Soaring to new heights

PUBLISHED: 10:08 01 March 2007 | UPDATED: 11:37 06 May 2010

There was one special highlight of a top weekend for Stevenage and North Herts AC. Under-15 girl Anne Rees won silver in the England Athletics National Indoor Championships at Birmingham. She cleared a new personal best height of 2.90m to take the silver

There was one special highlight of a top weekend for Stevenage and North Herts AC.

Under-15 girl Anne Rees won silver in the England Athletics National Indoor Championships at Birmingham.

She cleared a new personal best height of 2.90m to take the silver medal in the pole vault event.

This performance ranks her fifth best under-15 girl on the GB all-time lists.

Tonderai Tomu just missed the bronze medal in his under-20 men's 200m race, clocking 22.43 for fourth place in the final after posting an excellent 22.15 for second in his semi-final.

Bunmi Awokoya closed her busy indoor season by competing in two events on the same day.

Three races over 60m hurdles led to seventh place in the final in 9.18. She was third in her semi-final with a time of 9.05.

In the 60m flat heat, Bunmi posted a personal best of 7.90.

This has been the first full indoor season for the club's sprint coach, Marie Sheren.

Her squad looks forward to continued success in the summer season which starts at the end of March.

Moe Sasegbon cleared 1.51m in her high jump and Nick Stoppard clocked 8.97 in his 60m hurdles event.

The marathon runners from North Herts Road Runners turned out in force in the Bury 20-mile road race.

Nearly everyone covered the distance faster than ever before.

Melissa Winters was fourth lady and the men's team was led in by Gary Cook finishing in 18th position overall.

Times: Gary Cook 2-10:51, John Russell 2-17:11, John Franklin 2-19:44, Melissa Winters 2-20:09, Richard Thackeray 2-20:50, Steve Taplin 2-22:55, Adrian Sherwood 2-24:51, Jane Chappell 2-26:28, Martyn Annetts 2-26:43, Alan Jones 2-30:05, Neil Ward 2-41:13, Lindsay Cook 3-42.

Duncan Hooker ran the regular Serpentine Last Friday of the Month 5k. Duncan, in training for the Rome Marathon in a few weeks' time, managed his best result in a year by finishing in a time of 19:06. This saw him placed sixth in the V45 category.


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