A hot afternoon at Erith

Senior team at Erith on Saturday

On a very hot sunny afternoon at Erith our senior team did very well to come second in the match at Erith – behind Cambridge who are second in the league but ahead of Herne Hill who are third. Lots of athletes doing more than their fair share to gain those points – perhaps especially Wayne Gadd who spent most of the afternoon jumping and throwing. The men were a bit short of athletes but the ladies had a good number of athletes at the match. It was sad to see Emmie van Lieshout’s foot injury re-occuring which means the season has ended for her.

Having said all this there are still a number of our athletes – and male athletes rather than female – who don’t compete as much as they should and who ignore e-mails from team managers asking them if they are available to compete.

The last match of the season is a few weeks away on Saturday August 18.

Meanwhile at Birmingham in the English Schools Championships Cameron Wells was a little below his best in the junior boys pole vault with a clearance of 2.85 metres.

Matches over next couple of weeks

This coming Thursday evening July 19 our under 13s (school years 6 and 7) have a match at Horsham starting at 6.30 and a couple of days later on Saturday July 21 our under 13s and under 15s (school years 6 to 9) have a match at Woodford – another coach trip I expect.

The match on Thursday means that there is no training that evening for any under 13 athletes – you are expected to compete in the match at Horsham.

What’s happening over the coming week ?

Monday July 16 – circuit training at Imberhorne Upper School from 6.30 to 7.30.

Tuesday July 17 – training for all at Sackville School from 7 to 8.15.

Thursday July 19 – match at Horsham for under 13s (school years 6 and 7). Meet at Horsham track by 6 at the latest.

Thursday July 19 – training at Imberhorne from 7 to 8. Extra training available from 8 to 8.45. NO TRAINING FOR SCHOOL YEARS 6 AND 7.

Saturday July 21 – match for under 13 s and under 15s (school years 6 to 9) at Woodford.

Saturday July 21 – Academy training at Imberhorne from 12 to 1.


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