Its time for a quick run down of the weekend’s results, and there are some really fantastic individual achievements to celebrate! Its running heavy this week and I make no apologies for it, and I am sure you will understand why when you see the results!
This weekend was the English Schools Athletics Championships and, as many of you who read this blog will know, we support not only Team Russell Athletics but also Cyane Robinson, Emily Simpson and Esther Rowe-Towle separately. This weekend all 3 were taking part with great results all round.
Emily was at her 10th Champs (which is an epic achievement in itself) but this will be her last as she leaves the Schools age groups behind. Unfortunately Emily was in a slow heat in the Senior 1500m and found herself boxed in missing out on the final by just 1 place. Esther has been battling a Stress Fracture for the last few months so simply making it to the start line for the Inter 3000m was a great achievement. She was personally disappointed with a 13th finish but with another year in the age group and after the year she has had she should be very pleased with the result. Cyane finished in 2nd in her Senior 1500m heat so progressed to the final where she raced a strong race finishing in a fantastic 2nd place and a SILVER MEDAL!!
A very special group of athletes which we are very very proud to support!
On the other end of the Sepctrum (sorry Rich) the Mohican Runner Rich Heyes was up at the North of England Masters championships where he won the mens 1500m! A huge achievement well done!
Denmark is our next stop with Yiannis Christodoulou Captaining the GB age group Aquathlon team at the World Championships where he finished a fantastic 9th place, qualifying again for next year’s competition.
Back to the UK and the Box End Quadrathlon with Helen Russell who took the win to make it 3 from 3 in what was a British Series and World Cup race! That gives her a pretty healthy lead in the British Series and a great World Cup result too, along with a medal presentation by Olympic Champion Etienne Stott.
Adam Holland has also finished his Barrow 10 marathons in 10 days averaging a superb 3hr 2min 39sec. But as every with Adam, not satisfied with 10 in 10 he decided only a matter of days after this event to do the Snowdonia Trail Marathon coming 3rd!