The club was delighted to have 3 relay teams selected to compete at the London Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 22nd, as part of the Club Connect programme. The teams selected were the U/20 Women, U/17 Men & U/15 Boys.
This was a big event for the club to be involved in, and took place prior to the main event on Day 2. The athletes were allowed to warm up on the track next to the main stadium, which was where the senior athletes were also starting their warm-up.
The U/15 Boys (Aiden, Samuel, Medwin & Merveilles) were the 1st to take the stage and even though the team was changed, which didn't help with the changeovers, they still finished 7th with a season's best: 46.64sec. The U/17 Men (Sikiru, Joba, Tolani & Matthew) ran a really good race to come home in 4th place with another season's best of: 43.26sec. The last team were the U/20 Women (Denesha, Karina, Rebecca & Eloise), they also did well amidst some very good competition to come home with a season's best of: 49.07sec and 6th place.
This is a fantastic experience for the young athletes at the club and it shows how far the club has come in the last year or so. Let's hope for some more invites to next years event.