Congratulations to Katrina Wootton, who on 25th August 2017 ran at the Harvey Hadden Stadium, Nottingham in the Richard Belton 5000m and recorded a time of 15m 27.6s. She was 4th in the race and 1st female, and improved on her own club record by 3 seconds.
Then on 3rd September she raced in the Ladywell 10,000m at Catford Stadium, London, recording a time of 31m 45.63s, and this time improving her own club record by over 40 seconds!
Wednesday 15th November 1917 saw a celebration evening in honour of Charlie Kelly winning the Award for Services to Athletics for the West Midlands Region. Well done Charlie!
Full details of the evening are available on the England Athletics website.
At the Midland Counties U13 / U15 / U17 Championships at Nuneaton, Jake Minshull took top honours with gold in the U13 Boys Quadlathon, finishing 1st in both 100m and 600m track events and achieving 2nd in the Long Jump and 3rd in the Shot.
Georgina McCunn took silver in the U15 Girls 75mH, and Tom D'Souza bronze in the U15 Boys Javelin, while Oluwatobi Oke just missed out on third position by two hundredths of a second in the U15 Boys 100m, having won his heat earlier.
Meanwhile, at the Alexander Stadium, the day Mo Farah bowed out of track events, both our U15 and U13 Boys 4x100m Relay teams won their own gold medals. Congratulations to everyone!
Congratulations to Kare Adenegan who is again among the medals, at the London 2017 World Para Athletic Championships.
Competing in the T34 wheelchair races she won silver over 100m, and bronzes over 800m and 400m.
At the Coventry & Warwickshire Heroes awards evening Charlie was recognised as a Local Hero for his decades of coaching at our club. See him talking about his life and philosophy in this work on the Coventry Telegraph website. Well done Charlie!
Katrina Wootton finished 3rd in the British Athletics 10,000m trials, held within Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs at Parliament Hill, London. Her time was 32:27.47, a pb and club record. Well done, Katrina!
Our 11 - 17 year old athletes now have an exciting new website at http://www.get-running.co.uk/ where they can get details of all their activities and fixtures.
Basil Heatley, who is the English Cross Country Association Championship President for 2017, is pictured here planting a tree in Wollaton Park, venue of this year's championships. Among his many achievements Basil was Silver Medallist in the Marathon at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.