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Norman Park 26th July             for vaulting! And, for the first  300), Katy-Ann (A 800 – in a
Even before the first event,      time all season, we fail to win   new League Record), Isabella
it’s been a busy weekend. On      all of the 100m races, though     (A 300H), Carys (discus)
the Friday evening, our U20       Cheriece and Parris do win        and Holly (LJ – another new
4 x 100 team of Parris, Jazz,     theirs. But, a change is as good  League Record, to go with
Cheriece and Viv defied the       as a rest: we win all the 200s    the U20 record she set at
elements (après le deluge         instead (thanks to Cheriece,      Stevenage). With another solid
doesn’t tell the half of it!) to  Charmont, Parris and Olivia).     performance from the middle
win the UKA Club Connect          No more clean sweeps, but         distance squad – special
race at the Anniversary           we do have a goodly number        recognition for the efforts of
Games, in the process setting     of wins, including a double       Naomi and Sam Leighton,
a new Club record. (Not only      in the U20 javelin from our       who finish 2nd in both
that, but the time is faster      Guernsey girls, Ali Higgins       their events) – we look well
than any club senior team         and Zoe, and in the U17 1500      set going into the relays. A
in the country during the         ( Jess and Amy), 3000 ( Jess,     somewhat different U20 sprint
season, other than our own!).     repeating her winning form        squad ( Jamiyla, Charmont,
Dina and Shannon then went        of the previous week at the       Isabella and Viv) nevertheless
on to compete for the GB ‘A’      Schools’ International – and      repeats its Friday victory
and ‘B’ Teams, respectively, in   Genni). and 80H (Isabella         with the U17s finishing 2nd,
the main event. But, for Dina,    and Holly), plus individual       but their colleagues in the 4
that was merely a warm-up         successes in the U20s for Kate    x 300 (Roisin, Kate Purser,
for her sensational record-       Curran (A 3000 – nice to          Lizzie and Isabella) go one
breaking performance less         see her back from triathlon,      better for the win. The U20
than 24 hours later, when         if only fleetingly), Annie (A     long relay team, however, has
the sun shone and sub 11.00       100H and U17 TJ), Sonia           a ‘blue line’ problem and are
history was made.                 Woolhouse (B 400H), Divine        DQ’d. But it doesn’t matter,
                                  (A discus and U17 shot,           because we win anyway and
But the rain and gloom            warming up nicely for her trip    not just the women’s match
returns for our final league      to Samoa to represent England     (by 65.5 points: official results
match the following day.          in the Commonwealth Youth         received!) but overall. No
Some had foreseen the likely      Games), Emma (B hammer),          paper match for us, then.
conditions and gone off on        Robyn (B TJ) and Toyin (B         Birmingham here we come!
holiday. The vaulters may as      HJ), as well as in the U 17s for
well have done, as it’s too wet   Catrin Murphy on debut (B         YDL Finals,
                                                                    Alexander Stadium
                                                                    6th September
                                                                    The omens aren’t good in the
                                                                    build up to the match, we lose
                                                                    not just one Twin, but both,
                                                                    to injury and illness. What
                                                                    would Oscar Wilde have made
                                                                    of losing your two European
                                                                    Junior silver medallists? And
                                                                    that isn’t all – Divine has been
                                                                    rewarded for a successful
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