Latest Junior News Training and Competition Update

Our athletes were in competition action lats Sunday at Plymouth.
Isabella Trowell who was the April winner of the athlete of the month set another pb in the 600m taking 4 secs off her time set in Exeter.
She also did the LJ (3.41m and the 70m Hurdles.
Bella May had a good run in the 800m (2.38.26) and was just edged out in the 200m by team mate Libby Kirby who ran a new pb of 32.61
Libby also ran the 800m in a seasons best time.
Finlay Bechley set two new pb’s in the 150m and 600m. Rose Brunyseels set three pb’s at 800m (2.49.02), LJ (3.98m) and made her debut at 300m (48.63)
Isabelle Drew also had another good day, setting a new pb in the 75m (12.81s) and jumping again over 3m in the LJ
It was a little disappointing not to see more of our athletes there. We hope the numbers taking part will increase over the next few weeks.

A reminder we have our next 5K (and 2K junior) time trial at Filham at 9am on Saturday 15th May. Please register at 8.45am in the car park. All welcome.
There is also the session at Brickfields as normal.

Entries are now closed for the Devon Open on 30th May in Braunton
Entries are now open for  Devon County Championships tomorrow via this link
https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2021/GBR/devoncountychamps/

This event will be held at Exeter on Saturday June 12th and is open to U13 and above.
It incorporates the Devon Schools Championships as well and is a key competition for those who may wish to be considered for selection to the ESAA championships in July.

For the U11’s there will be another open at Tavistock on June 16th and Exeter Harriers will be holding an open meeting on May 25th. There is also a BMC 800m/1500m at this event.
Details will be on https://exeterharriers.org.uk/
BMC entries need to be done here https://www.britishmilersclub.com/
They also are holding the Millfield PB Classic on May 29th.
Full fixtures are on our website

Finally for those who haven’t looked yet, the Parents Guide to Track and Field which is a useful explanation of which competitions are suitable for each age group and how to enter them.is available here https://www.ermevalleyharriers.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Parents-guide-to-TF-2021.pdf
Please ask for more details if you are not sure about anything.

 

 

 

 

Return to track competition in Plymouth

Competitive athletics made a long awaited return to the Brickfields, Plymouth on Sunday.
The track was refurbished during the initial lockdown in 2020 and this was the first event at the venue.

There were over 200 athletes taking part plus officials. Many of the officials were from our club and they did a superb job in putting on the meeting.

Our athletes who took part were in good form.
Isabella Trowell who was the April winner of the athlete of the month set another pb in the 600m taking 4 secs off her time set in Exeter.
She also did the LJ (3.41m and the 70m Hurdles.
Bella May had a good run in the 800m (2.38.26) and was just edged out in the 200m by team mate Libby Kirby who ran a new pb of 32.61
Libby also ran the 800m in a seasons best time.
Finlay Bechley set two new pb’s in the 150m and 600m. Rose Brunyseels set three pb’s at 800m (2.49.02), LJ (3.98m) and made her debut at 300m (48.63)
Isabelle Drew also had another good day, setting a new pb in the 75m (12.81s) and jumping again over 3m in the LJ
It was a little disappointing not to see more of our athletes there. We hope the numbers taking part will increase over the next few weeks.
It would of course been the weekend of our 10K but having seen the weather on Saturday it was possibly a good thing that the race was cancelled.