Athletics

Bongart takes gold in Gateshead

By Brian Sacks, June 16, 2014

James Bongart maintained top form with gold at the British Athletics League meeting in Gateshead.

Having recently taken the Essex under-20 title, Bongart, 17, showed that he is one of the country’s top young field event athletes with a personal best throw of 54.15m in the javelin.

The performance saw the Woodford Green and Essex competitor climb to 15th in the UK under-20 rankings.

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Gold again for Edwards

By Brian Sacks, June 6, 2014

Ellie Edwards, 17, showed sparkling form to take the Greater Manchester under-20 200m title in Macclesfield.

The Maccabiah Junior gold medallist broke the tape in a personal best time of 25.69.

A delighted Edwards said: "This is the best I have felt in three years in terms of my fitness. If I stay injury free I can have a great season."

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Teenagers sparkle on county duty

By Brian Sacks, May 30, 2014

James Bongart, George Grant and Jessica Hurley produced top-class performances to lift county titles in their specialist events.

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Hurleys hit top form

May 16, 2014

Jessica Hurley, 14, sliced almost a second off her own Shaftesbury Barnet under-15 300m record with a clear victory in 42.23 in the Herts County Open in Stevenage.

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Double delight for Barnett

By Brian Sacks, May 1, 2014

Anna Barnett recorded personal bests in two events at the Southern League Division One meet in Bromley, three days before her 15th birthday.

Barnett registered throws of 29.46m in the discus and 23.54m in the 4kg hammer, placing her high in the national under-17 rankings in both events.

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Solomon secures Commonwealth Games berth

By Brian Sacks, April 24, 2014

Olympic finalist Steve Solomon, 20, secured his place at the Commonwealth Games by winning the Australian 400m title in Melbourne.

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Goodman romps to Inter-Counties success

By Brian Sacks, March 13, 2014

Richard Goodman described his victory at the Inter-Counties Senior Cross County Championship as his best yet — and says there is more to come.

Punching the air and roaring in triumph, Goodman charged through the finish line to take the title at Cofton Park in Birmingham.

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Goodman settles for second best

By Brian Sacks, February 28, 2014

Richard Goodman produced another outstanding performance by placing second in the English National Cross Country Championships at Wollaton Park, Nottingham.

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The world’s your oyster, Richard

By Danny Caro, February 7, 2014

Many of the world’s finest athletes have overcome barriers on their way to the top. After all, dealing with knock-backs, failure and rejection are character-building and although it may not feel like it at the time, one is all the better for it. Mental toughness is just important, if not even more important, than physical toughness.

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Goodman romps to BUCS victory

By Brian Sacks, February 7, 2014

Richard Goodman maintained his excellent start to the year by securing an emphatic win in the British Universities Cross Country Championships in Stirling.

He finished 22 seconds clear of long-time rival Jonathan Hay and he also led the St Mary’s University College Team, Twickenham, to victory.

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