Chelmsford Athletic Club
Supported by The Jack Petchey Foundation
Training nights are Tuesday and Thursday 7pm - 9pm at Chelmsford Sport and Athletic Center.
U11's (for 9 & 10 year olds) session 5.30pm every Tuesday (except during School Holidays).
10k Road Race - Sunday 20th November 2011 Results
Well done to the following for their achievement
Chelmsford March Newsletter
Many thanks to Peter Smithdale for pulling together our newsletter for March. Most of those who have joined the club this year will have been sent a copy via email. This will help reduce costs for the club in copying and postage. Please let the front desk know if you have not received a copy via email as some of the addresses did bounch back when the the email was sent.
Jack Petchey Award Winners
The following athletes have been awarded the Jack Petchey awards for the Jan - June period.
Each winner has the choice of how they spend £200 on behalf of the club. The money may be spent in a number of ways, but in general it is used to benefit the club and not for individual personal purchases. The selection has been based on their personal achievements and contribution within the club. If you have any queries please contact Steve Mitchell.
Hannah Smithdale U17 - sprinter
Alex O'Brien U17 - Multi-eventer
Jessica Judd U17 - middle distance
Jade Harding U17 - Sprinter/hurdler
George Perkins U17 - Sprinter
Nicole McKechnie - Sprinter / Jumper
Essex Indoor Championships March 12th/13th
This weekend saw many Chelmsford athletes demonstrate excellent indoor form. With so many competing, I can only mention a few. Do take a few minutes to look at the full result set, which is available from the Essex AAA website.
When you consider the winners included a grand total of 9 championship best performances, it emphasises how well our athletes competed.
Well done to the following Essex Champions:-
Robert Wood U20M Pole Vault - 4.10m
Ben Clark U20M Long Jump - 6.47m
Max Pavlin U17M High Jump - 1.91m CBP
Claire Mayo U20W 400m - 59.40
Rebecca O'Neill U20W 800m - 2.21.66
Ellie Besford U20W Pole Vault - 3.60 CBP
Chelsea Coker U20W Shot Putt - 10.79m
Hannah Smithdale U17W 60m - 7.67 CBP
Hayley Mclean U17W 200m - 25.47 CBP
Hayley Mclean u17W 300m - 40.53
Georgia Green-Muid U17W 60mh - 9.12
Nancy Epsly U17W Pole Vault - 3.20
Moesha Howard U15G 60m - 8.08
Moesha Howard U15G 60mh - 9.13 CBP
Nicole McKechnie u15G 200m - 26.10 CBP
Nicole McKechnie U15G 300m - 41.57 CBP
Nicole McKechnie U15G Long Jump - 5.08 CBP
Jodie Judd U13G 800m - 2.29.46 CBP
England U17 Multi Event Championships - Sheffield 5th March
In a nail biting contest, Hayley Mclean retained her title by beating off the strong opposition. In a field of 26 athletes, Hayley got off to a good start by winning the hurdles. She had a difficult high jump, which left her back in 5th place. After the shot she slipped again to 7th. Then a PB in the long jump of 5.49 pulled her back to 3rd place. Hayley's very strong 2.25s 800m meant she was unstoppable and took the title with 100 points to spare.
England U15/17/20 Championships - Birmingham NIA 26th/27th Feb
Another exciting weekend for Chelmsford athletes.
In there hurdles Hayley Mclean smashed her personal best in winning the 60m hurdles. Her 8.64 time placed her 11th on the all time list. Georgia Atkins ran 8.92 for a 6th place finish in her U20 final. Moesha Howard in the U15 finished 5th in 9.55. Unfortunately, Georgia Green-Muid crashed into a hurdle and didn't finish her U17 race. Bradley Reed ran a seasons best to finish 5th in his U20 heat.
In the Pole vault Ellie Besford cleared 3.50m to take the Gold medal. Training partner Nancy Epsly in the U17 age group vaulted 3.20 for bronze and Liam Yarwood cleared 4m for 5th in the final.
In the long jump Nicole Mckechnie an under 15 rising star jumped 5.27 at her first national championships to take bronze, whilst Ben Clarke leaped 6.74 to set a seasons best in the long jump and a 8th place finish.
The sprinters ran well, with Hannah Smithdale running 7.85 to get 5th in the final, George Perkins 7.24 for 8th in his final and Ryan O'Sullivan 7.25 for 5th in his semi final. Moesha in the U15 girls sprints ran 8.19, very narrowly missing out on the final.
English Schools International and Eastern Championships
Our U17 medallists were back in action in Glasgow on Saturday in the home International. Jessica Judd maintained her winning streak by taking the 1500m title, while Hayley Mclean brought home a couple of medals. A silver in the 300m hurdles followed by a gold in the 4*300m relays. Well done to both of them and the England team who were overall winners.
In the eastern championships there were top 3 finishes for Caroline Hill in the U20w 400m, Georgia Atkins in the U20w 100mh and LJ, plus Georgia Green-Muid in the U17w 80mh & 300m. More results will follow later.
English Schools - 8 Golds
The English Schools once again provided a truly inspirational weekend of Athletics with the Chelmsford Athletes taking pride of place by bringing home 8 gold medals and a Championship best performance to cap the day by Ellie Besford who pole vaulted 3.81 to take the senior girls title and CBP.
I don't think any club has ever had so many athletes represent their County at English schools and the medal haul must beat everyone else hands down.
Junior Boys : George Perkins 100m 11.25 - 1st, Alex Woolnough 200m 23.80 - 7th in Semi final, James Mead Discus 30.12m - 14th in final
Inter Boys : Alex Short 3000m 8.49.55 - 6th, Ben Clark Long Jump 6.44 - 8th, Andrews Harrison 39.30 - 11th in Pool A,
Senior Boys : Sam Bailey High Jump 2.09 - 1st, Lewis King Long Jump 6.36 - 10th
Junior Girls : Sophie Riches 1500m 4.31.15 - 1st, Poppy Lake High Jump 1.69 - 1st.
Inter Girls : Jessica Judd 1500m 4.22.63 - 1st, Aimee Garnet 3000m 10.36.82 - 10th, Hayley Mclean 300mh 42.77 - 1st, Nancy Epsly PV 3.05 - 7th.
Senior Girls : Georgia Atkins 100mh 14.22 - 1st, Ellie Besford PV 3.81 - 1st, Chelsea Coker Hammer 43.88 - 7th.
As an extra reward for finishing in the top 2 of their events, both Jessica Judd and Hayley Mclean are selected to represent England in the home international between Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This takes place in Glasgow on 17th July.
The club then went on to compete in a Eastern Young Athletes meeting on Sunday 11th at Braintree. On a hot day and with a team reduced slightly with many athletes from the English Schools resting, we achieved a sound 2nd position placing. Currently, we are in 2nd place in the overall league standing with 2 matches remaining.
Super 8 Glasgow & weekend update
Louise Wood has been invited to compete in Glasgow tonight (Wednesday) in the Super 8 champs. Louise has some excellent competition as Lolo Jones is one of her fellow competitors!! http://www.uka.org.uk/competitions/super-8/.
A 2nd place finish at Guildford
positions the Southern Women's in the top half of the premier table. Also, on
Saturday the men were also in action and again doing very well, by winning their
match and sitting in a strong promotion position.
World Juniors Selection
Congratulations go to Sam Bailey following his selection for the championships in Canada in late July. Sam earned his selection by winning the U20 championships at Bedford last weekend and achieving the qualification mark of 2.15.
Essex Schools and English Schools Selection
Following a top quality Essex Schools event at Chelmsford, the selectors decided on their top 60 athletes from Essex. They always have a tough job deciding as the standards are always very high in Essex. This year the selectors have looked very favorably on Chelmsford athletes, with 17 achieving one of the coveted track and field slots. The competition this year in on the 9th/10th July at Birmingham's Alexandra stadium and promises once again to see Essex challenging for the top spot.
Successful selection went to:
U15 Boys - George Perkins (100m), Alex Woolnough (200m), James Mead (Discus). u17 Boys - Ben Clark (long jump), Alex Short (3000m) and Andrew Harrison (Discus). Senior's - Sam Bailey (High Jump), Lewis King (long jump).
U15 Girls - Sophie Riches (1500) and Poppy Lake (High Jump). U17 Girls - Jessica Judd (1500), Aimee Garnet (3000), Hayley Mclean (300mh & Relay), Nancy Epsly (Pole Vault). Senior's - Georgia Atkins (100mh), Ellie Besford (Pole Vault), Chelsea Coker (Hammer).
Summer Fixture List updated
Eastern Young Athletics League Match 2 - 6th June Chelmsford
A home match with a great turnout saw Chelmsford take top honours on the day. A comfortable victory by nearly 100 points helped keep Chelmsford in 2nd place in the league. The next round is at Thurrock on the 27th June, so support your team and compete for a winning team.
Senior Inter-Counties (CAU) - Bedford 30th/31st May
Top Chelmsford athletes were once again in action in support of the Essex team at this high quality event. Louise Wood 13.70 to finish 4th in the 100mh, a time just off her best. Young Georgia Atkins also competed hurdles finishing just outside a finals position with 14.39. Sam Bailey jumped a few cms off his best in 2.05m. Also competing was Hammer thrower Chelsea Coker who in blustery conditions threw 40.71m. Ellie Besford, one of the countries top junior vaulters cleared 3.60, just failing to clear the next height of 3/80m.
South of England U15/17 Championships - Ashford 29th/30th May
Hayley McLean topped the bill with a golden double. She raced over 2 days to pick up the 300m hurdles prize in 43.28, which was over a second improvement on her previous PB and places here top of the UK rankings. Within two hours of winning the 300mh gold, she had raced in a heat and final of the 80mh and after a great start won the gold in a seasons best of 11.58 and into 2nd place in the UK rankings. Nice to see Georgia Green-Muid also making the 300mh final and running a PB in 47.04.
Top endurance performers Jessica Judd and Sophie Riches also ran away with Gold's after their respective victories in the 1500m and 800m. Jess running 4.29.90 and Sophie 2.11.66. Jess and Sophie top the UK rankings in 800 & 1500, which is an amazing achievement. Nancy Epsly who is working hard to get to grips with her new pole leaped 2.90 in second place. Fellow vaulter Liam Yarwood finished in 7th with 3.60m.
Poppy Lake high jumped 1.60 to just miss out on a medal, finishing 4th.
Loughborough International 23rd May
Nice to see three Chelmsford Athletes competing at the prestigious event. UK vests were worn by Sam Bailey won high jumped 2.15, which is a world junior qualifying mark. Lauren Bouchard in her 400mh ran 61.96 and remains focused on getting her world junior mark of 58.5. Youngster Jessica Judd run in a guest 1500m and ran a time of 4.18.38 to climb up the all time rankings to 6th, a massive well done to her.
Southern Women's Premier Lg & National Junior Premier 22nd/23rd May
The second match in the SWL brought out a better finish and a stronger team. Notable performances were Nancy Epsly U17) clearing 3m in the PV and club mate Chelsea Coker (U20), who competed in all 3 throws - 10.62 shot, 35.61m Discus and 43.78 hammer. Chelsea was supported by her coach and veteran throws athlete, Shirley Quinn who performed well in the discuss 29.59m and hammer 31.17m
On Sunday the National Junior league team 'The Saxons' made their way to Eton. The team despite being under strength pulled together to a 7th place finish. Top marks to Chelsea Coker, Katie Tuttlebury, Ellie Besford and Nancy Epsly who competed once again, after their Southern Women's match on Saturday. Best performance and women of the match award went to Ellie Besford with her 3.80m pole vault. Hayley McLean won an impressive 400mh in a time of 62.61 and very close to her PB.
Watford Open 19th May
Out having a mid week run at the popular Watford fixture was Jessica Judd who run a strong 800m in 2.06.95, whilst fellow U17 Rebecca O' Neil did 2.20.77. In the 1500m the highly promising U15 Sophie Riches ran 4.29.76. Also in the under 15 age group was Christie Dailly, who run the 800m in 2.20.65.
Essex Combined Events - Woodford Green 15th/16th May
Both Chelmsford competitors pulled out their best to triumph at their outdoor first combined events in 2010. Ben Clark won his U17 men's heptathlon, with 4432 points, whilst club mate Hayley McLean won her first Heptathlon with 4218 points.
The South of England cross
country Championships took place at Parliament Hill on Hampstead Heath on
Saturday 30th. Chelmsford Athletic club had a very successful day as the
Under 13 Girls won their team event for the first time. Katie Solis, Jodie
Judd, Millie Smith and Rosa Prideaux all finished in the top 30 out of the
300 strong field of runners and defeated strong favourites Aldershot AC and
Bedford AC. Chelmsford is going from strength to strength in this age group
as they are already Essex champions and three of the girls will still be in
this age group next year.
Judd was the clear winner of the Under 15 Girls race. The English Schools
champion took up the lead at the top of the first hill and made light work
of the muddy conditions to secure
on Saturday Rachael Stark from the
Essex Cross Country League - 28/11/09
The third round of the Essex
League cross country was held at Hockley Woods on Saturday. The best runners
Hayley Mclean - Selected for England Multi event Squad - 27/11/09
This weekend Hayley joins 3 other top English athletes to compete in the Kelvin hall in Glasgow for U15 Girls England team in the Schools International Pentathlon Hayley's selection came on the back of her successes this year in winning the national pentathlon title and English Schools titles. This will be Hayley's first England vest and we all wish her well.
Chelmsford 10k Road Race - 22/11/09
South of England Cross Country Championships - 21/11/09
Millie Smith from Chelmsford AC had finished a fine 10th in the U13 race and
Chelmsford 10k Road Race - 22/11/09
Link to photo's
Georgia Atkins - Selected for World Schools in Doha - 20/11/09
England are taking just 6 of their best male and female athletes to this major world games in December. Georgia has been selected to race in the 100m hurdles and relay. Already this year Georgia has seen competed in Tallinn, as a representative of her school and Tampere, as a member of the GB youth team. So the very best of luck in your first World games. website http://www.gymnasiade.com/
Essex Cross Country League - 14/11/09
from Chelmsford Athletic club provided four individual winners as well as
three team victories to show that the club is one of the strongest in
Woodford and Sam Robinson were a fine 2nd and 3rd in the U15 Boys event and led
their team mates to another win. Alex Short ran one of the best races of the day
to win the U17 Boys race; he was always in the leading group and made his move
into the wind on the second lap to pull strongly away for a fine
victory. Katie Tuttlebury was 3rd in the U20 women’s race while Havering AC's
Harriet Scott made light work of the strong wind and heavy rain to easily win
the Senior Women’s race. Harriet commented "It was so windy out there at
times it was difficult not to end up being blown backwards. I wanted to race
Indoor & Winter Fixture Lists Updated - 13/11/09
The latest dates for indoor competitions have been added. Note that you will need to access the links and enter yourself independently.
the Under 13 Girls race on Sunday Millie Smith produced a strong
performance on first leg finishing in 11th position. She was the fastest of
the team although Christy Dailly moved them up to 8th which was held by Rosa
Prideaux on the final leg. Both Millie and Rosa have another year in this age
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