Mighty Malcolm flies the flag
ILFORD AC S Malcolm Muir flew the flag for the club at a competitive Serpentine 5K race at the weekend. The event was of a high standard, but top Ilford runner Muir s time of 16.31 put him in 10th place. Ilford s Pam Jones and Steve Parker competed in the
ILFORD AC'S Malcolm Muir flew the flag for the club at a competitive Serpentine 5K race at the weekend.
The event was of a high standard, but top Ilford runner Muir's time of 16.31 put him in 10th place.
Ilford's Pam Jones and Steve Parker competed in the European Veterans' Road Championships in Aarhus, Denmark.
Jones was beaten in her W70 age group by two minutes in the 10k by German runner Elfriede Hodapp, clocking 51.20, but bounced back two days later to win the W70 half-marathon title by 12 minutes in 1:54.47.
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She also dropped down to the 65 category for the 10k team competition, helping GB to take gold ahead of the Germans. Parker clocked 42.20 in the 10k and 1:38.58 in the half-marathon.
Ilford's juniors travelled to Brighton for round three of the UKYAL meeting.
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In the under-13 girls, Ellie Atkinson ran the 75m in 11.9 and leapt the long jump with a PB of 3.11m.
Trinity St Lewis ran the 150m in 22.0, 75m in 11.2 and leapt the long jump in 3.41m, while Tamara Chambers ran a fine 200m in 26.4 in the under-15 girls, leapt the long jump in 3.91m and also ran in the 100m.
Mika Marston ran the 200m in 29.2, whilst debutant Bethany Hall cleared 2.74m in the high jump and ran a respectable 5.34.1 in the 1,500m.
The under-17 women saw Victoria Onyeka perform so well that she claimed three PB's.
She threw 18.7m in the hammer, 26.85m in the discus and 7.71m in the shot, while Corina Bryce Arnold ran 28.7 for the 200m and 48.3 for the 300m.
Clare Rodway ran the 300m hurdles in 56.4 and the 300m in 50.7, while Gloria Alabi completed the 200m in 27.5.
Rochelle Rhodes leapt the long jump 4.61m, spun the discus 16.73m and completed the triple jump in 10m.
In the under-13 boys, Harry Kyriacou ran an impressive 200m in 29.0 and threw the shot 6.55m.
The under-15 boys were dominated by George Hadler's 12.2 for the 80m hurdles, but Thomas King claimed a PB in the 1,500m of 5.14.3, whilst he also leapt the long jump 3.53m and threw the javelin 17.22m.
Jordan Akisanya leapt the long jump 4.82m, while Tarshan Peart completed the 400m in 73.5, the 1,500m in 5.37.6, and threw the javelin 12.17m.
The four of them finished with a 4x100m relay in a time of 58.6. Jordan Kirby, in the under-17 men, clocked 22.6 in the 200m, which equalled his PB, and 11.3 for the 100m.
Kofi Gibbon Jeffers claimed a PB in the 100m hurdles with 15.2 and 11.9 in the 100m.