Midland League, 27/5/12

There was a sprint double for Richard Tremblen as Cheltenham Harriers moved up to second place in the Midland League by finishing third in their division one fixture at Wolverhampton. Tremblen won the 200m in an impressive 22.2 seconds before lowering his 100m personal best to 11.0 for another victory. There was also a victory in a personal best time for Jamie Horder as he won the 400m hurdles A race in 54.9. Neil Crossley and Ian Barough ensured the Harriers gained maximum points in the javelin as they won the A and B events with 65.58m and 42.54m respectively. Annabel Sherry and Millie Wood also completed a double in the shot with Sherry putting 12.60m to win the A event and Wood winning the B competition with 10.48m. Sherry also placed second in the A discus with 31.94m with Wood winning the B contest with 31.38. The men’s high jump also brought good points as Ashley Barker took second in the A event with 1.85m, a height matched by Rupert Dickinson who equalled his personal best to win the B event.

The field events also brought third place finishes for Sean Penny with 41.23m in the hammer and for Jess Collins with a height of 2.00m in the pole vault. On the track the women’s 100m hurdles produced good points as Emily Pascoe took second place in the A race in a pb to 15.3 seconds whilst Frankie Courtney won the B race with a 16.0 clocking. Courtney had earlier taken second place with a time of 67.4 in the 400m hurdles whilst further hurdles success came as Russell Whiting took second in the 110m hurdles A race in 18.9. The 3000m steeplechase also brought good points as debutant Andrew van Kints finished second in 10:26.4 and Tommaso Migliuolo was the leading B runner in 11:55.9. Lizzie Sandham ran well in the 800m A race to finish second in a personal best of 2:24.7 whilst Hannah Foward impressed with a 59.4 clocking for third in the 400m A race. In the 1500m youngster Matt Parr ran a mature race on his senior debut as he finished third A runner in a new pb of 4:11.8.

Veteran Michael Gardiner opened his season in style as he moved to the top of the UK over 40 rankings with times of 22.8 in the 200m and 50.8 in the 400m. Yesper Adams also had a good day in the sprints with pbs of 11.6 in the 100m and 51.7 in the 400m whilst Megan Bishop set a pb of 26.4 in the 200m. There were also pbs for Carsten Adams with 2:02.0 in the 800m and Jo Wilkie with 11:43.2 in the 3000m.

For further Harriers performances see the full results. For team standings see the league table