Junior Endurance success at Dedham
Several Juniors were in action at the weekend at the tough Dedham road courses and Havering Track & Field.
At Dedham 10km, the first Junior home was Theo Gardiner with a top 10 finish and first U17 in a very strong 38:43. Next was Sean Eales with 41:18, and Caleb Lee in his first 10km race with a very fine debut of 43:47. Jake Phillips was going well until calf troubles just over halfway finishing in 47:52.
In the Dedham 3km (actually 2.95km!) we again had a good number of Juniors competing. The race winner was Rohan Dasoar in 10:19 just a day after his 14th birthday, and with pushing likely would have been faster still! Next in 3rd overall and 1st 11-12 was Hayden Preston with 10:45 an improvement of 46 seconds since last year, followed by a huge step up by Alice Begg in 7th overall (2nd girl) and 1st 15-16 with a great time of 11:34. Then came a fine performance by Jemima Garner 13th (3rd girl) and 1st 13-14 in 12:17. Izzie Bueggeln was 23rd in 13:38. A fine run for Simran Dasoar for 27th position and 13:52.
At a wet and windy end-of-season Havering meet, first up was Miles Davis, completing in the 100m and then 200m. Miles ran a great time of 12.5 for the 100m, and followed this up with 25.9 for the 200m. Georgia Banyard was running in her first official 800m and clocked a time of 2:40.0, ending the season well.
The endurance athletes will now turn their attention primarily to the cross-country season and some local road races, but there will also be some indoor meets for the track & field athletes which most will be hosted at Lee Valley.