Well done to all competitiors in this years Club Championships. Thanks also to all our officials and helpers, thanks also to Dave Symmonds for the results and a huge thank you to our President Sue Dewar for the womderful lunch time spread.
The athletes produced a total of 64 PBs and there were two Club Records, well done to Ben Primrose (U13B Shot) and Paul Hillyard (M60 Long Jump),
Some good performances from our athletes at the Bournemouth Open. Callum Taylor broke his own Club Record for Javelin by 99cm, he also smashed his Discus PB by just over 4m! Very well done Callum.
Joe Wiggins ran his first 800m of the season, winning comfortably and just 1 second outside his PB. Betti Smith and John Bream had their first competition as under 13s, Betti had an oustanding race in the 100m, winning by a very comfortable margin. Both went on to compete in the Long Jump.
We also had three athletes in the Quad Kids competition, all performed well and thoroughly enjoyed themselves so well done to Carla Bream, Jennifer Hankin and Rhys Banville.
The Havant Borough Sports Achievement Awards took place at Havant Leisure Centre on Thursday 8th February. Mary Goater won the Services to Sport award and Graham Foden won the Official of the year award. Congratulations to Mary and Graham, both very deserved winners.
Two more Club Records were broken at the South of England Indoor Championships at Lee Valley. Elise Lovell extended her own Club Record in the Senior Womens Long Jump, winning the event and extending her own Club Record to 6.08m.
In the Senior Mens shot, Josh Kelly finished in fourth place by smashing Rene Rogers 2003 Club Record by over 1 metre with a put of 13.15m.
Well done to Elise and Josh.
Elise Lovell made her Havant debut in style when she competed at the National Combined Events Championships in Sheffield. She finished 5th overall and came away with two personal best performances (High Jump and 800m) and five Club Records! She created two new Club records for Indoor Shot and Pentathlon and broke three of Sarah Galloway’s indoor Club Records. Elise set new Club Records for 60m hurdles (previously set by Sarah in 2002) and High Jump and Long Jump (both set by Sarah in 1999).
Very well done Elise, a fantastic debut for the club.
Congratulations to Betti Smith who broke two Club Records at the Havant Open Meeting. Betti broke Lucy Godfrey’s 2001 Under 11 Club Record for 75m with a time of 10.8s. She then went on to break Brooke Turner’s 2014 Under 11 Club Record for 150m with a time of 22.2.