On 24 June 2015 In Athletics News

Congratulations go to Alisha Stroud and Jonathan Briggs, both of whom have been selected to represent the West Midlands at the English Schools Championships at Gateshead on July 10/11th.

On 22 June 2015 In Athletics News

Representing Portugal at Heraklion in Greece in the European First league Team Championships, David Lima had a frustrating weekend when the Portuguese 4 X 100m relay team were disqualified for an infringement.

Competing in Bedford in the National U20 Championships, Jonathan Briggs threw the Discus a personal best of 42.47m to finish 9th, in his first year in the age group.

At the Mason Trophy, intercounty schools championships in Birmingham, Alisha Stroud continued her vast improvement in the U17 300m coming 3rd overall ( and 1st ‘B’ string) in a club record time of 41.02s. Not so lucky was a nervous Lucy Freer, competing in her first major meeting, coming 9th in the ‘B’ string of the U15 High jump with 1.30m.

On 21 June 2015 In Athletics News

Tipton Harriers are hosting a middle and long distance event on Saturday 29th August 2015. There is defintetely going to be the following for male/female, all ages as appropriate...800/1500/3000/2000sc all BMC open graded event.

They are also considering 10,000m races which will be split into sub 35 and then over 35mins, and 5,000m races depending on interes

There will also be some events for U11/13's which have yet to be decided.

If you are interested in doing the 10,000m or 5,000m race, please register your interest at the event page on facebook (link below), as these will only happen if number permit. Please use the same link to enquire about U11/U13 events. The other events are listed on the BMC fixture list and will open for entry soon.

https://www.facebook.com/events/350269955168083/381168602078218/

Tipton Harriers are also hosting open meetings on 23rd June and 21 July 2015 for more information on these, please visit the event pages below:


23rd June 2015

21st July 2015

On 15 June 2015 In Athletics News

Several BRAT athletes brought some rays of sunshine to an otherwise cool and breezy Alexander Stadium at the Midlands U20/Senior on June 14th, winning 8 medals.

In the ambulant events, keen swimmer U20 Megan Richter, making her athletics debut at the championships, won the 200m in 33.97s and 2nd in the 400m in 74.59s. 

Jordan Foley had a very satisfying day posting personal bests in both the U20 long jump and triple jump, coming 2nd with 6.21m and 3rd with 12.83m respectively. Multi medallist Jonathan Briggs had a busy day coming 2nd in the U20 Shot with a throw of 12.01m, 2nd in the hammer with 46.16m and 4th in the discus with 40.98m. Ed Banks had an excellent run in the Senior 5000m finishing 2nd just outside his PB in 15m 24.51s. Not far behind in the same race was M35 master Daniel Robinson coming 4th in a PB of 15m 27.88s. The final medal was won by Alex Clegg in the U20 javelin with a best effort of 39.25m

Other finalists were Prince Ahey finishing 5th in the Senior 400mH in a pb time of 61.56s, continuing her return from injury U20 Petra Bediako continues to make progress back to top form coming 5th in the 100m in 12.98s and 6th in the 200m with 27.15s, newcomer Sadie Forrester-Hayles was 6th in the Senior 100m in 13.45s and Katrina Walker recorded her best time for 2 years in finishing 8th in the senior 200m in 27.52s.

Gordon Ainsley