Chelmsford Athletics Club

Chelmsford Athletics Club News story

Gold for Holly and Johnson at South of England Indoor Championships

13 Jan 2020

Several Chelmsford AC youngsters were in Indoor action over the weekend at Lee Valley, in the South of England U17, U15 & U13 Championships.

Holly Watson ran a superb Heat and Final to take the Gold medal in the U15G 800m – with Gaby Bilbie , as a Year 1 U15 showing true strength to compete in a Heat and Final for the first time to win Bronze (and record a PB) in the same race.

Johnson Alo was only 3cm short of his PB in the Long Jump, as he claimed the U17M Gold medal by 7cm with his last jump.  Also in the Field, Maegan Hopkins won Silver in the U15G Shot.

Darcy Sullivan claimed second place in his U17M 60m Heat, before being eliminated at the Semi Final stage with a fourth place finish (in a PB time).  He then won both his Heat, and Semi-Final in the 200m event, before taking fourth place in the Final.

Oliver Early progressed through to the Final of U17M 60mH, recording a new PB along the way, and taking eighth place in a very strong field.  Harvey Farmer was in action in the Heats of the same event.

Before Xmas, Oliver was in action at the SEAA Indoor Combined Events Championships.  He recorded PB's in Shot, 60m and High Jump!  His overall PB improvement of over 300 points enabled him to secure Gold, and only narrowly missed out on new championship record!