For the club’s first match of this season’s Youth Development League (Upper), it was a long trip to Edinburgh. It was cold, very cold day with a fine drizzle that was further heartbreaking after such a very long journey. It was very heartening, therefore, to witness some excellent results from our athletes.
Outstanding was Harry Lord in the U17 hammer event, throwing 55m 89cms a brilliant PB. Aimee Pratt’s (U17) 1500metres chase of 5m 08.09secs was one of the fastest ever recorded, and ranks her 2nd on the U20 lists. Alyssia Carr 400m run in 58.75secs was superb. Sean Okome (U20) overcame a slight headwind to soar over 2 metres in the HJ, followed by brilliant sprinting from our U20 boys Roy Ejiakuekwu, Danny Heald and Nathan Harris.
Throughout the day performances were of a high order, and many personal bests were recorded, with the team not too far off 3rd place. One of the many problems encountered by the combining of the U17 and U20 age groups precludes any club fielding a full team , as only having 1 coach albeit full, could not accommodate the possible 119 events in the match. Team Glasgow had the luxury of having two coaches going to Edinburgh. The Scottish clubs will similarly suffer in the following matches, when they travel to us and South Yorkshire.
Full detailed results can be found on the Power of 10 web site.
Posted 06/05/2014 09:05