Brighton and Hove Athletics Club was well represented at the South of England Championships last weekend. This competition is often used by athletes to prepare for the forthcoming National Championships. There were medals, personal bests and good performances all round.
The club’s only gold medal came in the U20W javelin where, in cold and windy conditions, Grace Hailstone produced a season’s best to take the title. B&H athletes won two silver medals, in very exciting races, with first and second place recording exactly the same time. Well done to Anna Short in the U20W 100m and Matt Hewitt in the Senior Men’s 110m Hurdles.
For bronze medals we turn to the jumps, where Tom French Long Jumped over seven meters and the Triple Jump where Jack Valari produced a season’s best. Great running from Andrew Donno, who raced to a bronze medal in the 3000m Steeple Chase.
Emma Kirk-Odunubi threw a PB in the shot and a season’s best in the discus for 4th place in both. Gwilym Cooper smashed his 400 m Hurdles PB twice, progressing to a top four place. In the 100mH Beth Close ran her fastest time of the season, just missing out on a medal.
Other athletes made the most of the high level of competition to push themselves:
Chris Hewitt, 100 and 200m
Peter Moreno, 100 and 200m
Ian Crowe-Wright, 800m – smashing his PB
Tom Clifford, 800m
Seb Tucknott, 400m
Howard Bristow, 5000m
A top weekend set of performances. Congratulations to all who competed.