On the last Sunday of October two coaches full of athletes made their way to Lee Valley for the invitation only Tom Pink Relays and Field Events. It is an annual fixture on the U11 & U13 competition list and is an intriguing mixture of standard indoor Sportshall events such as shot put, and standing long jump alongside obstacle relays and the challenge to beat the race times of Dame Kelly Holmes, Steve Cram and Paula Radcliffe alongside weight for distance and height events, where a medicine ball is thrown as far or high as possible.
It was a great day out at a superb indoor facility and there were many strong performances and medallists. Special congratulations to U11 Toby Tatershall and U13’s Megan Johns, Thomas Mutali and Amber Anning who were all individual winners. Amber also smashed the meeting record for Standing Triple Jump with a leap of 7.42m.
Thank you to the Supporter’s club who funded the two coaches, to team managers’ Pete Witcomb and Richard Carter and to all the parents and friends who roared the athletes to success.
U11 Girls Team
Pia Lewis (2nd) Soft Javelin, Eva Adjare, Rebecca Main, Lois Dooley, Ella Blake, Emma Carter, Amber Blake, Anya Loy, Tatum Walker, Lacey Fowler
U11 Boys Team
Toby Tattershall (1st) Highland Steps. Jamie Arnold (2nd) Standing Long Jump, Patrick Kelly, Michael Shaw, Sam Lidgard, Fabian Allt-Ryman, Hayden Buss, Max Arnold, Adam Firsht, Leon Daniel, Patrick Connolly
Silver medal – Over/Under Relay – Adam Firsht, Jamie Arnold, Max Arnold, Toby Tattershall.
U13 Girls Team
Megan Johns (1st) Weight for Distance, Hannah Brockbank (3rd) Shot Put & Weight for Distance, Amber Anning (1st) Standing Triple Jump, Bupi Mwangulube (2nd) Standing Long Jump, Mollie Kichenside, Niamh Halloren, Yvette Edmans, Florence Robinson, Jessica Courtney
Gold medal – Chasing Kelly – Megan Johns, Amber Anning, Bupi Mwangulube, Flo Robinson, Hannah Brockbank
Gold medal 3 x 2 ½ laps – Yvette Edmans, Amber Anning, Jessica Courtney
U13 Boys Team
Thomas Mutali (1st) Weight for Height/ (3rd) Weight for Distance, Tom Eames, Louis Wilson, Joseph Routledge, Danny Ross Horton, Sam Wilkinson, Joshua Firsht, Tomer Tarragano, Joe Lidgard
Silver medal – Chasing Steve –Sam Wilkinson, Tom Eames, Joshua Firsht
Silver medal 3 x 2 ½ laps – Sam Wilkinson, Joseph Routledge , Thomas Mutali, Danny Ross-Horton, Joshua Firsht.