The Beagles team made their debut at the EYAL in Barnet (well done to those who made it there – spoiler alert, the team were awesome!), whilst closer to home there were sports days successes and parkrun PBs.
School Sports Day’s
It was lovely to hear some of the results from the final few school sports days. Congratulations to Betsy Gilder-Briggs who came first in the 80m sprint race and second in the 400m at her school sports day. And to the Campion boys Ben Corcoran and Charlie O’Leary for the great effort shown at their event. Rumour has it that Charlie was even smiling throughout his 1500m!
Nine of our Beagles travelled to Barnet on Sunday to ensure that Brentwood Beagles made their debut in the EYAL despite the brutal heat. The EYAL (Eastern Young Athletics League) events are athletics matches against other local clubs which allow club members from U13 to U17 to compete in up to three events. They are a brilliant way of having a go at your chosen event in a competitive environment.
Despite only taking part as guests, and the relentless heat, the Beagles managed to dominate across a number of events and we are really proud of everyone who took part and gave it their all.
In the U13G team – Nicole Hawkins led the way by storming to a win in the 800m. Dominant throughout she won by 8 seconds finishing in 2:35.65. Nicole also took victory in the discus event with a throw of 14.96 with sister Katie also doing well and throwing 11.97. Isabel Forrest ran a strong 1500m to finish 4th in 5:33.73 and scored a new long jump PB of 2.91. Stephanie Smith tried her hand and high jump, easily clearing 1.05 and also showed her amazing sprinting ability in the 200M finishing second in her heat. We are awaiting confirmation of that time but think it’s sub 28 seconds. All four girls also did us proud by coming together at the end of the day in a 4 x 100M relay.
In the U15G team – Evie Warn showed real courage in her 800m – running from the lead and showing great dominance over 600M before sadly being beaten to the line in the sprint finish. A good time of 2:38.91 though. Evie also tackled the long jump with her best effort a 3.24. Olivia Forrest gained a new high jump PB of 1.26 before taking on and destroying the competition in her 1500m, finishing in 5:09.79 – 10 seconds ahead of the next girl.
In the U17W team – Jasleen Lotta showed tenacity in her 800m finishing in 3.07.7 – we’re very proud of her.
In the U13B team – Ollie Johnson made his Beagles debut in the 800m battling hard throughout the race to finish in 2.52.7. Mattie Delea looked effortless throughout the 1500m event leading throughout but sadly beaten to second place at the line in a sprint finish. Great time of 4:55.65 though. Putting his sprint demons behind him he also took on the 200M and was very competitive in 29.19 finishing third in his race.
In the U17M team – Callum Goodey was magnificent in his 100m race – showing amazing form and winning his race in 12.18.
Thanks to everyone who made the journey especially Max Sanderson (and family) who came to support the team despite being injured, to Tony and Jasleen Lotta who stayed all day to support the team despite Jasleen racing early in the fixture and to Angela Hawkins for taking responsibility for ensuring everyone was where they needed to be at some point! Special thanks to all the parents who attended and cheered the team on, it was a great effort by all and a proud showing for the first Beagles EYAL.
The next EYAL fixture is in Barnet again on August 14th. If you would like to come and take part then please do let us know. A Spond invite will go out soon with full details. You need to be over 11 on August 31st to be able to compete as well as a club and EA member. Any questions just ask!
Parkun and junior parkrun round up
Congratulations to all our junior Beagles who took on the Harrow Lodge junior parkrun on Sunday. Great running from Madison Kindler, Olivia Willard, Hudson Jeffery, Henley Jeffrey and Sheldon Waithe. A very special mention to Oliver Kindler who took 31 seconds off his PB! Amazing running.
Remember as usual, if your athletes were featured in an event in the last week or so, let us know… better still send a picture and details of their performance and we’ll include them in our next post. Reach us here.