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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.

3rd sportshall competition

The third sportshall match of the series was held at Wenlock on 14 January. The U13B had another good day, cementing their first place with another win. The U11G had a great day, winning four out of the six races and beating Bridgnorth by 18 points on the day – they are now lying third overall. The U15G took second on the day but have lost their overall lead. The U15B despite being down on numbers, played it tactically and came second on the day, giving them third overall. By my calculations we’re still lying in second behind Bridgnorth in the league.

The final match, with presentations afterwards, will be at Oswestry on Sunday 11 February. There are no individual awards or medals in sportshall, but shields are awarded to winning teams and clubs.

County XC Champs

We had a good turnout of Olympians at the County Champs at Attingham Park on 6 January. Congratulations to Beth – U13G silver  – and Imogen – U20W bronze. They, along with Edith and Georgie, will represent the county at the national Intercounties event near Loughborough in March. The U13G team were unlucky to miss out on a medal by one point.

We will also be getting the badge out at the Midlands XC Championships at Nottingham on 27 January, and a number of our athletes will be competing for their schools at the Shropshire Schools XC Champs at Oswestry on 3 February. Good luck to all of them.

Final Cross Country results

Oswestry in December can be pretty bleak, but not on Sunday. The Wenlock flags fluttered gently and the club runners gave their all to produce one of the best cross country results in years.wenlock success

We had three individual medallists: Beth winning every race to take the U13G title, Edith with U15G silver and Ruari getting bronze in the U13B.

We had four medal winning teams: the U15B (Louix, Sam, Charlie and Henry) surprised themselves with bronze, the U15G (Edith, Manali, Eva and Hester) and U17W (Lizzie, Amelia and Maisie) both got silver and the U13G (Beth, Lucy, Rebecca, Leonie and Aimee) took the title. The U11G missed out on third by a mere two points.

We also took the overall girls trophy, securing it by just 7 points ahead of Bridgnorth, and emphasising not only how important it is to get runners out, but how much of a team sport cross country is. Every single girl who ran in any of the four races helped us to get that trophy (Emily, Evie, Thea, Ella, Ophelia, Eleanor, Rosie, Flossy, Lois, Jasmine, Zoe, Sara, Sophie, Beth, Lucy, Rebecca, Leonie, Aimee, Edith, Manali, Eva, Hester, Lizzie, Amelia and Maisie). It’s the first time I can remember our girls taking the title and shows what strength and commitment we have in our distance running.

The club finished third overall.

Many thanks to all parents, guardians and family members who transported and supported, and a special mention to Dean and Matt who have motivated and inspired all the runners.

Remember that the county champs for U13+ takes place on 6 Jan. Please contact Dean if you want to enter – we have a chance of more team medals there.

 

Second sportshall competition

The second match of the series was held on 19 November at Wenlock. It was perhaps a less successful day than the first match – none of our teams came first, although the U13B, U15G and U15B all got second, and we had a strong all round performance.

This keeps the U13B and U15G (just!) in first place, and keeps the club in second overall. The girls have, however, slipped to third, a mere 1/2 point behind Shrewsbury.

As always this league is very tight. The next match is also at Wenlock on Sunday 14 January.