Leamington Athletics Academy for his high jump of 1.88m
honourable mentions for Kyle Enticott and Robbie Dale

U17 Men
Rusciano Thomas-Riley of Coventry Godiva Harriers for his 100m in 11.03

U20 Men
Stephen Baffour of Coventry Godiva Harriers for his 200m in 21.95

Senior Men
Craig Murch of Birchfield Harriers for his hammer throw of 70.52
honourable mention for Muslim Habib

U13 Girls
Scarlet Dawson of Stratford Upon Avon AC for her 200m sprint in 28.12

U15 Girls
Olivia Monk of Rugby and Northampton AC for her 200m in 26.12
honourable mention for Isabelle Knight

U17 Women
Camiah Bennett of Coventry Godiva Harriers for her 300m in 40.58

U20 Women – no award
Senior Women – no award

Lastly, a number of County records were broken. You can see all of the details on the County web site in the Results pages but the following people now hold Warwickshire Records.

U13 Boys 800m 2.15.17 Noah Homer Birchfield
U13 Boys 1500m 4.33.99 Noah Homer Birchfield
Masters Men 200m 24.36 James Colclough BRAT Club
Masters Men 3000m 9.34.4 Richard Bayliss Bournville
Masters Men 3k Walk 15.59.92 Mark Williams Birchfield
U15 Boys HJump 1.88 Andre Onyekwe LAA
Masters Women 800m 2.23.65 Katherine Hodgson Nuneaton
Masters Women 1500m 4.53.23 Katherine Hodgson Nuneaton
Masters Women Javelin 34.81 Paula Williams Stratford
Masters Women PVault 2.70 Rebecca Kitching Leamington
Senior Men 3000m 8.45.8 Shaun Evans BirchfieldH
Senior Men Hammer 70.52 Craig Murch Rugby+N

Thats it for another year. Best wishes for the rest of the 2022 summer season

Fancy Fell Running?

Warwickshire is not a strong Fell Running County but we like to support people and enter a team in the Inter Counties if we can. This years senior race is on 7th May and the Junior (U15/U17/U19) race is on 15th May but the closing date for entries is 4th May so not far off. The seniors will be using the Moel Eilio Race on Llanberis Ridge and the Juniors will be using the Great Whernside Spring Edition at Kettlewell.
Contact Julie Emmerson (julie.emmerson@hotmail.co.uk) or Eddie Cockayne (edcock@aol.com) if you are interested in making the team.

2022 UKCAU Championships

The photo shows the Warwickshire U13 Girls team which ran in the 2022 Inter County Championships at Prestwold. A big thank you to all the athletes in all of the age groups (its not an easy course!!) and the team management of Eddie Cockayne, Robert Pinton, Brian Higson, Stuart Albutt, Cath Muth, Nick Price, Simon Kinson and Becky Freeman without whom it wouldn’t happen. More photos on the photos pages