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Lilleshall cross country results

The first of the SYAL cross country races was held at Lilleshall on Sunday 16 September. We had some great results, especially in the older age groups, but we could also do with more runners!
Wilf and Oliver need support in the U11B.
Thea, Ella and Sara need another runner in the U11G.
John, Oscar and Archie are still a man down in the U13B.
Sadly we had no U15B at all.
All of those age groups have a chance of sneaking into the top three if we can just persuade someone else to run. Anyone looking for inspiration should think of Hester – she competes knowing she is not a distance runner, and – she would probably say – hating every minute of it, but without her the U17W would be in 6th place, not 2nd. We need more Hesters!

The U13G (Emily, Leonie, Lucy, Aimee, Ophelia and Lois) had a full team and runners to spare and were rewarded with second place.
The U15G (Beth, Rebecca and Eva) also benefited from a complete team, with their third, as did the U17M (Louix, Sam and Archie).
The U17W (Edith, Manali and Hester) are lying in second.

There was also individual success: Beth took the U15 race with ease and Edith finished a strong 2nd in the U17W.

The next races are on 21 October at Bridgnorth. There are team medals available for all age groups at the end of the season and we are also defending Girls Champions, so it would be great to get full teams (and more) out.

Results round up

The last T+F took place on 19 July at Shrewsbury. The U11B, U13G, and U17W had full teams out and we had individual winners including Erin, Beth, Sam, Toby, Manali, Edith and Hester. The U11G and U13G were 3rd on the night and the U17W had another win, to take the title. This meant the U13G took third place overall and the Wenlock girls were third in the League, although the club could only manage overall 4th.

U17W trophy

Harriet, Hester, Edith and Manali, (and Sophia) – the victorious U17W

This is only the second time in the club’s history that we have won a T+F trophy – two years ago the same core group of athletes took the U15G title. They’d be the first to say they’re not necessarily the best individuals in the league but they work brilliantly as a team. And this has rounded off a good 12 months: cross country runners up and sportshall champions as well!

 

Elsewhere, congratulations to Beth and Sophia on their performances in the English Schools. Both are competing at the Midlands T+F Championships in Nuneaton on 11/12 August.

Louix and Manali competed at the National Biathle Championships in Salford on 22 July, coming 3rd and 9th respectively.

louix

 

Louix (left) once again represented GB at the European Biathle Championships in Germany on 29 July, where his 6th place secured a spot at the Worlds in Egypt later in the year. Many congratulations to him!

 

So far we have 10 athletes who have made the Powerof10 rankings in at least one event and over 80 PBs achieved by Wenlock members this season. And remember there’s still time to improve.

Olympian Games

On a sweltering Sunday (15 July), refreshments were much in demand. Magnificent work by Liz and her team raised over £600 for the club – so many thanks to everyone who baked and helped out. A huge thanks too, to all the Olympian volunteers who make the day go so smoothly.

We had around 25 athletes competing, with an especially good turnout amongst our younger competitors. Jospeh, Wilf, Oliver, Liam, Ben, Rhys, Douglas, Erin, Thea, Holly, Jasmine, Ophelia, Shona, Leonie, Aimee, Lois, Cerys, Rebecca and Hester all got the badge out (apologies if I’ve missed anyone off the list). Special mention to medallists: Chloe and Lucy with bronze, Manali and Emily with silver, Ella who won a silver and bronze, Louix with gold and Toby with double gold.

And we shouldn’t forget the coaches and ex coaches: Camilla in the road race and the Race On the Edge, Andy in the triathlon and Kevin in the Race On the Edge.

The previous weekend saw the inaugural Wenlock Relays, which will hopefully grow to become a regular feature of the Games. Many thanks to those who organised, marshalled and helped out in any capacity. Well done to the Rawlinson family for their second place. Once again the Stewarts, the Fawcetts and the Gappers were there getting the badge out.

Full details of all the Olympian Games events can be found at http://www.wenlock-olympian-society.org.uk/games/

T+F results

The third SYAL competition took place at Shrewsbury on 28 June. There were individual wins for Wilf, John, Beth, Louix, Sophia and Manali.  Unfortunately, once again, we failed to fill spaces, with none of the boys age groups fielding a full team. The U13G and U17M came 3rd on the night. The U17W came first and maintain their overall lead. By my reckoning the girls are still in the third and the club is in overall fourth. The last match is on Thursday 19 July, also at Shrewsbury – invitation cards will be going out soon.

The last YDL of the season was held at Solihull on 1 July in. Once again, we had only a small number of athletes (although those who’ve competed have all enjoyed the experience) – hopefully more will be encouraged to take part next season.

The summer term is always packed with schools athletics competitions. Following on from the the U13+ County Championships, many of our athletes have been involved in both the Shropshire and Telford team championships, the ESAA T+F Cup, and the individual Y7/8 championships, which took place on Saturday 23 June.

Special mention to Hester, Edith, Sophia and Toby who competed at the regional Mason’s Trophy in Birmingham. Sophia not only came 2nd in the 800m, but has been selected to compete for Shropshire in the English National Schools Championships at Birmingham on 13/14 July. Well done to her!

Hester and Toby also both competed in the regional Combined Events competition held over two days in Stockport. Toby finished 4th and has therefore qualified for the National Championships in September. Again, many congratulations.

Last but not least a belated mention for Wilf who gained a silver in the Y5 Cross Country Champs (apologies that it took so long).

Track and Field Round up

The long awaited Cosford results are finally in. There were individual wins for Ella, Ruari, John, Lucy, Beth, Toby, Sophia and Manali. Unfortunately only the U13G fielded a complete team and were rewarded with second place on the night. The U17W were first (by a mere two points) putting them in the lead overall (just!). The U17B were third. As a club we’re lying in 4th, with the girls in 3rd.

The next SYAL competition is at Shrewsbury on Thursday 28 June – invitation cards and e mails have gone out, so please let us know asap if you are available.

We had only two athletes at the second YDL meeting at Stourport on 27 May, but both Sophia and Toby produced PBs, showing how important competition is in improving performance.

A number of Wenlock athletes also competed at the Shropshire Schools Championships on 9 June. Harriet (hammer) and Lizzie (1500m) got bronzes. Hester (300mH), Edith (800m), Beth (1500m) all gained silvers and a chance to represent the county at the regional Mason’s Trophy in Birmingham. Sophia is also off to Birmingham, having won the 800m title, and is just outside the qualifying time for the English Schools in both 800m and 1500m. Toby won the Shropshire Schools Combined Events title, competing over two evenings in the IB Octathon.

County Championships

The Shropshire track and field Championships were held on Sat 12 May and Wed 16 May at Telford. They enjoyed good weather and a generally good turnout, especially in the lower age groups. Sadly we only had 13 athletes competing, although many of them were successful. Well done to Ray, Lucy, Aimee and Leonie for getting the badge out.

Congratulations to
Manali bronze
Rosie and Lois silver
Emily and Hester two bronzes
Edith two silvers and a bronze
Toby three silvers
Beth 1500m and 3000m gold

The U13G also took silver in the relay

Standout performance, however, was definitely Ruari who won 3 golds in 1500m, HJ and hurdles and a bronze

T+F update

The first SYAL meeting of the season is always a test of endurance – dark, cold and windswept. We also had to deal with the lack of Y8 athletes who were otherwise engaged at the William Brookes Parents’ Evening. But there was still plenty to cheer. Next match is at Cosford on Thursday 24 May. Unfortunately results have been delayed – I will update here when they are available. Remember that full results for all SYAL competitions can be found at http://www.theorchard.clara.net/

The first YDL took place at an equally cold and windswept Stourport. This was an all new, but a hopefully very positive experience: well run, with a good range of competitors and a first chance for our U17s to run, throw and jump alongside older athletes. Standout performance was probably Sophia’s huge PB in the 1500m. Many thanks to Bridgnorth for organising the team, and making us feel so welcome. The next competition is also at Stourport, on Sunday 27 May. It would be great to see more blue vests in action. YDL results can be found at http://www.ukydl.org.uk/page4.html

U17+ athletes have also been invited to compete in a combined Shropshire team in the Midlands Track League. There is no upper age limit on this and all ages compete together. Upcoming fixtures are
2 June Hereford
7 July Nuneaton
5 Aug Kettering
These are all a distance away but Shrewsbury provide coach transport. If you are interested contact Catriona.

The Shropshire Schools Combined Events championships take place on Mon 21 and Tues 22 May. This must be entered through schools but if you think you might be interested please contact your PE teacher. The entry form and more information can be found here http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnx0ZWxmb3JkYXRobGV0aWNjbHVifGd4OjNiNjY2ZWIyOWFhMzQxN2Q

Finally, good luck to all our competitors at the County Champs on Sat 12 and Wed 16 May!

Distance update

After her win at the Midlands Champs, Beth has continued her fantastic season, winning the West Midlands Mini Marathon trials, finishing fourth in the English Nationals at Parliament Hill, and second at the mudfest which was the Intercounties at Loughborough. She has certainly managed to put Wenlock on the map, but we have had good representation at all the big races this spring.

Other successes include Manali and Louix who both had top 10 finishes in the British Schools Biathlon Champs, Edith who took silver in the Midlands 5k Champs, Emily, Lucy and Leonie with their 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the Ercall Hill races, and Imogen competing in what was I think her first half marathon at Ironbridge. Apologies if I’ve missed anyone out – we’re always happy to hear about individual successes.

Remember, you can keep your distance running up throughout the summer – there are 5k parkruns every Saturday, the TAC organised Sexarathon series for over 15s, junior fell races organised by Mercia Fell Runners and plenty of other fun runs and junior races at local events.

We still have the weather-delayed U11 XC Champs to look forward to and watch this space for an exciting new event…..!

Sportshall County Champs

The Sportshall County championships were held at Bridgnorth on Sat 24 March. Having cancelled training for the morning we were hoping for a good turnout of athletes and this was certainly true amongst the younger age groups. We also saw a number of Wenlock medals, so congratulations to:

Zoe and Daniel (bronze), Lois and Katie (2 bronzes), Douglas and Liam (silver), Shona bronze and gold in 2 lap), Leonie (bronze and gold in 3 lap), and Ruari (bronze, silver and gold in 3 lap).

Many thanks to everyone behind the scenes, particularly Claire Mansfield who handles all the entries.

Sportshall results

The final match of the season, at Oswestry on 11 February, certainly proved one thing: it ain’t over until the last relay race is run! It also showed that the important thing is to get your athletes out. We ended with three trophies for U11G, U13B and U15G – two of them largely unexpected – and these were three teams who had competed in every event in every match.

The U13B, some of whom took the trophy as U11s last year, have looked like champions from the outset, performing well in all the matches, and winning again at Oswestry.

The U11G have battled their way up, improving steadily, and they too came first at Oswestry. The trophy is a just reward, especially as they so nearly missed out on cross country medals before Christmas.

The U15G had seen their lead slip away, but a final victory in the relay – which for many of them was their last ever race in their last ever sportshall competition – gave them a win on the day and the shield.

The U15B also had a great day, coming first, but they had too much to do. In the end there was a three way split for first, with the title being decided on overall points won: they were just 8 points short. In sportshall terms, that’s one second place – definitely a case ‘if only’.

Again, we were desperately close in the boys overall trophy, losing out by just 7.5 points, which is nothing over the course of a whole season. The girls were third overall and we again just failed to get the club trophy.

We had a fantastic team of athletes and supporters at Oswestry and it’s huge thanks to them, and to everyone who turned out during the course of the  season. As ever, with sportshall, there’s a bittersweetness: we were so close achieving even greater success and we failed to get full teams out for all four matches. Those missed points always come back to haunt us.