Three Chiltern Harriers commenced their 2019 indoor seasons at the BMC Grand Prix at Sheffield on Sunday. In his first race for a year, after a 2018 blighted by illness, U23 Will Perkin ran in the 800m C race and ran a strong last lap to be second in a solid 1.56.6. Fellow U23 Sam Howell was in the D race and was seventh in 2.00.30. Senior James McCarthy won the 1500m B race in 3.53.13.
All will be running again this winter to build on these times.
London Games – U13, U15, U17.
A diverse pool of Chiltern athletes took part in the London Indoor Games at Lee Valley over the weekend.
Jo Snelling began her 2019 with 9.96 and 9.87 in her two attempts at 60m, and ran 34.29 in 200m.
Jemma Thomson powered to 8.65 and a PB of 8.49 in her 60m efforts and also bagged an indoor 200m PB of 28.37. Gabi Riley ran 9.18 and a PB of 9.16 in her 60m. Gabi was similarly consistent in her 60m hurdles with 10.72 and a PB of 10.71 and ran a 300m PB of 49.61.
Noah Hobson ran 8.75 and 8.95 in 60m, 29.87 in 200m and logged a 3.94m long jump, so three PBs. Adam Winstanley ran an encouraging indoor 300m PB of 41.60
Lily Holt had a great start to 2019 with a 1.65m high jump, winning the event by some distance. Lily also ran 9.52 and a PB of 9.43 for 60m hurdles. Daniela Grice tackled 60m flat and ran 8.70 (PB) and 8.74. Dani also ran an indoor PB of 28.85 for 200m.
James Spicer ran 7.55 and Finn Hobson 7.57 in their first 60m and then both ran 7.62 in their second. Finn went on to run 24.66 in 200m and achieve an impressive 5.62m in long jump. Rhys Arnold equalled his high jump PB with 1.70m.