Ore Adamson became England Under 15 girls long jump champion at Bedford International Athletics Stadium over the August bank holiday weekend. Adamson won the title with a best leap of 5.66m which equals her own Herne Hill Harriers outdoor club U15G record set last year, albeit she has jumped 5.69m indoors earlier in 2016. Adamson has been almost unbeatable in her age group this season and her winning margin at Bedford on Sunday was a huge 22cm. Adamson was English Schools long jump champion in 2015 and is now jumping further than Harriers star Olympian Jade Johnson was at the same age, so she has a promising future in the event.
Also in Bedford Maisie Collis broke the Herne Hill under 13 girls club 1500m record racing in the England under 15 girls championship as the youngest competitor at the age of 12. Qualifying for the final placing third in her heat, Collis clocked 4.47.86, an improvement by a few tenths of a second on her previous PB and record and would appear to also be another bright prospect at the club.
One who is already excelling at national level in the senior ranks at the age of 22 is Katie Snowden. Snowden is in the top 10 UK female 800m runners in 2016, but last week in a Watford open meeting it was over the 1500m distance in which she broke her own club women’s record. Snowden’s 4.13.06 was over 1.7 seconds faster that her previous PB and this performance elevates her to sixth on the all time list of fastest Surrey female 1500m runners in addition to her being fourth fastest ever at 800m. Snowden’s race at Watford was a good positive way to finish her 2016 season with high hopes for 2017.