Competition round-up 24-31st May ’21

01 Jun 2021

Croydon Harriers and British record holder Lawrence Okoye enjoyed a solid win representing Great Britain at the European Team Championships in Poland.

The British number one threw 64.22m in Chorzow to take the full points for GB. The performance followed his 2nd place finish at the Manchester Invitational on Friday. Reuben Vaughan finished fifth in the same competition. 

Also in Manchester, Dom Nolan clocked 14 minutes 10.81 seconds for the 5000m at the BMC Gran Prix to finish 7th on the night. It’s the third fastest time by a Croydon Harrier over the distance. 

At Lee Valley, Romell Glave enjoyed a 10.21s clocking to win his 100m heat. He is fourth on the UK ranking list for 2021. There were PB’s for Tochi Davids (U15 Girls, 12.80s) and Ebuka Davids (U20 Men, 11.72s), while Jesse Agyemang (Men, 11.37s) was eighth in his Heat. Also in action were Jesaiah Richards (U17 men, 11.96s), Rachael Largie-Poleon (U20 women, 12.39s), Chiamaka Davids (U23W, 14.02s). 

Three Croydon athletes made the trip to Chelmsford for a 200m open race. Suhuyini Osman ran a new lifetime best of 22.08s to take the win ahead of training colleague Nick Hamilton (23.02s). Louis Smithen finished 6th in the same race. 

Thrower Cerys Aboagye had a busy weekend, finishing fifth in the discus at Bracknell on Saturday and would win her age group in the shot putt at Wimbledon on Sunday with a 10.70m effort. 

At the London Schools combined events championships, Sasha Howard would finish 8th on 2357pts. It included a lifetime best in the javelin of 31.45m. Amber Bloomfield was in action in the Under 17 women’s Surrey combined events championships and notched three PB’s in the high jump (1.40m), long jump (3.92m) and shot putt (8.51m). 

In road running action at Battersea, James Hancock enjoyed a huge personal best over 5k of 14 minutes and 51 seconds. Alex Penfold also enjoyed his best effort over the distance (15:26) and Glenn Barden (17.33) clocked his 2nd best time. 2nd claim member Penny Oliver completed the course in 19:05. 

At the Boston Marathon in Lincoln, Jacob Armstrong-Plieth completed the course in a new best of 3:15:29. The time qualifies him for a spot in the Boston Marathon in the USA in the M45 age group. 

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