Gold for NAC Athletes at EA U15 & U17 Championships 2019

This weekend saw NAC’s athletes compete in Bedford for the Kukri England Athletics U15 & U17 Championships 2019. 

The events kicked off on Saturday 31st August with NAC’s Chris Dyrmishi and 2nd claim athlete Alfie Williams (West Norfolk AC) in the U17M Shot. Although Chris opened his series with two no throws, both he and Alfie battled through to the final 8. Chris threw a PB of 16.97m to claim his third National Title this season & extend his lead at the UK no1 spot: a phenomenal achievement. Alfie was just knocked off the podium in the last round of throws, finishing with 14.65m for a respectable 4th place.

Chris in action in the Shot. Photo courtesy of Melissa Gresswell @lissphotography
Chris Dyrmishi claiming his 3rd National Title for 2019

Read the England Athletics Day 1 Round up here:

The second day of action saw more NAC athletes in competition. 

The first event of the day saw Shanice Ighalo compete in the U15G Long Jump, one of the youngest competitors in the field. A tough competition saw Shanice jump 5.10m for a 5th place finish in her pool just missing out on a place in the final 8. 

Shanice Ighalo following her U15G Long Jump

Continuing in the field, Lily Carlaw competed in her first event of the day, the U15G shot. Lily held on to the lead in the event right through to the 4th round with Cleo Ageypong (Cambridge Harriers) taking the lead with a PB of 13.59m. Lily responded with 13.33m for an outdoor PB to finish the event with a silver medal.

Silver in the U15G Shot with an outdoor PB of 13.33m

Over on the Track, Amelia Tutt’s 3rd place finish in her heat in the U17W 80M Hurdles was sufficient to qualify for the event semi-finals. Amelia’s 11.94s placed her a respectable 6th in the semi-final race. 

Elsewhere on the track, NAC 2nd claim athlete Archie Parkinson (Corby AC) competed in the U17M 3000m final. Archie claimed the silver medal with a PB of 8:38.36m to conclude an outstanding season.

Back to the field and another member of the Tutt household was in action, Josh Tutt competing in the U15B Shot. Josh qualified for the final 8 with a best throw of 13.63m in a quality field. 

The final event of the day was the U15G Discus with Lily Carlaw in her second discipline of the day. Lily lead the field from the start with her opening throw of 34.45m. Lily went on the break her own PB twice, with a second throw of 38.01m, and again in the 5th round with a PB of 39.06m to claim her 2nd National Title this season. Lily still holds the U15G UK No 1 spot in both Shot and Discus as the season draws to a conclusion.

Lily colleting her 2nd National Title for 2019

Read the England Athletics Day 2 Round up here:

A great weekend for our athletes and coaches.

A special mention to our Shot and Discus coach Stuart Carlaw who’s throws athletes have had a phenomenal 2019 season collectively claiming 9 National Titles and 13 National Medals, as well as 3 GB Vests and 3 England Vests.

We are excited to see what lies in store for our Athletes for the 2020 Season. 

Full results from the weekends championships can be found here:

Coverage from the event can be found on Vinco here: