After a number of pilot events in late July, grassroots track and field athletics has returned with a number of England Athletics licenced open meetings around the UK scheduled for the remainder of the summer.
M&M athletes have been involved in recent meetings in the south east. Last Tuesday (11th August) at Worthing, Harry Osborne recorded a big new personal best over 200m of 22.39 to rank 21st at under 20 in the UK in 2020. The time was a real bonus for Harry as he has missed much of the last couple of seasons with various injuries and niggles. Also in action over 200m was Lucy Hope in the U23 ladies category, setting a seasons best of 26.65.
On Saturday with storms threatened, the action moved to Lee Valley (15th August) and again there was pb success for M&M athletes. Thankfully the rain was only sporadic and it didn’t stop Dylan Purton setting a big new personal best over 200m of 22.66 to rank 14th at under 17 in the UK in 2020. Not to be outdone, Charlotte de la Porte Godden, also an under 17, recorded a big new personal best time of 26.99 over 200m, meanwhile over 800m, Annabel Young set a new pb of 2:28.20.
Sadly those competing on Sunday (16th August) at Lee Valley were not so lucky, with torrential rain early on in the proceedings. Despite the poor conditions, Harry Osborne recorded a good time of 22.63 in the 200m and Lucy Hope shaved her seasons best with new figures of 26.51. In her first outing of the summer, Abi Walters set a new pb of 27.01 in the under 20 ladies 200m”.