There were many medals, three championship records and five English Schools qualifying standards. Weather was good all weekend with Sunday particularly pleasant.
Frankie Baxter won the 1500m in a new Championship Best Performance with a front run 4.55.97. Lesedi Nkoane won silver in 5.07.37 and there were good runs from Marea Logan (5th in a PB of 5.19.66), Olivia Clarke (6th in a PB of 5.20.32), Savarnah Pandya (10th in a PB of 5.48.77), Alice Peckham (11th in a PB of 5.47.87) and Emma Readman (17th in a PB of 6.16.78). Sophie Habgood and Izzy Martin both made the 100m final with Sophie 5th in 14.60 and Izzy 6th in 14.91, both PBs. Several girls did long jump – Lesedi Nkoane (3.63m), Olivia Clarke (3.60m), Sophie Habgood (3.52m), Alice Peckham (3.27m), and Emma Readman (2.99m).
There was a Chiltern 1-2-3 in the 1500m with Abbie Henderson winning gold in 4.58.66, Holly Henderson silver in 4.59.90, and Alice Brown bronze in 5.00.12. Maddie Hughes was 5th in 5.08.47, Ellie Shield 11th (PB of 5.28.02) and Rosa Williams 12th in 5.30.07. There was a superb 1-2 for Chiltern in the 100m with Chisom Nwafor winning gold, Serena Gueye silver, both logging 12.53, English Schools qualifying standards. Jemma Thomas ran a PB to be sixth in 13.23. Chisom continued her good day with a win in long jump in a PB of 5.01m and silver in 75m hurdles in a PB of 12.62. Gabi Riley won bronze in long jump with a PB of 4.33m and was fourth in 75m hurdles in a PB of 13.14.
Emily Gillespie won bronze in 300m with a PB of 44.40. Dani Grice was sixth in the 100m final in a new best of 13.36. Orla Williams had a titanic battle with Kirsten Stilwell of Wycombe, emerging with silver in an English Schools qualifier of 4.37.29. Alicia Bushell ran a PB of 4.59.65 to be sixth and Jinaan Lockwood a season’s best of 5.30.17.
Alden Collier ran from the front for an easy win in 1500m in a PB of 4.45.18. Chiltern filled the podium with Isaac Jessop-Tranter second in a PB of 4.53.48 and Max Baxter third in a PB of 4.55.10. Rowan Gawne was sixth in 5.09.05, Alfie Clifford 7th in a PB of 5.09.27 and Alex Hughes 8th in 5.13.78. Ethan McCall was 10th in 5.23.30. Isaac Jessop-Tranter had earlier won 100m gold in a PB of 13.50.
Thomas Redmond worked hard for silver in 1500m in a PB of 4.40.32. Cormac Nisbet was 5th in 4.48.02 and Laurie Gawne 6th in 4.51.09. Saajan Jassy was 5th in a PB of 12.23 in the 100m final, and Adam Winstanley won bronze in 300m in a PB of 39.24 with Noah Hobson fifth in 45.20. Noah was also third in 80m hurdles in a PB of 14.40.
Alex Johnson ran a very committed front-running 1500m but had to settle for silver in a PB of 4.07.46, with Alex Aldred in bronze, also a PB, of 4.10.81. Angus Williams was 4th in 4.15.19. Also scoring PBs were Louis Peterson, 7th in 4.20.89 and Charlie Stone, 11th in 4.34.05. In the 100m final James Spicer was 5th in 11.57, Finn Hobson 6th in 11.67.
Cameron Reid ran a great 400m to win in a PB of 50.88.
Frankie Baxter continued to grab headlines with another Championship Best in 800m of 2.22.04. Olivia Clarke ran well to be fourth in a new best of 2.39.26, Savarnah Pandya was 11th in a PB of 2.48.85, and Elizabeth Nickless was 15th in 3.02.16. Several girls ran 200m: Jo Snelling (31.79), Izzy Martin (31.96), Sofia Lomas (32.56), Holly Davies (33.31), and Elizabeth Nickless (33.85), none making the final. Frankie Baxter added a season’s best of 6.23m in shot.
Chisom Nwafor continued her excellent weekend with a Championship Best in shot with an English Schools qualifier of 11.06m.,and a win in high jump with 1.43m. Another highlight of the weekend was 800m with Abbie Henderson winning in a big PB, and English Schools qualifier, of 2.18.44. In silver, Holly Henderson was just outside the mark with 2.19.26 and Alice Brown was fourth in 2.27.31. Tia Lomas ran well for fifth in a PB of 2.35.19, Ellie Shield ran a PB of 2.37.75 for 7th and Annabelle Hilton was tenth in 2.51.54. In 200m Jemma Thomson ran a PB of 27.46 to claim bronze. Caitlin Gregory won silver in discus with a season’s best of 18.77m
Emily Gillespie claimed her second bronze of the weekend with a PB of 27.75 in 200m. Just behind were Dani Grice, fourth in 27.89 and Tara Offside fifth in 28.29. Alicia Bushell ran a big PB to win bronze in 800m with 2.24.15. Jinaan Lockwood was 8th in a season’s best 2.33.35.
Alden Collier lit up the track with a stunning time of 2.11.60 to win 800m, going 30th on the all-time list and comfortably to the top of the national rankings. Max Baxter was fourth in a PB of 2.29.15, Rowan Gawne was 7th in 2.35.93, Rory Hilton 9th in 2.46.21, and George Fotherby 10th in 2.46.23. Charlie Ventress had a good day winning silver in 200m in a PB of 29.41 and 75m hurdles in 15.45. Rory Hilton was fourth in 200m in 30.83.
Matt Aldred and Thomas Askey made the 800m final, where Matt ran well to get bronze in a PB of 2.14.49 and Thomas was fifth in 2.16.3. In the U15 Boys 200m final John Nickless was 7th in 28.52 and Noah Hobson 8th in 29.52. Noah was 8th in shot with 5.90m. Jerry Anderson won high jump gold with 1.30m.
Finn Hobson won long jump with a season’s best 5.63m. Finn added silver in high jump with 1.70m with Rhys Arnold third with 1.65m. Alex Johnson added 800m silver to his 1500m from Saturday, in a time of 2.00.61, Tom Hunter was sixth in a PB of 2.07.76.
Cameron Reid completed a golden double winning 800m in 1.59.56.