The weather was warm and cloudy with a significant breeze on the Friday.
Holly Henderson and Abbie Henderson were off early in the day in Junior Girls 800m heats. In Heat 1 Holly ran positively and was fourth, achieving a great new PB of 2.17.76, putting herself in the mix for a fastest loser spot in the semi-finals later in the day. Abbie in Heat 4 tried hard but was a little off her best, finishing eighth in 2.21.05. After all heats were finished Holly was confirmed as a fastest loser for the semi-finals.
Chisom Nwafor and Serena Gueye were in Junior Girls 100m heats. Chisom ran well for seventh in Heat 2 in 12.64 but didn’t progress. Serena was second in Heat 4 in a great new PB of 12.30 so qualified for the semies. Alas, amid conflicting information Serena didn’t attend.
Alex Aldred ran in Intermediate Boys 800m heats. In a very fast race, Alex pushed the pace and was third in a good time of 1.56.62, making Saturday’s final as a fastest loser.
Straight afterwards Alex Johnson and Angus Williams ran in Heat 1 of the Intermediate Boys 1500m. Angus finished strongly to be fifth in 4.09.04 but Alex was disappointed to be ninth in 4.12.53. The second heat was faster so Angus didn’t qualify for the final as a fastest loser. Orla Williams was 11th in the Intermediate Girls 1500m heat, finishing with 4.50.70, well adrift of the good times she has been achieving this season.
Robyn Watkins ran well for second in her Senior Girls 400m heat in 58.54 to make the final.
Holly had put everything into her heat and was eighth in her 800m semi-final in 2.28.81. Cameron Reid finished in sixth in his Senior Boys 800m heat in 1.57.87, not making Saturday’s final.
Chisom and Serena teamed up with Emilia Rock and Hannah Whitby of Aylesbury to win their Junior Girls 4 x 100m heat in 48.97.
Alex Aldred was in an early final of Inter Boys 800m and had a cracking run to be fourth in a PB of 1.54.98. Robyn Watkins started positively but had to be content with fourth in her Senior Girls 400m final in 58.05.
Lily Holt was fifteenth in a straight final of Inter Girls High Jump with 1.56m.
The Junior Girls relay team got the baton round in a very good time of 48.72 but a couple of imperfect changeovers left the team in fourth.