Category Archives: Juniors

A silver medal was the reward for BRAT under 13 athlete Lily Smith in the Quadrathlon event at this weekend’s Midland Championships. After running 13.50 in the 100m and throwing a pb of 6.72m in the shot, Lily put herself into medal contention. Another pb in the 600m of 1.50.28 and a leap of 4.88m in the long jump put her just 200 points behind the eventual winner – a great achievement all round, especially considering the size of the task given the height advantage the girls in first and third place had over Lily – See pic ! Her score of 3586pts was a club record, surpassing the previous held by Josie Williams by nearly 500 points. This was Lily’s 11th club record this year, a magnificent achievement. Also breaking the club record was U13 Boy Jamie Callaghan in the boys quadrathlon with a score of 1342points, recording 3.36m…

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On a beautiful sunny and warm spring weekend on May 11/12th our youngsters produce 28 performances in finals at the Warwickshire and Worcsetershire championships and came away with a magnificent 5 golds, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals. Star performance was by U13G Lily Smith, at the Warwickshire championships, who won both 200m in 29.40s, after a 29.25s heat, and Long Jump with 4.60m. She then followed these up with a second place in the 100m in 13.92s, following a 13.69s heat. Not to be out done, sister May Smith won the U13G Discus with throw of 14.14m. Another discus winner was U13B Solomon Humphries with a pb throw of 17.88m, ranking him in the UK top 20. Our final winner was Jacob Gosnall in the Long Jump at the Worcestershire Chjampionships, with a leap of 4.29m and he also secured 3rd place in the 100m in a time of…

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Following their successes at the Warwickshire championships earlier in the season, four of our U13 athletes were selected to represent Warwickshire at the Intercounties match in  Nottingham on September 8th. Congratulations to Zac Humphries, Eve Godsal, Monique James-Thomas and Lily Smith on their selections as the ‘A’ string athlete in their respective events. Despite a wet, windy and cool day all performed well in their toughest competition of the year. Zac won the 75m H in 12.66s, Eve was 4th in the 70m H in 12.80s, Monique was 3rd in the shot with a throw of 8.32m and Lily 4th in the Long Jump with a leap of 4.31m, all just below their season’s personal bests, achieved in better conditions.  

Josie Williams has won a bronze medal at the Midland Championships in Nuneaton. It was in the Girls under 13 quadrathlon (100m, long jump, shot and 600m). It was a brilliant result for Josie and for fellow BRAT competitor Monique James Thomas, who finished 8th out of a field of 21. Well done girls!

Due an injury at a schools meeting Josh Hale didn’t have the ideal preparation leading into the English Schools Championships at Alexander Stadium on July 13/14th, but he came a comfortable second in his heat in 50.27s to qualify for the next round. In the semi final he excelled breaking the club record yet again , dipping below the 50 second barrier with a time of 49.90s , again finishing second. In the final, he ran a great race again in finishing third and a bronze medal in another fine time of 49.93s.

Competing in the Cheltenham Harriers open meeting on July 5th, Zac broke the U13 Boys 75m Hurdles club record for the sixth time this year, in a time of 12.5secs. This now ranks him 9th in the UK this year.

Following his success at the West Midlands schools championships the previous weekend, Josh represented the area in the annual intercounties schools competition at Alexander stadium on Saturday, June 16thand again won  the U17 400m in a new club record time of 50.11s, beating other athletes with faster times this year.  This win and performance should ensure his selection for the English Schools championships next month.