England Athletics Age Group Championships Report

This weekend saw the National Indoor Championships for U15-17-20 at the EIS in Sheffield, with the event now local, as oppose to Birmingham where it is normally held, the club has a number of athletes representing City of York AC, and with great succcess.


There was more success for Thomas Somers, with another title to add to his ever growing list, with the National U20s 200m Indoor title, and being in the first year of an U20 making it even more impressive. After cruising through the heats and semi’s he ran a blistering 21.13 seconds to make a new indoor PB and taking the race by a massive 0.4 seconds.



Josh Schofield went in the 1500m, and came away with a National Indoor Silver medal, after a very tactical and cagey race, Josh managed to secure a medal in the dash for the line in a time of 4minutes 16.


Another medal was won by Lucy Hadaway in the Long Jump taking the Nationals Indoor Championships with a bronze medal, having also won Silver at the Northern Champs. Lucy jumped an impressive 5.19, showing she is in top form, only 1cm off her PB.




Emily Dutton went in the U20’s 60m running a solid time of 7.94seconds, which was an agonising 0.01 seconds away from a place in the semi-final.

Isobel Avey ran an excellent PB in her hear of the U15 60m, to reached the semi final to run even faster with a 2nd PB of the day win 8.05, putting her within 0.1seconds of the final.

After winning a bronze in the Long Jump, Lucy Hadaway also ran the U15 60m and made her day better with a new PB in 8.42 seconds, showing her progression in all events.



Isobel Avey also ran in the 200m reaching the final after running another PB in this event with 26.00seconds. Isobel went onto to progress into the semi and final, finishing a fantastic 4th place in 26.14seconds.


60m Hurdles

Lucy Hadaway as on form in another event progressing from the heats in 9.52 along with Alice Linaker who ran 9.57. Alice then faster in the semi with 9.50 but unfortunately just missed out on the final along with Lucy who ran 5.57seconds.


High Jump

In the U15 High Jump Ruth Amber was jumping well missing a PB by 1cm, but finishing up in 7th place, with the same distance as 4th place on 1.50. U20 Rown Palmour also went in the High Jump with a 1.50 finishing in 8th place.


Shot Putt

Henry Fairclough went in the U17 shot put finishing 8th throwing over 12meters for the 3rd time with 12.08 meters

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