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Track Academy took a record number of 15 athletes to compete in this year’s Indoor National Championships in the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham. For the majority of the athletes it was their first experience of competing at a National Championship. Susanna Fadeyi (U15 girls) described her experience at the National Indoor Championships as “a very professional and jubilant one. It was the best weekend I have had away in England.”
Following on from a very successful winter for Highgate Harriers and the senior teams; the club saw an insight to the future of the club as they came away from competing in their fifth and final of five young athletes, North West London cross country Leagues league matches on Saturday with several awards.
London regional disability Athletics championships 2013 entry forms are now available. Please take a few minutes to read through the details so you are fully aware of the rules etc.
London athletes and clubs provided some of the highlights at a bitterly cold and inhospitable National cross Country Championships at Sunderland on Saturday. Keith Gerrard (Newham & Essex Beagles) successfully defended his Senior Men’s title over 12000m of freezing mud and Katy Ann McDonald (Herne Hill Harriers) won the U13 Girls race. Michael Callegari of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers took silver in a keenly fought Junior Men’s race. London teams took three Team medals of which the Bronze for Serpentine’s Senior Women marked a breakthrough for the UK’s largest club.
Sunday 10th March will see a 3 mile race at Allianz Park (previously Barnet Copthall Athletics Stadium) for u13, u15 and u17 boys and girls.
FRANK TICKNER was tipped by his brother Ben, who won the Southern Senior last year, to win this year which he duly did in style. When Tickner is 'On Song' without injuries, he is virtually unbeatable in recent times over the Hampstead Heath course and he proved that at Parliament Hill in the mud on the 16th of February.
The Bruce Longden Coaching Foundation is delighted to announce, that in conjunction with the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, all the hurdles races (sprint, 300m and 400m) at the Open Meeting on Saturday 13 April 2013, will be dedicated to Bruce Longden and supported by the Foundation.
On Saturday February 16th Connie Henry’s Track Academy and Thames Valley Harries hosted over 120 competitors for the first official indoor sprints and hurdles competition at Willesden Sports Centre. The event attracted athletes of the calibre of GB sprinter Laura Turner. Following the event Laura tweeted ‘@TrackAcademy thanks for having me. I had a great time.’