Hastings youngsters shine - and Sophie's a star over obstables

HY Runners juniors shone in the a Sussex Under-13 meeting at Lewes.

Beth Wilson (U13) came 2nd in the Shot Put with a great throw of 5.2m and Ava Morrissy managed 4.29.

Isabella Buchanan finished 2nd in the 1000m A team race in 3:21 with Megan Hopkins-Parry 1st in the B team in 3:22.3.

Sophie Sims was 2nd in the B team 70m hurdles in 19.2 and 3rd in the long jump in 2.92m.

Sophie McGoldrick is an OCR series winner

Antalia Cole leaped 1.32m for first in the A team High Jump with Kitty Morgan 2nd in the B team in 1.05m.

Megan Hopkins-Parry was 2nd in the Girls’ A team discus in 14.30m with Daisy Welch 8.46m in the B team. Olivia Collins measured 10.64m in the girls’ A Team javelin with Layla Harmer 7.84m in the B team.

Antalia Cole was 3rd in the girls’ A team 600m in 1:49.6 with Daisy Welch 1:53.2 in B team.

Olivia Collins was 3rd in girls’ B team 150m in 25.3 with Florence Tewkesbury 5th in the girls’ A team in 23.4.

HY juniors at the U13 meeting

Ryan Englefield was 3rd in the boys’ A team High Jump in 1.10m and 25.2 in the boys’ A team 150m.

Aiden Larkin was 3rd in the boys’ 600m in a new PB of 1:54.1. Jessica Wilson (U11) achieved a great PB in the non-scoring 600m with a time of 2.13.7 and finished 4th in the 75m in 12.7.

Under-11s Henry Sully, Sophie Cornford, Alyssa Cornford, Tera Buckland, Francesca Tarrant and Amelia Skelton competed in non-scoring events.

Elsewhere Ben McCallion raced in a scorching hot Phoenix 10k in 33:38, placing an excellent 7th overall in a top quality field, just three seconds outside his PB in such unforgiving conditions.

Carl Adams competed in the Wendover Woods Night 50k, finishing in 6:53:30.

The HY OCR team travelled to Marston Trussell to compete in Spartan Midlands Super, the final race in the Spartan series, a 10k off-road run with 25 obstacles.

First off were Barry Buchanan and Chris Shipley in the extremely competitive elite men's race. For Barry 3rd place slipped away after he missed the dreaded spear throw, finishing 9th, with Chris in 11th.

Jason Wright, a year after having a hip replacement, competed in the men's age group race securing 3rd on the podium – an amazing achievement and testament to his hard work and dedication to recover from his surgery.

Sophie McGoldrick has been competing in the female 40-44 age group series and this was the final race.

After wins over the half marathon distance at Henley and Wales, she won her age group again and won the series by some margin.

Sophie said: "I've come such a long way since I started obstacle racing just over a year ago. I'm grateful for the support of my fantastic team-mates and Terry Skelton for his coaching. I'm chuffed to bits with this achievement. I get my head down and train hard and it has paid off."

The in-form HY OCR team have earned a place at the Spartan European Championships at Pippingford Park in October.