Womens Midland League match report

A big thank-you to all of those who competed last weekend at Sutton Coldfield, particularly those women and girls who are competing in the English Schools competition this coming weekend, it was much appreciated. Both Kettering, Royal Sutton Coldfield and Leicester fielded full teams, including athletes competing in the English schools next week. Our athletes competed exceptionally well, particularly members of the U15 and U17 team, some of whom were very inexperienced at this level. Due to the low numbers of U15’s and U17’s available we were unable to compete in all of the events.

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The next meeting will be at Tamworth on Sunday 13th August. I’m sure with a full team we will be able to achieve 1st or 2nd.

I must also thank the officials and volunteers who helped out during the day…
Tracey Martin : Track Judge
Colin Hickey, Bill Kingston, Martin Davies and Caroline Swinbank : Field Judges and
Mike Strange : Timekeeper.

Without their help we wouldn’t have been able to compete in the League.

Awards were given for best performances in track and field for the 3 age groups (£10.00 Vouchers from Sweatshop)
Seniors : Kate Goodhead, Laura Reed and Emma Whittaker
U17’s : Grace Copplestone and Christina Jones
U15’s : Zoe Laing and Kim Yeates.

All those with PB’s were given complimentary tickets for the next 20/20 County cricket match….Gloucestershire v Glamorgan

Kate Goodhead received the top award but donated her prize of a ticket to watch England v Pakistan 20/20 International on 28th August.

It was decided to draw a name out of a hat and Daisy Mcquaid won the prize and will be a “ball girl” at the game and meet members of the England Team…well done Daisy!

Team….

Seniors : Emma Heath, Laura Reed, Liz Tipler, Andrea Lock, Emma Whittaker, Emma Reed, Kate Goodhead, Lauren Yeates, Hayley Pitman, Lucy Parker-Armitage, Caroline Swinbank,

U17’s : Lauren Martin, Sophie Bridges, Grace Copplestone, Stephanie Sale, Christina Jones, Daisey Mcquaid.

U15’s : Zoe Laing, Ruth Stringer, Kim Yeates, Ellie Triggs, Katie Flanders, Ellis Martin,

After 10 events we were winning the competition with some great performances by…
Kate Goodhead (10.10.9) and Emma Whittaker, winning the 3K A and B race respectively.
Hayley Pitman (67.2) coming second in her 400MH and Lauren Yeates ( 68.1) coming 1st in the B race.
Laura Reed coming second in the High Jump with 1.50M and Lauren Martin (U17) winning the B event with 1.40M
Laura Reed winning the Long Jump (B) with 4.63M, despite 5 no jumps and Lucy Parker Armitage finishing 5th in the A Event with 4.89M
Andrea Lock finishing 3rd in the Pole Vault with 2.30M


Other notable perfomances…….

Grace Copplestone (U17) finishing 4th in the 800M Senior race with 2.25.3
Emma Reed finishing 3rd in the 1500M A race with a PB of 4.43.1….Kate Goodhead finished 1st in the B race with a time of 4.46.8
Kim Yeates finishing 2nd in the U15 75H race with a PB of 13.5
Zoe Laing with a PB in the U15 100m A race of 14.0 and Ruth Stringer in the B race with 14.5
Zoe Laing with a Long Jump of 4.49 finishing 2nd in the A competition.
Sophie Bridges finishing 6th in the 800M with a time of 2.36.3
Ellis Martin PB of 11.22 in the Discus.
Christina Jones 3rd in the Senior Shot Putt with a throw of 9.96.

I am still waiting for the other results as there were problems with the computer programme being used at the meeting.

Final placings…..

RSC : 279
Kettering : 270
Leicester : 265
Tamworth : 237
Halesowen : 237
Bristol : 208
Wolverhampton and Bilston : 137

Looking forward to your support at the next meeting…

Best wishes,
Ian Moss