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Early Season Update & 4 Club Records

Mike Neighbour

5-7 May 2018 – Bedford

BUCS Championships were held at Bedford from Saturday 5th May to Monday 7th May 2018. AFD athletes were competing in various university colours. Three athletes picked up medals. Luke Dorrell took bronze in the 100m clocking 10.80secs. Ellis Cross also picked up a bronze in the 5000m in a seasons best of 14:03.61. Whilst Philippa Bowden ran 16:18.77 taking silver.

7 May 2018 – Hampshire County Combined Events Championships – Portsmouth AFD’s Ella Manning took silver in the U15 girls pentathlon at the Hampshire County Combined Events Championships with a score of 2855 close behind winner Grace Colmer from Southampton AC.

Club Records!

14 April 2018 – Southern Athletics League – Basingstoke

At the first Southern Athletics League in Basingstoke, Dan Howells who normally races over middle distance broke the U17 400m club record clocking 50.31secs.

3 June 2018 – Alder Valley League – Bracknell

In the U15 age group, Ava Ritchie broke the club record for the hammer throwing 28.83 metres at the Alder Valley League at Bracknell.

6 June 2018 – Lee Valley Open Meeting

Luke Dorrell improved his 200m club record at an open meeting at Lee Valley running 22.21secs which is also a standard time for the British Championships later this month.

Luke is also slowly closing in on Nigel Richens long standing 100m Club record of 10.5secs. On 20 June 2018 again racing at Lee Valley Luke ran 10.42secs albeit +3.3 wind assisted.

9 June 2018 – Hampshire County Schools – Basingstoke

At the Hampshire Schools in Basingstoke Ella Manning dominated theU15 75 metre hurdles running a club record of 11.46secs in her final to take gold.