At the British Masters Indoor Championships held at Lee Valley, John Skelton took silver in the M60’s 3000m race with a time of 10.36.62.
There are also a number of outdoor throwing events associated with these championships and gold medals came from Bunt Scott(M60) throwing the discus 36.36m and Jack Kee(M75) throwing the 7.25kg. weight 13.17m.
Jack later organised an early season Throws Trials at Stantonbury where there were many encouraging performances from local athletes. Emma Beardmore threw the senior ladies hammer 44.17m.
Lauren Presswell(F17) threw 48.76, Sade Ross(F15) threw 45.44m and Laeken Impey(F020 threw 39.03m.
Lewis Barnes threw the senior men’s hammer, 34.08m and Jack the M75 hammer out to 39.84m. In the shot Emma and Sade were both over 10m, 10.40m and 10.63m respectively. Alex Hamling(M17) threw 12.16m and Lewis 10.30m.
Lewis put in a good discus distance of 34.64m with Emma throwing 33.08m and finally in the javelin, Lewis threw 37.10m.
MMKAC provided almost 50% of the athletes who represented Buckinghamshire in the annual Inter-Counties Cross-Country Championships held at Birmingham. The senior ladies raced over 8km and saw Bucks finish an excellent 14th with Lara Bromilow 53rd, Elle Roche 77th, Nadine Lewycky 96th and Gemma Childs 217th making up four of the six person team. Best placed young lady was Emma Mears, 40th in the U15’s 4km race.
On the male side Robert Hickman(57th) was fifth scorer in the U13 team that ran 3km and finished 6th on the day, Alfie Yabsley*52nd) led home the U15 team(4.5km) which included Ewan Forsythe(151st), Devon Harford)176th) and Jack Meijer(178th).
For the u17men(6km), there were three MMKAC making the scoring six, Conrad Webber(91st), Charlie Wheeler(112th) and George Wheeler(121st).
In the senior race over 12km Steve Tuttle was the second county scorer. 108th.
Mark Dowson was the sole local runner in the British Masters Cross-Country Championships held at Ruthin(N.Wales). Racing over 8km Mark placed 56th overall, and 10th in the M35 category.
There were two road events and Steve Green, in his first race this year, placed 16th from a field of over 6,000 in the Silverstone Half-Marathon. Tom Hayman finished 75th clocking 83.13, Matt Child placed 255th with 89.06 and Peter O’Sullivan recorded 1213.25.