Bruck on road to recovery

By Brian Sacks, March 13, 2015

Barnet and District veteran Roger Bruck struck gold in the 200m (34.63) and silver in the 60m (10.13) at the British Masters Indoor Athletics Championships in Lee Valley.

It was a remarkable return to competition for Bruck, still badly bruised from a fall four weeks previously which had resulted in a night in hospital suffering from concussion.


Goodman runs out of luck

By Brian Sacks, March 10, 2015

Richard Goodman placed 31st out of the 2005 finishers in the Senior Men’s English Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill, recording 41:20 for the hilly and muddy 12km course.


Euro bronze for Knyazyeva-Minenko

By Simon Griver, March 9, 2015

Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko became the first-ever Israeli woman to win a major European track and field medal when she won the triple jump bronze at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Prague.


Dowson scales new heights

By Brian Sacks, February 23, 2015

Harrow AC pole vault specialist Sophie Dowson added a giant 16cm to her lifetime best by scaling 3.52m for victory at the Brunel Jumps and Throws Festival.

Dowson is now third in the UK under-17 rankings for this year, and her mark was beaten by only five girls in the age group throughout 2014.


Red-hot Radus maintains winning formula

By Brian Sacks, February 13, 2015

Lia Radus registered her second successive under-13 victory in the Metropolitan Cross Country League at Wormwood Scrubs.

There was also double delight for her younger sister, and Shaftesbury Barnet club-mate, Maayan Radus, who was fastest girl in the U11 race.


Goodman runs out of luck

By Brian Sacks, February 6, 2015

Richard Goodman expressed his satisfaction with his fourth place finish at the British Universities Cross Country Championships in Brighton.

Staying with the leading group until the last 500m, Goodman finished 12 seconds behind winner Jonathan Hay. Goodman won the event last year, with Hay in second place.


Radus sisters top of the class again

By Brian Sacks, January 23, 2015

Sisters Maayan Radus and Lia Radus maintained excellent form with victory at the Metropolitan Cross Country League at Horsenden Hill, Perivale.

Competing in a combined race, Maayan beat all but one of the male entrants to win the under-11 crown, with Lia breaking the tape in the U13 race.


Athletes make big strides

By Brian Sacks, January 5, 2015

It was a year of solid progress for most of the community’s established young athletes, writes Brian Sacks.

James Bongart (javelin), Jessica Hurley (300m) and Ellie Edwards (200m) all won county titles in their age groups.


Fabulous four can take a bow

By Brian Sacks, January 5, 2015

Young talent was in such plentiful evidence this year that four athletes have been chosen to receive the 2014 Daniel Sacks Award for Outstanding Young Athletic Achievement. The winners are sprinter Eden Davis, middle-distance runner Lia Radus and pole vaulters Sophie Dowson and George Grant.


Goodman happy with comeback run

By Brian Sacks, November 24, 2014

Richard Goodman was in philosophical mood after returning to top-flight international competition in Burgos, Spain.

Lining up as part of a four-strong England team at the Atapuerca International cross country race, Goodman, a student at St Mary’s Twickenham, completed the 10km course in 32nd position in 30:07, placing inside the top quarter of the field.