Arkell and Weir shine at SLAN meeting – South London News


Freddie Arkell and Ellen Weir have been the star turns as greater than 50 Hercules Wimbledon Athletic Club rivals have been in motion at the SLAN meeting.

Arkell, who goes to St Cecilia’s School, Southfields, posted a powerful 400m victory on his debut over the space. He crossed the road in 51.25 seconds, the second quickest by a UK U17 this summer time.

Arkell’s slender one-lap victory got here only a week after two lifetime bests at an open meeting at Lee Valley, North London. He received his 100m race in 10.94, with the assistance of a sizeable 3.3 metres per second following wind, to dip inside 11 seconds for the primary time. He then strode to victory in his 200m race in 22 seconds, additionally the quickest time by a UK U17 this summer time.

Weir posted the quickest girls’s time for 3,000 metres at Coulsdon to cut greater than 20 seconds off her PB as she clocked 9:50.16. It ranks her fourth UK U20 over the space this summer time.

Georgie Clarke was prime U20 girl finisher within the 800m in 2:21.53 with Lulu Weisz quickest U17 girl (2:21.80).

Shawn Bell (U15) posted two PBs to win his 150m and 300m races in 19.19 and 40.87 respectively.

Romane McFarlane (U17) additionally bettered his PBs in profitable his 150m and 300m races in 19.31 and 41.47.

Other membership winners have been all-rounder Mark Andrews within the excessive leap, Torin Cox within the 150m and Charlotte Gurney and Ella Smithier within the 300m.

Richard McDowell runs the longest race of his life on Saturday when he competes within the Thames Path 100 miles occasion from Richmond to Oxford – concentrating on the course report of simply over 14 hours.

He warmed-up for the ultra-distance problem by profitable the South Downs Way 50 miles race from Worthing to Eastbourne in 6:02:19, ending greater than 18 minutes forward of the second runner.

Alex Milne headed residence a 256-strong discipline to win the Essex marathon in Saffron Walden in 2:28:00.


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