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Archer & Serafini smash club records 

The past 10 days saw several Heathsiders smashing club records and running big PBs on the track and the road. Perhaps the outstanding results were Thomas Archer’s 8:38 in the 3000, a new club U17 record, and Rosa Serafini’s 4:29 1500, also a club record, both at the Watford Graded Open. Others included Seyfu Jamaal’s 31:04 PB in the Asics London 10k, Sion Lewis’s 16:11 5000m PB in Milton Keynes, Izaiah Turner’s 34.87 javelin PB in Allianz Park and Tynan Parkers U13 800 m 2:24 PB in Kingston.

Asics London 10k, Sunday July 21 (accidentally omitted from Jim's reported up to 22/7)
The mercurial Seyfu Jamaal put in another outstanding performance, clocking a PB of 31:04 in this event. What a fantastic result from the lad!

Sri Chimnoy5k, Battersea Park, Sunday July 28
Danny O’Reilly ran a 33 second PB in this race, clocking an excellent 16:24 – ‘all that track work paying off’, he said.

Derek Crookes U13 Inter-Counties, Kingston, Saturday July 27
Heathside had four juniors representing Middlesex in the annual U13s Inter-Counties match held in Kingston. The only PB was for Tynan Parker in the 800m (2:24.6) but there were several other strong performances.

Thomas Wassermann 14.0 A 10th
Montana Dennis 15.00 B 8th
Tynan Parker 2:24.60 B 3rd PB
Benjy Bediako 2:30.44 ns
High Jump
Thomas Wassermann 1.30m 9th
Long Jump
Benjy Bediako 4.41 A 8th
Shot Put
Thomas Wasserman 6.85m A 10th
Tynan Parker 7.31m B 9th
Tynan Parker 16.78m A 8th

LICC Inter-Club Challenge, Allianz Par, Saturday July 27
The third LICC meeting saw PBs for Amera Odeogberring in the U13 200 (30.40) and Izaiah Turner in the javelin (34.87m). Jim Connell continued his fine track season with his 3rd Sub-19 minte 5000m in as many races.

SX7 Amara Odeogberin (U13) 30.40 PB
James Connell (V45) 18:50
2000m s/c
Tony Killilea (V55) 7:51.88
Shot Put
Izaiah Turner 10.64m
Joel Hawes 30.16m
Izaiah Turner 28.45m
Izaiah Turner 31.50m
Joel Hawes 30.15m
Izaiah Turner 34.87m PB

Milton Keynes 5000m, Saturday July 27
Sion Lewis ran an impressive PB of 16:11 in what he described as a ‘great event with deep fields and good pacemakers.

Watford Graded Open, Wednesday July 24
There were several outstanding Heathside performances here. Rosa Serafini, coming back from a long injury in fine style, set a new club 1500m record of 4:29.79 and Thomas Archer broke his own club U17 record by 1.5 seconds, running a highly impressive 8:38.33 in the 3000m (and only 12 seconds off the senior men’s club record). Bear in mind that Thomas is only in his first of two years as an U17 and is already the seventh fastest nationally in this age group. Another impressive result was Spike Blaks’s 10:05.01 in the 3000 – just 1.5 seconds off Bedo Draskoczy’s  club record.

Avery Dietrich (U15) 27.09
Rosa Serafini 4:29.79 PB New club record
Oliver O'Connor, (U17) 4:33.4
Lily Woolcock 4:48.74
Jennifer Wing 5:00.69
Thomas Archer (U17) 8:38.33 PB new club record
Alex Sweet (V35) 9:43.03
Spike Blake (U15) 10:05.01
Mimi Blake (U17) 10:51.94
Pete Crockford (V60) 11:01.88

Club U11 Championship Races, Finsbury Park, Tuesday 23rd
Zac organised a series of competitions for the U11s at Finsbury Park including Long Jump, Vortex and 800m with medals awarded for the first three places.

Long Jump
1st Suraya Frost 3.95m
2nd Maya Westgate 3.00m
3rd Kiara Corkin 2.95m
1st Harry Conley 3.38m
2nd Max Wassermann 3.00m
3rd Shakai Palmer 2.93m
1st Kiara Corkin 2:51.10
2nd Elkie Baker 3:00.3
3rd Caitlin Roberts 3:04.2
4th Maya Westgate 3:17.3
5th Lila Blustin 3:25.3
Daisy Nazeraj dnf
1st Ben Redland 2:39.00
2nd Eden Brown 2:50.40
3rd Sam Turner 2:52.80
4th Jason Edwin 3:03.3
5th Axel Bournas 3:04.6
6th Abraham Lock 3:14.3
7th Max Wassermann 3:17.6
8th Thomas Gestry 3:21.6
9th Connor Robert's 3:23.2
1st Elkie Baker 22.18m
2nd Kiara Corkin 18.88m
3rd Eorwyn Brown 12.75m
1st Eden Brown 27.33m
2nd Arun Chopar 27.22m
3rd Axel Bournas 24.41m

A total of 53 Heathsiders took part in 26 Parkruns on July 27. There were first places for Seyfu Jamaal in Bushy (15:27), Tom Aldred in Medina IOW (16:29), Jonathan Shipley in Clover Point (18:37), Chiara Borg in Grovelands (20:05) and, particularly impressive, Caroline white at Ally Pally (25:28) – perhaps the first-ever win for a V60.

Results   :

Report by Gavin Evans with particular thanks to Simon Baker, and also to Sion Lewis, Scarlett Parker, Jonathan Litchfield, Pete Crockford and Danny O’Reilly. Published by Jim Connell on 12/8/19

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