Over the past few weeks, track and field action restarted indoors at Lee Valley. Last weekend was the London Indoor Games. No mud, no wind, no rain, just a cacophony of noise from the stands as rapid-fire 60m racers hurtled across the line, up the banking and into the foam wall. There was a café and WiFi. And comfy chairs for the officials with unlimited chocolate biscuits. It’s about as different from cross-country as you can get.
One of those racers was our own Idriss Mohammed-Mariche, pictured, in his first competition of the season, gaining a PB of 8’80 in the U13 60m, and 4.14m in the long jump.
A fortnight earlier, the SEAA U13/U15/U17 Indoor Championships took place at the same venue, where a number of our athletes competed, with several PBs and some promising performances.
- Amani Osman gained a PB of 1.5m in U15G High Jump, and a time of 9’11 in 60m
- Aliyah Osman gained a PB of 68’75 in the 400m U17G
- Monisade Ayodeji achieved 1.5m in the U17G High Jump and 3.80m Long Jump
- Lili Hake competed in her first indoor Long Jump with 3.63m U17G.
- Arthur Shaw gained PBs in U15B 60m with a time of 8’45 and the 60m Hurdles in 9’62.
- Louis Nuthall competed in the U17M High Jump achieving 1.75m – just short of his PB.
- Apologies if I’ve missed anyone out.
Congratulations to all for making a great start to their season!