Gosh, Josh sets new record

HAVERING MAYESBROOK S Josh Olawore set a new pentathlon club record of 2,757 points when he won a bronze medal at the England Athletics under-15 Boys Pentathlon Championships at Birmingham on Saturday. Olawore started with a useful 11.86 seconds for the

HAVERING MAYESBROOK'S Josh Olawore set a new pentathlon club record of 2,757 points when he won a bronze medal at the England Athletics under-15 Boys' Pentathlon Championships at Birmingham on Saturday.

Olawore started with a useful 11.86 seconds for the 80m hurdles, before winning the long jump with a massive 6.35m effort, surpassing the existing club record, but with the benefit of a following wind above the acceptable limit.

This leap took him into the lead and he held pole position after a win in the shot with a PB of 11.58m.

The talented 14-year-old set another new best of 1.64m in the high jump and toed the line in the final event, the 800m in silver medal spot.

His 800m run of 2.32.20 was outside his best, but was more than enough to hold on to a medal, and his bronze added to his English Schools' silver and last week's National triple jump gold.

Sara Luck won the McCain's UK Challenge Final at Cardiff on Saturday, taking six seconds off her club 3,000m steeplechase record in the process.

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Luck's time of 10.38.37 was a new best and saw her come home over half-a-minute clear of the rest, to scoop the �400 winner's prize plus another �200 PB bonus.

It capped a great debut season, which sees Luck now ranked 25th on the UK all-time list for this relatively new event.

Harriet Scott also gained a UK Challenge podium place with second place in the 1,500m clocking 4.17.61, while Faye Fullerton was two places further back with a time of 4.23.58.

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