It's a silver lining for Beagle Edgar

NEWHAM & ESSEX BEAGLES athlete Tyrone Edgar was in fine form at the European Indoor trials in Sheffield at the weekend finishing second behind Dwain Chambers. The Olympian clocked a solid 6.51, just 0.07 seconds behind the Belgrave Harrier. Steve Lewis wa

NEWHAM & ESSEX BEAGLES athlete Tyrone Edgar was in fine form at the European Indoor trials in Sheffield at the weekend finishing second behind Dwain Chambers.

The Olympian clocked a solid 6.51, just 0.07 seconds behind the Belgrave Harrier.

Steve Lewis was a comfortable victor in the pole vault competition.

He passed every height up until 5.31m, clearing that and then 5.51 and 5.61, setting a stadium record, before failing on 5.82.


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Lewis was not the only one to turn heads in Sheffield, as Beagle Mo Farah also broke a stadium record in the 1,500m, coming home in 3.53.17.

There was further Beagles success in the last Met League fixture of the season with Olly Laws winning the race in a time of 31.13.

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His victory gives XC team manager and club chairman Bob Smith an extra pair of legs for the Nationals at Parliament Hill on Saturday.

This was Laws' first race in a while, as he had been plagued by injury, however, there was no signs of any pain as he cruise round the muddy course in comfortable fashion.

Louis Jones was another athlete returning from injury and he managed 34.05 to place a respectable 25th, while Ben Hellmers whizzed his way round the course in a time of 37.15, to place 96th out of 260.

The final runner in for the Beagles men was George Guthrie, who completed the course in a time of 39.09 and placed 133rd.

Adele Stach-Kevitz flew the flag for the senior women in a time of 27.21 and placed 38th.

Venita Dabhi was next Beagle to finish in a time of 28.09 placing 49th, while Debbie Shephard came seventh in 31.14.

In the under-17 women's race, Doja Atanda was placed ninth overall in a time of 16.09 and sixth in the under-15 girls event.

Doja's training partner and under-17 woman Neha Dabhi finished 10th overall in a time of 16.10.

In the under-17 men's race David Kail finished in 23rd in a time of 15.05, while under-15 boys Joe Robinson and Jake Smith finished 30th and 31st respectively with the same time of 16.10.

In the AAA in Birmingham, under-17 Victoria Ohuruogu was the pick of the athletes capturing a superb gold as the talented young Beagle won the 300m in a time of 39.82.

In the under-20 women's 800m, Leigh Lennon won gold in a time of 2.11.36, while in the under-20 men's 800m, Robbie Schofield was second in 1.51.88.

Matthew Baptiste came third in the under-20 shot putt with a fine effort of 15.14m.

There was plenty of success for Beagles athletes at the Essex County Indoor Championships at the weekend, with Rashid Kakola picking up two golds.

The under-20 athlete was triumphant in the 200m, sprinting home in 22.85, before winning the 60m in a spritely time of 7.16.

Matthew Thomas won the senior men's event at the same distance in 7.11, with compatriot Sheldon McGowan close behind in 7.13.

In the under-13 girls' 60m, Kirille Mbone finished with a silver, in 8.62 while there was also a second place for under-17 athlete Ajibola Lawal in the 200m (23.88).

In the under-17 400m Samuel Gibson won a bronze in 6.73 a feat matched by Tommy Bower who came third in the 800m (2.09).

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