The Summer season 2013 has now come to an end for Banchory Stonehaven athletes, and for one athlete in particular, it was a very successful end too – 14 year old Alisha Rees from Torphins competed for the first time in the U15 English Championships in Bedford on August 31.
She competed in both the 100m and 200m, running her fastest time ever in both events, 11.92 in the 100m and 24.64 in the 200m, beating the fastest girls in Britain this year in the U15 age group. She was one of many athletes however to find that the wind speed denied her a ‘legal’ PB which in Alisha’s case would have taken her to the top of the UK rankings and earned her a National 100m record, so that was a bit of bad luck! Kelsey Stewart, competed in the U17 Championship, and came second in the 300m with a time of 39.24, the race won by the talented Cheriece Hilton, Blackheath and Bromley, 37.91. Whilst Alisha and Kelsey were down in Bedford, their clubmates were closer to home competing in the final Petrofac League event of the season at Aberdeen Sports Village.
The Club had eight age group teams competing in the final, from U12 girls to Senior men, and on this occasion it was the U12 girls who were the most successful, winning their age group event .
A spokesperson for the club said: “Well done to Eva Sneddon, Kate Hare, Louise Carmichael and Charlie Webster. The U16 boys came a very close second in their competition, and the U18 women 3ends, all athletes should be congratulated for their dedication to training over the summer and their willingness to compete, not only those selected for the finals in Aberdeen, but also those who have competed in the qualifying competitions leading up to the final. Everyone will have a short break before the start of the cross country season and indoor winter training.’’
The annual AGM and ceilidh with the presentation of awards from the Club Championships on Saturday, October 5 at Finzean Hall.