Gloucestershire County Championships Day Two - 14/5/22

18 May 2022

25 Golds, 111 Silvers and 7 Bronzes won on day two of the Gloucestershire County Championships! This makes the total Harriers tally over the two days an incredible 58 Golds, 25 Silvers and 16 Bronzes plus an extra bronze was won by Scarlett Eagland over 1500m at the Worcestershire County Championships. 

For the youngest Harriers day two of the Championships was all about the 80m and 600m races. Sophie Gaskell had an impressive day winning 80m gold in 12.0 (PB) and 600m silver in 2:13.0. There were silvers for Bertie Brooks running 12.3 (PB) in the 80m and George Phillimore with a run of 2:00.4 in the 600m. Phillimore also ran 12.8 over 80m, the exact same time as his teammate, Sam Unsworth. Unsworth finished the 600m in 2:05.5. Three other Harriers completed an 80m/600m double, Evan Lawler ran 12.9 and 2:18.1, Vinnie Folks ran 13.4 and 2:24.6 and Lucas Oliveria finished in 15.3 and 2:15.8.

The quickest 600m runner of the day was U13 Ivy Wightman who stormed ahead of the field to run under 2 minutes for the first time, winning gold in 1:58.3.

The sprint events produced some of the highlights of the event for the Harriers with U15 Elinor Farrier and U20 Sam Howell running to two brilliant sprint doubles over 100 and 200m. Farrier ran 13.2 in the 100m and 27.2 in the 200m, just shy of her PB in both events, while Howell clocked 11.2 in the 100m and ran a 200m PB of 22.2. Managing to medal in both events is no easy feat and so it was amazing to see two more Harriers double in both events. Alastair Klemz won double U20 silver running 11.4 (PB) in the 100m and 23.4 in the 200m and U17 Lily Marchant won double bronzes with 13.1 in the 100m and 26.9 in the 200m. U17 Ralph Nicklin was just 0.03 slower than his PB when he ran 12.1 for 100m gold. Megan Amey won U13 100m silver in a PB of 13.9, Brendon Chirisah won SM 100m silver in a brilliant PB of 11.1 and Rebecca Hoadley looked in fantastic form on her way to SW 200m silver in 26.9 (PB). Three sprint bronzes were won by U15 Charlie Phillimore in an 100m PB of 13.5, U20 Sulaiman Ouiles in an 100m PB of 12.6 and U13 Amber Tandy over 200m also in a PB of 29.5. Tandy had a successful day as the medal added to her 100m PB of 14.1 run earlier on. It’s not all about the medals though, there were plenty more strong performances. U15 Charlotte Smith competed in the 100m and 200m, amazingly Smith ran exactly 14.0 in both the heats and final of the 100m, and then ran 30.2 in the 200m. Fellow U15s Izzy Cook and Esme Rolfe ran 13.7 (PB) and 14.0 (PB) over 100m and 29.1 and 28.9 (PB) over 200m. U13 Lottie Cook and U17 Alana Hazell managed double PBs with Cook running 14.3 and 31.1 and Hazell finishing in 14.2 and 29.1.

The only other track event of the day was the 1500m which saw 4 golds, 2 silvers and 1 bronze for the club. In the U13 race Teddy Spurr and Olivia Avery secured a Harriers gold sweep. Spurr was impressive in his 1500m debut running 5:02.1 and Avery knocked a massive 26 seconds off her PB running 5:13.5. A very close race saw Evie Avery finish in 4th just 3 seconds behind in a PB of 5:13.5. Oliver Wilson won U13B silver in 5:19.6 (PB) and Martha Marsden finished in 5:29.9 (PB). U15s Dominic Martin and Sam Wilson always enjoy a close battle and it was no different this time around. Martin managed to hold off his teammate and rival running 4:29.9 (PB) for gold and Wilson running 4:32.9 (PB) for silver. Freddie Coombe secured an impressive Harriers 1-2-3 with a PB of 4:48.7. Tom Wightman ran well to finish in 4:53.4 (PB) 33 seconds quicker than his previous best. U17 Bexley Turbard won gold in 4:40.3 on his 1500m debut. 

The final track medal of the event for the Harriers was won by a superb U13G 4x100m team who finished in 59.9.

After jumping a wind assisted long jump PB at last weekends YDL it was incredibly impressive to see Isobel Burfitt equal the jump, giving her a big legal PB of 4.55 and U17 gold. Rosie Wood also jumped well to win silver with a best of 4.06. 

11 Harriers competed in the days throwing events and unbelievably all 11 won a medal! In the shot put there were golds for Mike Curneen (SM) in 8.75, Sulaiman Ouiles (U20) in a PB go 8.61, Annabel Moloney (SW) with a best of 11.33, Ruth Bird (F55) with a throw of 8.22, Linsey Hutchins (F45) in 6.49, Alana Hazell (U17) who threw a PB of 10.67 and Megan Amey (U13) who also threw a PB of 6.48. Esme Rolfe won U15 bronze with a PB of 6.93. Bird and Hutchins added Hammer gold to their haul as well with bests of 33.00 and 19.76 respectively. Skyla Turbard won U15 hammer gold adding 1.38 to her previous best with a performance of 25.42. Gavin Higgins secured F34 M35 Club Throw and Javelin golds with a club throw PB of 5.83 and a javelin best of 3.08.




Sophie Gaskell U11 80m

Bertie Brookes U11 80m

Charlie Phillimore U15 100m

Ralph Nicklin U17 100m

Megan Amey U13 100m

Lily Marchant U17 100m + 200m

Sam Howell U20 100m + 200m

Alastair Klemz U20 100m + 200m

Sulaiman Ouiles U20 100m

Elinor Farrier U15 100m + 200m

Brendon Chirisah SM 100m

Amber Tandy U13 200m

Ivy Wightman U13 600m

George Phillimore U11 600m

Freddie Coombe U15 1500m

Teddy Spurr U13 1500m

Rebecca Hoadley SW 200m

Esme Rolfe U15 SP

Olivia Avery U13 1500m

Oliver Wilson U13 1500m

Dominic Martin U15 1500m

Sam Wilson U15 1500m

Bexley Turbard U17 1500m

Sophie Gaskell U11 600m

Isobel Burfitt U17 LJ

Rosie Wood U17 LJ

Mike Curneen SM SP


Sulaiman Ouiles U20 SP

Annabel Moloney SW SP 

Ruth Bird F55 SP + Hammer

Linsey Hutchins F45 SP + Hammer

Alana Hazell U17 SP

Megan Amey U13 SP

Gavin Higgins M35 CT + Javelin

Skyla Turbard U15 Hammer

Alfie Wood U20 LJ