Run Jump Throw Indoor Track Meet – English Institute of Sport
As the first lashings of Storm Isha started to batter South Yorkshire five Striders headed indoors to Sheffield’s English Institute of Sport for a bit of winter athletics. Athletes had travelled from across the county to run on Sheffield’s superb indoor 200m track As always, races are seeded by predicted time so that everyone competes against runners of roughly similar ability.
Seth Kirby and I were first up, taking on the fifteen laps of the 3000m. Seth set off with good purpose in heat one, finishing 5th in 9.41.78, chopping a good twelve seconds of his 3k time from the end of December. I managed a rather more sedate 10.57.76 to take 4th in heat two. Seth returned later in the day to run 2.22.62 in his 800m heat.
Jed Turner took on his usual 800m/400m double act, clocking 2.24.76 for sixth in his 800m heat and 62.69 for second in the 400m heat – solid running as part of his build-up for the British and European indoor championships.
Kate Scott was also in action in the 400m and 800m, clocking 78 seconds exactly in the 400m and 2.54.91 in the 800m. Kate will shortly be changing age category and looks set to make a big impact on the track amongst the F60’s.
Yasmine Chaffer has been using her Thursday night track sessions to good effect, slowly moving down the race distances. Following on from her outdoor 2 miles race in Barnsley last week she took on the 800m at EIS, winning her heat in 2.49.12.
Fastest times on the day were:
60m – 6.82 – Andrew Morgan (Hull)
200m – 21.5 – Harry Bryan (Harrow)
400m – 46.73 – Lee Thompson (City of Sheffield0
800m – 1.57.63 – Laurence Manley (Macclesfield)
3000m – 9.03.18 – Hugh Mackie (Hallamshire)
|3000m Heat 1
|3000m Heat 2
|800m Heat 4
|800m Heat 7
|400m Heat 13
|400m Heat 15
If anyone fancies trying the indoor track there is one more open meet at EIS on February 3rd – entries via the SportSoft race results page. Entries close on 27th January.