Many young athletes put off watching family movies and gorging on Easter eggs for the day and instead spent the day taking part in the U13/U15 pentathlon and open at Lee Valley on Easter Sunday.
Lee Valley U13/U15 Pentathlon and Open 26th March
U13g Funmi Adewole gained 5 PBs in total during the pentathlon, starting with the 60m hurdles 11.61s, then High jump 1:33m, Shot put 4:88m, Long jump 3.67m & 800m 3.12.67s, totalling a PB overall score of 1572 PB.
Theo Adesina was there for the last time as the U15 indoor champion to try to improve his total score to all time number one in the East but unfortunately hurt his back on the High Jump. He started well with a PB in the 60m Hurdles with a time of 8.82s, on his second event he gained another PB in the Long Jump with 6.09m which now places him 1st in the UK. His other result were Shot put 11.96m, High Jump 1.66m & 800m a time of 2.19.0s achieving total score of 2972.
U15b, Daniel Ogutuga was there for his first ever pentathlon and he didn’t let his coach down, coming a very good second to Theo with a total of 5 PBs. He achieved PB in 60m hurdles with a time of 9.86s, PB in Long Jump with 5.59m, PB in 4kgs shot put with 9.61m, PB in 800m with 2.29.0s and total score of 2209 PB.
Gbenga Adewole obtained 4 PBs in the U15b Pentathlon – 60m hurdles 13.57s, Long jump 3.80m, High Jump 1.24m & 800m 2.50.44s, finishing the competition with a score of 698 points another PB.
For the U15G there were 51 entries, we had Sola Taiwo who came a very good 5th with total points of 2536 against some older girls, she had a SB in the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.89s, a PB in shot put with 7.52m and a PB in High Jump with a jump of 1.41m, her other results were Long Jump 4.52m & 800m 2.48.0s.
U15g Claudia Lane-Gardner also achieved 5 PBs in the Pentathlon running the 60m hurdles in 13.40s, High jump 1.23m, Shot put 6.06m, Long jump 3.20m & running the 800m in 3.00.90s, totally a pent score of 1331 PB.
U15g Ruby Bridger came 13th overall with total points of 2378 which is a PB, she also jumped a PB in High Jump with a jump of 1.38m and also ran a PB in 800m in a time of 2.51.0s, her other results were 60m hurdles with a time of 9.87s, Long Jump 4.02m and shot put throw of 8.00m.
Under 15g,Tia Vickers also gained 4 PBs on the day, starting with the 60m hurdles 13.44s, High Jump 1.23m, Shot put 5.05m & finally the 800m in a time of 3.19.99s, achieving a total Pent score of 1096 PB.
New girl u15 Leisha Hunt, took part in her first pentathlon ousting for Thurrock Harriers came 16th with total PB points of 2340, she also PB in 60m hurdles with a time of 10.54s, PB in shot put of 8.00m, gained a SB in High Jump with a jump of 1.29m, her other results were Long Jump 4.44m and ran the 800m in 2.45.0s.
Also in the 200m U15g Open Katie Wildish obtained a PB with a time of 30.4s.
For many young athletes this was their first time in competition and all at Thurrock harriers are very proud of them and their achievements.