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Summer sports round up 2019

Athletics

Emily (L6F) came fifth in the pole vault with a jump of 3.25m at English Schools’ Athletics, first at SEAA (a south of England competition) with a jump of 3.30m and fourth at Nationals with a jump of 3.21m.

Ella (U6E) came 10th out of 21 in the SG hammer at English Schools’ Athletics.

 

Ella and Zoe (U6D) also went to Canada to play in the festival which runs alongside the U19 Lacrosse World Cup representing England where they came 3rd.

 

Scarlett was also competing at ESAA as an U20 in the 100m, meaning the qualifying standard was harder to achieve than previous years – 12.40 seconds. In her heat she was placed 4th and ran a time of 12.43s meaning she qualified for the final. In the final she ran 12.50s which placed her 7th overall.

 

Marina (11K) also competed in the English Schools' Athletics in the 300m, recording a time one second off her personal best!

 

Annie (8L) and her Reading AC relay team – as one of the fastest eight teams in the country they were invited to compete at the Olympic stadium and won their 4x100 relay and £250 prize money for their club. They are now ranked number 1 in the UK.

Annie was selected to compete for Oxfordshire in long jump, 200m, hurdles and 4x100m relay at the Southern Inter-Counties Meeting in July. Her 4.80m was the longest jump of the competition, she came second in hurdles and the relay team set a county record.

She then entered the South of England Championships, where she won gold in the hurdles to become South of England U13G hurdles champion and took silver in the South of England long jump.

 

 

Equestrian

Tatiane (10K) gave a fantastic display at the  Welsh Home Pony competition in July, achieving an 'immaculate double clear' in the leading pony showjumper of the year.

 

Swimming

Ruby (8J) attended the first ever Adam Peaty Race Clinic in August, an all-day breast stroke training session with Commonwealth and Olympic medallists Adam Peaty, Ed Baxter, Tim Shuttleworth and Rob Norman (gym coach). 

‘The day was split into three x 90 minute training sessions - the first was with Tim Shuttleworth who taught us how to control nerves mentally before a race, he taught us different techniques which I have since put into practice. After that, my next session was in the pool and that was split into two.  The first 45 minutes was with Ed Baxter who taught us how to improve on the pullout. I received personal feedback from Ed and he praised me on my technique. The second part was with Adam Peaty and he focussed on the stroke, it was brilliant. Adam was poolside all the time, watching us closely and giving us tips and feedback. I received personal feedback from him commending me on my strong, narrow kick. It was inspiring being trained by him.’

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